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Common Problems

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Lights

It is recommended that you drive with dipped headlights at all times to help with visibility and to help reduce accidents. It is therefore vital to reguarly check that your lights are in working order and regulate to road law standards.

Brakes

The most common problems with brake pads include: brake pull or brake pulsing, brake noise or brake vibration, and spongy brake pedal. If you're concerned that you're brakes aren't functioning correctly make sure to get them checked.

Shock Absorbers

It is highly advisable to get your shock absorbers checked reguarly. If the majority of your driving is short distances in town, you could be in for a surprise on a country road if you take a bumpy bend at high speed. 

Oil

For longer life and smooth running for your engine make sure you reguarly change your oil and ensure that it is suitably topped up. 

Wiper Blades

If your wiper blades streak or haze it could well be that the rubber has worn out and it's time to replace your blades. It's recommened that you change your wiper blades at least once a year to ensure safety and optimum visibility. 

Seatbelts

Seat belts save lives. Be sure to check that all of your seatbelts are fully functioning and in working order.

Tyres

Worn tyres can be higly dangerous and significantly affect stopping distances. Reguarly check your pressures and look for signs of damage to tyre walls. 
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Lights

It is recommended that you drive with dipped headlights at all times to help with visibility and to help reduce accidents. It is therefore vital to reguarly check that your lights are in working order and regulate to road law standards.
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Brakes

The most common problems with brake pads include: brake pull or brake pulsing, brake noise or brake vibration, and spongy brake pedal. If you're concerned that you're brakes aren't functioning correctly make sure to get them checked.
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Shock Absorbers

It is highly advisable to get your shock absorbers checked reguarly. If the majority of your driving is short distances in town, you could be in for a surprise on a country road if you take a bumpy bend at high speed. 
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Oil

For longer life and smooth running for your engine make sure you reguarly change your oil and ensure that it is suitably topped up. 
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Wiper Blades

If your wiper blades streak or haze it could well be that the rubber has worn out and it's time to replace your blades. It's recommened that you change your wiper blades at least once a year to ensure safety and optimum visibility. 
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Seatbelts

Seat belts save lives. Be sure to check that all of your seatbelts are fully functioning and in working order.
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Tyres

Worn tyres can be higly dangerous and significantly affect stopping distances. Reguarly check your pressures and look for signs of damage to tyre walls. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Engine Warning Light

There are some unusual symptoms that commonly accompany the engine warning light, these could include a lack of power, an intermittent stuttering as you press the accelerator, or another fault which could alter the normal response from the engine.

If your warning light is on, get your car into a garage as soon as possible, driving it around for any longer could cause further damage.

Brake System / Brake Fluid Warning Light

If this light is illuminated on your dashboard it's best to get it checked out right away. Arguably the most important feature on your car, if there's something wrong with your vehicle's brakes it's so important to get the issue sorted as soon as possible.

Coolant Warning Light

Seeing this light could mean that your coolant levels are running low, you will need check the gauge on the side of the coolant tank under the bonnet and top up if necessary.

Oil Warning Light

Similar to the water or coolant warning light on your dashboard, you might see an oil warning light flash up if oil temperature gets too high, the level is low or oil pressure too low. It’s the latter two you want to avoid at all costs.

Airbag Warning Light

If you see this light illuminated on your dashboard make sure that you get it seen to as soon as possible.

Having faulty airbags will mean that you and your passengers won't be as well protected from any potential injuries if you find yourself in a crash. The other possibility is that your vehicle’s airbag could deploy when you least expect it, giving you a nasty shock – or even actually causing­ an injury – and an expensive fix to put right.

Battery Charge Warning Light

When you first turn your car on this light should illuminate, if it doesn't then go off in a few seconds then there could well be a problem with your car's electrical system.

Parking Distance Control

If this light comes on it is usually to alert you that there is a fault with your parking distance control. It is best to get this checked as soon as possible at a specialised garage, such as ours.

Oil Level

If this light comes on it is usually to alert you that your oil level is low and needs refilling as soon as possible. If you need any assistance in checking or changing your oil please let us know.

Anti-lock Braking

If this light comes on during normal driving, the system is likely not functioning properly and you’ll need to get it checked out as soon as possible. We advise taking great care once this light has come on.

Traction Control

If this light comes on while you are driving it means that you are losing traction, typically you’ll see this light in slippery conditions such as snow or rain. When this happens it is best to ease up on the accelerator and book in for a traction check.
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Engine Warning Light

There are some unusual symptoms that commonly accompany the engine warning light, these could include a lack of power, an intermittent stuttering as you press the accelerator, or another fault which could alter the normal response from the engine.

If your warning light is on, get your car into a garage as soon as possible, driving it around for any longer could cause further damage.
×

Brake System / Brake Fluid Warning Light

If this light is illuminated on your dashboard it's best to get it checked out right away. Arguably the most important feature on your car, if there's something wrong with your vehicle's brakes it's so important to get the issue sorted as soon as possible.
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Coolant Warning Light

Seeing this light could mean that your coolant levels are running low, you will need check the gauge on the side of the coolant tank under the bonnet and top up if necessary.
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Oil Warning Light

Similar to the water or coolant warning light on your dashboard, you might see an oil warning light flash up if oil temperature gets too high, the level is low or oil pressure too low. It’s the latter two you want to avoid at all costs.
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Airbag Warning Light

If you see this light illuminated on your dashboard make sure that you get it seen to as soon as possible.

Having faulty airbags will mean that you and your passengers won't be as well protected from any potential injuries if you find yourself in a crash. The other possibility is that your vehicle’s airbag could deploy when you least expect it, giving you a nasty shock – or even actually causing­ an injury – and an expensive fix to put right.
×

Battery Charge Warning Light

When you first turn your car on this light should illuminate, if it doesn't then go off in a few seconds then there could well be a problem with your car's electrical system.
×

Parking Distance Control

If this light comes on it is usually to alert you that there is a fault with your parking distance control. It is best to get this checked as soon as possible at a specialised garage, such as ours.
×

Oil Level

If this light comes on it is usually to alert you that your oil level is low and needs refilling as soon as possible. If you need any assistance in checking or changing your oil please let us know.
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Anti-lock Braking

If this light comes on during normal driving, the system is likely not functioning properly and you’ll need to get it checked out as soon as possible. We advise taking great care once this light has come on.
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Traction Control

If this light comes on while you are driving it means that you are losing traction, typically you’ll see this light in slippery conditions such as snow or rain. When this happens it is best to ease up on the accelerator and book in for a traction check.