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Significantly, and according to information I have had. So, scanners/cameras are placed across and along the full length and width of every motorway lane. As a result a radar picks you up as stopped in a motorway lane.

Naturally, the authorities are supposed to be on hand immediately to attend your broken down vehicle. So, and move you off the motorway. So, You legally sit there in your broken down vehicle. Whatever lane you are in and nobody is likely to run into the rear of your vehicle and kill you because of two reasons.

Humber Saloon original owner Found-Vintage Man reunited with vintage car – BookAclassic – Official Site

Humber Saloon original owner Found

Humber Saloon original owner FoundBook A classic news feed and articles about everything going on in the world of classic vehicles.

Humber Saloon original owner Found

This article is just one that I had to put onto my blog. Because, we sell classic car batteries, then I think it will be of interest. Hence to some of our classic car battery customers. Consequently, the car was reunited with its former owner, the article tells all. Summer time is the time for getting the vintage cars out of the garage. Thus, giving them a good check over. Including the batteries and then having a run out. Especially on a nice warm summers day. There are many vintage car shows in the UK this year. For this reason, we often see the cars making their way to the shows.

Eric Roberts

Bert Davidson, 83, thought he’d seen the last of his 1929 Humber saloon when he sold it for £185 nearly 60 years ago, until he was contacted out of the blue by engineer Robin Wills.

Source: Man reunited with vintage car – BookAclassic – Official Site

038 Morgan Battery-Beautiful Morgan Calls In for a new Battery

038 Morgan Battery

Excellent Morgan sports car is owned by a Greek Guy (dont know his name) (but I know his battery size) 038 Morgan Battery?

 The owner of this Morgan is from Greece but now lives in the Halifax area. Here in the UK. For this reason, I am overwhelmed by the number of classic cars and sporty cars that we supply batteries to .Hence, this is proof that we are rapidly becoming one of the top battery centres here in Yorkshire. Therefore, we supply cheap batteries . Also, the more expensive batteries . Thus, like the start and stop batteries that are now supply on the new BMWs and Audis.

038 Morgan Battery

Beautiful Morgan calls in for a new 038 Morgan Battery fitting

 

 

Of course, the battery that was fitted to this Morgan was an 038 part number. Consequently, the 038 is one of the oldest modern type car battery. That we now sell . Subsequently, this battery was originally fitted to the old type BLMC Minis and Triumph Spitfires .Along with a host of other car models.

 We can supply these batteries in different size

Along with the 037 which was fitted to the early Fords, such as the Escort Mk1s and the Cortinas. We offer the 038 Morgan Battery and the 037 in both Lucas batteries and Tungstone Car Batteries.

Morgan Motor Company have been making sports car at the pretty market town of Malvern in Worcestershire. As well of being the home of the Morgan Motor Company, Malvern is a well-known tourist centre and is well worth a visit for more information … http://www.visitthemalverns.org/home

A factory tour of this famous car maker can be organised through the Malvern tourist office, where you can even hire one of the Morgan cars for the weekend. These cars are a mixture of racing cars and touring cars and no two cars are the same they all have the same quality craftsmanship, combined with materials, they one that we had call in for a 038 Morgan Battery was owned by a Greek guy who had four or five similar cars in a collection, should I say “wealthy” Greek  guy.

Article and pictures by Eric Roberts

Hi I would like to introduce myself. I have worked in the Garage and tyre and I am MD for online battery company www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk.

 

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038 Morgan Battery

Mike fitting the new 038 Morgan Battery behind the seat

069 Bentley Battery-Bentley Brooklands calls in to Pellon Tyres for a New Battery Fitting.

069 Bentley Battery

Beautiful Bentley calls in for a new 069 Bentley Battery fitting

On a  lovely sunny day last week. We had a very special car call in for the  Battery testing. Hence, the car was a Bentley. Subsequently, the owner told us a bit of the history of the car. For this reason he explained that the car was indeed a Bentley Brooklands . Because of special extras that the car was kitted out with. Thus , car shone in the Winter sun. Therefore, attracted attention from some of our other customers . Who were  in the garage at the time. As a result, I certainly had to go look and took this picture for my blog.

Incidentally the car was fitted with an 069 Bentley Battery, this is the most common battery fitted to these cars.  

