Experiencing automotive difficulties? Whatever the fault, our time served mechanics are on hand to help you get back safely on the road ASAP. It doesn’t matter if you’ve broken down at the side of the road, have suffered an accident, or are completely perplexed as to the cause of the issue – we’ll run diagnostics at our fully equipped Horley garage to ascertain the extent of the damage.
We can then provide no obligation advice, recommending the best course of action. Our transparency, as well as 40 year track record of providing everything from brake repairs and clutch repairs, to vehicle air conditioning repairs, means we’re seen as one of the most reputable car repairs options in Surrey and West Sussex, welcoming motorists from all throughout these areas, including Crawley.
Below, we’ve run over some of the most common types of car repairs we carry out over the course of the average week. It’s by no means exhaustive, and there are many niche or less commonly encountered car repairs we’re capable of carrying out. So call us whatever your issue, on 01342 842 996.
Brake Repairs – It’s essential that any change in behaviour you experience with your brakes is immediately investigated; after all, they play a crucial role in keeping you safe on the road. We recommend motorists in Crawley, Surrey and West Sussex keep an eye out for:
There are many different mechanical problems tied to these symptoms, ranging from overheating and a lack of brake fluid, to uneven rotors. Waste no time in getting to our Horley garage, so we can get to the bottom of the problem and restore brake functionality.
Clutch Repairs – Perhaps the most common problems motorists experience with their clutches are sticking and slipping, as well as biting point issues. Sticking is where a clutch requires repeated attempts to lock into place, prompting jarring noises and reduced control over your vehicle. Slipping is when the clutch won’t engage as you move to change gear. Slippage can be a result of aggressive driving and riding the clutch, rather than using the hand brake, but oil contamination can also play a part.
If the biting point of your clutch has slowly lowered, this is likely just due to general wear and tear. However, a sudden change might signal something is seriously wrong. In either situation, visit Smallfield Garage Ltd in Horley for the required diagnostics and clutch repairs.
Vehicle Air Conditioning Repairs – A malfunctioning or inefficient air conditioning system can be a major nuisance, making driving in both hot and cold weather an uncomfortable and unenjoyable experience. But there’s also serious health connotations, as systems contain filters that will catch pollutants, pollen and airborne bacteria, ensuring the quality of air inside the vehicle is up to par. It’s important this system remains functional. So what keeps yours in proper working condition?
Firstly, your air conditioning system contains a gas that slowly dissipates over time (around 10% per year). This needs to be re-charged from to time. Secondly, there’s the health of the system itself, inside which pollutants like bacteria and fungi can slowly build-up. To ensure neither a lack of gas nor a build-up of pollutants causes ongoing issues, we recommend our customers in and around the Horley and Crawley areas visit us for vehicle air conditioning repairs every 2 years. We’ll identify and patch any leaks in the system, re-charge it, and ensure it is running cleanly and efficiently.
SMART Bodywork Repairs – A modern alternative to replacing an entire section of bodywork, e.g a bumper or panel, SMART stands for small or medium area repair technology. It can be used to fix scratches, scuffs and dents in record time, while keeping the cost down of repairs down. The process begins with our team cleaning and drying the target area, masking off adjacent areas such as neighbouring panels, lights and decorative features, then sanding back to the paint and prime layers.
The next stage sees us prime the area with a grey base, then cure it with the help of an infrared lamp. Layers of a colour-matched paint are then applied one after one, before a second curing stage is carried out. The finished section is then polished and buffed, fully restoring your bodywork to its former glory.