Mechanical Services

As well being a specialist in accident repairs, we also offer a range of mechanical services, including:

MOT Tests

Book your next MOT test with us - we'll inspect your vehicle to ensure it still meets and passes all checks for safety, roadworthiness, and emissions levels. It is a legal requirement for any vehicle in the UK over 3 years old to have an annual MOT certificate if it is being used on the roads.

 

 

Tyre Replacement

If your car is in our Bodyshop for repairs why don't you let us quote for new tyres?

The legal minimum tread depth for cars in the UK is 1.6mm throughout a continuous band comprising the central three-quarters of breadth of the tread and around its entire outer circumference.

In wet weather tyre tread grooves help to remove water from the contact patch between your tyres and the road surface meaning your car can brake, steer and accelerate properly.

Without adequate tread depth your tyres may not be able to perform properly in wet conditions, reducing your safety on the road. It is therefore advisable to consider replacing your tyres well before they reach the legal minimum.

Furthermore, drivers whose tyres fail to comply with the minimum tread depth requirements risk a fine of up to £2,500 and three penalty points for each illegal tyre.

We do our best to be competitive with our prices and this can all be done while most customers are in a loan car.

Once your new tyres are fitted, you can also opt to have us carry out a four wheel alignment check on your vehicle to make sure that your new tyres will last for as long as possible.

Please ask for a free quote

4-Wheel Alignment

Don't risk the safety of you, your passengers and other road uses by driving your vehicle with badly aligned wheels. This will result in poor handling and excessive tyre wear.

We can carry out a full four-wheel geometry check with our new state of the art Hunter wheel alignment equipment and have your car back driving the way it should.

Reduce Fuel Consumption
Fuel consumption decreases as rolling resistance increases. A correctly set wheel alignment along with correct tyre pressures minimises the rolling resistance.

Improve Handling
Does your car pull to one side? Do you constantly have to move the steering wheel to keep the car travelling straight ahead? Many handling problems can be corrected by a four wheel alignment.

Ensure Safer Driving
Mis-alignment can affect handling and can make a car unsafe. An inspection of your suspension system will help highlight any worn or damaged parts before they cause a more costly problem.

Please ask for further details.

 

 

Air Conditioning

 

Most vehicles are fitted with air conditioning as standard these days. Many of us use air-con in our car on both hot and cold days, but not many people are aware that your air-conditioning system also needs regular checks to make sure it is working efficiently.

Some vehicles will lose over 10% of air-con gas from the air-con system every year, which means that it may not work as well as it should. This is why car manufacturers recommend your air-con system be recharged with gas and lubricant every 2 years.

M.G. Kerry now offers a complete air conditioning recharge service and within about an hour the whole recharge process is completed.

The process can also include a system de-bug to clear bacterial build up from within the system, which will remove any unpleasant odours.

Our trained ATA technicians will be happy to explain the difference in your air-con system before and after recharge. Air-con systems not fully recharged will be less effective and have to work harder putting more strain on the engine and using more fuel.

To keep your air-con system fully charged this year, please give us a call today.

 

 

Parking Sensors

Have you ever mis-judged exactly where the rear of your car or van is and the first you know about it is when you get that little bouncing feeling? Or have you got blind spots when looking out of your rear window whilst reversing? Well, we can now supply and fit a remedy that will cure this problem, once and for all.

One of our new services is the supply and fitting of rear parking sensors, colour coded to your rear bumper, they automatically become active when reverse gear is selected and offer an audible signal when you get close to an object whilst reversing. They can be fitted to a manual or automatic vehicle.

Prices start from only £150.00 plus vat supplied and fitted.

Avoid scrapes and scratches to rear bumpers and other vehicles!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Headlamp Refurbishment

It is not uncommon for modern plastic car headlights to become clouded and yellow after a period of time, sometimes even on vehicles that are only a few years old.

This is not only detrimental to the aesthetics of the car, but reduces their effectiveness and for this reason is a common cause of MOT failure.

The good news is that this does not mean you have to go to the expense of a new set of headlights. Because the yellowing of the headlight lenses is only surface deep, our technicians can restore your headlights to their original levels of clarity by carefully polishing the outer yellowed layer of the headlight lens.

This is a fraction of the price of a new set of headlights and every bit as effective! This will enhance the aesthetics of the car and ensures your headlights pass the MOT.

For more information just call us on 01473 2727400

 

Paint Protection

Due to environmental demands, car manufacturers now have to use water based paints. Whilst being environmentally safe, they are prone to fading and oxidization. Diamondbrite is made from refined rock oils that are formulated into a 2 stage process so that each product compliments the next and builds up to create a tough durable glaze. The entire process when carried out by an approved Diamondbrite applicator is covered by a guarantee* from the date the product is applied.

The hard, high gloss protective skin that Diamondbrite creates prevents road salts, traffic film, acid rain, tree sap, insect fluid and other atmospheric pollutants from contacting directly with your cars paintwork. Fading from ultraviolet light is virtually eliminated as is nitrate etching caused by bird droppings (as long as it is washed off within 7 days and treated with Diamondbrite Conserver).

Once treated with Diamondbrite, you'll never have to polish your car again. Your vehicle will look as good as it did when it left the showroom, thereby improving its resale value. Another major benefit of Diamondbrite's high gloss finish is the ease with which dirt and grime is washed off the paintwork.

To maintain the vehicles appearance, simply wash down using the Diamondbrite Car Shampoo. We recommend this is followed by the use of Diamondbrite Conserver (on a monthly basis as a rinse). Both the shampoo and conserver are supplied when the car is Diamondbrited in the first instance. Further supplies of these and other Diamondbrite after care products can be obtained from the Diamondbrite Centre or direct from www.diamondbriteshop.co.uk (It's worth noting Conserver is used by the worlds leading airlines to protect the paint on their aircrafts)