Cahir Auto Service

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Emission Tests

The vehicles exhaust emission is on the list at NCT check-up. If you are not sure that your car will pass the emission test, come to Cahir Auto Service Centre and we will test the exhaust emission, so you can save some money from failing the NCT check.

Motor vehicle service

A motor vehicle service is a series of maintenance procedures carried out at a set time interval or after the vehicle has traveled a certain distance. The service intervals are specified by the vehicle manufacturer in a service schedule and some modern cars display the due date for the next service electronically on the instrument panel.
The completed services are usually recorded in a service book which is rubber stamped by the service centre upon completion of each service. A complete service history usually adds to the resale value of a vehicle.
Maintenance tasks commonly carried out during a motor vehicle service include:

Change the engine oil
Replace the oil filter
Check level and refill brake fluid
Check level and refill power steering fluid
Grease and lubricate components
Check condition of the tires
Reset the service light

Replace the air filter*
Replace the fuel filter*
Replace the spark plugs*
Tune the engine (Additional)
Check level and refill Automatic or Manual Transmission Fluid (Additional)

Inspect and replace the timing belt if needed (Additional)
Computerized diagnostics (Additional)
Regenerate DPF/FAP filter (Additional)

* (Full Service)
A timing belt, timing chain or cam belt is a part of an internal combustion engine that synchronizes the rotation of the crankshaft and the camshaft(s) so that the engine’s valves open and close at the proper times during each cylinder’s intake and exhaust strokes. In an interference engine the timing belt or chain is also critical to preventing the piston from striking the valves. A timing belt is a belt that usually features teeth on the inside surface, while a timing chain is a roller chain.

When it comes to car servicing, timing belt replacement is without doubt the most important serviceable component of a car’s engine. The timing belt has an incredibly important job controlling the camshafts in the engine and keeps it running smoothly, if left unchanged and it breaks, it can seriously lighten your wallet.
It is important that you know the change interval of your timing belt as going over the manufacturers’ recommendation can lead to a slipped or snapped belt. In many cases this requires a new engine or engine build costing hundreds of euro. The owner’s manual maintenance schedule is the source of timing belt replacement intervals, typically every 60,000 to 100,000 miles.

Come to Cahir Auto Service Centre if You just bought a car or You are just not sure when the timing belt was changed. Changing it in time will save Your money, Your car and Your nerves.

Suspension is the term given to the system of springs, shock absorbers and linkages that connects a vehicle to its wheels and allows relative motion between the two. Suspension systems serve a dual purpose — contributing to the vehicle’s road-holding/handling and braking for good active safety and driving pleasure, and keeping vehicle occupants comfortable and reasonably well isolated from road noise, bumps, and vibrations etc. These goals are generally at odds, so the tuning of suspensions involves finding the right compromise. It is important for the suspension to keep the road wheel in contact with the road surface as much as possible, because all the road or ground forces acting on the vehicle do so through the contact patches of the tires. The suspension also protects the vehicle itself and any cargo or luggage from damage and wear. The design of front and rear suspension of a car may be different. Shock absorbers and struts are vital for on road safety performing the function of keeping the tyres evenly connected with the road, and maintaining a vertical load on the tyres. The shock absorbers on your car go through as many as one thousand movements per kilometre so it is not surprising that they wear out quite quickly and should be checked every 20,000 kilometres.

Clearly the maintenance of your car’s suspension system will be of vital importance to how your car handles and behaves on the road. Making sure it is working properly will not only make your car safer but will also help reduce unnecessary wear and tear. Come to Cahir Auto Service Centre for suspension check up and/ or repair.

A vehicle brake is a brake used to slow down a vehicle by converting its kinetic energy into heat. The basic hydraulic system, most commonly used, usually has six main stages. The brake pedal, the brake boost (vacuum servo), the master cylinder, the apportioning valves and finally the road wheel brakes themselves.
Anti-lock braking system (ABS) is an automobile safety system that allows the wheels on a motor vehicle to maintain contact with the road surface according to driver inputs while braking, preventing the wheels from locking up (ceasing rotation) and avoiding uncontrolled skidding. Typically ABS includes a central electronic control unit (ECU), four wheel speed sensors, and at least two hydraulic valves within the brake hydraulics. The ECU constantly monitors the rotational speed of each wheel. If a fault develops in any part of the ABS, a warning light will usually be illuminated on the vehicle instrument panel, and the ABS will be disabled until the fault is rectified.

The brakes operate on a hydraulic system that begins with brake fluid located in the engine compartment. When you push the brake pedal, hydraulic pressure builds and is transferred to each wheel to push the brake shoes against the drums and the pads against the rotors. This friction slows the vehicle in proportion to the force applied to the brake pedal. Routine brake inspections and maintenance help to ensure that your vehicle’s brake system operates as designed at all times.
The brake fluid should be flushed and replaced about every 30 months/30,000 miles or based on your vehicle manufacturer’s specifications.
Cahir Auto Service Centre can perform all types of front and rear brake service including replacement of brake drums, shoes, pads, calipers, hoses, master brake cylinder, wheel cylinders, proportioning valve and Anti-Lock Brake (ABS) unit.

Wheel alignment, sometimes referred to as breaking or tracking, is part of standard automobile maintenance that consists of adjusting the angles of the wheels so that they are set to the car maker’s specification. The purpose of these adjustments is to reduce tire wear, and to ensure that vehicle travel is straight and true (without “pulling” to one side or steering wheel vibration). Alignment angles can also be altered beyond the maker’s specifications to obtain a specific handling characteristic.

Pre-NCT Check

If Your car is due for NCT and You are not sure will it pass it or not, come to Cahir Auto Service Centre and our mechanics will check your vehicle first and fix anything, that is necessary for the NCT test. If You already brought your car to NCT and didn’t pass it, come to our garage and bring the result page with you – we can solve all the problems and your car will be ready for re-testing.

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Key Repair Service

Duplicate Keys, Flip Keys, Immobilizer Chips, Lock Repair & Key Repair Service.

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Unit B1, Cahir Business Park
Cahir, Co. Tipperary

Phone: 052-744 2026
Mobile: 087-053 1783

Opening Hours:

Mon – Fri: 9am – 6pm

Sat: 9am – 3pm

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