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Vauxhall Brake Servicing & Repair

Vauxhall pads are made from a high friction compound that leaves a film of material on the disc rotor surface to effectively increase the stopping force that can be applied to the vehicle

Vauxhall brake pads are designed be replaced regularly and wear faster than the disc or rotor

Vauxhall brake discs convert the kinetic energy of the vehicle into heat as speed is reduced; if the brakes are applied often with aggressive driving or due to the momentum of a long hill descent then it is possible for the disc rotors to glow red hot and an uneven build up of friction material can be deposited on the disc surface from the pad

When pads are not used gently at first to bed in, or after aggressive driving where the discs glow hot; the uneven transfer of material from Vauxhall brake pad to disc can cause variations in Vauxhall disc thickness that can cause vibration during braking that is sometimes mistaken for warped discs

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Vauxhall Master Cylinder & Slave cylinders: Vauxhall hydraulic brakes rely on a piston to translate movement on the brake pedal or actuator to transfer stopping power to the disc brakes; the brake fluid needs to be replaced regularly along with the Vauxhall brake pads

Vauxhall Brake Servicing UK

Vauxhall Brakes And Brake Pads UK

Vauxhall Brake Components Supplied and Fitted by local garages

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

Vauxhall 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 Vauxhall model

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

Vauxhall Alternators
Replacement Vauxhall alternators fitted

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Vauxhall Starter Motors
Replacement Vauxhall Starter motors installed

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

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

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

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

UK Brake Fitting - 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

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

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

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

Modern Vauxhall braking systems use hydraulic links to transfer stopping power

Vauxhall Hydraulic Disc Brake and Drum Brake Systems

Drum Brakes, if fitted, are usually found on Vauxhall 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 Vauxhall 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

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

Vauxhall Brakes - Vauxhall Brake Servicing and Maintenance

if the Vauxhall 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.

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

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

The brake pads on your Vauxhall should wear first

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

Vauxhall Brake Inspection Elements

Replace Brake Fluid if necessary

Top Up Brake and Clutch Fluid Levels or

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

Wheel cylinder condition

General brake disc condition

Handbrake function and travel

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

Correct brake pad movement and level of wear

Hydraulic brake pipe fittings and joints for corrosion and leaking

Brake pipe Condition

Brake calliper operation

Hand brake linkage condition

Brake drum condition

Adjust handbrake

Lubricate Hand Brake Linkages

ABS warning light operation

Auxiliary handbrake shoes where appropriate

Vauxhall 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

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 Vauxhall steering system is uneven tyre wear

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

Vauxhall steering inspections:-

Steering Condition

Vauxhall Tyre wear and wheel alignment

Steering Linkages for wear and corrosion

Steering Rack Gaiter condition

Power Steering Reservoir Levels and Top Up

Correct Tyre Pressure - inc Spare

Correct wheel balance, including spare

Tyre Condition - inc Spare

Wheel Bearings for wear - play or noise

Correct wheel nut torque to manufacturer's recommendations

Vauxhall Services: Brakes 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 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.

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

Modern braking systems use hydraulic links to transfer stopping power.

Vauxhall Replacement Timing Belt or Cambelt UK

Often it is prudent to replace a combination of items associated with the timing system. Most of the needed Vauxhall parts can be obtained as timing kits containing the appropriate timing components; such as: Vauxhall 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

Generally Vauxhall belts should be replaced every 60,000 miles or less. So, if you have just bought a secondhand Vauxhall 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 Vauxhall 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

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

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

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

Vauxhall Clutch Replacement UK

The Vauxhall 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 theVauxhall 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

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

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

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

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

Vauxhall Engine Efficiency - Fuel Injection

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

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

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

EFI - Electronic Fuel Injection
The Vauxhall 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

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 Vauxhall vehicles

Vauxhall Maintenance - Oil & Filter Change UK

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

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 Vauxhall engine thus, changing the lubrication properties.

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

Synthetic Oil Change - UK
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 & Filter Change
A new Vauxhall oil filter and oil change shouldn't need a specialist Vauxhall 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 Vauxhall 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 Vauxhall running smoothly

Anti Oxidants
Preventing internal engine oxidation in your Vauxhall 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

Vauxhall Exhaust Fitting UK

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

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Vauxhall ABS - Anti-lock Brakes

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

Vauxhall Air Conditioning

  • Vauxhall AC Condenser
  • Vauxhall AC Receiver Drier
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  • Vauxhall AC Pump
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Vauxhall Fuel, Oil & Air Filters

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

Vauxhall Sensors

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

Vauxhall Electrical

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

Vauxhall Wheel & Axle

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

Vauxhall Brake Parts

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

Vauxhall Clutch Fitting

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

Vauxhall Replacement Exhausts

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

Vauxhall Engine Components

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

UK Gasket Fitting

  • Vauxhall Cylinder Head Gasket
  • Vauxhall Valve Cover Gasket

Vauxhall Lubrication System

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

Vauxhall Parts

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

Vauxhall - Suspension & Springs

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

Vauxhall Problems

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