Car & Van Repairs

It’s always handy when you find a decent garage that can carry out a range of Vehicle Services for your car. There’s sense a relief when you discover a garage that you trust who doesn’t charge an absolute fortune for minor repairs. Our garage based in Ilkeston provides a number of vehicle services for our customers.

We can replace clutches and exhausts, fit new brake pads or tyres and perform your car’s annual MOT for you. When it comes the time to have your car serviced why not take it down to our garage in Ilkeston? They have highly trained technicians that are familiar with working on cars of all types and they only use original equipment manufacturer’s parts in the process.

All types of diagnostic works can be carried out by this trained team of technicians. You might have a Skoda that keeps stalling or a problematic Porsche that is losing power all of the time. Take your car into the Ilkeston vehicle services specialist and they will soon have it purring like a cat. All you have to do is visit this garage once and you’ll know that you’ll be taking your car back there in the future. It`s handy to finds such a reliable service centre right on your doorstep.

Air Conditioning

Ilkeston Garage is using the latest in modern Air Conditioning with the Snap-On range of air conditioning units.

A full air con recharge and regas costs £35 and is recommended every 2 years to make sure you keep your car working in top condition. In summer the benefits are obviously nice cool air however in the winter months your cars air conditioning unit also producer’s dry warm air which will help your windows not mist up.

Whether you need a recharge, regas & lubricate a new compressor or compressor we can supply and fit them all.

Batteries

We stock a number of batteries for all makes of cars if you are experiencing starting problems especially in winter it may be time to change your battery. The colder winter months usually weed out an old or faulty battery as the harsh conditions require much more from the battery.

Brakes

Free brake check – Visual inspection of the discs and pads, where possible.

One of the most important things with any motor vehicle is making sure that it can stop quickly and efficiently, it is therefore important that you ensure that your braking system is maintained and operating at optimum levels. It is a legal requirement that your braking system performs as intended and your brakes will be tested as part of your MOT.

Like all components, brakes and indeed braking performance deteriorate over time and because it happens gradually, many people don’t notice the difference in their braking system. Having your brakes checked regularly could also save you time and money by preventing damage to other components.

Clutches

Is your clutch spinning, are the revs rising faster than the car itself? Maybe it’s time for a new clutch.

Commons issues with clutches are:

Judder, Slip & Drag and Ilkeston Garage can help with them all. Burning smells or difficulty to select a gear could all be signs your clutch is on the way out.

Cooling/Coolant

The cooling system tends to be overlooked until a fault develops and so regular checks could save you time and money in the future.

A car engine produces so much heat that there is an entire system in your car designed to cool the engine down to its ideal temperature and keep it there, if one part of this breaks down it could result in disasters consequences.

Ilkeston Garage offer a number of repairs, diagnostics or replacements of the key components of a cars cooling system, if you are having a problem give us a call!

Diagnostics

Dashboard warning light on? Don’t panic

Ilkeston Garage has state of the art Snap-On diagnostic equipment to identify issues with your vehicle – you don’t have to go to a dealership to find out what’s wrong.

A modern car can produce thousands of different fault codes, relating to a number of things and having the correct diagnostics equipment is vital for identifying fault codes and warning messages.

Ilkeston Garage can help with correctly identifying the issue, rectifying it and then turning off the warning light or other messages that may appear.

Engine

We know our big ends from our knocking tappets and if your engine is in need of work Ilkeston Garage is the place to take it.

No matter if your engine’s head gasket has blown or if car is producing a horrible knocking noise from the engine! We can offer repairs to the engine, cylinder block, pistons or cylinder head etc.

We can rebuild engines and fix engines on all types whether the engine has seized or the big ends have gone.

Maybe the most cost effective repair is to replace the part with a reconditioned or re-manufactured unit and if this is the case our expert knowledge will point you in the right direct.

Exhausts

Thousands of exhausts reduced in price and ready to fit today

New 3 year exhaust guarantee and 2 year catalytic converter guarantee

We have available a wide variety of exhausts to fit the widest selection of cars and light commercial vehicles, so when your exhaust fails you are never very far away from the solution.

