All Car Repair Articles

All Car Repair Articles

of course car repairs are what we call a “bread and butter” job. Hence, i thought that i would show a video to demonstrate the things that our technicians have to do when repairing a car.
We often have our customers ringing us. Significantly, they ask the question, “how can i tell if my car needs repairing”. Therefore, I usually answer with the same explanation. You’ll know when the vehicle requires attention! So, when a car eventually arrives in the workshop. We treat it with extreme care and attention.

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Car Care Month October-Autumn CAR CARE Month-Check Your Car Before the On-set of Winter

Car Care Month-October

Car Care Month-October

October is Fall Car Care Month

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Uneven wear indicates the need for a wheel alignment. Tires should also be checked for bulges and bald spots. Check the tire pressure and tread depth once a month.

 

eric roberts‘s insight:

Car care all ties up with the UK tyre safe Month

As October Car Care Month nears the end and the really cold and bad weather approaches, we all still have time to have a real good look at your car tyres. It is important to have the correct tyre pressures, which is essential for your family’s safety when driving on our busy roads. The last thing that a driver wants is to have a tyre blow out on them while driving down a busy Motorway, or in rush hour traffic, so take the first step and please check yourTyre Pressures.

Another point about under inflated tyres is that they  will not last as long, they wear at a quicker rate, without the Correct Pressures. Also you will use

Car Care Month

Car Care Month;check your light bulbs

less fuel if your tyres are not at the correct pressures and the car will not handle as good and could cause you to lose control of your car when cornering and braking.

This month, October Car Care Month is the time to start the habit of checking your tyre Air Pressure and then you can get into the habit of checking your tyres on a monthly basis, if you are not sure of how to do this, or some people may not want to get dirty, you can call into your local Tyre Car Care Centre and you will be able to get a FREE tyre check, it is well worth the ten minutes of your time and could save you money on your fuel consumption.

If you are struggling to find a good tyre dealer in Car Care Month, you can do so by looking online to find a member of POINT-S Tyres.

Thanks Eric Roberts a member of TYRESAFE.ORG

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Hydrogen Cell car-to be Ready in Two Years and Will Compete with Battery Electric Cars.

 Hydrogen Cell car to be Ready in Two Years

This is something that I have been writing about for a while now; the Toyota prototype has been unveiled to journalists from around the world. Toyota is expected to put this new technology vehicle a Hydrogen Cell car on sale in two years’ time.

Hydrogen Cell car

Hydrogen filling stations will be a common site on our forecourts in the near future along with other types of fuel ready for the Hydrogen Cell car

The new vehicle will be expected to be based on the Lexus HS a former Hybrid model week after Toyota confirmed aHydrogen Cell car project; this new Lexus  HS was seen being tested  in the heat of Death Valley, USA. One of the hottest places on earth. The car was also seen filling up from a re-fueling type truck which was heavily marked “HYDROGEN” , this now looks as if Toyota are well on their way in the development of this huge change in vehicle technology and totally opposite to the other car manufacturers, who are heading down the road of new car battery technology.

 

This new Hydrogen Cell car has already been driven by a few privileged motor journalists and the new Hydrogen Cell car has been given the thumbs up for the way that the vehicle handles, mainly due to the huge torque of the cars electric motors. Other  manufacturers are complaining that the use of this gas is not as green as the battery powered cars, mainly because the gas used in these cars is produced from natural gas, but you could argue that the electricity used to charge the battery cars is not green really because the electricity that recharges the hybrids batteries comes from dirty power stations using fossil fuels to make the electricity.

Surprisingly Toyota was not the first to use Hydrogen Cell car technology. The first car maker was their rivals Honda. In fact Honda developed a car based on the Honda FX as far back as 2008, 5 years ago. It is believed that Honda did not pursue with the project because there were no Hydrogen Cell car filling stations around at the time, and only 50 cars were built.

To service the gas driven cars there is already a network of  filling stations being built in Europe including the UK, where it is thought that deals have been struck with the large supermarket chains, to supply a pump on their fuel service forecourts. This and the addition of some new filling stations in London and hundred to be built in Germany will be music to the ears of Toyota, who I suspect will already know about these developments. 

All to be revealed at the Tokyo car show.

To conclude Toyota are planning to produce 10000 of these cars by the year 2017 and all will be revealed at the Tokyo car show. The Tokyo Motor Show will start on November 23rd when all will be revealed.

