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Why Car Repairs Are So Important

Whether you’re driving to work, or your vehicle is your work, at times it is all too easy to put off a repair job. Alternatively, you may not realise that there is a problem with your vehicle until it is discovered by a professional. As routine, at Billcar, we believe it is important to regularly service your vehicle so you are able to get any required repairs done as soon as possible. Such important vehicle repairs will help to prolong its life, and save you money in the long run.

One Small Problem

You may believe a small repair can wait and so you put it off and prioritise other things in your life. However, small problems can escalate and develop into bigger issues. There are a variety of ways such small things can have an impact on your vehicle. As an example, you may need an oil change, as this can have an impact on how much petrol is needed to keep your vehicle running smoothly. As long as you keep an eye on any small issues that may arise, then you may be able to avoid repairs, so always make sure to manage and check the condition of your tyres, the levels of engine oil, screen wash, and so on.

Service and Repair

It is important to get your vehicle serviced regularly, to bring your attention to any potential problems, and help you to understand if your car requires any replacements, and even look at repairs that may be needed in the future. Regular servicing and repairs will save you money in the long run, as any issues can be seen before they become overly problematic. By coming to Billcar for your servicing, repairs and/or MOT, your vehicle will be able to run much more efficiently. MOT tests are a legal requirement, and offer peace of mind to yourself and any customers or clients associated with your vehicle.

Commercial Vehicle Repairs

Whilst a vehicle is important for any driver that needs to get from A to B each day, for some it is part of their livelihood. Whether you’re carrying goods or fare-paying passengers, when driving a commercial vehicle, it is vital that it is in tip-top condition. Commercial vehicle repairs require as much efficiency as possible when your vehicle is also your business, as time is money.

Spare Parts and Accessories

At Billcar, we have a great variety of spare parts and accessories for any necessary vehicle repair jobs.  If a problem is found, at our repair centre we can help you get your vehicle back in working condition. No matter how big or small the problem, whether you have one or two malfunctioning or broken parts, or whether you need a whole engine replacing, we have the tools to help. With our great knowledge and experience, we can help to get you back on the road in no time.

Don’t Ignore the Signs

The key to the smooth running of your vehicle is to pay attention to anything unusual, whether something big or small. There’s never any harm in getting something checked out by the experts, if only for your peace of mind. If you hear a knocking or rattling sound that concerns you, don’t ignore it just because you are still physically able to drive your vehicle, but instead get it looked into. When it comes to vehicle repairs and servicing, remember that safety always comes first, including your safety, any passengers, and those in other vehicles on the road. It is always better to be safe than sorry.

Contact Us

If you’re in need of any commercial vehicle servicing or vehicle repairs, come to our local vehicle repair garage. To get in touch, you can speak to us directly by calling us on either 01743291740 or 07971063469, or please complete our online contact form, or email us at engineering@billcar.co.uk. A member of our staff will be happy to help you with any questions you may have.

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MOT Services in Shrewsbury

All About Our MOT Tests

Here at Billcar, we provide our services to both trade customers and directly to vehicle owners. We stock and obtain various spare parts, so that when we inspect vehicles and offer repairs and replacements, we have everything we need. As part of our services, we also offer customers MOT tests, which we are focussing our attention towards today.

What is an MOT Test?

MOT stands for ‘Ministry of Transport’ and refers to the annual test for safety and exhaust emissions of motor vehicles in the UK. If the test is completed to a satisfactory level, the vehicle passes and the owner benefits from the MOT certificate, which certifies that it is legal to drive. If your vehicle is over three years old, it is required to show its roadworthiness through this testing. The name is actually derived from a government department that no longer exists, but the term is still in official use.

About MOT Certificates

The MOT test certificates are issues under the umbrella of the DVSA – Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency. This certificate will confirm that at the time of the test, the vehicle has met the minimum environmental and road safety standards that are acceptable. This only covers the vehicle for that year, which is why it must be completed on an annual basis.

About MOT Tests

Throughout the MOT test, it is necessary to test the following aspects of the vehicle: exhaust and emissions, seats and seat belts, steering wheel, windscreen, bonnet catch, horn, number plate, lights, brakes, tyres and wheels, mirrors, doors, suspension, fuel system, plus the body and structure. A set criterion is used to judge overall whether it is possible to pass or fail the vehicle, following the guidelines issued by the DVSA. If the vehicle fails the MOT test, it is possible for it to be tested again once any repairs and maintenance work is complete, but this must be carried out within 10 working days.

