Vehicle maintenance and repair, Car repairs Colchester

Vehicle maintenance and repair services.

  • Engine Reconditioning: 6 months warranty, as standard.
  • Catalytic Converter: We only supply and fit Type approved CATS. New EC legislation (13th August 2009) states it is illegal in the UK to fit a non-type approved catalytic converter to a petrol vehicle registered at any date from 1st March 2001. Please be aware when getting like for like estimates.
  • Timing Belts: We change all moving parts, including pulley’s, (not just the belt) to ensure no future problems. 40,000 miles/2 year, parts and labour warranty as standard. We are an L UK authorised agent and replace all parts with OE (original equipment). Timing belt replacement explained – what are you paying for?
  • Gearboxes: We supply reconditioned, second hand and new (OE/original equipment) gearboxes from our approved suppliers.
  • Brakes: Discs & Pads replacement. All replacement discs are replaced under a monitored tolerance level (set by the vehicle manufacturer). We will always advise if pads do or do not need replacing.
  • Steering & Suspension: We fit Monroe and Sachs Shock Absorbers as standard. Cheaper options are available, but not advised.
  • Air Conditioning: Our motor and electrical technicians De-Gas the system to clear unwanted bacteria, Re-Gas the unit, bringing it as good as new and use specialised Valvoline Lubricant to lubricate all moving parts.
  • Tyres, Tracking & Wheel Alignment: We provide a fully fitted tyre tracking & balancing service for your car, van or commercial vehicle with big discounts on a huge range of top brand tyres
  • Clutch & Flywheel: We are a UK authorised agent and replace all parts with OE (original equipment). 70% of Clutch failure is due to concentric bearings and not the clutch plate itself. Our Estimates for parts and labour are based upon this fact and all bills will be itemised to ensure transparency for you as the customer. We understand manufacturers tolerance levels on all Dual Mass Flywheels and do not replace for the sake of replacing– we also offer solid flywheel replacement of Dual Mass Flywheel. Clutch replacement explained – what are you paying for?
  • DPF (Diesel Particulate Filter): An exhaust-mounted device designed to filter out much of the smoke and soot from your car's emissions exhaust system. When an engine is at its normal operating temperature and driven at normal speeds (40mph or more), the soot particles collected by the DPF are burned away automatically – known as regeneration. If you make a lot of short journeys, with a lot of starting and stopping, and without driving above 40mph for over 20 minutes at a time, the DPF may not reach the correct temperature to automatically regenerate and the accumulation of soot can cause damage. Our motor technicians run the correct diagnostics to discover if a fault has occurred via the pressure sensors, and if possible force regeneration, rather than replacing the DPF.
  • Turbo: We only supply and fit recommended (Garrett Approved) Turbo’s from Turbo Technics. These are the only balanced, variable vanes specialists in the country.
  • Exhausts: We replace like-for-like exhausts (OE/original equipment) and can have bespoke exhausts built and supplied on request. Please enquire via our customer relations team.

From our extensive workshop in Davey Close, Colchester Essex , AP Engineering specialises in vehicle maintenance and car repairs.

Independently owned and run by highly experienced motor, bodywork and electrical technicians, AP Engineering can repair your car or repair your vehicle. We use a range of the latest diagnostic equipment, a complete kit of tools we an unparalleled service and experience, to ensure we can service your vehicle and repair broken parts as required.

Rated at 100% Five Star Rating by The Best of Colchester, we use OE/original equipment when replacing parts on your car, and these parts are covered by manufacturers warranty. In addition, our labour is fully insured and covered for a full 12 month warranty.

Our reconditioned engines come with 6 months warranty as standard and timing belts come with a 40,000 mile / 2 years parts and labour warranty.

Running as a non franchised business and with long established relationships with part suppliers and main agents, we can pass these savings on to you - our customer - to ensure an exceptional range of garage services at very competitive prices.

And you can be sure the price is right because we itemise all our invoices down to parts used and labour, and take the time to go through the invoice with you to show what we have completed and what we recommend for your next service.

valvoline maxlife engine oilsVehicle maintenance and repair is an essential service to ensure your vehicle is running smoothly, and we are proud to offer a range of products that we can supply and fit to fix your vehicle. Our extensive workshop incorporates a Valvoline Service centre, providing top of the range oils and lubricants, the latest Specialist Tool and Diagnostic Equipment (as used by main dealers)

For free advice and to book your vehicle in for vehicle repair please call us on 01206 864 200.

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A. P. Engineering   ·   2 Davey Close   ·   Colchester   ·   Essex   ·   CO1 2XL

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