Below we've listed some of the most popular jobs we carry out in our workshop. We've added some information for each, if you have any questions then don't hesitate to contact us.
VW AUDI SEAT SKODA SERVICING
Regular servicing & maintenance are key to keeping your vehicle in the best possible condition.
There are two service options - a minor service which is usually every 10,000 miles or 12 months (whichever comes first) and typically consists of an oil and filter change.
A major service which is usually every 20,000 miles or 24 months (whichever comes first) and this is typically a 'big service' which includes an oil and filter change as well as replacement of the air filter, pollen filter and spark plugs/fuel filter (depending on vehicle fuel type).
We carry out a free health check with every service, checking your car over visibly and topping up all levels.
We use genuine parts for our VAG servicing as standard. Prices below are genuine parts and based on the 2.0TSI EA888 Gen 3 Engine. Prices will vary on make and model.
Minor Service with Genuine Parts - £165
Major Service with Pollen Filter (Genuine Parts) - £350
We will update your online history to Erwin if applicable, keeping your service record up to date and warranty maintained.
This is a basic breakdown of routine servicing but every brand manufacturer has different recommendations and service intervals. There are lots of variables including the previous service history of the vehicle. If you contact us with your registration, mileage and previous history we will be able to help you work out what your vehicle is due.
A BMW has a range of dash icons to let you know what needs servicing, contact us and we will be able to price what your car requires for the next service.
We can update your BMW's iDrive and Key to show the services which we have carried out using our genuine BMW dealer tool.
We use genuine BMW service parts as standard, if you would like to use OEM quality parts please let us know when requesting a quote.
BMW Servicing with Genuine BMW Parts starts from £195
BMW Servicing with OEM Quality Parts starts from £185
(This price includes BMW Online History, Key & iDrive updates)
We carry out a free health check with every service, checking your car over visibly and topping up all levels.
VEHICLE SERVICING - ALL OTHER BRANDS
We don't just work on VAG, BMW or high performance cars, any make and model are welcome. Please contact us with with your registration for service pricing.
Minor servicing pricing starts at £130.
Genuine parts can be used if required - including brands such as Ford, Toyota, Peugeot, Honda and more. Just let us know if you would prefer genuine parts when asking for a quote.
MILLERS OIL - PERFORMANCE OILS
We have the option to upgrade your engine oil to a Millers Oils Performance oil. There are two different performance oils from Millers. What oil you need depends on what you need from your car, so let's talk about it!
Millers EE Performance Oil
EE Performance is a high performance engine oil range which is ideal for on-road, fast road and track use. The EE range is specifically designed for vehicles that demand maximum engine performance. This engine oil uses the nanodrive technology. EE Performance offers an improved formulation with significant reductions in friction and wear compared to industry standard formulations.
This oil is a longlife oil, perfect for sticking to your OEM intervals for replacing your oil every 10,000 miles or 12 months.
Millers Motorsport Nanodrive NT+ Oil
Millers NT+ is a competition fully synthetic engine oil, a range of engine oil which incorporate low friction technology to achieve award winning results. This oil is recommended for competition engines - suitable for naturally aspirated and turbo charged engines. This oil is ideal for all race types, including endurance, time attack, sprints, hill climb, circuit racing and rallying. Suitable for operating temperatures of 125 degrees to peak temperatures of 150 degrees.
This oil is perfect for track and fast road performance vehicles but this is NOT a longlife oil. This oil will need changed on a regular basis.
MILLERS OIL - ENGINE FLUSH & ADDITIVES
We keep a range of Millers Oils engine flush, additives and fuel treatments in stock. These products are all available to add onto your service or collect from our unit. They range between £10 & £15.
EPP Engine Flush
Petrol Injector Cleaner
PPF Turbo & Exhaust Cleaner
Petrol System Clean & Protect
Petrol Power Eco Max
EPP Engine Flush
Diesel Injector Cleaner
DPF Turbo & Exhaust Cleaner
Diesel System Clean & Protect
Diesel Filter Primer
Diesel Power Eco Max
These products are available in our online shop and you can read more about each product here.
EV & HYBRID REPAIR AND SERVICING
Needing work done on your hybrid or electric vehicle?
Our mechanic, Jordan has completed his IMI Level 3 Electric & Hybrid Vehicle System Repair and Replacement (Institute Of Motor Industry) and will soon be completing his IMI Level 4 – meaning he has the knowledge to correctly and safely carry out work on a high voltage vehicle (which can be extremely dangerous). Both Alana & Jordan will be carrying on with further training which allows us to adapt to the future as we’re only seeing more and more EV or hybrid vehicles on the roads!
At J&A Automotive, we can carry out maintenance, repairs and diagnostic work on your electric/hybrid vehicle. Hybrid and electric vehicles need maintenance and repairs, just the same as any combustion engine vehicle. For example, this includes replacing brake discs and pads, windscreen wipers, tyres, suspension components and the diagnosis of any faults which may arise.
If you have any questions or if you’re needing some work completed on your hybrid or electric vehicle, please contact us.
If your VAG Group vehicle has 4WD or FWD as is the case with the MQB Seat Leon Cupra, Golf GTI Performance Pack or Clubsport, it is more than likely your vehicle has a Haldex system.
The Haldex system uses an in-pump strainer to catch debris and contaminants within the oil and due to this we recommend having your Haldex serviced every 10,000 miles to avoid the strainer becoming clogged up. If not serviced, the Haldex pump can become blocked and this will eventually lead to pump failure which is a costly repair.
There are different generations of Haldex, some of which use a filter. The filter can become blocked and burn out the pump if not serviced regularly. If you think your vehicle has a Haldex, contact us and we will be able to help you out.
