Wheel Alignment

Alignment or tracking, is important for good road holding and to maximise the life of the tyres.

Hitting a kerb or driving at speed through a pot hole can result in misalignment. Our web wheel alignment offer is for the 2 front wheels to be aligned. This is due to the fact that although every modern car can have its front wheels adjusted, not all cars can have their rear wheels aligned so there is little our technicians can do about it.

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For most cars aligning the front wheels will resolve many of the uneven tyre wear problems. However there will be some cases where all 4 wheels will need to be aligned. On checking your vehicle Bicester Garage technicians can advise on requirements and if adjustments can be made will advise of the additional cost.

The direction and angle at which tyres are set are both important. Wheel alignment involves checking the direction and angle against vehicle manufacturers' specifications and are both equally important. You may hear these described as toe in, toe out, positive camber or negative camber.

Tyre Wear

There is no set pattern to wear and tear, it can be down to type of driving, location etc.

On a front wheel drive car the front tyres will usually wear more quickly due to the increased work load on the front axle. High performance cars will also wear tyres much quicker than a less powerful car due to the additional power going through the drive wheels. Premature wear can be caused by incorrect tyre pressures, incorrect wheel alignment or overloading of the vehicle. Bicester Garage recommends that you visually check your tyres weekly for signs of wear or irregular wear.

Bicester Garage Services

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Car Parts & Body Repair

Body Repairs in Bicester

Bicester Garage mechanics are specialists in bumper scuff repairs, key scratch repairs, alloy wheel repairs , stone chip and scrape repairs. Our prices can be up to 70% cheaper than a body shop as we only repair the damaged area rather than the whole panel. We can complete the work within a few hours, all we need is an electricity supply.

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Diagnostic Check

Diagnostic Code Check in Bicester

At Bicester Garage we have the latest Delphi diagnostic equipment to plug into your vehicle's electronic control system and identify issues. You don't have to go to a dealership to find faults, we can take care of that for you. The majority of modern vehicles can produce a huge variety of fault codes that get stored within the vehicle's memory system.

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Electronic component repair

Electronic Components Repair in Bicester

Modern cars have a number of Electronic Control Units (ECU) for both engines and braking systems, Electronic Throttle Bodies and units that control instrument cluster panels. These are highly complex components and their repair or replacement is not usually easy; specialist knowledge and special diagnostic equipment is needed.

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Air Conditioning

Car Air Conditioning Repair in Bicester

We offer the most extensive Air Conditioning service available which includes recharging refrigerant to recommended levels, adding fresh system oil, check operation of air conditioning system, full visual inspection, temperature and leak checks, recovery of refrigerant and even evacuation of air and moisture from system.

Fuel Service Plus

With fuel prices so high, saving money on our petrol bill is uppermost in our minds.

For cars over three years old, our Fuel Service cleans the fuel system and engine which will have become dirty over time, so that the engine burns fuel more efficiently. If we don't improve your car's fuel burning efficiency, you won't pay anything. The fuel burning efficiency of your car will be measured by the amount of hydrocarbons (unburnt fuel) emitted from the exhaust. A before and after emission/diesel smoke test will be carried out on your car. If there is no improvement between the before and after emissions/diesel smoke test, you will not have to pay for the Fuel Service carried out on your car.

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