Category Archives: Maintenance

Pre oil drain treatments – do they work?

When customers present their car for any service that includes draining the oil we will always try to discuss the benefits of using a pre oil drain treatment prior to carrying out this operation. It’s important to drain the oil when it’s at it’s highest temperature, but more important to use an internal cleaning product to ensure the removal of Continue Reading...
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VW Bora – Rear braking efficiency?

A recent repair on a VW Bora identified a poor performance rear braking system with a slight grating noise.  Our technician identified that new brake pads had been replaced onto deteriorated brake discs which were well below the minimum threshold of 7mm.  A good wire brush & clean up with lubrication grease, new brake discs & pads fitted soon sorted Continue Reading...
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Mercedes C Class squeak – vibration when braking

The driver of this 2008 Mercedes C Class was complaining about a squeak and vibration when braking and on full lock.  After an initial road test we place the car on our lift for a closer inspection. You can clearly see the aluminium (caster) arm on the left has a de-bonded bush. The other suspension (camber) arm has a deteriorated Continue Reading...
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