 Brookland Cars continued Bentley’s relatively angular design theme. which was also used on contemporary Rolls-Royce vehicles. Throughout the 1980s and early 1990s. Accordingly, the exterior design featured the classic Bentley waterfall grille . As well as dual headlights with wraparound parking lights. As in many Bentley and Rolls-Royce vehicles.

Then the Brooklands also featured the trademark descending boot lid and chrome B-pillars. Remarkably,the interior remained relatively unchanged . Thus, from previous Bentley models . With a more curvaceous design elements surrounding the leather-wrapped centre console. Moreover, the steering wheel and interior door panels remained unchanged.

Although the one major change . Would be the relocation of the gear selector to the centre console . For decades the standard practice among R-R and and Bentley models utilised a steering column mounted selector. The interior continued to be surrounded by ample wood grain which featured engraved, lighter-colored outlines on the door panels.In the U.S. prices for the Brooklands started at around $156,500… http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bentley_Brooklands.

The 069 has now become a very popular battery size. It is fitted to many car models, including many imported cars, such as Nissan, Toyota, Mitsubishi and many more.

069 Bentley Battery

Beautiful Bentley Brooklands calls in for a 069 Bentley Battery

 

Mercedes Car recall Giant car company to call in75,000 UK cars over fire risk

Mercedes Car recall

Mercedes Car recall

Mercedes Car recall

Just thought it would be a good idea to inform my readers. Hence, just in case they own one of these Mercedes cars. However, I am skeptical about these recalls. Why you may ask? Well, in the past I have had letters recalling three of the cars that I have owned. Not all at once? As a result, I have taken the cars into the main dealers. For the faults to be rectified.

Consequently, my last car was one that my daughter uses. Thus, the recall was something to do with the airbag checking. She was driving a Vauxhall Corsa. My daughter dropped the car off at the Vauxhall garage in Halifax West Yorkshire.

Mercedes Car recall

According to the garage, the brakes and two of the tyres required replacing. As a garage owner I was mortified. Also very disappointed, that the main dealers were “trying it on”. Consequently, I took the Corsa into my garage and had her car examined. Indeed, the car was fine? The tyres were getting down.But were far off requiring replacement. When I rang the Garage, they said that there must have been a mistake and I never heard an more of it. However, I did hear from some of my customers about similar stories.

Ever since then I have been skeptical about these recalls. In fact, I also believe that the customers and cars that are presented. Are then kept on record. Accordingly, the information could be then used to contact the customer. Once again I have proof of this. My daughter started getting reminders about winter checks and servicing. When my daughter first bought the car she lived in Chester. Where Brooke attended university. The sales letters came to our home address. So the garage would not have known? Except for the recall?

This is only my personal experience and I do not for one MInute think that all main dealer garages are to to these tricks? cough cough.

Eric roberts

Source: Mercedes to recall 75,000 UK cars over fire risk

Peugeot 406 Lights

Peugeot 406 Lights-This car was left with us for a flashing lights problem?Going Mad ?

Peugeot 406 Lights

Driver of the Peugeot 406 could not switch off the engine

Peugeot 406 Lights

water damaged connectors from Peugeot 406

Subsequently, the first time that we saw this particular car was when it was in for an MOT test. Gloomily, the owner said that the car would probably fail the test. Because some of the lights were not working as they should! However the owners disappointment came to an end when the car passed the test.

Surprisingly, contrary to what we thought all the lights were indeed fine. In good working condition. The weather at the beginning of the year.Indeed, was warm and sunny. The customer picked up his car ! and we heard nothing from the customer or his Peugeot 406 (with the suspected Lights problem).

Peugeot turns back up with a central locking problem

So, we did not see the car again until later on in the year. Turning up again with an unrelated problem. Hence, the central locking was not working as it should ? We checked out all the likely things and found nothing a miss. When the car was in our hands then the central locking was working fine. Subsequently, we could not find any problems.

The customer collected his Peugeot 406 back home and sure enough he returned with yet another problem ! The cars side lights were staying on in a permanent position. In other words they were switched off but remained on,(if you get what I mean) .So,once again we checked all the likely culprits. Including the fuses and switches and everything was just fine. Significantly, the car was having a number of “Lights and other electrical problems” at differing times,(very strange). When investigating we found this a clip from another Peugeot owner with similar problems from the forum of the Peugeot 406 web-site…

Then, with the car locked, the brake lights came on. Then went off, then glowed dimly then stayed on. At this point I pulled the fuses for the brake lights and bugger all happened. The lights stayed on. Disconnected the battery and then reconnected. Lights stayed off until I tried the brakes with the ignition on.
“I removed the BSI (with the battery disconnected) and (with battery back on) turned on the ignition to find all the lights still lit up.
Must be the dash board. Out with the dash on with the soldering iron.

