MAINTENANCE

 

 

 

 

BRAKES

 

1) Why resurface discs?

 

Brake discs should be re-surfaced when:

  • Brake pads are changed but new discs are not necessary, which is the case atleast 50% of the time

  • There is evidence of brake vibration due to disc thickness variation (DTV) orexcessive run-out

  • Discs are corroded

 

2) How it works

 

The Pro-Cut lathe works on the vehicle, by attaching itself directly to the hub.

The technology includes an automatic, electronically-controlled, gyroscope system whichmeasures run-out in the hub and corrects for this to an accuracy of better than 0.05mm.

 

Prices starting from

 

£25.00 + VAT per disc

             CAR SERVICING

 

Need your car servicing?

 

We offer specialist car servicing to suit all vehicle makes and models.

 

So, whatever your vehicle, we can provide you with a car service that's right for you and your budget.

 

We can fit geniune or pattern parts to  vehicles upon request

 

Servicing prices start from

 

*£99.00 inc VAT

 

 *Certain makes excluded

 

 WHEN DASHBOARD BATTERY LIGHT COMES ON... What should I do? 

How often do you think about your car battery? If you’re like most people, the answer is “never”—until there’s an issue with it. A dashboard car battery light could signal any number of issues under the bonnet, from a damaged battery to a glitch in the alternator, before you break out the jumper leads or worry about possible repairs, take some time to determine why your dashboard battery light is on. It might be a quick fix!

What Does the Battery Light Mean?

If your car battery light comes on when you start the car, you’re in the clear! It’s completely normal for this light to illuminate when you first turn on your car. The light will turn off after a few seconds.

If the light stays on as you’re driving, though, pay attention. You’ll likely notice other signs of a weak battery charge, like power windows that are slow to come up or a stereo that won’t turn on.

 

An illuminated battery light could be due to a number of issues, including:

  • A loose or corroded battery cable

  • A problem with the alternator or voltage regulator

  • Damaged cells or plates inside the battery

  • Faulty wiring in the car’s electric charging system

A dashboard battery light basically means there’s a battery charging problem. Your car isn’t getting enough voltage from the car battery to operate properly. It needs more “juice!”

Troubleshooting Your Battery Light

Now let’s talk about your car battery light! It could mean it’s time to replace the battery. But, the light could also be triggered by a minor (and easily fixable) issue like corrosion or loose clamps. So put on some protective gloves, consult your owner’s manual, and then carefully follow the steps below to troubleshoot the battery yourself.

  • Check for corrosion. In some vehicles, fumes from regular operation can cause corrosion to accumulate on top of the battery terminals, especially during summer months or in regions with year-round warm weather. To check for corrosion, remove any covers from the terminals on top of your battery. If you see a white or greenish substance on the top of the battery or around the terminals, you’ve got corrosion! While battery corrosion is common, it can interfere with the conduction of electricity from the battery to the rest of your car. Don’t touch battery corrosion with your bare hands, as it could cause skin irritation. Instead, head to our next troubleshooting tip.

  • Clean the battery terminals. If you noticed significant corrosion or other grime around your battery terminals, this could be why your car battery light is on. Fortunately, it’s easy and inexpensive to clean your battery terminals with common household items and a bit of elbow grease. Simply remove the terminal covers, disconnect the battery cables, and give the terminals a hearty scrub.

  • Tighten the cable clamps. Sometimes a car battery light comes on because there’s a weak connection between your battery and the cables that connect to it. While you have the hood open, check to be sure the clamps are securely fastened to your battery terminals. If you notice that the clamps are loose, use a small wrench or a pair of pliers to tighten them until they’re snug around the terminals. Consult your owner’s manual for specific instructions related to your vehicle make/model.

What to Do When Your Car Battery Light Is (Still) On

You’ve checked for and cleaned off any corrosion, and you’ve tightened up any loose battery cables. But your battery light is still on?! The culprit could be a mechanical issue, like a problem with the alternator or voltage regulator. Or, it could be something systematic, like faulty wiring.

What’s next? Head over to Cathedral Garage for a fast and free battery check. We’ll take a look at your battery’s health, then recommend repairs or a new battery if needed. Don’t get stranded because of battery issues! 

 

 

 

 

   TYRES

 

If you're looking for new tyres at a great price, you've come to the right place. You can choose from a huge range of tyres to suit your pocket.

 

Whether you are looking for big brand names or budget tyre brands, we have a huge choice of tyres and will professionally fit them for you.

 

All our tyres have different performance characteristics, so whether you want an economical tyre for your family car or performance tyres for high speed driving

For your free tyre check or to book a time for us to fit your new tyres, call us today

 

WHEELS & SUSPENSION

 

Your car's suspension is system of shock absorbers, components and springs that connect your vehicle to the road via your wheels and tyres.

There are a number of reasons why it's important that your car's suspension is in good condition:

  • It helps your car's road holding ability

  • It can reduce your braking distance

It keeps you and your passengers comfortable by helping to reduce vibrations, bumps and road noise.

Making sure your suspension is tuned properly involves making sure that your car's wheels are in contact with the surface of the road as much as possible. This is because all the forces acting on your car do so through the tyres' contact with the road.

A healthy suspension also helps you to ensure that your vehicle, you and your passengers and your luggage are protected from damage.

Due to wear and tear, springs and shock absorbers do wear out. So, it's important that you have them checked on a regular basis. At Express Fit, we can check your suspension and fit new springs and shock absorbers where necessary.

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