How often should my tyres be checked?
Express Fit would recommend that your Tyres should be inspected at least once a month and before any long journey. Inspections will include checking the air pressure, condition and tread depth including spare or the compressor and sealant if no spare was fitted.
What should I do when checking my tyres?
Express Fit recommend that your vehicles Tread depths should be inspected to ensure they meet the legal minimum regulations. Pressures should be checked in line with the vehicle manufacturers recommended settings. The tyres should also be given a thorough visual inspection to look for any cuts, lumps or bulges.
What is the minimum legal tread depth?
Current UK law requires car, van and LCV drivers to have at least 1.6mm of tread across the central three-quarters of the tyre, around its entire circumference.
When should the Cambelt be renewed?
There’s not a standard change interval for cambelts.
Express fit recommends that you contact us so we can inform you of your Cambelt recommended change interval, as it is differs depending on vehicle brand. The recommended interval can be anywhere between 30,000 miles and 100,000 miles. There will often be a time-based interval specified too e.g. 60,000 miles or five years, whichever is the sooner.
In our experience not in all cases, but in most cases, the cambelt failure results in serious damage to many other components in the engine – a major rebuild or even replacement engine might be required!
Can you detail the service schedule for my Vehicle?
Express Fit is an independent garage and has access to manufacturer’s technical data, including details of the manufacturer’s service times, schedules and operations which we provided with your service
Do I have to get my Vehicle serviced by a main dealer?
Express Fit sates that since October 2003, You are not obliged to get the car serviced by a franchise dealer during the warranty period.
What is a Mot?
An MOT is primarily a road safety measure designed and required for all Vehicles more than 3 years’ old
Annually your Vehicle by law needs to be examined at an authorized MOT test station, to make sure that they comply with certain important requirements of the law.
What does MOT stand for?
Ministry of transport.
Can I watch my MOT being done?
Yes, providing you do not cause any interference during the test.
Do I need to make an appointment for my car to be tested ?
Normally Yes, but this is not always the case. It is ideal to contact the garage before you arrive.
How long does a MOT take?
Approximately 1 hour, but varies.
You must though get it serviced according to the manufacturer’s recommended schedule and criteria using only manufacturer approved parts.
How do brakes work?
Whenever you apply the brake, heat is emitted particularly during excessive braking and emergency braking, this tells the cylinders to supply brake fluid to your calipers so they can power your brake pads. Pressure from your brake pads is then applied to your discs, providing the right amount of friction necessary to bring your vehicle to a safe and precise stop.
What’s a Brake Inspection?
Our free comprehensive brake inspection is to ensure your brakes are functioning correctly and to detect any problems that could lead to braking failure. A report detailing the condition of your vehicles brakes, will be documented with a no obligation quote for any work required.
Should any of them need replacement or repair, we’ve got all the parts necessary to bring your brakes back to manufacturer standards.
As part of every Brake Inspection, we check these brake parts:
- Brake fluid
- Handbrake cables
- Brake pedal operation
- Brake hoses
- Brake pipes
What are brake pads?
Brake pads press against your discs creating the friction necessary to bring your car to a precise stop.
What’s a brake hose?
After pressing down on the brake pedal, brake fluid makes its way to your calipers through your brake hose. When the fluid reaches each caliper, your brake pads are then activated.