Post updated 10th May 2014
Cars engine was not running, so the customer just thought it needed Corsa Servicing?
Last week we had an interesting call from a young guy who thought that his Vauxhall Corsa was not running that well and he thought it needed a Corsa Servicing. The guy booked the car in and turned up to leave the Corsa VXR for the Corsa Servicing.
When our technician Andy took the vehicle for a road test he was shocked to find that the engine was not running properly and needed more than Corsa Servicing doing to it.
On further examination he diagnosed that the car had chronic engine failure.
This car the VXR is a very fast front wheel drive sport hatch and will do 0 to 60 mph in just 6.2 seconds. The car was extensively tested by Top Gear and the revue can be seen on the attached link
We were very surprised to find such a problem and scoured the internet to see if the problem was a common fault. To our surprise only a few people had problems on the forums that we looked at and in general the car was getting good revues.
The car is powered by a 1.6 turbo charged engine and the only thing we could do was to give him a price and start to strip the engine down. Andy our mechanic loves this type of a challenge and engines are just a small part of the work that we carry out here at Pellon Auto-centre in Halifax. Sure enough the engine top and bottom half needed attention. The head was taken to our usual engine experts in Manchester were it was pressure tested and skimmed. Andy also found out that the car required new piston rings and cam shaft bearings, these were supplied by the Vauxhall dealers in Halifax after a two day wait the engine was re-built and fitted with a new turbo as this had also gone and needed replacing.
Engines are all part of the service
We think that this particular car was having problems before the young man had purchased the car and he had just been unlucky and what was just going to be a service turned out to be a costly engine job. The car goes better than ever now and he is safe in knowing that his car is covered by the Unipart Car Care Centre warranty anywhere in the mainland UK.
To read a good revue about this car please click on to the link bellow.
Pellon Tyre and Autocentre offer Corsa Servicing 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 tyres online from our website www.pellonautocentre.com 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 Motorcodes, who carry out checks for high standard of equipment and workmanship.