Introduction

Jack frost is already glazing everything as far as the eye can see- this means that often our cars have to work even harder for us.

Whether it’s the freezing temperatures of a winter morning, where we need our cars in order to take us to work, or its simply the cold-air of a long motorway journey, our cars have to work through these harsh weather conditions.

This is why its so important that we service our cars, and have a respected garage, such as ours, to carry out any servicing or repairs that might be needed.

So, if you’re looking for a local mechanic that can service your car, why look any further than us?

We have many 5-star reviews and our customers regularly comment how friendly our garage is, how efficient we are, plus, we have highly experienced mechanics which work for us.

 


Every car brand welcome at our garage

When scrolling through the various garages that appear on Google, you may find that some Cardiff based garages may specialise in certain makes of cars, yet at our garage every brand of car is welcome.

Our mechanics can therefore work on a wide range of different make cars at our garage, for example, in any one day, we could be servicing a classic car, a diesel saloon belonging to a local business, and also say a city car. Therefore, at our garage all car brands are welcome.



We can offer you the full range of car servicing options

You may only require your car’s engine oil and filter to be changed, we can offer this at an affordable price.

Alternatively, you might be looking for a garage that offers “full car servicing” we can also offer this.

 

We offer the full range of servicing options.

When a lot of cars come into us, to have a service prior to winter, some customers also ask us to check the cars battery sometimes.

That’s because at this time of year, as the weathers so cold, this can put an extra strain on our cars batteries.


Does your car need to be serviced this winter?

If you’re looking for a local garage in order to have your car serviced, then why not give us a quick call?

We offer affordable prices

It’s fair to say that some quotes for getting your car serviced, well, they can sometimes vary quite a bit between the different garages.

However, at our garage, we see a large amount of repeat business, simply because, we keep our prices competitive, and our levels of customer service very high.


Highly-experienced mechanics

We don’t just offer car servicing, which means that our mechanics could be busy changing a car’s clutch, it’s brakes or even the exhaust on anyone day.

This means that our mechanics don’t just service cars, we offer car repairs, as well as many other services, such as air-conditioning recharges as well.


 

Classic through to electric vehicles are all welcome

At some garages, they may specialise in just one brand of car, or more than one make, but brands which are also owned by the same car manufacturer.

Therefore, that garage may only offer to service, or repair that make, or a few brands of vehicle.

However, we can service classic cars, such as rare British vehicles, right through to your much more ultra-modern electric cars, we therefore dont just service one brand, we can offer to service any brand and model car.


 

Battery becoming drained?

Don’t forget, if you have your car booked in with us for a service this winter, why not ask us at the same time to check your cars battery?

As its all well and good to have the vehicle serviced, yet on an ultra-cold day, you may find that your batteries completely drained, and doesn’t have the power to turn the engine over- which may mean, your late for work.

So, why not, while your car is with us, for say a full service, ask our mechanics to check the battery, and make sure it’s not too drained?


 

Why not book your car in for a service this winter?

Whether you have a large diesel saloon, a petrol 4×4 or even a city car, these will all need servicing, so if you’re looking for a local garage why not call us?

 

What types of car repairs can your garage offer?

Sometimes, while a car is with us, for say a car repair, the owner will also ask us to service the car as well, we therefore offer all manner of car repairs, here’s just an example, of the services that our mechanics in Cardiff can offer:

 

–        Clutch replacement

–        Brake repair, drum brakes, disc brakes and carbon ceramic brake discs can all be repaired by us

–        Gearbox issues

–        Electrical repairs

–        Suspension repairs

–        Exhaust repairs

–        Battery and alternator changes

 

 

 

Introduction

Whether your car has a faulty electric handbrake or your car just needs new brake pads, we can help.   

Each week we replace the brake pads and discs on a wide range of different cars, this includes rectifying handbrake issues if they exist.

As brakes are a wearable part fitted to our cars, that are subject to huge amounts of friction, which of course produces heat, this is a part of your car that will wear out. So, whether you need the brakes repaired on an everyday diesel saloon, or a high-value track day car, our garage will be able to help you.