Every pin and connection to the dials.
Put back in, no joy. Brake lights on with or without the dash board.
Removed brake light switch. (what a swine that is to remove)-lights still on!
Looked for all the earth points round the car. Got to the drivers foot well and I could hear a buzzing noise. Could it be a relay?”…

Of course, this was a problem that we had not come across before. Surprisingly, the whole thing came to a head ,when the car engine would not switch off ! To stop the engine running then we had to stall the cars engine. Amazingly, we just could not find a problem.

peugoet 406 lights

Peugeot 406 lights problems

Had to call in an a Citroen/Peugeot expert !

As a last resort, I had to call for help and enlisted the help of a mechanic friend called Richard. Richard had heard about this problem before and went straight to the foot well of the drivers side.

The weather was terrible for a couple of weeks prior to the cars problems occurring ! Torrential rain and wide spread flooding was a national problem ! Because of all the heavy rain here in the UK ,the foot-well had become flooded. Consequently, when we lifted the carpet at the drivers side we found a wet soggy mess.

Peugeot 406 wiring was rotten with the wet ?

Specifically,the Peugeot 406 lighting and engine  problem was found . Subsequently, the plugs that connected the wiring together were perished and rotten. Of course,causing all the short outs, and strange electrical things to happen. Firstly, we drilled a hole to release the water . Secondly we  re-wired the damaged wires together. So, it was very time consuming but  a good job done. We still do not where the water is getting in but I have added some advice from the Honest John website…

“Dry the interior out, remove all mats. Stay inside car whilst a friend gently sprays a hose a one section at a time for several minutes, wait a few minutes, then inspect. Make sure you train the water on the sunroof, side windows, light clusters, rear hatch, doors and main windscreen – these are the common areas that could leak.
IF after a thorough dowsing, gentle bounce rear and front of car to dislodge any water that maybe sitting somewhere inside. Also covering the the dry car interior carpets with newspaper will show presence of water and possibly direction of leak , if you have a dark trim”…http://www.honestjohn.co.uk/forum/post/index.htm?t=48178

Water can cause many electrical problems in your car ?

Thinking back the cars owner could relate the problems after we had had heavy rain fall. So, when the water leaked into the car then it shorted out some of the cars electrics . Of course if any water enters the car then much damage can occur. It even happened recently to a nearly new Ford transit delivery van that I bought from the local Ford dealer.

Apparently, unknown to me the van had a new windscreen fitted before we bought the van. On a recent delivery to a customer in Lancashire I experienced a very heavy period of rainfall. Surprisingly, the van came to a sudden stop ! Fortunately, I had just pulled off the M56 motorway. So, the engine was completely dead , refusing to start !

After a couple of hours waiting the RAC guy turned up and recommended that I be towed to our base in Halifax, UK. To our horror we found that the windscreen had been incorrectly fitted and water had entered the cab onto the ECU (Vans computer). So, after the shock and a couple of thousand pounds lighter, the van is now back on its delivery runs !

All caused by water entering the vans cab ?

Eric Roberts

Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre offer car and van servicing and repairs to all makes of vehicles. We are members of Unipart Car Care centres and give a nationwide guarantee for all our work and parts.

Ford Escort Steering Problems-Similar Ford models with similar problems?

Ford Escort Steering Problems

Ford Escort Steering Problems

In recent weeks ,we have had a spate of Ford Escorts with steering problems. Therefore, I recon that the large number of “potholes” that we have are to blame. Hence, we have all gone down a pothole in recent times. Especially here in the Halifax UK where my garage is situated.
Furthermore, potholes do seem to affect the older more frail car models. Consequently, these older cars are usually owned by the younger generations. To put it another way, these younger drivers will probably have ago at a DIY repair.

Ford Escort Steering Problems

Because they at the lower end of the income bracket and can not afford garage fees.
Ford Escorts come into the bracket of young driver cars. Fortunately, we have a large female customer base. As a result, females are able to budget for car repairs.So they are more likely to bring in their car for us to check out and give them a quote for work.
In the past three or four weeks we have had a run of Ford Escorts with steering/suspension problems. Consequently, the first one was the wife of an old customer. Her name was Jane. Jane drove an old P registered escort that was handed down through the family. She loved her little car.

