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Alcester Crash Damage: Body Repairs for Vehicle

Metamorism can be a problem with matching custom paintwork: The paint may look an identical match in daylight but completely different in artificial light

Minor surface damage including key scratches to the Vehicle laquer or paint finish and Vehicle bumper scuffs may be repaired quite easily

If your Vehicle has been involved in a minor collision then some body panels may need to be repaired or replaced depending upon the severity and location of the impact

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Many minor surface dents can be removed without needing to paint the affected panel unless the paint surface is damaged or starts to delaminate from the substrate

When a Vehicle has been custom painted and needs a paint touch up or partial respray then it's important to use the original paint or it may be necessary to carry out a more extensive respray than seems necessary due to differences in surface colour under different light sources or time of day

Most Vehicle replacement body panels can be refinished to match the original Vehicle paint colour and avoid a full respray

Vehicle Alcester Bodyshop: Panel Repairs & Spray Paint

Vehicle Body And Paint Repairs Alcester

Vehicle Collision Damage Repairs Alcester Replacement Bumpers & Panels Painted to Match

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

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

Vehicle 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 Vehicle model

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

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

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

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

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

Vehicle Starter Motors
Replacement Vehicle Starter motors installed

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

Vehicle Alternators
Replacement Vehicle alternators fitted

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Alcester Brake Fitting - New Disc Brakes & Pads

Modern Vehicle braking systems use hydraulic links to transfer stopping power

Braking increases hydraulic brake fluid pressure

Vehicle 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

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

Vehicle Disc Brakes and Drum Brake Systems

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 Vehicle rear wheels

In hydraulic braking systems, braking pressure operates a slave cylinder

Drum Brakes are an older system than Vehicle 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

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

Vehicle Brakes - Vehicle Brake Servicing and Maintenance

if the Vehicle 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.

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

The brake pads on your Vehicle should wear first

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

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

Vehicle Brake Servicing & Inspection Alcester

Replace Brake Fluid if necessary

Brake calliper operation

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

Auxiliary handbrake shoes where appropriate

ABS warning light operation

Correct brake pad movement and level of wear

General brake disc condition

Brake pipe Condition

Hand brake linkage condition

Adjust handbrake

Hydraulic brake pipe fittings and joints for corrosion and leaking

Wheel cylinder condition

Brake drum condition

Top Up Brake and Clutch Fluid Levels or

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

Lubricate Hand Brake Linkages

Handbrake function and travel

Vehicle Steering System

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

Common symptoms of Vehicle steering alignment problems include:-
Vehicle Drift - Your Vehicle 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 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 Vehicle steering system is uneven tyre wear

Vehicle Steering, Wheels & Tyres:-

Tyre Condition - inc Spare

Steering Linkages for wear and corrosion

Steering Rack Gaiter condition

Correct wheel nut torque to manufacturer's recommendations

Correct Tyre Pressure - inc Spare

Correct wheel balance, including spare

Wheel Bearings for wear - play or noise

Power Steering Reservoir Levels and Top Up

Steering Condition

Vehicle Tyre wear and wheel alignment

Vehicle 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.

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.

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

Modern braking systems use hydraulic links to transfer stopping power.

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

Vehicle Replacement Timing Belt or Cambelt Alcester

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

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

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

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

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

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

Vehicle Clutch Fitting Alcester

The Vehicle 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 theVehicle 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

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

Vehicle Engine Efficiency - Fuel Injection

EFI - Electronic Fuel Injection
The Vehicle 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 Vehicle vehicles

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

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

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

Vehicle Engine Oil Change

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 Vehicle 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 Vehicle engine thus, changing the lubrication properties.

Synthetic Oil Change - Alcester
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

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

Anti Oxidants
Preventing internal engine oxidation in your Vehicle 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 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 Vehicle recommended oil change guidelines to ensure you validate your warranty.

Oil & Filter Change
A new Vehicle oil filter and oil change shouldn't need a specialist Vehicle 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 Vehicle engine fails

Vehicle Replacement Exhausts Alcester

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

The Vehicle 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

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Vehicle ABS

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

Vehicle Aircon (Air Conditioning)

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

Vehicle Filters

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

Vehicle Sensors

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

Vehicle Electrical Systems

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

Vehicle Wheel & Axle

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

Vehicle Brake Servicing

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

Vehicle Clutches

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

Vehicle Replacement Exhausts

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

Vehicle Engine Parts

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

Alcester Gasket Fitting

  • Vehicle Cylinder Head Gasket
  • Vehicle Valve Cover Gasket

Vehicle Oil & Hydraulics

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

Vehicle Misc

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

Suspension Vehicle

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

My Vehicle Won't Start

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