Book in your vehicle to be checked by a Prestige Vehicle Repairs mechanic as soon as possible if
• you feel or hear knocking or rattling from the steering or suspension • there is a lot of ‘play’ in the steering wheel (i.e. you can move the steering wheel from side to side without the wheels moving from side to side) • the steering begins to feel heavy (i.e. it needs a lot of effort to turn the wheel) • the brakes feel spongy or slack.
Check your brakes, including your parking brake, are working whenever you set out on a journey.
The sky’s finally beginning to show signs of letting the sun show its face, spring’s finally here and we want to help you with small tips to maintain your car for the next upcoming months.
First of all, if you’ve still got winter tyres on your car then it’s a good idea to get them changed over as the weather begins to improve. Also, the wheel alignment may have been thrown out of place due to the horrible conditions we’ve had to suffer this winter so you should consider having them realigned, which we would be happy to help with.
You may also want to bring your car down to Prestige Vehicle Repairs so we can check your air filter for you, as we’ve had so much rain this winter and this can cause the water from the road to get sucked up into the engine’s air intake, which could cause a block in the [...]
Prestige Vehicle Repairs are now offering a FREE Air Conditioning Re-gas, when you book your car in for a full service with us within the next month (offer ends 21st April, 2014).
Having a full service on your car will ensure that it is running to it’s optimum efficiency.
The Air Conditioning Re-gas is an added bonus as it looks like we may finally get a break from this cold weather. As the warmer weather gradually approaches, you may want to start using the air conditioning in your car.
However, if you haven’t had the air conditioning checked, now would be a good time to do so, as it may need a re-gas. This will ensure that not only will the air conditioning be more efficient, it will reduce the strain on the engine and decrease the amount of fuel you are using.
We will do this for FREE when you book your car [...]
Why You Should Bring Your Car To Prestige Vehicle Repairs?
Here at Prestige Vehicle Repairs, we like to provide customers with a service that lives up to the name.
A comment frequently made by our customers is how different we are compared to your average garage.
So why should you choose us?
We take pride in maintaining a clean and modern garage with a friendly atmosphere, keeping our customers satisfied.
As you wait in our customer lounge you won’t feel like you are sitting in a typical greasy car garage, we try to make you as comfortable as possible with our complementary drinks, TV, magazines and spacious seating area.
Some customers like to make the most of their wait at Prestige Vehicle Repairs and with our available FREE Wi Fi we can make this easier for you. Maybe you have work to do or just fancy passing some time, simply ask at reception.
Preparing for a long road trip? Regardless of your destination, you know your car will be put to the test.
Here we have provided some helpful steps you can take to prepare your vehicle for the journey ahead:
• Inspect your tyres. Do you have enough tread on each tire? How is the tyre pressure? If there is something wrong with even one tyre it could cause disaster during your road trip. From a blowout to a flat tyre, you are taking a big risk and could put yourself in possible danger.
• Check the fluids. Checking the oil, coolant, brake, and wiper fluids can help you avoid any unnecessary maintenance issues. Pop in and we can check them over for you and top up any fluids that are running low if you are unsure of how to do this yourself.
• Are your brakes in good condition? While every aspect of [...]
Prestige Vehicle Repairs advice for checking your car battery
Want to lower your chances of being left stranded in this miserable cold weather? Here we have provided a few tips to check your car battery is working how it should to reduce your chances of breaking down.
You can determine problems with the battery yourself by following a few of our tips:
1) Have a look at the battery to check for stains or signs of corrosion as you may have a leak
2) Check the terminals are clear of any buildup as this could keep your car from starting up
3) If you do find buildup you can clean this with some baking soda, a toothbrush and water. Then simply scrub the baking soda into the terminal posts and dry off with a clean cloth or rag (ensure you wear gloves) – Applying petroleum jelly to the terminals can slow down the process of [...]
When did you last check the tyres on your vehicle? Research shows that most tyres are either under inflated or worn below the legal limit of 1.6mm We have detailed below some useful information to assist you in checking your tyres to ensure you maintain the safe and smooth running of your vehicle. Ideally, you should check your tyres every two weeks or before a long journey. For further information please refer to your vehicle owner’s handbook or come and discuss it with us.
It is vitally important that you regularly check the condition of your tyres and make sure that the tyre pressures are set to the correct level. We recommend that you check your tyres at least twice a month or before any long journey as incorrect tyre pressures could cause irregular wear patterns, over inflated tyres tend to wear heavily in the centre of the [...]
Thanks to BMW’s world leading servicing technology, it is equipped with the intelligence to monitor its own condition and pre-warn you when a service is due.
But what about those things you’re supposed to check between services that are vital to safety and reliability as you drive, such as fluid levels, lights, brakes and clutch hydraulics?
Whether you’re planning a continental holiday in the heat of summer or preparing for freezing winter conditions, it’s reassuring to know that your BMW is in peak condition, from tyres to coolant levels.
We can take care of it quickly and efficiently with a thorough Routine Maintenance Check. It doesn’t take long and can be performed while you wait.
Don’t have a BMW? Not to worry, we can perform a thorough Routine Maintenance Check on any make of car.
For more information or to make a booking please contact us.
The pass that means peace of mind. If your car is over three years old, it will require an annual MOT inspection. It’s a standard inspection of over 150 safety-related and emission systems, including lights, steering, brakes and suspension.
There’s always a chance that something could have been damaged without you realising it. The official MOT test is a useful annual safety check – and we are the ideal people to take care of the test and any repair work. Once your vehicle has been tested, you will receive the official VT20 certificate which is your receipt for the MOT test and shows the information that will be held on the MOT database. If your vehicle should require any recommended additional work, this will be listed on the advisory notice of the VT32 document.