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Alcester Vehicle Manifolds, Mufflers, Pipes, Catalytic Convertors & Oxygen Sensor Fitting

Vehicle catalytic converter failure can be hard to diagnose as the catalyst becomes clogged with exhaust particle contamination or the Vehicle catalyst is poisoned by fuel contaminants

Do you need a replacement Vehicle exhaust, Catalyst or Sensor?
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The Vehicle exhaust parts include: - Exhaust manifold, Header, Oxygen Sensor, Catalytic Convertor, Back Box (Muffler), Exhaust Pipe, Tail Pipe and a range of Vehicle exhaust fittings

A faulty Vehicle oxygen sensor (Lambda sensor) can also cause damage to the Vehicle catalytic converter due to an increase in unburnt fuel in the exhaust gases

Vehicle oxygen sensor (Vehicle Lambda sensor) failure usually occurs because of a build up of combustion mineral particles on the sensing element leading to the Vehicle engine running fuel rich

If the catalyst fails, your Vehicle will probably fail the MOT emissions test.

Vehicle exhaust corrosion problems are usually easy to diagnose as a dramatic increase in engine noise as one of the Vehicle exhaust sections or joints corrodes from the inside to form a hole

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Alcester Exhaust Repairs: Vehicle Exhaust System Fitting

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

Vehicle Starter Motors
Replacement Vehicle Starter motors installed

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

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

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

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 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 Alternators
Replacement Vehicle alternators fitted

Alcester Brake Servicing - New Disc Brakes & Pads

The enforced contact between the brake pads and brake drum or brake disc increases friction to slow down or stop the vehicle

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

Braking increases hydraulic brake fluid pressure

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

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

Vehicle Hydraulic Disc Brake and Drum Brake Systems

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

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

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

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

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

Vehicle Brake Inspection Elements

Brake drum condition

Wheel cylinder condition

Top Up Brake and Clutch Fluid Levels or

Hydraulic brake pipe fittings and joints for corrosion and leaking

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

Brake pipe Condition

ABS warning light operation

Adjust handbrake

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

Replace Brake Fluid if necessary

Handbrake function and travel

General brake disc condition

Correct brake pad movement and level of wear

Brake calliper operation

Lubricate Hand Brake Linkages

Auxiliary handbrake shoes where appropriate

Hand brake linkage condition

Vehicle Steering System

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

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.

Vehicle steering inspections:-

Correct Tyre Pressure - inc Spare

Steering Condition

Tyre Condition - inc Spare

Wheel Bearings for wear - play or noise

Power Steering Reservoir Levels and Top Up

Steering Linkages for wear and corrosion

Steering Rack Gaiter condition

Correct wheel balance, including spare

Vehicle Tyre wear and wheel alignment

Correct wheel nut torque to manufacturer's recommendations

Vehicle Services 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 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.

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

Modern braking systems use hydraulic links to transfer stopping power.

Braking increases hydraulic brake fluid pressure.

Replacement Vehicle Cambelt - 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

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

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

High compression diesel engines are normally interference engines

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

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

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 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

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 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.

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 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.

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

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 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

Vehicle Clutch Operation

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

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 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 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

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 Replacement Exhausts Alcester

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

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

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Vehicle ABS - Anti-lock Brakes

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

Vehicle Air Conditioning

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

Vehicle Filters

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

Vehicle Sensors

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

Vehicle Electrical Systems

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

Vehicle Wheel Components

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

Vehicle Brake Parts

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

Vehicle Clutch Kits

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

Vehicle Exhaust Systems

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

Vehicle Engine Repairs

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

Alcester Gasket Fitting

  • Vehicle Valve Cover Gasket
  • Vehicle Cylinder Head Gasket

Vehicle Oil & Hydraulics

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

Vehicle Misc

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

Vehicle - Suspension & Springs

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

Common Vehicle Problems

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