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Radiators & Pumps Alcester; Vehicle Cooling System Repairs

The engine coolant has to operate at high temperatures; above the boiling point of pure water; a mixture of water and antifreez is used in a pressurised system to increase the fluid boiling point; a loss of coolant pressure can cause the engine to slowly overheat as the coolant boils

Alcester pump repairs: Vehicle cooling pumps circulate water around the engine to collect and dissipate heat from the fuel combustion process; if the Vehicle water pump stops working properly the engine will overheat and may seize

If your Vehicle is overheating you may have a leak in the radiator or be losing fluid from your cooling system

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Replacement Vehicle radiators, cooling fans, cooling system pipework & joints fitted

The Vehicle thermostat allows the engine to reach operating temperature before opening a valve to pass coolant through the radiator; if the thermostat or valve is faulty the coolant may not circulate correctly

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The engine coolant is normally a mixture of water and antifreeze to lower the freezing point and prevent damage in cold winters

When the engine remains cool in motorway driving but your Vehicle overheats in slow moving traffic then your cooling fan or thermostat may not be operating correctly

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

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

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

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 Alternators
Replacement Vehicle alternators fitted

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 Starter Motors
Replacement Vehicle Starter motors installed

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

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

Vehicle Services - Vehicle Hydraulic Braking System Servicing and Repair Alcester

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

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

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

Alcester Vehicle Brake Repairs

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

In hydraulic braking systems, braking pressure operates a slave cylinder

Drum Brakes, if fitted, are usually found on Vehicle rear wheels

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

Vehicle Brake Servicing - Vehicle Brake Maintenance & Parts Replacement

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

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

Vehicle Brake Servicing & Inspection Alcester

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

Hand brake linkage condition

Top Up Brake and Clutch Fluid Levels or

Brake pipe Condition

Correct brake pad movement and level of wear

Hydraulic brake pipe fittings and joints for corrosion and leaking

Replace Brake Fluid if necessary

Wheel cylinder condition

Lubricate Hand Brake Linkages

Auxiliary handbrake shoes where appropriate

Handbrake function and travel

Brake drum condition

Adjust handbrake

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

Brake calliper operation

ABS warning light operation

General brake disc condition

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

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 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.

Your Vehicle steering inspection can include:-

Steering Rack Gaiter condition

Tyre Condition - inc Spare

Power Steering Reservoir Levels and Top Up

Correct wheel balance, including spare

Steering Condition

Wheel Bearings for wear - play or noise

Correct wheel nut torque to manufacturer's recommendations

Vehicle Tyre wear and wheel alignment

Correct Tyre Pressure - inc Spare

Steering Linkages for wear and corrosion

Vehicle Services: Brakes Servicing and Repair

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

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 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.

Modern braking systems use hydraulic links to transfer stopping power.

Vehicle Timing Belt or Cambelt

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

High compression diesel engines are normally interference engines

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

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

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

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 Replacement Alcester

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

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

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 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 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

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 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 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

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 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.

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

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

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.

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 Exhaust Fitting Alcester

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

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

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

Vehicle Engine Cooling System

  • Vehicle Pipe Fittings
  • Vehicle Radiator
  • Engine Coolant
  • Vehicle Water Pump
  • Vehicle Thermostat

Vehicle Air Conditioning

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

Vehicle Fuel, Oil & Air Filters

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

Vehicle Electronic Sensors

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

Vehicle Electrical Systems

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

Vehicle Wheel Components

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

Vehicle Braking System

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

Vehicle Clutch Fitting

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

Vehicle Exhausts

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

Vehicle Engine Parts

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

Alcester Gasket Fitting

  • Vehicle Cylinder Head Gasket
  • Vehicle Valve Cover Gasket

Vehicle Oil & Hydraulics

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

Vehicle Misc

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

Vehicle - Suspension & Springs

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

Engine Problems

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