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Newcastle Upon Tyne Car Crash Damage: Body & Paint Repairs

When a Car has been custom painted and needs a paint touch up or partial respray then it's important to use the original paint or it may be necessary to carry out a more extensive respray than seems necessary due to differences in surface colour under different light sources or time of day

Metamorism can be a problem with matching custom paintwork: The paint may look an identical match in daylight but completely different in artificial light

Many minor surface dents can be removed without needing to paint the affected panel unless the paint surface is damaged or starts to delaminate from the substrate

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If your Car has been involved in a minor collision then some body panels may need to be repaired or replaced depending upon the severity and location of the impact

Minor surface damage including key scratches to the Car laquer or paint finish and Car bumper scuffs may be repaired quite easily

Most Car replacement body panels can be refinished to match the original Car paint colour and avoid a full respray

Car Newcastle Upon Tyne Bodyshop: Panel Repairs & Spray Paint

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Car Engines
Car Engine repairs, cylinder head skimming, valves & pistons

Car Tyres
Steel wheels, alloy wheels and tyres repaired and replaced with cheap tyres, run-flat tyres or low profile & performance tyres depending upon your budget and driving requirements. Part-Worn tyres may be available for your Car model

Car Performance Spares
OEM Car parts fitted or replaced with alternative performance parts

Car Brakes
Routine Car servicing, replacement Car brake pads & discs fitted, Car hydraulic pipework and joints inspected, repaired or replaced for a complete braking system overhaul

Car Gearboxes
Car Manual & Automatic gearbox servicing & repair - Fitting a new or reconditioned Car gearbox

Car Fuel Pumps
Often replaced at a milestone service if the fuel pump is operated by the Timing belt

Car Clutches
Car clutch repairs Newcastle Upon Tyne - Checking for leaks and repairing-replacing the clutch master-slave cylinder and fitting a new Car Clutch kit

Car Paint Resprays
Paint resprays for minor scratch damage to the Car paint surface or coating; Custom paintwork to make your Car different using metallic paints, pearlescent pigments or company colours.

Car Exhausts
Car Engine manifolds, Front box, Back box, catalytic converter and exhaust pipes for Car Exhausts fitted & welded

Car EGR Valves
Replacement Car EGR valves - ensure the exhaust gas recirculation system is functioning correctly on your Car - The EGR valve helps your Car burn fuel more efficiently by recirculating a portion the exhaust gas through combustion chamber and helps reduce Car engine emissions; a broke or sticking EGR valve can be the cause of an MOT failure due to excessive emissions

Car Electrical Components
Car electrical faults repaired using Car OEM components - Car sensors checked e.g. Lambda sensors, air flow meters etc

Car Starter Motors
Replacement Car Starter motors installed

Car Alternators
Replacement Car alternators fitted

Car Autoelectrics
Car electrical faults diagnosed - OBD fault finding - Car engine fault codes checked & service lights reset - ECU problems, key coding and CANBUS systems checked

Car Timing Belt - Car Cambelt
Car Timing Belts replaced as part of a planned Car service or if the Timing Belt on your Car has snapped then a full engine inspection for valve & piston damage

Car Suspension System
Car replacement shock absorbers & springs fitted for front or rear suspension problems, broken springs. Custom suspension systems installed, lowering springs fitted

Car Body Panels
Replacement Car panels fitted & sprayed to match - Light Car Panel damage repairs

Car Oil Change & Filters Replaced
Car Air filters, pollen filters; oil filter & fuel filter replaced, engine oil changed - Multigrade or Synthetic oils

Car Cooling System
Replacement Car radiators fitted, cooling system pipework inspected for leaks and cooling fluid replaced to keep your Car engine at its optimal operating temperature

Car Services - Car Hydraulic Braking System Servicing and Repair Newcastle Upon Tyne

Modern Car braking systems use hydraulic links to transfer stopping power

Car brakes can last for thousand of miles depending on use and regular service

The brake pedal controls the Master Cylinder (a fluid filled hydraulic piston) that transfers stopping power to the brakes

Braking increases hydraulic brake fluid pressure

The enforced contact between the brake pads and brake drum or brake disc increases friction to slow down or stop the vehicle

