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Got a full service , 2 new tyres, came and picked up my car then dropped back off , very pleasant , would use again , thanks
Best service I got my car problem was fixed in no time be garage ever
Drivers again provided top quality service with no problems.
Excellent garage I would recommend this to anyone for a car service
was pleased with the service given they picked my car up and delivered it back to my place of work
Car was still bit noisy but not as bad , but everything in boot was messy and mud on door panels inside and dirty carpet . Muddy hand prints on car wasn't cleaned
Charged me an extra 20 for work I never agreed to was there only flaw still a better price then most other garages pick up and drop off same day good communication problem free so far thanks
Really friendly, even got me in a day earlier and finished the job promptly. Gave me a courtesy car which I think is great because I didn't live close by.
Really happy to have found this little garage on whocanfixmycar.com. Booked in for service, a little nervous going to a new garage but they were great, advised I needed new tyres and quoted for them, so I will be going back and definitely recommend these guys.
Work was done to a hi standard
Excellent service would and have already recommeded the garage. Will definatley use again
Excellent, friendly service
Friendly and efficient service -
Absolutely fantastic!!! I couldn’t fault the service, friendly, professional and just a dream to have found. Thank you so much for the work you provided, last minute notice but accommodated us regardless! 5 star!
Very friendly service and did a great job replacing my cam belt and water pump!
Great communication Job done with no fuss at the price quoted ...very happy customer, thanks goodfellas.
Very fast and honest, great Customer Service
My go to garage! After discovering the engine management warning light had come on last Sunday evening, I was contacted by Patrick within an hour. He offered to come and collect my car on the Tuesday morning and quoted me a very reasonable price to run a diagnostic. I was kept up to date on the day as to what was wrong with the engine, what needed to be replaced and how much it would cost. My car was returned by 4pm the same day, all fixed and running as should be. Amazing service from Patrick and the team!
I can highly recommend this garage, Patrick was extremely pleasant, efficient and helpful all with a reasonable price. They are extremely reliable with all aspects and keeping us informed all the way through the job. Will use again in the future and highly recommend them to anyone who needs a garage.
Great guy. More issues on my car were found and sorted out and a reasonable price and quick turn around. Will go extra mile to help out when stranded in motorway as well.
Amazing service....this will now be my go to garage.....would highly recommend!!!
Nine months ago I gave up 15 years of Honda ownership and bought a 2010 SEAT Ibiza. This was now due for its 80K service so I was looking for a garage that would do a good job a bit cheaper than SEAT's authorised service stations. I was given a link to WhoCanFixMyCar and used this to find garages in my area. Even though they are not that local to me, I chose ACS "in the dark" as they had an impressive number of good reviews, particularly an enthusiastic one in March by another SEAT owner, Maria; I was not disappointed. My car was booked for full service and MOT and Patrick was very prompt with messages and texts (even up to midnight) about this and subsequently the needed extra work to be done (replace brakes and tyres) - which was not at all unexpected in view of previous MOT advisories - and also the dreaded timing chain replacement as this had become very noisy. He was very helpful with guidance on what to be done now and what could be left until a bit later. However, as my car was with him for several days I did feel that later communications were somewhat infrequent, leaving me uncertain as to when I would get my car back. (I'd deduct a 1/2 point for this). This niggle apart, ACS were not the cheapest, but were reasonably priced (less than SEAT's prices) and gave me a feeling of confidence that the work would be done "to bring the car back to where it should be" to use Patrick's words. They collected and returned the car for me, and now that I have had the opportunity to drive it for about 200 miles, it feels good! I hadn't realised just how noisy the worn timing chain had been; the brakes (although I am still bedding them in) are now smooth and powerful, and the new tyres (Patrick's choice) seem much quieter than my old ones. It all feels like a new car. I'll be using ACS for again for further jobs - there are still some of those advisories to be completed!
Excellent service they were welcoming and nothing seemed a problem. I was quoted £350 for a clutch replacement but they checked the car first and only needed filters replaced so they did a full service also. Great lads, great service thank you I will be using you again.
Fast, friendly , professional would use them again
Great service and job done promptly and on time. Thanks.
Brilliant price and service. Clutch replaced in one day
If your car has overheated or the engine and cooling system has had a fault, you need to find a local engine and cooling expert as soon as possible.
A car cannot operate proficiently with an engine and cooling problem. The radiator, lubricants, water, engine fans, water pump and many other components are responsible for keeping a car engine at the correct temperature.
There are a number of issues that could cause problems within the cooling and lubricating systems, leaks being the most obvious.
