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Turbo Faults and Replacement Specialist Garages

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Are you experiencing Turbocharger Problems, such as blue or white smoke, reduced power or a whining 'dentist’s drill' noise when accelerating?

You can locate affordable and trusted turbo repair and replacement from local garages with Who Can Fix My Car.

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Top garages for Turbo Faults and Replacement (11,409 found)
Liverpool MOT South Limited
782 Jobs Completed
Liverpool
4.7 / 5

In our well equipped AA approved workshop, we are able to cope with nearly any kind of work. We have a wide variety of specialist tools and diagnostic equipment to suit most makes and models, including the very latest Bosch diagnostic equipment.

Our staff are highly skilled and all have specific areas in which they specialise. We will always do our utmost to give you an accurate quote prior to commencing work and we do not carry out any additional work without your authority.

We can provide MOTs on class 4 and 7 vehicles, including large motor homes. We can also offer 4 wheel alignment.

Brook Street Motors Bury
388 Jobs Completed
Bury
4.9 / 5

Brook Street Motors are an established independent garage in Bury. We are Vauxhall specialists with over 10 years main agent experience under our belts. We have a wide experience of all other vehicle makes in the motor industry, so we are able to carry out repairs on most makes and models.

We are new to this site, but have 5* feedback on another work based website, and have good reviews on our own website, please feel free to check. We take customer service and satisfaction seriously, and pride ourselves on word of mouth for a lot of our work.
Every car leaving our premises is checked over for safety and peace of mind.

We offer a free collection and delivery service or the use of one of our courtesy cars, subject to availability.

M.R.Car Sales
214 Jobs Completed
Cardiff
4.7 / 5

M.R Car Sales is your local garage that is run by a team of experienced and skilled car mechanics. We understand every aspect of vehicle repair, hence no job is too big or small for us. One of the most common reasons for our positive feedback is our free on-call consultation. Not every vehicle issue needs to be addressed at a garage. With years of experience, our car mechanics propose resolutions for minor vehicle trouble over a phone call.

Kerr tech Motor engineers LTD
723 Jobs Completed
Rutherglen
5.0 / 5

Our established family run business offers automotive services at great rates. Our roles include MOT's, servicing, electrical work, brakes steering and suspenison, tyres, clutch and gearbox repairs and anything a bit crazy.. Engine forging turbo upgrades boost controllers.. Project rebuilds.... ( all finished upgrading will be set at low boost and standard ignition timing , car will need to be taken to tuner for dyno run and corrective adaptions)

Niche Autos LTD
779 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

RPS Garage Services
139 Jobs Completed
Birmingham
4.9 / 5

With over 25 years of experience in the vehicle repairs and services industry, R.P.S Garage Services Ltd are known for providing a high standard of workmanship in Birmingham and the surrounding areas. Visiting a garage for car repairs can be a time consuming and sometimes costly trip. At R.P.S Garage Services Ltd you can work with mechanics that understand your vehicle requirements, ensuring your repairs are completed promptly! You can expect a very high level of service and very competitive prices for repairs.

Along with providing quality service we also have a very friendly demeanor. Ask our car mechanics any question about your vehicle or servicing and we will be happy to answer. You can also take comfort with the fact that R.P.S Garage Services Ltd is listed with Trusted Trader. We are always ready to help and serve your automotive needs! A collection and delivery service is available for those within a 10-mile radius which is free of charge.

PRG Ltd.
31 Jobs Completed
Wadebridge
4.3 / 5

Here at PRG Ltd. We have twenty five years experience repairing Cars, Light Commercial Vehicles and Lorries up to 18t. We can carry out a range of work at our fully equipped workshop, ranging from Servicing to Welding and everything in between. We take great pride in our communication and customer service always striving to put the Driver first.

We also have a full body shop as well as Building and Repairing Horseboxes.

Autofix Paisley
34 Jobs Completed
Paisley
4.9 / 5

We are a genuine family run vehicle repair centre in Paisley. We specialize in all makes and models and have been established for over 20 years in the motor trade and in that time have built up an excellent reputation for service and reliability which we constantly strive to maintain.

Oakley Car & Classic Ltd.
307 Jobs Completed
Maidstone
4.7 / 5

Welcome to Oakley Car and Classic Ltd.

We are Paul, Steve, Adrian and Cameron, we have a shared passion to give you, the motorist, the best possible levels of service and customer care. Having acquired an existing business that was started twenty-five years ago and that has built up a hugely loyal customer base over that time, our vision is to build upon that solid foundation and give you a consistent level of excellence when it comes to caring for your vehicle.

With over fifty years’ combined experience in the automotive industry, we hold the common belief that our customers are entitled to expect superb levels of technical skill, honesty, trust and integrity when it comes to entrusting your precious car, motorcycle or light commercial vehicle to our care.

