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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 Dumfries area then use our simple form to arrange a quote; Perhaps you need a specialist mechanic or a garage in the Dumfries 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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If your Car has broken down or you need an important Car milestone service or general maintenance in the Dumfries area it can be quite stressful choosing a mechanic familiar with your Car model or type of Repairs repair if you haven't had time to build up a relationship with a local garage
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Car Dumfries Repairs

Car Repairs Dumfries

Dumfries: Car Parts Fitted

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

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

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

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 Alternators
Replacement Car alternators fitted

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

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

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

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 Garage Services - Car Hydraulic Braking System Servicing and Repair

Modern Car braking systems use hydraulic links to transfer stopping power

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

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 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

Car Hydraulic Disc Brake and Drum Brake Systems

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

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

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

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 Brake Servicing - Car Brake Maintenance & Parts Replacement

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

The brake pads on your Car should wear first

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

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

Car Brake Inspection Elements

Hydraulic brake pipe fittings and joints for corrosion and leaking

Hand brake linkage condition

Lubricate Hand Brake Linkages

Auxiliary handbrake shoes where appropriate

Wheel cylinder condition

Correct brake pad movement and level of wear

Replace Brake Fluid if necessary

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

Handbrake function and travel

Brake pipe Condition

Top Up Brake and Clutch Fluid Levels or

Brake calliper operation

Adjust handbrake

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

Brake drum condition

ABS warning light operation

General brake disc condition

Car Steering - Steering System Inspection

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.

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

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

Car steering inspections:-

Power Steering Reservoir Levels and Top Up

Car Tyre wear and wheel alignment

Steering Rack Gaiter condition

Wheel Bearings for wear - play or noise

Steering Linkages for wear and corrosion

Correct wheel nut torque to manufacturer's recommendations

Correct Tyre Pressure - inc Spare

Tyre Condition - inc Spare

Steering Condition

Correct wheel balance, including spare

Car Brake Servicing: Brake Discs, Pads & Hydraulics

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

Modern braking systems use hydraulic links to transfer stopping power.

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

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

Braking increases hydraulic brake fluid pressure.

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

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

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

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

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

Car Clutch Fitting Dumfries

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

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 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

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

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

Car Fuel Injection Systems

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

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

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

Dumfries Maintenance - Car Oil Change

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

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

Synthetic Oil Change - Dumfries
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 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.

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 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

Car Exhaust Fitting Dumfries

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

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 Brakes

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

Car Aircon (Air Conditioning)

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

Car Fuel, Oil & Air Filters

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

Car Electronic Sensors

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

Car Electrical Systems

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

Car Wheel & Axle

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

Car Braking System

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

Car Clutches

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

Car Exhausts

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

Car Engine Repairs

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

Car Gaskets

  • Car Valve Cover Gasket
  • Car Cylinder Head Gasket

Car Oil & Hydraulics

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

Car Misc

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

Suspension Car

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

My Car Won't Start

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