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VW Bora – Rear braking efficiency?

A recent repair on a VW Bora identified a poor performance rear braking system with a slight grating noise.  Our technician identified that new brake pads had been replaced onto deteriorated brake discs which were well below the minimum threshold of 7mm.  A good wire brush & clean up with lubrication grease, new brake discs & pads fitted soon sorted Continue Reading...
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Mercedes C Class squeak – vibration when braking

The driver of this 2008 Mercedes C Class was complaining about a squeak and vibration when braking and on full lock.  After an initial road test we place the car on our lift for a closer inspection. You can clearly see the aluminium (caster) arm on the left has a de-bonded bush. The other suspension (camber) arm has a deteriorated Continue Reading...
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2.0 TDI Audi A3 Clutch noise?

Earlier this year a major service was carried out by our Service Technician on this Audi A3. Our Technician had initially road tested the car and reported a noise from the gearbox area.  His job card recorded “possible dual mass flywheel needs further investigation”.  On collection of the car this was documented to the customer. Some five months after the Continue Reading...
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