Electrical repair or replacement in Taunton

A warning light on your dashboard is usually the first sign that something’s not quite right. If one comes on while you’re driving, stop as soon as possible.

Red warning lights need immediate attention, while others allow you to drive on and get to a garage so the problem can be checked out by a professional.

P&N Motor Repairs offer a fast, reliable and friendly service. When you need your vehicle electrical system repairing in Taunton, you can trust us to make sure your vehicle is repaired correctly.

We also offer affordable quality parts and practical advice. We will only replace the items that need replacing. Our work is guaranteed, along with the parts.

Diagnostic checks

The engine is a complex machine. It can be working fine one minute and not the next.

There are many things that can go wrong with the engine, some are easy to fix and take just a short time to clear.

Our engine diagnostic check will establish the reason for your cars performance or dash light issues.

We can carry out engine diagnostic checks to help pinpoint the exact fault. This takes less time in the long run and will make sure you only pay for the work that really needs doing.

With specialist computer equipment we are able to carry out engine diagnostics checks on most makes and models of vehicles.

The next time your car starts acting strange, bring it in to P&N Motor Repairs in Taunton for a full engine diagnostic check.

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Oil pressure warning light

What should I watch out for?

Your oil pressure light coming on while you’re driving, or not going out once you’ve started your engine.
Just like other warning lights on your car’s dashboard you might see an oil warning light flash up.
This could mean that your:
Oil temperature is too high,
Oil level inside your engine is too low,
Oil pressure is too low.

What should I do?

Check your oil level (refer to handbook)
If the level’s low, top up your oil straight away.
If the warning light comes on even when the oil level is correct, give us a call straight and do not start your engine.
Call us on 01823 330755

The result of ignoring the warning could cause expensive engine damage. Do not drive until the problem has been rectified.

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Brake system and ABS warning lights

What should I watch out for?
Both your brake and ABS lights coming on at the same time.

What should I do?

Stop as soon as it’s safe to do so
Use your brakes very carefully
Reduce your speed gradually
Do not press the brake pedal suddenly
Once you’ve stopped in a safe place, call us as soon as you can.

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ABS warning light

What should I watch out for?
Your ABS (anti-lock braking system) warning light coming on while you’re driving.

What should I do?
Get your ABS checked as soon as you can. You should be safe to drive on and brake normally without ABS, but this isn’t true for every vehicle. Make sure you check your handbook to be on the safe side.

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Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) partially blocked

What should I watch out for?
Your DPF light coming on is usually nothing to worry about, but you mustn’t ignore it. DPFs catch bits of soot in your exhaust, and like the filter in your hoover, they need emptying regularly.

Your vehicle usually empties your DPF automatically on long journeys when the exhaust is hot. But if your journey’s a bit stop-start, this emptying process might not happen and the warning light will come on.

What should I do?
You should be able to clear the blockage by driving for around 10 minutes at over 40mph. Your vehicle handbook may have more specific advice.

If the light doesn’t disappear, pull over and give us a call straight away.

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Battery charge warning light

What should I watch out for?
Your battery charge light not coming on at all, or coming on while you’re driving. It could mean you’ve got one of three problems:

A slack battery or starter terminal
An alternator failure
A broken or loose alternator drive belt
What should I do?

A broken drive belt is a serious problem. Park up straight away in the nearest safe spot and switch off your engine.

Do not restart your engine.

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Engine warning light

What should I watch out for?
Your engine warning light coming on, or flashing on and off as you’re driving.

What should I do?

If the light is flashing:

Slow down until the light stops flashing
If the light won’t stop flashing, stop in a safe place and turn off the engine
Call us on 01823 330755 as soon as possible.
If the light is on continuously, try resetting your engine management system by:

Stopping your vehicle if it’s safe to do so
Switching off your engine and waiting for two minutes
Restarting your engine
Even if your engine warning light’s on, your vehicle should be safe to drive, as long as there are no other issues with your engine.

You’ll still need to get your vehicle checked at a dealer or garage as soon as possible, to avoid damaging your catalytic converter.

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Brake system warning light

What should I watch out for?
Your brake system warning light coming on once you’ve released the handbrake. This means your brake fluid level might be low.

What should I do?

Park up in a safe spot
Check your vehicle’s handbook if you don’t know how to check the brake fluid level
If it’s very low, you’ll need to get it topped up to the MAX mark before driving on
If the light’s still on, even though the brake fluid level is correct, you may have a sensor fault. Take your vehicle to a dealer or garage as soon as possible.

Remember – it’s a good idea to check your brake fluid level every few weeks to make sure you’re not leaking.

If you’re having to press your brake pedal further than usual, one of your hydraulic brake circuits might have failed. This is a serious problem. Pull over straight away and call us.

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Fuel filter water trap (diesel engines)

What should I watch out for?
If this light comes on while you’re driving, water has been detected in your fuel filter.

What should I do?
Usually you can drive on without any problems. But you’ll need to get the water in your fuel filter drained off as soon as possible.

If you’ve just refuelled your vehicle, pull over and switch off your engine straight away. Your fuel might have been contaminated and that could damage your injection system.

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