More reading… “Air Liquide, together with its partners of the “H2 Mobility” initiative, has signed a term- sheet agreement to implement a major action plan for the construction of a

hydrogen fuel cell car

How the Hydrogen technology will work

nationwide hydrogen-filling-station network in Germany. By 2023, the current German network of 15 Hydrogen Cell car filling stations will be expanded to about 400 hydrogen stations covering the whole country. The overall investment by all partners will be around €350 million”… http://www.windpowerengineering.com/policy/environmental/germans-dreaming-fuel-cells-already-15-h2-stations/

Eric Roberts…batteriesontheweb

Hi I would like to introduce myself. I have worked in the Garage and Budget Tyre business and I am MD for online battery company www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk. I have worked for a couple for national tyre companies in my younger days, before starting my first business. I now own a garage and MOT testing centre, here in the UK called Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre, and I am a keen blogger about anything to do with cars and their related products that will help my business. We are members of Point-S and Motor-Codes and are also a Unipart Car Care Centre and of course Tyre-safe.

Potholes Damage Tyres-every mile on Calderdale Roads – Halifax Evening Courier

Potholes Damage Tyres

Potholes Damage Tyres

‘One pothole every mile’ on roads Halifax Evening Courier It added that UK councils had received 32,600 compensation claims in 2012/13 for everything from potholes ruining wheel rims, to Potholes Damage Tyres and damaging suspension – an increase of 79%…

 

eric roberts‘s insight:

Potholes damage tyres

This is the sort of thing that we have been harping on about for years. Year after year we all complain about the potholes but nothing seems to get done.

Potholes Damage Tyres

Potholes Damage Tyres and cause Broken springs which are one of the many problems that can be caused by damaging potholes.

most of the potholes are due to poor road repairs by contractors, but i suppose that the locals councils should have guys to check the contractors workmanship along the way to check their workmanship.

I must admit that this year in the Kirklees district of West Yorkshire, we seem to be having road works coming out of our ears, indeed the main Bradley to Barnsley road was closed for total resurfacing because of the potholes, for at least two weeks, but they have repaired all the horrible potholes and the road is now a pleasure to drive on.

The effects of these potholes are that Potholes Damage Tyres,

Including, wheels and suspension. Especially the coil springs. There are many drivers now  Claiming for Potholes Damage compensation. Putting claims into the local councils for Potholes Damage Tyres . At one stage we were having to fail a large percentage of MOT tests .Because of the broken springs. due to potholes and speed bumps. here in the Halifax area.This excellent article tells of some of the figures and costs relating to these holes in the road.

Eric Roberts

Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre offer car and van servicing and repairs to all makes of vehicles. Therefore,we are members of Unipart Car Care centres. Giving a nationwide guarantee. naturally, for all our work and parts. Selling tyres online from our website www.pellontyres.co.uk. Using the tyre selector and choosing your tyre size. Offering courtesy cars to local motorists. Needing  to go to work and leave their car with us for work doing. Also,we are also an official MOT testing station.  Members of Motor-codes, who carry out checks for high standard of equipment and workmanship.

MOT Testing Horror

Cleaning/Replacing EGR Valve-A look Into How to Clean and Replace an EGR Valve P0400

Cleaning/Replacing EGR Valve

Cleaning/Replacing EGR Valve

Cleaning/Replacing EGR Valve

The EGR valve controls a small passageway between the intake and exhaust manifolds. When the valve opens, intake vacuum draws exhaust gasses through the valve.

When removing your engine.Make sure to take care not to damage the EGR valve. naturally,when you buy a used or re-manufactured engine.So you want to make sure you get one with an EGR valve with your original engine. Unknown problems could occur. So if you get an engine without the EGR valve already in place.

EGR stands for (Exhaust Gas Re-circulation Valve). Of course its main object is to help your car more efficiently. Completely burning fuel by recirculating a portion of your exhaust. Hence,running it through the combustion process again. When the valve opens, intake vacuum draws exhaust through the valve.

Cleaning/Replacing EGR Valve

If you ever have to remove your engine for any reason. Then make sure to take care not to damage the EGR valve. Also should you have to buy a used or re-manufactured engine. Subsequently, you want to make sure you get one with an EGR valve already in place. Especially, if your original engine had one.

