Confused by different Car Servicing Levels?

If your left puzzled by what exactly an "Interim" Car Service is compared to a "Full" Car service, you're not alone. Here we try and break down what we check for and what work we carry out on your car at differing car servicing levels. We'll also look at what checks we perform as part of our "Pre-NCT" test.

service-tableInterimFullPre-NCT
Flush Engine Internally No Yes No
Drain and refill engine oil Yes Yes No
Replace oil filter Yes Yes No
Air filter check Yes Yes No
Fuel / Injection filter check Yes Yes No
Spark Plugs check No Yes No
Visually check spark plug leads No Yes No
Glow Plugs check No Yes No
Fan and auxiliary belts check Yes Yes Yes
Timing belt and tensioners check * Yes Yes No
Battery and connections check Yes Yes Yes
Coolant, brake fluid levels check Yes Yes Yes
Computerised Brake & Suspension Test No No Yes
Brake Fluid Quality check No Yes Yes
Screen Wash Fill check Yes Yes No
Operation of Horn check No Yes Yes
Gear oil check No Yes No
Power / Steering Box check No Yes Yes
Power / Steering Box top-up No Yes No
Diesel Particulate Filter check No Yes No
Tyres including spare check Yes Yes Yes
All Brake pads & discs check Yes Yes No
Brake lines, fuel lines and hoses check No Yes Yes
Steering & suspension joints check No Yes Yes
Shock Absorbers & Springs check No Yes Yes
Mountings & gaiters check No Yes Yes
Wheel Bearings check No Yes Yes
Exhaust check Yes Yes Yes
Underbody check No Yes Yes
Catalytic Converter check No Yes Yes
Operation of lights check Yes Yes Yes
Head light alignment check No No Yes
Windscreen check No Yes Yes
Wiper Blades check Yes Yes Yes
Air Conditioning check No Yes No
Clutch operation check Yes Yes Yes
Handbreak operation & travel check No Yes Yes
Floor mats fitted correctly check No Yes Yes
Seat Locks & Safety Belts check No Yes Yes
Compliant Reg Plates check No Yes Yes
Door catches & hinges check No Yes No
Connect to engine diagnostics Yes Yes Yes
Mini Valet No Yes No
Test drive Yes Yes Yes
Test Report Yes Yes Yes
Stamp service book Yes Yes No