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Camshaft Sensor-Peugeot 206 camshaft Sensor Problems and Location

Camshaft Sensor

In line with most garages we can get customers just turning up with a problem on their car and this morning was no exception.

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Camshaft Sensor

A lady customer called in with her Peugeot 206 1.4 with a couple of problems

She said that the car was difficult to start from cold. Thus, when she was driving along. Therefore, the engine felt to be juddering. Also a warning light had come on in the dashboard.

Camshaft Sensor

Peugeot 206 with engine problems Camshaft Sensor

The engine in the Peugeot 206 1.4 is a KFU 16 valve engine.Hence, is a little prone to these kinds of Camshaft Sensor Problems. We pulled the car in to the garage.Therefore, to take a look and plugged in our Snap-On engine code reader. The code that came up was a KFU engine code. Which related to the camshaft sensor. The camshaft sensor is located to the rear right hand side of the engine.Of course, at the side of the air box, and is difficult to spot as you can see on one of the pictures.

The  sensor is an important part in the evolution of the modern car engine. The sensor helps your car run smoothly. Hence, can be difficult to find. As we found out in this Peugeot 206. The Camshaft Sensor operates from magnets. The sensor collects information about the camshaft speed of the car. The information that it gathers is sent to the car computer. Which in turn works out the timing of the ignition. Consequently, the timing of the fuel required by the engine through the fuel injection system. The information that is sent by this sensor is vital. For the engine to work correctly.

Camshaft Sensor

Ryan pointing out the position of the faulty camshaft sensor

The Peugeot camshaft sensor in your car can become weak

for some reason and then sends out an intermittent signal to the car computer thus causing the car not to run properly as in the case of this ladies car. Ryan Linton then proceeded to change the faulty Camshaft Sensor with Peugeot Parts and then cleared the codes in the car computer. This did the trick and the car was running smoothly and back to normal, a job well done.

Eric Roberts

Recharging EV Batteries-Industry Rises – New York Times

New York Times
A Recharging EV Batteries Industry Rises
New York Times
Such public charging has an advantage over the 240-volt charger that a car owner can install in a garage or car port, said Michael D.

 

eric roberts‘s insight:

Recharging EV Batteries but EV batteries may not be here to stay?

It seems that Americans are throwing billions of dollars in the production of electric car, now they are expanding the car battery

charger market. In the article by the New York Times it explains the way that the USA is going towards in this direction.

I live in the North of the UK at it appears that we are miles behind in the establishment of Battery charging stations in our towns and cities. There is a website that shows EV drivers where their electric cars can be charged up, but to date I have only seen the Battery Charging Stations in the Cheshire city of Chester, where there are three of them in one spot, a local hotel.Recharging EV Batteries

We do have companies that manufacture charging stations; one of them is Schneider Electric’s EV Link fast charge stations…http://www.schneider-electric.co.uk/sites/uk/en/products-services/electrical-distribution/products-offer/ev-link-charging-solutions/electric-vehicle-fast-charging-infrastructures/ev-link-fast-charger.page   that can charge 80% of the Car Batteries in less than 30 minutes. These Recharging EV Batteries stations can be bought for home use or for use by businesses and the Electric Vehicles owners will be able to easily and safely charge their vehicles, without any risk of exceeding their supply contract and in the most environmental friendly manner.

The UK also has web site that shows electric car owners where to find the car  batteries charging points to recharge their cars batteries

the web site is http://www.nextgreencar.com/electric-cars/charging-points.php it also tells you other valuable information, such as the number of fast charging sites, it now states that we have 3035 fast charging sites in the UK, alright if you are near one?