If engine coolant leaks out of your car via a hole somewhere in the system, the problem will manifest itself quickly as a warning light will flash up. The same problem can affect the lubrication system and engine oil can escape via a hole and cause problems for the entire car engine.
If the engine and cooling systems run into trouble, a myriad of engine parts will suffer as a result.
When a car engine operates, a huge amount of heat is generated through the process of combustion and motion between car parts.
Friction is the chief culprit as the rapid rubbing of metal generates heat. The function of engine oil is to lubricate the parts within the engine so a dangerous amount of friction, and therefore heat, never builds up and causes problems.
However, if there is not enough engine oil to keep everything cool, serious problems will arise and components will be at risk of damage which will cost you huge amounts of money!
There are innumerable problems which could arise and many of the following parts could be seriously damaged as a result of a problematic engine and cooling system.
To help you understand a little more about the parts that may be affected from overheating and what you should do if you need new car parts, read the full guide below.
Whether you need engine parts, car body parts or any kind of car parts near me, you need to understand what you are doing.
At WhoCanFixMyCar.com we recommend that you DO NOT buy your own car parts and take them to a garage for fitting.
The likelihood is that you will not purchase the correct part or the garage that you go to will refuse to fit the engine part. You will then be left with a hole in your pocket!
The world of car parts is big and confusing. There are a huge number of brands and types of car parts so unless you are a trained mechanic, it is not advisable to buy your own car parts.
WhoCanFixMyCar works with a number of parts manufacturers and suppliers who sell directly to garages throughout the UK. Only trained mechanics know the best option for cars when it comes to fitting car parts and engine parts.
When it comes to engine parts specifically, you cannot afford to take a guess and buy online.
You might be able to get close to the best tyre to fit but there is still a huge amount of disparity in between brands and the type of tyre you can fit.
So when it comes to engine parts, as an average driver, you have no chance of knowing!
To help you understand a little more about the different parts operating inside a car engine, we have created this simple guide so you can understand the function at the very least. You will therefore be able to understand what a mechanic means when they say they need to replace a certain part.
Engine cylinders sit at the core of the engine and they are responsible for pushing the pistons up and down to create energy and movement to move the car.
Cylinders are commonly arranged side by side in a bank or engine block. When it comes to engine parts, cylinders are buried deep inside the car and require lots of engines parts to be removed to get to them including the timing chain, pushrod head, rocker cover, rocker-shaft, rocker arms, cylinder head and lots of nuts and bolts.
Crankshafts are generally made from steel and sit below the cylinders and pistons in the engine block. Their job is to convert the vertical movement of the pistons into a rotation to be transferred through to the flywheel and then the transmission. The crankshaft has crank pins along its length that line up horizontally with the pistons above and form the ‘stepped’ orientation of the shaft itself.
Spark plugs are responsible for igniting the air and fuel inside a car engine to create combustion. Spark plugs are critical parts of a car engine and they must fire at the right time in order for a car to start. It is common for spark plugs to fail and mechanics will regularly check if them if a car is failing to start.
Engine valves are responsible for the intake and release of air and exhaust fumes. Combustion is only possible when fuel and oxygen combines to ignite inside the engine. The valves close when the ignition happens as they compress the air to increase the pressure and strength of reaction as a result.
A piston is a cylindrical piece of metal that moves up and down the cylinder. The engine parts are subject to wear and tear just like any other engine part and may need to be replaced after a few years.
Piston rings provide a sliding seal between the outer edge of the piston and the inner edge of the cylinder. The rings serve two purposes:
They prevent the fuel/air mixture and exhaust in the combustion chamber from leaking into the sump during compression and combustion.
They keep oil in the sump from leaking into the combustion area, where it would be burned and lost.
Most cars that "burn oil" and have to have a quart added every 1,000 miles are burning it because the engine is old and the rings no longer seal things properly.
There are a lot of other parts in the engine which a car cannot function without, modern cars are usually fitted with turbo chargers and on-board computers called ECU’s. There are also a huge number of sensors fitted to most of the engine parts in order to feed information on engine performance back to the driver.
The cooling system and lubrication system are also critical for successful engine performance.
Finding a mechanic you can trust to do a good job and charge a fair price, is not always easy which is why we have simplified the process.
We work with a network of over 12,754 mechanics and garages across the UK so we can find the right workshop to fit engine parts.
To find the best engine part fitting available in your region;Enter your car registration number
You can then compare the quotes and read reviews from previous customers to find the best engine parts deals in your area, before booking the engine parts online.