Servicing

It is the summer season and lovely warm temperatures, long holiday drives and summer storms, so it is no surprise that problems arise with our cars at this time of year. Many people presume that winter is the worst season for breakdowns, but that is not the case. All seasons come with an equal chance of car disaster. By making sure you get your car serviced and perform general maintenance checks before long journeys, you should avoid the worst of summer related car issues.

With the hot weather now with us, it is a good idea to familiarise yourself with common vehicle issues you may experience so you can spot the signs early. If you are wondering why the rising temperatures can have a negative effect on engines, read on for some of the most common car problems we fix here at Pontypool Accident and Repair Centre.

Air Conditioning Repairs

The continuous heat causes air conditioning systems to be tested to their absolute limits. Even on cooler days it can seem impossible to lower the temperature inside vehicles. However, air conditioning systems are very complex and there are a few issues which can arise with them. Leaks, for example, can be avoided by getting the air conditioning service done regularly. If it does break, topping up every couple of years will keep it as efficient as possible. This will also prevent any bad odours and make sure the system is not releasing any harmful pollutants into the atmosphere

Engine Overheating Problems

Traffic jams, long journeys and hot weather are a recipe for disaster. It is easy for many engines to overheat but there are ways prevent it from happening. Check the cooling fan is in use, and the coolant levels are correct to keep the engine at a safe temperature. If you think your engine may be prone to overheating, visit the PARC garage to get it checked out by a mechanic. We can then be able to advise if any parts need replacing. Your car can dangerously overheat so always keep an eye on the engine temperature on hot days.

Tyre Puncture Accidents

Did you know that hot roads can put more pressure on tyres? High temperatures can also worsen any current damage to tyres, meaning punctures are quite common during the summer. Check the tyre pressure regularly! If the pressure is dropping quickly then you may have a slow puncture, the PARC garage can sort this for you… You should also ensure the tyre tread doesn’t fall below the legal limit of 1.6mm.

It is also safe to keep a spare tire in the back of your vehicle, especially for long journeys. Extra weight in the car from passengers and luggage can also cause tyre problems, including punctures which cannot be repaired. Don’t get stranded in the middle of nowhere – make sure you have a spare tyre to use in emergencies! Callout breakdown services often struggle to locate a new tyre for your car, so it also saves a lot of time by keeping a spare tire.

Bodywork damage

There is often roadworks and resurfacing going on around summer, which could cause damage to the exterior of your car. Stay within the recommended speed limit when driving through road work zones, to prevent loose stones and debris from hitting and scratching the bodywork. Bodywork damage is usually totally preventable if you stay aware on the roads and drive within the speed limit.

The hot months are just as challenging as winter for our vehicles – so stay alert and take measures to avoid these common summer problems. If you are relying on your car for holidays, summer road trips or to get you to those special occasions such as weddings or festivals, then you really need to stay on top of vehicle maintenance and have it looked at by a professional mechanic if you have any concerns. We are only a phone call away here at Pontypool Accident and Repair Garage.

Clutch Replacement

The way we drive in the summer can have an adverse effect on the clutch. Sitting in slow moving traffic, towing an extra vehicle or driving on unfamiliar remote roads takes a toll on the clutch. The good news is that a clutch rarely fails out of the blue – there will be warning signs to watch out for. These could be a high clutch bite or the pedal feeling heavy. If you can feel your clutch changing then it’s always a good idea to get it checked out, especially if you have long journeys planned.

The hot months are just as challenging as winter for our vehicles – so stay alert and take measures to avoid these common problems. If at any point you do find yourself in a pickle, call Pontypool Accident & Repair Centre on 01495 769700 and we’ll be happy to help!

A recent online survey revealed that over 72% of UK motorists prefer to visit an independent car garage over a main dealership for all their car’s maintenance needs. Those surveyed listed the benefits of each option, and the survey found that British motorists preferred independent garage businesses because of many factors involving cost, service, and staff.

Why You Should Use Pontypool Accident And Repair Centre?

