Getting To Know Wheel Alignment

Getting To Know Wheel Alignment Terms

Getting To Know Wheel Alignment Terms

Ensuring that your vehicles wheels are correctly aligned is one of the essential car maintenance checks that is done at the annual vehicle service. Vehicle wheels can become misaligned if you have hit a pothole or kerb, or afterwear on your suspension or steering components. There may be some terminology mentioned to let you know why your vehicle is not steering correctly but do you know what those common wheel alignment terms mean? Read our getting to know wheel alignment terms article to find out more…

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Car Maintenance Checks

Car Maintenance Checks

Car Maintenance Checks

Don’t wait for your MOT to check your vehicle is in working order. There are several car maintenance checks you can do yourself to ensure your car is roadworthy.

Car Maintenance Checks


1. Tyre tread


Your car’s tyres are very important, so inspect them frequently – especially the tread depth. Making sure each tyre has enough tread is vital to make your car grip in the wet. Each tyre on your vehicle must have 1.6mm of tread or more. If you are caught with tyres with tread depths below the limit, you will get a fine and points on your licence – per tyre.

2. Tyre pressure


As well as tread depth, measure tyre pressure regularly. Your vehicle’s handling can be erratic if your tyres are wrongly inflated, and it affects grip. This is dangerous at high speeds. The correct tyre pressures are in your car manual or door sill.

3. Engine oil levels


Checking the engine oil is easy. Make sure the engine is cold then open the bonnet. Find the dipstick, pull it out of its tube and wipe off the excess oil with a cloth. Push it all the way in and pull it out again, looking where the oil stuck to it. Markings on the end indicate if your oil level is low.

4. Lights


You should check your headlights, indicators, reversing, fog and brake lights all work properly. This is quick to do and easier if someone helps you. Alternatively, park by a window and use the reflection.

5. Screen Wash and windscreen wipers


Make sure your wipers don’t leave streaks or smears on the window and top up your windscreen fluid if it gets low.

Car Clinic MOT Centre –Ellesmere Port garage


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R1234yf Regassing Centre

R1234yf Regassing Centre

Here at your local Ellesmere Port Car Garage, Car Clinic MOT Centre, we are proud to offer an affordable servicing and air conditioning R1234yf regas service. The air conditioning in your car loses from 10% to 15% efficiency every year, so come and us at our R1234yf regassing centre for a free air-conditioning check to see if it needs a top-up.

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R134a Regassing Centre

R134a Regassing Centre

Car Clinic MOT Centre car garage Ellesmere Port make servicing and air conditioning your R134a regas affordable. All the air con regassing work is carried out by fully -trained technicians. Air conditioning systems in cars can lose between 10 and 15 per cent efficiency every year, so come and see us at our R134a regassing centre and have a free air-conditioning check.

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Get Your Air Con Regassed Now

Get Your Air Con Regassed Now

At Car Clinic MOT Centre car garage Ellesmere Port, we offer an affordable servicing and air conditioning re-gas service from fully-trained technicians. The air conditioning in a car loses between 10 to 15% of its efficiency every year, so pop in for a free air-conditioning check and get your air con regassed now before the hottest days of summer.

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