Servicing

Servicing

Sandford Garage offer a full range of services:

MOT Preparation

We offer a thorough pre-MOT check service, and work very closely with two local MOT test centres to ensure our customers have options when the time of year comes. Get in touch with us today and we can give you more information about the test itself, or book you in for your pre-MOT check.

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Servicing

A small investment in routine servicing, plus a good inspection programme, results in a good return on that investment because of:

  • Reduced cost of repairs over the car's coming years
  • Peace of mind reducing the risk of breakdowns.
  • Will reduce your costs for repairs in the future
  • Less chance of accidents
  • The possibility of greater fuel economy and keeps the vehicle to its maximum working order
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Brakes

Sandford Garage have fully qualified and experienced staff that can supply and fit brakes for all makes and models at competitive prices.

It is essential for your car to have the brakes in their full working order this can range from disc brakes, disc pads, brake calipers and brake pipes.

Are your brakes in working order?

When your brakes have a problem, common signs include below:

If your car is exhibiting any of these signs, don't hesitate to Sandford Garage Service Team as soon as possible to prevent further damage and cost to your pocket.

  • Brake juddering when applied
  • A grinding noise when brakes applied
  • A high, hard brake pedal
  • Rear wheels locking upon braking
  • A squealing or grinding noise when braking
  • If the vehicle pulls to one side when braking
  • A loss of efficiency during heavy braking or on a long descent
  • A general grinding noise when driving

We can also supply and fit uprated brake pads, uprated hoses and even aftermarket big brake kits.

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Diagnostics

We have the latest Snap-On Zeus Diagnostic Tool, with technical data, for most car manufacturers. Other useful diagnostic tools that we have are; a Snap-On smoke machine, Snap-On thermal imager, all the latest Snap-On battery tools, Snap-On torque wrenches. We buy the best tools in the industry, so we can work on our customers cars with these.

All cars are now fitted with computers and a myriad of technology to run and monitor the internal workings of the vehicle. One of the most important functions these computers provide is ensuring your car is operating within the manufacturers parameters; the engine, safety systems (ABS, Anti-Slip etc. etc.) are all operating correctly and safely. Most people usually only become aware of the functions of these computers when one of the fault warning indicators illuminates on the dashboard.

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Tyres

Looking to buy tyres for your car? Sandford Garage can get you driving safe and legal on the road.

Look for cuts, cracks and bulges, or any other evidence of damage, from violent impact or kerbing, or excessive wear inner/outer of the tyre or middle of tread. Damaged tyres may be illegal and can be dangerous. For peace of mind, call into Sandford Garage for some friendly expert advice and ask for your free tyre check.

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Air Conditioning

You may not be aware that over 10% of air con gas permeates from the air con system every year.

This means that it may not work as well as it should. This service is not part of routine vehicle servicing so if your vehicle is more than 2 years old it's probably due for a recharge.

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Suspension

Your car's suspension is a vital safety issue for your vehicle.

Worn shock absorbers not only reduce driver comfort, but they can also dramatically affect the handling and safety of your car.

Worn suspension components may also cause an irritating knocking noise.

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Batteries

We can supply and fit most AGM, Spiral, Stop-Start and Gel batteries. We also have a Snap-On battery tester and charger for checking and maintaining these batteries to the best of their ability.

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