ELECTRICS, BATTERY & ALTERNATOR

Downside of doing it yourself

Some of our customers like to carry out little jobs on their vehicles and for the most part I have no problem with this as generally they are only trying to save money.   This customer bought a new battery and fitted it himself but the next...

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Let there be (van) lights

We recently had a customer who insisted that her van lights problem was a recent fault and that our mechanics should be able to easily repair the fault in a few minutes.   She reluctantly signed to agree to an hour’s labour so we set to...

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No stone left unturned

Here at Worcester’s Mobile Mechanic, we’ll stop at nothing to solve problems for our customers.   This vehicle had some serious electrical problems that were all located behind the dashboard.      The customer bit the bullet and authorised...

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Twice the trouble

It appears that some people have no understanding about how a twin battery starting system operates.   This customer knew one of the batteries was in a poor state so he replaced it. The fact he renewed it with the wrong battery is not the...

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Spark plugs go snap

The spark plugs pictured are from a six cylinder in for a service. The vehicle actually had a misfire though the customer hadn’t noticed. As the plugs were being removed they broke. We have no idea how long they had been in the vehicle and...

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Battery breakdown bother

We recently had a call from a regular customer whose car battery had gone flat during a weekend away.   A breakdown company had attended, “tested” the battery and tried to persuade her to have a new battery fitted.   She declined...

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