IMPORTANCE OF WHEEL ALIGNMENT
A lot of things go into maintaining your vehicle so it performs safely and at its best. Proper wheel alignment is one thing that plays an important role. Wheel alignment affects fuel efficiency, tyre wear, tyre performance, vehicle handling and maneuverability. Wheel alignment is a big factor in a vehicle's steering response.
WHAT IS WHEEL ALIGNMENT?
Vehicles rely on precision in order to function safely. Tyres and wheels can easily become misaligned due to anything from road conditions and driving habits to hitting a big bump or getting into a minor accident. Most often, the front wheels are more susceptible to losing proper alignment, though rear wheels can also experience issues with displacement and proper alignment in many of today's vehicles.
The process of alignment varies depending on the vehicle. Passenger cars with a modern four wheel suspension receive a different alignment process when compared to a wishbone suspension. That's why tyre alignment is something that should be performed by licensed service technicians with modern computer alignment capabilities. Our technicians possess the expertise and equipment necessary to properly align tyres to the exact specifications of specific vehicle makes and models.
THE IMPORTANCE OF WHEEL ALIGNMENT
When tyres and wheels are out of alignment, a number of problems can develop within a vehicle's various systems. When alignment is really bad, it's easy to tell as you drive. The vehicle will pull one way or the other. In other words, if you let go of the steering wheel and the vehicle immediately steers to the left or right, there's a good chance that there's an issue with your wheel alignment. Misalignment may also cause vibration that you'll feel especially in the steering wheel.
Simply put, proper wheel alignments allow for safer driving. Wheel alignment will also extend the life of your tyres. Incorrectly aligned wheels are one of the main causes for uneven and/or premature tyre wear. Uneven tread wear will decrease the safe driving life of a tyre, or in a worst case scenario may damage a tyre beyond repair, requiring premature replacement
THE IMPORTANCE OF BRAKE REPLACEMENT
Brakes are obviously an essential part of your vehicle. Without working brakes, your car simply won’t be able to stop in time. This can cause anything from a small bumper bender to a major accident, neither of which is worth the risk.
DONT LEAVE IT TOO LATE!
Regular brake maintenance helps ensure that your brakes engage every time you press on the brake pedal. Because brake pads are designed to wear gradually, if you wait a designated period in between replacing them, you may wind up costing yourself a good deal of money. As your pads wear, they will begin to put stress on other parts of the brake system, including discs, drums, and calipers. Should any of these parts become damaged, you’re likely looking at adding hundreds of pounds onto your bill.
It’s so important to get your brakes looked at regularly and get maintenance done when wear has begun to show. If you leave the service center with worn brakes, there’s a good chance you won’t be getting them looked at again until it’s too late. The significance of the braking system is substantial especially in terms of the overall performance and safety of the vehicle. Since, it is one of the most frequently used component of your car, wear and tear is always a possibility and so routine checks are a must.
WHEN DO I NEED THEM REPLACED?
Fortunately, it’s not too difficult to know when brake pads are wearing down. If wear has already begun to take place, you’ll hear it. That’s because your brakes are equipped with a metal shim, called an indicator, which lets off a high-pitched squealing or screeching sound to warn you that replacement pads are needed.
Of course, another sure sign is that your brakes simply aren’t stopping like they used to. Whether they are pulsing or just taking longer to engage, you should make sure to get them looked at.
If you feel that there is something wrong the brake shoe or the brake pad, let us take a look. We have extensive experience in handling brake repairs for various makes and models and can be trusted to find the problem and have it fixed.
We currently only offer air conditioning services for petrol and diesel vehicles. Air conditioning services for Hybrid vehicles are not available!
WHEN DO I NEED IT?
If your air conditioning isn’t as cold as you remember it may just need a recharge.
It is recommended that you should recharge your air conditioning system every 2 years with gas and lubricant to keep it running efficiently. It’s important to note that this is not included as part of a routine car service - so it can often be overlooked. If your car is more than 2 years old, it is more than likely due a recharge.
Our Aircon Re-Gas service ensures that your air conditioning system is working efficiently by testing the gas pressure to see if it has dropped. A drop in gas pressure will result in a loss of cooling efficiency, which will make your engine work harder and in turn use more fuel.
WHICH GAS DO I NEED?
Most vehicles made before 2017 will need a standard re-gas. There are a few exceptions to this, but the vast majority will have systems that need the standard R134A gas. Vehicles manufactured after 2017 will need the new generation R1234YF gas, you can check this by taking a look under your car bonnet where you should find a manufacturer sticker confirming which gas is required. You will also be able to find this information in the manufacturer’s handbook.
The Aircon Re-Gas includes:
We also offer a Recharge or No Charge guarantee should we find a leak in your air conditioning system and the recharge cannot be completed.