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Perhaps one of the most important tests that needs to be performed on your vehicle every year is your MOT.

Here at RJ Engineering, we take great pride in being able to offer some of the very best general repairs in Brighton. 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 Repairs, Big Or Small
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.

The Best Mechanics In Brighton

Here at RJ Engineering, we are very proud to have in our employment some of the very best mechanics in Brighton. This means that when you bring your car in for some general repairs in Brighton, you will know that you are leaving it in a very capable pair of hands. 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. This means that you will be able to bring your car in to us for general repairs in Brighton regardless of the age, model, or make of your car.

Cost Effective Repairs

We like to give all of our customers a personal touch when it comes to our general repairs in Brighton services. This is why when you bring your car in to us, we will create a repair plan that is designed around your needs. We will create a plan that will get your car back on the road as quickly as possible, while also making sure that you do not have to break the bank. This is just one of the many reasons why the people of Brighton trust us with their car repair needs.

In need of some general 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

Problems with the exhaust system can be caused by a number of things. A fully functioning exhaust system is required to achieve optimal gas consumption and engine operation. We can fix and evaluate each exhaust system before any problems arise. Whether you need an exhaust repair, a part replacement, Catalytic converter replacement or a complete exhaust system fitted, we can provide you with expert advice and highly competitive rates all new exhaust systems carry a guarantee.

We offer a full professional tyre supply and fitting service from budget to performance which includes free fitting and wheel balancing on all new tyres, Wheel alignment checking and correction is also available

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 cars AC problem, we can carry out a full AC service and advise you on any further work that may be required.

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 interrogate 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 major repair item

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:

  • Sneezing
  • Coughing
  • 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. We are happy to give advice and answer questions, you can contact us without any obligation by telephone or by using the form on our Contact page.

Car Anti Freeze / Brake Fluid / 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.

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 efficiency 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 callipers 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 insure 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.

A more common steering problem involves a car “jumping” when it hits a pothole or other uneven segment in the road. It will feel as if someone has pulled the wheel to the left or right after hitting the pothole. Another common problem comes with the vehicle either being difficult to steer, or having too much play in the steering wheel. When driving, you may notice the vehicle pulls or you may have trouble keeping the vehicle travelling in a straight line. This could mean several problems, but more often than not it is a problem with the alignment. Tyre alignment being one of the many services we offer here at RJ Engineering.

The suspension system of a vehicle contributes to the vehicle’s handling and braking systems. Suspension units require regular care because of the nature of the work they do for your vehicle and regular servicing of suspension forks is advised.

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.

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 and once a fault is found we will provide a clear quote so that the you can the decide.

Cambelt Replacement

Don’t leave changing your timing belt until it’s too late

The critical areas of a combustion engine be it petrol or diesel are controlled by either a timing belt or timing chain. Most cars today are manufactured using cam belts rather than chains. The job of either a belt or chain 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, resulting in high labour costs to resolve the issue and in some extreme cases extensive engine repair or even replacement. As these belts have a limited life span. Your owner’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 & 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. We are able to undertake these repairs too.

Car Engine Starter Motors Car Alternator

Every car has a small motor that is called the starter. The starter is the mechanism that helps engage the engine and starts the car. Once in awhile the starter has a tendency to stop working and even go bad. A good indication that a starter motor may have to be replaced is if when the key is turned in the ignition the engine starts too slowly or not at all A few things that accelerate the breakdown of a starter are constant cranking of the key, turning the key when the car is already on, and an electrical short in the wiring system.

We will assess your vehicles using our top of the range equipment and if your starter motor has to be replaced we will provide you with a quotation before any work is carried out.

Your car’s electrical power originates in the battery. Most people assume that when a car won’t start that the battery is bad. The battery may be okay, but the alternator isn’t doing its job. Your alternator must provide sufficient power to charge the battery. When an alternator doesn’t provide the voltage, your battery can’t hold the charge that it receives. The battery will gradually drain and cause the electrical systems powering the car to stop running. Your alternator can fail due to high temperatures, prolonged driving or a bad diode. Car alternator testing can keep you from becoming stranded because of a malfunctioning alternator. Testing can also save you money on the purchase of a battery that you may not need.