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If your Rover has broken down or you need an important Rover milestone service or general maintenance in the Hastings area it can be quite stressful choosing a mechanic familiar with your Rover 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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If your Rover 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 Hastings area then use our simple form to arrange a quote; Perhaps you need a specialist mechanic or a garage in the Hastings area experienced with diagnosing common Rover problems or with the OBD equipment to identify & reset factory service faults and take care of those service warning lights
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Rover Repairs Hastings

Rover Repairs Hastings

Rover Parts: Supply & Fit

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rover 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 Rover model

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rover Alternators
Replacement Rover alternators fitted

Rover Starter Motors
Replacement Rover Starter motors installed

Rover Maintenance - Rover Hydraulic Braking System 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 controls the Master Cylinder (a fluid filled hydraulic piston) that transfers stopping power to the brakes

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

Braking increases hydraulic brake fluid pressure

Modern Rover braking systems use hydraulic links to transfer stopping power

Hastings Rover Brake Repairs

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 Rover rear wheels

In hydraulic braking systems, braking pressure operates a slave cylinder

Drum Brakes are an older system than Rover 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

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

Rover Brake Servicing - Rover Brake Discs and Pads

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

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

if the Rover 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.

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

The brake pads on your Rover should wear first

Rover Brake Servicing & Inspection Hastings

Brake calliper operation

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

Wheel cylinder condition

Correct brake pad movement and level of wear

Replace Brake Fluid if necessary

Hydraulic brake pipe fittings and joints for corrosion and leaking

ABS warning light operation

Brake pipe Condition

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

Top Up Brake and Clutch Fluid Levels or

Auxiliary handbrake shoes where appropriate

Brake drum condition

Adjust handbrake

General brake disc condition

Lubricate Hand Brake Linkages

Handbrake function and travel

Hand brake linkage condition

Rover 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 Rover steering system is uneven tyre wear

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

Rover Steering, Wheels & Tyres:-

Wheel Bearings for wear - play or noise

Power Steering Reservoir Levels and Top Up

Correct wheel balance, including spare

Correct Tyre Pressure - inc Spare

Tyre Condition - inc Spare

Steering Condition

Steering Linkages for wear and corrosion

Rover Tyre wear and wheel alignment

Steering Rack Gaiter condition

Correct wheel nut torque to manufacturer's recommendations

Rover 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.

Braking increases hydraulic brake fluid pressure.

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.

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

Replacement Rover Cambelt - Timing Belt

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

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

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

High compression diesel engines are normally interference engines

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

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

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

Hastings:- Rover Replacement Clutch

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

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 Rover 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 theRover 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

Rover Fuel Injection

EFI - Electronic Fuel Injection
The Rover 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

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

Rover 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 Rover vehicles

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

Rover Maintenance - Oil & Filter Change Hastings

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 Rover engine minimising the effects that water, particles, and fuel combustion residus can have on Rover performance
Once they have absorbed the maximum amount of water and other contaminants; the risk of corrosion and failure in your in your Rover 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 Rover recommended oil change guidelines to ensure you validate your warranty.

Oil & Filter Change
A new Rover oil filter and oil change shouldn't need a specialist Rover 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 Rover 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 Rover running smoothly

Synthetic Oil Change - Hastings
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 Rover 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 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 Rover engine thus, changing the lubrication properties.

Rover Replacement Exhausts Hastings

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

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

Rover Specialists Hastings Area

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Rover Models

  • Rover
  • Rover 25
  • Rover 75
  • Rover City Rover

Hastings Tyre Fitting

Rover Replacement Tyres: Fit new tyres to your Rover

  • Uneven Tyre Wear?
    Rover Tracking adjustment
  • Rover Wheel alignment
  • Rover Tyre Fitting
  • Michelin
  • Pirelli
  • Dunlop
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Rover ABS - Anti-lock Braking System

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

Rover Aircon (Air Conditioning)

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

Rover Filters

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

Rover Electronic Sensors

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

Rover Electrical Components

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

Rover Wheel Components

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

Rover Brake Parts

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

Rover Clutch Fitting

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

Rover Exhausts

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

Rover Engine Repairs

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

Hastings Gasket Fitting

  • Rover Valve Cover Gasket
  • Rover Cylinder Head Gasket

Rover Oil & Hydraulics

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

Rover Misc

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

Suspension Rover

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

Rover Problems

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