PJE AUTOMOTIVE – GENERAL CAR REPAIRS
Brighton van and car repairs that you can rely on!
Here at PJE Automotive, we take great pride in being able to offer reliable van and car repairs for our customers in Brighton, Hove and surrounding areas. We are more than happy to help you deal with whatever problems your car has, no matter how big or small those problems may be. Our mechanics are well trained at dealing with a wide range of different cars, so you don’t need to be concerned about us not having enough experience with a specific make or model.
Any car repairs, no matter what size
We totally understand that sometimes, even the smallest problem can cause a lot of trouble. If you do not consider yourself to be very good at dealing with car repairs yourself, then it can be a little bit of a hassle having to take it into the garage. The good news is, we are more than happy to deal with whatever repairs that you need completing. Whether you want something as small as an air filter changing or something as big as handbrake repairs, we will be able to help you with everything that you need when it comes to your car repairs.
The best mechanics in Brighton
Here at PJE Automotive, we are very proud to have a great team behind us. All our mechanics are highly trained, experienced and love what they do, providing quality repairs for every customer that comes through our doors. In other words, our customers can have peace of mine they are leaving their car in good hands. In addition to this, Our mechanics have had some of the best training that money can buy, so they are able to deal with a vast range of repair jobs. Not only that, but they have all had a lot of experience dealing with cars of different models and ages. As a result, we never have to turn a customer away regardless of the age, model, or make of your car.
Cost effective car repairs
We value our customers, which is why we tailor our services so that they are personal to each customer. Therefore, when you bring your car into PJE Automotive Ltd, we will create a repair plan that is designed around your needs, mileage and model of your car.
In need of some general car repairs in Brighton? Want those repairs to be provided by an independent garage that has a strong reputation for being reliable? Then you have come to the right place! Simply click on our contact page and get in touch with us now!
Exhaust and tyres
We recommend that your air conditioning system is visually checked at your annual vehicle service and the Air Conditioning system serviced every two years. The air conditioning is essential for keeping cool in the hot summer months or having clear demisted windows in the cold British winters. The problem arises when the air coming out starts to turn warm. Some possible causes of this are leaks, bad compressor, frozen lines, and even a short in the system. Our trained technicians can diagnose your car’s AC problem, we can carry out a full AC service and advise you on any further work that may be required.
Car air conditioning service
We recommend that your air conditioning system is visually checked at your annual vehicle service and the air conditioning system serviced every two years. The air conditioning is essential for keeping cool in the hot summer months or having clear demisted windows in the cold British winters. The problem arises when the air coming out starts to turn warm. Some possible causes of this are leaks, bad compressor, frozen lines, and even a short in the system. Our trained technicians can diagnose your car’s AC problem, we can carry out a full AC service and advise you on any further work that may be required.
What’s included in an air con service?
We operate a cost-effective service and are fully equipped with the latest state of the art equipment which includes the use of code readers to connect to your vehicle’s E.C.U. (electronic control unit) for DTCs (diagnostic trouble codes) to rapidly diagnose faults in the air conditioning system. Should your vehicle require a repair, we’ll contact you with the results and you can let us know whether you’d like us to go ahead.
Regular servicing includes
• Visual check of all components
• Function and operation check
• Refrigerant test
• Dryer Replacement, when required.
• Leak Test
Another service we can offer for your air conditioning is anti-fungal disinfection. Bacteria, fungus and other microorganisms can all reach the inside of your vehicle when you turn on your air conditioning and cause unpleasant smells and also allergic reactions, including:
• Watery eyes
We will offer the most air conditioning service and repair for your vehicle possible without compromising its integrity. All our work comes with a guarantee so book online today!
Car winter check
Regular car servicing helps avoid costly repairs and prolongs the life of your vehicle. While safety is important all year round, there are certainly some vehicle maintenance jobs and safety checks that are specific to chilled air and winter driving conditions that are a good idea to check into before we’re deep in the season.
Brake fluid and antifreeze change
In addition to the added perils of winter driving it is important to undertake an antifreeze and brake fluid change. Antifreeze helps your car’s cooling system operate efficiently and protects the radiator from corrosion. You need to replace worn-out antifreeze to avoid expensive radiator repair or replacement. Brake fluid also degrades over time as it absorbs moisture during its life in your car. Its performance diminishes and reduces your braking performance. Sludge can accumulate and block the valves inside your ABS system, create leaks in your wheel cylinder and calipers and cause expensive repairs or replacement. We can flush your coolant and brake systems and replace the worn out fluids with new antifreeze and brake fluid. These two services will keep you car running at optimal performance.
Our winter checks will include the following:
• Anti-freeze – Check the coolant strength
• Cooling system – Check the system for leaks, cooling fan operation and heater output
• Battery – Check your battery is holding its charge
• Starting and Charging – Check the operation of the starter motor and the alternator output
• Lights – Are clean and in good working order, plus head light alignment is correct
• Auxiliary drive belts – are in good condition, to ensure correct operation of engine ancillaries
• Wiper Blades and Washers – Check the condition for a clean sweep
• Tyres – Check to ensure a good condition and at the right pressures
• Air Con – Test your air con to make sure it’s de-misting your screen effectively
• Engine Bay Levels – Check & top up levels
Car steering and suspension
Whenever it comes to steering problems, it is always safer to fix the problem when you first notice it as steering problems can quickly become very severe. The two most common types of steering are manual steering racks and power assisted steering racks. Both types can fail and in such cases will need replacing.
There are many causes for the steering mechanisms to have a problem. One cause for a steering malfunction is the development of a hole or leak in the power steering module. Normal wear and tear is the main culprit of leaks.
We will check over your springs, shock absorbers and linkages and offer the best advice for you and your vehicle. Worn shock absorbers are the most common fault with vehicle suspension. Driver discomfort is the most obvious sign of the problem. You might also notice;
• Reduced braking efficiency
• Reduced road holding
• Increased wear on tyres and other mechanical parts of your vehicle
• Reduces comfort
Any faults should be repaired quickly. A suspension fault that is not dealt with quickly can lead to very costly repairs in the long run. At PJE Automotive Ltd, we are able to diagnose and carry out all suspension repairs professionally and quickly. We provide a service that is value for money and we never carry out a repair without a client’s permission.
Don’t leave changing your timing belt until it’s too late. The critical areas of a combustion engine are controlled by either a timing belt or timing chain. Most cars today are manufactured using cam belts rather than chains. Either way, the purpose is to drive and maintain the camshafts and crankshafts in synchronisation.
In the event of a failure or should one of these belts snap, excessive engine damage may occur. As a result, this can cause high labour costs to resolve the issue and in some extreme cases extensive engine repair or even replacement. These belts have a limited lifespan but your car manufacturer’s handbook will recommend that the belts be replaced at certain mileage intervals. If you do not have this available please contact us and we can check for you.
Clutches and gearboxes
Our experienced qualified technicians can fit clutches and gearboxes to all make and models of vehicles at competitive prices. Clutch problems can occur at almost any mileage and for a wide variety of reasons.
Some symptoms of common clutch faults are:
• Slip – a number of factors can cause this, but the end result is the same. Vehicle speed is lower than normal compared to engine speed, eventually leading to a total loss of drive
• Drag – Most likely to be a cable fault or an internal fault. 1st and reverse gears are the first to be difficult to select
• Judder – Vehicle shudders when moving off. This could be due to a simple gearbox mount failing or a fault within the clutch itself
Unfortunately, sometimes the gearbox or flywheel can fail. In this case, we are able to undertake these repairs too for our customers.
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