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Car Repair and servicing in Reading UK

Many Autos operate a fleet of pool cars with a dedicated driver, so wherever we are collecting from, we need to be able to leave one of our pool vehicles either in your work car park / parking space, or if in a residential area, we would need to be able to leave our car either at your house or on the road with a permit if required. We would be grateful if you could bear this in mind when booking to use our free Collection and delivery service

01189 876300

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What’s the Lifespan of A Typical Cam Belt?

What’s the Lifespan of A Typical Cam Belt?

What’s the Lifespan of A Typical Cam Belt?

As a rule, you can expect a timing belt to last up to five years, or 60,000 miles. In cars where this replacement is needed, it is usually built into the servicing schedule.

Your first resort for checking the manufacturer’s recommended intervals for cam belt changes is your car’s manual. Of course, if you didn’t get one when you bought the car, you should take a look at your manufacturer’s website, as this often contains full details of servicing and maintenance schedules, on which the replacement will be flagged.

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In any case, if you’ve stayed within the mileage mentioned above, you should be prepared to have the belt replaced in the run-up to your car’s fifth birthday, and every five years after that.

A replacement timing belt will be a relatively modest cost on the menu of a typical car service, especially if carried out as part of a scheduled maintenance programme.

Many Autos operate a fleet of pool cars with a dedicated driver, so wherever we are collecting from, we need to be able to leave one of our pool vehicles either in your work car park / parking space, or if in a residential area, we would need to be able to leave our car either at your house or on the road with a permit if required. We would be grateful if you could bear this in mind when booking to use our free Collection and delivery service

01189 876300

info@manyautosltd.com

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Does a faulty EGR valve affect performance?

Does a faulty EGR valve affect performance?

One of the first symptoms of a problem with the EGR valve is engine performance issues. A clogged or malfunctioning EGR valve can disrupt the vehicle's air-fuel ratio, which can cause engine performance issues such as a reduction in power, acceleration, and even fuel efficiency.

What are the symptoms of a faulty EGR valve on a diesel?

Your engine has a rough idle.
Your car has poor performance.
You have increased fuel consumption.
Your car frequently stalls when idling.
You can smell fuel.
Your engine management light stays on.
Reduced Horsepower.
Black Smoke or Flames Exiting the Exhaust.
Service Engine Light.

ERG stands for Exhaust Gas Re circulation and it is a function performed within the combustion engine of a car. The measure is sophisticated in the way it is carried out as exhaust gasses are recirculated back into the inlet manifold to be used for combustion again. The reason that ERG takes place is to reduce the production of oxides of nitrogen which is harmful to breathe in and is damaging to the environment. The impact of exhaust gas being recirculated is a drop-in engine performance and fuel economy. Diesel cars are also subject to an increase in the production of soot and harmful particulates. However, new engines are able to utilise a variety of clever electronic control strategies to reduce the impact of using an EGR system. At the heart of the ERG system is the ERG valve, a part which has evolved over time to be more efficient and effective. For example, the part used to be pneumatically operated which limited it to only an 'open' or 'close' setting, however, the ECU is used to allow continuous levels of adjust ability in new models. An ERG valve has to be highly robust as exhaust fumes travel through at extremely high temperatures and velocity. There is also a high volume of soot and particulate matter carried by the fumes and as it has not passed through the DPF, it can build-up in the ERG system, causing problems.

Many Autos Ltd
Unit 4, Tunbridge Jones Industrial Estate
Cradock Road, Reading, RG2 0JT

01189 876300

info@manyautosltd.com

Many Autos : Radiator

Car radiator stops the engine from getting too hot. If it starts leaking or is damaged, this could spell disaster for your vehicle. If this happens, replace your car radiator as soon as possible. The engine in your car generates a lot of heat. If it gets too hot, the pistons will generate too much friction, which in turn may seize your engine.

Can you drive a car with a broken radiator?

Do not drive with leaking coolant since the radiator cools the engine, a cracked radiator may not cool the engine like it is supposed to. This can cause the engine heat to rise, and eventually the vehicle will overheat. You should have your coolant system checked before you continue to drive.