The “ported vacuum switch” screws into the intake manifold. Thus, a ported vacuum switch is a vacuum switch installed usually on your intake manifold in a coolant port. Including the thermostat housing or engine so the heat-sensing element is in contact with the engine’s coolant. Consequently, as the engine heats up, the wax pushes the plunger.

Expanding up until it uncovers or blocks the vacuum port. Severe engine overheating can damage the switch. So,making replacement necessary.
Another component that may be a part of your vehicle’s EGR system is a “ported vacuum switch” (PVS), which may also be called a “thermal vacuum valve” or “temperature vacuum valve” (TVS). The switch controls the passage of vacuum that operates the EGR valve.

Cleaning/Replacing EGR Valve

Clogged or Low Flow EGR? Learn how to clean carbon buildup in the EGR valve which can cause check engine light codes P0400 though P0408. I also show you how to test your EGR valve to make sure it is working properly or if you need a new one.

EGR Codes:
P0400 Exhaust Gas Recirculation Flow Malfunction
P0401 Exhaust Gas Recirculation Flow Insufficient Detected
P0402 Exhaust Gas Recirculation Flow Excessive Detected
P0403 Exhaust Gas Recirculation Circuit Malfunction
P0404 Exhaust Gas Recirculation Circuit Range/Performance
P0405 Exhaust Gas Recirculation Sensor A Circuit Low
P0406 Exhaust Gas Recirculation Sensor A Circuit High
P0407 Exhaust Gas Recirculation Sensor B Circuit Low
P0408 Exhaust Gas Recirculation Sensor B Circuit High

 

Cleaning your EGR Valve-How to clean Exhaust Gas Recircultion for a better performance from your car

Cleaning your EGR Valve

Cleaning your EGR Valve

Cleaning your EGR Valve

With the advent of modern technology. Hence, many drivers own their own vehicle. Thus, the emissions of these vehicles pose a threat of causing air pollution. Of course, there is nothing wrong with modern technology. Especially if it is beneficial to all of us. But if it causes air pollution. Because of the continuous increase in car emissions. Then this becomes a major,problem. Because of this problem, automotive engineers have figured out a solution.Consequently, that is to integrate EGR valves (Exhaust Gas Recircultion) on automobiles.

The main function of the exhaust or the egr gas recirculation valve. Hence is to reduce oxidation of nitrogen. Subsequently, through the reduction of combustion temperature. As a result, the combustion temperature will therefore be reduced. Of course, when the EGR valves send the exhaust gas through the intake manifold. Therefore and back into the cylinders.

With this important function that EGR valves do. Because of polluting gasses, it is really important that they come standard in vehicles.

There are two types of EGR valves that can are included in vehicles.

With an EGR valve on a vehicle.Of course, the combustion temperature can be regulated. So it will not become too hot.Thus preventing the nitrogen to react with other compounds. With this important function. As a result, that EGR valves does, it is really important that they come standard in vehicles. There are two types of basic EGR valves that can are included in vehicles.

With an EGR valve on a vehicle. So it will not become too hot. Thus, preventing the nitrogen to react with other compounds. In other words, through the use of the EGR valve, it is possible to lower the combustion temperature to lower the amount of nitrous oxide produced. This process prohibits the formation of smog that is a harmful threat to the environment.

Tyre Safes New Campaign

Talbot Express Camper Van- turns up with a broken EXHAUST MANIFOLD parts Difficult to Find?

Talbot Express Camper Van

Talbot Express Camper Van

We located a second hand exhaust manifold for this Talbot Express

When this vehicle pulled in, the name reminded me of a car that I bought in 1979. I had forgotten the name “Talbot Express” ever existed, but it brought back great memories of my early days as a young mechanic.

Talbot Express

Commer van conversion

I attended the local college in the nearby town of Batley here in West Yorkshire, as an apprentice mechanic, studying to pass my mechanics exam. All the guys in my class worked for different garages from all the Towns in the area. As you can imagine over the course some of us became great friends. One of them worked as an apprentice mechanic at a “Rootes Group Garage”. He worked on models from Hillman the Hunter and the more famous Hillman imp, a competitor for the BMC Minis that were very popular then. He also worked on Humber,Singers,Talbots and Commer vans.