The hydraulic brake fluid is a non-compressible liquid so braking pressure is transferred via the brake pipes to the wheels and operates a slave cylinder piston that forces the brake pads against a brake drum or brake disc

Car Disc Brakes and Drum Brake Systems

Hydraulic braking pressure forces a brake calliper to press the brake pads against the disc to apply the necessary stopping force

Drum Brakes are an older system than Car disc brakes and use two half moon shaped brake shoes that move outwards during use to apply a frictional stopping force against the inside of a brake drum

Drum Brakes, if fitted, are usually found on Car rear wheels

In hydraulic braking systems, braking pressure operates a slave cylinder

Car disc brakes have a pair of high friction brake pads mounted either side of a brake disc

Car Brakes - Car Brake Servicing and Maintenance

Car brake discs will wear and need replacing eventually and should be inspected for pitting

Car Brakes will safely function correctly without the need for replacement for many thousands of miles

If the Car brake discs warp then they should be replaced immediately

The brake pads on your Car should wear first

if the Car brakes overheat and are allowed to cool with pressure still applied for m the brake pads/shoes then it is possible for the disc to warp.

Car Brake Servicing & Inspection Newcastle Upon Tyne

Wheel cylinder condition

Clean and remove brake dust and loose corrosion and dirt from drums

Brake drum condition

Hand brake linkage condition

Hydraulic brake pipe fittings and joints for corrosion and leaking

Lubricate Hand Brake Linkages

ABS warning light operation

And carry out the following maintenance of your Car braking system:-

Correct brake pad movement and level of wear

Brake pipe Condition

Replace Brake Fluid if necessary

Brake calliper operation

Adjust handbrake

Handbrake function and travel

General brake disc condition

Auxiliary handbrake shoes where appropriate

Top Up Brake and Clutch Fluid Levels or

Car Steering System

One of the first signs of a potential problem with your Car steering system is uneven tyre wear

The tyres will need to be replaced much sooner than necessary until the steering rack is adjusted to bring your wheels into correct alignment

Common symptoms of Car steering alignment problems include:-
Vehicle Drift - Your Car tends to pull left or right when travelling in a straight line
Modern Power steering and Drive by Wire Systems do not have the same mechanical linkages between the steering column and drive wheels making it difficult to 'feel' how the steering is performing.

The tyre tread is rapidly removed from the inner or outer tyre edge of your front tyres

Car steering inspections:-

Correct wheel balance, including spare

Correct Tyre Pressure - inc Spare

Steering Condition

Wheel Bearings for wear - play or noise

Steering Linkages for wear and corrosion

Car Tyre wear and wheel alignment

Tyre Condition - inc Spare

Correct wheel nut torque to manufacturer's recommendations

Power Steering Reservoir Levels and Top Up

Steering Rack Gaiter condition

Car Services: Brakes Servicing and Repair

The hydraulic brake fluid is a non-compressible liquid so braking pressure is transferred via the brake pipes to the wheels and operates a slave cylinder piston that forces the brake pads against a brake drum or brake disc.

The enforced contact between the brake pads and brake drum or brake disc increases friction to slow down or stop the vehicle.

The brake pedal is attached the Master Cylinder; a fluid filled hydraulic piston.

Braking increases hydraulic brake fluid pressure.

Modern braking systems use hydraulic links to transfer stopping power.

Brakes can last for thousand of miles depending on use and regular service.

Car Replacement Timing Belt or Cambelt Newcastle Upon Tyne

Timing belts must be replaced at a specified manufacturer's interval. The timing belt should also be inspected regularly and replaced immediately if there is any evidence of cracking or fraying cuts or excessive wear

The Timing Belt synchronizes the camshaft to the crankshaft position ensuring the valves open and close at the correct time in relation to the piston. Some vehicles use a cam chain in place of the belt or a timing gear system instead

Often it is prudent to replace a combination of items associated with the timing system. Most of the needed Car parts can be obtained as timing kits containing the appropriate timing components; such as: Car timing belt
timing belt tensioners
timing belt tensioner idler roller
front lower crank shaft seal
water pump gasket

