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What we do?
Checking the service book and car history
Checking windscreen washer system and wiper blades - ninety percent of all driving decisions are based on a clear unobstructed view of the road, which means good visibility is absolutely essential. Most experts say wiper blades should be replaced every six to twelve months for optimum performance and driving visibility
Ensuring all lights work – Headlights, tail lights, brake lights, indicators and fog lights should all be in full working order
Checking headlights alignment - Headlights are one of your car’s most important safety features. It is important to ensure that your headlights are correctly aligned, both for your own safety and the safety of other road users
Checking the timing belt and engine components from any leaks or damage
All fluids check and topping up if necessary (coolant, power steering, brake fluid, windscreen washer)
Checking brakes and steering and repair or replace these as necessary before they become dangerous
Car servicing also involves checks on the exhaust to ensure that toxic carbon monoxide fumes are not leaking into the car’s interior
Checking tyre pressure as per manufacturer’s guidelines as the correct pressure (measured in PSI) varies between makes and models of cars. Correct tyre pressure is vital to your safety on the road. Under-inflated tyres affect handling and grip, potentially causing irregular or unpredictable vehicle behaviour. They are also much more likely to suffer from a dangerous blowout, especially on high-speed motorway journeys. By keeping your tyres at their optimum pressure, your running costs are also reduced. Under-inflated tyres require a bigger force to make them turn, so your car uses more fuel. Additionally, tyres which are not set to their correct pressure wear out more quickly
Checking tyre tread – All tyres wear over time, so it is essential to regularly check the tread, especially in winter. As well as being dangerous due to the potential for loss of control and blowouts, it is illegal to drive a vehicle with insufficient tread. Spot checks are carried out by Garda and the minimum for cars and light vehicles in Ireland is a tread depth of 1mm and a width of 1.6mm. Less than this can result in a hefty fine for each affected tyre and penalty points on your licence
Checking all the electronic systems with high quality diagnostic equipment
If you require a car service then look no further than LuCars. We service most makes and models of vehicles and carry the latest diagnostic equipment to deal with every eventuality, from ECUs to airbags. We can perform an oil change or a full car service. Whether you need a battery, brakes or servicing, we are here to help.
We can help with the full range of electrical problems:
Engine & Gearbox
Alternators and batteries
Lights - including your warning lights
We will also get your tyres fitted, balanced, and bolted.
Wheel alignment as an additional service we provide.
Incorrect wheel alignment can result in rapid irregular tyre wear and can even affect the handling and safety of the vehicle.
Wheel alignment can be affected by driving against a kerb, hitting a pothole in the road or by excessive wear to steering or suspension components. Alignment of wheels and tyres to the specification required by your vehicle is an important way to guarantee a smooth ride and to get the most out of your tyres.
The direction and angle at which tyres are set are both important. Wheel alignment or 'tracking' involves checking the direction and angle against vehicle manufacturers' specifications. These are often described as toe in, toe out, positive camber or negative camber.
"Toe" refers to whether the front of the tyres are closer or further apart than the rear of the tyres. Different types of vehicles need different toe settings to allow for the way that wheels pull either towards each other or apart.
"Camber" is the inward or outward tilt of a tyre. The camber is set by the vehicle manufacturer, and can be affected by potholes in the road and may need to be adjusted periodically.