While we are able to service and repair all makes and models of cars, motorcycles and light commercial vehicles, we are also specialists in the care of classic vehicles and it is our aim to offer both sales and brokerage services of classics in the near future.

A Dixon Autos Ltd
298 Jobs Completed
Blackburn
4.6 / 5

A Dixon Autos is a mobile vehicle maintenance and enhancement company owned and run by Tony Dixon.

Tony has worked in the motor trade ever since leaving school, and in 26 years he’s amassed a broad range of technical skills, got to know cars inside out, and also learned a thing or two about great customer service.

During his 20 years in recovery services, including the AA, Tony has received literally hundreds of commendations from customers whom he’s helped. His experience means he’s ideally placed to provide swift diagnoses and carry out accurate, reliable work when dealing with vehicles of all kinds.

As we are a mobile service we can come to you! So, whether; your car isn’t running quite right; has failed it’s MOT emissions test; you’ve got a warning light on your dash; you want to improve you car’s performance, MPG or BHP; want to protect your alloys from kerbs and potholes - we’ve got a service for you!

Fife Autocentre - Stirling
203 Jobs Completed
Stirling
4.7 / 5

Fife Autocentre has since 1993, become a household name and is now established as Fife's leading dealer and distributor of tyres, brakes, servicing, mot’s, batteries, exhausts and much more. During this time Fife Autocentre has built on its reputation with a range of new products and services, expanding its field of expertise in to the repair and replacement of brakes, suspension, shock absorbers and battery systems, not to mention air conditioning recharge and stainless steel exhausts.

Fife Autocentre now offers a complete air conditioning recharge service, operated on a drive-in basis. The process can also include a system de-bug to clear bacterial build up from within the system, which will remove any unpleasant odours.

Fife Autocentre is the Fife's largest chain of car servicing specialists and VOSA - approved MOT testing centres. Furthermore, for motorists interested in proactively maintaining their vehicles between service intervals, Fife Autocentre offers an Oil Service.

When it comes to getting a little extra power from your car’s performance there’s no better way to start that tuning process than with a performance exhaust. Fife Autocentre have teamed up with Longlife and can now supply and fit these high performance exhaust systems at our Glenrothes and Dunfermline branches.

To enhance our customers’ experience when they visit Fife Autocentre we provide all the little extras that make a motorist’s life easier and more comfortable. Fife Autocentre can supply window wipers, car mats, car wash & wax, air fresheners, screen wash and more.

Automotive Components Specialist Ltd
1492 Jobs Completed
Cheshunt
4.9 / 5

Welcome to our organisation, our aim is to provide solutions for all your motoring needs with the aim to reduce your cost of ownership of your motor vehicle. We specialise in new motor vehicle components for all makes and models, O.E.M (Original Equipment Manufactured/Pattern), O.E (Original Equipment/Genuine), we can advice on advantages and disadvantages of both product ranges. We stock a wide range of parts and specialise in all makes and models. We provide the highest level of customer services and our aim is to be the best, so if you are looking for a garage in Enfield for car repairs or an MOT, look no further than the quality services on offer at Automotive Components Specialist Ltd. With many years of experience in the trade, you can count on us to repair and service your car to the highest possible standard. We are VW Audi Specialists but can offer the same high standard of service for all makes and models.

Monkey Garage Ltd
171 Jobs Completed
Derby
4.9 / 5

We are a super friendly vehicle repairs garage based in Derby, near the Meteor Centre and Chester Green. We have over 20 years’ experience in the motor industry from our expertise in the workshop to our customer service in the office. All servicing and repair needs are welcome but it's good to know we also specialise in diagnostics, engine repairs and the really big stuff where quality and competence comes above all else. We are competitive in price and if we can repair rather than replace to save you time and money, we will. We pride ourselves on our honesty, quality and customer service.

Here at the workshop, we only source quality parts that come with a standard manufacturer warranty. In addition to this, our labour comes under a 12-month warranty, leaving you with peace of mind. Your vehicle maintenance shouldn’t be a stressful experience, our staff here at Monkey Garage will ensure the service you receive is smooth running. Get in touch to find out more.

AEC Motors (Mallusk)
601 Jobs Completed
Newtownabbey
4.7 / 5

We at AEC Motors have been working on Audi and Volkswagen vehicles for over 15 years, however we have over 30 years of experience in the motor trade and have worked on most makes and models by now. We use state of the art Mac Tool’s and Snap-on car diagnostic equipment which can read the fault codes in your ECU’s memory. Our fully trained technicians are then able to produce a report and inform you of any necessary repairs, to get you back on the road quickly and safely.
And Have won BEST GARAGE Northern Ireland By WCFMC on its annual Awards 3 years running which is a FIRST for any garage both here and in mainland Britain

We are happy to provide a free collection and delivery service for vehicles within 7 miles of our garage depending car is drivable & roadworthy.
**Note If car needs recovered there will be a recovery fee applicable**

Mobile Mechanics and Tyres
1428 Jobs Completed
Barnet
4.9 / 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

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Turbo Faults and Replacement Specialist Garages
Frequently asked questions
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What does a turbo do?