Why MOT Tests are Important

Put simply, MOT tests are a legal requirement in the UK, so they need to be carried out annually to ensure that you are driving legally. Not only for this reason are MOT tests important, but also because they are there to make sure that you, your passengers and others on the road are all as safe as possible.

MOT Tests at Billcar

In order to gain a legitimate MOT certificate, it is necessary to get your vehicle tested by an authorised vehicle repair garage such as Billcar. By doing this, it ensures that we meet the minimal criteria set out by the government within the VT01 form. We are also able to help your vehicle pass the MOT by making repairs and replacing any necessary parts. 

Contact Us

If you would like more information about MOT tests in the Shrewsbury area, come to our local vehicle repair garage. To make an enquiry, please simply complete our online contact form, or send us an email at engineering@billcar.co.uk. Alternatively, you can speak to us directly by calling us on our landline on 01743291740 or our mobile on 07971063469. A member of our team will be happy to assist you with any questions you may have for us.

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Commercial Truck Parts

Commercial Truck Parts And Accessories

Welcome to Billcar.  As commercial vehicle parts suppliers, we make it our mission to support the delivery companies and tradespeople who rely on their vehicles for their livelihood.  With easy access to affordable commercial vehicle parts, the professional drivers of our nation can get on with doing what they do best.

We live in an age of unprecedented availability.  Never before have so many people had so much access to such a wide range of goods and services.  Throughout the developed world, what were once considered luxury items are readily available, in many cases for less money than you have in your pockets right now.

Fruit from the tropics, soft furnishings from the middle east, and fine wines and spirits from all corners of the globe; at one time, it would have taken many months for such exquisite items to make their way, by sailing ship and horse-drawn wagon, from their lands of origin to the abodes of the rich and influential.  These days, a click of the mouse can often have them on our doorstep in less than twenty-four hours.

Then there are the bulk products and materials, the ones we rarely give any thought to, we just expect them to be there.  The marble for your kitchen worktops, the crude oil derivatives which fuel and lubricate your car, the lithium in the batteries which power your electronic devices – all of these may have travelled many thousands of miles and undergone extensive processing to reach you.

The global delivery network which makes this consumer culture possible is like a huge, well-oiled machine – a machine made up of a multitude of smaller machines.  For none of this would be possible without all the cargo ships, aeroplanes, trains, lorries and forklift trucks which move the goods for us.

The final link in the chain is the commercial vehicles which deliver these items to business premises, to shops, and to our doorsteps.  And just like the great worldwide delivery machine, these vehicles need constant maintenance if they are to perform at their best.

Here at Billcar, we have almost 40 years’ experience supplying and fitting commercial truck parts and accessories to keep local delivery drivers working.  We understand that when you depend on your vehicle for your business, every hour off the road means an hour you can’t earn.  That’s why we have developed partnerships with a wide range of commercial vehicle parts suppliers, who can send us the commercial truck parts we need for your repair or maintenance, and get your van or truck up and running again.

Do you prefer to do your own repairs?  That’s fine, we understand that modern business have to cut costs wherever they can.  We can give you a great deal on commercial vehicle parts and commercial truck accessories from a wide range of manufacturers including Toyota, Isuzu, Mitsubishi and Ford.  And while you’re here, don’t forget to book in for your next MOT inspection, to keep you on the road!

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Commercial Light Vehicle Repairs

Your Local Commercial Light Vehicle Repairs Garage

There was a time when most people bought all they needed from their corner shops, and products from foreign lands carried a huge premium which made them unobtainable to most people.  But through advances in technology and industrial progress, many of us think nothing of receiving parcels from abroad on a weekly or even daily basis.  Sometimes, it’s worth taking a minute to pause and think about the huge infrastructure which has developed to bring us all kinds of goods, within such short timescales.

On the front line of this international operation are the delivery drivers, parcel handlers and white van men and women who operate at all hours and in all conditions to bring us the things we want on time.  Make no mistake, this is a demanding and high-pressure role, and to succeed in the job takes resourcefulness and dedication.

