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Trustworthy, able to fit into my busy schedule and return car. Great service and even cleaned my car!! Would recommend. Price was reasonable too.
Excellent Service - worked around my schedule, efficient service, quick repair of fault as well as an MOT and was very easy to contact - and also a very nice guy! I would definitely recommend and will be going back.
Great service will recommend to all family and friends.
Very efficient and friendly service. Highly recommend for anyone in north London. Will use again!
Perfect service! Thank you Daniel! £95 asagreed for interim service!
Mike was polite very customer focused and has a lot of pride in his work and I would recommend Sphinx vehicle repairs to everyone I’ll definitely be recommending them to my friends and family
The service was just as advertised. A price including car pickup cost was agreed over the phone. Mike picked the car up from the house on the Thursday night, leaving his car, as agreed. He performed the MOT on Friday morning and called me to discuss the advisory points. He dropped the car off on Friday afternoon. The one improvement I would recommend is that the communication could be better between the job being accepted and the appointment date to give the customer peace of mind that they haven't been forgotten. That said, this appointment went well and I would definitely recommend and use his services again in future.
Great service, very knowledgeable personel. Would definitely go back if needed. Thank you Mike
Michael was brillant quick to the point and easy to understand. Highly recommended and will be using him for life
very helpful and poilte gentleman
Friendly and quick service! Thank you very much. Definitely recommend!
Great garage..very warm welcome. Offered no obligation free diagnostic, the results of which I am still considering. Did not make me feel pressured to commit to having the work done.
All fixed, perfect!
Very friendly. Helpful. And honest. Staff are great with kids!
Clear and prompt responses from the garage when I was working through quotes. Had all brake discs and pads replaced plus a full service. Booking made swiftly, and work carried out quickly and without fuss, worry or hidden extras. And they offer a collection and return service if you live within a certain range. I'll definitely be using them for all work going forward. Thanks Nadim!
Excellent service and fair price for MOT and service. Pick up and drop off service carried out timely, and prompt response to any queries. I would recommend it
Amazing garage. Went in Expecting to have to pay thousands for a repair. The owner is flexible and accommodating and work was done efficiently no unnecessary money spent. Would highly recommend & would be using only him from now on. Thanks Nadim
Nadim got back to my message on here very quickly. He was really helpful explaining the problem with my Polo. The cost seemed very reasonable and he was quick to fix. I will definitely use again next time.
They were great :)
I don't usually use sites like these to get my car repaired, but i was desperate, so i ended up using this site. Out of all of quotes i got, these guy's came out by FAR the cheapest, at least £100 cheaper than everybody. I thought at first there was a catch, like one of the previous garage's i called on here, they quoted £220 for just the labour and not the parts. But NO these guy's quoted me on exactly how much it would cost ! Quick service, no messing around. They even fitted in some missing clips on my front bumper which was nice of them. And also to top that i asked them how much it would cost to replace my back light bulb and they did that for free too ! Great, quick, reliable service. Will definitely be seeing these guy's again if something (Touch wood nothing) goes wrong ! Daniel.
Paul was very helpful even to the point of picking up my car and returning it. They did a great job. In a good time. I'm just sorry my insurance company were slow on paying up their end. Hopefully now resolved. I will be sending my mums car to him soon. Happy to recommend them to others. AK N14
satisfied with the work
Very Very Good Communication, and the repair work was good. Great Price for the Job done. I did have to leave it in the garage for an extra day, however i would most certainly use again
honest clear and competent I would use them again
All straightforward, work completed
Great service and price. BMW 5 Series, full service & MOT reasonable price. I strongly recommended. Thanks again
Did not use the garage
Very good service
Diesel Particulate Filters are extremely important to have in your vehicle. The filter captures and stores exhaust soot in order to help reduce emissions coming from diesel cars.
Ever since 2009, the Euro 5 standard has been enforced, a rule which ensures all new diesel cars must have particulate filters fitted.
These pieces of equipment were introduced in an effort to reduce the particle and soot emissions from diesel engines. Diesel Particulate filters (DPF) trap soot before it blows out of an exhaust and like any filter, it requires cleaning in order to maintain performance.
Fortunately the filter itself has self-cleaning capabilities known as regeneration.
There are two types of regeneration which can be carried out on your car.
This process happens automatically while the exhaust is at a high temperature which will usually occur when you are driving down a motorway or quickly down an A-road. However, as many vehicles aren’t always being driven at high speeds, an alternative system for regeneration exists.
This method of cleaning the DFP is controlled by an engine management computer and happens automatically when the filter reaches 45% of its limit. The process is initiated by the fuel injection being increased which makes the exhaust heat up and therefore clear the filter. However, if your drive is a short one and the process tries to initiate, it will not be able to properly clear the filter, in this eventuality, the warning light in your car will come on.
A drive of about ten minutes at a speed of around 40mph should be adequate for the process to be successful.
If these issues are effecting your car it is almost certain that you will need your filter replacing which is likely to cost upwards of £1000 including diagnostic and labour time.
And if you were thinking of saving all of that time and money by removing the filter completely, think again, it’s illegal to remove the DPF.
The Department for Transport states that it is an offence to remove the filter or modify the piece of equipment in a way which would result in the vehicle failing air pollutant emission standards. Breaking the law will result in the vehicle not being road worthy so if you are ever offered to have your filter removed, make sure to keep this in mind.
Every MOT now includes a check for the DPF and a smoke test from the exhaust so there is very little chance of getting away with removing the filter.
If you need to have the filter regenerated manually, you must take your vehicle to a trained professional immediately. They will initiate a process where the exhaust is heated up to a point where regeneration happens and soot is cleared from the filter.
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