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Computer car diagnostics
If you are thinking of taking you car to main dealer for computer car diagnostic Stop. Give us a try first.
We are equipped with a up to date computer car diagnostic machine, to carry out all minor and major work. We have many computer car diagnostic machines to covers all make and models of cars.
You no longer have to take your car to main dealer and pay expensive charges to have it checked when a fault light appears. We can check all faults even when your car don't starts up.
We are fully trained in computer car diagnostic and faultfinding, code reading and graph reading on all car electronic systems. These include; Engine, transmission, body electrics, ABS, brakes electrics, engine Management, programming modules and keys, diesel particulate filter (DPF) new and used programming and DPF Regeneration, SRS Air bag system, Service light reset.
If you've heard a grinding noise when applying the brakes your pads could be excessively worn and needing to be replaced along with potentially damaged discs. If you pull to one side when braking, this usually means a sticking or seized mechanical or hydraulic component. If your pedal feels spongy there could be air in the hydraulic system due to a brake fluid leak. If it pulsates you could have a distorted brake disc or drum.
If you have any of them symptoms or not sure about your brakes system then give us a call to book you car for free brake checks.
Dashboard warring light - If you have any warning lamp on dashboard specially to do with your braking system, basically means there is a fault on the braking system. Having this warning light on your dashboard stops the abs system from working. This means when you apply your brakes on sudden moment your vehicle wheel will lock up and prevent you from having full control of your vehicle. We can help you diagnose the fault with computer. We have all the up to date diagnostic computer to check this fault and most faults can be fixed within few hours.
Car Clutch & Gearbox
We offer a range of high quality new clutches from leading clutch manufacturers. We are qualified technicians so this often complex task that involves extensive stripping down of engine and gearbox components is carried out by a competent person. An example of some common clutch faults is listed below. 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 fault may be something completely different such as engine revving. At RTMotors our expert will provide you with a free car clutch check and/or help to arrange vehicle recovery if your car is broken down.
Book your car service every year as it's an important part of keeping it in good running order, and avoid breakdown and expensive repairs. RTMotors all our technician are highly trained to carry out the car service and car repairs with professional and honesty that’s why we will investigate in detail, every service is dealt with in an open, honest and reliable manner to ensure you get the best service from us.
What we do in car servicing and van service?
All motor vehicle has guide line to follow from manufacture. Servicing is depending on the mileage and year. We note the following points needs to be checked and replace by the dealers specification and we will go further to check and test the rest of the parts and component of your motor where the dealer will not.
Vehicle on floor - Wipers, lights, handbrake, washers, horn, dash warning lights, lubricate straps and hinges, seat belts, etc.
Vehicle fully raised - Under body pipes/ hoses, fluids leak, steering, suspensions, exhaust system etc.
Vehicle half raised - Road wheels, front and rear brakes, brake cable/ linkages, brake hydraulic system, tyre condition, tyre pressures etc.
Engine bay operations, Engine bay pipes and hoses, fluids level, test fluids, test battery and alternator, Final items check
Service interval indicator reset, road wheel torque, bonnet latch and locks, road test drive.
Why do you need a car service?
We find a lots of engine and turbo failure due to lack of oil change and low engine oil quality. Also by servicing you are preventing breakdowns.
Did you know you could actually cut running costs significantly? A clogged air filter alone can reduce your fuel efficiency by a massive 10%? Or a fuel filter can course a breakdown poor start and rough engine running. Avoid it all by just keeping the car serviced.
Computer car diagnostics
Car Clutch & Gearbox
Car tracking laser wheel alignment
Car and Van tyres
Car tracking laser wheel alignment
At RTMotors we have THE LATEST car laser tracking gauges to check your wheel alignment. If you notice that your tyres are suffering from excessive or uneven wear, or perhaps your steering is pulling to the left or right, then it is likely that your wheel alignment is out. Potholes and uneven road surfaces can affect your wheel alignment causing unnecessary tyre wear and therefore costing you extra money. Save on unnecessary tyre wear! Book your car in and have your wheels checked on our laser gauges to see if we can save you money and improve your cars handling!
The first test is required once a vehicle is three years old. There are different rules if you use it as a taxi. When your vehicle is tested, the MOT looks at some important items to see if it meets the legal requirements. You should be aware that the MOT certificate is not a guarantee of the general mechanical condition of a vehicle.
When your vehicle needs testing?
If a vehicle is registered with no prior use on the road, the MOT will be required three years after the date of registration. For example, a vehicle registered ‘from new’ on 1 April 2004 will require its MOT no later than 1 April 2007. If a vehicle is used prior to registration, as would be the case with an import, the MOT will be required three years from the end of the year of manufacture. For example a vehicle manufactured at any time in 2004 will require an MOT no later than 31 December 2007. There is no grace period given after these dates.
