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For most of us servicing a car means a trip to the garage. It’s a bit like going to the dentist – we don’t want to but we know we have to! Although it means a hit to your pocket, it does save you money in the long run. Regularly servicing is not only vitally important, as it can be the difference between your car running smoothly and with its best fuel efficiency, but also it could save an unexpected expensive repair bill.
When do I book a service?
Car manufacturers recommend that drivers should service their car every 12 months or every 12,000 miles – whichever comes first – depending on what type of service you require. For cars with a warranty you will also receive a stamp or signature in your service book to show that the vehicle has been properly maintained
Our Full Car Service checklist includes:
- Engine oil, oil filter and air filter
- Top-ups for anti-freeze, brake fluid, power steering fluid
- Battery fluid, transfer box oil and manual transmission oil
- Timing belt replacement interval check
- Suspension check
- Cooling system check
- Auxiliary drive belt check
- Battery level check
- Spark Plug replacement
- Brake pipe check
- Fuel line check
- Tyre check
- Brake discs check
- Clutch check
- Road test
- Car upholstery check
- Service book stamp
One of the best ways to ensure a smooth running engine is the oil.
You can do your own oil change but it is messy and can be a hassle! Why not let us take the hassle and mess away. Give us a call and see how convenient and affordable your next oil change can be! We will recommend the best type of oil for your car’s individual needs to keep the engine working at its best, consistent with your manufacturer’s recommendations.
Your engine is made up of many moving parts all needing properly lubricated to avoid damage to your vehicle’s engine. Lubricating oil in the engine provides this vital service, over time that oil breaks down and becomes contaminated with dust, dirt and debris from your engine as well as the environment. Obviously this is not good for your engine. Changing your oil and filter will help it to continue working at its best.
Our certified technicians will consider the make, model, condition and mileage of your car before recommending the necessary oil change. We offer synthetic blend, high mileage or full synthetic oil change packages that are recommended based on your car’s individual needs.
Ensure the safety of your vehicle
Looking after the braking system of your car is one of the essential things to do.
There are a number of signs that indicate your brakes need attention – If your brakes are making a squealing sound or you hear grinding when your car comes to a stop, it probably means that you need your brakes serviced immediately. If you are concerned in any way with the braking of your vehicle then please have them checked immediately.
Some things to look out for:
- Spongy brake pedal or pressing further to stop
- Grinding or squealing brakes
- Steering wheel shaking
- Car wobbling at high speed
- It’s been over a year or 12,000 miles since your last service
- Low brake fluid
- The brake warning light on your dashboard comes on and stays on
- Vehicle takes longer to stop
While driving your car it is your duty to be careful, as you’re responsible for not just your safety but also for others who are travelling on the same road. Having properly working car brakes allows you to rest easy and travel comfortably. So if you suspect something is wrong, don’t take any chances, bring your vehicle to our garage for a thorough inspection
You owe it to yourself, your family indeed anyone who is in your car to ensure it is roadworthy. We are a certified testing station and have been since 1993.
This means you can be secure in the knowledge that your car is safe for the road! Our fully accredited technicians using the latest diagnostic equipment ensure your car is safe for the road for you and your passengers.
TYRES, BATTERY & EXHAUST
Tyres keep you safely on the road, but only if they are looked after and regularly checked for wear and tear. Failure to do so could lead to a blowout, a flat, or worse. So if during a service or MOT we find fault with your tyres we’ll let you know and with your permission ensure you have the right tyres for your vehicle, fitted and balanced ready for the road.
Tyre Alignment Services
It’s easy to tell when your car isn’t in alignment. Your car can drift from side to side; your tyres show abnormally uneven wear, or a tilted steering wheel while driving straight! We have the latest laser alignment equipment to make the proper adjustments quickly and safely.
The modern battery plays a vital role in the modern car, providing power for many crucial components in your vehicle.
It is wise to do regular battery checks to help prevent you from getting stranded out on the road.
Car Battery Replacement & Services
We offer a Battery diagnostics and maintenance service which includes:
- Visual and physical inspection for loose connections, dirt and corrosion
- Disconnecting and cleaning cable ends and battery terminals
- Applying a protective coating to prevent moisture and delay corrosion
- Replacement of worn or damaged cable ends
- Tightening cables to battery for optimal connection
- Testing to measure performance in harsh weather conditions
If your battery has adequate capacity but is not keeping its charge, further testing is required to determine the electrical draw of the starter and the output of the alternator. We have the equipment and highly trained technicians to meet all of your car battery inspection, service, replacement and installation needs.
EXHAUST SYSTEM & CATALYTIC CONVERTERS
Whatever the maintenance needs of your exhaust system or catalytic converter, Brook Street Autos can provide it.
- Exhaust repair
- Catalytic Converters
- Emissions Repair
STEERING SERVICE & MAINTENANCE
It’s easy isn’t it, turn the wheel of your car and you change direction.
But a lot happens between your steering wheel and your car’s tyres, it really is quite a complex process.
Most cars today come with power steering, but if it fails, it quickly becomes a safety issue.
Our steering and suspension services include wheel alignments, shock and strut repair and front and/or rear suspension repair.
Stabiliser Bar Service & Maintenance
The stabiliser bar keeps your car from rolling over while turning, spreading weight equally over the tyres. It’s essential to maintain and best done by fully qualified technicians.
At Brook Street Autos our highly talented team will ensure the safety of your vehicle giving you a smoother more enjoyable journey in your car.
Regular maintenance and inspections will address any problems right away.