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Platinum Motoring Solutions Ltd. took my car in for an oil leak on my Smart Car 2003 - City Coupe, and even picked it up from my workplace in the morning! Great staff and very friendly, they kept me up to date all throughout the day with no nonsense but straight talk. When I arrived they offered me Tea and had the issue was resolved by replacing the Sump pan which was rush delivered the same DAY! All in all a proper reputable place and the mechanics know what they are doing. 100%
Great customer service, very honest mechanics, very friendly people. Would definitely recommend to a friend !!!
Overall a great service and top communication from this garage. Once quotes had been received I contacted them to see how quickly they could do the work, 2 days time was agreed which worked very well for me. Price went up at this point, the reason given for this was the supplier had provided the quote for the parts on a different vehicle, price was still competitive so was still happy. On collection of the car attempted to pay by card but was then advised that the cable for the card machine had broken, attempted to use it wirelessly with no luck. This then resulted in me having to set up a bank transfer to make payment which was a bit of an inconvenience as my bank then blocked the transfer as it was classes as unusual activity, I appreciate them doing this but it then resulted in further phone calls later in the week to confirm the transaction was fine. Overall very pleased with the work which was carried out in good time and they were very flexible when I could drop the car off, didn't want it all day and was happy with a drop off after lunch which was when it suited me. Would certainly use again.
Friendly and helpful. I plan to use them for servicing going forward. Overall a good experience.
Brilliant service will defanitly use again
Quick diagnostics! spot on
Amazing quick service. Aircon have never worked better than it is now.
Great job. Thank you
Great job, didn't try to rip me off like some others.
Arrived on time. once fully repaired showed all replaced parts and only worked on once cleared with me step by step. Was more expensive than original quote and waited for the difference being so close to Christmas. Extremely satisfied with his workmanship, his thoughtfulness of entering into my home without boots on and his understanding along with politeness and was at no time badgering. I believe that this man conducted his business, which is gained via this site normally on distress of the vehicle owner. Thank you A&M.
Professional work, good price, excellent service would use again.thank you
Excellent Service.. Parts were fitted as described and the price agreed was a very good one. Would recommend this garage to everyone A+
Highly recommended professional and friendly service. Parts were fitted in accordance with agreed competitive price. Would definitely use again.
Highly recommended garage. Very honest and professional with excellent customer service. Work was carried out to high standard, no unnecessary work done. Also carried out a health check on the car which most garages don't do. Have re-booked this garage to get more work done and would definitely be coming back in the future.
Best Mechanics to date! Needed brakes doing before MOT on the Monday and I left it to the last minute, phoned them Friday evening, arranged to meet on Saturday morning. Brakes done, fantastic job, 2 of the nicest blokes ever, have recommended them to family and friends. Won't use anyone else now.
Very impressed with quick response and work carried out price was good. Although I did not receive my receipt which was supposed to emailed on to me
I had to change the time of the repair on the morning of the appointment which was no problem. Adam arrived early and did the job quickly and efficiently. Also changed a couple of bulbs which wasn't included on original quote. Would definitely recommend
Adam, was very friendly and also professional. He fully understood my needs from the offset. i would differently use his services again and refer him to my friends and family. once again thank you Adam :-)
Great service, Adam replaced the car battery and front headlight very promptly and I would definitely do business again! Thanks Adam
Fantastic very quick and professional will definitely be returning
Work was done quickly and with a friendly and positive attitude. I would recommend this garage.
Excellent and value for money
Really happy with the garage. Helpful, communicative and reasonably priced. Thanks to Michelle and Jason
Very nice people, job done to a high standard. Even stayed late after they closed just to finish the job after wrong parts were sent. Thanks guys.
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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