Ford Escort Steering Problems-Jane’s car pulled to the right?

Jane reported that her front tyres were wearing down on the outsides. Also, when she accelerates the car then it pulls to one side. In this case to the right. Consequently, the car pulls to the left when she eases her foot off the gas.
Her husband had looked the problem up online. because of this he thought it could be either the “steering rack” or the “drive shaft”. Jane left her Escort with us and we proceed to examine the ladies car.

Ford Escort Steering Problems-Suspension arm bushes were the culprits

Without doubt, we checked the steering rack and the driveshaft.But these were fine and in good working order. In this case, we found that the problem was the “lower suspension arm bushes”. Apparently, a common problem with this model. As usual we contacted the customer. In thus case Jane. Jane was given a quote for the work and we were given the go ahead to proceed.
The work was completed and we re-adjusted the wheel alignment before road testing the car. Jane works for the local Nestle company in Halifax. Moreover, she was highly delighted with the service and brought us a box of chocolates to share amongst the staff.

Second Escort was exactly the same?

Later that week we received another call from a young man. Hence, whose name was Craig . Craigs car was his pride and joy,a 1977 Ford Escort Gti. Once again Craig brought in his car for us to check out. Sometimes, the car had a mind of it’s own. Steering wise. 1977 Ford Escort Gti
Whenever driving along. Then the car keeps getting wobbles. Especially on bumpy roads with dips in them. Craig also reported that the Escort would pull to the right and then the left. Of course, this sounded very much like Jane’s problem with her Escort.
The car was left with us.Sure enough the problem turned out to be exactly the same, the lower suspension arm bushes. Consequently, these were replaced and the car also had a wheel alignment, before a road test. Once again our customer was highly delighted and collected his Escort the same day.
Eric Roberts

Suspension Arm Bolts-BMW 1 Series Car- Breaks Suspension Arm Bolts

Suspension Arm Bolts


BMW 1 Series Car in for He found that when the car had skidded and hit the kerb it had snapped the Suspension Arm Bolts

Sadly, on one of the worse windy and rainy days of the year. So, one of our good customers was out and about in his BMW 1 series car, 2008 model . Consequently, finding himself having to swerve his car. Thus, having to avoid a broken branch ! That had just snapped off a tree due to the high winds.

Suspension Arm Bolts

BMW suspension arm bolts showing the sheared off bolt, the other bent

Dangerously, his car skidded and crashed into the kerb. Causing damage to the underside of the car. Of course, the customer suspected that something had been broken the Front Suspension. Perhaps an “Arm Rubber Bush”, or the “Suspension Arm Bolts”. Carefully, his car  limped into my garage in Halifax West Yorkshire.

Manager the garage department examined the BMW

Ryan Linton pulled the car onto a ramp. Of course to examine the car to see what had happened. Significantly, Ryan found that when the car had skidded and hit the kerb. Indeed, it had snapped the Suspension Arm Bolts, on the multilink suspension that these BMW cars have.

Also the TPMS sensor lights were illuminated ! So when checking, the BMW’s tyres . Indeed they were found to be inflated to the wrong pressures. Unfortunately, we later thought that this could have caused the car to swerve. Thus hitting the kerb, when the cars driver was trying to avoid the tree branch.

SO, the problem was discovered and the hub had to be removed to solve the problem. Also, the broken stud was drilled out as the stud had been snapped off flush with the hub. Subsequently, the bolt was drilled out and the hole was re-tapped . Of course ready to take a new stud. The other Suspension Arm Bolts were BMW Parts ( supplied by the local BMW dealer in Wakefield, the nearest one to my garage in Halifax) were also changed and the assembly was re-fitted.

BMW car had low tyre pressures

In conclusion, we now think that the guys low tyre pressures were the cause. Of the car correctly not handling when he swerved to miss the branch. Finally, we also checked and inflated his tyres to the correct pressures. Our happy customer went off on his way three hours later.

 

Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre offer car and van servicing and repairs to all makes of vehicles. We are members of Unipart Car Care centres and give a nationwide guarantee for all our work and parts.

