Full & Interim Car Service Checklist

We won’t carry out any extra work without your approval

Formula One Autocentres offer both Full and Interim car services to meet the various needs of motorists.

We recommend that you undertake regular services to ensure your car is functioning as it should. Our Full Service should be completed every 12,000 miles or every 12 months and the Interim Service should be completed every 6,000 miles or every 6 months.

Servicing proactively maintains your car, reducing the risk of a breakdown. Even if it is irregular, servicing can help maintain your car's value so it is important that you keep up to date with your servicing.

All Formula One Autocentres' servicing is carried out by fully trained technicians using only parts that match the quality of the manufacturer's original equipment. We'll stamp your service logbook too, to ensure that your vehicle's service history is maintained.

Looking for a Full or Interim service? Simply contact your closest F1 Autocentre or book your car service online today!

Find out which service is right for you with our simple

What’s included in a car service?

Road Test Interim Full
  • Check steering for pull / vibration / travel
  • Check clutch for slip / judder
  • Check brakes for pull / vibration / travel
Vehicle on floor Interim Full
  • Check exterior lights operation
  • Check seat belts (excluding any child seats if fitted and report)
  • Check wipers condition and operation
  • Check front washer operation, adjust washer jets if required and top up
  • Check rear washer and wiper for condition and operation
  • Check condition and tension of fan / aux. belt where visible
  • Check instrument panel for warning lights and report
  • Check / top up power steering reservoir (if applicable)
Vehicle on ramp Interim Full
  • Check and report Wheel Alignment or Geometry
  • Check steering gaiters, joints and dust covers
  • Check propshaft, suspension joints and grease nipples where fitted
  • Check wheel bearings for excessive play or noise
  • Check inner and outer driveshaft gaiters
  • Check tyres size, condition, tread depth, and fitment included spare
  • Check clutch operation and top up fluid if applicable
  • Check shock absorbers and spring condition (where visible)
  • Check all road wheels for correct balance (including spare)
  • Check and adjust tyre pressures (including spare)
  • Check condition of brake pads and shoes
  • Check condition of brake discs and drums
  • Check condition of wheel cylinders, calipers and adjusters
  • Check handbrake linkages
  • Check exhaust system
  • Check any items reported by customer
Service Tasks Interim Full
  • Replace engine oil and engine oil filter
  • Replace air filter
  • Check coolant level and top up if required
  • Check brake fluid level and top up if required
  • Check anti-freeze strength MIN -20
  • Check 12v battery condition and grease terminals if accessible
  • Lubricate accessible door hinges
  • Lubricate bonnet catch
Scheduled Service Tasks Interim Full
  • Check for timing belt replacement interval and report if due according to mileage or age
  • Check for Pollen Filter replacement interval and report if due according to mileage or age
  • Report if Spark Plugs are due to be changed according to mileage or age
  • Reset vehicle service light where applicable / subject to data and tooling availability
Road Test Interim Full
  • Road test
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Formula One Autocentres are a family owned company providing value, care and service locally for over 50 years

What people are saying about us...

  • Formula One Autocentre Leicester Abbey Lane is my favorite and trusted place to take my car for service, mot and tyres. The staff is always helpful and I was always been served on time. I definitely recommend.

    - M., Leicester - Feb 26, 2024
  • Great service as always, just need to remember to book my MOT as far in advance as possible as it's rather busy these days

    - matthew, Reading - Mar 30, 2024
  • Brilliant service, very helpful and friendly. I always use this garage.

    - Sharon, Kettering - Mar 3, 2024
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