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Now suppling YUASA Batterys

 

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sale on wiper blades 16" - 21" from £5.50 FITTED 

10% DISSCOUNT TO ALL DACORUM CARD HOLDERS, and NHS Staff.

 

 

Also with our new diagnostic scan tool we are able to look at most sensors to see if they are working as they should be, we can look at ABS lights, AIR bag lights as well as the normal engine management light, we can also see if auto box's are working ok,

 

ECU Faults, sent away for repairs at less cost than replacement.

 

 

Any problems you my b

The MaxiDAS DS708 automotive diagnostic system from Autel offers extensive diagnostic capabilities for European, Asian and Domestic vehicles.  It delivers brilliant coverage across the full range of onboard systems including Body, Chassis, Powertrain and Communication Modules.  The MaxiDAS DS708 features component adaptation, ECU coding, TPMS programming, immobiliser, key coding and many other unique capabilities.  

 

Main Features & Functions:

 

- Extensive coverage including engine, transmission, ABS, airbags, instrument cluster, TPMS and more for over 30 European, Asian and US vehicles.

 

- Veiw live data in any form: PID list, graph, merged graph or analog.  Record, snapshot and print diagnostic information.

 

- Access all ECU diagnostics, including trouble codes, live data, adaptation and special functions.

 

- Full OBD-II support including CAN capability.

 

- Accurate and fast diagnosis of all electronic systems.

 

- On-screen service tips provide you the solution you need at your fingertips.

 

- Data graphing / merging for quick & easy data review & analysis.

  

 

COVERAGE:

 

European

Asian

USA

Generic

 

 

 

 

Abarth

Acura

Chrysler (USA only)

OBD-II

Alfa Romeo

Daewoo

Ford USA

EOBD

Audi

Honda

GM

OBD-II

Bentley

Hyundai

Chrysler (USA only)

 

BMW

Isuzu

 

 

Bugatti

Infiniti

 

 

Citroen

Kia

 

 

Dacia

Lexus

 

 

FIAT

Mazda

 

 

Ford Europe

Mitsubishi

 

 

Jaguar

Nissan

 

 

Lancia

Scion

 

 

Land Rover (2005 onwards)

Subaru

 

 

Maserati

Suzuki

 

 

Maybach

Toyota

 

 

Mini

Acura

 

 

Mercedes Benz

Daewoo

 

 

Opel

Honda

 

 

Peugeot

Hyundai

 

 

Porsche

Isuzu

 

 

Renault

Infiniti

 

 

SAAB

Kia

 

 

SMART

 

 

 

Seat

 

 

 

Skoda

 

 

 

Sprinter

 

 

 

Vauxhall

 

 

 

Volkswagen

 

 

 

Volvo

 

 

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Welcome to our new website, where you'll find current information and updates relating to our business.

 

 

Brakes:

Can you imagine driving your car and not being able to stop? That's why the brakes are one of the most important parts of a car along with steering and the engine of course. With them being such an important part of the vehicle it is of great importance that they are properly maintained and serviced every few months to ensure they are running to the best of their capability.

Brake Disks

Although most people tend to leave their brakes till they have their car serviced it is possible for you to carry out general maintenance work on the brakes yourself if you have the correct information. For example how many of you would think you could carry out work such as replacing your brake pads your self? Not many I can imagine but it's actually a fairly simple procedure to carry out. Below is an easy step by step guide to follow on how to change them your self:

