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North West England Mechanic - Car Cooling System Repairs

The Car thermostat allows the engine to reach operating temperature before opening a valve to pass coolant through the radiator; if the thermostat or valve is faulty the coolant may not circulate correctly

When the engine remains cool in motorway driving but your Car overheats in slow moving traffic then your cooling fan or thermostat may not be operating correctly

North West England pump repairs: Car cooling pumps circulate water around the engine to collect and dissipate heat from the fuel combustion process; if the Car water pump stops working properly the engine will overheat and may seize

The engine coolant is normally a mixture of water and antifreeze to lower the freezing point and prevent damage in cold winters

Replacement Car Water pumps & cooling system components, if you're in the North West England area just use our quick enquiry form for a quote

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Car Water Pump installation North West England
Replacement Car radiators, cooling fans, cooling system pipework & joints fitted

The engine coolant has to operate at high temperatures; above the boiling point of pure water; a mixture of water and antifreez is used in a pressurised system to increase the fluid boiling point; a loss of coolant pressure can cause the engine to slowly overheat as the coolant boils

If your Car is overheating you may have a leak in the radiator or be losing fluid from your cooling system

North West England Car Coolant: Radiator, Pipework & Pump Replacement

Car Water Pumps North West England

Car North West England: Cooling System: Fan, Pump, Radiator & Parts Replaced

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

Car Starter Motors
Replacement Car Starter motors installed

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 Alternators
Replacement Car alternators fitted

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Modern Car braking systems use hydraulic links to transfer stopping power

Braking increases hydraulic brake fluid pressure

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

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 Hydraulic Disc Brake and Drum Brake Systems

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

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

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

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

Car Brakes - Car Brake Servicing and Maintenance

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

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

The brake pads on your Car should wear first

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

Car Brake Inspection Elements

Brake pipe Condition

Brake drum condition

Adjust handbrake

Lubricate Hand Brake Linkages

Replace Brake Fluid if necessary

Wheel cylinder condition

Top Up Brake and Clutch Fluid Levels or

Correct brake pad movement and level of wear

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

General brake disc condition

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

Hand brake linkage condition

ABS warning light operation

Brake calliper operation

Hydraulic brake pipe fittings and joints for corrosion and leaking

Auxiliary handbrake shoes where appropriate

Handbrake function and travel

Car Steering System

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

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

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 nut torque to manufacturer's recommendations

Power Steering Reservoir Levels and Top Up

Tyre Condition - inc Spare

Car Tyre wear and wheel alignment

Wheel Bearings for wear - play or noise

Correct wheel balance, including spare

Correct Tyre Pressure - inc Spare

Steering Condition

Steering Linkages for wear and corrosion

Steering Rack Gaiter condition

Car Services: Brakes Servicing and Repair

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

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.

Modern braking systems use hydraulic links to transfer stopping power.

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.

Braking increases hydraulic brake fluid pressure.

Car Timing Belt or Cambelt

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

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

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

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

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

High compression diesel engines are normally interference engines

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

Car Clutch Replacement North West England

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

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

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

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

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

Car Engine Efficiency - 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

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

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

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 Oil Change Frequency

Synthetic Oil Change - North West England
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

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

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

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.

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 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.

Car Replacement Exhausts North West England

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

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

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 Sensor
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  • ABS Pump
  • ABS Pump Modulator Combined
  • ABS Modulator

Car Cooling System

  • Car Radiator
  • Car Pipe Fittings
  • Car Thermostat
  • Engine Coolant
  • Car Water Pump

Car Aircon (Air Conditioning)

  • Car AC Compressor
  • Car AC Evaporator
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  • Car AC Pump
  • Car AC Fluid Top Up

Car Fuel, Oil & Air Filters

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

Car Sensors

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

Car Electrical Systems

  • Car Spark Plug HT Leads
  • Car ECU Mapping Remap
  • Car Fuel Pump
  • Car Parking Light
  • Car Heater Core
  • Car Headlights
  • Car Ignition Coil
  • Car Electronic Control Unit
  • Car Thermostats
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  • Car Cooling Fan
  • Car Lambda Sensor
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  • Car Antenna
  • Car Tail Lights
  • Car Water Pump
  • Car Starter Motor
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Car Wheel Components

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

Car Brake Servicing

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

Car Clutch Fitting

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

Car Exhaust Systems

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

Car Engine Components

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

Car Gaskets

  • Car Cylinder Head Gasket
  • Car Valve Cover Gasket

Car Oil & Hydraulics

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

Car Parts

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

Suspension Car

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

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Common Problems

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