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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…

Air Conditioning Service and Re-Gas

Is your Air Conditioning working to it's full potential?  If we are to continue with glorious weather and we are lucky enough to have air conditioning in our cars, then it is something we will all need! When you bring your car for an Air…

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…

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. …
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…

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…
Garage Tech Spot

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…
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,…