Many delivery professionals from Shropshire and the surrounding areas rely on Billcar commercial light vehicle repairs garage in Shrewsbury to keep their vehicles in top condition and ready to embark on an urgent delivery run at a moment’s notice.  When a delivery van is broken down, it doesn’t matter whether the problem is a blown engine or a flat battery – that vehicle is going nowhere.  That’s why parcel delivery drivers rely on us to provide a thorough and conscientious commercial light vehicle repairs service, to keep them on the road.

Of course, it isn’t just parcel drivers who rely on their vans for their livelihoods.  Tradespeople, builders, engineers and minibus drivers also know where to come for commercial light vehicle repairs in Shrewsbury.  With over thirty-five years’ experience, we are a family owned and operated business with a goal of offering affordable and reliable service to every customer.  We try to get professionals and sole traders back on the road the same day whenever possible, because we know just how much you rely on your vehicle.

Prevention is better than cure, and to this end Billcar also offer a full range of servicing and maintenance options for our customers.  More than just a commercial light vehicle repairs garage, we can remap your engine, recharge your air conditioning, perform MOT inspections and look after your family car too.  When you chose Billcar as your first call vehicle maintenance centre, you’re choosing a complete solution to the demands of vehicle ownership.  Whatever issues your van or car may be facing, get in touch with our team as soon as you notice a problem and we’ll do everything we can to keep you on the road.

It seems like running a vehicle is becoming ever more expensive, but at Billcar we are always on a mission to keep costs low.  From keeping an extensive stock of quality used spare parts to sourcing new parts from alternative suppliers, trust us to find you the best deal when you need commercial light vehicle repairs.  When your customers depend on you and your vehicle, rest assured you can depend on us.

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Mechanics Shrewsbury

A Full Range of Services from Shrewsbury Mechanics

Here at Billcar, we aim to provide all the vehicle services our customers need under one roof.  We have over 35 years of experience to fall back on, and during this time we have seen many things change in the industry.  Who could have foreseen, all those years ago, that almost every aspect of a car’s operation would come to be controlled by computers, right down to the engine?  We have moved with the times, and are proud to offer a range of engine remapping options to Shrewsbury motorists.  MOT tests, too, have changed and now cover more aspects of your vehicle’s operation than ever.

Other things remain just as they always were.  If you want to get the best out of your motor, keeping on top of the repairs and booking it in for regular services is essential.  Here too, Billcar are ready to help – so why not contact us today and see what we can do to enhance your motoring experience?

Car Service Shrewsbury

Regularly having your car serviced by a reputable service centre is the best thing you can do for your vehicle.  Motors which have been consistently serviced in accord with the manufacturer’s recommendations are far more likely to give long and trouble free service and are more likely to fetch a high price when they are sold on.  Cars with no service history, on the other hand, are always a gamble, and many buyers won’t even consider them.

Car Repairs Shrewsbury

It’s more important than ever to keep your car in a good state of repair.  Faults in the engine, brakes, and other systems could make it dangerous to drive, while using your vehicle with damaged bodywork could lead to you being pulled over by the police.  Call us as soon as your car develops a fault, and we’ll have you back on the road in no time.

Engine Remapping Shrewsbury

‘Map’ is the term used for the computer program which controls the engine of a modern car, and ‘remapping’ is the process of changing that program to alter the way the car drives.  We offer three different remapping services:

Economy Remapping will make Shrewsbury vehicles more fuel efficient, however, you are unlikely to notice much difference in performance – until you get to the pump!

Power Remapping does what the name suggests, it makes your car more powerful, and therefore faster!

Balanced Remapping.  Shrewsbury motorists like this one, it sets up the engine to use less fuel but also give a boost of power when you need it.

MOT Garages Shrewsbury

It is a legal requirement to have your car tested every twelve months, so come to our Shrewsbury MOT centre and treat your vehicle to the service it deserves.  After all, if you look after your car well, it will look after you.  Whether you are looking for a full engine remap, some repair work or just a cheap MOT Shrewsbury based Billcar can help.