Talbot Express Camper Van

Talbot Express

Talbot Express in for his exhaust blowing

He told me that Talbot was bringing out a new model called the “Horizon”. I was in the market for a new car at the time, and so went on a test drive. So was very impressed and struck a good deal with the salesman, buying a new Light green car. Thinking this car was wonderful and my girlfriend at the time (soon to be my wife) and I toured Europe in the car without any problems what so ever. I believe we had the car for ten years before selling it.

The Talbot express auto sleeper that came in for the exhaust manifold fitting was a 1986 model and in pretty good condition. They were made between 1981 and 1993 and were sold in the UK only as Talbots. The same model was sold in other parts of Europe under other marques, they were also known as the Alfa Romeo AR6, and in France the Peugeot J5 and the Citroen C25, and they were the last of any Talbot model to be sold in the UK.

Exhaust manifold was fixed and then an  added bonus of an immaculately restored Commer van conversion

In the same day we also had an added bonus of Commer Van converted into a motor home. The van was in for an MOT test and a few other jobs doing. But I could not resist taking some pictures for the Pellon Tyre blog. The model we had in was a 1974 model. Significantly, they dropped the “Commer” name a couple of years later in 1976.

2nd hand manifold fitted

Article and photos by Eric Robertswww.mot-halifax.co.uk

Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre offer car and van servicing and repairs to all makes of vehicles. Members of Unipart Car Care centres and give a nationwide guarantee for all our work and parts. Selling tyres online from our website www.pellontyres.co.uk  by using the tyre selector and choosing your tyre size.

Reading Your Tyre Sizes

Nail in your Sidewall-We now can probably repair most car tyre by Hot-Vulcanising

Nail in your Sidewall

Nail in your Sidewall

Nail in your Sidewall

As the saying goes “What Comes Around Go’s Around” So this what has happened recently ! Consequently, one of the services that we used to offer our customers was a car tyre vulcanising service.

Discerning customers had to buy a new tyre. Because of the rules regarding tyre repairs at that particular time. So, the tyre with the nail in the shoulder or sidewall could not be repaired. The image to the left shows exactly what i am referring to.

Vulcanising machine purchased

Customers had to buy a new tyre if they had this type of damage to their tyre. Passionate about my business, I took the decision to buy a specialist tyre repairing machine. Enabling us to repair this type of tyre damage. So offering a more complete service to our tyre buying customers. Of course, the largest tyre sizes at that time were the new 16 inch tyres. Indeed these tyres were very expensive when they first came out. So, it was more economical to have your tyre repaired at a cost of say £29.90 that pay £80 for a new tyre.

Subsequently, the 16 inch tyres became cheaper ! So making the tyre vulcanising  less viable. Customers would opt for the new tyre. Rather than have a vulcanised repair. Eventually, it became less profitable and we stopped offering the service. However we did continue with the standard puncture repairs and of course still do today.

So this is where the “What Comes Around Go’s Around” applies to our business today. SUV cars and larger tyre sizes have now become common place. Resourceful customers with these large cars are now having to pay well over £100 for a new economy tyre. Significantly, tyre sizes go well over the 20 inch mark with high replacement costs.

Nail in your Sidewall

Repairing a large SUV tyre

Specialist tyre repairing is back on the agenda ?

So, because of the expense of these large tyres we have made a corporate decision. Of course. to buy a new tyre vulcanising machine. Enabling us to repair customers tyres (safely and legally) with say a nail or screw in the sidewall or shoulder area of the tyre. So, the machine will bring the repaired area of the tyre up to new tyre standard and also within the tyre laws.

A vulcanised repair will be half the cost of a new tyre and just as safe.

Eric Roberts

 

Shock Absorbers-How to tell if your car needs New Ones – The Globe and Mail

shock absorbers

This car needs more than Shock Absorbers? but you get the idea.

How to tell if your car needs new shocks The Globe and Mail A local tire repair shop (I had a tire rotation and an oil change) told me that I should consider new shock absorbers and struts – approximate cost, including parts, labour and taxes, plus a wheel…

 

eric roberts‘s insight:

The car in the picture needs more than shock absorbers

Cheap Shock absorbers tend swing in and out of fashion? About twenty years it was all the rage to have your shocks checked out and replace, much the

same as wheel alignment is today. All the large equipment manufacturers were making machines to enable garages to check the shock on cars that were in for a menu car service.

shock absorbers

Monroe Shock Absorbers

he role of the cars shock absorber is to keep the car’s tyres in constant  contact with the road, giving the car optimum grip, when the car is cornering and braking. Shock absorbers are part of the cars suspension, so if the shocks are worn, the vehicle’s ride and comfort is compromised, and you will get the feeling of drifting when cornering and general insecurity when driving.