The big problem here in the UK is that the public have not taken the electric car to their heart, they do not seem interested. According to the figures only just over 1000 cars were sold in the UK in year ending in October 2011 and figures for up to October 2012 were even worse at 950 cars, these figures are measly

Recharging EV Batteries

A Renault Twizy at a charging station in Rome Italy

compared to 981,000 diesel cars sold and 934,000 petrol cars sold in the same period… Read more: http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/experts/article-2243534/How-does-cost-charge-electric-car-home.html#ixzz2kpbrHF3a

In my opinion the bottom line is that it is too early just to go out and buy a so called green car because you care about the” greenhouse effect “on our planet. The reason being that there

Recharging EV Batteries

Filling a Toyota Hydrogen cell vehicle

are many new technologies that will be coming onto the market in the next few years that will not run solely on batteries , but use other mechanical methods to lower the emissions, the new technology that is coming out of Peugeot looks a good alternative and Toyota are looking into Nitrogen powered engines, so it will be very interesting to say the least.

Eric Roberts…www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk
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Eric Roberts

Hi I would like to introduce myself. I have worked in the Garage and tyre and Battery business now for 40 years. 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.

Hybrid Car That Runs on Air-New Peugeot Invention Better Than Batteries?:

 

Hybrid Car

New Peugeot Invention Better Than Batteries: A Hybrid Car That Runs on Air This new development from Peugeot-Citroen is yet another big development to compete… (RT @AutoSocial: JB Floyd liked JB Floyd’s blog post New Peugeot Invention Better Than …

Eric Roberts says…

The new cars should be fitted with normal batteries

Peugeot Citroen has had scientists and engineers. Therefore, locked away for the past two or three years. Because, they have come up with a car that is unique. Consequently, and will form the backbone of  Hybrid Car the cars of the future. Hence,without the use of Lithium-ion batteries. The new concept will be called the “Hybrid Air”. For this reason, the car will have a new Petrol and air hybrid drive-train. Thus, combined with a new modular platform. Furthermore, a completely new concept in car engineering. Specifically, a competitor for battery driven hybrid cars. That we see coming out of Japan and the USA.

The new Hybrid Car will have petrol engine. Hence, to drive in normal condition out of town driving. But when the car is driving in towns and cities. Thus, at below 43mph. For this reason, a hydraulic pump operated by compressed air takes over the petrol engine.Moreover, powers the car along with zero emissions. Plus and will be started by  conventional Car Batteries. Moreover, this Hybrid Car will also have an automatic gearbox.In addition, the transmission, pump and motor will be in the engine bay. Subsequently, with the compressed air tank running between the front seats. Simultaneously, the compressed air is used to drive the hydraulic motor. Which transfers the power to the front wheels. Therefore driving the Hybrid Car along.

Hybrid Car

Having been a garage owner for all my life.  I hope that they have thought of the problems that compressed air can have. Hence, people who work in the motor trade. Know too well about leaking pipes and the build-up of water. So that can cause problems later in the cars life say when the car is two or three years old, but then again I can remember when hydraulic oil pipes were first introduced and the older mechanics said they would never catch on, and we all know the rest.

The new Hybrid Car is expected to be shown in 2016. Hence, and will used on the Peugeot 208 or the Citroen C3 models. The new Hybrid Car will be expected to return fuel figures of over 95 mpg with very low emissions of 68g per kilometer.

Eric Roberts…www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk

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Cheap Car batteries-A Place Where You Can Get A Good Deal On Your Car Batteries

Looking for cheap batteries for your car? Here are some excellent tips to keep in mind to find cheap car batteries.

eric roberts‘s insight:

Cheap Car batteries and Quality

 

Most motorists are looking for  cheap car batteries at the moment, but you can get quality car batteries at a cheap price. The main thing to start with is the reliability of the company and can you trust them if you have a problem. Also to keep your side of the bargain are you honest about the correct use of the battery. One guy recently bought a battery to use on a go-kart and did not charge it in between races then complained that the battery was faulty; we get many similar cases like this. So if you are buying a battery for your car fair enough, but if you are using it for other reasons, you will have void the warranty, because we have no way of knowing that the battery was correctly charged, as a good working car would do.

the driving force behind start-stop. – VARTA Automotive

Going back to where I was, cheap car batteries are not always the best option. If you are selling the car then it would be a good idea to fit the cheap car battery, but if you are intending to keep your car then you should look for the best name that you can afford. You would be surprised at the variation of battery makes that are out there in the market place, the choice that we have is fantastic, so make the right choice for your car.

