Garage in action

Keeping it real

I have always believed in looking on the bright side but I’m afraid some motorists really do believe their vehicles will run and run.   This picture is of a 2001 Peugeot 205 Gti’s cam-belt. The car came in as the steering had gone tight and...

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Filter fault resolved

Some of our customers are very observant when it comes to their vehicles.   This customer bought theirs in as the engine was “ticking” from the top end. On inspection, it was discovered that sometime in the past it had been neglected and the...

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Buy cheap, buy twice

Motorists will always shop around for a better price but it’s always worth bearing in mind one of my favourite sayings – buy cheap buy twice.   In January this year we quoted to fit an LPG system to this vehicle, which was £220 more...

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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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Treat speed bumps with respect

This fault is now becoming a common site in most garages and I am convinced that many motorists simply have no idea how to tackle speed bumps.   Drivers tend to hit them head on, which puts undue stresses on the suspension, and something has...

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Prevention is better than cure

Sometimes jobs are like buses. We do not carry out a welding job for a while and then we do two or three in the same week!   This vehicle, an old LDV, had a severe case of tin worm but once repaired it was soon back on the road!    ...

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Seeing double

One Saturday morning two vehicles arrived at the WMM workshop with the same fault – the cylinder head.   The first – a diesel – had a problem starting. It started and misfired, clouds of smoke flew out of the exhaust then it was...

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Horsing around

So did Ams get his horse, I hear you cry. Well, yes he did!   The brown horse that we bought is approximately four years old. He is pictured at work on the beach at work with a paying customer (Sue) and his proud owner Ams!     The owner of...

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