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At Mr Service Ltd we offer a wide range of services and fit genuine VAG, Ford and Vauxhall parts.
We strive to achieve first time fix of any faults or problems using state of the art computerised diagnostic equipment like Snap on SOLUS and VAG COM fault readers etc. We have a fully equipped workshop with the latest in special tools and equipment required for the repair and servicing of modern cars. All our repairs carry a FULL 12 MONTHS Parts and Labour Warranty.
Let's face the facts; car maintenance isn't usually a favourite pursuit for the majority of car owners. But regular maintenance is vital to keeping your car running smoothly and avoiding unnecessary repairs that crop up if you let scheduled services pass you by.
Change Engine Oil Frequently
Oil is commonly referred to as the lifeblood of an engine and for good reason. Proper lubrication is paramount to an engine's health, so you need to regularly replace your engine oil and oil filter.
The engine oil and filter should be changed, on average, about every 3,000 to 5,000 miles for a typical gasoline engine. Some modern synthetic oils allow up to 7,500 miles of protection between changes, but only under ideal driving conditions.
Since most of the drives we take are short trips in stop-and-go traffic, it's always a good idea to change your oil more frequently than the maximum recommended interval.
Engine coolant will also be changed at this time to ensure your car's engine does not overheat, and power steering and transmission fluids should be flushed out and replaced. These fluids break down over time and lose their effectiveness and, for the average commuter, these fluids will have been in use for roughly two years.
Over two thirds of all vehicles manufactured today come with air conditioning and climate control systems as standard.
Many drivers experience the benefits of air con in their car or van on a hot day but just like other parts of your car, the air-conditioning system also needs regular attention to ensure it continues to work efficiently and effectively.
You may not be aware that over 10% of air-con gas permeates from the air-con system every year, which means that it may not work as well as it should. This is why car manufacturers recommend your air-con system is recharged with gas and lubricant every 2 years. This service is not part of routine vehicle servicing, so if your vehicle is more than 2 years old it’s probably due an air-con recharge.
The recharge process is quite simple and involves removing any old refrigerant gas and oil from your air-con system before replacing this with the correct amount of new refrigerant and lubricant as per your vehicle manufacturer’s recommendation. A vacuum test is also performed to ensure there are no cracks or damage in your air-conditioning system that could cause the gas to leak out.
Within an hour the whole recharge process is completed and you will once again have refreshing cool air on demand. The process can also include a system de-bug to clear bacterial build up from within the system, which will remove any unpleasant odours.
Our trained technicians will show you the difference in your air-conditioning system before and after recharge. Air-con systems that are not recharged regularly will be less effective and have to work harder to produce cool air. This puts more strain on the engine and uses more fuel. If your air-con system has not been recharged in the past two years it will dramatically reduce efficiency.
Give us a call or send us an email today and find out more about the high quality services we can provide you with today!