High compression diesel engines are normally interference engines

If the timing belt snaps it will most probably cause serious engine damage. The camshaft stops turning with some of the valves left in the open position. In a Free Running Engine there is enough clearance between a fully open valve and the piston head to avoid serious damage. In an Interference Engine there is no clearance and the engine relies upon accurate timing to keep the valves and piston head separated. With a broken timing belt; the inertia helps the crankshaft to rotate freely forcing the pistons to strike the open valves resulting in damaged valves, pistons, and possibly even damage to the cylinder head

Since Car Timing Belts are hidden inside the engine they tend to be forgotten when purchasing a used Car

The toothed belt connecting the engine crankshaft to the camshaft is known as the Cambelt or Timing belt

Generally Car belts should be replaced every 60,000 miles or less. So, if you have just bought a secondhand Car that has 40,000 to 80,000 miles then it is important to know if the timing belt has been replaced or needs replacing. Check the Car Owner's manual for your model for the recommended changing frequency

Newcastle Upon Tyne:- Car Replacement Clutch

When the clutch is dis-engaged the clamping force is removed so the clutch disc spins with the flywheel and no power is transmitted

The pressure plate comprises heavy-duty release springs, a metal pressure ring acting as a high friction surface to interact with the clutch disc, a thrust ring (or thrust fingers) for the release bearing, and release levers

Disengaging the clutch acts on heavy-duty release springs to isolate the pressure plate so that the disc is no longer pressed against the flywheel

The Car clutch disc is, not surprisingly, a disc with each side covered in a high friction material. It is designed to engage with the high-friction surfaces of the pressure plate and flywheel. It is also designed to transmit power to theCar transmission system

Car Clutch failure often occurs when one or more of the high friction surface materials wears out on the disc. Even when the pressure plate is engaged and a clamping force is applied, there is no longer sufficient friction to transmit power without the clutch slipping. Normally the Car clutch disc and pressure plate are replaced. Replacing the Car Clutch is a major operation and it is sometimes advisable to replace a number of items, often supplied as a Car Clutch kit:-
Car clutch disc
pressure plate
release bearing
pilot bearing - bushing (when required)
internal Car clutch slave cylinder

Engaging the clutch forces the clutch against the flywheel transmitting power from the crankshaft to the transmission shaft

The centre of the clutch disc has a spline pattern that matches splines on the power input shaft of the transmission system

Car Fuel Injection

Car Engine Mapping
The Car ECU controlling engine performance is pre-programmed with software containing embedded data on engine performance for different combinations of engine speed and acceleration

LPG Petrol or Diesel Metering
Fuel Injection systems have replaced carburetors for the accurate mixing and delivering of petrol, lpg or diesel fuel in modern Car vehicles

Car Fuel Injection
Fuel injection systems mix fuel with just the right amount of air for optimal combustion & energy release in an internal combustion engine

EFI - Electronic Fuel Injection
The Car fuel injection system is controlled by a mini-computer or Electronic Control Unit (ECU) that assimilates data from a series of temperature sensors and oxygen or lambda sensors providing feedback to help optimise fuel efficiency and power under a variety of conditions

Car Re-Mapping Newcastle Upon Tyne
The Car ECU can be replaced with a programmable ECU or re-mapped to electronically alter the engine performance characteristics

Car Maintenance - Oil & Filter Change Newcastle Upon Tyne

Oil Composition
Engine Lubricating Oil is composed of hundreds of chemicals; some can interact chemically, polymerise, oxidise and break down with the extreme conditions of temperature & shear forces pulling the oil molecules apart in your Car engine thus, changing the lubrication properties.