 Suspension Arm Bolts

BMW rear hub area where the Suspension Arm Bolts sheared from

Peugeot Partner Vans Clutch problem-cost customer an “arm and a leg”-lessons to be learned?

Peugeot Partner Vans Clutch problem

Peugeot Partner Vans Clutch problem

Peugeot Partner Vans Clutch problem

As the owner of an independent garage. Hence, we service and repair ,many makes of cars and vans. As a result, this also depends on which main dealer garages are also located in your local area. Therefore to explain, then if you have a Ford garage in the area , then you are very likely to have a good number of Ford cars visiting your garage. Especially after the warranty period.
This also applies to my garage here in Halifax UK. Subsequently,we repair many cars in the Peugeot, Range Rover and Vauxhall car models. This is because, when the warranty period expires then drivers prefer to bring their cars to my garage.
Halifax is a small town.Unlike our neighbours in Huddersfield, who probably have main dealers for every make of car. However, we are extremely thankful for the local business that we already get. As a result has kept my family fed for the past twenty six years.

Back to the Peugeot partner vans problem?

I should actually say “vans”. One particular day we received phone calls from the owners of two separate vans, Hence, both were Peugeot Partner Vans. At first, I thought that it was two calls about the same van. yet, it did turn out that the vans were different with a similar problem?
Consequently, both drivers were male.
John had a Peugeot partner van with a noisy clutch pedal.
As a result, the first call was from a driver in the Halifax area. John was the name of this van owner. John had a problem with the clutch pedal. To clarify, he said that the clutch pedal became a little squeaky, a bit creaky around the clutch upper extents.
I asked if the van drove ok. John said, It did and he could still change in the earlier stages of the problem. However, the problem began to get progressively worse. Especially, when the van was idling or at low revs. John also said that the van gave out a squealing high pitched sound. This sent out alarm bells. Consequently, I recommended that he brings the van into us for a mechanic to examine.

Peugeot partner vans a 1.6 2003 petrol model

When the van finally arrived. Hence, one of my mechanics diagnosed the van had a problem with a noisy bearing. Without doubt, the high pitched squealing sound was a sign of a clutch bearing that was on its way out.
As a result of our diagnosis, the guy left his van. We split and stripped down the gearbox to allow us to examine the clutch.Sure enough, the clutch bearing was very black due to overheating. Thus, requiring replacement.
After contacting the customer, John, we recommended that he also had a new clutch plate and cover fitted. Because, the old clutch did not have much life left. John gave us permission and the job was completed and the van was as good as new.

Second Peugeot partner vans clutch problem a diesel van

As we were repairing the first van . Consequently, a second owner of a Partner van called us for help. The second guy was called Ron. Ron had been doing a delivery in the Hinckley area of Leicestershire. This time, Ron knew that the problem was his clutch. On account of, his van gave out some loud squealing and then the clutch pedal lost any play. Ron, could not get any gears and the van came to a stop at a road junction.
The first thing for me was to ask Ron if he was a member of any of the motoring rescue organisations? Believe it or not his membership of the AA had expired. Because, Ron was stuck, without any gears and in trouble. Then I promised to help him from Halifax.

Peugeot partner vans clutch problem towed back to Halifax UK

My first “call of port” was with the AA.For the reason that, he was a past member. Thus, the AA said they would help but it was going to cost him £420 for recovery and a years membership. After contacting other breakdown companies. Then the AA was going to be the cheapest.
Once, I had the facts together, I contacted Ron in Hinckley. Because he was completely stuck in a hard place he agreed to pay the money. Consequently, the partner van was towed to Sheffield and then from Sheffield to Halifax. Because the drivers can only cover so many miles.
The following day, we repaired the van and fitted a new clutch assembly. Ron’s van was as good as new, but the lesson is to make sure that you are a member of one of the national/european breakdown schemes. This would have saved Ron £420 at least?
Eric Roberts

Crossover Winter Tyres-A Must to fit if you are a Nissan Juke owner.

Crossover Winter Tyres

Most SUV and X overs need Crossover Winter Tyres

In all my years experience in the car repair and tyre industry. Hence,there has never been a class of car that are crying out for Crossover Winter Tyres. During the past five or six years these types of car have become more popular, especially for families, who use the extra space for bringing up their young children.Crossover Winter Tyres

All was well until we had our first cold and snowy season for a few years. In a nutmeg these cars were useless to drive and millions were stuck in the smallest amount snow and were crying out for a set of Crossover Winter Tyres . Indeed thousands of motorists had to spend a full night parked up in snow on the M11 motorway in the south of England and many of these vehicles were the SUV type along with many lorries and other stranded cars on summers , or tyres with no tread on them (bald).

