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Alcester Vehicle: Braking System Overhaul
Brake Discs, pads master & slave cylinders

Vehicle Master Cylinder & Slave cylinders: Vehicle 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 Vehicle brake pads

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 Vehicle brake pad to disc can cause variations in Vehicle disc thickness that can cause vibration during braking that is sometimes mistaken for warped discs

Need new Vehicle brake pads or discs?
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Vehicle 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

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

Vehicle 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

Vehicle Brake Repairs Alcester

Vehicle Brakes And Brake Pads Alcester

Vehicle Brake Components Supplied and Fitted by local garages

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Vehicle Starter Motors
Replacement Vehicle Starter motors installed

Vehicle Garage Services - Vehicle 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

Modern Vehicle 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

Braking increases hydraulic brake fluid pressure

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

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

Vehicle Disc Brakes and Drum Brake Systems

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

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

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

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

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.

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 Inspection Elements

Lubricate Hand Brake Linkages

Replace Brake Fluid if necessary

Adjust handbrake

Brake pipe Condition

Correct brake pad movement and level of wear

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

Top Up Brake and Clutch Fluid Levels or

Auxiliary handbrake shoes where appropriate

Brake calliper operation

Wheel cylinder condition

ABS warning light operation

General brake disc condition

Handbrake function and travel

Brake drum condition

Hand brake linkage condition

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

Hydraulic brake pipe fittings and joints for corrosion and leaking

Vehicle 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

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

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

Your Vehicle steering inspection can include:-

Vehicle Tyre wear and wheel alignment

Power Steering Reservoir Levels and Top Up

Correct Tyre Pressure - inc Spare

Steering Rack Gaiter condition

Correct wheel balance, including spare

Correct wheel nut torque to manufacturer's recommendations

Wheel Bearings for wear - play or noise

Steering Condition

Tyre Condition - inc Spare

Steering Linkages for wear and corrosion

Vehicle Services: Brakes Servicing and Repair

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.

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.

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.

Vehicle Replacement Timing Belt or Cambelt Alcester

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

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

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

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

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

Alcester:- Vehicle Replacement 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

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

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

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

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 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 Injection Systems

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 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

Vehicle Re-Mapping Alcester
The Vehicle 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 Vehicle vehicles

Vehicle Maintenance - Oil & Filter Change Alcester

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

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

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 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 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.

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 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

Vehicle Exhaust Fitting Alcester

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

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

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Vehicle ABS - Anti-lock Braking System

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

Vehicle Air Conditioning

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

Vehicle Filters

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

Vehicle Sensors

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

Vehicle Electrical Components

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

Vehicle Wheel & Axle

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

Vehicle Braking System

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

Vehicle Clutches

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

Vehicle Exhausts

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

Vehicle Engine Components

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

Vehicle Gaskets

  • Vehicle Cylinder Head Gasket
  • Vehicle Valve Cover Gasket

Vehicle Oil & Hydraulics

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

Vehicle Parts

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

Vehicle - Suspension & Springs

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

Common Vehicle Problems

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