A car service is a preventative measure, which can ensure your vehicle is running safely and smoothly.

The cost of a car service can vary depending on the make and model of the car, and the type of service you wish to book.

A full car service can cost anywhere from £115 to £315 – depending on the size of your car. 

Generally speaking, the bigger the car, the more expensive the service.

Read on and find out how much a car service costs and which factors influence the price of a car service.


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How Much Does a Car Service Cost?

Based on bookings made through BookMyGarage, an interim service can cost £147.29, a full service can cost £187.68, and a major service can cost £261.27 on average.


How Much Will a Car Service Cost Based on Engine Size?

Engine Size Interim Service Full Service Major Service
0 - 1.2 litre engine £116.80 £153.09 £219.65
1.201 - 1.5 litre engine £135.97 £171.51 £234.12
1.501 - 2 litre engine £137.51 £174.21 £237.23
2.001 - 2.4 litre engine £154.54 £195.75 £277.23
2.401 - 3.5 litre engine £159.91 £201.76 £285.89
3.501 litre engine and above £179.05 £229.76 £313.52


Which Towns Are the Least & Most Expensive for Car Servicing?

The following tables display the average costs based on bookings made through BookMyGarage of the top 20 least and most expensive UK towns for car servicing.

The Top 20 Least Expensive Towns for Car Servicing

Interim Service

Aldershot £78.27
Fareham £80.91
Sutton-in-Ashfield £85.20
Halifax £90.23
Bradford £95.26
Manchester £95.30
Wakefield £96.70
Chertsey £96.82
Bognor Regis £97.63
Morecambe £98


Full Service

Bury £112.48
Stoke-on-Trent £116.13
Morecambe £116.95
Keighley £119.43
Brent £120.77
Crewe £124.02
Halifax £124.23
West Bromwich £125.23
Walsall £127.60
Blackpool £128.08


Major Service

Halifax £150
Bury £153.99
West Bromwich £156.72
Fareham £156.91
Birmingham £161.27
Morecambe £162
Stoke-on-Trent £162.07
Aldershot £162.99
Mitcham £163.60
Solihull £163.67


The Top 20 Most Expensive Towns for Car Servicing

Interim Service

Sutton £150.84
Maidenhead £152.15
Bedford £152.17
Bridgend £154
Swindon £156.04
Sittingbourne £159.6
Crawley £162.01
Wokingham £162.05
Orpington £163.77
Perth £182.40


Full Service

Nelson £199.99
Crawley £200.99
Chelmsford £202.40
Orpington £207.20
Harrow £207.57
Maidenhead £208.24
Sittingbourne £211.20
Wokingham £211.36
Stratford-upon-Avon £216
Hemel Hempstead £222.02


Major Service

Salisbury £261.45
Dover £263.46
Paignton £264.12
Wokingham £269.93
Sutton £276.03
Guildford £277.54
Dundee £278.41
Crawley £288.64
Harrow £298.99
Swansea £318.85


How Much Is an Oil Change?

The average cost of a BookMyGarage oil change is £98.29.


Which Factors Influence Average Car Service Prices?

The cost of a service will depend on the make and model of your car, the engine size and the rates that a garage charges.  

It will also depend on the type of service that you choose – interim is the cheapest service and major is the most expensive.  

You could end up paying more for your service depending on your current mileage, where you live, and the nature of any repairs that your vehicle needs.  


If you can't remember the last time you booked a car service, or your next one is due, make sure you compare and save with BookMyGarage.

Drivers can save up to 70% on their car service by comparing deals on our online comparison site and choosing one of the lower-cost options.


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