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Vehicle Repairs

The Importance of Vehicle Repairs

There are some cases where you may be meaning to get around to getting a repair job done on your car, but life gets in the way and means that you put it off. On the other hand, there may be cases where you aren’t aware of a problem at all. In either case, it is important to regularly service your vehicle and get any required repairs done as soon as possible. At Billcar, we know how important vehicle repairs are when it comes to prolonging the life of your car.

It’s Only A Minor Issue

It is all too easy to put off something small, believing that it is just a minor issue. However, small things add up, and there are many ways these small things can impact on your car. For example, something as little as needing an oil change could even impact on how much petrol you need just to run your car. It’s always useful to remember that there are many small issues that are good to keep an eye on yourself that can help to avoid needing repairs, such as checking the pressure of your tyres, and the levels of engine oil and screen wash.

Servicing and Repairs

Whilst an MOT test is a legal requirement to see that your vehicle is fit to be driven on the road, regular servicing is also important in order to flag up potential problems, helping you to see if there are any replacements or repairs that may be needed in the future. It will save you money in the long term, as servicing vehicles means that problems can be spotted before they arise. As a result of servicing and repairs carried out at Billcar, your vehicle is then able to run much more efficiently.

Spare Parts and Accessories

Here at Billcar, we offer a great range of spare parts and accessories that may be required to meet the needs of your vehicle repair job. From our repair centre, we’re able to get your car back in working condition when a problem is found, no matter how big or small. Whether you have one or two malfunctioning or broken parts, or whether you need a whole engine replacing, we are sure to have the knowledge and experience to get you back on the road in no time. This particular problem is something we typically see of Nissan Navara cars, and so we have plenty of experience working with these models.

Learn the Signs

If you notice anything unusual about the way your vehicle is running, no matter how big or small, don’t hesitate to get it checked out by the experts. For example, someone may hear a knocking or rattling sound that concerns them, but often if vehicle-owners are still able to physically drive their car they can make the mistake of putting off it being serviced and repaired. The most important thing to remember when it comes to vehicle repairs and servicing is that it is primarily about your safety and that of the other on the road, and it is always better to be safe than sorry.

Contact Us

If you’re in need of any commercial vehicle servicing or car repairs in the Shrewsbury area, come to our local car repair garage. To enquire, please feel free to complete our online contact form, or email us at engineering@billcar.co.uk. You can also speak to us directly by calling us on either 01743291740 or 07971063469. A member of our team will be glad to assist you with any questions you may have for us.

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MOT Services

Getting Your MOT Today

Here at Billcar, we provide MOT services in Shrewsbury for vehicles between class 4 and 7. But did you know that earlier this year there were changes to the MOT test? Back in May 2018, there were many changes. Today we will cover some of the major changes that are now in place when you get your MOT today.

Defect Categories

When your vehicle comes in for an MOT, we will categorise any defects found as minor, major, or dangerous. It is paramount that all these defects are recorded. If your vehicle is found to have any major defects or dangerous defects then this will result in it failing the MOT test. A dangerous defect means that it has a direct and immediate risk to road safety or environmental impact and you are unable to drive the vehicle until it is repaired. A major defect would also require an immediate repair as it may affect your vehicle’s safety, putting others on the road at risk, and also could have an impact on the environment. Whilst minor defects mean you would still pass the MOT test, you should see to any necessary repairs as soon as possible despite there not being a significant effect on the safety of the vehicle or environment. You may also receive defects that are marked as advisory, which require monitoring in case future repairs are required. A pass is considered the minimum legal standard, and the only way you can make sure it continues to meet this standard is to keep getting your MOT test when required by law.

The New Inspection Manual

Other than the layout changing from landscape to portrait, there are many changes, with an increase in different sections. There are a whole range of additional test items that have been introduced to this new manual, including brake fluid contamination, front fog lamps, noise suppression material, and more. There have also been some changes with what is considered a major defect, with some now moving to the minor category.

Diesel Vehicle Emission Limits

Likely due to growing concerns on the environment, global warming, and reducing our carbon footprint, there are now harsher limits for emissions for those with a DPF (Diesel Particulate Filter). This information will depend on the year when your vehicle was first used, whether it is turbo or non-turbo, and the plate value.

Additional Points

There are many more changes that were made to MOT tests, including vehicle categories, and how these relate to their class and definition. For further information on this topic, visit the government website for full details.