Your exhaust emissions system is the only means of channelling away those noxious fumes, like the environmentally destructive gas carbon monoxide, generated by your engine. An exhaust that has failed can lead to noxious fumes being drawn into the vehicle cabin and prolonged exposure to exhaust fumes can make a vehicle occupant feel drowsy, which could lead to an even greater danger.

A healthy exhaust system is critical if you are to maintain the health and welfare of the vehicle occupants, a quiet smooth running engine and optimum fuel efficiency. If you have any concerns regarding the health of your vehicles exhaust system then call in to your nearest Kwik Fit exhaust centre for a free safety check today.

Gearbox

Gearboxes are an extremely complex and fundamental part of any vehicle, consisting of an array of gears inside a metal casing attached to the engine.

The gearbox enables you to build up speed whilst keeping engine RPM as low as possible. Lower gears are large in size and therefore turn slowly, which is useful for moving the vehicle at low speeds. Higher gears are small in size and turn quickly, whilst higher gears enable the vehicle to move high speeds, they are unable to move a heavy vehicle from a stationary position.

Gearboxes can encounter a number of problems, which could be caused by worn shift levers, clutches or incorrect oils. If you are having problems you know where you can get expert help.

MOT

Ilkeston Garage can arrange for your car to have its annual MOT for just £35 or part of its annual service. We can also carry out any repair work should your car fail an MOT test.

You must keep any vehicles driven on the road in a roadworthy condition. The MOT test checks that your vehicle meets road safety and environmental standards.

You must get an MOT test every year once your vehicle is 3 years old.

You can then renew your MOT up to a month before it expires. The earliest date you can get your vehicle tested is printed on the pass certificate.

Service

Servicing your car annually maintains your car, reducing the risk of a breakdown and helps spot any issues that may arise in the future which could actually save you time and money. Nobody likes to breakdown and it always seems to happen and the most inconvenient time. Servicing your car also helps maintain the value of your car, nobody likes buying a car without service history and if yours as a good service record it could make it stand out from the rest.

From only £69.95 Ilkeston Garage offers car servicing, we only use OE quality parts and equivalent oil to the manufacturer’s specification and you can trust us fix your car quickly and efficiently to the highest standards.

Ilkeston Garage is qualified to use the latest electronic diagnostic equipment supplied by Snap-On.

The Ilkeston Garage Service Schedule is tailored to your car’s age, make, model and mileage.

Appointments available 6 days a week for complete convenience.

Any service components fitted by Ilkeston Garage automatically come with a 12 month guarantee.

The price includes the environmental disposal of all components replaced.


Suspension

The job of a car suspension is to maximize the friction between the tyres and the road surface, to provide steering stability with good handling and to ensure the comfort of the passengers. A modern car suspension is a complicated piece of kit and not just the springs and struts of old.

Should your car not be handling right, noisy over the bumps or knocking give us a call so that we can help fix your issues.

Tyres

We offer a huge range of car tyres & van tyres, with a choice of big brand names or budget tyre brands; whether it’s an economical tyre for your family car, low mileage for executive motoring or performance tyres for high speed driving, Ilkeston Garage can supply and fit the right tyres for you.

Vehicle Health Check

Unfortunately, when your car breaks down, the hassle is not just limited to waiting for the recovery truck to arrive.

Follow-up repairs are often necessary meaning more time and expense, and if the car cannot be fixed straight away, you’ll need to find alternative transport.

But they can be avoided with a FREE Vehicle Health Check from Ilkeston Garage.

The FREE Vehicle Health Check from Ilkeston Garage only takes a few minutes to check over your vitals, but those few minutes could save you £’s and hours later on.

Winter

Generally a dark cold time of the year and for this you need to make sure your car is in tip top condition and ready for the dark nights and extremely cold temperatures.

Additional to the free vehicle health check we also check:

Lights
Wiper
Fluids

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All prices exclude VAT but are inclusive of parts* & labour, Special oils & spark plugs may incur and additional fee*. Prices may change without notice.