We provide a full range of repairs and replacement to all the main components of your car that to fail at some point or other.
BRAKES - REPLACEMENT AND ADJUSTMENT
Brakes on a car or van are crucial to driving safely, but they will wear with use and it is very important to have your braking system checked regularly.
Common signs of brake problems:
Brake pedal feels spongy
Car takes longer for you to stop
Grinding or squealing noise
Vehicle pulls to one side on breaking
Judder / vibrations coming from the brake pedal
Brake warning light on the dashboard
Break Inspection, Adjustment and Replacement:
We will inspect your braking system. We will check for wear on pads and discs, and make sure that there are no leaks in the brakes hydraulic system, and we will also carry out brake perfromance tests. We can then adjust and carry out the repair or replacement as required. All at very competitive prices compared to high street brands.
CLUTCH - ADJUSTMENT & REPLACEMENT
A clutch that slips during normal driving, even if only occasionally, should be replaced if self adjusting or adjusted correctly if a an older non self adjusting type.
Symptoms of a problem with your clutch are:
The engine can then speed up or slow down without any change in the speed of the car - a slipping /worn clucth
When you press the accelerator the engine's RPMs increase but not the speed of the car
Problems engaing gears during a gear change
Burning smell or smoke which can be caused by a worn clutch beeing excessivley "ridden"
Clutch pedal is hard to depress, or does not spring back up
Clutch Adjustment and Replacement:
At Droitwich Tryes and Exhausts we can carry out clutch adjustments on older cars which have adjustable clutches. Newer cars have self adjusting clutches and when these wear these need to be replaced. We offer very competitive quotes for the replacement of all types of clutches.
EXHAUST - REPAIR REPLACEMENTS
Your car's exhaust system will help your car run at its peak potential and with a minimum of environmental impact. Exhaust sytems which are not proerly secured can result in an MOT fail. If you leave a minor exhaust problem unattended to then it can cause more damage in the longer term. Get exhaust system problems fixed quickly.
Common problems are:
Worn Rubber Gaskets - Dry-rotted gaskets can allow corrosive gases to seep in and slowly destroy your catalytic converter, which is indicated by a rotten egg/sulfur odour.
Cracked / Drying Exhaust hangers and support brackets- Rubber exhaust hangers are susceptible to drying and eventually breaking. This is caused by engine heat, environmental conditions and chassis flex.
Exhaust manifold gasket blowing- if the gasket is worn, some dangerous fumes, including carbon monoxide could be leaking into your car
Corroded silencer - the silencer which is most likely to be corroded from the inside (not outside) by acidic moisture which can build up on the silencer. If your exhaust is making a loud noise it is most likely your silencer has corroded and needs replacing.
Free Exhaust check: If you are not sure if you have a problem with your exhaust, then ask us to carry out a check for you. We will carry out a full check of your system to indetify any issues.
CAMBELT - REPLACEMENTS
The cambelt (or timing belt) is one of the most crucial components of your engine, and over time, can become damaged or worn.
A broken Cambelt will cause catastrophic failure of your engine:
The cambelt, also known as the timing belt, is one of the most crucial bits of kit in the engine. It controls the timing and sequencing of the opening and closing of the valves to the cylinders in the car's engine.
If it breaks, it can cause a lot of damage to your engine, and result in very costly repairs.
Cambelt Check: There is no hard and fast rule for when to change a cambelt, other than the manufacturers time based or milage based change. If you are not sure when your car needs to have a cambelt replacement then come in to see us. We can quickly check to see when you car needs a new cambelt.
STARTER MOTOR - REPLACEMENT
Your car’s starter motor is a powerful electric motor which turns the engine over to start engine combustion process before it can continue by itself. When the ignition is turned the starter motor activates and this then rotates the engine's flywheel which then turns the engine over.
Signs of a failed Starter Motor:
If the starter motor on your car or van fails, you will probably hear a clicking noise when you turn the key. That is the sound of the motor actuating, but not turning. You can get a car with a manual gearbox going with a bump start, but it will need to be replaced as soon as possible.
ALTERNATORS - REPLACEMENT
The alternator keeps the battery charged. If the alternator goes bad the battery will quickly be drained and all power lost.
Signs that your alternator may need replacing are:
Dimmed accessory lights
Smell of burning rubber - the alternator belt is sticking or worn
Grinding noise for the alternator - prbably due to a worn alternator bearing.
40% of cars fail their MOT at the first attempt.
Droitwich Tyres and Exhausts can carry out most repairs that are the cause of an MOT failure. See below the common failures we can fix.
Droitwich Tyres and Exhausts can make repairs to many of the common causes of an MOT failure. The common causes of MOT failures are:
COMMON MOT FAILS
Lights - 30% of all faults related to lighting and signalling
Suspension – 19.7%
Tyre condition and pressure - 10% of all faults related to tyres
At Droitwich Tyres and Exhausts we have the diagnostic equipment and qualified technicians to carry out many of the necessary repairs for mechanical and electrical components be it Brakes, Suspension, Lights and of course Tyres.