CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR OPENING TIMES.

Maintaining business as usual (or as close as possible), along with moving to a new premises, has resulted in what has felt like a long and hard year for us at Lion Garage. But, thanks to our customers, it has also been a successful and rewarding one. Many thanks to you all for making 2015 what it has been, and we hope to see you again in 2016.

We wish you a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR OPENING:

Christmas Eve, Thursday 24th, Closed.

Christmas Day, Friday 25th, Closed.

Saturday 26th, Closed.

Monday 28th, Closed.

Tuesday 29th, Open as usual.

Wednesday 30th, Open as usual.

New Years Eve, Thursday 31st, Closed.

New Years Day, Friday 1st, Closed.

Saturday 2nd, Closed.

Monday 4th, Open as usual.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all at Lion Garage.

VAG 1.6 Diesel Injectors (Volkswagen, Audi, Seat and Skoda)

New injectors being fitted to a VAG 1.6 diesel (as fitted throughout the range). This is a common issue which causes excessive engine noise, poor running and poor drivability. First there is a software update needed before running a procedure to adapt and test the injectors. In many cases this will improve the engine noise and drivability issue.

Bad news. Many cars will be improved through running the minimum quantity adaptation. In some cases the injectors are too worn and out of range, in which case they fail to complete the procedure. Unfortunately, this car needs all 4 injectors replacing.

Bad news. Many cars will be improved through running the minimum quantity adaptation. In some cases the injectors are too worn and out of range, in which case they fail to complete the procedure. Unfortunately, this car needs all 4 injectors replacing.

If the injectors fail the test procedure, new injectors are needed.

Final stages of fitting new injectors to a VAG 1.6 Common rail diesel.

Final stages of fitting new injectors to a VAG 1.6 Common rail diesel.

The new injectors must then have the new calibration codes entered into the ECU.

Entering the injector calibration values.

Entering the injector calibration values.

We have everything needed to carry out these repairs, including the genuine VAG diagnostic software – ODIS. The new (not reconditioned) original equipment injectors work out over £100 each less than they would from the dealer.

We have moved.

We have moved. We can now be found in Enterprise Park, opposite the Doctors Surgery in Forest road.

Our new address is
Lion Garage.
Unit 2 Enterprise Park.
Forest Road,
Hay on Wye,
Hereford.
HR35DS.

We look forward to seeing you in our new place!
Website update coming soon.

Puncturesafe, permanent puncture prevention gel.

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We now stock and apply Puncturesafe permanent puncture prevention gel. Puncture safe is the hassle free way of looking after your tyres, preventing punctures and protecting you and your family.

This is not a “get you home” product. Puncturesafe seals punctures as they happen, providing an immediate and permanent seal – No further repairs required! Saving you the inconvenience of a punctured wheel, which always seems to strike at the worst possible time (Usually a dark, wet night when your in clean clothes, heading out to meet friends for dinner!!) Many new cars are now supplied without a spare wheel of any sort, in these cases the advantages of puncture safe are even greater.

Many punctures we see also result in a new tyre, mainly due to having to drive to a safe spot to change a wheel, damaging the tyre in the process. With puncture safe fitted the puncture instantly seals, so this is no longer an issue.

All tyres suffer from natural pressure loss over time, due to the natural porosity of the tyre. This results in underinflated tyres, causing premature tyre wear and increased fuel consumption. With puncture safe this pressure loss is greatly reduced.

Click here for more information on Puncturesafe.

Christmas and New Year opening hours.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from all at Lion Garage.

Christmas/New Year opening 2014/2015.

Wednesday 24th (Christmas eve) 8.30 – 12.30.

Thursday 25th (Christmas day) Closed.

Friday 26th (Boxing day) Closed.

Saturday 27th Closed.

Monday 29th Open.

Tuesday 30th Open.

Wednesday 31st (New Years eve) 8.30 – 1.00.

Thursday 1st  (New Years day) Closed.

Friday 2nd Closed.

Monday 5th Open as usual.

BMW, Mercedes and Porsche dealer level diagnostic equipment.

As part of our continued investment in training and new technology we have recently added further equipment to complete our coverage of German marques.

We now have full dealer level diagnostic tools for BMW (inc Mini), Mercedes (inc Smart) and Porsche. With this equipment and the excellent technical backup/library that comes with it we are able to do everything that the main dealer can, in some cases more. All systems diagnostics, key coding, E.C.U software updates (Re-flash), E.C.U/module coding and much much more.

This new investment compliments existing equipment to give dealer level ability for VAG group (Audi, VW, Seat, Skoda) BMW, Mini, Mercedes, Porsche, Range Rover, Land Rover, Peugeot, Citroen, Renault and Ford.

 

Changes to the MOT test.

As of 20/03/2013 VOSA are introducing a large number of changes to the MOT test (Directive 2010/48/EU). Some of the new testable components for class 4 vehicles (covers most passenger cars) are listed below. There are various date breaks and criteria associated with these testable components, they may not all apply to all vehicles.  

  • Headlamp levelling and cleaning devices when fitted for HID or LED headlamps.
  • Main beam “tell tale” lamp.
  • Battery security (including batteries for electric or hybrid vehicles).
  • Electrical wiring and connectors.
  • Trailer electrical socket security and damage (if fitted)
  • Operation of 13pin trailer electrical sockets using an approved trailer socket tester.
  • Operation of the steering lock (where fitted) including a malfunction
  • Warning in respect of an electronic steering lock.
  • Electronic power steering malfunction indicator lamp.
  • Electronic parking brake control and malfunction indicator lamp.
  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC, ESP, DSC etc) components, and malfunction indicator lamp.
  • Brake fluid warning lamp illuminated or inoperative.
  • Tyre pressure monitoring systems (TPMS).
  • SRS components including airbags, seat belt pre-tensioners, seat belt load limiters and SRS malfunction indicator lamp.
  • Engine mountings.
  • Speedometer.
  • Indirect vision devices (where they replace obligatory mirrors).

Merry Christmas.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from all at Lion Garage.

Christmas/New Year opening.

Saturday 22nd Closed

Monday 24th (Christmas eve) Closed.

Tuesday 25th (Christmas day) Closed.

Wednesday 26th (Boxing day) Closed.

Thursday 27th Open.

Friday 28th Open.

Saturday 29th Closed.

Monday 31st (New Years eve) Closed.

Tuesday 1st  (New Years day) Closed.

Wednesday 2nd Open as usual

Software news,VAG-Left Foot brake enabled.

We can now offer tuning software for a selection of VAG petrol and Diesel ECU’s with left foot braking enabled. Most modern vehicles will reduce power if you attempt this. We can now switch off the function, perfect for drivers using their cars for track days or similar. We require the exact file from the vehicle first to be able to advise whether this is possible for each and every software version. (only available so far for edc15/16 and me7/9, MED17 in progress)