Car Servicing - What's Included

Our car services are up to 40% cheaper than main dealer services when you book online, and are generally just as comprehensive - if not more!

The three levels of service are designed to meet the needs of cars no matter their age, condition or history, and all our work is protected by our Quality and Price Guarantee for your peace of mind.

Service checklist

Interim

6,000 Miles 6 Months

Full

12,000 Miles 12 Months

Major

24,000 Miles 24 Months

Points checked

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Check for body damage
 
 
 
Check for wheels and trims for damage
 
 
 
Check operation of brakes for judder/pulling and noise
 
 
 
Check steering controls and column for wear/movement
 
 
 
Drain engine oil and refill with correct grade, type and quantity
 
 
 
Replace oil filter
 
 
 
Replace sump plug seal or report sump plug replacement if integral
 
 
 
Check for excessive oil leaks
 
 
 
Check for timing belt (cambelt) replacement interval and report if replacement due according to mileage or age
 
 
 
Check radiator condition, security and report any leaks
 
 
 
Check coolant/radiator cap seals
 
 
 
Check coolant hoses for leaks, condition and security
 
 
 
Check electric cooling fan for operation where applicable
 
 
 
Check condition and tension of fan and alternator belt. Adjust or report on condition
 
 
 
Check condition and adjust auxiliary drive belts if required (excluding cambelt)
 
 
 
Replace air filter and clean out housing
 
 
 
Report if spark plugs need changing according to mileage (additional charge for the supply of plugs & fitment)
 
 
 
Check and record antifreeze strength and min temp
 
 
 
Top up coolant as required
 
 
 
Check condition and security of undertray
 
 
 
Check fuel cap seal condition
 
 
 
Check visual condition of fuel lines
 
 
 
Check fuel filter replacement interval and report if due
 
 
 
Check for correct clutch operation
 
 
 
Check and top up clutch fluid (if applicable)
 
 
 
Check for correct gearbox operation
 
 
 
Check drive shaft gaiters for security and report leaks
 
 
 
Grease prop/shaft (if applicable)
 
 
 
Check and top up gearbox fluid where applicable and not sealed
 
 
 
Check and top up transfer box and differential oils (if applicable)
 
 
 
Check brake pads for wear or damage
 
 
 
Check brake calipers for leaks and security
 
 
 
Check foot brake shoes for wear or damage - clean and adjust if required (where applicable)
 
 
 
Inspect operation of wheel cylinders and report any leaks
 
 
 
Visually check brake hydraulic system, pipes and hoses for any leaks, chafing and corrosion
 
 
 
Check security of handbrake linkages and travel. Lubricate and adjust if required
 
 
 
Check security of handbrake linkages and travel. Lubricate and adjust if required
 
 
 
Check brake discs and drums for wear, cracks, corrosion and scoring or pitting (excluding internal drums)
 
 
 
Check brake fluid level and top up if required
 
 
 
Check brake servo operation
 
 
 
Carry out brake fluid boil test and record readings
 
 
 
Replace brake fluid and bleed system
 
 
 
Check/top up power steering reservoir (where applicable)
 
 
 
Check steering and suspension components for wear and corrosion
 
 
 
Check steering rack gaiters condition
 
 
 
Check wheel bearings for excessive play or noise
 
 
 
Visually check power steering system, pipes and hoses for leaks, chafing and corrosion
 
 
 
Check steering and suspension components for wear and corrosion
 
 
 
Check steering rack gaiters condition
 
 
 
Check wheel bearings for excessive play or noise
 
 
 
Visually check power steering system, pipes and hoses for leaks, chafing and corrosion
 
 
 
Carry out shock absorber (bounce test) and report any serious leaks
 
 
 
Grease steering and suspension (where applicable)
 
 
 
Inspect exhaust system (inc catalyst if fitted) for leaks, security and noise
 
 
 
Visual check for exhaust smoke
 
 
 
Check operation of exterior lights
 
 
 
Check horn
 
 
 
Check diesel heater plug indicator operation where fitted
 
 
 
Lubricate battery terminals
 
 
 
Check battery, security and condition and print results
 
 
 
Top up battery (non-sealed units only)
 
 
 
Visual inspection of HT (high tension) leads
 
 
 
Test alternator charging rate - check security
 
 
 
Remove road wheels and check condition of hub faces
 
 
 
Check tyre size and tyre fitted according to side wall insdivuctions
 
 
 
Check tyre condition and tread depth (including spare)
 
 
 
Check and adjust tyre pressures (including spare) If no spare, record sealant canister expiry date
 
 
 
Set wheel nut torque to manufacturers settings
 
 
 
Check wheels for correct balance (including spare if applicable)
 
 
 
Check windscreen wiper condition and operation
 
 
 
Check screen washer operation, align jets if required
 
 
 
Check rear wiper condition/operation (if fitted)
 
 
 
Top up screen washer bottles
 
 
 
Check windscreen for chips and cracks
 
 
 
Check mirror condition - interior and exterior
 
 
 
Check number plate condition
 
 
 
Advise if cabin filter is required according to age/mileage recommendations and last change
 
 
 
Replace cabin filter and clean out housing
 
 
 
Check dash warning lights
 
 
 
Check seatbelts - front and rear including lap belt
 
 
 
Check operation of all external door locks
 
 
 
Lubricate accessible door hinges (widiv white grease)
 
 
 
Reset vehicle service light where applicable (subject to data and tooling availability)
 
 
 
Lubricate bonnet catch
 
 
 
Stamp service book (indicating a Halfords Autocendive Menu Service has been carried out)
 
 
 
Connect diagnostic for hybrid health check (report live data)
 
 
 
Check windscreen wiper condition and operation
 
 
 
Check condition of charging port and charging cable
 
 
 
Visually check high voltage cables and connections for damage
 
 
 
Report if inverter coolant is due
 
 
 
Rotate road wheels to check for brake binding
 
 
 
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