Westerleigh Car Centre

We are a local independent garage serving Downend and the surrounding areas.

 

Engine Carbon Cleaning

For all petrol and diesel engines

RAC and AA approved

Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will be happy to help you with all your motoring needs.

 

MOT Testing Station

Offering Class 4, 5 and 7 MOT tests

 

Electric Bikes

We supply FreeGo and Wisper Electric Bikes

 

Engine Detox Treatment

Bristol’s only EDT agent

 







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About Us

Vehicle Repairs and Servicing are carried out on the following: Cars, Vans, Motor Homes, Camper Vans, Mini Buses.
MOT Tests for class 4-5-7 Vehicles.

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Westerleigh Car Centre Ltd
84 Downend Road
Downend
Bristol
BS16 5UE

Westerleigh Car Centre

OPENING TIMES

Workshops
Monday to Friday 8:00am to 5:30pm
Saturday 8:00am to 12:00pm

Vehicle Sales
Monday to Friday 8:00am to 5.30pm
Saturday 8:00am to 12:00pm

RAC

As an RAC Approved Garage we follow the RAC Customer Charter for Approved Garages. This means you will every time you bring your vehicle you will get honest pricing, quality work and exceptional customer service.
For more information about the RAC and the Approved Garages network, please visit http://www.rac.co.uk/approvedgarages

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All garages are hand-picked and have recognised industry accreditations and an excellent level of service, to ensure you and your car are taken care of.

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Electric Cars the facts that the public don't know

Cobalt supplies
However, a recent report suggested that the UK’s electric cars will need twice the world’s supply of cobalt.

UK demand for EV batteries will require almost the total amount of neodymium produced globally each year, three quarter’s of the world’s lithium, and “at least half” of the world’s copper.

Materials necessary to replace the two billion cars in the world would require four times the UK’s total annual electrical output.

But why does need a team of scientists to raise the red flag?

In 2013 it was reported that the UK very nearly suffered a national black-out, with just a four per cent reserve of electricity, and the National Grid urged businesses to limit their electricity needs.

Enappsys, which monitors wholesale electricity market data, suggest that the grid had an even more difficult job keeping the lights on last year, when it took new emergency measures to increase supplies with electricity sourced from abroad.

So, my first question is where does the future EV electricity supply come from?

And, what we do with the end of life batteries?

The European Union and China has already introduced regulations which make vehicle manufacturers responsible for recycling batteries.

There is still a question, however, over whether or not manufacturers will use recycled materials due to liability fears.

Many tyre manufacturers, for example, are still reluctant to use recycled rubber.

So, what do we do with these discarded batteries?

For me, these two questions need to be answered before I wholeheartedly embrace EVs as the long term future of cars.

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I think instead of totalling relying on electric which the UK couldn’t sustain, they should concentrate on improving self charging hybrids. O% emissions and no drain on the National Grid. Best of both worlds and achievable.

Electric was OK for milk carts, the emissions from petrol vehicles seems to be falling with stop start helping.