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If your Car has broken down or you need an important Car milestone service or general maintenance in the Bradford area it can be quite stressful choosing a mechanic familiar with your Car model or type of Cylinder Head Skimming repair if you haven't had time to build up a relationship with a local garage
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If your Car needs an urgent repair, a new timing belt , brake pads or just a general service and oil change and you're looking for a garage or mobile mechanic in the Bradford area then use our simple form to arrange a quote; Perhaps you need a specialist mechanic or a garage in the Bradford area experienced with diagnosing common Car problems or with the OBD equipment to identify & reset factory service faults and take care of those service warning lights
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We can help source most Car Parts for local fitting

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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 Maintenance - Car Hydraulic Braking System Servicing and Repair

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

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

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

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

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

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 Brake Servicing - Car Brake Discs and Pads

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.

The brake pads on your Car should wear first

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

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

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

Car Brake Servicing & Inspection Bradford

Wheel cylinder condition

Adjust handbrake

Brake pipe Condition

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

Replace Brake Fluid if necessary

Handbrake function and travel

Hydraulic brake pipe fittings and joints for corrosion and leaking

Top Up Brake and Clutch Fluid Levels or

Brake calliper operation

Auxiliary handbrake shoes where appropriate

ABS warning light operation

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

Lubricate Hand Brake Linkages

Hand brake linkage condition

Brake drum condition

Correct brake pad movement and level of wear

General brake disc condition

Car Steering - Steering System Inspection

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

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

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

Car Steering, Wheels & Tyres:-

Steering Condition

Correct wheel nut torque to manufacturer's recommendations

Steering Rack Gaiter condition

Steering Linkages for wear and corrosion

Car Tyre wear and wheel alignment

Correct Tyre Pressure - inc Spare

Power Steering Reservoir Levels and Top Up

Correct wheel balance, including spare

Wheel Bearings for wear - play or noise

Tyre Condition - inc Spare

Car Brake Servicing: Brake Discs, Pads & Hydraulics

Modern braking systems use hydraulic links to transfer stopping power.

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

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.

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

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.

Replacement Car Timing Belt or Cambelt

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

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

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

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

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

High compression diesel engines are normally interference engines

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

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

Bradford Replacement Car 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

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

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

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 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

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

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

Car Fuel Injectors - Fuel Injection

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

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

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 Maintenance - Oil & Filter Change Bradford

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

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.

Synthetic Oil Change - Bradford
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

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 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.

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 Replacement Exhausts Bradford

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

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

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

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 Braking System

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

Car Air Conditioning

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

Car Fuel, Oil & Air Filters

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

Car Electronic Sensors

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

Car Electrical

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

Car Wheel & Axle

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

Car Brake Parts

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

Car Clutch Fitting

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

Car Exhaust Systems

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

Car Engine Parts

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

Car Gaskets

  • Car Cylinder Head Gasket
  • Car Valve Cover Gasket

Car Lubrication System

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

Car Misc

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

Car - Suspension & Springs

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

Car Problems

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