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Formula One Autocentres - Leicester
239 Jobs Completed
Leicester
4.0 / 5

Established in 1974, Formula One Autocentres set out with a mission to deliver a completely new fast-fit experience to its customers. This would feature clean, modern premises, high-tech equipment and highly trained technicians; far removed from the kind of service normally associated with the industry.

Forty years down the line, we have grown to become one of the UK’s largest independent autocentre chains. The business remains family owned and continues to uphold its original commitment to delivering the highest quality service at the most competitive prices.

That commitment has proved incredibly popular with motorists, creating many thousands of loyal customers who continue to put their trust in Formula One Autocentres.

As a result, the company has gone from strength to strength, currently boasting over 85 state-of-the-art branches across England, with over 500 highly trained staff working seven days a week to provide a full range of services including tyres, exhausts, batteries, brakes, clutches, MOT's and servicing.

We remain resolutely independent, and as a family owned business, avoid being tied down to any single manufacturer or supplier. This gives us the freedom and flexibility to offer the biggest deals on the widest possible range of top branded products, making the company a viable, attractive and cost-effective alternative to both the big national chains and smaller local independent outlets. Quite simply, Formula One Autocentres provides cost-conscious motorists with the most reliable and affordable means of maintaining their vehicles.

We defend our position at the forefront of the fast-fit industry by constantly evolving and developing innovative new products and services to meet the ever-changing demands of our customers. With an ongoing expansion programme and by regular investment in technology, we continue to provide unbeatable fast-fit service along with the very best value prices. In fact, we can confidently claim that no other company is better equipped to face the motoring challenges of the future.

Niche Autos LTD
1069 Jobs Completed
Wakefield
4.9 / 5

OFFICE CONTACT NUMBER IS (WAKEFIELD) 362 072 Established for many years, we are a family run business that believes in great customer service to encourage repeat business with every customer. Our pricing is very competitive and all of our mechanics have the best equipment at their disposal to get the job done correctly and efficiently. We undertake all aspects of vehicle repairs, MOT tests, Clutches, Brakes, Exhausts just to name a few as well as very competitive rates on vehicle detailing using only the very best products

MDK Vehicle Repairs Ltd
71 Jobs Completed
West Sussex
5.0 / 5

Hello

MDK Vehicle Repairs Ltd offers a mobile solution for your vehicle repairs, some of the services we offer are Alternators, Batteries, Brakes, Drive Belts, Pre-Purchase Vehicle Inspections, Servicing, Starter Motors, Suspension and General Repairs. .Having over 40 years experience in the Motor Trade working in main dealers and large independent garages, I also worked for the RAC for 12 years from 2003 as a patrol and was one of the top 50 patrols in the Company. I am City & Guilds qualified and I keep myself up to date with the latest technology. Quality of work and delivering excellent customer satisfaction is extremely important to me. I work mobile and can come to either your home address or place of work if you require.

I also offer preparation of classic vehicles for touring rallies, for many years I have been the mechanical support on the Liege - Brescia - Liege Rally and have provided running repairs to numerous makes of classic vehicles from 2 stroke Berkleys, Micro Cars,, Triumph TR 2's TR 6's, E Type & XK Jags,and TVR's to name a few.

Thank you in advance for considering me to look after your vehicle.

Kind Regards

Mike.

PLAISTER AUTOS
938 Jobs Completed
Swindon
4.8 / 5

Established in 1986, Plaister Auto's offer complete range of garage services. We are a MOT testing center, clutch fitting center and a brake fitting center. All makes and models of cars welcome.
Proud to be WCFMC South West best garage winner 2017 and nominee for 2018
FREE COURTESY CAR

IN'n'OUT Autocentres Basingstoke
679 Jobs Completed
Basingstoke
4.5 / 5

At IN’n’OUT Autocentres we offer fixed prices MOTs and Servicing for any make and model of car with no hidden extras. We are proud to be a ‘Which? Trusted Trader’ so we are really a garage you can trust. We also have a 5 Star Trustpilot reviews rating. We provide OEM parts and 12 months warranty on all parts and servicing. We only use premium Castrol oils in all servicing.

Our services are all completed ‘while-u-wait’ so you have never have the inconvenience of losing your car for the day. You can watch your car as it is being worked on through the viewing window or sit back and relax in our clean and comfortable customer lounges with FREE Wi-Fi and coffee and read the latest magazines.

Check out our latest reviews and BOOK NOW!!

