DPF Light On? What Does it Mean?
When your DPF Light comes on, you can be assured that it will give you a shiver to your bones! The dreaded little light comes on and your vehicle may go into “limp mode”. This is when the car suddenly looses power and starts to “limp” to get you home.
DPF issues are one of the most common telephone calls we get into Swansea Tyre Clutch & MOT Centre. This is due to the Exhaust Gas Regeneration that is a part of the latest diesel engined vehicles aspiration process. A DPF (Diesel Particulate Filter) will filter particulates coming out of the engine to stop them entering the atmosphere. The only problem is, when you do lots of short journeys, the DPF does not get hot enough to regenerate (burn the soot and carbon off) and the DPF then becomes blocked.
We can fix this issue for you. The process depends on the type of blockage you have.
Soot accumulation is cleaned using our on-car cleaning service. This is the natural accumulation that all DPF’s experience in general usage. The cost for this type of clean is £120 including VAT.
If you have been driving around for extended periods of time with the DPF light on, you may find that this process won’t completely clear the issue. On this instance, the only choice is replacement or off vehicle pulse cleaning.
This is normally down to poor servicing of the vehicle or low quality oil. We always advise using low ash fully synthetic oils. Unfortunately, this cannot be cleared whilst the DPF is on the vehicle. We will need to remove the DPF and pulse clean it or replace it.
If your DPF or Anti Pollution light comes on, simply give us a call on 01792 477 555 and we will give you free advice on what to do next.
Swansea Tyre, Clutch & MOT Centre named AA Certified Garage of the Year winner 2018 for Wales!
We at Swansea Tyre, Clutch & MOT Centre endeavour to offer 100% customer satisfaction for every time, so it is fantastic news when we are nominated for an award based on customer experiences and feedback. When we win the award, this is even better news!
We are pleased to announce that we have won a runner up prize for the national award of AA Certified Garage of the year. This is a national competition and the winner nationally was a company called Ridge West Garage.
As we are based in Wales, we have been officially recognised as the AA Certified Garage of the Year Winner Wales! This is a massive achievement and is testament to our hard working and loyal staff.
Managing Director Lee Pallister
Our Managing Director Lee Pallister is overjoyed at winning this award as it is the THIRD AWARD we have won in the last 12 months (Including Garage of the Year 2017 WhoCanFixMyCar.com and Best Garage Swansea 2017 by SME Business Awards).
This only goes to show that hard work and commitment is key to any garage workshop. With Lee’s attitude that “Good enough isn’t good enough!” We hope to be able to publish many more awards in the future!
Lee would like to say a massive thank you to all our loyal customers and we hope your experiences with our business reflect that of the awards we keep winning!
Fix Now Pay Later on Your Vehicle Repair 0% Payments
Fix now pay later at Swansea Tyre, Clutch & MOT Centre.
Sometimes that repair needs to be done now but you just don’t have the funds to cover the whole repair. It’s always at the worst times when your car or van is likely to let you down. We understand that being without your vehicle is not an option, and that driving an illegal or dangerous vehicle is not the best idea.
We have been asked in the past if we are able to spread costs for clients and unfortunately this just was not affordable for us as a business. Due to the high demand and large volume of requests for payment plans, we have now secured a finance company that will facilitate this service for our clients, furthermore, it is completely interest free!
We are pleased to now offer interest free payments, an affordable way to pay for your vehicle repairs at Swansea Tyre, Clutch & MOT Centre. All repairs and servicing can now be paid for using this service.
If you wish to pay for your vehicle’s repair completely interest free, all you need to do is let us know. We are able to give you a decision immediately!
You will need to agree to the two statements below and also agree that the repayment figure is affordable to you.
You are able to spread the cost of your repair over 6 months completely interest free! Also, your first payment does not need to be made for 40 days, so this actually gives you over 7 months to pay for your vehicles repair! We offer interest free payments on any repair from £200 to £700 (we can offer interest free on larger repair plans if negotiated prior to the repair taking place).