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VEHICLE DIAGNOSTICS TEST IN READING United Kingdom

VEHICLE DIAGNOSTICS TEST IN READING United Kingdom

FREE CAR & VEHICLE DIAGNOSTICS TEST IN READING United Kingdom

The Engine Control Unit (ECU) frequently monitors the performance of the vehicle. There are many potential error codes that may only only be read by specialist vehicle diagnostic equipment. A warning light can show on the dashboard alerting an issue to you, a diagnostic check would be required to fully understand the whole extent and reason for the problem.

Many Autos LTD https://manyautosltd.com/vehicle-engine-diagnostic-services
Our Car Diagnostic Engine management systems present new hurdles for today’s modern automotive workplaces and ECU faults are becoming a greatly common part of our daily operations. We continuously invest in the latest UK code technology to give professional car diagnostics in the UK that rectify a full range of sub-system issues.

In many cases, work can be completed on a while-you-wait basis and we always offer fair and clear prices!

Our accident repairs in our UK Garage are amongst the best available in the area. As part of the Fix Auto network, we use the latest dent removal and refinishing techniques, water-based materials and SMART repair technology to restore bodywork and paintwork. From a minor dent to major collision damage, we can do it all!

We believe in offering a full service range that caters for every part, component and feature on your vehicle. Fix Auto now provides alloy wheel refurbishment in the UK to remove scuffs and scratches from your rims without needing expensive replacements.

Unit 4, Tunbridge Jones Industrial Estate
Cradock Road, Reading, RG2 0JT

01189 876300

info@manyautosltd.com

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Vacuum Pump

Vacuum Pump

While vacuum pumps are essential to the workings of diesel and hybrid engines, they can also boost performance in petrol engines. Installing the right vacuum pump with a product from our range can significantly improve your car’s response and efficiency. Vacuum pumps draw out the gas molecules from a sealed chamber to create a vacuum. The pressure of the vacuum is then used to power a wide variety of systems and devices depending on the make and model of your vehicle. In diesel and hybrid engines, the vacuum pump is solely responsible for supplying a vital vacuum to the brake servo – a feature that isn't needed in petrol engines. Despite this, vacuum pumps are still useful in some petrol-powered vehicles as they increase hydraulic support for the brakes. They can also be used to power the motors that control the air flow in car ventilation systems, the throttle driver in cruise control systems and even the central locking system. Whether responsible for your brakes or your security, a reliable vacuum pump is essential and should be immediately replaced if malfunctioning.

What is car vacuum pump?
This pressure is used to power multiple belts and pulleys ranging from alternators to AC units but is released thanks to the use of a vacuum pump. A diesel engine on the other hand relies on vacuum pumps to provide power for other systems, most notably the brake system and in many cases, the air conditioning system.

Can a vacuum leak ruin your engine?
Vacuum leaks in today's computer-controlled engines can cause very serious engine damage. Because the vacuum leak pulls in outside air, immediately the fuel air ratio is altered to a lean condition. The lean air fuel condition is picked up by the exhaust oxygen sensors who, in turn, report this to the computer.

Many Autos operate a fleet of pool cars with a dedicated driver, so wherever we are collecting from, we need to be able to leave one of our pool vehicles either in your work car park / parking space, or if in a residential area, we would need to be able to leave our car either at your house or on the road with a permit if required. We would be grateful if you could bear this in mind when booking to use our free Collection and delivery service

Many Autos Ltd
Unit 4, Tunbridge Jones Industrial Estate
Cradock Road, Reading, RG2 0JT

01189 876300

info@manyautosltd.com

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Wheel Cylinder

Wheel Cylinder

Wheel Cylinder Replacement

If you've got a vehicle with a drum braking system, wheel cylinders will form a pretty important part of what makes your car stop when you hit the brakes. The wheel cylinder exerts force onto the brake shoes, pushing them into the drum and creating the friction to stop your car. When vehicles get older, brake wheel cylinders tend to have a habit of starting to leak, but the good news is they're usually pretty cheap and easy to replace.

