AMC Car Repairs Blog

This is AMC Car Repairs Blog, we try and post regular updates that our viewers would like to read. We will talk about a range of topics, it could be anything from; Vehicles we specialize in;  Volvo, Audi, Seat, Skoda & Volkswagen, General Car Maintenance, Diagnostic information, Spark plugs, Cambelts, Unusual car related facts and much more. The Topics will be varied and we will try and write them in a relaxed format so everyone can understand, not just the car enthusiasts that tune in. If you have a topic you would like us to cover, let us know and we will try to accommodate you. We hope that you enjoy reading them.

Vehicle Starting, Charging & Batteries

Vehicle Starting, Charging & Batteries Your car’s starting, charging system & battery help ensure dependable vehicle operation whenever you drive your car. What does it do?  The battery stores electrical energy and the starter converts that energy into mechanical force to turn the engine for starting.  The alternator produces electric current to replace what the starter has used from the battery during start up and supports electrical loads when the engine is running.  An ignition module turns the low voltage supply to the ignition coil on & off, and the coil produces the high voltage for the ignition system.  This creates a spark at spark plugs and ignite the air/fuel mixture in the engine. A belt then transmits power from the front of the engine to the alternator pulley, along with other accessories. What Wear & Tear can you expect?  … Continue reading

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Car Lights & Windscreen Wipers

Car Lights & Windscreen Wipers Car Lights & Windscreen wipers play a major role in safe driving – the chances of accidents increase if you can’t be seen or see others.  Its all to common to get a car in with a fault of this nature that hasn’t been addressed, if you find your car has one of these faults get it booked in and resolved at once. What do they do?  The wiper system keeps excessive water, snow or dirt from building up on the windshield and removes them to maintain clear visibility through the windscreen.  The lighting system provides nighttime visibility, signals and alerts other drivers. It also supplies light for viewing instruments and cars interior. Typical Wear & Tear:  Lights and wipers are normal wear and tear items that require periodic replacement. Factors affecting replacement intervals include: … Continue reading

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Car Maintenance & Repairs

Car Maintenance & Repairs The key to a car running at its best is basic car maintenance carried out regularly. Keeping up with fluid changes, tyre checks, filter changes & other services will help avoid bigger and more expensive repairs.  Over time some car parts and components wear out or become damaged. Being aware of your car will help you address any problems before they become a bigger problem. By having your car serviced yearly by a qualified mechanic will help you keep on top of the car maintenance and repairs as they occur and help with longevity of the vehicle. Is your car due a service? Give us a call on 07587 988174 or 02380 879058 to book your car in today.  

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Belts & Hoses

Belts & Hoses: Many experts and manufacturers recommend replacing belts, radiator & heater hoses at specific intervals to prevent your car from breaking down. Ultimately replacing belts and hose is the customers choice, whether or not to change these regularly to prevent unexpected break downs. Losing a belt today can mean big trouble for the engine, because serpentine belts are used on most engines to turn the water pump, alternator, power steering and air conditioning compressor. If the serpentine belt fails or breaks, the engine will fail to run and you may be stranded. Older cars have V-belts for various accessories and failure of this belt could also strand you. A blown hose could result in an overheated engine & can cause additional engine damage. Its not easy to know the true condition of a belt or a hose by … Continue reading

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How we drive and the conditions of our roads

How we drive & the condition of our roads: The way we drive has changed over the years, how we drive them and the conditions of our roads.  Normal driving is defined as steady driving in non extreme weather conditions.  Today being a severe driver is more the rule than the exception.  The Motor industry refers to “severe driving ” as : stop and go traffic, short commutes, heavier loads: cargo, passenger or towing a trailer, rough or mountainous roads, dusty or salty environment, driving the car before its had a chance to warm up, driving in extremely hot or cold weather. As a driver, you should be aware of your vehicles needs & properly maintain & repair it as outlined in the manufacturers guide. If you do, your car should perform safely and dependably for years to come.

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Whats the difference between a MOT Test and a Car Service ?

Whats the difference between a MOT Test and a Car Service? I am amazed how many times each month I hear the words. ” I don’t know why my car has a fault its only just had its MOT test”. Now I am not saying this applies to all car drivers, however, we still come across many people who don’t understand the importance of regular car servicing, or the difference between a service and MOT. An MOT Test: The most basic way to explain the difference is that the MOT Test is a limited visual check mandated by the government, the test is design to check whether the vehicle is  roadworthy. The full inspection list for MOT test can be found on the gov.uk website . An MOT is a mandatory annual visual inspection and is no where near as … Continue reading

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Auto Electrics & Vehicle Diagnostics

Auto Electrics & Vehicle Diagnostics available at AMC Car Repairs we have just received our new Business Cards. We are here for Car Repairs, Auto Electrics & Vehicle Diagnostics give us a call today! https://www.amc-carrepairs.co.uk  

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Local Car Event – Ferrari – Lymington Italia Festival 2018

Finally found a few minutes to upload and share photos of our visit to Lymington Italia Festival 2018. We braved the stifling temperatures and headed out into the heatwave to view over 40 Ferrari cars on this glorious summers day. Lymington High Street was a sea of Italy at its best. The streets of Lymington were ablaze of Colour and crowds had gathered despite the extreme weather us brits just can’t resist a supercar! Great day out – looking forward to next year!

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Engine Management Light – Now a fail on MOT Test

Engine Management Light – MOT Fail Your Engine Managment Light must come on with ignition then turn off when your engine is started. If your Engine Managment Light is faulty or displaying due to a fault you will automatically get a Major Fail on your MOT Test and the fault would need repairing before the vehicle can pass its MOT. Don’t leave it to the last minute or till your test day to address the engine management light fault as not only can a delay in resolving the fault cause more long term damage to the car, but it will no longer pass an MOT and be road worthy with the engine managment light fault.

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Is Your Car Ready for Summer? When was your last car service?

Is Your Car Ready for Summer? When was your last car service? With the summer holidays not so far away now, is your holiday booked? Will you be needing your car during this holiday period? Will you be driving a long distance? When was your car last serviced? If you would like AMC Car Repairs to service your car, call today to book in with us. Call us on 07587 988174 or 02380 879058 Give yourself one less thing to worry about this summer!

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