Entries by Jay

Digital Service Book

Digital Service Records are becoming the norm with all cars now. Recording your history is important not just for your records but for resale value too. It’s not ideal when you get less for the trade in because there is no history on the system. These records are held by the manufacturer and garages have […]

Catalytic Convertor theft information

You may be aware that there has been an increase in the theft of catalytic converters across Berkshire and indeed nationally. Catalytic converters contain small amounts of the precious metals platinum, palladium and rhodium which seem to be fetching good money at scrap yards. Thieves have been mainly targeting Toyota Prius and Honda Jazz cars […]

Free Vehicle Health Checks

If your car has been stood around as many have then why not take the opportunity of a free vehicle health check. Brakes, Tyres, Battery, Lights and Levels are all checked to ensure your car is good to go. Call us now and arrange your free health check.

Diesel Particulate Filter Blockages and Faults

What is a DPF? Diesel Particulate Filter If you own a diesel car, you probably have a diesel particulate filter, however, you may not know exactly what this is or how to maintain it. Diesel particulate filters have been fitted to diesel-fuel cars for almost two decades now – but if not maintained, or if […]

Air Conditioning Service and Re-Gas

Is your Air Conditioning working to it’s full potential?  When you bring your car for an Air Conditioning Service with us at Lakeside Garage, Wraysbury,  the first thing that happens is that a vacuum test is carried out – All the remaining gas is completely drawn out and then all the air is drawn out […]

Coronavirus Update

Coronavirus update as of 13/05/2020   Due to the ever changing situation with Covid 19 and following the guidelines of the government,  we are now back open for business having implemented all the health and safety precautions relating to the virus. We may have to prioritise emergency work for key workers as we have throughout […]

IMI Master Technician Status

Lakeside Garage have an IMI (The Institute of the Motor Industry) Master Technician. Our company Director, Jay Wheatley, is classed within the top 3% of the technicians in the country having gained the coveted qualification of Master Technician.  However it does not stop there! Within the top 3%, most of the Master Technicians are dealer […]

Manufacturer Approved Oils

When looking for a repairer to service your car, always ask what oils are being used within the estimate they have given. So why would you ask this? Well there are many oils out there on the open market, and a £3 per litre oil cannot be the same as a £15 per litre oil. […]

Diagnostics de-mystified

When you go to a garage, are you paying for a Diagnostic assessment or merely a  fault code reading? There is a big difference! There appears to be some confusion around what a diagnostic check actually means from garage to garage. A proper diagnostic check  should be an in depth assessment of a fault on […]

Let us manage your MOT reminder!

Have you ever forgotten to book your car in for its MOT on time? Are you aware that driving your car without an MOT is illegal? There are no ‘grace’ days once the MOT has expired.! Your insurance policy may have terms and conditions regarding road worthiness of a vehicle and it would be advisable […]

Lakeside Garage Tech Spot

Oil quality…….how important is it? Manufacturers have long since been recommending specific oils for their vehicles. In the past these tended to be semi-synthetic 10w40 grade oils that were made to similar specification no matter which make was purchased. In recent years things have changed somewhat, and with tighter tolerances, hotter running engines, extended service […]