MOT with Free Re-Test by Ellesmere Port Engine Centre Ltd


MOT with Free Re-Test by Ellesmere Port Engine Centre Ltd

We are a fully authorized Mot testing station and will carry out your Mot test while you wait, so give us a call to book your Mot or use the contact form to book your Mot online in Ellesmere Port, Chester and Birkenhead. The price to have your MOT would be only £40 this comes with a free MOT retest if your vehicle fails.

All prices are estimated using standard factory production line models and standard repair procedures, the price can change depending on make and model of vehicle plus unforeseen problems. All repair work prices will be finalized before commencement of any repair work. No extra work will be carried out unless authorized by the customer first.

All repair work carried out by Ellesmere Port Engine Centre Ltd is fully guaranteed

All prices subject to VAT

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Brake Repairs


Brake Repairs

Fully professional Brake Repair  services from highly trained mechanics, all car brake repairs under taken, brake repairs, brakes replaced, brakes fitted, Our fully equipped garage can handle any brake repair job; we also do brake services so if your brakes are nearly up give our garage services a call to get your brakes booked in before it becomes dangerous. We promise to keep you on the road with the cheapest car repair prices possible, so for low cost and budget auto repairs call are garage services we would love to help..

A brake is an object or device used to apply force to a moving object in order to reduce its motion and bring it to a halt. Brakes used on vehicles commonly bring a moving surface into contact with a stationary surface to generate friction, which slows and eventually stops the vehicle. The brakes used on cars at the beginning of the 21st century are usually either disc or drum brakes, with some manufacturers choosing a combination of the two

History

Brakes were initially invented for use with steel-rimmed wheels of horse drawn carriages and steam locomotives with a wooden block often applied to the wheel to force the vehicle to a stop. The introduction of rubber tires by the Michelin brothers in 1895 brought about research into a more efficient way of braking vehicles as the previous versions were unworkable with rubber tires. In 1899 the Daimler car manufacturer developed a system of drum braking called servo assistance where a cable attached to the chassis of the car would tighten around the drum to reduce resistance on the brake pedal. The servo system is still in operation today where the drum brake is used.

Drum

The drum brake was the first new method of braking introduced in the late 19th century with components such as the brake shoes housed in a drum that spun with the wheel.  when the brake pedal of a motor car is depressed the brake shoes are forced against the drum slowing the wheel and the car.

Disc

disc brakes were introduced in the 1970s as a way of increasing the efficiency of braking on cars used for racing, which over the subsequent years has trickled down to cars used for everyday purposes. A small caliper holds two brake pads, one on either side of a rotor which is attached to the wheel. When the brake pedal is depressed, the caliper clamps the two brake pads to the rotor creating friction and heat that slow the wheel.

Problems

The drum braking system carries a number of problems, the main being a reduction in braking ability when the hardware contained in the drum becomes too hot with friction. Reduced braking ability was a problem in large vehicles carrying heavy loads when the drum braking system could not cool itself. Disc brakes, on the other hand, are not enclosed and therefore are cooled by outside air flowing over the discs as the car moves. As the cost of producing disc brakes is higher and forces up the retail cost of building a car, many manufacturers are using disc brakes for the front wheels of a car and cheaper drum brakes for the rear where less force is needed to slow the vehicle.

 

ABS

The anti-lock braking system is a common feature on cars manufactured in the early part of the 21st century. This advance in car braking reduces the chances of brakes locking the car’s wheels in place and not allowing the driver to steer away from danger. Before the advent of anti-lock braking, to avoid skidding and locking brakes a driver would pump the brake manually but the anti-lock brakes now do this automatically, allowing the driver to steer as the car brakes.

MOT Services


MOT Services

Fully professional MOT services from highly trained mechanics, all car MOT’s undertaken, MOT retests, Mot failures, Mot repairs, Our fully equipped garage can handle any MOT repair job; we also do MOT and services so if your MOT is nearly up give our garage services a call to get your MOT booked in before it runs out.

We promise to keep you on the road with the cheapest car repair prices possible, so for low cost and budget auto repairs call are garage services we would love to help..

Garage Services


Garage Services

garage services fully professional from highly trained mechanics, all car repairs undertaken, engine repairs, head gaskets repaired, tyres fitted, exhausts replaced, brakes replaced or fitted, no job to small, if it’s a car and it needs repairing we can do it. Our fully equipped garage can handle any car repair job; we also do MOT and services so if your MOT is nearly our garage services a call to get your MOT booked in before it runs out. We promise to keep you on the road with the cheapest car repair prices possible, so for low cost and budget auto repairs call are garage services we would love to help..

Car Repairs in Ellesmere Port


Car Repairs Ellesmere Port

Ellesmere Port Engine Centre Ltd

If you’re having car problems and need your car repaired by a professional garage service come down to the Ellesmere Port Engine Centre Ltd, are fully trained garage lads will have your car repaired in no time.

The core of the engine is the cylinder, with the piston moving up and down inside the cylinder. Cars have more than one cylinder (four, six and eight cylinders ect). In a multi cylinder engine, the cylinders usually are arranged in one of three ways: in-line, V or flat (also known as horizontally opposed or boxer). Different configurations have different advantages and disadvantages in terms of smoothness, manufacturing cost and shape characteristics. These advantages and disadvantages make them more suitable for certain vehicles.