Wheel Cylinders Function

A wheel cylinder is a component of a hydraulic drum brake. The wheel cylinder must force apart the brake shoes and press them against the brake drum. This generates friction and the wheel is decelerated. This happens every time the driver presses on the brake pedal. Pressing on the brake pedal generates a hydraulic pressure in the master brake cylinder which is transmitted to the wheel cylinder in the brake fluid via the brake lines. In the wheel cylinder, the hydraulic pressure acts on the pistons, which then exert mechanical pressure on the brake shoes

What does the wheel cylinder do?
The wheel cylinder consists of a cylinder that has two pistons, one on each side. Each piston has a rubber seal and a shaft that connects the piston with a brake shoe. When brake pressure is applied, the pistons are forced out pushing the shoes into contact with the drum. Wheel cylinders used to be made of cast iron.

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What does a Starter Motor do?

What does a Starter Motor do?

The starter motor is an electrical motor attached to the engine's flywheel that assists in starting the car engine. As you turn the key to start the car the starter motor is activated and will drive the flywheel to start the actual engine. Once the engine has started the starter motor will automatically switch off.

How do you know there is something wrong with the Starter Motor?

When the engine does not start when turning the key to start the car.
When the starter motor makes more noise than is usually the case.
When there is a clicking noise when turning the ignition key.
When starting the car is more problematic than usual

When should you consider a Starter Motor replacement?

Over time problems can occur with the starter motor due to extensive use. You could find that the car will not start or has trouble starting properly. In some cases, it can be that the starter motor has worn out. In other cases, it can malfunction, usually due to a short circuit in the system. Other times parts of the motor can rust, it might be that the electrical connectors have been affected, preventing an adequate flow of current to reach the motor.

Should you experience an issue like this or those listed earlier, then it is advisable to have the starter motor inspected and, if necessary, have it replaced. Seeing that the starter motor is a component that is especially prone to wear it should always be serviced as and when stipulated in the guidelines set out by your car's manufacturer.

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Oil Change

Oil Change

The lifespan оf any vеhiсlе rеvоlvеѕ around ѕеvеrаl factors one оf thеm is the mаintеnаnсе оf thе vehicle. Mоѕt people nеglесt thеir vehicles аnd when thеу rеаllу nееd it the most, the vеhiсlе might ѕuddеnlу die. This саn hарреn nоt only to old саrѕ but tо nеw саrѕ аѕ well аnd hence it’ѕ very important tо mаkе sure уоur vehicle iѕ in for a ѕсhеdulеd mаintеnаnсе check-up оftеn. Consider thеѕе ѕеvеn reasons whу уоu should gеt your oil changed.

Does oil change effect performance?

So, the basic answer to the question does oil change affect performance is pretty easy. Old oil will reduce engine performance, lower its horsepower, reduce its mileage and eventually shorten its Life.

Are oil changes important?

Over time, that oil breaks down and becomes contaminated with dust, dirt and debris from the engine as well as the environment hence oil and filter change are so important to a car's well-being, it maintains engine lubrication.

Why do cars need oil changes?

Car engines have many moving parts. As these parts move and rub against each other, the force of friction creates heat. Oil lubricates the engine and absorbs heat, allowing the internal parts to work together effectively without overheating.

Many Autos Ltd
Unit 4, Tunbridge Jones Industrial Estate
Cradock Road, Reading, RG2 0JT

01189 876300

info@manyautosltd.com

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Auto Locksmith new year offer

Auto Locksmith new year offer

Many Autos provide emergency and non-emergency services throughout United Kingdom. Many Autos locksmiths are on duty, so you are never left stranded unable to gain entry to your car. We’re always on hand to help you out. We can complete ECU and immobiliser re-programming allowing cars to work again with current original locks and or keys. No expensive dealer replacements. For more information please email us on info@manyautosltd.com or call us on 01189876300. Our team is very happy to help.