Contact Us

If you would like to make an enquiry about out MOT tests or any other services, simply complete our contact form, or get in touch via email at engineering@billcar.co.uk. You can also call us on either our landline on 01743291740 or our mobile on 07971063469 to speak to a member of the team directly. We will be pleased to help you with your questions.

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Commercial Light Vehicle Repairs

Commercial Light Vehicle Repairs

Commercial Vehicle Repairs

Whether you have a fleet of light goods vehicles or your personal trusty van supports you in your self employed one man business, your van is important to you.  Regardless of your work ethic, your determination and resourcefulness, or the level of trust your customers place in you, without your tools of the trade you have lost your livelihood.  People often quote the old adage ‘a bad workman blames his tools’, but is that always true?  Another proverb states that you should ‘always use the right tools for the job’, and in the case of carrying large quantities of products, materials, equipment and tools, how would you manage it without suitable commercial vehicle repairs keeping you on the road to meet the demand upon your services.

Anybody that has ever had to leave a vehicle in the hands of a mechanic, while waiting for parts and accessories to arrive before any work can commence, will know the frustration it brings.  This is made all the more difficult when you have time constraints and deadlines to meet.  At Billcar, we know what it is like to have people relying on you to deliver, and we understand your desire to meet the needs of your customers. As a company that offers commercial vehicle repairs we too work in a time-sensitive business, and we aim to be reliable and offer you a satisfactory service.

Our family run business provides commercial truck parts and accessories for the Nissan Cabstar and the Renault Trafic, with a 28 day returns service policy available if the need arises.  A lot of products are available for order online, but in the event, you want to talk to someone then please feel free to speak to us in person. You may feel the need to contact us directly if you require the parts quickly, however, we also deliver via a 24-hour courier service as we recognise most commercial vehicle repairs need to be completed as soon as possible.

As commercial trucks generally cover a lot of miles, regular repairs are a common feature in business.  However, the shrewd business owner also recognises the need for regular servicing as well as keeping up to date with any maintenance and MOT tests.  This will inevitably reduce the amount of frustration and stress that unforeseen breakdowns can cause you because at the end of the day ‘time is money’.  Billcar offer MOT’s on private and commercial vehicles up to a class 7.  This includes any vehicles that have a weight limit of 3500kg.  As the goods that these vehicles carry are large and heavy loads, the needs and specifications differ from other vehicle classes for MOT’s.

Billcar can also offer you a reconditioning service for your commercial light goods vehicles.  If you run and own a fleet of vans and trucks then arrangements can be made to help you keep your vehicles and business in the best condition possible.  Please check out the website today www.billcar.biz

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Light Commercial Vehicle Repairs

All About Our Light Commercial Vehicle Repairs

Here at Billcar, we specialise in offering full MOTs for any vehicle between class IV to class VII. So, with this is mind, we are also capable of offering any spare parts and repairs to get you safely back on the road as soon as possible. Today we’re going to focus on our service for light commercial vehicle repairs.

Experience

We provide 4×4 parts and engine repairs to trade customers and directly to vehicle owners, which we have been doing for over 37 years. Established in 1981, our team has the knowledge, skills and experience to get your repairs completed as soon as possible, returning your car or vehicle to you in full working order.

Light Commercial Vehicles

The classification of a light commercial vehicle refers to a commercial carrier vehicle that has a gross vehicle weight of up to 3.5 metric tons. Such vehicles could include pickup trucks, vans, and three-wheelers as commercially based goods or passenger carrier vehicles. Also known with the acronym LCV, the concept was initially created as a compact truck. These kinds of vehicles are normally made to be robust, with low operating costs, with a powerful and fuel-efficient engine, best for intra-city operations.

Models

In general, we are able to recondition both petrol and diesel engines, and we can do so for a variety of different vehicles. Leading industry specialists in Nissan, Ford, Mitsubishi, Toyota and Isuzu brands, we are able to carry out engine repairs, reconditioning and engine modification, as well as treatment for your chassis to prevent and eliminate any rust.

