Monthly Archives: October 2016

Tyred out

This is not an MoT failure point, but it is in my opinion a dangerous condition as the tyres are clearly old, used and breaking up. While I understand that motorists have small budgets, this is just an accident or breakdown waiting to happen...

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Driven to destruction

I despair when vehicles arrive at the garage with tyres looking like this. This was on a people carrier which is the family’s only form of transport. As you can see, the tyre is in “a poor state” to put it mildly. Why did the car come...

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How did it pass the MoT?

Every service at Worcester’s Mobile Mechanic involves our team giving the vehicle a thorough check over. We discovered some very rusty brake pipes and welding required underneath this vehicle. When the customer was informed, he was shocked as he...

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The mystery of modern cars

Modern motor cars never cease to amaze me. This Vauxhall Zafira diesel came in for a clutch job and the customer asked if we could look at his starter motor at the same time as it was “playing up”. This was an understatement –...

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Springs under pressure

I think the garage industry should thank their local councils for all the traffic calming measures that have been installed. At Worcester’s Mobile Mechanic we are seeing increasing numbers of broken springs etc and I am starting to wonder...

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So it wasn’t the clutch…

  The UK’s recovery companies do a good job, often in terrible weather conditions and when it is pitch black. Taking all of that into account, a complete loss of drive would normally be the clutch, which is what the rescue company diagnosed...

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