Independent Garage Pontypool

Independent car garages are renowned for having lower prices and better deals on car maintenance repairs than main dealer garages. This is helped by the fact that independent mechanics are open to offers; meaning you may be able to haggle on prices to obtain a cheaper deal or service.

Local Garage Services Pontypool

A lot of the surveyed gave local as their reason for choosing an independent car garage. Motorists often prefer to give smaller, independently run companies their business, rather than big corporations where small car repairs make little difference to their profits.

Personal Garage Service

Choosing a local independent car garage for your maintenance needs, you will find that your service is more bespoke and tailored to you and your car. Main car dealerships are very busy and see a lot of customers, they are unlikely to give you this level of personalised attention.

Friendlier Staff

At Parc Ltd Group, we are passionate about assisting our local community and maintaining our family values. Whether you’re a regular customer or bringing your car in for a one-off repair, we will be sure to make you feel at home.

Value For Money Garage Services

One of the main issue’s motorists incur when they visit main dealerships is that they are often convinced that certain parts or repairs are necessary when they are not. Mechanics at main dealerships are specially trained to upsell, whereas independent garages simply advise you on what you need.

Local Mechanics Near Me

Although a dealership may seem more outwardly professional, if you take your car to an independent garage you are able to talk face-to-face with the mechanic servicing your vehicle. A lot of customers choose local garages precisely because they know the mechanics personally and feel like their service can be trusted – in many cases they have bringing their car to that garage for years.

South Wales Garage Services

Main car dealerships are rarely on your doorstep – you may have to travel to the next town or city centre. Independent car garages are often located in villages and small towns, perfect for when you need a repair quickly and without having to travel far.

Contact Pontypool Accident And Repair Centre

So, if you require further information from our specialist garage service, give us a call on 01495 769700. One of our expert mechanics or technicians will be on hand to offer their knowledgeable advice on any queries you may have. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Pontypool Accident and Repair Centre is your local car servicing expert in Pontypool, our experienced motor technicians are trained to the highest standard. Servicing your car at PARC could offer big savings compared to using a main dealer.

Why A Car Service Is Vital

Regularly servicing your car means that you are more likely to have a car that runs smoothly and efficiently and minimises the risk of it breaking down and incurring unexpected repair bills. You may think you can save money by not servicing your car, but in reality a service can pick up smaller issues with parts of the car where standard wear and tear require a little minor maintenance but, when left, can fast become a costly major repair or replacement.

There are two types of service for your car, which one you need will depend on your car’s mileage, age and when your previous service was carried out.

What Is An Interim Car Service?

An interim service at Pontypool Accident and Repair Centre includes several checks, parts changes and fluid top-ups. The changes include engine oil and oil filter, in addition wheel nut torque is checked and adjusted where necessary. We will also check and change the tyre pressure and top up the clutch fluid, power steering reservoir, brake fluid level and windscreen washer if required.

We will also perform checks on other parts of the car, including tyre tread depth, brake discs and brake pads. If any additional work is required on these parts we will get in touch with you before carrying out any additional work to make sure that you are aware of any additional costs that are incurred when carrying out the work.

What Is A Full Service?

A full service at PARC Ltd Group includes many additional comprehensive checks throughout the vehicle compared to the interim service. In addition to the checks, there are fluid top-ups and changes included. These include the air filter which is replaced based on the mileage and vehicle usage. Additional checks and top-ups include your coolant / antifreeze strength, the gearbox fluid, clutch fluid and axle oil. All checks and tops-ups depend on your specific vehicle and manufacturer guidelines. We will also check spark plugs during a Full Service and change them based on the mileage and manufacturer specification if required.

If the checks during a full service uncover any further work or parts that are required, we will always contact you before doing anything that incurs any additional costs so that you are aware of everything and you have no nasty surprises

You can book your service online by online or by calling 01495 769700

Car Servicing Pontypool

Whether you need vehicle repairs, an MOT test or car recovery, our friendly team can meet all of your requirements. We are proud to be Which? Trusted Traders, so you will always receive the best service! Our fully-qualified technicians have years of experience in their areas of expertise, and we use modern, state of the art equipment and tools.