Call us today on 01792 477 555 to book your repair or service in and we will do the rest!
Best Garage in Wales!
We are proud to announce that we have been awarded “BEST GARAGE IN WALES” by WhoCanFixMyCar.com. This is an amazing achievement and is testimony to our commitment to quality of service. We greatly appreciate all feedback (both positive and negative) which helps us improve our service and ensures we give the absolute best customer experience possible.
Since Swansea Tyre Clutch & MOT Centre was founded in 2013 we have strived to improve our service and adopt new technology every year.
We have been a WhoCanFixMyCar.com Outlet for a year now and performed over 167 jobs. Our rating on WhoCanFixMyCar.com is 4.7 out of 5 which is very high! We always ensure we have done the very best job for our clients and we stand by our commitment to customer care.
It is a great pleasure to be nominated the Best Garage in Wales and we promise to live up to our award and title throughout 2018!
Swansea Tyre, Clutch & MOT Centre
(Best Garage in Wales)
Free Winter Check at Swansea Tyre, Clutch & MOT Centre
We are offering FREE winter check for all our valued clients. This will entail a full checkup to make sure your vehicle is ready for the long cold winter days! In recent years, there has not been a lot of snow on the ground. This is due to the rapid fall in temperatures in the winter (yes that’s right, it’s been TOO COLD FOR SNOW). Instead of snowfall, we have experienced ICE and sub zero temperatures which make travelling by car/van extremely dangerous.
Another issue when we have exceptionally cold winters is vehicle systems letting us down. Usually this can be batteries being dead, tyres going down or losing grip on roads and lights being too dim for the road ahead. We have decided at Swansea Tyre, Clutch and MOT Centre to offer all our clients the following checks COMPLETELY FREE OF CHARGE!
- Tyre Pressure/Condition Check
- 3D Laser Alignment Check
- Lights Check (Including Headlamp Aim)
- Battery Charge Check
- Brake Check (On Rolling Road Test)
- Antifreeze Strength Test
- Washer Top Up
- Oil Level Check
- Wiper Blade Check
Should we find anything wrong with your vehicle, we will give you a written report. There is NO OBLIGATION to have any work carried out! We are just happy that we will be able to inform you of any issues before your vehicle lets you down on a cold and damp freezing night!
Should you wish to take advantage of this, simply call us on 01792 477555 and we will book you in for a time that suits you. This winter check service can be performed while you wait in our comfortable reception, where you are able to enjoy hot refreshments and watch your winter check being carried out on our CCTV system.
All free winter checks also come with a FREE thermal windscreen scraper!
What are you waiting for? Book NOW! 01792 477555
MOT Prices Swansea Tyre Clutch & MOT Centre
We believe in fair pricing and fair MOT testing so we have decided to show you our MOT Prices Swansea specials here.
£10 MOT Test
We offer our class 4 MOT test for just £10 when you book your MOT with any service at Swansea Tyre, Clutch & MOT Centre! This is an offer which we will be running with for the foreseeable future! No “quick book it while it’s still here” lines. You do not need to buy any tyres, have any other repairs or any other catches! The total cost of your MOT will be in fact £10 when you book your service and MOT together!
Our fixed price service includes all parts, labour and VAT. We also use either genuine parts or OEM parts where possible! We also offer all our clients a wash, dry and tyre shine with every vehicle serviced or repaired by Swansea Tyre Clutch & MOT Centre.
£25 MOT Test
If you just need an MOT, we offer fixed price and low cost MOT testing for class 4 MOT testing at Swansea Tyre Clutch & MOT Centre. When you book your MOT on it’s own, we charge just £25. This is over 60% cheaper than the recommended test price! Furthermore, your test will be fair and you will not need to buy any tyres or any other services or repairs!
Should your vehicle fail its MOT Test, any repairs will be quoted before you collect your vehicle and and given to you in a WRITTEN estimate which is covered by our price promise guarantee. Furthermore, when you book your MOT with one of our fixed price services, you will receive a FREE wash, dry and tyre shine.
