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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…

Regular maintenance, do or don’t?

Is failing to care for your car is a false economy ……..?     Our cars are not dissimilar to how we have come to rely on our devices. Take either of them away from us for any period of time and it is like having an arm removed…
Total Oils Authorised agent

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…
Air Filter change

What do you know about the Air Filter in your Vehicle?

This is an image we have taken here at the garage to show the contrast between a dirty Air Filter  on the right and a new one. The Air Filter was supposedly changed only a year ago. It is possible that it was changed and that extensive…

Waterpump failures

Not many people get to see what a broken water pump looks like. This is an image of one that we took off a vehicle recently. It is actually broken at the 'impeller' which is the part of the pump that rotates. If the water pump is broken then…
Garage Tech Spot

Why you cannot afford not to have the oil in your car changed regularly!

Interesting information regarding the consequences of not changing the oil in your car regularly.  The photo you can see here shows an oil filter that has not been changed according to the vehicle’s schedule. It has totally disintegrated!…

Bulb failure information

Headlight failure It is good practice to check that your headlights are working properly on a weekly basis. We all, often see vehicles with just one headlight working and it is likely that they do not realise they have a problem. If only one…

Lakeside Garage While you wait service

Lakeside Garage has launched it's improved "While you wait service". With it's comfortable waiting area, Free tea and coffee and free WiFi Access. All of our appointments are prebooked at specific times to ensure that the car is started immediately…

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,…