We offer a wide range of Servicing options for all makes and models.
For all new cars within the first 3 years of their life, a service at an approved garage is a must. Our approved garage makes sure that your manufacturers’ warranty is protected all the time.
A regular car service ensures that your car is safe for you and other road users. A service will also ensure the vehicle is running optimally and improves fuel efficiency, prolongs the life of your car and can prove to be much cheaper in the long run. A badly maintained car is unsafe, inefficient and those breakdowns will all add up to a much larger bill than regular car servicing costs.
Resetting of all service lights and warning indicators included.
Your brakes are probably the most important part of your car.
If your car is having a braking problem, whether it’s weak brakes, a mushy pedal, grinding sounds – whatever your brake problem is, you need to troubleshoot and repair it as soon as possible. Diagnosing the problem.
If you step on the brake pedal and it feels like it’s going too far down before you start to slow, you might have the following problems:
Low Brake Fluid Level.
Check your brake fluid. If it’s low, top it off to the mark on the side of the reservoir.
Contaminated Brake Fluid.
Even though your brakes operate in a closed system, contaminants can still work their way into the system. Air can enter the system through the smallest hole, and you can end up with water in the system from condensation and other means. There’s not really any way to check for this, but bleeding your brakes will remove the bad stuff and it then needs replacing with new fluid.
Worn Brake Pads.
Your brakes should never wear low enough to cause your brake pedal to feel low, they’ll scream at you before then. But if they do get very low, you might have this problem. Replace your brake pads as soon as possible. Of course, this can be avoided with regular brake inspection.
Your exhaust system is very important and without it a lot of problems can occur.
One of the hardest worked parts on your car is the exhaust system. It is a series of pipes linking the engine to a silencer and a catalytic converter, it performs several functions including;
- Controlling noise
- Directing exhaust fumes away from the vehicles occupants
- Improving engine performance
- Improving fuel consumption
An exhaust system is composed of the following components:
The exhaust manifold acts as a funnel, collecting the exhaust gases from all cylinders of the engine then releasing them through a single opening, often referred to as the front pipe. Catalytic Converters (CAT’s) are an integral part of a car’s engine management system, not simply a part of the exhaust system.
They are designed to reduce:
- Carbon Monoxide
- Hydrocarbons or Volatile Organic Compounds
- Nitrogen Oxides
The CAT Can Fail because of Carbon pollution where un-burnt fuel, oil or antifreeze enters the exhaust system, leading to a partial or complete blockage. This could hamper your cars performance and make the exhaust system noisy.
Converter Meltdown is another form of failure common causes are:
- Lack of servicing
- Some catalysts contain ceramic bricks which can break if they suffer a knock
- Engine misfires or bump starting a vehicle
- Leaded fuel can poison the catalyst
- Leakage of welds or pipes
Catalysts are exposed to extremes of heat and mechanical stress which can result in damage after a long period of service.
The illumination of the Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL) does not necessarily mean the CAT is faulty. Diagnosis is required prior to a replacement CAT being fitted.
Your car may have more than one silencer box fitted. The silencer is designed to absorb sound waves created by the engine and reduces this to a level that is legally and environmentally acceptable. The silencer joins onto the tailpipe at one end and the catalytic converter at the other.
The tail pipe is the part of the exhaust that extends from the back of the car. It allows the exhaust gases to exit into the atmosphere.
Tyres are one of the most important parts of any vehicle.
Whether you are in the market for budget tyres, mid-range or premium car tyres, you will find that we are able to supply and fit ranges from all the world’s most renowned tyre manufacturers.
Call us today for more information on what diagnostics we can offer.
All modern cars have some sort of engine management system which produces warnings when there is something amiss. We use state of the art diagnostics tools to enable us to identify and fix any problems. These can be within the vehicles electrical systems, engine managements systems, or many of the other systems modern cars have.A few diagnostic services include:
- Airbag reset
- Emissions testing
- Brake (ABS) system reset
- Oil service reset
All modern cars should have annual engine diagnostic check and unless you ask for this to be done as part of your annual service this may not be carried out.
We can perform any diagnostic checks that you may require, whether it is that annoying light on the dashboard or an annual check to make sure your engine is running to its peak performance.
We are able to offer a wide variety of services including supplying and fitting clutches.
No clutch will last forever. The facings on the clutch disc wear as the miles accumulate. The clutch pressure plate and flywheel can become scored, worn, warped or cracked from all the heat and friction generated by the clutch. A perfectly good clutch also can be ruined by oil contamination; the cable or hydraulic linkage can fail, or the release bearing, pilot bearing/bushing or fork can wear out and prevent the clutch from working properly.
There are a variety of things that can go wrong with a clutch, below are some of the most common complaints.
Slipping will be most noticeable when the engine is under load, as when the vehicle is moving at low speed in a high gear, when going up a hill, overtaking another vehicle or when towing a trailer.
One way to check for slippage is to test drive the vehicle and drive the vehicle at slow speed in high gear. If the engine races, you have confirmed the problem.
Chattering is a grabbing or jerking condition that occurs when the clutch is engaged. It is often caused by oil or grease on the clutch linings, but it also can be caused by burned or glazed linings, warped or grooved flywheel, missing flywheel dowel pins, worn pilot bearing/bushing, worn bearing retainer, worn or damaged clutch disc or input shaft splines, bent or broken drive straps on the clutch, bent or distorted clutch disc, loose clutch cover or missing flywheel dowel pins.
Clutch Noise Problems
Squeals and growls are usually caused by worn or seized bearings. Chirping noises are most often caused by vibration somewhere in the clutch actuator mechanism.
Clutch Will Not Release
If the clutch does not release completely when the clutch pedal is fully depressed, the disc will continue to turn the input shaft. This may prevent moving from neutral into gear, cause grinding when the gears are changed or cause the engine to stall when coming to a stop.
Other things that can cause the clutch to drag or not release include heavy gear oil that is too thick for cold weather in the transmission, defective or worn clutch pedal bushings or brackets, or flexing in the firewall or any release component attachment point.
Welding is a job that requires a skilled professional, and to be done properly requires years of experience.
It is important to spot any rust on your vehicle, as the longer the rust remains the larger it will become, spreading and destroying the body of your vehicle. The solution to the rust problem will be to either remove the panel and replace it with a healthy panel or fix the panel using welding.
MIG (Metal inert gas) Welding is the process of producing heat with gas to melt and mix metal together so that when the heat is removed the metal begins to cool and solidify to form a new piece of fused metal.
Here are a few welding services that can be done:
- Replacing a floor panel
- Repairing a suspension mounting
- Making a chassis repair section
- Fitting new sills
- Wheel arch repair
- Fabricating complex shapes
We offer an excellent welding service for your vehicle by our highly trained mechanics. Whether it be rust or corrosion we can do it for you. Just give us a call and we can provide you with a quote.