Another point to consider is the choice of Car Batteries for the later models that are full of electrics. If you own this type of car then it is important that you stick to the same powered battery that was fitted as original equipment. Do not skimp for a less powerful battery. Even the newer Peugeots can now come with electric doors and stop-start technology, so be smart and choose a well-known make such as Lucas car batteries or Varta batteries, both made in

Cheap Car batteries

Fitting a new Lucas car battery after the original failed to start and would not jump off, cheap car batteries are not always the answer

Europe by Johnson Controls the World’s largest battery manufacturers, supplying a top class product and all the time creating better battery products for today’s greener car technology. You could also go for Tungstone batteries made by Global batteries.  As I have said previously the cheapest is not always the best and go with an established company where you know that any future problems will be solved.

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

Eric Roberts

Hi I would like to introduce myself. I have worked in the Garage and tyre and Battery business now for 40 years. 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.

 

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Hybrid Car-That Runs on Air-Pressure and Not Batteries

Peugeot’s new technology will get you 117 miles per gallon. (Better Than Batteries: A Hybrid Car That Runs on Air http://t.co/3wz2KXjhlo)

 

eric roberts‘s insight:

New technology to compete with the big batteries Hybridshybrid car,peugoet batteries

This new development from Peugeot-Citroen is yet another big development to compete with the massive batteries and price tag of the earlier hybrid car. The beauty about this car is that the engine is almost a standard type engine that uses petrol (gasoline) and will be started by a standard Battery System along with uprated gearbox and special hydraulics. This is great news for us independent garage owners as it will give us a chance to repair these cars when they arrive in the aftermarket a few years down the line, a thing that I don’t believe will happen with the huge Lithium-Ion battery driven cars, that are to be leased to their owners.

The new hybrid car will be driven by the conventional engine when traveling any distance, but will reverts to the “Air power” when driving in cities and towns, when the air system will be activated when the car does less than 43 mph. It is also expected that the car will be capable of producing an average of just less than 129 miles to the gallon with upgrades towards 2020. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2266632/Car-runs-air-coming-soon-Peugeot-Citroen-unveil-new-117mpg-

The first hybrid car using this technology is expected to on the smaller Peugeot 206 ; although I don’t think that a decision has yet been made. The price of these new cars is going to be about £1000.00 cheaper than today’s battery powered hybrids. The hybrid car has been a closely guarded secret and has been under development for almost three years now at a research centre not far from the south of Paris. The car is expected to be a great success and will help the giant French car company to retain its place in the technology driven hybrid car market. The car will also use  standard batteries and will look no different to the standard models that we see today, as I said previously this will be a car that we can all service in the future which is good news for the independent garages out there.

To bring this article further forward, Peugeot , the French automaker revealed its Hybrid Air technology will be further revealed later this year at the Paris Motor Show. The vehicle that the new technology will be demonstrated on will be the Peugoet 208 hybrid car and not the Peugeot 206 that i stated earlier. This version of the Hybrid Air design will offer the car makers a fuel economy distance of 117 miles per gallon, which is an improvement on the figures that they announced last year. I believe that this technology could be a winner and will not involve the suspect lithium-Ion batteries, that other car makers are relying on.

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

Eric Roberts

Hi I would like to introduce myself. I have worked in the Garage and tyre and Cheap leisure Battery business now for 40 years. 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.

 

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Dual Mass Flywheel-changed to Solid Flywheel on Peugeot 307

Dual Mass Flywheel

Peugeot 307 Dual Mass Flywheel change? Or was it

Dual Mass Flywheel

New Dual Mass Flywheel fitted in place

If you are the owner of a Peugeot 307. Then if you’re DMF( dual mass flywheel) starts to play up on you. Thus, you may like to know.That an alternative solid flywheel and clutch is available. Hence, as a cheaper replacement.