The price of a haldex service depends on the generation of haldex which is fitted to your vehicle. An MQB Haldex is a Gen 5 which is £130 (inc VAT) for Genuine Parts.
It's important to keep your DSG gearbox serviced regularly, otherwise driving the car with old and contaminated oil will
affect the performance and could also lead to costly gearbox repairs due to other parts getting damaged.
Prices differ depending on gearbox type and price includes gearbox adaptions.
We offer this service using Millers DSG oil, which offers a more wallet friendly service without compromising on quality. (Genuine oil can be used on request).
DSG Servicing (using Millers DSG oil & genuine VW filter and seal if applicable):
DQ250 (6 Speed) - £180
DQ381 & DQ500 (7 Speed) - £190
If you're unsure what gearbox your vehicle has or if you need a price for a different brand of vehicle, please contact us.
Incorrect wheel alignment can result in irregular tyre wear, affect the handling and safety of the vehicle.
Wheel alignment problems can be caused by hitting a kerb, driving over a pothole in the road or by excessive wear to steering or suspension bushes and components. It is important to get your wheel alignment checked regularly, especially on performance vehicles to ensure you get the most out of your tyres and the best handling characteristics.
We carry out a pre alignment check where we inspect all suspension components and tyres are in good condition. This is included in the price of £120.
We have a courtesy car available to book, keeping you behind the wheel while your car is having some TLC. Please book along side your appointment to avoid disappointment as there is only one car available.
You will be covered via our insurance and there is a small charge of £15.
The driver must be between the ages of 25 - 65 years old and have no criminal convictions or any more than 2 penalty points on their licence for the following offences: CU, SP, TS.
All terms and conditions can be found here.
TUNING AND PERFORMANCE
RACINGLING OEM+ SOFTWARE
Racingline Performance OEM+ offer tuning solutions for Audi, Volkswagen, Seat and Skoda vehicles, designed to work in harmony with their performance parts.
This software is a great option. OEM+ achieves a very different level of performance and drivability. It's never just about winding up the peak power.
No other brand can offer you such a comprehensive 'full-car' tuning solution. Racingline's performance parts range is the most complete on the market, all matched perfectly to the OEM+ software.
Contact us for more information or find a few of our most popular software options at our shop by clicking here!
More Information including power gains, vehicles supported by Racingline's OEM+ and more about Racinglines great benefits such as 'free upgrades for life' can be found HERE.
MQB CLUTCH WITH RACINGLINE OEM+ SOFTWARE DEAL
It's recommended that you upgrade your clutch before beginning to tune your 2.0 TSI EA888 Gen 3. The stock clutches are weak and it's common that they can begin to slip, even when running on a stock clutch. We've introduced a package bundle which includes a uprated clutch from RTS and stage one OEM+ software from Racingline. Contact us for more information.
Suitable for Stock, Stage 1 and Stage 2 tuned vehicles, gives a lighter OEM feel that can be lived with every day.
RTS Twin Friction clutch, Dual Mass Sachs Flywheel, Genuine VW Slave Cylinder and Racingline OEM+ Stage One - £1670 (Saving over £250 from retail).
RTS Twin Friction clutch with Single Mass Flywheel, Genuine VW Slave Cylinder and Racingline OEM+ Stage One - £1720 (Saving over £200 retail)
What's the difference between dual mass and single mass flywheel?
A single mass flywheel is much more durable than a dual mass flywheel. Using the SMF clutch kit will increase the durability of your clutch as you are removing the component that is most
likely to fail.
Additional Stage One Modifications:
Add four wheel alignment to any clutch package for an addition £100
You can purchase all items in our shop - all labour costs included in the price and an option to add wheel alignment. Visit the shop here.
RACINGLINE LOWERING SPRING BUNDLE
We highly recommend the Racingline Performance
lowering springs for your VAG group vehicle.
The springs lower the sports models (GTI, R, S3 etc) by 20-30 mm in order to preserve the wheel travel
needed for perfect ride & handling.
We can supply and fit Racingline springs along with
wheel alignment would be £500 - you can purchase here. Klarna available!
Racingline only offer springs for VAG group vehicles. Although, we can offer springs for all makes and models - get in touch to see how we can help!
We're proud to say we are now Avon Tuning agents!
Avon have been in the tuning industry for over ten years! They offer a bespoke service tailored to each individual customer’s needs, ranging from pure performance to fuel economy savings - these guys cover all industry sectors - Automotive, Agricultural, Industrial, Construction and Marine!
This allows us to be able to tune most makes and models, regardless of fuel type. Till now, we have only had tuning solutions for petrol and some diesel VAG vehicles & petrol BMW’s. Avon Tuning has opened our options to tune the rest of our lovely customers who don’t fall into these categories.
If you are interested in having your car tuned by us, contact us with your make, model and registration and we can send you a price.
Avon Tuning's website offer information on all performance gains, select your make and model (top right hand banner) here and see what we can do for you.
BOOTMOD3 & XPH SOFTWARE
BootMod3 is a cloud based tuning platform for the petrol F-series BMW models.
Bootmod3 uses the OBD port to calibrate the vehicles ECU, and the flash tuning of the car can be done in minutes. Customise your BMW with a tune that is specifically designed for your car, by you! This can be done in the convenience of your own driveway or at our unit, in Airdrie.
xHP is the perfect gearbox software to compliment your Bootmod3 ECU software. xHP offer gearbox software which is also customisable to your needs. This is also a cloud based tuning platform!
Get in touch for more information about BootMod3 & xHP - Both available to be purchased through J&A Automotive and can be flashed by us at our unit in Airdrie.