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Dents & Scratches Removed

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

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

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

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

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

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

Vehicle Hexham Bodyshop: Panel Repairs & Spray Paint

Vehicle Body And Paint Repairs Hexham

Vehicle Replacement Bumpers & Body Panels Fitted & Colour Matched

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

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

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

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

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 Starter Motors
Replacement Vehicle Starter motors installed

Vehicle Alternators
Replacement Vehicle alternators fitted

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

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

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

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

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

Hexham Brake Servicing - New Disc Brakes & Pads

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

Braking increases hydraulic brake fluid pressure

Hexham Vehicle Brake Repairs

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

Drum Brakes, if fitted, are usually found on Vehicle 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

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

Vehicle Brake Servicing - Vehicle Brake Discs and Pads

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

The brake pads on your Vehicle should wear first

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

Vehicle Brake Inspection Elements

Auxiliary handbrake shoes where appropriate

Top Up Brake and Clutch Fluid Levels or

Handbrake function and travel

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

Brake pipe Condition

General brake disc condition

Hydraulic brake pipe fittings and joints for corrosion and leaking

Replace Brake Fluid if necessary

Correct brake pad movement and level of wear

Brake calliper operation

Wheel cylinder condition

Lubricate Hand Brake Linkages

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

Hand brake linkage condition

Brake drum condition

Adjust handbrake

ABS warning light operation

Vehicle 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

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.

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

Your Vehicle steering inspection can include:-

Steering Condition

Steering Rack Gaiter condition

Vehicle Tyre wear and wheel alignment

Power Steering Reservoir Levels and Top Up

Steering Linkages for wear and corrosion

Wheel Bearings for wear - play or noise

Correct Tyre Pressure - inc Spare

Tyre Condition - inc Spare

Correct wheel balance, including spare

Correct wheel nut torque to manufacturer's recommendations

Vehicle Services Braking System Servicing and Repair

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.

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

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.

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

Replacement Vehicle Timing Belt or Cambelt

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

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

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 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 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

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

High compression diesel engines are normally interference engines

Hexham Replacement Vehicle Clutch

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

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

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

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

Vehicle Fuel Injectors - Fuel Injection

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 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

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

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

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

Vehicle Maintenance - Oil & Filter Change Hexham

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

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

Synthetic Oil Change - Hexham
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

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.

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

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.

Vehicle Replacement Exhausts Hexham

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 Vehicle 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

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

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Vehicle ABS

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

Vehicle Aircon (Air Conditioning)

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

Vehicle Fuel, Oil & Air Filters

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

Vehicle Sensors

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

Vehicle Electrical

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

Vehicle Wheel & Axle

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

Vehicle Brake Parts

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

Vehicle Clutch Fitting

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

Vehicle Exhaust Systems

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

Vehicle Engine Components

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

Vehicle Gaskets

  • Vehicle Valve Cover Gasket
  • Vehicle Cylinder Head Gasket

Vehicle Oil & Hydraulics

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

Vehicle Parts

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

Suspension Vehicle

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

Common Vehicle Problems

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