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Digital Service Book

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…
DPF LIGHT

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…
Garage Tech Spot
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…

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…

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,…