Car Servicing & MOT’s

Regularly servicing your car can make the difference between your vehicle running smoothly and fuel efficiently. It can be a false economy to avoid regular car servicing, since expected wear and tear can fast become a costly major repair or replacement and run the risk of your vehicle breaking down. The service schedule for your vehicle will depend on the manufacturer and also depend on the car’s mileage and age. We are happy to advise you on your vehicles needs or tailor a service plan to suit you.

CAR BATTERIES

Batteries are one of the most important parts of your vehicle, running the engine and all electrical systems fitted. We currently stock Yuasa batteries. Yuasa are one of the world’s largest global manufacturers of Lead-Acid and Lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries. For over 30 years, GS Yuasa Battery Europe Ltd have been Europe’s leading battery supplier and the number one choice for quality, performance and reliability.

Please call in for a free battery check

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car brakes

CAR BRAKES

The brake system of your vehicle is by far the most important safety system that it has. Being able to slow down or stop at a moments notice will help to avoid an incident or accident. Improperly working brakes will not do the job they are designed to do and will not be as effective when needed, especially in a panic stop situation.

Brakes should be regularly inspected. At Wilcan Motor Company we measure the brake disc, brake pad and brake shoe thickness, we check for even wear of the pads and shoes, check brake discs for run out and hot spots, check hardware to make sure it is working properly and that it is adjusted properly. Make sure the wheel cylinders, brake lines and brake master cylinder are not leaking, inspect calipers for wear, free movement and fluid leaks and check the level and condition of the brake fluid.

SUSPENSION

Your car’s suspension is responsible for smoothing out the ride and keeping the car in control. Specifically, the suspension system maximises the friction between the tyres and the road to provide steering stability and good handling. The suspension system also provides comfort for passengers limiting the impact of particular road conditions to not only the car but the passengers riding inside.

The suspension system is made up of several components, including the chassis, which holds the cab of the car. The springs support the vehicle weight and absorb and reduce excess energy from road shocks, along with the shock absorbers and struts. Finally, the anti-sway bar shifts the movement of the wheels and stabilizes the car.

Your car’s suspension system must be in good condition. Worn suspension components may reduce the stability of the vehicle and reduce driver control, as well as accelerate wear on other suspension system components. Replacing worn or inadequate shocks and struts will help maintain good ride control.

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SHOCK ABSORBERS

Pneumatic and hydraulic shock absorbers are used in conjunction with cushions and springs. A vehicle shock absorber contains spring-loaded check valves and orifices to control the flow of oil through an internal piston. These dampen the impact of driving on uneven grounds/roads. Reducing impact on the vehicle and the passengers inside. These are an essential part of your vehicles safety and if they start to fail they can reduce your cars performance and also your vehicle failing its MOT.

MECHANICAL REPAIRS

We at Wilcan are happy to work on a wide range of repairs from engine rebuilds / replacement to performance modification or simply repairs to existing parts, you are welcome to talk to our technicians who would be working on your car or need further advice on which steps to take.

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CAR SAFETY CHECKS

We are able to help with a vary of different checks, from just tyre pressures and fluid levels to a full safety check, or vehicle inspection if you have just bought a vehicle and just want peace of mind.

WINTER CHECKS

As well as other checks we can carry out winter checks which make sure your coolant levels are sufficient to cope with cold temperatures your screen wash is of suitable mixture to withstand cold temperatures and other checks that are important for more severe weather.

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We also offer car collection & drop-off along with the use of a courtesy car (when available & subject to T&C’s)