 

We at Pellonautocentre here in Halifax UK recently did just that. Consequently, one of our customers asked us to road test his car. Because he suspected that his clutch was on the way out. As a result, sure enough it had gone.Unfortunately, when we checked the clutch out. The car had a Dual Mass Flywheel clutch fitted.

He brought in the car and we split the gearbox to get to the clutch.Sure enough it was fitted with a Dual Mass Flywheel.It comes as a big shock to the hard up customers. Thus, that these expensive clutches are fitted to a regular type family saloon. For this reason, we knew that some of these Dual Mass Flywheel units could be replaced. By a standard solid flywheel and clutch. So, we made a few inquiries. Sure enough there was a normal replacement for this model. Peugeot 307 takes a normal solid flywheel and clutch. Consequently, not the- dual mass flywheel -originally fitted

Dual Mass Flywheel

We gave the customer the choice. However, I think the fact that it was going to cost him much less for the solid flywheel. Swung it in the solid flywheels favour. The standard one was fitted. Finally, the job was completed. Afterwards, the customer went away a bit better off and very happy.

After looking into this a little bit further. Mainly into Peugeot forums on the internet. I discovered that most forum contributors. Subsequently, say that it is all-right to carry out this conversion with only a couple saying to stick to the original Dual Mass Flywheel system, it is a case of “pay your money and take your chance”.

To show you how a Dual Mass Flywheel Failure works I have added a link to a good you-tube video please take a look…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MfNjARZc5Wo

Dual Mass Flywheels were invented to smooth out gear changes on diesel cars, I think this was originally in Germany by BMW in association with LUK clutches.

Dual Mass Flywheel-Lady with RAV4 complained that her car would not pull very well

On the same day we had a lady motorist turn up complaining that her Toyota RAV4 would not pull very well and there was a rattling noise coming from underneath her car these were typical Dual Mass Flywheel Symptoms .

We put the car on a ramp (lift) and sure enough the car had a broken Dual Mass Flywheel. Because the car was not performing well with a suspected Dual Mass Flywheel Failure, the lady decided not to go for a cheaper replacement and we went on to fit a new LUK full DMF replacement. The car and the lady owner went away a happy customer knowing that we had cured her Toyota RAV4 Problems. This just shows two sides of the story, one guy wanted a cheaper job doing on his Peugeot 307 and the Lady wanted the correct replacement for her RAV4, it is always good to give the customer the choice.

Duel Mass Flywheel

Peugeot clutch

 

Article by Eric Roberts…www.pellonautocentre.com

 

Peugeot 407 Shock Absorber-fitted to the Front Roll Link- Peugeot 407

Peugeot 407 Shock Absorber

Peugeot 407 Shock Absorber;  Designed to make the car more stable (and it worked)

Peugeot 407 Shock Absorber

Peugeot 407 SW new and old part showing clearly where the shocker fits

One of the reasons for this unusual front suspension design was to improve the handling a suspension to make the driving experience more dynamic. The design really worked , the front roll link has a type of bolt on the ball-joint, which holds the Peugeot 407 Shock Absorber on, as you can see more clearly on the picture, this assembly is known as the “double wishbone and a linked carrier hub”, this along with a modified rear suspension with the shock absorbers inclined to the rear of the 407, helps to optimise the width of the cars boot,and also gives the 407 much more improved handling and driver and passenger comfort. Indeed the New Peugeot 407 is now praised for its ride and handling. Personally I am not sure about the part been made out of an alloy type metal, as far as longevity goes, but only time will tell.

http://www.pellonautocentre.com/shock-absorbers-2/Other car models in general usually have the roll-bar fixed to a bracket. The car in the picture failed the MOT test, because the part failed, but the new part was readily available from the main dealers and the Peugeot 407 Shock Absorber was on its way after a re-test.