Spare Parts

At Billcar, we provide commercial vehicle parts and accessories in order to carry out your repairs. In particular, we provide our services for the Nissan Cabstar and Renault Trafic. For the former, we offer a varied range of parts, including ACL main shells/bearings, injectors, crankshafts, the F24m Turbocharger, Inlet Turbo Gasket, valve spring and thermostat. For the Renault Trafic, we can offer common rail diesel cylinder head assemblies. Furthermore, we stock conrods (connecting rods) and bolts, plus head gaskets and bolts. Lastly, we can also supply the Nissan D40 D40/R51/F24 EGR Valve. You can view most of our spare parts and accessories online, but we can also provide you with additional information from our base in Shrewsbury.

Our Guarantee

We guarantee that if you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, you have the option of returning the parts or accessories within 28 days for any products that are unused and in te original packaging.

Contact Us

If you would like further information about our commercial light vehicle repairs or any other services, please do get in touch by completing the web contact form, or by emailing us at engineering@billcar.co.uk. You can also speak to a member of the team directly from our Shrewsbury address by calling us on either 01743291740 or 07971063469. We would be happy to help you with any questions you may have for us.

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Nissan Pathfinder Accessories

Nissan Pathfinder Accessories

The Pathfinder has been part of Nissan’s line up in some form or another since the 1980s, but it was not until the SUV boom of the noughties that cars like this became a common sight on the roads of towns and cities.  The Pathfinder falls into the ruggedly functional category of off roader, rather than the stylish new sports utility vehicles which are more about image than ability.  Like other Nissan products it boasts a good reliability record, which means that many owners will be willing to perform the routine maintenance required to keep their cars on the road

All Pathfinder models featured seven seats, so anyone with a large family will appreciate the space they offer.  They also made good towing cars, and could handle a large caravan or heavily loaded trailer with ease.  The on road ride quality was a compromise, but with a workhorse like this very few drivers are going to quibble about a little lack of comfort.

Nissan Pathfinder Parts and Accessories

Billcar of Shrewsbury supply Nissan Pathfinder parts and accessories for owners who want to keep their cars going.  While more modern, sportier models like the Juke are more likely to be spotted around town these days, there are still a good number of Pathfinder owners in rural areas who value the car’s no nonsense four wheel drive ability and copious interior space.  Billcar supply parts to the trade, but also have no problem dealing with owners who are looking for Nissan Pathfinder spare parts in order to perform their own repairs and maintenance.

The Pathfinder’s engine was a powerful 2.5l diesel, and although engines like this are out of fashion these days it can certainly get the job done.  Engine internals are available on our website, so if your car is having engine trouble have a look through our online inventory or bring your car to us for a full service.  Some featured automatic transmission, while clutch kits for the manual models are available here.

Nissan Pathfinder Off Road Parts

The car was so capable off road that it has become a bit of a favourite among enthusiasts who like to go out and find rugged roads which test the limits of their cars and their own driving ability.  While the standard vehicle was designed to make light of difficult road conditions, it can always be further toughened up by modifications such as suspension upgrades.  We also supply genuine Nissan Pathfinder suspension parts for those who may have suffered damage to their car and want like-for-like replacements.

Other Services

Aside from being leading suppliers of Nissan Pathfinder parts and accessories, Billcar Ltd offer a full range of MOT, repair and tuning services on a wide variety of vehicles.  We specialise in reconditioning engines made by Nissan, Toyota, Isuzu, Mitsubishi and Ford.  If you can’t find just what you need for your Nissan Pathfinder on our website, get in touch with us and we’ll be happy to help you out.

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Nissan Navara NP300 Accessories

Nissan Navara NP300 Accessories

At Billcar, in addition to providing customers with MOTs, we supply a range of spare parts and accessories. This may be for a particular repair, or it may simply be to give your car that extra something special. Today, we’re going to focus on the Nissan Navara NP300, so you can find out more about the different accessories that you could get your hands on.

The Nissan Navara

Nissan is a brand of car, recognised the world over. Founded in Japan in 1933, it is famed for its constant innovation, as well as being the biggest producer of electric vehicles.  The NP300 (also known by D23) was manufactured in 1997 as a pick-up truck. It is a third-generation model of the Navara series, which is similar to the D40 model.

