ESSEX’S LEADING INDEPENDENT SPECIALISTS FOR BMW,
BMW MINI, MERCEDES-BENZ, PORSCHE, VW AUDI GROUP.

ESSEX’S LEADING INDEPENDENT SPECIALISTS FOR BMW,
BMW MINI, MERCEDES-BENZ, PORSCHE, VW AUDI GROUP.

Save up to 50% off main dealer pricesPreventive maintenance adviceChoose from Genuine or OE alternative parts at discounted pricesPersonal service. Same technician or advisor from start to finishBosch factory trained techniciansFree collection & delivery by appointmentSave up to 50% off main dealer pricesPreventive maintenance adviceChoose from Genuine or OE alternative parts at discounted pricesPersonal service. Same technician or advisor from start to finishBosch factory trained techniciansFree collection & delivery by appointmentSave up to 50% off main dealer pricesPreventive maintenance adviceChoose from Genuine or OE alternative parts at discounted pricesPersonal service. Same technician or advisor from start to finishBosch factory trained techniciansFree collection & delivery by appointmentSave up to 50% off main dealer pricesPreventive maintenance adviceChoose from Genuine or OE alternative parts at discounted pricesPersonal service. Same technician or advisor from start to finishBosch factory trained techniciansFree collection & delivery by appointmentSave up to 50% off main dealer pricesPreventive maintenance adviceChoose from Genuine or OE alternative parts at discounted pricesPersonal service. Same technician or advisor from start to finishBosch factory trained techniciansFree collection & delivery by appointmentSave up to 50% off main dealer pricesPreventive maintenance adviceChoose from Genuine or OE alternative parts at discounted pricesPersonal service. Same technician or advisor from start to finishBosch factory trained techniciansFree collection & delivery by appointment
 

We are Essex’s leading independent specialists for all BMW, BMW Mini, Mercedes-Benz,
Volkswagen, Porsche and Audi Group (VAG) vehicle’s. All our technicians are factory-trained
with over 60 years combined experience.

We specialise in servicing, repair, diagnostics, 4-wheel computerised alignment, tyre supply
& fitting, air conditioning and MOT testing.

All vehicle’s are serviced to surpass manufacturer’s specifications, using only manufacturer-
recommended parts and lubricants (with prior consent we may use OE specification parts
where necessary). A quality service at a fraction of main dealer price,
all undertaken without any compromise. Please feel free to pay us a visit.

BRAKE CHECKS

Our brake examination includes the measurement of wear on brake pads and brake discs/drums/shoes compared to the manufacturer’s specifications. Our aim is to provide the best possible advice to help you restore the condition and efficiency of your braking system to the manufacturer’s original specification.

Please contact us for further advice and information.

VEHICLE SERVICING & MAINTENANCE

When a vehicle is designed, the manufacturer sets out a service schedule for the car, which they believe will keep it running reliably and safely. On the majority of modern day vehicles, the service information is typically accessed through the on-board computer or instrument cluster. This information will give you an outstanding mile/time read out before work(s) are required.

When the time comes, we’re here to help make sure your pride and joy continues to perform at its optimum and remains safe and reliable on the road.

If any ‘additional’ work is noted during the service/ inspection, the customer will be informed and notified of all costs. It is then at the customer’s discretion, based on the information given, whether or not to go ahead with further repairs. Only once the customer has authorised any additional work will we proceed.

In any event, the customer will receive a fully itemised VAT invoice, together with a service sheet detailing operations carried out during the service. Where service requirement dictates, we will carry out diagnostic checks on the vehicle and where necessary re-set the service indicator to reflect the service operation carried out.

No gimmicks, just honest, reliable and efficient service for you and your vehicle.

TYRES - SUPPLYING, FITTING & BALANCING

PMW work with several tyre suppliers both locally and nationally to supply you, our customer, with the best price for tyre replacement on your vehicle. Whether it’s an unexpected MOT failure due to tyre wear/damage or a routine replacement, we are here to help.

Please contact us for further advice and information.

