If you’ve been involved in an accident or your car has been damaged, we appreciate it is not a pleasant experience. As such, it is our aim to do everything we can to repair your vehicle to a pristine condition, with as little inconvenience to you as possible.
The first step is diagnosing the problem accurately and quickly. Once this is achieved, the next step is to remedy the problem. This may or may not involve replacing a part. The final step is putting everything back together.
Here at Tony Gilham Limited, we use all guaranteed manufactured parts and top quality, environmentally friendly paints. As part of our customer relations, we keep in regular contact with updates on progress of estimates or repairs. We quote prices before commencing work or after partial dis-assembly for inspection and an expected timeframe of any works that will need to be carried out. Our mechanics use both electronic means of gathering data as well as their experience.
Basic vehicle maintenance is a fundamental part of any mechanic’s work yet many are only consulted when a vehicle is already showing signs of malfunction. Preventative maintenance is also a fundamental part of a mechanic’s job, but this is not possible in the case of vehicles that are not regularly maintained by a mechanic.
The main aspect of preventative maintenance is scheduled replacement of various parts, which occurs before failure to avoid far more expensive damage. Because this means that parts are replaced before any problem is observed, many vehicle owners will not understand why the expense is necessary. But as the saying goes . . . . Prevention is better than cure.
A vehicle breakdown is the operational failure of a motor vehicle in such a way that the underlying problem prevents the vehicle from being operated at all, or impedes the vehicle’s operation so much, that it is very difficult or nearly impossible, or dangerous to operate, or else at risk of causing further damage to the vehicle.
Vehicle breakdowns can occur for a large number of reasons. Depending on the nature of the problem, the vehicle may or may not need to be towed to a garage. A total breakdown is when the vehicle becomes totally immobile and cannot be driven even a short distance to reach a repair shop, thereby necessitating a tow. This can occur for a variety of reasons, including complete engine failure, which is commonly caused by not regularly getting the vehicle thoroughly inspected and maintained/repaired by a licensed mechanic. Here at Tony Gilham Limited, we are also able to offer a recovery and diagnostic service.
Our qualified staff are trained to an exceptionally high level using state of the art equipment in a strict ‘Health & Safety’ legal environment, which all contributes to us achieving a fantastic result for you.