1 - 4 Mill Street
Tel: 01383 737 566
Mob: 07714 489470 _ Business Hours Only
Our Car Services ...we can fix or replace just about everything. Click here to re-open.
e at Broomhead Garage can repair just about any car on the road today.
Our mechanics have many years of experience providing a high quality of service to our customers. Many of our customers have been regular clients for many years.
For your convenience, we do a pick up and drop off service. Get in touch for more information on this.
Click any of the headings below and read on to see what we can do for you.
Due to changes to European law (Block Exemption Regulation in 2002), you are not obliged to have your car serviced by a franchised dealer to protect your warranty. Click the bar below for more information regarding this topic.
Air Conditioning ...feeling the heat? Click here for more information.
Air conditioning comes as standard in many cars nowadays.
These systems can develop several faults due to corrosion and lack of regular servicing.
The commonest problem is due to loss of the refrigerant (up to 10-15% a year) which will need to be replaced to keep it working properly.
Before the garage recharges your aircon system, we test for severe leaks which may be the cause of loss of refridgerant.
Keep cool in Summer! Check us out!
Brakes ...what you need to know. Click here for more information.
Modern braking systems work by pressure transmitted hydraulically through a series of cylinders and pipes. The handbrake usually operates through cables connected to the handbrake lever and then to the rear brakes.
The MOT test requires that your brakes work efficently. Additionally, the handbrake or parking brake should stop at least 2 wheels from turning.
Like most car components, brake parts wear out and need to be replaced. One of the checks done during a your car's service is that the brakes are checked and cleaned.
One of the symptoms of brakes working incorrectly is that the car pulls to one side when the brakes are applied.
Faulty brakes can be repaired and replaced by our mechanics
For safety and reliability, we only use high quality brake parts (usually TRW) when replacing worn elements _ e.g brake pads and discs.
Clutches ...about your car's clutch. Click here for more information.
A Clutch may last your car up to 80,000 miles. However, with heavy use they may only last 35,000 miles. Usually, the friction material on the clutch wears out and the clutch may slip under load.
Another problem that may arise is a leaking slave or master cylinder. If these fail, although the clutch pedal is fully depressed, no pressure is transmitted to the clutch which will then cease to function at all.
Broomhead Garage can quickly repair and renew faulty clutches.
Exhausts ...noisy? ...broken? Click here for more information.
The car exhaust is possibly the least glamourous part of the car, removing waste engine products under the car and out of the back.
However, to pass an MOT test, the exhaust must meet certain standards and the catalytic converter (where fitted) must operate properly.
In modern petrol engines, the catalytic converter converts noxious gases to harmless ones.
The exhaust should also help to reduce engine noise.
Broomhead Garage can quickly renew damaged and worn exhaust systems and change catalytic converters.
Servicing ...looking after your car. Click here for more information.
To keep your car safe and working efficiently, it needs to be regularly serviced.
Neglecting a service can leave your car using more fuel, and dirty filters and oil can shorten the engine's life.
Our mechanics will be happy to advise you if you are not sure about the current state of your car servicing record.
Full details of Broomhead Garage's service can be found by clicking here.
, we also service new cars using only the manufacturers recommended parts. To read more, click the links below.
From Automobile Association
Servicing of a new car can be carried out by an independent garage as long as that garage uses manufacturer approved parts and correctly follows the manufacturer's service schedule. Independent garages hourly labour rate is also cheaper.
European Block Exemption rules mean manufacturers can’t invalidate your guarantee for not using a franchised dealer – as long as the garage follows the maker’s service schedule and uses original equipment parts.
From Right To Repair Website
Right to Repair ensures that the person who bought the car and not the car company, can decide where that vehicle is repaired and maintained.
Timing Belts ...not sure if it needs replaced? Click here for more information.
The Timing Belt controls the inlet and outlet valves in the engine.
The belts need to be replaced between approximately 60,000 and 90,000 miles.
Replacing a timing belt isn't terribly expensive _ compared to cost of replacing the engine.
If your engine's timing belt breaks, your engine is probably scrap.
Tyres ...are you legal? ...are you safe? Click here for more information.
To be legal, your tyres must have a minimum of 1.6mm tread, be in good condition without tears, cracks or sidewall bulges.
1.6mm is the legal minimum, but if the tread is less than 2mm they will not be as efficient as they might be and will require replacing soon.
Loosing your grip on wet roads at speed may not be the best way to find out just how much new tyres would benefit the car. Additionally, the penalties for having illegal tyres are currently up to a £2500 fine and 3 penalty points per tyre.
Your car's fuel consumption can be helped by fitting better tyres and inflating them to the correct pressures.
Broomhead Garage will supply, fit and balance new tyres. Check with our staff for advice on tyres to suit your car and your needs.
The garage also repairs punctures where it is possible to do so.
Garage Services ...batteries: suspension: engine diagnostics? Click here for more information.
Do you suspect your engine isn't running as well as it could? We use modern computing diagnostics to find out what's wrong.
Car won't start? Will not even turn over! Could be the battery. Let us help you out with a replacement.
Your tyres are OK but the car won't steer properly? Maybe that last speed bump broke a spring or maybe the shock absorbers are worn out. Broomhead can replace non-functioning suspension parts with new ones to get you through and away safely.
We also do welding work to your car body where corrosion has eaten away at the chassis.
There is almost nothing Broomhead garage cannot replace or repair on your car. Just ask us!