ENGINE MANAGEMENT / DIAGNOSTIC CHECKS

Our fully equipped workshop has all the necessary up to date diagnostic equipment to communicate with your vehicle and aid us in rectifying any problems you may be experiencing.

We have manufacturer supplied diagnostic equipment for BMW, Mercedes Benz and VAG. To compliment this we also have three Autologic diagnostic tools for BMW, Mercedes-Benz, VAG, Jaguar and Landrover group and Porsche vehicles. Several Bosch KTS 570’s provide both fault code reading capability and in-depth component testing via the built in oscilloscope functions. We also run a Snap On Verus diagnostic tool/oscilloscope to give exceptional coverage for other leading brand vehicles. All our diagnostic equipment has current software subscriptions and are fully up to date.

Having the necessary level of diagnostic equipment is a must with the magnitude of technology in modern day vehicles; but it also comes down to experience. Working on the brand(s) and with over 60 years of high level experience on BMW, BMW Mini, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche and VAG, this is where the PMW team excel in the field of ‘specialists’ and franchised dealers alike.

You can be sure that the combination of up to date diagnostic equipment supplied by the vehicle manufacturer and fully qualified technicians means your vehicle will be diagnosed in a professional and competent manner that saves both time and money.

ABS, TRACTION, TRANSMISSION SRS & BODY DIAGNOSTICS

No matter which vehicle electrical system you are having trouble with, we can expertly diagnose in a professional and competent manner. Aided by our up to date manufacturer supplied diagnostic equipment, we can quickly get to the root of your problem(s).

Please contact us for further advice and information.

AIR CONDITIONING MAINTENANCE

Air conditioning systems require servicing on a regular basis (typically 2 years) to ensure that when you most need your air conditioning, the system functions correctly.

Air conditioning systems will naturally lose charge over a period of time, therefore making it imperative that the system is regularly serviced and inspected. Indications of an poorly functioning air conditioning system are:

• Sporadic heater/A/C system operation
• A/C system inoperative
• A/C system functioning but not very cold/efficient
• Bad smell from heater vents - anti-bacterial and deodoriser spray required

Air conditioning servicing is available from as little as £29.99 + VAT.

Please contact us for further advice and information.

MOT TESTING STATION

We carry out MOT tests as one of our many in-house services.

In the unlikely event of an MOT failure or a pass with advisories, we are here to help with all remedial repairs to keep your vehicle safe on the road. And as always, we will provide you with our honest, genuine and reliable advice. And as always, common sense will prevail.

While You Wait MOT Appointments are available:

Monday - Friday at 8am, 11am & 2pm
Saturdays at 8:30am, 9:30am & 10:30am
Please note bookings must be made in advance - contact us to check our future availability.

Our MOT testers are fully qualified and work within VOSA guidelines. MOT re-tests are currently carried out free of charge, up to 10 working days after failure.

The MOT test relates only to the condition of the testable items at the time of the test. It should not be regarded as evidence of the condition of the items tested at any other time, nor should it be taken as evidence of the general mechanical condition of the vehicle. All necessary information is displayed on our MOT advisory board located in main reception.

COMPUTERISED WHEEL ALIGNMENT

A vehicle’s geometry/alignment will require adjustment from time to time. Whether this is following a suspension/steering repair, to rectify uneven tyre wear or the steering wheel not being centralised, we are here to help.

With our state of the art Hunter DSP 600 4 wheel alignment bay, we are able to re-align the vehicle back to the original factory specification (where possible) assuming no serious accident damage or worn suspension components. Our equipment is calibrated by the manufacturer at least once per annum and the software is fully up to date. Certification available to view in main reception.

Most tyre replacement companies can perform re-alignments but generally this only relates to front and rear wheel tracking? This is not an accurate solution and can still lead to abnormal tyre wear and poor handling characteristics.
Our factory trained Motor Vehicle Technicians are qualified to make the necessary adjustments and fully understand the way in which each adjustment (track/toe, camber, caster*) on both front and rear axles and how it affects the vehicles behaviour on the road and tyre wear as a consequence.
* Caster only applicable to front axle.

