Steering & Suspension

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Steering & Suspension

There aren’t many more important parts of a car than its steering and suspension system, not least for ensuring optimum comfort, stability and safety while driving. It is also, however, a complicated system, with various components working together to keep your vehicle handling well and minimise the vibrations you experience from the road surface.

This very complexity – and the crucial role the steering and suspension play in connecting your car to the road – also heightens the importance of seeking specialist help if there are any signs of problems.

Here at Reynolds RMGMOT, our friendly, capable and experienced mechanics in Southend are well-placed to check over your car’s steering and suspension. This will allow us to swiftly diagnose any problem that may have arisen with your vehicle, and – if you desire this – provide you with a competitive quote for subsequent repair work.

Servicing Checklist

Here’s what you can expect to receive when you have your car serviced at RMG MOT:

Type of service Engine Oil & Filter Change Interim Service Full Service
When As often as required 6 months or 6,000 miles 12 months or 12,000 miles
Vehicle Interior
Check instruments, gauges, warning lights
Check horn
Check windscreen wipers
Check Adblue/Eolys warning light
Check interior lights
Check clutch operation (manual only)
Check seat belts
Reset service light
Check climate control/air con system
Check engine diagnostic codes
Hybrid system diagnostic check (hybrid only)
Vehicle Exterior
Check exterior lights & lamps
Check doors - operation and condition
Check boot - operation and condition
Check fuel cap - operation and condition
Check mirrors - operation and condition
Pre Alignment Check
Check steering, suspension linkages and ball joints for wear, damage and condition
Suspension - check shock absorbers & springs
Full tyre inspection (tread, pressure & alignment check)
TPMS inspection

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Repairs Advice & FAQ

Below, we have detailed answers to some of the most common questions we receive about car repairs undertaken at our Southend-on-Sea garage.

For further advice and guidance in relation to your own servicing and repair needs as an Essex motorist, please feel free to call our friendly and professional team on 01702 612472.

We are a small, family-owned business with a strong emphasis on serving the local community – and this very much extends to car repairs for those living in and around Southend-on-Sea, Essex.

Our high level of knowhow in car repairs covers such key components as your vehicle’s brakes, batteries, windscreen, steering and suspension. However, we are equally well-known for the trusting and lasting relationships that we build with our customers, and our commitment to much more affordable prices than are often on offer from main dealers.

If you’re considering requesting repair work to your car from us rather than a main dealer, you may be concerned about the potential consequences of this for your car’s warranty.

The good news in this regard is that the European Union (EU)’s Block Exemption Regulation has long given motorists the freedom to choose exactly where to have their vehicle serviced or repaired, without having to worry about their warranty being invalidated.

Crucial to this here at Reynolds RMGMOT in Southend is our use of only main dealer parts or parts of Original Equipment (OE) standard. This policy protects your warranty, and gives you the peace of mind of knowing that when you have your car repaired by us, the parts and service will be of at least the same quality as you would be able to expect from a main dealer.

In fact, we take pride in often going beyond even the manufacturers’ recommendations when it comes to car repairs. Choosing us also allows you to avoid long dealer waiting lists and nasty additional costs; we always present quotes upfront for repair work that we propose to carry out, and will only proceed with your approval.  

Make Reynolds RMGMOT your go-to garage for steering and suspension repairs

The vital job that your steering and suspension system does to help give you an enjoyable driving experience is beyond doubt. However, there are various factors that can contribute to wear and tear to these elements of your car, such as uneven tyre pressure and regularly driving on poor road surfaces.

So, if you’ve noticed problems with your vehicle lately that would seem to originate from the steering or suspension – your car becoming more difficult to steer, for instance, or ever-bumpier road journeys – it’s well worth reaching out to our team to arrange to have it checked.

Call 01702 612472 or book your free steering and suspension check online today, and our technicians will soon be able to get to work on determining the cause of your vehicle’s problem. The sooner you have your car’s suspension or steering issue diagnosed, the sooner you can also have it fixed, for a competitive price, by our team – subject to your agreement and approval.

This, in turn, will help prevent the issue from deteriorating and causing wider damage to your car. So, don’t be afraid to enquire today to our small, independent and locally-focused garage in Southend-on-Sea.