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.

Car Maintenance

Car Maintenance: Cars can be expensive, but keeping on top of car maintenance and servicing can help reduce the costs in the long run.  By leaving a fault or not regularly maintaining your car, you increase the chances of the initial fault developing into something much worse and often costing you more to put right. We find that cars that are serviced annually and have faults addressed quickly, have a much lower need for additional work and are less likely to break down on you. Obviously all cars have the potential to break down, however by carrying out regular maintenance and checks you reduce the chances of this hugely. Many people believe that their MOT Test is all that’s needed with regards to maintenance of their car. This is not true! An MOT test is only a visual inspection of … Continue reading

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Is your car ready for the changing seasons ahead?

Is your car ready for the changing seasons ahead? Is your car ready? Summer seems to have flown by this year, the kids are back at school and the nights are starting to cool.  Hope you have all had an amazing summer with some great memories?  We had a few well earned weeks off to recharge our batteries and spend time with family, that all seems like a distant memory now, as the normal work and school routine resumes. I have noticed over the past week the nights are getting cooler and drawing in for autumn, the pigs have been released onto the forest to eat all the fallen acorns and the leaves have even starting to fall in some places. This is the time to plan ahead and address any outstanding maintenance issues with your car, before the next … Continue reading

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Is your car summer ready

Is your car summer ready? I expect your summer holidays are booked. Do you need your car for your holidays?  If so when did you last have it checked by a qualified mechanic? Now is the time to get your car booked in for a service or to resolve any outstanding issues, so you not left disappointed and without a car when you want to be enjoying your holidays! Look after your car and it will look after you! Give us a call today on 07587 988174 or 02380 879058 Click here to send us an enquiry today!  

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Car Electrics

Car Electrics Car Electrics faults come in all different shapes and sizes. Our Car Electrician see’s a vast array of vehicles with electrical faults. Some car electrical faults are easy to find and some are a little more challenging! A lot of a car electrics and wiring are hidden under panels or areas that a regular driver will never see, so we thought we would share this image with you of a recent job we had. There is nothing like looking for the broken wire, when it has company!! The Challenges of a Car Electrical Repair! If you need an Auto Electrician give us a call at AMC Car Repairs today! Click here to contact AMC Car Repairs about your fault

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

Is Your Car Ready for Summer?  With the summer not so far away now, I expect your holiday is on your mind, not your car service! Will you be needing your vehicle during this period for a holiday? When was it last looked at by a mechanic? Will you be driving a long distance over the coming months? If so 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  Click here to message us today! Give yourself one less thing to worry about this summer and book your service now!

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Reminder that if your car has a warning light on dash at time of MOT it will Fail Test!

Reminder that if your car has a warning light on dash at time of MOT it will Fail Test! This is just a quick reminder to those of you who are not aware. If your car is displaying a warning light on the dashboard at the time of your MOT test it will Fail its MOT Test! Don’t leave it until your MOT is due! Warning lights show on your cars dashboard for exactly that reason. They are a warning that there is something wrong with your vehicle and its needs attention from a qualified mechanic. All too frequently we have cars that fail their MOT, due to having a warning light on their dash, the MOT requirements changed back in May 2018! Please don’t continue driving your vehicle until the time of your MOT Test if it has a … Continue reading

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Your local Auto Electrican

AMC Car Repairs - Your local Auto Electrician: AMC Car Repairs provide specialist Car Electrics, Diagnostics & Repairs.  Our Auto Electrician is here for your vehicles electrical needs, we can carry out electrical diagnostics and auto electrical repairs. Not all vehicle faults are due to mechanical failures. Cars have become more and more complex over the years and often require an auto electrician to repair them. AMC Car Repairs have extensive knowledge about auto electrics, we provide this service to customers directly and also support many local garages with problems of this nature. A wide range of Programming & Coding Services are also available at AMC Car Repairs, on many makes and models. Due to the advanced technology used in vehicles today, the majority of cars on the road have complex control units fitted, these advanced systems often require programming … Continue reading
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Car Exhaust System

Car Exhaust System: Car Exhaust Systems have progressed a lot from the old days of exhaust pipes and mufflers.  Today the exhaust system is safety and emission control all rolled into one. You should have your exhaust inspected regularly and checked immediately if you suspect any problems. The exhaust routes dangerous exhaust gas from the engine out and away from the car to keep it from affecting the occupants.  It also reduces exhaust noise from the engine. The oxygen sensors mounted in the exhaust monitor the level of oxygen in the exhaust gases to maintain efficient engine operation. The Exhaust fitted at the factory won’t last forever and the factors that can contribute to replacement requirements include; driving habits, short trips take their toll on the exhaust systems life, road conditions, salt, road spray and bumps, vehicle type and the … Continue reading

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AMC Car Repairs, Diagnostics & Auto Electrics Message to customers.

AMC Car Repairs, Diagnostics & Auto Electrics, would like to Thank all our Customers for their continued support over the past year and Wish you all a Happy New Year and Happy Motoring for 2019. We hope that 2019 is a good year for you.  If you have any car related problems, Auto Electrics or car servicing needs then let us know. Remember, its best to try and prevent a problem before, it takes your car off the road when you really need it! Servicing is key to ensuring your car is reliable and in good working order all year around.

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Car Fuel System

Car Fuel System What is the car fuel system? – The fuel system works with the rest of the engine control system to deliver the best performance with the lowest emissions. If you smell fuel or suspect a problem address this immediately. What does the car fuel system do? – The car fuel system transfers fuel from the fuel tank and passes it through a fuel filter for straining before it arrives at the injectors.  A pressure regulator controls fuel pressure to ensure good engine performance under a variety of speed and load conditions.  Fuel injectors, when activated spray a metered amount of fuel into the engine.  Some cars use a return line system to return unused fuel back to the tank. Wear & Tear on vehicle fuel systems, the intervals for fuel system maintenance may be influenced by fuel … Continue reading

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