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“This specification consists of axles that make extensive use of lightweight aluminium alloy for enhanced performance:

Altogether a more stable car with its new suspension system the Peugeot 407 Shock Absorber.

Peugeot 407 Shock Absorber

Peugeot part after fitting

Article written by Eric Roberts…www.pellonautocentre.com

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 Dunlop tyres online from our website www.pellonautocentre.com . Hence, by using the tyre selector and choosing your tyre size. As a result, we offer courtesy cars to local motorists who need to go to work . Leaving their car with us for work doing. Official MOT testing station and are members of Motor-codes. Of course, who carry out checks for high standard of equipment and workmanship.

 

 

Peugeot 206 Estate Clutch-Peugeot 206 Estate comes in for a new clutch fitting

Post updated  2/2/2014

At least there was not a Duel mass Flywheel on this Peugeot 206

The recovery wagon has been busy bringing in broken down cars this week. The owner of this Peugeot 206 estate 2003 model says that they “could smell burning”, and then the car stopped with a bang ?.

Peugeot 206 Estate Clutch

Peugeot 206 Estate Clutch flywheel ready for new clutch plate fitting

This Peugeot 206 Estate Clutch had been going for some while but the driver is deaf and could not here the clutch slipping. Anyway the job would be done by our main man Ryan. The job is a straight forward one and the new Peugeot 206 Estate Clutch was fitted and working in a few hours.

The Peugeot 206 Estate Clutch was collected by the customer the same day and a good job done.

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Peugeot 206 Estate Clutch

Peugeot 206 Estate Clutch burned out clutch plate removed

”Recently it got to the point where the noise from a worn out clutch thrust got on my nerves, so it had to be changed. I had a local mechanic in Spain (where the car is kept) change the complete clutch assembly and cable. The cable was a genuine Peugeot part (or so I’m told) but the rest of the assembly was not”… http://www.honestjohn.co.uk/forum/post/index.htm?t=90831

Post compiled by Eric Robertswww.mot-halifax.co.uk

 

Eric Roberts

Hi I would like to introduce myself. I have worked in the Garage and tyre and Battery business now for 40 years. I have worked for a couple for national tyre companies in my younger days, before starting my first business. I now own a company 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 MotorCodes and are also a Unipart Car Care Centre.

Centre-Less Wheel Balancing-Can be a pain in the neck for some Peugeot owners?

Centre-Less Wheel Balancing

Here in Halifax we pride ourselves to be able to do all balancing including Centre-Less Wheel Balancing

Just a short article about the recent occurrence of certain alloys, on cars having NO wheel centres. These are known as requiring Centre-Less Wheel Balancing; this is because the wheel has no centre, just a solid piece of alloy.

The wheel will not fit onto a wheel balancing machine without a special adapter on which we bolt the wheel before we balance it and can be very time-consuming?.It can be a very long job. Hence, often taking up to an hour to set the whole thing up and then carry out the balancing.  We, therefore, base the charge on an hourly rate, the same as we would for a mechanical job.

The customers that have this type of wheels fitted. Naturally, are not very pleased. Some of them think that we are pulling the wool over their eyes. Of course, that is until we show them the problem. Then, that is usually the end of the matter. But unless someone else can come up with a better solution, then this is the way that we have to do it.

Centre-Less Wheel Balancing

This does not usually prove a problem to the cars owner. But does become a problem when new tyres are fitted. So, and the wheels require balancing. Normal type wheels fit onto balancing machines through a spindle and the wheel is tightened on the balancer by means of the large locking nut , similar to the type of things used on Formula 1 cars to change a wheel.

The problem came when French car makers Peugeot and Citroen brought out new models. Including, a wheel that had No centres. Therefore, making the wheels impossible to balance.

However, this meant that the Dynamic Balancing machine manufacturers such as Hofmann UK had to make special attachments to their balancing machines that were able to balance these unusual centre-less wheels . This meant that the time to balance these Alloy Wheels more than doubled because of time it took to bolt the wheels onto the machine.

