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How to book a car repair through usave

Find a garage near you who can help you with your vehicle repair, servicing, or MOT needs


Tell us your postcode and car registration

After clicking Get quotes below, you will need to input your postcode and car registration number. This is so that we can find garages near you that are able to repair your make and model of vehicle.


Compare repair quotes

A list of garages and quotes to carry out a repair on your vehicle will be then displayed. You can select what type of work you are looking to be carried out on your car, as well as filter by price, reviews, and the availability of the garage.


Book yourself in

Once you’ve chosen a quote, all that remains is for you to book your car in. We will need some personal details from you, but this is just so that the garage can contact you about your booking!

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Types of car repairs you can book through usave

Full car service
Full car service
Interim car service
Interim car service
MOT & car service
MOT & car service
Brakes replacement
Brakes replacement
Clutch replacement
Clutch replacement
Oil & filter change
Oil & filter change
Vehicle safety check
Vehicle safety check

Working with BookMyGarage, you can book your vehicle in for any of your car repair needs via the usave website. Whether you require an MOT or major repairs, we can help you find a great deal on your car repair quotes.

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Do I need to get my car serviced?

Why it is important to get your car serviced regularly

While it’s not a legal obligation, unlike an MOT, to get your car serviced every year, it’s extremely advisable that you do so. This is especially true if you drive a lot of miles or you have a car that’s over 10 years old.

Getting your car serviced will give you peace of mind that everything inside your vehicle, from your engine to your brakes and suspension, is all working smoothly. Failing to regularly service your car could lead to internal damage that could not only shorten the lifespan of your vehicle, but cause a potentially hazardous situation if it were to break down whilst on the motorway, for example.

A less reliable car with broken parts is more likely to be involved in an accident, which would also shoot up your future car insurance premiums should you make a claim. It’s better to be on the safe side and take your car for regular servicing.

What is involved in a car service?

Unlike an MOT, which is set out and regulated by the DVLA, car servicing will vary depending on the garage you go to, as well as the type of car you’ve got. You will also be asked if you want an interim service, a full service, or a major service, with each offering an extra layer of inspection.


Interim service

In general, an interim car service will involve:

  • Engine oil and filter checks and replacement
  • Checks to lights, tyres, bodywork, and exhaust pipes
  • Brakes, steering, and suspension checks
  • Car fluid and coolant level checks

Full service

A full service will typically include everything an interim service will, plus:

  • Air cleaner replacement
  • Parking brake inspection
  • Wheel inspections
  • Alternator inspection

Major service

A major service is the most comprehensive service, including everything in a full service, plus:

  • Battery testing
  • Spark plug checks and replacement
  • Brake fluid checks and change

Frequently Asked Questions About Car Servicing & Repairs

A car service is a standard, regular check-up of your vehicle that should be done at least once a year. There are three types of car service – an interim service, a full service, and a major service – with all carrying out essential checks of your car’s components, the latter being the most comprehensive check-up.

Your regular car service should not be confused with your MOT, which legally needs to be taken every year. While an MOT carries out vital checks of your car’s roadworthiness, including your tyres, brakes, and windscreen, a car service will be much more thorough.

Again, this will depend on the garage you go to and the condition of your vehicle, but in general:

  • An interim service should take around 1.5 hours
  • A full service should take around 3 hours
  • A major car service can take up to 4 hours

If your car is found to be faulty and in need of extra repairs, then bear in mind that this process could take even longer.

Unlike an MOT, there is no legally-defined amount of time you’re allowed between car services. This will also depend on which type of service you get. But to make sure your vehicle is in tip-top condition, we recommend that you:

  • Get an interim service once every 6 months, or every 6,000 miles.
  • Get a full service once a year, or every 12,000 miles.
  • Get a major service once every two years, or every 24,000 miles.

Once again, this boils down to what type of service you go for, which garage you go to, and how many extra repairs your car might need.

However, you should typically expect to pay around £100 for an interim service, £150 for a full service, or £200+ for a major service.