  • You need to make sure you have all the required equipment before starting this consists of; hammer, pliers, jack, jack stands, wire brush, screwdriver, high temp lubricant, wrenches, rubber gloves and of course a replacement brake pad.
  • Firstly ensure you have exactly the right equipment for your specific model of car, refer to your user manual, before starting the work as it may affect the performance of your car. Also make sure your wearing the correct safety equipment as the brake linings contain asbestos.
  • The first thing you need to do is drain around half the brake fluid that is stored in the main cylinder into a sealed container and dispose of it in the proper manner as you can't reuse brake oil.
  • Then with a lug wrench loosen the lug bolts but don't remove completely.
  • Then one side at a time jack up the vehicle and support the jack with the jack stand, make sure when jacking up the vehicle it is on hard stable ground not grass or dirt.
  • Then remove the lug bolts completely and take off the wheels.
  • You will then have to Fixing Brakesremove the callipers of the car, this is when you will have to refer to your manual to discover the type of callipers you have and the correct way of removing them.
  • Once this is done you then remove the pad from the calliper, and using the wire brush clean the holding and area around it to remove any dirt or rust. The brakes operate best when clean so use water to wash down this area to stop dust, then you will have to wait for these parts to dry.
  • This is when you install the new brake pads some pads have parts that need crimping you can use a hammer for this process, however, if not crimped correctly they can squeal. To prevent squealing you simply rub the high temp grease to the back of the pads, making sure you don't get ANY on the brake pad material itself.
  • Once installed you simply replace the calliper to its mounting ensuring all bolts are replaced and pins some retaining pins may need to be tapped in slightly with a hammer. Make sure not to over tighten the bolts (don't use standard hard ware bolts take the old ones into an auto shop to ensure you get the right ones if they need replacing).
  • Then all that's left to do is fit the wheels back into position and refill the main oil cylinder with new oil (checking it's the right oil for your car).

If you learn the correct way to do tasks such as this then you don't have to spend time dropping your car off at the garage, then picking it up when the jobs done and in between that trying to find other means of transport. Also there is the fact you will save your self a lot of money as you won't have to pay for the labour costs as well as the parts. Any work you do carry out please ensure it is all completed correctly and check thoroughly the job is up to safety standards before driving the vehicle again.

 

 

Electrics

With technology in cars advancing all the time there are more and more electrical systems being used by all car manufacturers to keep up to date with Problems With CD Playerstheir competition. There are electronics in cars today that are as advanced as home entertainment centres with DVD players, cd players with high tech sound systems etc. However, although these systems may be useful in providing entertainment facilities and systems such as electric windows and cruise control making the car easier for the driver to manage, it also means there is more that can go wrong. With some problems you won't be able to fix them unless you are a professional in the trade but there are some electrical problems that you can solve your self, below are some instructions to help you fix some of the more simple problems.

Headlights Can Cause Problems

With a simple problem such as a burnt out bulb on your head lights or tail lights there is also the hidden danger that many people don't seem to think about. How many people do you see driving the streets with one of their headlights out totally un-aware of the danger and not realising how simple it is to actually change it themselves? There are many of us who think it will be ok to leave until the car gets serviced, but these days if you are pulled over for having one of your car lights out it is a lot more expensive than buying a new bulb previously. Here are the simple instructions to follow while changing the light bulb in your headlights:

  • You need to make sure you have the correct bulb to replace it (most cars use the same kind of bulb, however, there is one called a sealed beam headlight that comes with it own instructions) and the correct screw driver to remove the front of the headlight.
  • Once the cover is removed turn the bulb retainer counter clockwise until it is removed.
  • Then when taking the bulb out of the retainer note the direction and poison of the bulb as there will only be a certain way the bulb will fit in.
  • Then, being careful not to touch the glass with your fingers as this can cause a hot spot from the oils on your fingers and in turn cause the bulb to fail quicker maybe even explode, place the new bulb into the same position as the old in the retainer.
  • After the bulb is placed in the retainer put the bulb and retainer back into place in the connector.
  • After you have finished this process all that's left to do is replace the cover of the headlight with the screwdriver ensuring it is tightly fitted.

With your tail lights you follow a similar process except firstly you will need to see how you access the light itself it will either be from the trunk where there is a back panel for you to remove, or it will be the same as the head light and you simply screw off the front of the light. Tail Lights Can Cause Problems TooThen you just follow the instructions as above making sure you have the correct bulb for your model of car, to be totally sure you can always take the old bulb into the car shop when you buy the new bulb.

With faults such as electric windows failing and other electronics on the vehicle not functioning correctly guides are available to instruct you on how to determine the problem and then how to repair it. Of course there are going to be situations where no matter what you try you will be unable to fix or even determine what the problem is, this meaning you will have to take your vehicle into a professional. When this is the case ensure the person that is carrying the work out for you is in deed a qualified car electrician as they have to have another qualification as well as just a mechanic one before they can carry out the work on your vehicle.

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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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