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Job done in a timely manner. Good customer service
After maltech did my aircon a few months ago i was pleased with the price and result so decided to give it ago with the m.o.t for my car, at £30 i was impressed with the price, the m.o.t was done quickly and the car passed, i was advised that 3 tyres would need replacing shortly but i was really impressed that i was not put under any pressure to have the work done, i will be definately using this garage again
The best garage in town. Trustworthy, reliable, friendly and approachable. Didn't bombard me with technical car talk.... which would have meant nothing. ..but very polite and curteous. Any car issues in the future..it will 100% be Maltech receiving my custom. Very happy.
first class job will be our garage of choice from here on in main dealer quality at affordable prices
All fixed and back same day
brilliant job and service. made it nice and easy to drop car off and they even collected me when the full job was done :)
Brilliant service and good value, I would use this garage again.
I'm appreciated that they has fitted for my car little parts been done job I feel happy be safe side so I will do again their job if any problem I go pop up come to their garage :)
Excellent price and service
Excellent service provided. Good communication of progress and completion. Follow up call to endure I had received text messages. Only did and charged for what was required to be done..Coutessy car was ideal.
Friendly and helpful. Could have charged me what was quoted, but it ended up being a cheaper fix so we're really honest too. Taking the car back for a service and MOT after Christmas.
Great service, friendly and professional, even reminded me my MOT was coming up and managed to fit me in to get it done at the same time,. would definitely recommend,
First class service. Will use again.
Best price and good service
excellent service from [email protected] will use this garage in future Cheers guys Graham :-)
Nice friendly and very helpful garage with pleasant staff. Price quoted was price paid. Would definitely use this garage again.
"Established in 2001, we are a highly reputable repair garage and MOT station. We are Renault Specialists, providing main dealer expertise at realistic prices. We are an authorised Delphi Diesel Service Centre, with trained ATA technicians. Our highly skilled technicians can repair and maintain all makes and models of vehicle and will provide the highest standard of workmanship using state of the art equipment and the latest diagnostic software updates. "
Cockerton Green Garage is your local, reliable and independent garage based in Darlington, County Durham specialising in MOTs, servicing and repairs and other vehicle maintenance for all makes and models.
We are a family run business, having been established for over 30 year ago and it has always been important to us to offer a friendly environment for all our customers as well as a great service.
Our qualified staff have amassed a diverse range of skills specific to the services we provide, so whether you require a standard MOT or vehicle service or repair, vehicle diagnostics or even a tyre replacement Cockerton Green Garage can do it, and if we can’t we know someone who can!
Services available to you
Cockerton Green Garage guarantee all work and services undertaken and are fully insured to cover all vehicles under the care of our staff. We pride ourselves on delivering a tailored and quality level of service at affordable prices and this can be demonstrated through our strong client base, with much of our work being generated through current and past customer recommendations.
How to find us
Cockerton Green Garage can be find at the rear of 87 Cockerton Green, DL3 9EG. We are tucked away in the corner of Cockerton Green, behind the houses along from shopping precinct, overlooking the village green and just by St Mary's and Cockerton Methodists churches.
If your car is leaning to one side when you are driving around your local area there could be a major issue, however there may also be a very simple fix which is why we have produced this guide to help you understand more about the issue.
Before we start exploring some of the most common causes of a car leaning to one side or the other, we would like to stress that you will need to take your car into a garage to properly diagnose the issue.
Only a trained professional will be able to tell you exactly what is wrong with your car!
Tire conicity occurs when there is a defect in the tire itself and comes from the result of poor manufacturing. Surprisingly, this is most common in new tires and the problem can cause major pulling to one side or the other.
So what causes the problem? Essentially there is a belt inside the tyre itself, if the belt is not aligned properly then the shape of the tyre will be different than other on your car.
Each tyre should have a bump all the way along the middle of the tyre and with a belt of out alignment, this bump could disappear and the entire surface of the tyre would therefore grip the road.
The car would then pull on one side more than the other as a result.
You will have to have a new tire fitted if this is the case and you may be able to get a free replacement if this is the problem, however it will depend entirely on the manufacturer and extent of the fault.
Tire separation may also become an issue as this causes problems between the belt and the rubber.
When air get in between the two, the tyre is at huge risk of failure and the speed of your car will be noticeably slower.
Low air pressure is one of the most common causes of a car pulling to the left or right as every tire will lose pressure over time.
Even in one tire, low air pressure can cause wheels to move out of alignment while also changing the height of the wheel itself.
It’s important that you check tyre pressure every six weeks or so and especially before long journeys as the effects of low tire pressure could have detrimental knock on effects for the suspension and other parts of your car.
It’s important to make sure that all of the tyres that are fitted to you car are in the same category and from the same manufacturer. This is because the tread of the tyre needs to be the same on all four, if you have a tyre with a different tread on one side then it may not have the same amount of grip as the others and alternatively, it may have more which would cause the car to pull to one side or the other.
It’s important to remember that any wheel alignment or tyre issue will effect the car at all times, not at certain points. For example, if your car lists to one side while you brake, then the issue is with the brakes, not alignment.
However, that’s not to say that brakes can’t cause your car to pull left or right. This can happen when a brake is ‘dragging’.
This happens when a wheel and brake pad are connecting without the driver pressing the brake pedal. A distinctive burning smell will be noticeable if you are suffering from this problem.
If the suspension in your car is damaged, this could also cause your car to lean to one side or the other.
If your car pull’s both left and right at different time’s, then it won’t be alignment that is causing the issue and there is likely to be a different issue.
One example of this could be a ‘memory steer’ which refers to how a car can pull to one side after a driver has steered hard in one direction and then turned the car straight, only to find it listing.
This is likely to be some form of wear down of parts.
It is absolutely vital that you take your car for repair as soon as you feel that your car is pulling to the left or right.
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