Brake, Tyre and Clutch Servicing in Watford, Hemel Hempstead and Bushey
The braking system is one of the most important safety systems on your vehicle, and a thorough check and condition of all its components is part of all our regular service.
We include brake maintenance in all major services. This involves:
- Checking the condition of brake lining/hydraulics/brake pads
- Cleaning and checking condition of drums/disc
- Checking and adjusting rear brakes
- Checking and adjusting hand brake
- Checking brake fluid level
Testing and reporting, with a written estimate for suggested remedial work (if applicable).
Our mechanics are trained in all areas of the modern braking systems including anti-lock brakes, tractional control and brake efficiency testing. We carry out work from fitting a new set of pads to a complete brake system overhaul.
Common clutch faults include:
Slip: Caused by oil on the friction plate or worn friction plate, the systems of clutch slip are partial or total loss of drive, and vehicle speed lower than normal compared with engine speed.
Drag: Clutch cable not at correct adjustment or centre plate sticking on splines. The symptoms of this would be difficulty in obtaining gear, particularly first and reverse gear.
Judder: Caused by warped friction plate or engine/gearbox mounts broken. The symptoms of this would be a shudder and vibration as the vehicle moves off from rest.
It is important to get specialist advice before fitting a new clutch as many symptoms could indicate a problem with the clutch, whilst the real problem may be something entirely different such as engine revving, slipping fan belt or minor adjustments. Our experienced staff can diagnose and repair or replace the clutch where necessary.
We offer a full tyre replacement services and stock most leading manufactuers tyres. Our service is efficient, including balancing and wheel alignment and we always strive to deliver competitive prices.