Moisture Scavengers - Detergents - Acidity Regulators
Moisture scavengers, detergents and acidity regulators prevent all kinds of contaminants degrading and abrading the internal moving surfaces of your Car engine minimising the effects that water, particles, and fuel combustion residus can have on Car performance
Once they have absorbed the maximum amount of water and other contaminants; the risk of corrosion and failure in your in your Car engine increases

Oil Change Masterclass
Keep a small amount of the engine oil used in your next oil change in a sealed container; then when you check your oil level with the dipstick you can compare the lubricity or lubricating properties of the oil against your fresh oil:- If the oil on the dipstick seems thin compared to your reference oil sample; it may be time to get an oil change to keep your Car running smoothly

Synthetic Oil Change - Newcastle Upon Tyne
Modern synthetic oils can last longer than old petroleum based multigrades because they are more inert with a laboratory designed molecular structure and fewer natural catalytic impurities that increase oil breakdown compared to the cheaper engine oils

Oil & Filter Change
A new Car oil filter and oil change shouldn't need a specialist Car engineer and is minimal compared to the cost of an Engine Rebuild; with regular maintenance and routine servicing working out cheaper than disaster recover when your Car engine fails

Oil Change Frequency
The mechanics rule of thumb with traditional multigrade engine oils used to be "change the oil every 3000 miles" but many vehicle manufacturers indicate 5000 to 7000 miles. Initially, follow the Car recommended oil change guidelines to ensure you validate your warranty.

Anti Oxidants
Preventing internal engine oxidation in your Car motor is the job of sacrificial anti-oxidants present in the lubricating oil; Anti oxidants are sacrificed to protect your engine and will eventually be depleted making it necessary to change your oil regularly

Car Exhaust Fitting Newcastle Upon Tyne

The Car exhaust system allows poisonous gases from the fuel combustionto vent into the atmoshpere away from the driver and cabin

The exhaust pipework helps muffle and deaden the noise from the fuel combustion process

Explosions from the instantaneous ignition of the compressed fuel and air igniting in the combustion chamber creat a lot of noise that needs to be silenced in the urban environment

Corroded exhaust pipes allow fumes and noise to escape; increasing the risk of poisonous carbon monoxide entering the cabin and significantly increasing noise making detection an easy task

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Car ABS - Anti-lock Brakes

  • ABS Pump
  • ABS Sensor
  • ABS Ecu
  • ABS Pump Modulator Combined
  • ABS Modulator
  • ABS Control Unit

Car Air Conditioning

  • Car AC Radiator
  • Car AC Fluid Top Up
  • Car AC Evaporator
  • Car AC Condenser
  • Car AC Pump
  • Car AC Receiver Drier
  • Car AC Compressor

Car Fuel, Oil & Air Filters

  • Car Cabin Air and Pollen Filter
  • Car Transmission Filter Kit
  • Car Fuel Filter
  • Car Oil Filter
  • Car Air Filter

Car Electronic Sensors

  • Car Temperature Sensor
  • Car Oxygen Sensor
  • Car Air Flow Mass Meter

Car Electrical Systems

  • Car Alternator
  • Car Thermostats
  • Car Electronic Control Unit
  • Car Lambda Sensor
  • Car Cooling Fan
  • Car Antenna
  • Car ECU Mapping Remap
  • Car Bulbs
  • Car Water Pump
  • Car Headlights
  • Car Heater Core
  • Car Starter Motor
  • Car Window Motors
  • Car Ignition Coil
  • Car Heater Blower Motor
  • Car Fog Lights
  • Car Fuel Pump
  • Car Spark Plugs
  • Car Tail Lights
  • Car Spark Plug HT Leads
  • Car Parking Light
  • Car Oxygen Sensor
  • Car Eibach Pro Kit

Car Wheel Components

  • Car Control Arm
  • Car Tyres
  • Car Ball Joints
  • Car CV Joint Boot Kit
  • Car Alloy Wheel Repairs
  • Car Axle Assembly

Car Brake Parts

  • Car Brake Slave Cylinder
  • Car Brake Discs
  • Car Brake Master Cylinder
  • Car Brake Pads
  • Car Brake Compensator Valve
  • Car Brake Rotor
  • Car Brake Drums
  • Car Brake Servo
  • Car Brake Calipers

Car Clutches

  • Car Clutch Master Cylinder
  • Car Clutch Cable
  • Car Flywheel
  • Car Clutch Kit
  • Car Clutch Slave Cylinder
  • Car Clutch Pressure Plate
  • Car Clutch Pedal
  • Car Dual Mass Flywheel

