Car, Van & Pick-up Servicing in Chipping Norton
Our servicing is something we take very seriously. We use high quality oils and parts to ensure trouble free motoring. We are not a fast fit centre and take care of your car and take the time to inspect your vehicle carefully and fully.
All our menu services include a complementary courtesy car if required. (collection is available instead of courtesy car if preferred).
Vehicle Check Service
- Tyre check including pressures and tread depths
- Essential fluid levels checked and topped up.
- Visual disc brake check.
- Washer/Wiper blades check
- Lighting check.
- Check and adjust tyre pressures reset TPMS.
- Steering and suspension check
- Brake fluid test and report
- Coolant freezing point check
- Check operation of Air conditioning system
- 12v Battery test
- Visual check of high voltage cabling (Hybrid and electric vehicles only)
- High voltage battery check (Hybrid and electric vehicles only )
- High voltage cooling system check (Hybrid and electric vehicles only )
- Visual check of high voltage charging points (Hybrid and electric vehicles only )
All of vehicle check service plus the following extras:
- Renew oil with manufactures specific quality lubricants. Replace engine oil filter. Replace air filter (Diesel engines). Replace pollen filter (petrol engines)
All of Vehicle check and Minor Service plus:
- Replace engine air filter
- Remove road wheels clean mounting surfaces
- Check, clean and adjust all brakes including rear drum brakes.
- Clean all drain ways
- Check spare tyre/emergency tyre kit
- Lubricate all hinges and bonnet catch
- Fault code read of system control unit
- High Voltage battery check and report (Hybrid and electric vehicles only)
- Road test and report
Any extras due at particular intervals will be authorised with you first, and charged separately.
*Non stock oils may attract an additional charge (usually only applies to high performance vehicles)
**Regular filament type bulbs from our normal stock. Xenon, HID, etc not included in offer.
Engine Management Light Fault Diagnostics in Chipping Norton
Computer aided fault diagnosis is a real minefield these days. Many garages have the equipment, but few know how to use it.
Here at Wheelers Chipping Norton we have the expertise to diagnose faults with your car with the minimum of fuss. We have various diagnostic equipment including systems from Snap-On (all makes), Delphi (all makes), Renault Clip (Renault, Dacia and Nissan), VAGcom (VW/Audi/Skoda/Seat) and others which enable us, in combination with the right know-how, to diagnose the majority of makes and models on the market.
Cambelt Change Advice and Fitting in Chipping Norton
Many modern cars have a cambelt. This is a belt that keeps the engine components turning in synchronisation. If it breaks the resulting damage can be severe and many major engine components will be damaged often resulting in major engine work or at worst a replacement engine.
Each manufacturer supplies a recommendation for replacement of the cambelt. We hold this information and can help you decide whether it is time to get your cambelt changed.
The cost of the cambelt change varies from car to car but it is always cheaper to replace the belt than fix the damage a broken belt will cause.
Feel free to send an enquiry to find out when your cambelt is due for replacement.
Diesel Particulate Filters (DPF) expert fault finding and repair
Diesel Particulate filters are a common and widely used emission control system fitted to most diesel cars from 2007. They catch the soot and particles from the engine in a filter within the exhaust and then periodically vaporise them at very high temperatures (circa 600 degrees!).
Although this is effective at capturing harmful particles there is often a side effect if the car is not driven on longer journeys. Since the manufacturers tend to program the systems to vaporise the filtered soot on open roads (driving for longer than 20 minutes at revs above 2000 rpm is a common requirement), cars which are driven predominantly around town are likely to clog the filter and cause the emission light to illuminate. If this is not dealt with quickly then more expensive complete blockage may occur. In the worst scenario a new DPF may be required.
If you are experiencing DPF issues then feel free to book in with us. We are well versed in these faults and can often save your existing DPF filter even if it is heavily blocked.
WARNING! Do be wary of companies who offer DPF removal as a solution to this problem. It is not recommended and may cause problems with getting an MOT, with your insurance and more importantly with the health of those around you who will be breathing your unfiltered sooty exhaust particles.
Exhaust Fitting in Chipping Norton
We can check your exhaust for faults and replace anything from a simple rear silencer to a complete new system.
Our fully trained mechanics know what they are doing and will advise you of the best course of action if you need your exhaust system looking at.
We have full gas analysis equipment to check you catalytic converter is operating correctly as well checking your exhaust system for damage and leaks.
Diesel vehicles are often equipped with a DPF (diesel particulate filter) which filters out harmful particles from the exhaust gases. This has an automated procedure for cleaning itself which should happen without your intervention. Sometimes this fails to work correctly leaving you with a blocked filter. It is important to react promptly to any warning lamps or messages your car may give you and let us manually clean the filter or advise you on any faults that may be causing an issue.
For further advice do get in touch.
Tyre Fitting in Chipping Norton
Here at Wheelers Chipping Norton we can fit tyres, balance your wheels and check and adjust your tracking all on site with the minimum of fuss and all at a competitive price.
We often check our prices against other suppliers in the local area and offer a price match policy on tyres we hold in stock.
Feel free to send us an enquiry about tyres below.
Car Air Conditioning Services in Chipping Norton
We are qualified to check, service and regas your cars air conditioning system with up to date F-gas qualifications.
It is always advisable to use you air conditioning system all year round to keep the oil, which lubricates the seals, moving around the system. By leaving your system switched off for a few months it often allows the gas to escape and renders your air conditioning inoperative.
Our air conditioning service includes removal of the old oil and gas as well as a full leak test to ensure proper running after a leak has occurred. If a leak is detected, we can carry out a diagnosis of the potential fix to get you back up and running.
Mot Test in Chipping Norton
We are a long established VOSA MOT test centre and we are very much able to take care of your MOT test. We have a special reduced price offer on the MOT tests when bought with a fixed price service and all work required is carried out by our trained technicians.
You can rest assured that an MOT booked through us will be attended to with our normal high quality and friendly manner with no work carried out unless your vehicle needs it.
You can book an MOT with our quote and book system.
Car Brake System Repairs in Chipping Norton
We have the experience and know how to examine and check your brakes. As well as simple brake component changes, we can also advise on brake fluid condition, fit brake lines and also take care of other more complex brake faults including ABS systems.
General Car Repairs in Chipping Norton
We pride ourselves in being a ‘one stop shop’ for all your motoring needs. If you car needs anything then your first port of call should be us as we can take care of 99% of all you’ll need right here.
Should the vehicle require a specialist repair or service then in most cases we will manage this for so you don’t have to. Saving you time and money.
Feel free to get in touch about anything you might need.
More About Our Cotswold Based Garage Services
Chipping Norton car and van servicing
We offer you top quality, honest, friendly and attentive service from Wheelers Chipping Norton. We’d love to count you as one of our preferred customers.
As well as offering great car and van servicing we also offer hybrid health checks, servicing and all hybrid maintenance with our trained staff and high level of expertise. We also have onsite tyre fitting, air conditioning service and diagnostics, full car diagnostic facilities as well as MOT and servicing for all makes and models. We can repair brakes, clutch, engine, cambelt, and more!