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Car Filters

Car Filters Your cars filters are important to the longevity of your car and interior comfort and should be replaced regularly. Most Cars have 4 basic filters fitted as standard, here we describe them and their roles within the vehicle: Oil Filter traps contaminants allowing the oil to flow through the engine unrestricted. Fuel Filter separates harmful contaminants that may cause problems with injectors and fuel system. Air Filter traps dirt particles, which can cause damage to engine cylinders, walls, pistons etc.  The Air filter also plays a role in keeping contaminants off the airflow sensor in fuel injected cars. Cabin Filter or Pollen Filter as its also known helps trap pollen, bacteria and dust that may find its way into the cars ventilation system. Filters are normal wear and tear items that require regular checks as part of a … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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Car Service & MOT – The Facts

Car Service & MOT – The facts. Did you know there is a difference between a Car Service & MOT Test?  Please read on if you would like to understand what the difference is. Think of your car as another member of your family, you want it to be there for you when you need it.  Humans require clean air and a good diet to perform at their best and not become unwell. Cars are no different really. Cars require a good clean air flow, clean oil and filters.  Without these, a cars insides become clogged up and parts start to fail, impacting on the way they perform for you.   The number of customers we have that say “Oh my car has only just passed its MOT Test, I’m surprised that its broken down!”.  When ask when they last … Continue reading

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Diesel Particulate Filter Removal finally being policed

Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) Removal finally being policed by the DVSA. Nearly a year ago we wrote about changes that were due to be introduced regarding MOT tests and the removal of Diesel Particulate Filters (DPFs). We also discussed the penalties to car owners for driving a non compliant vehicle. The DVSA are finally cracking down on Garages and MOT Testers who offer a DPF(Diesel Particulate Filter) Removal Service. The DVSA have given Two Sheffield Testers, a 2 year ban after being found to be selling DPF (Diesel Particulate Filter) Removal Services, see link below to read the full story. To Read about the MOT Testing ban for Mechanics carrying out DPF Removal please click here.   We have always advised customers that this is not a service we will provide and explained to them the impact that removal would have … Continue reading

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Does your car need a service?Whats hidden under your bonnet?

Does your car need a service?Whats hidden under your bonnet?  A lot of people would be horrified to know whats hidden under their bonnet, if your car has had a service recently you can breath a sigh of relief as your car will be a lot healthier than some we have seen recently. We often hear people say “I don’t know why my car has suddenly gone wrong and needs repairing”.  When asked when they last serviced their car they say “oh, I can’t remember it was quite a while ago”. Cars a similar to people they need clean air to breathe or they struggle running properly. By not servicing a car, the oil becomes polluted and collects carbon deposits which eventually stick on parts within the engine and cause premature failure, oil leaks or general running problems. These are … Continue reading

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