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INTERIM SERVICE

WHAT IS AN INTERIM CAR SERVICE?

In addition to oil renewal and filter replacement, an interim car service covers several visual system checks from suspension springs to brake pads and discs. It also includes fluid top ups for your power steering reservoir, anti-freeze and washer fluid.

DO I NEED AN INTERIM SERVICE?

Our interim service is recommended for high mileage drivers who want peace of mind between annual services or for those who frequently do short journeys in around town. Many new vehicles will alert you with the type of service that is due. We always recommend referring to your manufacturers handbook or calling one of our centres for guidance.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN INTERIM AND FULL SERVICE?

A full service is a more thorough inspection of your vehicle with a 53-point check that includes replacement air filters, pollen filters, external fuel filter and spark plugs (where required). We recommend a full service every 12 months or 12,000 miles however you should always refer to your manufacturers servicing schedules.

To help decide which of our car servicing options is best for you, use our simple comparison guide below or call your nearest HiQ centre.

*Please note: In-centre servicing inclusions may vary. For more information please contact your local centre.

What's included with our services?

Take a look below for more details on what's included in each of our car care services.

*Certain vehicles use specialist oils, if the manufacturer advises your car needs a premium oil we will advise before commencing any work if any additional costs are involved

**In rare cases certain car makes carry premium priced fuel filters. If this is applicable to your vehicle then we will always advise before commencing the work if there would be an additional cost for your vehicle

***Applies to standard spark plugs. If your vehicle carries long life spark plugs or similar we will advise if there are any additional costs before commencing any work

Item Oil & filter Interim service Full service Major service
Item Oil & filter Interim service Full service Major service
Oil
Renew engine oil* included included included included
Replace oil filter included included included included
Run engine and check for leaks included included included included
Refit sump plug and replace washer if required included included included included
On Level checks
Check vehicle lights included included included
Check vehicle registration plate condition included included included
Fuel cap condition included included
Horn Operation included included included
Dashboard Warning Lights included included
Seat belts Front & rear (inc. lap belt) included included
Windscreen wiper blades checked included included included
Washer Jets included included included
Shock Absorbers included included included
Tyre wear/condition included included included
Lubricate door hinges included included
Under the bonnet
Renew air filter included included
Replace pollen filter included
Check brake fluid levels included included
Top-up washer fluid included included included
Check and top-up power steering resevoir included included included
Check cooling fan operation included included
Check coolant level and concentration % included included included
Top up coolant included included
Visual check of hoses and pipes included included included
Battery check included included included
Replace external fuel filter, diesel only** included
Visual inspection of drive belts included included included
Check timing/cam belt (Interval check only) included included included
Replace spark plugs*** (Petrol Vehicles only) included
Lubricate bonnet latch and hinges included included
Under the vehicle
Check wheel bearings included included
Check steering components included included
Visual brake inspection included included included
Remove wheels and inspect brake drums and shoes included included
Remove wheels and inspect brake pads and discs included included
Check brake system hydraulics included included
Check brake servo included included
Check handbrake operation included included
Inspect exhaust system included included included
Tyre pressures checked and adjusted included included included
Check propshaft/drive shaft, joints and gaiters included included
Check suspension springs included included included
Check shock absorbers included included included
Road Test
Check gearbox operation included included included
Engine noises included included included
Clutch included included included
Exhausts operation included included included
Steering included included included
Final checks
Recheck engine oil levels included included included
Check/adjust wheel nut torque included included
Service book stamped included included included