Our experienced mechanics are used to working on all manner of cars, from replacing or repairing older drum brakes on say a classic car, right through to working on real high-performance cars, which may even have very advanced braking systems, such as using a “carbon ceramic” brakes, which you may find on say a hyper car.


Experienced Mechanics

Our mechanics have a huge amount of experience on working on a wide range of car brands. This experience ranges from your everyday type of brake repair, such as checking over and replacing brake pads, right through to more complicated fixes, such as sorting out braking issues caused by electrical faults.

Our mechanics therefore switch between working on many different car brands every day. For example, at our garage we repair and service hybrid cars, fully electric vehicles and your more common diesel and petrol engine cars.

There are now complex braking systems, such as cars fitted with “regenerative braking systems” right through to simpler brake systems such as having drum brakes on the back of a car, and discs and brake pads on the front.

Therefore, whichever type of brake system option you have, whether it be an electrical issue, mechanical issue or simply a matter of the car being stood idle for too long, so the discs have now become heavily corroded through rust, our mechanics can start to repair your car for you.

For electrical problems, such as a issue being caused by an intermittent fault, such as having a defective electric handbrake, our advanced car diagnostic equipment will be able to quickly work out the problem, by obtaining a “fault code” so our mechanics will then know which part needs replacing or repairing.


Brake pads

One of the most frequent tasks our mechanics carryout is to replace worn brake pads, we can then replace them with a new pads.  


Brake pad and disc replacement

Sometimes the actual brake disc will be work down as well, or uneven wear may mean it needs replacing as well. Our mechanics will be able to tell you after a brake check, whether you just need the pads replacing, or whether we recommend the brake discs are replaced at the same time.


Rusted / Pitted Brake Discs

Let’s say you have a car and it’s your absolute pride and joy, so much so you’ve had it many years, yet it’s been stored in a garage that’s rather damp, or lets say its been left on your driveway for a long while, so that the brakes are exposed to the elements.

Through all of that frost, wet and sometimes salty sea air, if you live close to the coast, this can mean that sometimes the brakes become so rusted that extensive work is needed to repair the car. For example, brake discs can corrode, which can start as just surface rust, and then end up pitting and ruining the brakes so they cannot be used.


Carbon Ceramic Brakes

Some cars produce so much brake horse power that traditional brake pads and discs wont be as effective at helping to bring the car to a safe stop.

This means on some cars, especially those producing high amounts of BHP under the bonnet, the cars manufacturer may have fitted what is called “carbon ceramic” brakes, these are normally a lot more expensive to replace.


Drum brakes

Some cars have “brake drums” on the back of the car, that’s to help the stopping force of the back-wheels, and then on the front sometimes brake discs and pads are used.

We also repair brake drums, some cars, for example an old classic car may sometimes have these fitted to the vehicle.


Handbrake issues

You may have a handbrake issue, which has caused an MOT failure?

Alternatively you may simply have a handbrake that has too much “travel” in the lever, meaning, that the handbrake cable may need adjusting or fully replacing.

If you have handbrake issues, we can help to repair them.


Electric handbrake repair

More modern cars have electric handbrakes, meaning the lever, which is normally between the two front seats, that’s the drivers and passenger chairs may be replaced by a simple push button in order to switch the handbrake on or off.

However, sometimes faults can occur, our mechanics can help to repair these issues.

Faults with the car’s brakes, such anti-lock brake (ABS) issues

There may well be a fault with the cars electrics, which when connected to our cars diagnostic machine we can start to fix.

Is the car unsafe to drive?

If the car is unsafe to drive, we can collect the car from you, we have our own recovery truck.

 

 

 

Introduction

It’s that time of year again, the clocks have gone back, the leaves are falling off the trees at a rather rapid pace, and is nearly time to scrape frost off our car’s windows in the mornings.

Yet, its at this time of year, a lot of us forget how hard our cars work for us every single day, that’s to say, during the sub-zero temperatures our engines are expected to be switched on in a flash, and we expect everything to be working perfectly.

However, it’s so important to keep our cars serviced and in good working order all year around, this is where our garage can help you.

For example, engine oil running low, or the engine oil being used for too long, this can increase engine wear.

