Never put off visits to local garages if you hear screeching or grinding noises from your car, or if you notice a gradual decline in driving characteristics. It could turn out to be a life-saving decision. Brakes and clutches wear over time, more so when driving in areas where you have to continually start, stop and change gear because of heavy traffic. Church Hill Motors, located in Sutton, is one of the longest-serving independent car garages in our region.
We perform brake and clutch repairs for motorists locally, and for car owners in the surrounding Banstead, Carshalton, Cheam, Morden and Worcester Park areas.
When we repair or replace brakes and clutches, we only fit compliant OEM components and never use low-end patterned parts. Your safety matters to us and, as one of the most customer-focused car garages in the South West London area, Church Hill Motors guarantees its brake and clutch repairs in line with current parts manufacturer warranties.
Motorists in Sutton and the surrounding Banstead, Carshalton, Cheam, Morden and Worcester Park areas may notice a series of different characteristics as the brakes start to fail. Modern cars may also display a dashboard warning light to indicate pad wear. Listen carefully for squealing, squeaking and rubbing noises, or the smell of burning when slowing or stopping.
Other key indicators for brake repairs include vibrations, sponginess of the pedal when pressed, leaking fluids and bouncing during short stopping. Worn brakes and braking components also cause cars to veer to one side as they come to a halt.
Never disregard any of these signs. Book in for car repairs immediately with the friendly team at Church Hill Motors – established as far back as 1957.
Loose, sticky and spongy pedals point towards worn clutches, as do squeaking or grumbling noises when pressed. Look for difficulty in changing gear too, especially if you notice poor acceleration when revving the engine. Slipping is another indicator of worn clutches. We strongly advise that you book in for clutch repairs at the earliest opportunity, or you run the risk of a damaged engine and gearbox that costs significantly more to repair.
Our workshop in Sutton can inspect clutches for motorists in the surrounding Banstead, Carshalton, Cheam, Morden and Worcester Park areas, and will provide an accurate evaluation of the repair work required.
Typically, clutches last for between 50,000 and 100,000 miles of use but your driving characteristics, particularly in busy towns and cities, can cause them to wear much sooner. We are here to help our South West London and Surrey customers when problems occur, and to perform clutch repairs to current manufacturer standards no matter which make or model they own.