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IMI Master Technician Status

Lakeside Garage now have an IMI (The Institute of the Motor Industry) Master Technician. Our company Director, Jay Wheatley, has now joined the top 3% of the technicians in the country and gained this coveted qualification. However it does…
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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…

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…
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Air Con Re-Gas explained!

Do you know what you are getting with an Air Con Service? While in conversation with one of our lovely customers, he suggested that it might be helpful to provide a full explanation of how an Air Con Service on your car works – having checked…

Is your Mercedes subject to the Digital Service Book?

Mercedes Digital Service Book If you drive a Mercedes and your vehicle is relatively new with a   Mercedes Digital service book, you do not have to go to a dealer in order to have the vehicle serviced and the service book updated. Here…
Engine remapping Surrey and Berkshire

Engine Re-Mapping grows in popularity

Think engine re-mapping looks simple? Well think again! Yet, on daily basis we are seeing more and more people wanting to re-map their cars. What is Re-mapping? It used to be referred to as 'Chip Tuning' - Simplistically it is a method of…
Broken Brake Pad

Brake trouble?

Brakes and the importance of ensuring that they are properly maintained. If you were booked on to a flight and found out that the aircraft had not passed the safety checks for its braking capacity, but was flying regardless, would you get…

Lakeside Garage Wins Mobil Service centre of the month April 2012

We are pround to announce that here at Lakeside Garage we have won Mobil service centre of the month for April 2012. Mobil oils are key to our success and we use Mobil for servicing as it is manufacturer approved for BMW, Mini, VW, Audi, Seat,…