Js Auto’s
98 Jobs Completed
Paisley
4.8 / 5

Here at Js Auto’s we offer a fully mobile service coming to you providing a fast, reliable and honest service. Everything from repairs to servicing, covering Glasgow and surrounding areas.

Mobile-mechanic
1176 Jobs Completed
Alfreton
4.9 / 5

Mobile mechanics and diagnostic mobile service full car service auto electrical

JR Vehicle Services
309 Jobs Completed
Maidstone
4.8 / 5

We are an independant garage that caters for most of your vehicle needs.

We are fully qualified, fully insured and very keen to repair vehicles honestly and as reasonably as possible.

We try to keep our prices as low as possible but we will quote for work to be done thoroughly so it's worth comparing our quotes to see exactly what you are getting.

We like to do things properly so quote accordingly, what we quote is what you pay.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Josh

AF Service Centre
580 Jobs Completed
Cramlington
4.9 / 5

Established in 1998, we are an independent garage with an aim to provide a first-class service to our customers both private and business. Delivering our customers with an honest, efficient and professional service is paramount to us and we strive to deliver nothing less. As we have grown, we have moved forward with the industry, modifying our equipment and services to meet industry and customer requirements.

Over the years we have successfully maintained our client base and have built relations with many customers who have in return, through recommendation brought new custom year after year. After all, the most successful form of advertisement is a personal recommendation.

Our highly-skilled team of mechanics has over 80 years’ experience in a wide range of mechanical repairs and services from clutch and gearbox repairs to servicing and MOT’s, every job is carried out with the same level professionalism. With a wealth of knowledge, they can provide repairs to a variety of makes and models and have the ability and equipment to diagnose faults promptly ensuring you are back on the road swiftly. We are also one of the only workshops offering a welding service in our area.

Here at AF Service Centre you will receive transparent prices and honest advice leaving you with peace of mind that you and your vehicle are in good hands. All our parts are OE quality and are sourced from well-recognized suppliers and come with a standard manufacturer warranty, in addition to this our labour comes under a 12-month warranty.

Tab Automotive
240 Jobs Completed
Harrow
4.8 / 5

Dealing with main dealers and independent car garages can get quite stressful, especially with busy home life and work schedules, so therefore why not choose a knowledgeable IMI approved, qualified Mobile Technician who has a vast number of years experience dealing with all types of vehicles from your standard to your high-end, luxury and classics.

Tab Automotive thrives on delivering a first class service to all it's client's by providing a professional & efficient service in a timely manner, and most importantly at your own doorstep, work place or wherever you prefer.

All London and surrounding areas are covered.

Tranztec
117 Jobs Completed
Manchester
4.9 / 5

Tranztec is a small, friendly garage that was founded in 2013. Setting a business up by himself, Joseph Huxley specialises in repairing and servicing cars of all makes and models. With years of experience in this business, our team are committed to providing you with first-class car garage services at all times. Over the years, we have developed an outstanding reputation for quality and service.

Our mechanics are fully qualified and are always ready to provide you with a range of garage services at affordable prices. Since we are a reputable car service centre, rest assured that your vehicle will be repaired efficiently.

We are relatively new to this website however we have existing reviews on Yell, so please have a read of these to get an idea of how much customer excellence matters to us and the treatment you can expect to receive by choosing us to carry out your repair.

RJD Automotive
19 Jobs Completed
Evesham
5.0 / 5

RJD Automotive is based just outside kidderminster, no job is to small or big. We specialise in all aspects of keeping you and your vehicle on the road. We have a race team and also do alot motorsport vehicles also. Please get in touch for competitive prices and A class service.

Piston&Rotor The Garage
2137 Jobs Completed
Bury
4.7 / 5

We are a garage located in Bury and serving the Greater Manchester area.
We are specialised in engine and gearbox rebuilds,we do have state of the art diagnostics and 49 years of combined every day garage experience.
One single garage for all your car needs!
Service and maintenance work,clutches,timing chains and belts,automatic and manual gearbox reconditioning,engine reconditioning,all electrical work,difficult jobs undertaken,mot failures,etc!If we cant do it,nobody can!
We provide an excellent service to all our customers and we take pride in the quality of our services.
We have fully trained technicians with over 15 years of experience working above the dealer level.
All the work carried is quality checked by second tech and we offer a warranty for all our jobs.
We promise to beat in price and quality any written quote and offer a quick turnaround for all customers.
We offer a FREE no obligation diagnostic check service in some cases.

