Renault Servicing Specialists
Formally we were called French Car-Nection and we are the largest independent Renault car service and repair specialist in Essex.
The director, Chris Yeomans previously worked for many years at Peugeot & Citoen dealers so has extensive experience of French cars.
Find out about our fixed price Bosch servicing packages or contact us to arrange your Renault service now.
Renault Service Intervals
Vehicles which are under three years old in the range, and are therefore still covered under manufacturer’s warranty, may be subject to an A & B Service regime. Service A requires replacement of the pollen filter and Service B is an interim service including renewal of the engine oil and filter.
For models older than 3 years, the service interval is usually 2 years or 18,000 miles whichever comes soonest, with an interim service for high mileage vehicles. However, please refer to your Service Record book to check the relevant service intervals recommended for your vehicle by the manufacturer or alternatively give us a call if you would like some friendly assistance.
For simplicity and value for money, Car-Nect offers a range of Bosch fixed price services. This is a cost effective maintenance plan for cars and vans which takes into account the year of manufacture, mileage and driving conditions of your particular vehicle.
Brake fluid should be renewed every two years.
Air conditioning should be serviced every two years as the gas dissipates over time. However, it is not just a case of topping up the gas, since a service checks that the system is working effectively and that there are no leaks. To eliminate odours, the pollen filter should be replaced regularly (at least once every two years).
It is advisable to be aware of the recommended cambelt (timing belt) replacement interval since this cannot be visibly checked for wear and can go at any time subsequently, sometimes causing catastrophic engine failure. On average it is usually every 5 years or 72,000 miles, whichever comes soonest. Renault also specify replacement mileage intervals for the guides and tensioners so please be clear as to whether you are being estimated for the complete cambelt kit to be renewed (including guides, tensioners, belt etc) or just the belt on it’s own. It is good practice to have the water pump renewed at the same time whilst it is accessible, even if it is not leaking at the time, since for a relatively small additional cost you can eliminate the chance of it failing/leaking at a later date.
Please refer to your Service Record book to check the relevant service intervals recommended for your vehicle by the manufacturer or alternatively give us a call if you would like some friendly assistance.
"My cars have been serviced and looked after by Car-Nect for nearly twenty years. The longevity of this association speaks of a well run business that is trustworthy, will give honest advice, exemplary workmanship in a very friendly atmosphere. Well done Chris, Clare and the team."
Joye Sessions, Canvey Island, Essex
"We have been using Carnect for over 16 years and would not take our cars anywhere else. You will always receive an honest, professional and friendly service, together with excellent quality and value for money."
Dawn & Kev,
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Got a problem with you car? We have invested in the latest French car manufacturer diagnostic software and systems. We do not rely on cheaper non-manufacturer specific diagnostic systems. We also have Bosch and Autologic diagnostic equipment which gives us even more capability to diagnose faults.
Our technical staff have their own individual training plan. Training is carried out by Bosch and in addition specialist training at Renault as and when required. (e.g. When new technologies are introduced.)
We can therefore diagnose and solve faults much more quickly and cost effectively.
We are familiar with the entire range of Renault models. Since we've been servicing French cars since 1993, we've seen just about everything.
Car-nect is a family business established in 1994, and is part of the Bosch Service Network.
We have extensive knowledge of servicing &
repair of Renault cars.