To book your MOT or MOT and Service, visit our 24 hour online LIVE booking system here.
or call our hotline on 01792 477 555. Lines are open 24 hours a day 7 days a week!
Part Time Driver & Cleaner
Due to a recent new contract we are looking for part time drivers to collect and deliver vehicles to clients and our workshop.
Successful candidates must:
Have full clean license
Be over 21
Be of smart and clean appearance
Have fantastic customer care skills
Be fully literate
In addition to driving cars the duties will include quality checking and washing customers vehicles.
If you are interested in this position please email us on email@example.com or call 01792 477555
*previous employees and applicants need not apply.
Bad Manners not Always a Bad Thing!
Anyone who visits our workshop will tell you that we are renowned for our customer care and our 5 Star reviews across multiple websites and review websites speak for themselves!
The news of our fantastic reputation travels across South Wales to one of our favourite bands! Bad Manners were travelling back from Swansea’s Rainbow Rooms, heading to their next gig on their tour in Upton on Severn, when they decided to check the internet for the best place to stop for some tyres and to use Buster Bloodvessel’s own words “We just wanted the best place for customer service and price and we read your reviews and thought oh well we better pop in here then!”
After a few selfies and some tyres on their band vehicle, they were over the moon with how fast, cheap and professional Swansea Tyre, Clutch & MOT Centre’s staff were, so much so that they have decided that our business will be the place to have all their maintenance and repairs done!
We look forward to seeing you soon for the next service guys! Thanks for visiting Swansea Tyre Clutch & MOT Centre!
This is Bad Manners tour dates for this week:
Bad Manners on tour this week
23rd Guildhall, Gloucester
24th Rainbow Rooms, Swansea
25th Sunshine Festival , Upton on Severn
26th Brudenell Social, Leeds
27th Cheese and Grain, Frome
We performed our 20th Fiesta Remap today! This was on a 2013 1.6 Turbo Diesel Fiesta Titanium. The gains were a very respectable 26% for both BHP and Torque. The client was very pleased when they picked up the vehicle and were over the moon with the difference in drive!
All our vehicle maps are fully guaranteed for life. If you have any make or even like this fiesta remap by our company and the map gets damaged or you need an ECU for whatever reason, just pop back to us for a FREE remap on your car for as long as you own the vehicle!
30 Money Back Guarantee
If you have your vehicle remapped and you are unhappy with the improvements to your vehicle, simply pop back within 30 days and we will reset your vehicle to the way it was when you first came in and refund all your money! This is our NO QUIBBLE money back guarantee for all our clients!
Custom Written Remaps
All our maps are custom written for your vehicle. We do not use generic downloaded maps from the internet which can harm your vehicle and cause catastrophic damage. All our maps are tested on rolling road so you know the very best map is on your vehicle. We can also write maps for your specific needs. If you would like to talk to someone about vehicle remapping in Swansea or chiptuned then call us on 01792 477 555 and we will give you the very best advice. You can also check to see your gains on our dedicated website www.swanseatuning.co.uk . Just enter your registration number in the box and you will instantly see the results you could achieve using Swansea Tyre Clutch & MOT Centre for your Remap. Most remapping services can be done while you wait in our comfortable waiting area. You can even watch the remap being done on our big screens in the reception.
Should you wish us to remap your vehicle, call us at Swansea Tyre, Clutch & MOT Centre on 01792 477 555
Engine Carbon Clean – Engine Detox
Ok, well we at Swansea Tyre, Clutch & MOT Centre have all heard it. Have your vehicle engine carbon clean done and you will save money, your vehicle will be faster. Give it an engine detox and you will notice immediate improvement blah blah blah!
We are now completely converted! We have been performing engine carbon cleaning in Swansea and engine detox services Swansea for the past month or so, and we are now speaking to people who have had the service with us and they are absolutely astounded by the change in their vehicles.
