We provide car and van maintenance for all makes of vehicle. We guarantee a first class service at an affordable price. Our technicians are trained on the latest technologies and have the most up-to-date diagnostic equipment to pinpoint any faults in your vehicle as quickly and accurately as possible.
We use the manufacturer’s latest diagnostic and technical information systems to service and maintain your vehicle.
We can service your car to the manufacturer’s specification or you can use one of our menu priced services if your annual mileage is low. Just give us a call and we will discuss the options with you.
General repairs can range from the everyday car servicing needs like brake pads to the not so frequent thing like clutch and exhaust repair or replacement. We are able to offer the following repairs in our workshop and cover most makes and models.
Regardless of the repair you require ANDY SHORE GARAGE will be able to help you.
Exhaust repairs and replacement
Tyre maintenance and fitting
CV joints and gaiters
MOT legal requirements
Air condition system service and repairs
Bodywork and paint repairs
All vehicle electrical repairs
Our technicians are trained on the latest technologies and have the most up-to-date diagnostic equipment to pinpoint any faults on your car as quickly and accurately as possible. Any parts needing to be replaced will be of the same quality as those that were originally fitted to your vehicle.
Diagnostics of the following systems on all makes and models:
• Engine Management
• Body Control
• Braking systems
• Air Conditioning
If you suspect you have a clutch problem just call in and one of our technicians can check and advise you.
We will inspect and report to you the remaining life of the brake pads or linings, check your brake fluid and carry out a full brake efficiency test.
A smooth ride starts with a well-maintained suspension and steering system. We provide inspections, repairs, and replacements to keep you on the road.
A properly functioning exhaust system ensures your car runs quietly and efficiently. We provide exhaust system inspections, repairs, and replacements. At Andy Shore Garage we have been fitting exhaust systems to cars and light vans for over 30 years. If we don’t have the correct exhaust in stock we can normally have it within the hour, so no waiting around. For a free check and competitive quote give us a call.
Our service covers:
· Air Conditioner service
· Anti Bacterial treatment
· Leak testing
· Diagnostic and repair
· System flushing
· Fault code check and reset
Many do not realise that their vehicle’s Air Conditioning system should be recharged at least once every two years and as an air con recharge does not make up part of a general service, if your vehicle is more than two years old it’s potentially the case that you require an air con recharge now.
We offer 2 levels of service ranging from a foundation level in car recharge to a comprehensive service, clean and recharge.
We have been repairing car and light van bodywork and paint for over 30 years. We are fully equipped to handle whatever minor car body repairs your car needs.
• Bumper repairs
• Car scratches including vandal scratches and stone chips
• Revitalizing tired car paint work
• Alloy wheel repairs
• Free Estimates
Timing Belt replacement tends to be thought of as an expensive exercise that appears to make little difference to how a car runs, but the outlay is both worthwhile and essential. Timing belt failure will often mean catastrophic engine damage and much greater cost not to mention the inconvenience.
The moving internal parts of an engine are kept apart by millimetres, often while rotating at high speed, which demands a precise degree of synchronisation. A cam or timing belt is a rubber belt which without routine maintenance, can fail suddenly and without warning.
Timing belts tend to operate other components, the condition of which affect the belt’s life. Excessive slack may be compensated for by one or two tensioners and idlers. Over time their bearings may dry out causing a squeak or even seize, bowing the timing belt from its pulleys and causing extensive engine damage with bent valves and even holed pistons. Many engines also use the timing belt to drive the water pump which can also seize with the same consequences as a failed tensioner.
Most car manufacturers specify time and mileage intervals but these stipulations are for whatever arises first. If your car is 10 years old but has covered only 10,000 miles and the manufacturer’s interval is 10 years or 100,000 miles, do not try to eke out the belt’s life further, because the belt’s life deteriorates with the passing of time.
Belt failure can cause the pistons to collide with the inlet and exhaust valves which will cause them to be bent. In some cases pistons can be holed, cylinder heads damaged and camshafts broken. To repair a severely damaged modern engine, the cost will be in the several thousands of pounds.
In many cases a driver will not notice any difference in the car’s performance after a timing belt change, but fortunately most people realise that the extra peace of mind is well worth the periodic outlay.If you are in any doubt about whether your car has a timing belt or whether it is due for replacement please give Andy Shore Garage a call and put your mind at rest.
MOT Testing is a legal requirement for all vehicles over 3 years old with the purpose of making sure your car meets the minimum safety requirements.
Without a valid MOT your car tax and insurance become invalidated and your car may not be roadworthy. It is therefore important that you make sure your MOT certificate is in date and that you book your next MOT test before your current MOT expires, you can do this up to one month before the end of your current MOT certificate.
Our testers are fully qualified and certified by the governing body VOSA
We have the latest Automated Test Lane which means we can complete your test in just 40 minutes.