Accessories for The Nissan Navara

The Nissan Navara has many different accessories which can add to your experience of this vehicle that is already packed with various features. Some of the following accessories could offer you that something extra: airbag-safe waterproof seat covers, cattle rails, LED lighting for a tow bar, and more. You may consider a bonnet guard, which uses UV-stabilised acrylic to protection paint and bodywork from stone chips. For aesthetic reasons, rather than practical, there’s also the option to get a custom-made headlamp trim, which can be easily installed without any drilling needed. Another example of an optional accessory is a set of fender flares. These can protect your paint from damage, and give your Nissan Navara a particularly rugged look.

Accessories at Billcar

At Billcar, we currently stock a lower radiator hose (2016) and a set of genuine front brake pads (2017) for the Nissan Navara. Radiator hoses are recommended to be replaced every four years, but this also depends on the usage. Your MOT should reveal whether this is something you need to consider. When it comes to brake pads, it is necessary to replace them once the pad friction material has worn down to a thickness of 3 millimetres. It is also required to check the brake disc thickness is at least at the safe minimum set out in the manufacturer’s specification, or otherwise, replace them.

Contact Us

To find out more about our range of spare parts and accessories for the Nissan Navara, please complete our web contact form, or email us at engineering@billcar.co.uk. You can also speak to a member of the team directly by calling either 01743291740 or 07971063469. Based in Shrewsbury, you can also find us on Facebook, and whatever way you get in touch, we will be happy to help you with any queries you may have for us.

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Mitsubishi L200

How You Can Use Car Parts and Accessories to Improve Your Mitsubishi L200

Are you driving the Mitsubishi L200? This strong and reliable drive is one of the UK’s best-selling pick-up trucks. With every car however, there are always ways to modify your vehicle to better suit your own needs whilst on the road. Whether it’s to improve the quality your vehicle or to replace damaged or faulty parts, there are many reasons to buy Mitsubishi L200 parts and accessories.

At Billcar, we are dedicated to finding new ways for you to upgrade your car to make your driving experience as good as it can be. To give you some inspiration as to how you can achieve this, here are just some of the ways that you can use Mitsubishi L200 accessories to create the car you’ve always wanted to drive!

Make the interior more comfortable

Most of your car’s interior can be modified using car accessories, whether that’s to improve the grip of your pedals and steering wheel or by making alterations to your seats such as changing the covers or inserting extra padding for added comfort. Simple changes like this can make all the difference, especially if you are regularly making long distance journeys in your Mitsubishi L200.

Improve the performance of your vehicle

There are many car parts that can improve the performance of your vehicle whether that’s to increase the power and speed of your vehicle, to improve the handling or improve the fuel economy. There are a few great accessories that we would recommend, such as brake discs, hoses and pads to improve the durability and control of your brakes. Shock absorbers and wheel spacers are also effective in improving the quality of the suspension of your Mitsubishi and will reduce the impact caused to your suspension whilst you’re out on the road.

Save money on repairs

In the unfortunate event that you start having problems with your car, it’s never a bad idea to have spare Mitsubishi L200 parts in your garage, even if it’s just to be on the safe side. The kinds of parts that are always useful to have include parts for your Mitsubishi L200 engine, such as engine bearings, sumps, fan couplings and gaskets. All these parts are essential to the safe and efficient running of your engine and are always useful to have spares of. Having replacement parts for your Mitsubishi can also save you the time, hassle and expensive charges involved in taking your car to a mechanic.

Improve the fuel efficiency of your vehicle

There are many car parts and accessories out there that can significantly improve the energy efficiency of your vehicle. For example, swapping heavier parts for lighter, carbon fiber parts can improve your vehicle’s speed and improve the venting in your car to increase the effectiveness of your cooling system. Another easy way to improve your fuel efficiency is to replace the air filter in your car, as unclean air filter can damage a car’s fuel economy and replacement air filters are affordable and easy to replace!

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At Billcar, we are a family owned and operated business, proud to offer car repair services and products that are both reliable and affordable. As leading specialists in Nissan, Ford, Mitsubishi, Toyota and Isuzu engine repairs, reconditioning and engine modifications, we are dedicated to sourcing and providing our customers with high quality car parts and accessories, including Mitsubishi L200 parts and accessories. If you’re like us and want to discover the true potential of your car through car parts and accessories, we’re here to help.

If you would like any more information, professional advice, or if you cannot find any of the car parts mentioned above on our website, feel free to get in contact and we shall be happy to help track them down for you!

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