Good Garage Scheme - Proof of a job well doneInterim Service

Looking for a local garage you can trust for a interim car service?

As a Good Garage Scheme member I will provide customers with a checklist detailing what has been carried out on a interim service.

The actual checklist can be viewed here, I have also provided a bullet list of all the items checked/done for a interim service below:-

Note that any item below which is strike through is only available as part of the standard service and not the interim service.


  • 1. Check vehicle history
  • 2. Check timing belt replacement interval
  • 3. Check for damage to bodywork, lamps, trims and oil level.
  • 4. Fit protective covers.
  • 5. Check condition and operation of all seat belts.
  • 6. Check operation of all interior and exterior lights
  • 7. Check operation of ABS and air bag warning lights.
  • 8. Check air conditioning operation including bad odour.
  • 9. Check windscreen washers and wipers
  • 10. Check horn
  • 11. Check operation of suspension dampers.
  • 12. Lubricate all door hinges, locks and bonnet catch.
  • 13. Apply treatments to remove internal contamination.
  • 14. Check fuel cap.


  • 15. Check cooling system including fan operation
  • 16. Check and record Anti-Freeze protection
  • 17. Check and record break fluid condition.
  • 18. Check all auxiliary drive belts (Not timing belt).
  • 19. Check engine breather system.
  • 20. Check vacuum pipes.
  • 21. Check power steering operation and fluid condition.
  • 22. Check throttle body, clean if necessary.
  • 23. Check battery level and lubricate terminals.
  • 24. Check and top up all under bonnet fluid levels.
  • 25. Replace air filter (where applicable).
  • 26. Replace spark plugs (where applicable).
  • 27. Replace fuel filter (where applicable).
  • 28. Replace pollen filter (where applicable).


  • 29. Change oil, filter and fit new sump plug washer.
  • 30. Check fuel lines and brake pipes.
  • 31. Check the condition and security of the exhaust.
  • 32. Check and top up axle and transfer box oil levels.
  • 33. Check and top up gearbox oil level.
  • 34. Check all steering and suspension joints, mountings and gaiters.
  • 35. Carry out tyre report.
  • 36. Check all wheel bearings for excessive 'play' and noise (adjust).
  • 37. Check CV gaiters and joints for wear or splits.
  • 38. Check clutch cable/cylinder (where applicable).
  • 39. Grease all greasing points (where applicable).
  • 40. Check operation and condition of front brakes.
  • 41. Check operation and condition of rear brakes (inc. handbrake).
  • 42. Carry out brake report.


  • 43. Refill engine with specified grade oil.
  • 44. Torque wheel nuts/studs.


  • 45. Road test vehicle and report any findings.
  • 46. Re-check engine oil level (where applicable).
  • 47. Carry out emission report (where applicable).
  • 48. Reset service interval indicator (where applicable).
  • 49. Ensure all upholstery, gear lever, steering wheel etc. are clean.
  • 50. Stamp service book(s).