Tips for owning a motorhome

At C&N Car Services we have a professional team committed to helping to keep motorhomes safe. As a result we offer a range of motorhome services and MOTs. Take a look at our testimonials to see the many people who have enjoyed the service we have provided. They will give you confidence we are reliable professionals. Continue reading

Motorhome habitation checks are crucial

Now that it’s springtime, the preparations have started for the year ahead. One thing you should do is book your motorhome’s yearly service. The vehicle’s mechanics aren’t the only thing that needs a service every year though; the habitation area also does. This area includes where you sleep, eat and sit. Fortunately we an provide extensive motorhome servicing at C&N Car Services. Continue reading

Motorhome fault finding is vital

One of the best ways for identifying problems is with motorhome MOTs. However, there is generally only a single test per year. Therefore it is also up to as owners to spot any issues in-between the testing. Keeping this in mind, if warning lights appear on your dashboard you shouldn’t ever ignore them.

What is a dashboard?

A motorhome’s dashboard is a self diagnostic system within the vehicle’s electronics. It’s alternatively named European On Board Diagnostics (EOBD). The purpose of its design and assembly is for monitoring the vehicle’s systems. There are particular features to highlight faults and help to control exhaust emissions.

For you to indicate faults, use the malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) on your dashboard. Additionally with this system, if your vehicle produces high emissions it can put your motorhome into ‘limp mode’, as a precaution. Along with this, there are other light indicators on the MIL that will require attention.

To effectively diagnose a light from the MIL, you must use the EOBD system scanner. The scanner will support you in a full diagnostic procedure. A light on the MIL can turn on because of numerous reasons. For instance, with diesel engines to the timing belt jumping can trigger it. Another example is a clogged air filter. If these problems aren’t addressed as soon as possible it will cause more damage.

Fast diagnostics

Thankfully modern diesel motorhomes have many sensors installed. These installations speed up diagnostic procedures, especially when compared to older methods. Some sensors fitted on the vehicle include pressure, coolant, exhaust temperatures, air flow, and before and after the catalytic converter.

Obviously, the indicating systems are helpful on one level. But, it won’t always inform you what needs fixing. It’s down you to know. Otherwise, you can rely on the services of a professional garage to help you.

Motorhome MOTs can identify serious issues. If you know your vehicles requires such a test, please contact C&N Car Services Ltd today to book an appointment.

Tips for keeping your motorhome ready for servicing

It’s safe to say most don’t like or want to think about vehicle MOTs, especially for motorhomes; there’s so many components that could potentially make it fail it’s test. However, this doesn’t have to be the case. By getting motorhome servicing regularly and repairing when necessary, you increase the chances of it passing first time. The best time for carrying out such checks is one month prior to the MOT test date or when a service is due. Continue reading

If possible check for balance issues

Our garage has served the local community for almost four decades, aiding people whenever there is a problem with their vehicles. Being experts on motorhome MOTs, we can assess the vehicle’s condition and inform you whether there are any issues present that need resolving. If you are after a dependable, first class service, we recommend that you pay us a visit. Continue reading