 

Engine Problems

So you go out one morning and your engine will turn over but it won’t start… What could be wrong? Three fundamental things can happen: a bad fuel mix, lack of compression or lack of spark. Beyond that, thousands of minor things can create problems, but these are the “big three.” Based on the simple engine, here is a quick rundown on how these problems affect your engine:

Bad fuel mix – A bad fuel mix can occur in several ways:

  • You are out of petrol, so the engine is getting air but no fuel.
  • The air intake might be clogged, so there is fuel but not enough air.
  • The fuel system might be supplying too much or too little fuel to the mix, meaning that combustion does not occur properly.
  • There might be an impurity in the fuel (like water in your gas tank) that makes the fuel not burn.

Lack of compression – If the charge of air and fuel cannot be compressed properly, the combustion process will not work like it should. Lack of compression might occur for these reasons:

  • Your piston rings are worn (allowing air/fuel to leak past the piston during compression).
  • The intake or exhaust valves are not sealing properly, again allowing a leak during compression.
  • There is a hole in the cylinder.

The most common “hole” in a cylinder occurs where the top of the cylinder (holding the valves and spark plug and also known as the cylinder head) attaches to the cylinder itself. Generally, the cylinder and the cylinder head bolt together with a thin gasket pressed between them to ensure a good seal. If the head gasket breaks down, small holes develop between the cylinder and the cylinder head, and these holes cause leaks.

Lack of spark – The spark might be nonexistent or weak for a number of reasons:

  • If your spark plug or the wire leading to it is worn out, the spark will be weak.
  • If the wire is cut or missing, or if the system that sends a spark down the wire is not working properly, there will be no spark.
  • If the spark occurs either too early or too late in the cycle (i.e. if the ignition timing is off), the fuel will not ignite at the right time, and this can cause all sorts of problems.

Many other things can go wrong. For example:

  • If the battery is dead, you cannot turn over the engine to start it.
  • If the bearings that allow the crankshaft to turn freely are worn out, the crankshaft cannot turn so the engine cannot run.
  • If the valves do not open and close at the right time or at all, air cannot get in and exhaust cannot get out, so the engine cannot run.
  • If someone sticks a potato up your tailpipe, exhaust cannot exit the cylinder so the engine will not run.
  • If you run out of oil, the piston cannot move up and down freely in the cylinder, and the engine will seize.

In a properly running engine, all of these factors are within tolerance.

As you can see, an engine has a number of systems that help it do its job of converting fuel into motion

Mot’s and Services Garage in Ellesmere Port


Mot’s and Services garage that provides professional mot and servicing for your car at cheep low prices, garage services that fully cover all your MOT and service needs, we do MOT failures and MOT retests in Ellesmere Port, so If your car needs servicing or your MOT needs renewing give the Ellesmere Port Engine Centre a call

Have your MOT checked regularly by a reputable garage because a MOT checks can save your license

So if your looking for a garage in Ellesmere Port that provides quality service at low cost prices give Ellesmere Port Engine Centre Ltd a call or just pop down to the garage or ring to book your car in for a MOT, were always happy to help

MOT Failure in Ellesmere Port


MOT Failure Question

If car fails MOT is the old test certificate still valid until its expiry date

Well the answer does not seem to be found on any of the government information about the MOT test, so we emailed VOSA with this question and this is their response:

“An MOT certificate is valid until its expiry date. However if your vehicle fails a test before this date and you do not rectify the defects then you are driving an un-roadworthy vehicle which is an offence.

So to put this into context if your car fails the MOT due to illegal tyres then you are driving an un-roadworthy vehicle, you were driving un-roadworthy vehicle before the MOT, and you will be driving an un-roadworthy vehicle until you get a new tyre. Therefore at anytime if caught you would be subject to a £2500 fine and 3 points per illegal tyres

However once you get a new tyre your car is roadworthy and the old MOT is still valid until its expiry date, thus you can then drive your car again and get it retested to your timescale, with out worrying about driving without an MOT

This is a very good reason to book your Mot early and give yourself plenty of time to book a retest if needed.


tyre prices in ellesmere port

Engine Repairs

Ellesmere Port Engine Centre Ltd tyre prices in ellesmere port

All prices are fully fitted – no hidden extras!

As Ellesmere Port’s leading MOT, tyres, brakes, car service and car repair specialist, at Ellesmere Port Engine Centre Ltd we’ve always fitted tyres of the best quality for low cost budget tyre prices as part of our highly regarded tyre fitting service.

Whatever car you drive, from a small car to a high performance or 4×4, they all have one thing in common;  tyres, It is crucial to ensure that they are in good condition because tyres in poor condition can be dangerous, illegal and waste fuel.

Reasons to get your tyres from Ellesmere Port Engine Centre Ltd

Ellesmere Port Engine Centre Ltd is the place you can trust to assess the state of your tyres because we have:

Qualified technicians providing a high level of professional expertise

Free and friendly advice and information on tyres

Access to all major makes of tyre to best tyre and offers

knowledge to advise which tyre is appropriate for your car and your wallet

Great prices on all tyres ranging from budget to premium quality

Our aim is to make purchasing the correct tyre, at the right price, as simple as possible