Summer tyres are less effective when the temperature goes bellow 7 degrees

What many motorists do not realize.Sincerely, is that Summers. Are much less effective when the temperature drops below 7 degrees. Because of the compounds that winters  are made of.Thus, they are able to grip the surface more effectively. This combined with a cold weather tread design drives the car along in bad ice and snow. With a much safer grip and control of the car or SUV. Naturally, when fitted with Crossover Winter Tyres.

 Crossover Winter Tyres

In cold weather Summers  become very rigid. As a result, do not allow for the tread to work. Making the car skid. Therefore, in most cases the car will get stuck. As we all know to our cost in time. But most of all our families safety. With winters you will in control of your car and will be much safer, the problem is the other cars without winter’s , you must keep an eye open for what they do?.

Crossover Winter Tyres for the Nissan Juke

Crossover Winter Tyres

 juke Crossover Winter Tyres

This x over car is now very popular here in the UK and I believe in the USA. Consequently, I have seen some people in the Nissan Juke forum asking about winter treads for this model of car. I would wholeheartedly suggest that this Nissan is the perfect candidate for Crossover Winter Tyres.

I can speak from experience. Because my wife owns a Juke. Which is totally useless in snow. The car is based on the Nissan Micra and is very light, the first snowfall saw my wife stuck and panicking in the local supermarket car park along with another twenty woman drivers.

She finally managed to get home. Hence, in one piece.But insisted that we fit winters to her car. Therefore,

we fitted a set of General Tyres. Joyfully, she never looked back. The lady was extremely happy.Hence, the car drove better.Incredibly, she never got stuck in snow all that winter.It was incredible, and the  car will feel and drive much better in winter. Because the tyres are more flexible. Due to the more supple side walls which do not freeze and go hard as do summers . This blog was written by…

Eric Roberts of Pellon Tyres in Halifax UK

 

 

Peugeot 206 Clutch-This customer had a double problem with her clutch?

Peugeot 206 Clutch

Peugeot 206 Clutch

Peugeot 206 Clutch

Lady customers, now make up about 60% of our total customer base. Of course, this has built up over the years. Of course, it is no coincidence that we have also built our social media base over the past few years.
As a result, I believe that our attempts to give our best customer service, are reaping results. Because, I am certain that our lady customers are more willing to spread the good word. Especially, on FaceBook.
This short article is about one of our lady customers and her Peugeot 206 clutch problems. Hence, the lady’s name is Susan. Susan and her family are good customers of ours.
Indeed, Susan telephoned us about six or seven months ago. In fact she was on her holidays, somewhere in Devon or Cornwall. Consequently, she was driving along and noticed that there was a click or knocking sound when she depressed her clutch. In order to help her, I recommended that she pulled into the next safest place and call us back.
As a result, the clutch failed altogether, luckily just before she reached a supermarket car park. Without doubt, I surmised that her clutch had gone. Susan was five or six hours away from Halifax.So I had to arrange another garage from the Unipart Car Care Centre (UCCC), to repair her Peugeot 206 clutch.
Been a member of UCCC, helps us to repair our customer’s cars when travelling across the UK. Especially ,when they are so far away. However Susan’s car was promptly collected and repaired at a reasonable price.

Peugeot 206 Clutch

Alex splitting the gearbox to get to the Peugeot 206 Clutch

Peugeot 206 Clutch

However, fast forward six months and Susan was hearing a similar noise when pressing the clutch pedal.Hence, her car was a peugeot 206 1.4 with a petrol engine. because of her concern, she left the car with us to take a look at the car.
Our first job was to strip down the clutch to check other garages workmanship.This particular model has a hydraulic clutch. However, we noticed that the clutch release bearing, looked very black and burned. This is due to the bearing overheating.
Of course, on closer examination, we found that the car needed a new clutch release bearing. The slave and master cylinders looked ok but we bled them out just to make sure.
After building the clutch assembly back up again. Then we road tested the car and everything was fine. As a result of us been a UCCC then we did not charge the lady the full price. She was very happy with this and I am sure that we would have got yet another great revue on social media.

Eric Roberts