Tag Archives: Car Repair

Is your car ready for winter? When was your last car service?

Is your car ready for winter? When was your last car service? As the weather is changing and winter fast approaches, we have already noticed an increase in car breakdowns and faults that are related to winter and the cooler weather. When did you last have a mechanic look at your car? Has it been serviced in the past year? Do you rely on your car as your main form of transport? Cars need regular maintenance to perform at their best, if you haven’t had your car serviced in a while, now is the time to consider booking it in, before the ice arrives. Everyone knows how annoying it is to have an unreliable car, but its even worse to breakdown in during the winter, its no fun being stuck out in the cold. We advise all our customers to … Continue reading

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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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4 legged Furry Friend- Damage to Seat Belt

4 legged Furry Friend –  Damage to Seat Belt: This week one of our customers 4 legged Furry Friend is in the bad books for chewing in the wrong place! The Casualty was a Seat Belt! As you can see from the photo below the damage was sufficient that we needed to replace the Seat Belt to ensure it would perform properly. Hopefully he will stick to chewing his dog toys and treats from now on!      

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