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Our Services Include:

  • Servicing from                                                £69.99
  • Oil change from                                               £48.00
  • Scheduled Maintenance          
  • Engine Repair
  • Mechanical Repair
  • Diagnostics                                                    £45
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    • AIR CON SERVICING AND DIAGNOSTICS
  • Wiper blades from                                             £5.50
  • number plates (set)                                          £24.99
  • electrical
  • Brakes
  • Wheel Bearings
  • Suspension
  • Batterys from                                                    £45
  • Cambelts fitted from                                          £150
  • Trackers installed   
  • parking sensors installed                                         
  • Free Brake Check
  • Free Exhaust Check
  • Summer & Winter Checks                                  £20.00
  • MOT Tests Arranged as are sublet out
  • Pre MOT check from                                          £35.00 
  • Vehicle Inspections Before You Buy                    £45.00
  • Free estimates
  • Call out charges may apply
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  • All parts are inclusive of vat

 

                                             

interim

6.000 mile

6 month

full

12.000 mile

12 months

 Major

24.000 miles

24 months

 

  / = checks undertaken

 

 

 

Engine

Drain and fill oil

    /      /      /
  replace oil filter     /      /      /
  check for oil leaks and report     /      /      /
  check for timing belt replacement interval (if due)     /      /      /
  check rad and pipes for leeks     /      /      /
  check cooling fan operation     /         /      /
  check aux belt condition     /      /      /
  replace air filter        /      /
  check and replace spark plugs (if due)    /      /
  check anti freeze strength (replace if needed)          /
   replace pollen filter       /
   replace fuel filter if required      /
   All service's include all lights, levels, tyres, tread and pressures checked      
 

 

 ECU'S sent for Repairs

     

 

 

 

 ADDED BONUS      
   PETROL INJECTOR CLEANER AND ENGINE FLUSH TREATMENT FREE WITH A FULL SERVICE. Normaly £9.99      
         
   DIESEL INJECTOR CLEANER AND ENGINE FLUSH TREATMENT FREE WITH A FULL SERVICE. Normaly £9.99      
         
         
         
         

ENGINES

There are more reasons than ever why your engine could fail with all the technology that now goes into running it. That's why most people these days automatically take their car straight to a garage to be fixed, but the basics of the engine still remain the same and more times than none it is a basic problem that's causing it to malfunction.

For example a problem such as when you step on the gas there seems like there's less power it could be a simple thing like the engine needing new spark plugs Picture Of A Car Engineor the air filter needs changing, these are easier problems to fix than you may think below are some instructions to follow on changing the air filter in your engine:

  • To see if your air filter needs changing take it out of its holder by unscrewing the screws holding it into place then shine a torch from the inside out, if you can't see any light or very little then it can be said your filter needs changing.
  • Before starting you need to make sure you have the correct tools for the job like Phillips screw driver, straight edge screw driver, new air filter & breather filter and a pair of pliers. When you are sure you have all the right equipment you can follow the instructions.
  • If your car is of an earlier year then your filter housing is most likely on top of your engine in a round holder you simply have to unscrew the wing nuts holding the casing in place, there may also be some clips to remove as well. With newer models of cars the filter is most likely to be housed in a rectangular shaped container somewhere near the radiator in most cars, once found simply unscrew/unclip the housing away from the filter then remove the filter. Make sure no dust or debris falls into the container when removing the old filter.
  • When this is done fit the new filter (making sure it is the correct size other wise it won't function properly) and replace the housing ensuring it is fitted securely, being careful not to over tighten.
  • You will then need to replace the breather filter which is situated usually on the side of the filter housing attached by a clip, simply pull of the clip replace the filter and clip back on. Newer cars tend not to have breather filters as their inlet is situated underneath the air filter, still it is wise to check that the PCV is still in good condition.

As well as all the basic problems you can fix your self there are now modifications that can be made to your vehicles engine to make them more fuel efficient and as a Picture Of Components Of A Car Engineresult friendlier to the environment which is now becoming a big issue for many people. Making sure your car is regularly maintained with air filter and spark plugs being replace as and when required, this affects the efficiency of the engine. Also other factors you may not have considered such as the tyres being pumped up correctly greatly effect how efficient your engine performs. There are more drastic steps you can take like converting your cars engine fuel to one of the more efficient gases such as LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas) and CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) these fuels having a lower CO2 emission level making your engine less polluting to the environment and more efficient. However, if considering this the work can only be performed by a professional and would probably be quite costly so ensure you have researched all possibilities before going ahead with the work.

There may be lots of problems that can cause your car engine to fail but there is lots of help available both in training courses and online. The main thing to take into consideration is your safety as working with any machinery there is a danger if the correct safety procedures aren't followed.

CAR maintenance

 

We all want to get an extensive, consistent performance from our cars. As with many things in life, this can be achieved with a little preparation instead of regular heavy work. Cars operate on a series of connected systems so if a single component isn't functioning properly it can have a knock on effect to the overall performance.

Ultimately, a well maintained car is much more economic to you and the environment. To avoid any unnecessary roadside breakdowns we have prepared a guide to aid your preventative maintenance.

Maintenance Record

The first idea we recommend is keeping a record of any maintenance done to your car. Garages will prepare and update your record when ever work is carried out. Not only can you monitor when to carry out regular maintenance from keeping a record but you can also keep a track of the costs of repairs and start to observe patterns and possible areas for improvement. A record of maintenance will also add credibility to your cars history making it more attractive to buyers when you decide to sell your vehicle.