Car Exhaust Systems

  • Car EGR Valve
  • Car Exhaust
  • Car Muffler
  • Car Oxygen Sensor
  • Car Tailpipe
  • Car Exhaust System Complete
  • Car Silencer
  • Car Exhaust Pipes
  • Car Exhaust Manifold
  • Car Exhaust Box
  • Car Lambda Sensor
  • Car Catalytic Converter (Catalyst)

Car Engine Repairs

  • Car Timing Chain Kits
  • Car Pistons and Cylinder
  • Car Ignition Coil
  • Car Engine Mounts
  • Car Cylinder Head Gasket
  • Car Fuel Injector
  • Car Timing Belt Kits
  • Car Distributor Cap & Rotor

Car Gaskets

  • Car Valve Cover Gasket
  • Car Cylinder Head Gasket

Car Oil & Hydraulics

  • Car Oil Cap
  • Car Oil and Hydraulic Fluid
  • Car Oil Filter
  • Car Oil Sump and Plate
  • Car Oil Pump
  • Car Fuel Cap

Car Parts

  • Car Radiator Pipes
  • Car Tie Rods
  • Car Steering Rack
  • Car Bonnet Latch and Strut
  • Car Power Steering Hoses
  • Car Power Steering Pump
  • Car Struts
  • Car Wiper Blades
  • Car Shock Absorbers
  • Car Throttle Body & Cable
  • Car Radiator
  • Car Hood Emblems
  • Car Serpentine and V Belt
  • Car Windscreen Wipers

Car Suspension

  • Sway Bar
  • Idler arm
  • Rubber Grommets
  • Suspension Struts
  • Car Additional Suspension Components
  • Control Arms or Blades
  • Spring Condition
  • Car Timing Belt or Cambelt
  • Rubber Bushes
  • Inner and Outer Tie Rod ends
  • Pitman arm - Rear Wheel Drive Suspension
  • Ball Joints
  • Struts
  • Shock absorbers operation, evidence of Car bush wear
  • Shock Absorber performance
  • Tie Rods
  • Suspension Strut Pivots

Common Problems

  • Window stuck
  • Poor Fuel Economy
  • No Power When Accelerating
  • Corroded Brake Pipes
  • Car check engine light on
  • No pick up for first gear
  • Engine Overheating
  • Clutch slips at high revs
  • Cylinder head leaking
  • Fails Emissions Test
  • Tyres vibrate
  • Tyre outside edge wears quickly
  • Warning Lights On
  • Judder when braking
  • Blue Smoke From Exhaust
  • My Car Does Not drive Straight
  • Spongy Brakes
  • Fuse keeps blowing
  • Flywheel Vibrating
  • Engine Misfires
  • Seatbelt Locked
  • Blocked Fuel injectors
  • Coolant Leaking
  • Engine Idle Surge
  • Engine Stalls
  • Clogged Car air filter
  • Engine Idles Rough
  • Car Immobiliser
  • My Car Won't Start
  • Engine Pings or Knocks
  • Car Radiator fan not working
  • Engine Won't Start
  • Slipping when cold
  • Low Brake Pedal
  • Air Conditioning Not Working
  • Engine Oil Warning Light On
  • Steering Pulls To One Side
  • Thrust bearing worn
  • Car keeps stalling
  • Vacuum Leak
  • Leak in coolant system
  • Heater Not Working
  • Car Headlights not working
  • Excessive oil consumption
  • Tyre inside edge wears quickly
  • Clutch pedal on floor
  • Brakes Pull To One Side When Braking
  • Timing Belt Loose
  • Car Check Engine Light On
  • Dim headlights on engine idle
  • Battery Keeps going flat
  • Clutch slips if revved hard
  • Noisy Brakes
  • Car Lights not working
  • master cylinder leaking
  • Clutch Won't work
  • Engine Temperature Warning Light On
  • Front Tyres wearing quickly
  • slave cylinder leaking
  • Knocking sound
  • Loud Engine Noise
  • Power steering feels stiff
  • Injection System Warning Light
  • Automatic Locks Not Working
  • White Smoke From Exhaust
  • Clutch juddering
  • Can't get into gear
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