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Birmingham: Chevrolet Parts Fitted

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

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

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

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

Chevrolet 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 Chevrolet model

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

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

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

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

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

Chevrolet Starter Motors
Replacement Chevrolet Starter motors installed

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

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

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

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

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

Chevrolet Alternators
Replacement Chevrolet alternators fitted

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

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

Birmingham Brake Servicing - New Disc Brakes & Pads

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

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

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

Braking increases hydraulic brake fluid pressure

Chevrolet Disc Brakes and Drum Brake Systems

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

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

In hydraulic braking systems, braking pressure operates a slave cylinder

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 Chevrolet 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

Chevrolet Brake Servicing - Chevrolet Brake Maintenance & Parts Replacement

The brake pads on your Chevrolet should wear first

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

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

if the Chevrolet 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.

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

Chevrolet Brake Servicing & Inspection Birmingham

Replace Brake Fluid if necessary

Handbrake function and travel

Hydraulic brake pipe fittings and joints for corrosion and leaking

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

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

Adjust handbrake

Brake pipe Condition

Auxiliary handbrake shoes where appropriate

ABS warning light operation

Correct brake pad movement and level of wear

Brake drum condition

Top Up Brake and Clutch Fluid Levels or

Brake calliper operation

Hand brake linkage condition

Lubricate Hand Brake Linkages

Wheel cylinder condition

General brake disc condition

Chevrolet 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

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 Chevrolet steering system is uneven tyre wear

Common symptoms of Chevrolet steering alignment problems include:-
Vehicle Drift - Your Chevrolet 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.

Chevrolet steering inspections:-

Chevrolet Tyre wear and wheel alignment

Correct wheel balance, including spare

Correct wheel nut torque to manufacturer's recommendations

Tyre Condition - inc Spare

Steering Rack Gaiter condition

Steering Condition

Correct Tyre Pressure - inc Spare

Steering Linkages for wear and corrosion

Wheel Bearings for wear - play or noise

Power Steering Reservoir Levels and Top Up

Chevrolet Services Braking System Servicing and Repair

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

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.

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

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

Braking increases hydraulic brake fluid pressure.

Replacement Chevrolet Timing Belt or Cambelt

High compression diesel engines are normally interference engines

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

Generally Chevrolet belts should be replaced every 60,000 miles or less. So, if you have just bought a secondhand Chevrolet 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 Chevrolet Owner's manual for your model for the recommended changing frequency

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

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

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

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

Birmingham Replacement Chevrolet 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

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

The Chevrolet 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 theChevrolet transmission system

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

Chevrolet 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 Chevrolet clutch disc and pressure plate are replaced. Replacing the Chevrolet Clutch is a major operation and it is sometimes advisable to replace a number of items, often supplied as a Chevrolet Clutch kit:-
Chevrolet clutch disc
pressure plate
release bearing
pilot bearing - bushing (when required)
internal Chevrolet clutch slave cylinder

Chevrolet Engine Efficiency - Fuel Injection

EFI - Electronic Fuel Injection
The Chevrolet 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

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

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 Chevrolet vehicles

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

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

Chevrolet Oil Change Frequency

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 Chevrolet engine minimising the effects that water, particles, and fuel combustion residus can have on Chevrolet performance
Once they have absorbed the maximum amount of water and other contaminants; the risk of corrosion and failure in your in your Chevrolet engine increases

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 Chevrolet recommended oil change guidelines to ensure you validate your warranty.

Synthetic Oil Change - Birmingham
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 Chevrolet 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 Chevrolet oil filter and oil change shouldn't need a specialist Chevrolet 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 Chevrolet engine fails

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 Chevrolet running smoothly

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 Chevrolet engine thus, changing the lubrication properties.

Chevrolet Exhaust Fitting Birmingham

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

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

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

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Chevrolet Models

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  • Chevrolet SSR
  • Chevrolet Suburban
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Birmingham Tyre Fitting

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Chevrolet ABS

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

Chevrolet Aircon (Air Conditioning)

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

Chevrolet Fuel, Oil & Air Filters

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

Chevrolet Electronic Sensors

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

Chevrolet Electrical Components

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

Chevrolet Wheel & Axle

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

Chevrolet Braking System

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

Chevrolet Clutch Fitting

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

Chevrolet Exhaust Systems

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

Chevrolet Engine Components

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

Chevrolet Gaskets

  • Chevrolet Cylinder Head Gasket
  • Chevrolet Valve Cover Gasket

Chevrolet Oil & Hydraulics

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

Chevrolet Parts

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

Chevrolet - Suspension & Springs

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

Common Problems

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