Answering Questions on Car Repairs in Oldham

At Prestige Car Repairs, we like to let our Oldham customers know what’s involved when they come to use us for car servicing, MOT preparation, brake repairs, replacement clutches and engine diagnostics. That’s why we happily answer their questions in detail and with total transparency. This page answers some of the most common queries we receive.


If you’re question isn’t listed below, and you’d like to find out more about wheel alignment, air conditioning or anything else concerning car repairs, please don’t hesitate to call us. The technicians at our workshop in Oldham will always be there to help you.


Do I really need to bother with MOT preparation?

Unless you are fully aware of all safety and roadworthiness elements covered by the MOT test, we think it’s best to have your vehicle checked by a professional ahead of your next inspection. Our garage in Oldham provides full MOT preparation services which give vehicles in the Class IV category the very best chance of passing an upcoming inspection.


Are you able to repair clutches?

We are able to replace and repair clutches on any make or model of vehicle at a competitive price. For those on a budget, we can fit reconditioned clutches which still come with a 12-month warranty. We also fit new clutches which are OEM compliant or, if you prefer, we can fit branded new clutches. Call us today for a free estimate.


Do you carry out brake repairs?

Yes. Brake repairs are carried out at our garage in the Chadderton area of Oldham and we’ll happily inspect your vehicle if you’ve been experiencing bad handling when slowing or if you’ve been hearing screeching or grinding noises. We change discs, pads and shoes at great prices and all brake repairs are guaranteed for 12 months or 12,000 miles.


I only cover 8,000 miles a year. How often do I need car servicing?

For that sort of mileage, you will only need to bring your vehicle to Prestige Car Repairs once a year. If you travel more than 12,000 miles a year, it’s worth considering interim car servicing where you book in for maintenance at six-monthly intervals. While we provide car servicing for private customers in Oldham, we also maintain fleet vehicles.


I’ve noticed an unusual smell when I put on the air conditioning. What could it be?

If your air conditioning hasn’t been cleaned for a while and starts to emit a strange odour, it’s usually indicative of a service being required. We recommend bringing your vehicle into our Oldham garage as soon as possible because dirty air conditioning stores allergens and pathogens which can lead to illness. We can also re-gas air conditioning systems.


I hit a pot-hole whilst driving and my tyres are wearing strangely. Why is this?

It sounds like you need to come in for wheel alignment. The impact of your vehicle hitting the pot hole has caused the wheel to sit at a different angle. Bring your vehicle to our Oldham garage and we will use LASER-assisted wheel alignment technology to put your wheels back on track. This will stop your tyres wearing unnaturally or prematurely.


I have a warning light on my dashboard. What do I do next?

The engine management light indicates there’s an issue within your ECU. By running a diagnostics test using state-of-the-art equipment, the qualified technicians at Prestige Car Repairs of Oldham will be able to pinpoint the issue and fix the problem. Engine diagnostics ensure we don’t have to troubleshoot at more expense to the customer.


Prestige Car Repairs of Oldham are open 6 days a week for car servicing, car repairs and MOT preparation. Book an appointment now on 0161 624 4003.

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0161 624 4003

Unit 1 Palm Business Centre,

Stock Lane, Chadderton,

Oldham, OL9 9ER

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