Car Service & Car Servicing
Car Services & Car Servicing in Durham
Come and visit us and we are sure you will agree that our services are second to none, Repairing Cars for over 20 Years, Over 13 Thousand Genuine Facebook Likes (to-date) and Reviews, With all of the latest diagnostic equipment – more than any other garage in durham
Wether your looking for a Car Service or MOT we can help, With professional and fully qualified technicians your car will be on the road fully safety inspected in no time.
We can help you with Car Servicing and MOTs for both Petrol and Diesel Cars and Vans from the most advanced garage and our fully equipped premises in durham we are able to offer you the following service where in each case, you, the customer, are number one.
Currently offering our customers:
• Servicing all types of cars & vans (petrol / diesel)
• All Repairs
• Pre-MOT inspections
• Timing belt service
• Oil changes
• Mechanical & Electrical problems
• Brake & Clutch problems
• Advance Diagnostics
• Engine Remapping
• Dpf Problems
• 2wd Rolling Road
• Alternator, Battery & Starter motors
• No job too small!
With County Durham most advance garage for vehicle diagnostics.
We specialise in advanced vehicle diagnostics so you know your car is in safe hands, not like others who only have a fault code reader with very little knowledge or quallifictaions, Our range of services makes us truly unique to our area.
Add to that our knowledge and dedication, and you will see why we are so highly respected from the public to the main dealers.
Our client base is predominately from repeated business and we believe this is due to us providing a great service from start to finish on our services we supply, With a extensive experience of the automotive market, North East Remaps is well placed to be able to deliver unique, yet pragmatic solutions to your problems, informing and assisting in your decision-making
A Car service is a fundamental part of looking after your vehicle. A Car service will not only help your car run at its optimum, it will make your vehicle more efficient which could save you money and be safer to drive.
A car service is where a professional mechanic puts your car through a series of checks and tests.
These checks and tests go way beyond the MoT, which really only checks to make sure your car is basically safe and road worthy.
Interim Car Service
An interim car service should be carried out every 6 months or 6,000 miles.
This will keep your car safe and roadworthy in-between full services.
Full Car Service
Full car service checklist
A full car service should be carried out every 12,000 miles or 12 months to keep your car maintained correctly.
It is important to have a full service carried out as a trained mechanic could spot damage early and prevent further costs if something were to go wrong with your car.
It is unlikely that you will be able to spot any potential problems yourself.
A car service if done regularly, will prolong the life of the car and it’s parts, save you money, reduce the risk of breaking down and make your car a safer drive.
All cars have a car service schedule – filters, fluids, belts, brakes, pads, spark plugs and many other components need to be changed at specific intervals.
Not all car services are the same.
You may find the garage you take your car to offers different types of car service such as an interim car service, a full service and a major car service.
If you take your car to be serviced annually, or if the car you have bought has been serviced regularly, then a full service will service.
If your car hasn’t been service for over a year then go for a major service.
Car Servicing should include the following:
Check handbrake for operation and travel
Check operation of exterior lights
Check ABS warning lights for correct operation
Check heater plug indicator (Diesel)
Check for correct clutch operation
Top up battery if applicable and check security
Check and top up brake and clutch fluid
Check windscreen wipers
Check windscreen washer operations and top up
Check / top-up power steering reservoir where applicable
Check coolant and antifreeze strength and top up
Check condition and tension of fan / alternator belt. Adjust if necessary
Check condition, tension and adjust as required auxiliary drive belts (excluding timing/cam belt)
Replace oil filter
Drain engine oil and refill (special or synthetic oils subject to additional charge)
Check and top up gearbox oil where applicable
Check and top up axle oil where applicable
Check and top up automatic transmission fluids where applicable
Check for general oil leaks
Check wheel bearings for play or noise
Check steering / suspension components for wear and corrosion
Check steering rack gaitors if applicable
Check shock absorbers for operation
Remove front wheels and check discs / drums for wear, cracks, corrosion and scoring
Check brake pads for wear or damage
Check calipers for leaks and operation
Remove rear wheels and check drums / discs for wear, cracks, corrosion and scoring
Check brake shoes for wear or damage
Inspect wheel cylinders for leaks and operation
Visually check brake hydraulic system, pipes and hoses for leaks, chafing and corrosion
Check security of hand brake linkages, lubricate if applicable
Adjust handbrake if required
Check propshaft / drive shaft and joints
Check drive shaft gaiters for security and leaks
Inspect exhaust system for leaks security and noise
Check tyre condition, tread depth and record readings (including spare)
Check and adjust tyre pressures (including spare)
Check wheels for correct balance (including spare)
Set wheel nut torque to manufacturer’s settings
Reset vehicle service light where applicable
Carry out battery test
Check condition of fuel lines
Visual inspection of HT lead
Visual inspection of distributor cap
Visual inspection of rotor arm if applicable
Replace Spark plugs if applicable (platinum, long life or multi electrode plugs subject to extra charge)
Replace air filter element
Replace diesel fuel filter
Check smoke emissions visually (Diesel)
Lubricate throttle linkage if applicable
Check radiator for leaks
Check condition of radiator cap
Check coolant hoses for leaks and condition
Check expansion bottle and cap for leak
Check electric cooling fan for operation where applicable
Test and report brake fluid boiling point (if applicable)
Lubricate bonnet catch
Lubricate accessible door / hinges if required
Grease steering / suspension and propshaft if applicable
Check fuel cap condition
Check tyres for indications of steering misalignment
Check security of handbrake linkages and travel, lubricate and adjust if required
Check windscreen condition
Check mirror condition. Exterior
Check mirror condition. Interior
Check number plates
Check for timing / cam belt replacement (report if due)
Check for cabin / pollen filter replacement (report if due)
Replace brake fluid and bleed system
Replace petrol fuel filter