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If your Vehicle has broken down or you need an important Vehicle milestone service or general maintenance in the Sutton Coldfield area it can be quite stressful choosing a mechanic familiar with your Vehicle model or type of Repairs repair if you haven't had time to build up a relationship with a local garage
Use the form to find a local garage to repair and maintain your Vehicle

If your Vehicle needs an urgent repair, a new timing belt , brake pads or just a general service and oil change and you're looking for a garage or mobile mechanic in the Sutton Coldfield area then use our simple form to arrange a quote; Perhaps you need a specialist mechanic or a garage in the Sutton Coldfield area experienced with diagnosing common Vehicle problems or with the OBD equipment to identify & reset factory service faults and take care of those service warning lights
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Sutton Coldfield Vehicle Repairs

Vehicle Repairs Sutton Coldfield

We can help source most Vehicle Parts for local fitting

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

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

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 Alternators
Replacement Vehicle alternators fitted

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

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

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 Sutton Coldfield - Checking for leaks and repairing-replacing the clutch master-slave cylinder and fitting a new Vehicle Clutch kit

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 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 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

Sutton Coldfield Brake Fitting - 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

Braking increases hydraulic brake fluid pressure

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

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

Modern Vehicle braking systems use hydraulic links to transfer stopping power

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

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

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 Brake Servicing - Vehicle Brake Maintenance & Parts Replacement

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

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.

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

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 Brake Inspection Elements

Correct brake pad movement and level of wear

Wheel cylinder condition

Brake pipe Condition

Auxiliary handbrake shoes where appropriate

Brake drum condition

General brake disc condition

Top Up Brake and Clutch Fluid Levels or

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

Brake calliper operation

Replace Brake Fluid if necessary

Adjust handbrake

ABS warning light operation

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

Hand brake linkage condition

Lubricate Hand Brake Linkages

Handbrake function and travel

Hydraulic brake pipe fittings and joints for corrosion and leaking

Vehicle Steering System

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 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

Vehicle Steering, Wheels & Tyres:-

Power Steering Reservoir Levels and Top Up

Tyre Condition - inc Spare

Vehicle Tyre wear and wheel alignment

Steering Condition

Steering Rack Gaiter condition

Correct Tyre Pressure - inc Spare

Wheel Bearings for wear - play or noise

Correct wheel balance, including spare

Correct wheel nut torque to manufacturer's recommendations

Steering Linkages for wear and corrosion

Vehicle Services: Brakes Servicing and Repair

Modern braking systems use hydraulic links to transfer stopping power.

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

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 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.

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

Replacement Vehicle Timing Belt or Cambelt

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 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

High compression diesel engines are normally interference engines

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

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

Vehicle Clutch Operation

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

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

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

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

Vehicle Fuel Injection Systems

Vehicle Re-Mapping Sutton Coldfield
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

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 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 Oil Change Frequency

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 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 - Sutton Coldfield
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 & 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

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

Sutton Coldfield Exhaust Fitting Vehicle

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

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 - Anti-lock Brakes

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

Vehicle Air Conditioning

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

Vehicle Fuel, Oil & Air Filters

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

Vehicle Sensors

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

Vehicle Electrical

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

Vehicle Wheel & Axle

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

Vehicle Brake Parts

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

Vehicle Clutch Fitting

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

Vehicle Exhaust Systems

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

Vehicle Engine Repairs

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

Sutton Coldfield Gasket Fitting

  • Vehicle Valve Cover Gasket
  • Vehicle Cylinder Head Gasket

Vehicle Oil & Hydraulics

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

Vehicle Parts

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

Suspension Vehicle

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

Vehicle Problems

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