We pride ourselves on our ability to aid our customers across a variety of services.
Engine Repair & Rebuilds
Engine rebuilds and repairs can be expensive. At lot can happen to your car engine over an extended period of time and you may find that you need it to be repaired or replaced.
It is possible to repair some problems, you don’t always need a replacement engine; which is something we will always investigate. Before we recommend rebuilding your engine, we will source parts to complete a repair. This will save you both money and time!
Most modern vehicles today, contain an onboard computer known as an ECU which continually monitors the performance of the vehicle.
We use state-of-the-art equipment for vehicle diagnostics which can read the engine fault codes in your ECU’s memory. Our trained technicians can then suggest any necessary repairs to rectify the error and get you back on the road.
Gearboxes are a complex part of any vehicle, so maintenance is an important part of the vehicle’s servicing needs.
Through expert diagnosis, we be able to advise if your gearbox is faulty prior to starting any work on your vehicle.
If you think that you are having problems with your gearbox, just bring your vehicle along to our garage have it investigated.
Common signs that you may need a new clutch fitted include: changing gears is difficult, rattling or grinding sound when you change gears, you can rev the engine; but your car barley increases in speed, engine revs climb or fail seemingly at random, the clutch may seem to ‘slip’ causing a loss of acceleration, or complete loss of drive.
The cost of a clutch replacement varies depending on the nature of the problem and the model of car you’re driving.
Unlike other mechanical components of your vehicle, cambelts are prone to natural wear and tear over prolonged mileage and/or periods of time.
In the interests of safety and engine maintenance, it is vital that the cambelt of your car is replaced when necessary.
When a cambelt snaps, it can cause major damage to both the valves and pistons of the engine. It can also damage other expensive components of the vehicle, which may lead to an entire replacement in extreme circumstances.
If you require a new car battery, we can provide a full battery replacement service and can dispose of your old battery. If you have concerns about the age or charging capacity of your car battery, don’t leave it until your car won’t start.
Your car battery is the only source of power to get your car started so it is very important that you check your battery regularly. Flat batteries are one of the main reasons for breakdown calls in the UK, especially on cold mornings; you will only really know something is wrong when your car doesn’t start!
Car Body repairs
We complete car body repairs such as bumper scuffs, paintwork scratches, minor dents and kerbed alloy wheels without re-painting the entire panel/wheel, resulting in a quality repair at a fraction of body shop prices.
Paintless dent repair (PDR) is a method used by dent technicians to remove small and sometimes large dents in a cars bodywork. The PDR technique can be used if the cars paint work is still intact.
Choosing the right tyre can be confusing, from choosing the right size, to selecting a tyre and brand that will be fit for purpose from the extensive range available.
Your tyres are the only point of contact your vehicle has with the road. Therefore, it’s vitally important that you select the right tyre type for the vehicle you are driving and for the purpose it is being used.
You should get into the habit of regularly checking your tyres for correct tyre pressure, tread wear and general condition; don’t forget to check the spare tyre, if you have one.
Regular brake checks can identify a problem before it begins to impact on your braking efficiency, thus providing an opportunity to restore the effectiveness of your vehicle’s braking system to its intended performance.
If you are concerned about the performance of your brakes, or would like them checked before going on a long journey, our expert technicians are always happy to help.
To keep your vehicle in excellent condition, we would recommend having your emissions and exhaust system checked regularly for cracks, leaking joints, broken hangers, worn rubber mountings, corrosion, failed gaskets and high levels of pollutant gases.
If you hear any strange noises coming from your exhaust or have concerns about the condition of your exhaust system, the best advice is to come into our garage where our qualified specialists will be able to help diagnose the fault and suggest an appropriate solution.
Many drivers experience the benefits of air conditioning in their car or van on a hot day but just like other parts of your car, the air conditioning system also needs regular attention to ensure it continues to work efficiently and effectively.
Vehicle air conditioning systems can lose refrigerant gas over time, especially if they aren’t used regularly; meaning that they may not work as well as they should. Manufacturers recommend your air con system is recharged with gas and lubricant every 2 years.
This service is not part of routine vehicle servicing, so if your vehicle is more than 2 years old it’s probably due an air con recharge.
Hartford MOT Centre offer 10% discount off of the final invoice total, to all employees of The Hut Group.
*Proof of employment must be provided/verified to obtain the discount.