Servicing & MOTs - call Southampton 02380 706 848, Northampton 01604 805 889 or Chertsey 01932 809385

Car Servicing - Silver, Gold, Platinum - What is Included

Our three levels of service are designed to meet the needs of cars regardless the vehicle age, condition or history, and all our work is comes with 12 months or 12,000 miles guarantee for the parts (3 months for the labour element).

Great Offers on Car Servicing, MOTs & Service Plans

We are now offering Car Servicing from only £89.99, an Oil and Filter change for £49.99 and a combined MOT/Oil and Filter change for only £79.99 and Service Plans from just £13.99 per month*. All of our offers currently include a free vehicle healthcheck!

Please note that all offers are subject to our Service Centre Terms & Conditions (printed copy available upon request).

Help & Advice

If you have any questions about your car services, MOTs or any of our offers, please call the Imperial Car Service Centre: 023 8070 6848

Imperial Car Service Packages - Great Value!

  • 12 months/12000 mile parts guarantee*
  • Collection and delivery available
  • Mercedes-Benz A class courtesy cars (subject to availability/admin charge)
  • While you wait appointments for service, MOT and diagnostics
  • No additional work carried out without prior approval
  • All service work does not affect any manufacturer’s warranty*
  • Save up to 40% on main dealer prices*
  • Comfortable reception area with free coffee and tea

*Service Centre Terms & Conditions apply to all offers

Servicing Checklist

6 mths
6,000 miles
12 mths
12,000 miles
24 mths
24,000 miles


Drain engine oil and refill. Special or synthetic oils are subject to additional charge.
Replace oil filter.
Check for general oil leaks and report any serious leaks.
Check for timing belt (cambelt) replacement interval and report if replacement due according to mileage or age.
Check radiator condition and report any leaks.
Check condition of radiator cap.
Check coolant hoses for leaks and condition, check securing clips for tightness and report on condition.
Check and record antifreeze strength and minimum temperature and top up coolant as required.
Visually inspect expansion bottle and tank for leaks and cap security.
Drain out cooling system and replace coolant to minimum of 33% antifreeze.
Check electric cooling fan for operation where applicable.
Check condition and tension of fan or alternator belt. Adjust or report on condition.
Check condition and tension of auxiliary drive belts (excluding cambelt).
Replace air filter.
Report if spark plugs are due to be changed according to mileage. An additional charge applies for the supply of plugs and fitment.
Replace spark plugs for petrol engines only. An additional charge applies for platinum or long life plugs.


Check fuel cap condition.
Visual condition of fuel lines.
Replace diesel fuel filter (if fitted and external from fuel tank).
Replace petrol fuel filter (if fitted and external from fuel tank).

Drive System

Check clutch operation for drag, slip, judder or noise and adjust if applicable.
Check propshaft, drive shaft and joints. Grease nipples where fitted.
Check drive shaft gaitors for security and report leaks.
Check and top up axle and/or transaxle oil if applicable.
Top up gearbox fluid where applicable and not sealed.
Check and top up clutch fluid where applicable.


Check operation of exterior lights.
Check horn.
Check diesel heater plug indicator operation where fitted.
Check battery security and lubricate terminals.
Top up battery/non-sealed units only.
Visual inspection of HT (high tension) leads.
Check external condition of distributor cap.
Test effectiveness of starter motor.
Test alternator charging rate - check security.

Steering & Suspension

Check and top up power steering reservoir where applicable.
Check steering and suspension components for wear and corrosion.
Check steering rack gaitors condition.
Grease steering and suspension.
Check wheel bearings for excessive play or noise.
Check shock absorber condition and report on any serious leaks.


Inspect exhaust system (including catalyst if fitted) for leaks, security and noise.
Visual check for exhaust smoke (diesel).


Check brake pads for wear or damage.
Check brake callipers for leaks and security.
Check foot brake shoes for wear or damage.
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 brake discs and drums for wear, cracks, corrosion and scoring or pitting.
Check brake servo operation.
Check ABS warning lights for correct operation if applicable.
Test and report brake fluid boiling point (if applicable).
Replace brake fluid and bleed system.
Check brake fluid level and top up if required.

Tyres & Wheels

Remove road wheels.
Check tyre size and whether tyre is fitted to side wall instructions.
Check tyre condition and tread depth (including spare).
Check and adjust tyre pressures (including spare).
Set wheel nut torque to manufacturer's settings.
Check wheels for correct balance (including spare).


Check windscreen wiper condition and operation.
Check rear wiper condition and operation (if fitted).
Check windscreen washer operations and top up if required.
Check windscreen for chips and cracks.
Check mirror condition (interior and exterior).
Check number plate condition.


Remove and check pollen filter condition, report if replacement required (supply/fitment at additional cost).
Check seatbelts - front and rear including lap belt.
Lubricate accessible door hinges (with white grease).


Lubricate bonnet catch.
Reset vehicle service light where applicable (subject to data and tooling availability).
Road test.
Stamp service book.