An MOT can be carried out anytime
If the vehicle is tested within the calendar month prior to when the MOT is due, the test certificate will run from the date of the test to one year after the expiry date of the current certificate. For example, if the current certificate was due to expire on 1 April 2007, and the vehicle was presented on or after 2 March 2007, the certificate would run from the test date until 1 April 2008. The same rule would also apply when the vehicle is taken in within a calendar month of its first MOT. In this case, the vehicle owner would need to present their registration document. If the vehicle is tested earlier than one month before its due date, the MOT will only run for twelve months
The job of a car suspension is to maximize the friction between the tires and the road surface, to provide steering stability with good handling and to ensure the comfort of the passengers. In this article, we'll explore how car suspensions work, how they've evolved over the years and where the design of suspensions is headed in the future.
If a road were perfectly flat, with no irregularities, suspensions wouldn't be necessary. But roads are far from flat. Even freshly paved highways have subtle imperfections that can interact with the wheels of a car. It's these imperfections that apply forces to the wheels
At RTMotors our trained technicians also provide a cam belt replacement service. This is a vital requirement on most vehicles at manufacturer recommended mileages. If the cam belt is not replaced at the set intervals it could break and then most often causes expensive damage to the engine. This can be a complex job that requires skill and specialist knowledge and technical information, all of which is available from RTMotors.
Certain engines with overhead camshafts have timing belts that have a limited life span. Car makers use these belts instead of more durable chains because chains are noisier and cost more to manufacture. Your vehicle owner's manual will recommend at what mileage the timing belt must be replaced. These intervals range from every 60,000 miles to every 105,000 miles.
To see what is recommended for your engine, click on the link at the bottom of this article Timing belts fail without warning and on some vehicles, are almost as hard to check as they are to change. In most cases, your only protection is to change the belt at the recommended intervals.
Timing belt replacement is not a cheap job but it is far less costly than the alternative. Some technicians may recommend that you replace the water pump during a timing belt job even if there is nothing wrong with it. This is because 90% of the labour to change the water pump has already been done with the timing belt job and some technicians consider it good insurance to replace the pump at this time.
My feeling is that some water pumps can last the life of the car but many do fail and will cost big money to replace at a later date. So ask your technician what his experience is with the water pump on your model car and look at how long you plan to keep the car. This way, at least you will be making an informed roll of the dice.
Car and Van tyres
UK law insists your car must be fitted with the correct tyre for the vehicle you own - and that they are inflated to the manufacturer's recommended pressures. The tread depth must be a minimum of 1.6mm across 75% of the tyre.
The worse your tyres are, the more at risk you could be from them failing you at a crucial moment and either causing or contributing to an accident. Obviously we desperately want to help you avoid this situation, but we also want to save you money and points on your licence too. Remember - for each illegal tyre you're discovered to have you could be fined up to £100 and have up to 3 penalty points put on your licence. Your insurance is also invalid if you have an accident when driving on illegal tyres.
Car and van batteries
If it wasn't for your battery you car wouldn't go anywhere. Which is why, rather than ignoring it or waiting until it fails you before paying it any attention, it makes much more sense to see it like a friend - albeit one you don't catch up with that regularly, but often enough to know how they're doing. This is ok because most batteries don't actually require that much regular maintenance. But some can be periodically topped up with distilled water to prolong their life. However, you've got to be careful as battery acid is highly corrosive. So maybe it's best to leave it to the experts.
At RTMotors, our highly trained technicians provide a comprehensive battery service including battery checks, new battery selection, fitting service and an environmentally friendly disposal of old or dead units. Because we want to help look after the environment, just as much as your car.
What to do if you have a flat battery When everything is fine and dandy, your battery's normally recharged during the process of you just driving around. But if, for whatever reason, something goes wrong or you leave something electrical on when you're parked up (like the lights) the juice can be drained and not replaced.
There's a lot more to your car's exhaust than just the pipe poking out of its rear end. As well as directing away spent gases it controls noise, boosts engine performance and improves fuel consumption. But because its tucked away on the underside it's not always easy to see problems developing - unless you listen carefully.
If you hear odd noises coming from your exhaust - a roaring, hissing or chugging noise for instance, or a rattling or metallic vibration - the best thing to do is pop it in to see us as soon as you can. Our trained exhaust specialists will be able to diagnose the fault and help you decide your best course of action.
If the fault's been discovered early enough, it may well be possible to change just one small part rather than the whole system - saving you time and money. Well, we figure, if we save you money in the short term, you'll keep coming back to us in the long term.
How long your exhaust lasts for depends on how far and how often you drive your car rather than the length of time it has been fitted. Vehicles used for short trips around town tend to corrode their exhausts in a much shorter time and distance than cars used predominately for long journeys. Whatever kind of driving you do, it's always a good idea to keep an ear open for changes in your exhaust noise. If you do detect a change, just drop in to see us for a free exhaust check.