Locked Out Of your vehicle?
Many autos locksmiths are on hand to help to provide non-destructive entry. Many autos locksmiths use methods to gain entry that will not cause any unnecessary damage to your vehicle. If you need more information you can email us on info@manyautosltd.com or call us on 01189876300, our team is very happy to help.

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Air Suspension Repair

Air Suspension Repair

Air Suspension Repair
As mentioned previously, one option is to repair the system by replacing the damaged air Suspension units with new units. The benefits of this option are that it restores the vehicles air suspension to its original condition and functionality. Cost is considered one of the downfalls of replacing the air Suspension units with new parts. It is highly recommended that you replace the compressor and the dryer assembly while doing the job to ensure that the replacement air Suspension unit will last.

Air Suspension system

Air suspension is a modern way of enhancing the driving experience by way of computerised air vents and compression in the suspension system. Introduced as an improvement on the traditional steel suspension of luxury cars, air suspension is a feature that allows drivers to adjust the quality of the drive according to the nature of the surface on which they are driving. It relies on air pressure inflating the bellows in the suspension system to ensure that the chassis is sufficiently raised above the axle to mask significant bumps in the road. Due to the advanced technology involved, air suspension systems are more technical to fix, so it is recommended that a mechanic is consulted if your system is showing signs of failure. One tell-tale sign is that the vehicle appears to lean to one side when you are driving.

Can I drive with a bad Air suspension?

Never drive a car with a broken air suspension or shock absorber at highway speeds and avoid sudden turns or stops in the long run a broken air suspension shock will need to be replaced.

Many Autos operate a fleet of pool cars with a dedicated driver, so wherever we are collecting from, we need to be able to leave one of our pool vehicles either in your work car park / parking space, or if in a residential area, we would need to be able to leave our car either at your house or on the road with a permit if required. We would be grateful if you could bear this in mind when booking to use our free Collection and delivery service

Many Autos Ltd
Unit 4, Tunbridge Jones Industrial Estate
Cradock Road, Reading, RG2 0JT

01189 876300

info@manyautosltd.com

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Scraping your car

Scraping your car

Scraping your car can be hassle free with our car convenient scrapping car pickup service, we’ll collect your old car from anywhere in the United Kingdom. We’ll collect your car at a time that’s convenient for you. We complete all the necessary paperwork on your behalf and provide you with an official Certificate of Destruction (COD) required by law. For more information please contact us on info@manyautosltd.com or call our team on 01189876300 and we’ll take care of it.

Unwanted vehicles

We collect any scrap car. Our primary business is the collection and disposal of scrap vehicles. Our own modern vehicles can collect your scrap car or scrap vehicle from your choice of location at a time convenient to you and ensure its safe disposal. For more information please contact us on info@manyautosltd.com or call our team on 01189876300 and we’ll take care of it.

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Drivable or non drivable

As long as you accept our valuation, we can collect the car, whether it is drivable or not. We even collect accident damaged vehicles.

Paperwork

With the DVLA implementing many fines for keeping an unlicensed vehicle in the street or even on your private property at home we complete and process all the legal paperwork. This will save you not only time but also the hassle of dealing with the DVLA. For more information please contact us on info@manyautosltd.com or call our team on 01189876300 and we’ll take care of it.

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What is a ABS Pump ?

What is a ABS Pump ?

The anti-lock braking system ensures that the wheels are always in tractive contact when driving by preventing the brakes from locking up and avoid skidding. The ABS pump consists of an ECU which monitors the speed of the rotation of each wheel and a hydraulic unit / pump which puts pressure on the brakes.

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What is a ABS Ring ?

ABS Rings. An anti-lock braking system (ABS) is fitted as standard to all modern day cars as an additional safety measure. Under heavy braking, the force exerted on the brake discs can cause the wheels to lock, resulting in the car skidding along the road surface

What is a ABS Hydraulic Units ?