Oil Checking Fuel

Oil left to sit in your engine system for prolonged stretches of time will gradually break down. As the oil breaks down it will increase in acidity and start to corrode internal components. If left unattended the damage could require extensive work to return your car to normal. Higher qualities oils are more resistant to breaking down and reduce the risk of damage.

Depending upon your driving habits, on average, it is recommended that you get an oil change at least every 6,000 miles. If your car is not being used for prolonged amounts of time it is important to perform maintenance to stop oil from settling. Start your car engine at least once a week and leave it to run for 10-15 minutes. This will help the oil to circulate and will stop it from settling.

Air Filters

Air filters form an integral part of your engines air intake system. Air filters can become blocked with dust and debris by varying amounts depending on the conditions of the roads you use. If you often drive through dusty, arid areas then you may need to change your filter every 6,000 miles. Average driving conditions will mean you will probably need to replace the filter every 15 or 20,000 miles. If your filter is blocked then more fuel will be consumed to draw through more air resulting in a significant drop in engine performance.

Fuel Filters Changing Car Oil

Blocked fuel filters can accelerate the deterioration of your fuel pumps. Your fuel filter should be replaced at least every 40,000 miles to reduce potential damage. To maintain your fuel filter try to avoid letting your tank going below a quarter full. Having more petrol keeps the fuel pumps covered and reduces the temperature around them.

Any dirt or debris collected from pumps at petrol stations will sink to the bottom of the tank so when you are almost running empty the bottom layer of petrol will be drawn into your engine. This in turn will distribute the debris around to other parts of your engine leading to more damage.

Cooling System

Cooling Systems CareSimilar to oil, coolants left to settle in your engine can break down and start to wreak havoc. The damage is carried as the acidic nature of the decomposing coolants produces an electrical charge which can spread to major areas of your engine such as fuel intake at the manifold which can spread to the cylinder heads and gaskets. If the damage does continue then major repairs will be needed. Coolants need to be changed and the cooling system drained and cleaned every 50,000 miles or 5 years to prevent damage accurring.

Brakes

Try to avoid sharp and unnecessary braking whilst driving. Overuse of your brakes causes the brake fluid to warm up which will then cause water in the fluid to boil. As the water boils air pockets spring up blocking the supply of fluid and ultimately reducing effectiveness and response time. Brake fluid perishes as the ratio of water content increases. Failing to change your brake fluid will lead to damage being caused to solenoids in your braking system and also to brake callipers.

opening hours

 

monday           08.00 to 18.00

Tuesday          08.00 to 18.00

Wednesday     08.00 to 18.00

Thursday         08.00 to 18.00

Friday              08.00 to 18.00

saturday         closed

 

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Preventive Maintenance:

  • Change the fluid in your transmission at recommended intervals.  Your owners manual will give you a time schedule in miles and or months.  If you tow a boat or trailer be prepared to change the fluid even sooner.  Most owners manuals will give you recommend intervals for severe use like towing or off-road use.
  • Do not "ride" the clutch if you have a manual transmission.  Learn to release the clutch in a smooth motion without reving the engine too much.  Reving the engine too much while pulling out can cause premature wear on the clutch.
  • If you do tow a boat or trailer, consider getting a transmission cooler for your automatic transmission.  Temperatures can approach the boiling point in severe conditions.  Most newer trucks come equipped with transmission coolers if sold with a towing package.
  • Make sure your universal joints are lubricated at oil changes if they are the type which can be lubricated.  When replacing universal joints try to find replacements with lubrication fittings so you can lubricate in the future.
  • If you have a front wheel drive car, avoid applying the gas to the floor while the wheels are turned at full lock.  This puts stress on the universals and can cause premature failure.  This can happen when stuck in the snow and trying to get out.

What to discuss with your mechanic:

  • If you are noticing a vibration in the car while driving, make sure to describe when it happens.  While accelerating?; braking?; Maintaining speed?; When turning?

If you have any other questions feel free to contact us.

  • Exhaust manifold:  The exhaust manifold attaches to the cylinder head and takes each cylinders exhaust and combines it into one pipe.  The manifold can be made of steel, aluminum, stainless steel, or more commonly cast iron.  
  • Oxygen sensor: All modern fuel injected cars utilize an oxygen sensor to measure how much oxygen is present in the exhaust.  From this the computer can add or subtract fuel to obtain the correct mixture for maximum fuel economy.  The oxygen sensor is mounted in the exhaust manifold or close to it in the exhaust pipe.
  • Catalytic converter:  This muffler like part converts harmful carbon monoxide and hydrocarbons to water vapor and carbon dioxide.  Some converters also reduce harmful nitrogen oxides.  The converter is mounted between the exhaust manifold and the muffler.
  • Muffler:  The muffler (silencer) serves to quiet the exhaust down to acceptable levels.  Remember that the combustion process is a series of explosions that create alot of noise.  Most mufflers (silencers) use baffles to bounce the exhaust around dissipating the energy and quieting the noise.  Some mufflers also use fiberglass packing which absorbs the sound energy as the gases flow through.
  • Exhaust pipe:  Between all of the above mention parts is the exhaust pipe which carries the gas through it's journey out your tail pipe.  Exhaust tubing is usually made of steel but can be stainless steel (which lasts longer due to it's corrosion resistance) or aluminized steel tubing.  Aluminized steel has better corrosion resistance than plain steel but not better than  stainless steel.  It is however cheaper than stainless steel.

 

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