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more than quoted as had a servce done at the same time.excellent service, collected and returned the car as promised. Impressed that they also cleaned a stain off the driving seat that i had got from leaving my window open. Will be definitly be using again.friendly staff, very helpfull.
I highly recommend this garage.Fixed my car in a very short time. Job well done
Helpful team at garage Had extra work done
Fantastic chaps at QCR, really know their stuff and had the work done much quicker than expected. I have had some bad experiences in the past with some garages and feel very happy with the work these guys have done. I will have no hesitation in visiting them again. If these guys are local to you, don't overlook them, they are great :-)
Very honest, very reliable, very friendly. All you can ask for in a garage. I've used them before and will be using them again.
very good garage recommend them!!!!
Matt carried out the necessary work very quickly and without any complications and was very helpful over when we could do this as we had a limited window for the work. Very professional service.
Great Service, Matt picked the car up in the morning, carried out a full service and had it back early that afternoon. I highly recommend Matt
Excellent service and communication from start to finish! Matt managed to fit me in at the weekend after a last minute cancellation. He never hesitated to offer advice and answered all of my questions quickly. He picked my car up just before 8am on Saturday, and had it back to me before 10:30am with all of the work finished and a very tidy job done indeed. His prices are more than competative. At over half the price of the local Vauxhall dealership for new front brake discs and pads, and rear brake pads including VAT and fitting for O.E parts. I'll definately be using him again, and recommending him to friends and family without hesitation.
Matt was very helpful and efficient. His price was great.
The team to go to for service you can trust, at a price you can count on.
Here at Birchwood Ford we aim to provide you with an unrivalled experience when servicing your vehicle. Our service promise to you is simple: no surprises or hidden extras…and the very best people looking after your car.
Our Ford Service Promise to you:
✓Complimentary UK and European Roadside Assistance with your Service (so that when you set out on your journey, our friendly, skilled roadside help goes with you).
✓ Free FORD eCHECK (a 30-point visual electronic health check of your vehicle).
✓ All work is carried out by trusted Ford-trained technicians using the latest diagnostic tools.
✓ All published prices are recommended retail prices and include parts, labour and VAT.
✓ We’ll only use Ford quality parts fitted by specialist technicians.
Ford Motorcraft 4+
For all Ford vehicles four years or older, we’re your one-stop shop for Ford Motorcraft 4+ servicing and repairs, plus MOT and tyres. Ford Motorcraft 4+ offers complete high-quality care at an affordable price, with prices starting from RRP £125 for a Ford Motorcraft Minor Service
Prices include complimentary UK and European Roadside Assistance and a free ‘wash and vac’ for your Ford. Plus, with free tyre rotation and the option of an MOT at just £30 (RRP £35 without service), there are many other good reasons to come to us first.
A service you can depend on…Because no one knows your Ford like a Ford Dealer does.
For Kia in Sussex, Birchwood Kia should be your only destination. Our Kia showrooms are located throughout Sussex in Eastbourne and Washington. From Kia servicing and Motability to our dedicated Kia business user team, our extensive range of aftersales services perfectly complement our range of used Kia cars and the full, exciting range of new Kia cars available to view and test drive today. The new Kia Picanto is the small car with a huge personality. With quirky, individual styling, the new Picanto will stand out in style while offering high levels of fuel economy and driver satisfaction. Those looking for a fantastic driving experience will find it with the new Kia pro_cee’d. A low stance and coupe-like profile make the new pro_cee’d a stylish car, while its choice of engines deliver plenty of performance and economy for the complete package. Style, practicality and performance all combine in one unique package with the new Kia Soul. A radical urban crossover, the new Soul combines the space and flexibility of an SUV with the economy of a super-mini and the driving experience of a lifetime. At Birchwood Kia in Eastbourne we offer the complete motoring experience. For Kia servicing we offer a manufacturer-approved workshop with fully-trained technicians using only genuine Kia parts and equipment for complete peace of mind. For the complete Kia motoring experience, visit Birchwood Kia in Eastbourne and Birchwood West Sussex Kia in Washington today to see how we’re making motoring easy for our customers!
The majority of modern cars have air conditioning fitted as standard as it is vital for making the ride in a car comfortable for passengers.
An air conditioning system works by using refrigerant gas to push air through several components in the aircon system and then into your car.
Whether its freezing cold or boiling hot, it’s your air conditioning which makes driving in such conditions bearable, so it’s important to look after the system!
Surprisingly, over 10% of air-con gas escapes through the system each year. This means that the power of the system drops significantly over time. However, your air conditioning will not be checked during an MOT or service which is why it’s important that you make an effort to have it checked specifically.
Car manufacturers recommend that cars should have their air con recharged (Regassed) every two years.
Even if your car is new it should be something that you have checked as your cars performance could be significantly affected.
This is because the engine will have to work harder to produce cold air if there is an issue with the air conditioning meaning more fuel will be required to make the system work.
If the system has not been recharged in two years, the drop in engine performance will be noticeable.
As soon as you realise a drop in the power of your air con you should take the vehicle in for repair. If there is an unpleasant smell being emitted, this is another sign that the air con needs looking at.
The job of recharging air conditioning is not complex and will not take long.
The mechanic will carry out a leaks check on the air con system before the repair work, to ensure the job can be carried out without causing damage to the car.
As soon as this is complete, the technician will be able to recharge the system.
The mechanic carrying out the work will first remove old refrigerant from your car as well as the current gas and lubricant.
They will then replace it with new gas and lubricants.
The job will also typically include an entire system clean out which is carried out to remove any bacterial build up.
This is often the reason for a strange or unpleasant smell being emitted from the air conditioning which is why it is important to have this job completed every two years.
The whole process should take around 45 minutes as there are no new parts required for install.
The air conditioning in your car should be noticeably improved after a regas if you haven’t had one for over two years.
If you want to ensure your air conditioning stays in tip top condition, make sure to use it regularly as this the compressor will stay lubricated.Finding a mechanic you can trust to do a good job and charge a fair price, is not always easy, which is why we simplified the process.
We work with a network of over 10,000 mechanics and garages across the UK so we can find competitive air conditioning regas deals for you.
You can then compare the quotes and read reviews from previous customers to find the best deal in your area, before booking aircon regas online.