When your car’s engine runs, it sucks air in through the air filter, which is then mixed with fuel and ignited, creating the power that drives the engine. This ignition process creates waste gases which escape through the exhaust system. A turbo uses these gases to spin a turbine (essentially, a propellor) and this turbine is then used to push more air into the engine than it would naturally suck in. As a result, your engine can burn more of the air-fuel mixture than it otherwise would, generating more power.
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What are the common problems with a turbo?

Common problems with turbo include cracks or leaks in the system, reduced pressure, poor lubrication which causes damage to bearings and sometimes, foreign objects like small stones which damage the blades of the turbo.
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What are common turbo fault symptoms?

Common turbo fault symptoms include blue-white smoke and reduced power when accelerating, reduced boost on the pressure gauge (if one's fitted) and, sometimes, a whining noise - like a dentist's drill - when accelerating.
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What is the cost for a turbo replacement?

A replacement turbo is a pricey item and replacement will typically cost over £1000. However individual components can often be repaired, which is much more cost-effective. A garage inspection will inform you of the next steps.
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What happens if my turbo breaks?

Turbo failure will cause one or more of the following symptoms: reduced engine power, blue/black smoke when accelerating, or a whining 'dentist's drill' noise when accelerating.

Average rating for  Turbo Faults and Replacement  bookings

4.70

230 reviews

How much does Turbo Faults and Replacement cost?

The cost of a Turbo Faults and Replacement can vary depending on your car due to differences in labour time and parts needed. Take a look below at the average quote on WhoCanFixMyCar.com for some of the top car makes.


Turbo Faults and Replacement Cost by Car Make
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
BMW£874.90
Vauxhall£835.83
Volkswagen£822.35
Ford£829.12
Audi£862.61
Nissan£809.29
Peugeot£739.50
Citroen£727.23
Renault£900.54
Mercedes£1007.71
Volvo£842.10
Toyota£703.66
MINI£1034.99

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 04/01/2020 and 03/04/2020.

What is a Car Turbo?

Car turbos are most commonly associated with diesel and high performance vehicles, but they are also increasingly being used in petrol cars as a method of improving engine efficiency and performance.

The principal behind a turbocharger is simple. When your car’s engine runs, it sucks air in through the air filter, which is then mixed with fuel and ignited, creating the power that drives the engine. This ignition process creates waste gases which escape through the exhaust system.

A turbo uses these gases to spin a turbine (essentially, a propeller) and this turbine is then used to push more air into the engine than it would naturally suck in. As a result, your engine can burn more of the air/fuel mixture than it otherwise would, generating more power.

Turbocharging is increasingly popular in everyday petrol cars because it allows more power to be generated from smaller engines, without increasing fuel consumption and emissions to the level of an equivalent larger engine.



What are the Symptoms of a Faulty Car Turbo?

A faulty turbo can manifest in a number of ways.

However, the most common symptoms of issues with the component include:

·        Blue/white smoke when accelerating

·        Loss of power

·        A high-pitched whining noise when accelerating

·        Reduced boost showing on the boost gauge (if you have a boost gauge)

·        A slower acceleration

·        Difficulty maintaining high speeds

·        Check engine dashboard light illuminated


A faulty turbo can be caused by a number of issues. Firstly, it may be the result of the wrong type or amount of engine oil. Poor quality oil or indeed the wrong oil grade can result in a build up of carbon deposits and engine contaminants which both cause direct and abrasive damage to the part.


Damaged seals that are cracked and worn may also be the source of your issues as it may let oil leak into your exhaust system. This then makes the turbo to work excessively hard to increase the air pressure levels. Turbo failure may also be the result of foreign objects in the compressor housing which can cause direct damage to the turbo. To avoid this issue, you should regularly check the area for any debris. Additionally, your car’s mileage and age may simply be the result. Turbos are designed to last as long as the car (around 150,000 miles), but they may wear prematurely if it was fitted poorly originally or if you drive particularly forcefully.



Locate Turbo Fault Repairs and Replacement

If you’re looking for affordable car turbo repairs in your local area, we have the UK’s largest network of garages and mobile mechanics who are on hand to help. Posting a job on our site, gains you access to honest quotes from local mechanics which you are then free to compare alongside customer reviews to choose a garage and get booked in!

You don’t have to pay for car repairs until the work is completed at the garage, and our comparison process is completely free to use.


To access great repair prices, simply:

·        Head to the job post form at the top of this page and enter your car registration number

·        Provide us with a few details about the vehicle and your repair requirements

·        We’ll send you a great selection of quotes from mechanics and garages in your area

·        You can then compare the price of car turbo repairs and read reviews from customers of the mechanics in question.

·        Once you think you’ve found the right deal, simply book your car in online.


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