What Are the Most Common Breakdowns For Car Owners Face?
1. A flat or faulty battery
2. Alternator faults
3. Damaged tyres or wheel
4. Electrical problems
5. Keys and alarms
7. Clutch cables on manual vehicles
8. Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF)
9. Starter motor
Breaking down is one of the most frustrating problems that all drivers dread. So, rather than beating your car with a stick while waiting for help to arrive, use our expertise to help you avoid a breakdown in the first place:
An overview of why looking after your car is so important
Did your vehicle’s air conditioning stop working or is your car not performing like it used to? Sooner or later, we all need to bring our cars in for repairs and / or preventative maintenance. Whatever your needs are, you can bring your vehicle to TOP SERVICE. Our Reliable technicians are committed to customer satisfaction and are highly trained in all aspects of auto repair, including scheduled maintenance, no-start diagnostics/check engine lights, AC and cooling systems, brakes, steering and suspension repairs.
Why Should I Bring My Car in for Regular Service?
Getting your vehicle serviced whenever it requires auto repairs and following your vehicle manufacturer's recommendations is important for:
Your safety: Your vehicle should always meet the safety standards of your manufacturer as well as following Government policies. Waiting for a small issue with your vehicle to get worse before bringing your car in for repairs could compromise your safety and the safety of your passengers. A broken headlight, for example, not only jeopardizes your safety, but you are also at the risk of getting pulled over for not having your vehicle up to standard.
Oil Change: The frequency by which you should get your vehicle's oil changed depends on what your local garage and vehicle manufacturer recommend. Changing the oil regularly keeps your engine components cool, which in turn keeps your vehicle fuel efficient. Additionally, it ensures the mechanisms under the bonnet continue to function properly. Getting your oil changed at Top Service is a quick and easy process.
Tyre Rotations, and Replacement: The frequency that you should replace or rotate your tyres depends on the conditions in which you drive, how much you drive, your driving speed, and more. The tyres on your car, Jeep, or SUV are a critical safety component. Getting new tyres from Top Service when recommended will ensure that you have proper traction when accelerating, cornering, and braking.
Air Filter Replacement: Your air filter is responsible for cleaning outside air before it enters your engine and mixes with fuel, which keeps your vehicle running. Over time, debris, dust, and dirt can clog up your air filter, letting in less air, which can compromise your engine's combustion rate. We recommend getting your air filters replaced every 15,000 to 30,000 Kilometres, or as needed.
Noisy? Grinding? Or vibrating brakes? We can help – Top Service provide the very important job of making sure your car stops safely.
All of our branches are fully fitted out with the necessary equipment to ensure your vehicles brakes are diagnosed and repaired correctly. If you suspect your car has a braking problem, then bring it in today for a comprehensive brake check.
Rest assured as part of every service package we will thoroughly check your brakes for wear and tear. You be told the remaining thickness of your pads and disc rotors. However if between services your brakes become suspicious be sure to bring it in for further checks.
Wheel Alignment: To get the most out of your tyres, it is important that they are balanced and properly aligned the way the manufacturer intended.
If you are in the Galway area or nearby, you can bring your car to Top Service and we will take care of all your auto repair needs.
Diagnostics and Check Engine Lights
The modern day vehicle is an extremely sophisticated and high tech piece of machinery. There are now many sensors, CPU’s, and electrical systems controlling the every move of your vehicle. Every time you accelerate, brake, steer, start your car, turn the key to accessories or even press your remote many automated management systems are activated. When something goes wrong not just anybody can have you up and running again.
At Top Service we have the latest in engine management and diagnostic equipment enabling us to communicate with your vehicles many CPU’s. However it’s only the first step having all the latest equipment, what good is it if nobody knows how to use it? You can rest assured that all of our mechanics are fully trained and proficient in using the latest engine management equipment.
When it comes to your engine management the key is regular maintenance. To maintain your engine management system it is recommended that the Fuel & Air Filters are replaced regularly. Replacing spark plugs, cleaning the intake and throttle body on a regular basis and servicing your EFI (Electronic Fuel Injection) system is also highly recommended.
To lower your emissions and maintain the overall performance of your EFI, we recommend a fuel injection clean every 30,000 kilometres. Built up carbon, dirt and other residue is removed aiding in better fuel economy and performance.
Air conditioning systems help you stay cool no matter how hot the weather gets. Keep your car’s air conditioning system working optimally with expert air conditioning service. At Top Service, we offer car air conditioning service, repair service, refrigerant checks, and before and after performance tests on all repairs. We also run specialised air con leak tests and mould/bacteria checks.
Complete Car Air Conditioning Service
We carry out all types of repairs for car air conditioning systems.
With preventative air con service you can avoid problems with your car’s air conditioning system from the start. Schedule a service check before family holidays and road trips that will stress your car’s air con.
Car Air Conditioner Inspection
If your car’s air conditioner isn’t working correctly, call our team right away. The problem may be refrigerant leaks or low gas levels.
Suspension, Chasis & Steering
Top Services expertly trained mechanics can also assist you with suspension and steering repairs. Failure to maintain your wearable chassis components can have devastating results.
Faulty or worn suspension can cause a great increase in stopping distance in the event of an emergency situation. In an adverse driving situation (like avoiding a child that has run out on to the road) worn or faulty shock absorbers will transfer the weight of your vehicle unevenly, causing a loss of steering and vehicle control.
If you are in Galway or the surrounding areas, TOP SERVICE is your go-to place for all things auto. You can schedule an appointment online or give us a call at ( 091 794115 )
Clutches and Gearbox / Transmission Service
At Top Service we service and repair clutches, gearboxes and drivelines on all makes and models of vehicles. The The manual and automatic transmission is a major component of your vehicle, and regular maintenance will extend the life of this sophisticated and expensive piece of equipment. Our transmission service includes:
Clutch replacement and flywheel machining
Hydraulic clutch repairs and maintenance
Manual transmission, transaxle and differential servicing and repairs
Drive shaft repairs
Bearing and seal repairs and service
Service and Repair for All Types of Gearbox / Transmission
Regardless of whether your vehicle’s automatic transmission is a modern computer-controlled unit or an older mechanical type, our team at Top Service are automotive experts with the equipment and experience to service and maintain it.
It is extremely important that the correct transmission fluid and transmission filter are flushed and changed on a regular basis. Long-distance travel and towing will contribute to excessive wear and tear on your automatic transmission. For the modest cost of correct and regular transmission servicing, you can save yourself thousands of Euros in costly automatic transmission repairs and prolong your transmission’s life.