ABS (or anti-lock braking system) is what keeps your wheels gripped to the road when braking sharply and prevents them from locking up to keep you in full control. The hydraulic unit in the ABS system works by equalising the pressure on each individual brake or adjusting it to stop the car from skidding or veering.

Many Autos Ltd
Unit 4, Tunbridge Jones Industrial Estate
Cradock Road, Reading, RG2 0JT

01189 876300

info@manyautosltd.com

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Flywheel - Many Autos

Flywheel - Many Autos

A flywheel is a mechanical device specifically designed to efficiently store rotational energy. Flywheels resist changes in rotational speed by their moment of inertia. For example, flywheels are used in reciprocating engines because the active torque from the individual pistons is intermittent. Energy storage systems.

Dual Mass Flywheel
A dual-mass flywheel (DMF) is a rotating mechanical device that is used to provide continuous energy (rotational energy) in systems where the energy source is not continuous, the same way as a conventional flywheel acts, but damping any violent variation of torque or revolutions that could cause an unwanted vibration.

What happens during a flywheel replacement?

  • Many Autos will inspect and test the functionality of the clutch and flywheel.
  • If necessary, Many Autos will advise if flywheel needs replacing.
  • Transmission makes an unusual noise whilst engaging/disengaging the clutch.
  • Mechanic separates gearbox from the engine, and will replace the flywheel if necessary.
  • Many Autos will advise if other components like the clutch plate need to be replaced, and can provide a quote.
  • Many Autos will check the operation of the flywheel and clutch combination and will test drive car.
  • Mechanic will make adjustments if necessary.
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EXHAUST REPAIR, FITTING & REPLACEMENT AND FREE CHECK IN READING

EXHAUST REPAIR, FITTING & REPLACEMENT AND FREE CHECK IN READING

EXHAUST REPAIR, FITTING & REPLACEMENT AND FREE CHECK IN READING

Many Autos sports and performance exhaust systems come with a lifespan warranty. The piped are 2 mm thick/gauge stainless steel and are obtainable up to 2 1/2 inches. The silencers/back boxes are available four flavours, Low and Medium Noise, very polished edges and case.

Medium Noise highly polished case - edge will need polishing by the customer
We can make a single exit system into a dual. Adding a dummy can give to the appearance of a dual exit system. It's up to you!

Exhaust Repair Many autos LTD

Call us today on 01189 876300 and get a FREE car exhaust check! Many Autos also offer different ranges of exhaust systems like car exhaust fitting and car exhaust replacement in the UK.

Exhaust Repair

If there is an issue with your exhaust system, you need to have the issue addressed immediately as the problem will only get worse. The exhaust is an essential component of your vehicle. It undergoes very strong thermal and mechanical stresses during its life. High temperatures and acidic exhaust fumes attack the internal wall of the exhaust system. External corrosion and rust can be caused by rain and dirt on the underside of your vehicle. It’s also common for older exhausts to come loose from their supports. This can happen over time simply due to vibrations caused by driving. Therefore, it’s important to have your exhaust checked regularly by a trained technician. Any damage to your exhaust could cause your emissions to increase, which would result in your cars MOT failure.

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Why do cars need oil changes?

Why do cars need oil changes?

Why do cars need oil changes?
Car engines have many moving parts. As these parts move and rub against each other, the force of friction creates heat. Oil lubricates the engine and absorbs heat, allowing the internal parts to work together effectively without overheating.

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How do you know you need an oil change?

5 Signs That Indicate Your Oil Needs to Be Change. Fresh, clean oil optimizes your vehicle's performance by lubricating parts and keeping the engine clean and healthy.

Dark and Dirty Oil
Louder Engine Noise and Knocking
Oil Change or Check Engine Light
Exhaust Smoke
Oil Smell Inside the Cabin

Is fully synthetic oil worth it?

Synthetic oil costs more but has many advantages over conventional oil. Not every car needs it, however. Synthetic lasts longer and thus require fewer changes.

Unit 4, Tunbridge Jones Industrial Estate
Cradock Road, Reading, RG2 0JT

01189 876300

info@manyautosltd.com