Mobile Mechanics and Tyres
2491 Jobs Completed
Barnet
4.8 / 5

Services provided:

-- Can build and assemble machines or mechanical components according to requirements
-- Able to Inspect machines, engines, transmissions etc. and run diagnostic tests to discover functionality issues
-- Will aim to troubleshoot reported problems and resolve them in a timely manner
-- Will perform thorough maintenance on machinery, equipment and systems
-- Will clean and apply lubricants to components
-- Will replenish engine fluids and components
-- Will provide consultation on correct maintenance and preventative measures
-- Can also undertake other duties (e.g. repair of hydraulic systems)
-- Can provide logs of work and report on issues

Experience:

Proven experience as Mechanic for 12 years.
Excellent knowledge of machinery and hydraulic, electrical and other systems and their components.
Experienced in using various precision tools (I have equipment to perform most mechanical work).
Will follow established procedures and practices with a strong commitment to health and safety.
Very good communication skills with problem-solving capabilities.
Very good physical strength and stamina

Qualifications:

BTEC national diploma motor vehicles (2 year course)
HNC motor vehicles (1 year course)
HND motor vehicles (1 year course)
IMI (Institute of the Motor Industry) MOT Certification NT / AE / Site Manager

Classes of Vehicles tested:

Class Descriptionwheeled vehicles (over 450kg unladen weight)
4 Cars (up to 8 passenger seats)
4 Motor caravans
4 Quads (max unladen weight 400kg - for goods vehicles 550kg and max net power of 15kw)
4 Dual purpose vehicles
4 Private hire and public service vehicles (up to 8 seats)
4 Ambulances and taxis
4 Private passenger vehicles and ambulances (9 to 12 passenger seats)
4 Goods vehicles (up to 3,000kg design gross weight)
4a Class 4 vehicles (9 to 12 passenger seats) with a seat belt installation checkPrivate passenger vehicles and ambulances (13 to 16 passenger seats)
5 Private passenger vehicles and ambulances (more than 16 passenger seats)
5 Playbuses
5a Class 5 vehicles (13 to 16 passenger seats) with a seatbelt installation check
5a Class 5 vehicles (more than 16 passenger seats) with a seatbelt installation check
7 Goods vehicles (over 3,000kg up to 3,500kg design gross weight

Tyre and Auto Southampton - Team Protyre (Burgess Rd)
170 Jobs Completed
Southhampton
4.7 / 5

Nick and the team pride themselves on providing an exceptional level of customer service. The centre known as Tyre and Auto Southampton joined the Protyre network in 2016. The centre specialises in mechanical repairs as well as supplying and fitting tyres for cars, vans and 4x4s from all leading manufacturers, including Michelin, Pirelli, Bridgestone and Continental. Nick and the team will be pleased to provide advice on the best tyres to meet your driving requirements. Why not visit our centre to get the best advice from our experts or feel free to buy online with same day fitting available.

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Frequently asked questions
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What does car suspension do?

While the road ahead may seem like a smooth strip of asphalt, in truth it is anything but. Ridges, potholes, changes in camber (height difference between left and right hand side of the road) and the like are all common on our roads. Without suspension, not only would our cars shake and crash over these imperfections, but the car's tyres wouldn't maintain constant contact with the road, affecting both braking and cornering.
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How does car suspension work?

Car suspension makes handling your car easier, safer and means a more comfortable ride. Typically, it's made up of 2 components: the spring, which absorbs the impact of a bump, and a shock absorber. The shock absorber reduces the spring's 'springiness', stopping the car from bouncing around after a bump.
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What is a car suspension repair?

Car suspension repair typically involves fixing the car's spring or, more commonly, the shock absorber. They're a hard-working component, supporting the moving weight of the car, and over time they can develop leaking seals. This is the most common suspension repair requirement.
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What happens if your car suspension fails?

If your suspension fails you'll notice a number of symptoms, including: squeaking or groaning noises over bumps, 'bouncing' after a bump, reduced ride quality or uneven ride height, where one corner of the car rides higher or lower than another.
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What are common signs of a power steering problem?

Indicators of a power steering problem include: a squealing noise when steering, a whining noise (from the power steering pump) when steering, steering that varies in resistance (sometimes difficult, sometimes not, often jerking between the two). If you can examine the power steering fluid, it should be red. If it is dark, or grey, you may have an issue.
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What does Suspension Repair typically cost?

A simple suspension repair such as replacement shock absorber can come in at under £100. However more complex work, particularly involving air-sprung or hydraulic suspension, will be considerably more involved. Compare quotes to make sure of a fair price.
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What does Steering Repair work typically cost?

