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Xenon lights are a relatively new development in modern cars. They emit light that’s closer to daylight than halogen lights. This also means they are much more powerful and last much longer than traditional lights.

When they do need replacing, xenon lights use a particular type of bulb. These contain xenon gas, drawing 20,000 volts (compared to 12 volts for a traditional bulb).

One of our technicians will be able to help you replace your xenon bulbs.

There could be a problem with the catalytic converter or the lambda sensor. The lambda sensor is located in the exhaust system and allows the engine to control the ratio of air and fuel. When this sensor is damaged, the signal to the engine fails. This sends the vehicle into a limp mode, which generally prevents the vehicle from going over 40 mph.

If the catalytic converter is damaged on the other hand, harmful gases are not transformed correctly. Again, a signal is sent to the engine, switching it to limp mode.

In either case, call your local Eurorepar Car Service Centre who will be able to diagnose the issue and suggest a solution.

The lifetime of the timing belt depends on the make and model of your vehicle, as well as your driving habits. Every car manufacturer will recommend a different age and mileage to replace the timing belt. As a very general rule, you can expect to change the timing belt every 5 years at the latest. If you are a high mileage driver, you may find your timing belt needs to be replaced betweek 70,000-100,000 miles, which you might reach quicker.

Any damage to the timing belt could of course mean that you need to replace it sooner.

In any case, you should check your maintenance or handbook for the recommended replacement interval for your vehicle. If you’re not sure, come in and see us. 

The most likely answer is that the shock absorbers have been worn or damaged. If working correctly, the shock absorbers would stop any excessive leaning or dipping. While a certain amount of body roll is normal in any car, if you have specifically noticed a change in the way your car is handling, you should always bring your car in for a technician to take a look.

Without your entire suspension system in good working order, your car is likely to be less efficient and more importantly, your safety could be at risk.

An MOT test generally takes 45-60 minutes to complete. Some Eurorepar Car Service Centres offer waiting appointments; if you plan to wait with us while we carry out the MOT test, just let us know. We’ll do our best to keep you updated with the progress of your vehicle.