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When there's a lot going on, keeping on top of car maintenance can easily drop down the list of priorities. But a little bit of expert attention right now could save you a lot of time and expense further down the road!

To help you figure out what needs to be done and when, we've pulled together a handy list below. The following checks / services are not generally included in your regular car service, but definitely need to be looked at regularly.

We keep a record of any work you've had completed on your vehicle with us, and will send you email reminders when we think it may be time to have something looked at by one of our professional technicians. It's all part of the service here at Vertu Motors!

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Cambelt Cambelt change

The cambelt, sometimes known as a timing belt, is a rubber belt with teeth, which synchronises the rotation of the crankshaft and the camshaft, keeping vital components of your engine working in harmony.

If you don't replace your cambelt at the recommended intervals (as determined by your vehicle manufacturer) you run the risk of seriously damaging your car's engine.

Why you should replace your cambelt

  • Over time the cambelt will stretch which will cause delays in the engine timings
  • Prevents potentially serious (and costly) damage to your engine
  • Once the cambelt breaks, your car will become undriveable

Brake fluid change Brake fluid change

Brake fluid is as vital to stopping a vehicle as engine oil is to keeping it going. If there's one component in your vehicle that you don't want to go wrong, it's the brakes!

Brake fluid helps to keep your brakes operating smoothly, but as with any oil, contamination can occur over a period of time and the oil needs to be changed.

Why you should book a brake fluid change

  • Brake fluid absorbs water over time, causing dilution which reduces its effectiveness
  • Moisture can cause internal corrosion in the brake lines, calipers and other components
  • Contamination in brake fluid can seriously impact the effectiveness of your brakes

Air conditioning service Air conditioning service

We recommend having your vehicle Air Conditioning system recharged as around 10-15% of the refrigerant gas can seep out of the system each year. This leaves the system not operating as effectively as it should be. With a recharge, we restore the system with the correct gas and lubricant levels, remove all debris from the system and carry out thorough checks for performance.

Why you should book an air conditioning service

  • Protects your air conditioning system from damage
  • While every car is different, we recommend that your air conditioning unit is serviced at least once every year. We are contacting you today to offer this service from just £99.

Antibacterial decontamination Antibacterial decontamination

We put an antibacterial treatment through the system which will kill and clean out all the bacteria, mould and fungi which builds up over time. Which means when using the heating you are breathing purer air. This treatment also prolongs the life of your heating and ventilation system and come if different fragrances for you to choose from.

Why you should book an air conditioning decontamination

  • Removes bacteria and other contaminants
  • Prevents unpleasant odours

Coolant flush Coolant flush

Engine coolant plays an important role in removing excess heat from your engine, while preventing overheating, rust and corrosion in the engine cooling system.

Why you should book an engine coolant flush

  • Removes dust and limescale, which can build up over time
  • Prevents rust and corrosion in the engine cooling system
  • Have your thermostat, radiator and all hoses and belts checked for leaks and other potential problems
  • Over time, old coolant can become acidic, causing damage to your water pump, rubber hoses and metal components of your engine cooling system

Pollen filter change Pollen filter change

If you don't replace your filter then there can be a build-up of potentially harmful or foul smelling bacteria and mould.

Why you should book a pollen filter change

  • Reduces the amount of dirt and dust in your vehicle
  • Keeps your vehicle fresh and free from harmful contaminants
  • Eliminates odours caused by build-up of mould
  • Keeps your heating and air conditioning system running smoothly and quietly.

Gearbox oil change Gearbox oil change

Gearbox oil is an important lubricant which reduces wear and tear on the internal gears. As with any oil, this breaks down over time and can become contaminated with impurities. Changing the oil regularly will help to keep your gearbox running smoothly while also protecting the clutch.

Why you should book a gearbox oil change

  • Keeps your gearbox running smoothly
  • Protects your clutch
  • Defends against corrosion
  • Remove impurities such as worn bits from the gears

Emission control service Emission control service

A clean emissions control system improves your vehicle's fuel consumption, meaning less frequent trips to the pump! Not forgetting, you'll be helping out the environment too.

What does our emission control service involve?

Suitable for Petrol, Diesel and all Bio-Fuel vehicles, our emission control service has been formulated using a blend of special detergents and additives. These will help clean the entire fuel system, removing deposits from fuel injectors, intake valves and other fuel system components and will provide additional protection against fuel contamination.