I remember visiting a motor equipment show in London; I think it was in Earls Court. One of the companies exhibiting at the time was SUN Garage Equipment. SUN were a well-known Garage Equipment Suppliers, well established company and had on display a wonderful looking shock absorbers testing machine.

I asked for a demonstration and was very impressed with it. The machine worked by the car driving onto plates and a shaker, driven by an electric motor shook one axle at a time. The machine then printed out a sort of impression of how the shock  absorbers performed, if the lines were close together and tight looking then the Car Shock Absorbers were alright, but if they were sort of wobbly and not consistent then the shocks would worn out and needed replacing Shock Absorber Replacement was a lucrative business for us the Sun machine was very accurate and popular amongst our customers. In those days we used a few different makes but we became impressed shock absorbers,monroe shockerswith a brand called Monroe Shock Absorbers and tended to stick to this brand, for the quality and also we had a good deal from the local factor, which helped in our decision to fit them.

I was most impressed with this machine as it gave a print out and a visual aid to the customer. It was only a matter of days when I ordered one and had it delivered and installed. What a great asset this proved to be. I believe that VOSA the UK MOT governing body are considering a similar thing, with vibrating plates to test the shock absorbers

Article scooped by Eric Roberts…www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk

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. We also sell Cheap Continental Tyres online from our website www.pellontyres.co.uk by using the tyre selector and choosing your tyre size. We offer courtesy cars to local motorists who need to go to work and leave their car with us for work doing. We are also an official MOT testing station and are members of Motor-codes, who carry out checks for high standard of equipment and workmanship.

 

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Flexi-pipes-Saving you Money with an Exhaust Flexi-pipe

You can save money on your car exhaust by fitting a Flexi-pipes

One of the main part of our business is fitting new exhausts. It has been the same now for the past 30 years, when Kwikfit were one of the first companies to give a heavy discount on new exhaust systems that they fitted. Before then we all went to a garage and would have charged for the part and an hourly rate. Some garages still do this type of charging at the present time, and I must be honest we are now doing the same. We make a profit on the part and have an hourly fitting rate, in my opinion the day’s of fast fit car parts are coming to an end.

Flexi-pipes,exhaust

New flexi-pipe exhaust fitted to BMW Mini

The Exhaust Systems with Flexi-pipes fitted on today’s cars are very different to the ones that were fitted  to say the old Ford Cortinas and Vauxhall Vivas. These cars would be coming in for a new Cheap Exhaust system every 18 months. We also used to buy the exhausts in bulk, say from large companies such as Quinton Hazel, Bosal, T.I. Bainbridge and many more. The list of suppliers was endless, all fighting to sell us their products at the best deals. Then as in the tyre trade the wholesalers moved in and the motor factors, such as Andrew Pages, who will sell their parts to anybody, thus cutting our profit margins.

This once again cut our margins and every Tom Dick and Harry started fitting cut price exhausts, this has always been true of the garage trade you have to make money in the early day’s before the rest catch up with you. Then we moved onto the drive to lower the car emissions and the introduction of the catalytic converter fitted with Flexi-pipes . We were all rubbing our hands when the first cats started to break and had to be replaced, I used to travel to Mansfield almost every day to buy catalytic converters at the right price from a company that was in it’s early stages then, B and M exhausts, sometimes they would make them for me while I waited and they were also half the price of other suppliers in Halifax.

After a couple of years other suppliers moved into the market and once again the margins dropped and we were fitting the Flexi-pipe and catalytic converters at discount prices to match our competitors. This brings me up to today’s market. We no longer give exhaust prices out over the phone, in my opinion those day’s are gone. Customers will ring up for a back box only to find that the car needs the inter pipe as well, or the car has a one piece system fitted that we need to cut or the new parts won’t fit. In general we ask the customer to bring his car in to us and we will check the exhaust out on a ramp, we can then give a fair price for the job in hand. At first I thought we would lose out but nearly every car owner brings the car in, as if it was any other part of the car that needed checking out , we give them a price including a profit on the part and the time it takes to do the job.