Computer four-wheel alignment will measure each wheel individually and then display current readings to allow adjustment within manufacturers specification which will transform your vehicle’s handling characteristics, tyre wear and fuel efficiency.

Any of the following situations can affect both the cornering and straight line performance of a vehicle:

• New steering and suspension parts installed
• Damage caused by an accident
• Driving over pot-holes or hitting kerbs
• Incorrect tracking adjustments
• Installing different component parts (eg. coil overs)
• Fitting aftermarket or uprated suspension bushes

The symptoms you may experience are:

• Pulling to either the right or left hand side of the road
• The car seems to be unstable when cornering
• Steering requires frequent work/input via steering wheel
• Poor traction in corners
• Steering is unusually light or heavy
• Steering wheel is not “straight”
• Excessive tyre wear

Computerised alignment takes approximately 2 hours for diagnostic checks and adjustments. The vehicle is placed on a platform, which allows the wheels to turn while a computer calculates orientation.

The computer compares this to a database of manufacturer specifications for the year, make and model of the car. If the alignment is out of specification, an adjustment is made and checked on the computer screen showing current measurements.

Re-alignment is then followed by recalibration of traction system where necessary and an extensive road test - this can be completed individually, or included with any of our service packages.

HEADLAMP POLISHING

Here at PMW Ltd. we can offer the services of headlamp polishing instead of expensive headlamp replacement. If the headlamp lens is ‘cloudy’ or ’yellowed’ due to UV decay it can offer a poor light beam pattern and intensity, this could possibly cause an MOT failure. Polished, clear headlamps also make a vast difference to the overall appearance to the motor vehicle. Call the PMW Ltd. team on 01245 496739 for further information or use the contact us tool on our website.

BILT-HAMBER LABORATORIES

- THE WORLDS FINEST SURFACE CARE AND PROTECTION

PMW Ltd. are proud to announce the stocking of Bilt-Hamber waxes, polishes, clay bars and anti corrosion products to name just a few. Auto Express winners for the last 6 years, Bilt-Hamber has always used extensive research, innovative technology and thorough testing to produce better performing products. Every product release by Bilt-Hamber has been extensively compared to and tested for superiority against market leading and specialist competitive formulations. If you require any further information relating to any Bilt-Hamber products please contact a member of our team.

DINITROL

This is a thixotropic external underbody anti-rust fluid, which provides long term resistance against corrosion and abrasion, even under severe conditions. It provides a tough elastic waxy protective coating. The wax film is resistant to repair and body shop oven temperatures.

Please contact us for further advice and information.

BOSCH CERTIFIED

Our technicians are Bosch Certified and trained through extensive programs developed to keep us at the top of our game and ahead of all new technologies.

Please contact us for further advice and information.

WHAT ARE SWIRL FLAPS?

BMW diesel engines produced between 2000 and 2008 all have a particular design problem with inlet manifold butterfly flaps (commonly known as swirl flaps). Swirl flaps are used inside the inlet manifold of the BMW M47TU
& M57TU diesel engines to vary the length of inlet manifold tract subject to load and anticipated demand.

A faulty swirl flap will almost certainly lead to catastrophic engine damage/failure. Don’t get caught out, get your car checked out NOW. Read more
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A vehicle’s geometry/alignmen

We carry out MOT tests as one of our many in-house services.
Whether it’s a straightforward pass or an MOT failure with advisories, we are here to help with all remedial repairs to keep your vehicle safe on the road. Either way, we will provide you with our honest, genuine and reliable advice. And as always, common sense will prevail.

While You Wait MOT Appointments are available:

Monday - Friday at 8am, 11am & 2pm
Saturdays at 8:30am, 9:30am & 10:30am
Please note bookings must be made in advance - contact us to check our future availability.

Our MOT testers are fully qualified and work within VOSA guidelines. MOT re-tests are currently carried out free of charge, up to 10 working days after failure.

The MOT test relates only to the condition of the testable items at the time of the test. It should not be regarded as evidence of the condition of the items tested at any other time, nor should it be taken as evidence of the general mechanical condition of the vehicle. All necessary information is displayed on our MOT advisory board located in main reception.
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