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Having your vehicle serviced on a regular basis ensures safety, not just for you but for other road users. Fluid changes and exhausted component replacements aid your vehicles efficiency and performance. This also means your vehicle will hold its value; a fully stamped service history is the mark of careful ownership.

 

There are two service types, interim and full service.

An interim service will pinpoint car components that are showing increased levels of wear, ensuring that problem parts can be replaced before a major breakdown occurs. A full service goes into greater detail, with extra checks and a more detailed examination of components.

 

CAR STILL UNDER MANFACTURERS WARRANTY

If your car is still under it's manfacturers warranty - look no further -we can help there too. We can service your vehicle exactly the the manufacturer guidelines using genuine parts, usually at a significantly lower price than the main dealer can offer. If you require a manufacturer service, just let us know when booking in.
 

      DIAGNOSTIC'S

Here at Daves we are proud to have a full range of state of the art vehicle Diagnostic equipment covering 99% of vehicles.

We can also diagnose Air Bag and ABS faults.

 

What Will a Car Diagnostic Tell You?

Performing a car diagnostic can reveal a number of problems associated with the transmission, oil tank, Fuel tank, exhaust system and other components of the vehicle. Modern vehicles designed with computer processors, microchips and sensors can be linked to a car diagnostic computer scan to pinpoint exactly where the problem exists.

Effects

The car diagnostic can tell you the following about the vehicle: ignition timing issues, level of buildup in the combustion engine, fuel injector performance, whether the ignition coils are firing, engine rpm levels, air and coolant temperature, crankshaft and camshaft position and the throttle opening. After the car diagnostic is performed, the computer will tag each data point to reveal what needs to be corrected and stores this code so that the technician can look in a specific area for the problem.

Benefits

Performing a car diagnostic test can save the mechanic a lot of time troubleshooting a problem and also save the owner money because they don't have to pay for a complete mechanical check at their local garage. When the "Check Engine" light appears in the dashboard, the car owner has no idea what could be causing the problem. Running a computerized car diagnostic check can highlight the problem so that the mechanic can fix only what needs to be fixed. Most car diagnostic checks can be performed in under 30 mins.

      TIMING BELTS,
      CLUTCH'S & EXHAUST'S
 

When it comes to car servicing, timing belt/cambelt replacement is without doubt the most important serviceable component of a car’s engine.

 

It does what it says by keeping the camshaft and crankshaft in time with each other.  but if left unchanged and could fail, potentially causing severe damage to your engine.

It is important that you know the replacement interval of your timing belt/cambelt as going over the manufacturers’ recommendation can lead to a potential failure. In many cases this requires a new engine or engine build costing hundreds if not thousands of pounds. Sometimes it may equate to an uneconomical repair.

 

When comparing the cost of a timing belt/cambelt change in comparison to repairing the damage that a failure can cause, the question of whether to change your belt really does answer itself. We recommend that you follow your change interval, but don’t foget the belt itself is made of perishable material, so if you have any doubts about the condition of the belt itself get us to check it out.

 

We recommend fitment of a timing belt which includes tensioners and pulleys. (where applicable)

 

A healthy exhaust system is critical if you are to maintain the health and welfare of the vehicle occupants, a quiet smooth running engine and optimum fuel efficiency.