Below, we have taken a few examples of the vehicles we are talking about, the service we have performed for them and what they have experienced since the carbon clean and detox service:
BMW 116 2006 90,000 miles (Petrol)
Service Received = Engine Detox (EDT)
This involves a full TEC4 Engine Flush being added to the vehicle. The vehicle was then run for 15 minutes to get to temperature. We then drained the vehicle conventionally. The next step was to hook the vehicle to our EDT machine. This pulses refined engine oil through the oil system at 40 degrees centigrade at 40 psi in a pulsing motion. This effectively removes all carbon buildup and debris from the engine over the 90,000 mile lifecycle it has already had. We then replaced the oil filter and filled with the correct grade of oil.
Car started and just “sounded different” (Customers words) the vehicle didn’t have the normal metalic sound from the top of the engine you get from BMWs of a certain age. The car seemed to rev freely and the slight smoke that was there before now gone.
(We sent the client out on the road test before charging him and told him not to come back and pay if there wasn’t a significant change in the vehicle)
Client returned and said this exactly….
“Oh my god! I didn’t know my car was even that bad until I had this done!”
The car is MUCH more responsive and now “just feels different, it seems much more powerful and is so much quieter than I am used to! It’s like a new car!”
Needless to say, the client was very happy to pay for his Engine Carbon Clean!
Mercedes Benz C-Class 2.1 89,000 miles (Diesel)
Service Received = Engine Detox (EDT) and DPF Clean
This vehicle came in with a DPF issue where the DPF would keep filling and getting blocked. The client had gone to different garages who had advised that he was just doing too much local journeys etc. We decided to investigate the issue a little further. Firstly, we cleaned the DPF using our Tec4 machine and performed a forced regeneration of the diesel particulate filter. This cleared the DPF light on the dashboard. When the DPF is forced into regeneration, it can reach working temperatures of over 600 degrees C. This can have adverse effects on the engine oil as the vehicle runs a lot hotter than if the regeneration is an active/passive regeneration. It is essential to change the oil with a quality flush if you are going to force a vehicle into regeneration. At Swansea Tyre, Clutch & MOT Centre we go one step further.. We wash the oil system and polish it!
Once we were sure the DPF was fully clear and the measured soot content was near 0%, we started the Engine Carbon Clean and Engine Detox treatment. First the Tec4 oil system cleaner was added to the oil, the vehicle was then run for 15 minutes for the flush to break down the carbon and debris and hold it in suspension. We then drained the oil and attached our EDT Engine Carbon Clean and Detox machine. Again, refined oil was pulsed through the oil system at 40 psi and 40 degrees centigrade (the process is about 30 minutes long once the machine had performed its cycles). Once fully clean, the oil filter was replaced and the correct oil filled.
Again, the engine just sounded different, there was no blue smoke as we had seen before from the exhaust and the engine was noticeably quieter than before. When the vehicle was revved, it seemed to rev a lot more freely and we noticed the idle speed had increased by 100-150 revs per minute.
Taking into account that we had not had the opportunity to drive the car any considerable distance as it was permanently in limp mode with a DPF light on, we noticed that the vehicle drove amazingly well and seemed very responsive. There were no lights on the dashboard now and the cabin was very quiet. We decided to let the owner take the car for a spin as he knew the vehicle a lot better than we did. Upon the owners return into the reception, he could not hide his smile.. It seems we did it again! The words from the owner were “quite simply excellent” he was very happy with the result and was a bit apprehensive when we mentioned the Engine Carbon Clean and Engine Detox Service, but he too is now converted and said he would have the EDT every time he had his service carried out!
The owner returned a couple of days later to inform us that he was experiencing about 10% increase in MPG as well! So we were all very happy with that result!
If you need an Engine Carbon Clean or Engine Detox Service, call Swansea Tyre Clutch & MOT Centre on 01792 477 555
Do you have a DPF Light on? Is your vehicle in limp mode? Have a look at our DPF Cleaning Swansea and Unblocking Services Swansea