This is why it’s so important to use a reputable garage, such as Automotive Cardiff, and to have your car serviced or repaired by our experienced mechanics.

So, whether its something relatively simple, such as changing a cars battery or you may require a full service of your car, we can help.

Why not talk to our team in Cardiff, we can then book you in for car repairs or servicing that you may require?

 

Full service

Just think our hard our engines work especially during our cold winters; this is why its important that items like the engine oil is replaced to the manufacturer’s recommendation.

Whether your car needs a fully-synthetic oil, a semi-synthetic oil or mineral oil, we will be able to tell which oil your car needs and we use quality oils.

It’s so important that the right oil is used, this is why many high-performance car owners in Wales come to us, as they know, when it comes to the engine oils we use, we only ever use quality oil.

 

Oil change

 

Its important to change your car’s engine oil when required, yet some car owners leave their engine oil run too low or don’t change it at regular service intervals, as recommend by a mechanic, and this can sometimes cause engine damage.

Engine oil is what helps lubricant the engine, without it, sometimes even catastrophic engine damage can occur. This can sometimes cause major mechanical damage, that the engine components become damaged, and the engine sometimes becomes seized.

This is why its so important to get your car serviced when required.

 

Interim servicing

Some of us clock up a huge number of miles every year, whether that’s motorway cruising within a company car, or someone that simply works a long distance away from home, so the car is simply traveling further, and on a regular basis, therefore we also offer “interim servicing” at our garage.

No matter which brand car you drive, whether it’s a luxury SUV or simply a diesel estate, we can service your car, as well as offering interim servicing.

Companies within Cardiff know how efficient our business is, this is why if they own a fleet of company cars, they may get those vehicles serviced by us. We can therefore offer you a time slot, where we will get your car serviced.

This means that all company cars are also welcome at our garage, so whether your company owns 10 cars or a thousand cars, we can offer company car servicing as well.

 

Battery replacement

Its at this time of year our cars batteries are put under increased strain, that’s because our main beam lights are often on a lot more, as daylight time is reduced, plus starting a cold engine, that often takes more effort from the cars battery.

Sure, a cars alternator should help charge the battery as the engine is running, yet if we are only doing very short drives in Cardiff on a regular basis, well, the demand on starting the car, having the heaters on, headlights on, well that may drain the battery, and not give it enough of a long drive to recharge the battery.

Yet, the batteries in our cars are the same as other types of batteries, that’s to say, the battery can lose its strength.

This is why if your battery is running low, and seems sluggish when starting the car, well, it’s definitely worth coming to our garage, so we can carry out a battery check to see if it needs replacing.

 

Why not ask our mechanics to also check your cars brakes?

Having your brakes in good condition all year around is absolutely crucial, yet at winter time, when the roads are frosted over, its so important that your car is in absolutely perfect working order.

No matter if you have the most common type of brakes, that’s discs and brake pads, a more rarer option that’s “carbon ceramic brakes”, which are normally fitted to real high-performance cars, or drum-brakes, sometimes fitted to the back of some cars, we can help you.

Why not call us for a brake check?

 

Does your handbrake need to be repaired?

Don’t neglect a faulty handbrake, you may have noticed for example that there’s more travel in the handbrake than normal? Or that the electric handbrake doesn’t seem to be working every time? This shouldn’t be ignored; a qualified and experienced mechanic is needed, this is where our mechanics can help.

 

Would you like us to add coolant / anti-freeze to your vehicle?

Our winters can be fiercely cold, this is why its crucial that the right anti-freeze is used, call us if you need your cars coolant to be replaced.

 

Is your vehicle displaying any sort of fault code?

Fault codes shouldn’t be ignored at any time of year, they could be flagging a problem that could result in a much larger repair bill if ignored. If your car is displaying a warning light, or a fault code, then this shouldn’t be ignored, why not call us?

 

Get your car ready for winter with us

No matter if you own a rugged 4×4 vehicle or simply a small petrol engine car, you should get your car serviced.

Many car owners in Wales call us, we have many happy customers, a lot of which have left reviews on our Google My Business account, so why not check our garages many positive reviews, and call to book your car in with us.