Bickington, Barnstaple, North Devon. EX31 2LQ Tel: 01271 336101

Repair Work

We can do many light repair jobs at your property, from new exhausts to welding work, new radiators or even stereo installation.

Read More


Do you need new brake pads or discs? Do you need corroded brake pipe replacing. This can all be done at your home.

Read More


Does your car need a service but you cant take time off work to have it done? We can fully service right through the weekend.

Read More

Why is Maintenance Important?

Next to your house, your car is probably the most expensive thing you own, take care of it.

The last thing you want is your car breaking down on you when you are far from home, or have a back seat full of kids. Regular maintenance can catch these issues before they surface and ruin your day.

Also bear in mind that when things wear or break, you can end up causing other damage, including to your wallet.

Remember, take care of your car and it will take care of you!

Car Care Tips

Checking your Oil
Remember your engine needs the right amount of good quality oil of the correct type. Without it the engine will overhead and sieze. An engine without oil will generally not survive being run. All you have to do is check your dipstick at least once a week (its usually has a red or yellow end to make it easy to spot). Keep the oil at or close to the top of the markings on the dipstick.
Check your tyre wear
The tyres are the only points of contact with the road (as long as you are driving the car properly that is) and so are a major part of keeping you on the straight and narrow and stopping you. Check for uneven tyre wear and have the tracking checked if they dont wear evenly across the surface (any cords or braid showing are automatically illegal), and remember, its MINIMUM 1.6mm of tread across 75% of the tyre, thats not a target.
Check your brake fluid
Making sure your brake fluid is in good condition and topped up is vital as without it you wont stop. You should always check your fluid level when you check your oil and make sure that the fuild is tested whenever the car is serviced to make sure that it is in tip top condition.
Vehicle Maintenance Tuition
Are you unsure about what to check, where things are or what you are looking for? We can offer 1 to 1 tuition to bring you up to speed on basic checks and maintenance that you can do yourself. Not only could it save you money on garage fees but it will also make you more aware of your car, how it works and what it can and cant do, ultimately making you safer on the roads.