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Ipswich Body & Paint - Resprays, & Dent Removal Volkswagen

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

When a Volkswagen 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

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

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

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

If your Volkswagen 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

Volkswagen Ipswich Bodyshop: Panel Repairs & Spray Paint

Volkswagen Body And Paint Repairs Ipswich

Volkswagen Replacement Bumpers & Body Panels Fitted & Colour Matched

Volkswagen 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 Volkswagen model

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

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

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

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

Volkswagen Cooling System
Replacement Volkswagen radiators fitted, cooling system pipework inspected for leaks and cooling fluid replaced to keep your Volkswagen engine at its optimal operating temperature

Volkswagen Alternators
Replacement Volkswagen alternators fitted

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

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

Volkswagen Brakes
Routine Volkswagen servicing, replacement Volkswagen brake pads & discs fitted, Volkswagen hydraulic pipework and joints inspected, repaired or replaced for a complete braking system overhaul

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

Volkswagen Autoelectrics
Volkswagen electrical faults diagnosed - OBD fault finding - Volkswagen engine fault codes checked & service lights reset - ECU problems, key coding and CANBUS systems checked

Volkswagen Timing Belt - Volkswagen Cambelt
Volkswagen Timing Belts replaced as part of a planned Volkswagen service or if the Timing Belt on your Volkswagen has snapped then a full engine inspection for valve & piston damage

Volkswagen EGR Valves
Replacement Volkswagen EGR valves - ensure the exhaust gas recirculation system is functioning correctly on your Volkswagen - The EGR valve helps your Volkswagen burn fuel more efficiently by recirculating a portion the exhaust gas through combustion chamber and helps reduce Volkswagen engine emissions; a broke or sticking EGR valve can be the cause of an MOT failure due to excessive emissions

Volkswagen Starter Motors
Replacement Volkswagen Starter motors installed

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

Volkswagen Paint Resprays
Paint resprays for minor scratch damage to the Volkswagen paint surface or coating; Custom paintwork to make your Volkswagen different using metallic paints, pearlescent pigments or company colours.

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

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

Volkswagen Service - Volkswagen Braking Systems - Hydrauic Brake Maintenance

Modern Volkswagen braking systems use hydraulic links to transfer stopping power

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

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

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

Ipswich Volkswagen Brake Repairs

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

Drum Brakes are an older system than Volkswagen 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 Volkswagen rear wheels

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

Volkswagen Brakes - Volkswagen Brake Servicing and Maintenance

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

if the Volkswagen 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.

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

The brake pads on your Volkswagen should wear first

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

Volkswagen Brake Servicing & Inspection Ipswich

Replace Brake Fluid if necessary

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

Top Up Brake and Clutch Fluid Levels or

Lubricate Hand Brake Linkages

Hydraulic brake pipe fittings and joints for corrosion and leaking

General brake disc condition

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

Wheel cylinder condition

Brake pipe Condition

Hand brake linkage condition

Brake drum condition

Auxiliary handbrake shoes where appropriate

Adjust handbrake

ABS warning light operation

Correct brake pad movement and level of wear

Brake calliper operation

Handbrake function and travel

Volkswagen Steering - Steering System Inspection

One of the first signs of a potential problem with your Volkswagen 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 Volkswagen steering alignment problems include:-
Vehicle Drift - Your Volkswagen 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 Volkswagen steering inspection can include:-

Volkswagen Tyre wear and wheel alignment

Tyre Condition - inc Spare

Correct wheel balance, including spare

Correct Tyre Pressure - inc Spare

Steering Condition

Correct wheel nut torque to manufacturer's recommendations

Power Steering Reservoir Levels and Top Up

Steering Rack Gaiter condition

Steering Linkages for wear and corrosion

Wheel Bearings for wear - play or noise

Volkswagen Services Braking System Servicing and Repair

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.

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 Volkswagen 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

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

Often it is prudent to replace a combination of items associated with the timing system. Most of the needed Volkswagen parts can be obtained as timing kits containing the appropriate timing components; such as: Volkswagen 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

High compression diesel engines are normally interference engines

Generally Volkswagen belts should be replaced every 60,000 miles or less. So, if you have just bought a secondhand Volkswagen 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 Volkswagen Owner's manual for your model for the recommended changing frequency

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

Volkswagen Clutch Fitting Ipswich

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

Volkswagen 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 Volkswagen clutch disc and pressure plate are replaced. Replacing the Volkswagen Clutch is a major operation and it is sometimes advisable to replace a number of items, often supplied as a Volkswagen Clutch kit:-
Volkswagen clutch disc
pressure plate
release bearing
pilot bearing - bushing (when required)
internal Volkswagen clutch slave cylinder

The Volkswagen 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 theVolkswagen 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

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

Volkswagen Engine Efficiency - Fuel Injection

Volkswagen 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 Volkswagen 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

Volkswagen Engine Mapping
The Volkswagen ECU controlling engine performance is pre-programmed with software containing embedded data on engine performance for different combinations of engine speed and acceleration

Volkswagen Re-Mapping Ipswich
The Volkswagen 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 Volkswagen vehicles

Volkswagen Maintenance - Oil & Filter Change Ipswich

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 Volkswagen engine minimising the effects that water, particles, and fuel combustion residus can have on Volkswagen performance
Once they have absorbed the maximum amount of water and other contaminants; the risk of corrosion and failure in your in your Volkswagen 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 Volkswagen recommended oil change guidelines to ensure you validate your warranty.

Synthetic Oil Change - Ipswich
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 Volkswagen oil filter and oil change shouldn't need a specialist Volkswagen 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 Volkswagen engine fails

Anti Oxidants
Preventing internal engine oxidation in your Volkswagen 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 Volkswagen engine thus, changing the lubrication properties.

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 Volkswagen running smoothly

Ipswich Exhaust Fitting Volkswagen

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 Volkswagen 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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Volkswagen ABS

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

Volkswagen Air Conditioning

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

Volkswagen Fuel, Oil & Air Filters

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

Volkswagen Electronic Sensors

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

Volkswagen Electrical

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

Volkswagen Wheel Components

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

Volkswagen Braking System

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

Volkswagen Clutches

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

Volkswagen Exhaust Systems

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

Volkswagen Engine Parts

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

Volkswagen Gaskets

  • Volkswagen Valve Cover Gasket
  • Volkswagen Cylinder Head Gasket

Volkswagen Oil & Hydraulics

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

Volkswagen Parts

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

Volkswagen - Suspension & Springs

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

Volkswagen Problems

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