FULL GARAGE Services we Offer
The rigours of stop/go motoring on today’s overcrowded roads can place tremendous demands on brakes. So for maximum safety and peace of mind it makes sense to have your brakes checked regularly. Stop by at A1 AUTOMAC and our fully trained brake specialists will be happy to provide you with a comprehensive brake inspection – completely free of charge!
Are your brakes in working order?
Just like exhausts, when your brakes have a problem they will let you know.
Common signs of brake problems include:
A squealing or grinding noise when braking
Brakes juddering when applied
If the vehicle pulls to one side when braking
A grinding noise when the brakes are applied
A grinding noise when the brakes are off
A loss of efficiency during heavy braking or on a long descent
A high hard brake pedal
Rear wheels locking upon braking
If you are experiencing any of the above brake symptoms don’t wait until it’s too late.
We supply and fit car clutches to suit all makes and models of cars.
Heres a few tips to prolong the life of car clutches;
Don’t rest your foot on the clutch pedal while driving; you will take up the slack between thrust and release bearings and wear them out
Don’t leave the car in gear with your foot on the clutch at traffic lights for the same reason
Don’t hold the car on a hill by slipping the clutch for longer than absolutely necessary when doing a hill-start. You will wear out the friction surface
Release the handbrake gradually with your thumb on the release button as you lift the clutch and press the accelerator
Don’t slip clutches deliberately to avoid changing gear
Make sure that there is a little free play in the pedal movement before you start to feel the weight; if there is no slack you may need to adjust the cable housing or the clutch rod
If you have hydraulic clutch control, make sure the reservoir is as well topped up as that for the brake system. How will I know if my clutch is worn out?
Is your clutch in working order?
The main symptoms of burnt out clutches are as follows:-
Difficulty in engaging gear
Normally there will be the classic crunching noise
Inability to engage gear at all
A juddering when pulling away from a stationary position
The engine RPM increases when the throttle pedal is depressed, but vehicle speed does not increase as it would normally be expected to do
A pronounced burning smell
We supply and fit a large range of car shock absorbers, all at competitive prices.
Worn shock absorbers not only reduce driver comfort; they can also dramatically affect the handling and safety of your vehicle. Our fully trained technicians will be happy to inspect your shock absorbers – completely free of charge! If necessary they will also offer you replacements from our extensive choice of top brand names – all fitted quickly and professionally!
Defective shock absorbers:
Reduce braking efficiency
Reduce road holding
Increase wear on tyres and other mechanical parts of your vehicle
Colder weather often brings misty windscreens. Using warm or cold dry air from your Air Conditioning Unit can clear your screen in seconds, but to achieve this your system has to be working fully efficiently.
We will take a temperature reading from your air conditioning system; remove all the old refrigerant gas, oil and dye. They then clean the whole system and remove any moisture within. Once the system has been thoroughly cleansed our technicians will inject new oil, dye and refrigerant gas and take a temperature reading again to ensure that the service has made a difference to the cold air temperature.
This process will ensure that your air conditioning system is working to its full potential.
We also carry out an air conditioning clean service removes all the harmful bacteria that can build up within the air conditioning system. By circulating a special cleaner through all air intakes and venting systems this service removes any unpleasant smells, leaving your car smelling clean and fresh.
It is recommended that this clean is carried out once a year, however if your car has an unpleasant odour then it may worthwhile getting in touch with A1 Automac TODAY to rectify.
A1 Automac Ltd Unit 2 Cluster Ind Estate – Rodney Road, Southsea – Portsmouth, PO4 8ST
Phone: 02392 178909
Over 15 years experience in the industry and thousands of happy customers. Book today with A1Automac