Some tyre dealers opted out of the new equipment needed for Centre-Less Wheel Balancing

Centre-Less Wheel Balancing

Centre-Less Wheel Balancing-Aaron balancing

We at Pellon tyres have always believed in the correct equipment for the job and bought the equipment required to balance these special wheels. We can balance all types of centre-less wheels from all models of cars . www.pellonautocentre.com

 

Kumho Tyres Finish First- Peugeot Team First and second in “VLN Race Series”.

Kumho Tyres Finish First

Kumho Tyres Finish First;Peugeot 207”s diesel finish in the first two positions on Kumho tyres

Kumho Tyres Finish First

Kumho Tyres Finish First

Peugeot team Nokia continues to dominate the diesel category in the Nurburgring-based VLN race series. The Kumho Tyres Finish First shod Peugeot 207 coupes finishing 1st and 2nd in the 6 out of 10 round championship in the diesel class of the race since the beginning of the season.

The South Korean tyre makers  used the wet weather tyres to help achieve pole position for the 207 s to cross the qualifying line in pole positions. The first to finish was driven by the trio of Bohrer, Cailliet and Jurgen Nett. Cailliets white car achieved the fastest lap of 9.41 minutes round the 12.9-mile circuit. This was achieved by improved suspension and steering and of course the use of these tyres, Kumho Tyres Finish First on wet weather tyres and dry weather tyres.

Four rounds to go for Kumho tyres

The Kumho team are very pleased with the performance of their tyres. Both in wet and dry conditions. With only 4 rounds to go they are looking forward to the 6-hour race. All the experience that is gained. From such motorsport inclusions is passed on to making Kumho tyres . One of the best and most forward thinking tyre companies in the World. This is used to make a quality product used on to-day’s road cars. Driven by all of us in everyday uses. More product info can be gained from their website, Kumho tyres can be purchased from Pellon Tyre and Autocentre offers car and van servicing and repairs to all makes of vehicles. Tyre developments for the everyday motorists include the  KU39 and the Ecsta Le Sports KU39 and not forgetting the  KH17 .

Kumho rallying

Kumho is also competing well in the 2015 rally season, with a strong showing on the Galway Rally,

Many of the competitors were to choose Kumho rally tyres. This resulted in Kumho Tyres Finish First. Indeed, the top three finishers using Kumho tyres. They were, Declan Gallagher (Toyota Starlet), Michael Conlon (Ford Escort) and John Lynch (Ford Escort). It was also a good result in the historic rally car event. Which was won by Ernie Graham driving the Kumho-shod Ford Escort.

More rally informational updates from the Kumho motorsport website …

“Billy Coleman Young Driver Of The Year 2014’ Dean Raftery had never driven a WRC car before achieving a memorable 6th place overall on last weekend’s (February 6-8) Colm Quinn BMW Galway Rally at the wheel of a Kumho Tyres Finish First-shod BMW Mini. The result was all the more remarkable for the fact that he and co-driver Mark Kane had dropped as low as 18th on the opening day, following time lost to a loose water pipe. Undeterred, the 23-year-old put in a remarkably mature drive, setting a string of top five stage times to finish just four places behind the sister Mini of his illustrious team-mate, five-times Irish rally champion Eugene Donnelly. Raftery’s Colm Quinn-sponsored car was prepared by McGeehan Motorsport and ran on Kumho CO3 and TW02 rally tyres supplied by local motorsport dealer, Ears Motorsport Ireland”.

Pellon Tyres are members of Unipart Car Care centres. Give a Nationwide guarantee for all our work and parts. They also sell tyres online from our website www.pellontyres.co.uk ,Simply by using the tyre selector and choosing your tyre size. Courtesy cars are on offer to local motorists.Thus, whoKumho Tyres Finish First go to work and leave their car with us for work doing. We are also an official MOT testing station. Together with being members of Motorcodes. Motorcodes carry out checks for a high standard of equipment and workmanship.