It’s getting to that time of year where everyone is beginning to jet off abroad on their holidays, so here are some tips when driving abroad.
However, some of us prefer to travel in the comfort of our own vehicles and so Prestige Vehicle Repairs have provided you with some top tips to make your journey run as smoothly as possible.
Firstly, it may seem obvious but it is crucial to remember that most other countries drive on the opposite side of the road to us and it can be easy to forget this due to routine.
You need to bare this in mind, in particular when approaching roundabouts. A majority of accidents abroad are caused by driving the wrong way around a roundabout, so ensure that you are alert and focused to lower any risk of putting yourself in danger.
When abroad the speed limits are not always measured in miles per hour but [...]
As you are well aware, there are a number of different warning lights on the dashboard of your vehicle and over time the number has increased as technology has improved.
However, at Prestige Vehicle Repairs we understand that remembering what each of these lights mean is not as simple as it sounds and so here we have provided a few with some definitions for you:
Brake System Warning Light
This light should appear when you apply your handbrake. If it appears when the handbrake is off, then it is possible that the fluid level is running low in your car.
If the fluid level isn’t the problem then it is possible that you have a faulty sensor, which can be easily fixed by one of our experienced technicians. If the light shows and the travel of the brake pedal seems longer than normal, it could be a problem with the [...]
Prestige Vehicle Repairs – Now Offering FREE Brake Checks!
We all know how vital the brakes are on a vehicle so here at Prestige Vehicle Repairs, we are now offering to check the brakes on your car FREE of charge!
As a driver, we all want to feel safe when driving right? Therefore, like every other essential part in your car, the brakes need sufficient maintenance to ensure that your car is as reliable as it should be.
So why not let us provide you with peace of mind knowing that your brakes are safe, reliable and that they are in perfect working condition?
Book in with us today, all you have to do is call 01708 868864 and quote this special offer!
At Prestige Vehicle Repairs, we have dealt with many cars with fuel injector problems.
In your car the fuel injector is located in the intake manifold or the cylinder head. Fuel injectors take fuel supplied by the fuel pump and turn this into pressurised fuel. It is then sprayed into the cylinders, creating an air fuel mixture, which enables the engine to burn the fuel easier.
Here we have provided some signs to look out for, which will indicate that you may need to have the fuel injectors removed.
Firstly, a term that is often used: Your car is ‘misfiring’. This is when your car isn’t running how it should and you can feel that it is lacking power. When an injector gets clogged up it may stop supplying the engine with the fuel at the time it’s needed and this is what can cause the engine to [...]
At Prestige Vehicle Repairs we like to help you as much as we can and so here we have provided some information we hope will lower your chances of breaking down on the roadside.
In your car there are a number of components that all work together to get you from A to B. However, when just one of these parts fail, it can cause problems with a number of others so it is best to get them checked out before you get caught out.
There are different belts and a cooling system, which help to ensure your car’s engine works correctly. If these were to fail in your car, you could be left at the roadside.
The cooling system is made up of several components which include a number of different hoses. These hoses are designed to withstand heat, pressure, vibration and the chemicals found within the cooling system. They connect [...]
Now that the weather is getting warmer, it would be the perfect time to pay a visit to Prestige Vehicle Repairs to get your cooling system checked over.
The cooling system plays an essential role in keeping your vehicle running as it should and so it is vital to ensure that it is functioning correctly.
Bring your car to Prestige Vehicle Repairs and we will check that there is a sufficient level of water and anti-freeze in your vehicle and top them up if necessary.
The anti-freeze is a chemical that combines with the water to create a much lower freezing point and much higher boiling point, helping to prevent any overheating or damage to vital car components. It also protects the engine and radiator from corroding or becoming rusty.
Checking the level of anti-freeze is essential for your car. If it is running low you could be running the risk of your vehicle overheating. [...]
At Prestige Vehicle Repairs, a question we are often asked is “what is the difference between the interim service and the full service?” Here we have provided information as to what each service involves and why you should ensure to book your car in for them.
Interim service includes:
Oil check and oil filter replacement
Fluid level condition check and top up – brake fluid, anti-freeze coolant, windscreen wash and power steering fluid
All lights checked, including headlight flasher and hazard warning system
Windscreen wipers checked
Check battery and charge if necessary
Check condition of exhaust
Check heater blower
Check all tyres, including spare – tread depth, wear pattern, external condition and inflation pressure
Initialising Run Flat Indicator (if applicable)
All brakes checked for leaks, damage and correct position, including handbrake travel (adjust if necessary)
Steering check for play, leaks, damage and wear (and if fitted, check steering oil reservoir and oil [...]