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What is the difference between an Interim Service and a Full Service?
A Full Service is ideal as an annual maintenance programme for your car and recommended every 12,000 miles or 12 months – whichever is sooner (some manufacturers may recommend more frequent checks).
An Interim Service is ideal for vehicles used for short, mainly urban journeys or for those who wish to service vehicles doing very high mileage more regularly. An Interim Service every 6,000 miles or 6 months helps keep your car safe and roadworthy between full services.
What is an Oil Service?
The three part Oil Service between services, when preparing for a long journey or just for some peace of mind.
We only recommend and use genuine part for services to provide optimal vehicle performance.
What to look out for before your MOT
If you drive a car that’s over three years old, then once a year, by law, you’ll have to put it in for a MOT test. Which, more often than not, ends up making a nasty dent in your bank account. But there are a few simple ways to save yourself some money.
Well, just follow this step-by-step guide and you could prevent your car from failing its MOT. And remember, if you’re driving a car without a valid MOT (unless driving to and from the test centre), you’re not covered by your car insurance as well as breaking the law.
NOTE: Remember to switch off your engine before looking under the bonnet.
Let’s start off by checking the lighting and electrical system.
In many cases, all you need do to rectify a fault is simply change a bulb.
• Headlights – check that low and high beam work
• Brake lights
• Side repeat lights
• Left and right, front and rear indicators
• Front number plate light
• Rear number plate light
• Driver’s side fog light
• Hazard and emergency lights
Now, let’s move on to the interior of your car.
Check the following:
• Seatbelts must be free from tears or slices and all buckles and fastenings should work freely
• Seat runners and mountings should be rust-free, structurally sound and in good working order
• All interior mirrors should be free from cracks and fitted correctly (this applies to external mirrors, too)
On to the outside of your car…
Let’s start with doors, locks and handles:
• All doors should shut correctly, including the boot or tailgate
• Doors should also shut flush with the bodywork, be completely secure and free from rattles
External bodywork and chassis checks:
• Check the sills for rust and corrosion
• Check that any part of the chassis that is integral to your car’s structure is sound
• Also check that the bumpers are free from cracks or protruding edges
Engine bay and engine component checks:
• All fuel, brake and power steering and lines should be free from rust or leaking fluid.
Exhaust system, including CAT if required:
• All parts of the exhaust system, including the downpipe, manifold and rear silencer must be sealed
• There must be no rattles
• Maximum emission level is 14 – anything below this is acceptable
• All shock absorbers, mountings bushes and boots must be free from corrosion
• Dampers must be leak-free
• Your car’s steering should be smooth, including flow in the steering rack
• There should be no play in the steering rack
• All bolts, steering boots and joints in the rack must be in working order with no excessive play
Footbrake and handbrake:
• Footbrake and handbrake lines must be leak-free, in working order and not feel ‘spongy’
• Brake pipes should be in good working order, without leaks or any sign of perishing
• Cables to the handbrake must be fitted correctly without any overhanging cable
• Your car should not pull to the left or right when the brakes are applied
• Your tyres must have the minimum depth of tread, 1.6mm, two thirds of the way across
• No splits, bulges or illegal repairs, such as tyre wall repairs
• The above applies to your spare tyre, too
Windscreen and windscreen wipers:
• The windscreen should be free from cracks (stone chips are acceptable, though)
• All wipers and washers should be fitted correctly and be in good working order.
So there you have a list of basic checks to make sure your car stands a better chance of passing its MOT. And potentially, a good way of saving money too.
We can restore or respray your vehicle to the highest possible standard with colour coded paint.
Colour Coded Body Paint
Our highly trained team of paint technicians can take the plastic body parts of your vehicle and paint them to whatever colour you chose to modify bodywork to suit kits or colour code bumpers handles etc.
This can Include:
Wing Mirrors, Bumpers, Side Skirts, Front Grills, Air Intakes, Trims & Mouldings
Dynamic Body Kits
Replacements & Fittings for Major Manufacturers & Specialists