An interim service is designed for high mileage drivers who are covering 20,000 or more miles per year.These drivers will need to have their car serviced twice a year but will not necessarily need two full services each year.
An interim service is basically an oil change with some additional checks and basic maintenance included, such as checks for worn tyres, faulty lights and leaking hoses.
The garage will also top up your car’s coolant (water), brake and power steering fluid if required.
Different garages include different tasks in an interim service. Some will remove your car’s wheels and check the condition of your brake pads, some won’t. The other will check the condition and tension of your car’s fan, alternator and auxiliary drive belts, but not all will.If you are unsure about what you are getting, ask – any decent garage should be happy to explain what they will do or have done and what the difference is to a full service.