I feel that this is an honest way of doing things and the customer does not “rant and rave” when you have to tell him that he needs “this and that” in extras, we also charge for new clamps and rubbers and we fit as many exhausts and Flexi-pipes as we  ever did, and we can even save the motorist money. A guy rang up the other day with a noisy exhaust on his BMW Mini. We did our usual thing and sure enough the guy turned up. When we checked his exhaust system we found that it was broken at the catalytic converter. When pricing the job up, we found that there was no aftermarket parts for his model and that it was a main dealer part only. It would have cost us just over £300 from BMW. We then asked him if we could fit a repair Flexi-pipes and this would cost around the £100 mark, a huge saving. The guy was over the moon and we carried a successful repair, we were happy and so was our customer.

 

 

Exhaust flexi-pipes for Grand Vitara’s

We also carry out Flexi-pipe repairs on the Suzuki Grand Vitara, the replacement parts are only available at the main agents and cost us in the region of £500, we fit a flexi for £120 and the customer is highly delighted, we guarantee our workmanship so we are all winners.

Article written by Eric Roberts…

 

Local Garage Trust Worthy-Do you trust your local garage?Do They Give You a happy Smile?

Local Garage Trust Worthy

Local Garage Trust Worthy-Taking your car to your local garage should be a matter of trust.

The local garage I now own will be coming up to its 25 year anniversary in 2014. Believe me I really don’t know where all the time has gone. But it sure has. Many of today’s garage owners are reaching the end of their time. Regarding taking part in  the complete everyday running of the business. Leaving, everyday tasks to a reliable manager. Perhaps, sometimes to one of their family members.

In my case the Halifax garage and tyre bays are managed by by sister in-law Debbie. Hence, our online and battery business is now run by my wife Michelle. Of course, I am now concentrating on our battery selling web-sites. Trying to generate new business online.

Local Garage

Pellon garage reception with a TV coffee machine and up to date magazines. This is how your local garage should be

In my opinion the local garage (as they used to be), has passed its sell by date. These have been replaced by a nice modern Auto-centre system. This includes Pellon Autocentre here in Halifax UK.  

As a result, this is the start of creating the trust that you must build. Hence, between the local garage and your customers. Most people run there lives in a clean and tidy order. Expecting the same of Autocentres when repairing or servicing their cars. So the order of the day is a nice clean garage. Where the customers can sit in a reception area. Perhaps watching TV or having a coffee. So whilst their car is having a job done. Of course this is the first stage. Subsequently, of gaining the customers trust in your local garage.

Local Garage Trust Worthy give a happy smile

When your customers first enter your nice clean reception. Then they should be greeted by a happy smiling member of your staff. Consequently, In my view this should be all your staff. If you have any grumpy or miserable staff working for you. Of course, you should get rid of them or retrain them to smile. because, in my opinion they will become a liability.Customers will pick this up and loose trust in them. Of course, even your mechanics and technicians. Therefore, should be of a happy and friendly nature.

The next thing is when your customer is greeted, they should be made to feel at ease when dealing with the problem of their car. Try to speak to them on there level and use visual aids to point things out, we use our Autodata system to show diagrams if possible, or show them the actual faulty part under their cars bonnet (hood). This also gives your customer confidence in your local garage and also trust in your garage and staff.

Another step that I took to create trust in your business is join some good trade associations, that can help your garage become more stable and secure in the fact that these trade bodies can increase your garages customer confidence, due to the fact that these trade bodies have to vet your garage premises and business practices in order for you to become a member in the first place.

Adding quality of service will once again add trust between  your customer and your garage.

As with many other Auto-centre owners of long standing, I could go on and on about this subject. Also there is no need to throw a lot of money at it, in most cases a lick of paint would be all that’s required and a nice happy friendly smile from your staff.

One of the best things I ever did was to call around a number of garages and tyre depots in my area, incognito so to speak. I was blown away by the amount of bad service and even bad

local garage

Being a member of your local trading standards is always a good sign that it is a local garage that you can trust also a member of Motorcodes

language. This even applied to some of the big boy’s depots, where they spend millions on staff training, but the general picture and standards was appalling. I now know why we have done so well over the years and created so much trust between the garage and our customers.

Article Written by Eric Robertswww.mot-halifax.co.uk

Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre offer car and van servicing and repairs to all makes of vehicles.

local garage

Members of MOTORCODES

Members of POINT-S