Monthly Archives: November 2016
Latest News on MOT changes being introduced May 2017 for DPF’s – If you own a car with a DPF you really should read this!
DPF included in MOT from May 2017. How will MOT Changes relating to DPF affect you? We have been warning our customers that changes were imminent regarding DPF and MOT Tests. It’s just been announced as part of the Roadworthiness Directive, from May 2017 all vehicles with a DPF fitted will have these inspected at MOT. This will be tested by advanced technology, that can detect the Removal of the DPF along with Emissions testing. This means that those of you who have Removed your DPF, this will result in a failure at MOT. Your vehicle will be found to be non compliant, which is an offense under the Road Vehicles Regulation and could result in Penalties of £1000 for a car and £2500 for a van. Please click here to read the full article about MOT changes for vehicles … Continue reading
Braking Distance versus Tyre Depth Independent Research provided by The Motor Industry Research Association has provided convincing new evidence that worn tyres significantly increase the chances of having an accident on wet roads, by increasing the braking distance. Tests showed a significant increase in braking distance when tyres are worn down to 3mm. Although the legal limit is only 1.6mm this new research shows that tyres with a 3mm tread had 25% better performance than those with 1.6mm in wet conditions. In terms of braking distance this equates to an extra 8m (25ft). One test showed a car with new tyres with a tread depth of 8mm compared to a tyres with 1.6mm, the braking distance increased by 13 metres (42.25ft) – the equivalent to double the length of a typical living room. Click here to view how tyre … Continue reading
Faulty EGR – Teeth striped This week we had a Audi A4 with warning lights on, upon further investigation we traced the fault to carbon build up that caused the flap to seize. We decided to strip the motor to investigate further and discovered the plastic teeth were stripped due to seized flap from carbon. The vehicle also had a blocked DPF due to the ongoing EGR fault. As a result of the Carbon build our customer ended up with quite an expensive bill as the EGR is an expensive component to replace on many vehicle. These types of repairs can be minimised by carrying out annual serving with addition of BG Products. So our recommendation would be to treat your car early and prevent high cost component replacement. Please click here to view our findings on video
Carbon Reduction & Performance Restoration: As any car owner will know, cars are often unpredictable, one minute they will be ok, the next they have a light on the dash, make a strange noise or simply wont work. We know from experience that many of the faults that our customers get are as a result of premature wear from Carbon build up. Over time the inside of your vehicle gathers layers of Carbon on the parts that it requires to function properly. We use a system from the United States called BG Products in the USA it is the leading supplier to dealers 4 to 1 for resolving Carbon related issues and improving MPG. Its a similar system to Terraclean, BG Products is our chosen supplier as we have tried and tested it and had good results and we wanted … Continue reading
We are please to announce that AMC Car Repairs can now arrange MOT Tests for their customers. MOT’s can be carried out any time from approx 1 month before expiry to maintain anniversary date, so you don’t need to leave it to the last minute to get your car tested. If your MOT is due soon why not get in touch with us now and get your car booked in.