Category Archives: Maintenance

Why Does Brake Fluid Need to Be Replaced Periodically?

DOT 4 brake fluid is glycol based and absorbs moisture over time. Moisture contamination causes fluid boiling point to drop (which could lead to fluid boil and brake fade during hard use). Moisture contamination also contributes to internal corrosion in the calipers, wheel cylinders, and steel brake lines. The reason for replacing fluid periodically is to get rid of contaminated Continue Reading...
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Pre oil drain treatments – do they work?

When customers present their car for any service that includes draining the oil we will always try to discuss the benefits of using a pre oil drain treatment prior to carrying out this operation. It’s important to drain the oil when it’s at it’s highest temperature, but more important to use an internal cleaning product to ensure the removal of Continue Reading...
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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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