Good news: simple solutions such as wheel alignment or wheel balancing begin at under £20! As with any repair, post your job and you'll quickly get a sense of what's involved and the cost.
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What does it means when my steering wheel is shaking?

Steering wheel shake can be caused by several issues, including incorrect wheel balancing (the small weights attached to the rim of each wheel), incorrect tracking (the alignment of all 4 wheels), a power steering problem, or other, less common, issues. It needs inspection by a qualified mechanic.

Steering and Suspension Repair and Pricing

Hopefully our FAQ section has answered some of the questions you may have about the steering and suspension systems. However, if you would like more information, we have the produced the following guide and video to help you understand the subject in greater detail.

The steering and suspension in your car make it possible to control your vehicle and make the ride comfortable.

These two systems are connected and work in tandem which is why they are grouped as one job type by mechanics.


I Need Car Steering Repair

Today there are two basic types of steering systems; Standard Mechanical / Rack and Pinion steering.

The major difference between the two is that the Rack and Piston system has less parts and pivot points, which results in more accurate control and higher responsiveness.

However, this system has a higher chance of leakage which means the steering rack assembly typically requires replacement more often than Standard Mechanical steering.

I Need Car Suspension Repair

Suspension is essentially the shock absorbing part of a car which allows your car to keep its wheels in firm contact with the road while maintaining traction, it also helps provide passengers with a comfortable ride.

The suspension in your car is mainly comprised of springs and shock absorbers which come in all shapes and sizes depending on the vehicle.

Suspension removes a huge amount of vibration and bumps from a car as well as internal noise, so it will be noticeable if something is broken!

Even if your car drives smoothly and comfortably it is always a good idea to have the steering and suspension checked at least once a year.

There are many forces being applied to your steering and suspension as you drive along which means the two systems can be subject to stress from every angle. This means there are many areas which could be affected by driving.


Steering and Suspension Maintenance Tips

To help you understand more, here are common problems and their likely causes.


Why does My Car Lean to One Side?

My Car Tyres Are Worn Down

Steering linkage loose or worn out

One brake is dragging/isn’t released

Wheels aren’t aligned

Tire pressure uneven


My Car Steering Wheel is Vibrating

Warped or damaged brake rotors/ drums

Loose wheel lug nuts

Out of balance wheel and tire assemblies

Loose steering linkage

Bent or damaged wheels

Worn/damaged tires


Why is My Car Wheel Hard to Turn?

Low tire pressure

Wheels out of alignment

Power steering box/rack/power steering pump damaged

Low fluid in power steering

Power steering drive belt damaged

Steering gear requires lubrication


Why Does My Car Make a Noise When Turning a Corner

Steering belt damaged/loose

Fluid in the power steering has air which needs to be bled from the system

Low fluid in power steering

Loose/damage steering mounts


What Causes Loose Car Steering?

Steering linkage is worn out or loose

Steering box needs to be turned


What Causes a Bouncy Car?

Worn out shock absorbers

Broken or bent shock mounts


What Causes Power Steering Problems?

No fluid in the power steering system

Faulty power steering pump

Broken steering belt

Contaminated fluid in power steering

Low tire pressure


What Causes a Wandering Car?

Weight within the car is unevenly distributed

Wheels out of alignment

Weak springs

Loose steering linkage


What Causes Steering Wheel Jerks?

Steering drive belt damaged/loose

Low fluid in power steering

Engine idling too low

Power steering linkage rubbing against something


Rear Shocks and Front Shocks

The suspension system includes the front and rear shock absorbers or front shocks and rear shocks as they are known to repair specialists.

Rear shocks repair will usually include replacing the coil springs if there is an issue with the absorbers. Once the shock absorbers or rear shocks lose their effectiveness in absorbing vibrations from the road there is not a lot a mechanics can do to repair the part.

Typically, a technician will replace the front and rear shocks if there is a problem as this is the best way to resolve an issue.

The cost of replacing rear shocks and the cost of replacing front shocks may change from one garage to the next as they may buy different brands and they may have their own deals with parts suppliers, however, the cost of new shocks should not be huge.

It is absolutely vital that you pay attention to your car and make sure to keep this information in mind.

If you ignore the signs that your car is showing, you are taking a safety risk.


Steering and Suspension Repair Prices

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 15,318 mechanics and garages across the UK so we can find competitive steering and suspension repair deals for you.

To find the best steering and suspension service in your region;

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You can then compare the quotes and read reviews from previous customers to find the best deal in your area, before booking the steering or suspension repair online.

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