Regular servicing of your vehicle can extend its life. The reason for this is fairly straightforward - defects are found before they become a serious problem. A small investment in routine car servicing and repair, plus a good inspection results in a good return on that investment. We use the latest diagnostic equipment to keep up with the demands of modern technology
We have the right knowledge, experience, tools, parts and most importantly, attitude to care for your car in the manner it deserves.
From basic 6 monthly / 6000mile (whichever comes first) servicing to more complex maintenance tasks such as a major servicing, adjusting the valve clearances or suspension ball joint adjustment, you can be assured that MWR MOTORS will do the job right first time.
The chassis of most classic cars were never made to last a long time and classic Citroens are no different. The 2CV in particular has a strong chassis, but it was never sealed and protected properly at the factory which is why they are often a bit rotten now. Unfortunately most repairs done to the chassis over the years haven’t been any better and have only made the problem worse.
Our chassis and structure repairs replace rusted steel rather than patching over, resulting in a stronger and better protected structure than it has ever been from new. We always try to make the repair as tidy and invisible as possible and of course they are always properly sealed and protected inside and out.
Whether it’s the chassis underneath, the windscreen surround, roof frame, bumper mountings or any other part of your Citroen, we can fix it better than new and guarantee it will last longer than the original factory finish. In the case of a 2CV, many times longer!
The bodywork is of your car is the bit that everyone sees and judges the car by, so for most people it’s important for it to look good.
Our body work is done to the highest standards by a craftsman with over 20 years experience restoring cars. We use traditional metal forming techniques coupled with modern technology and materials to provide the best possible repairs.
By paying particular attention to detail we make sure that the panels are thoroughly de-rusted using mechanical and chemical means, repair sections of the correct shape, either bought in or made in-house, are then let in and then the welds cleaned up to get rid of all traces of oxidisation. The clean shiny bare metal is then etch primed as soon as possible to prevent the surface oxidising.
Panels are then profiled by hand to get the correct shape and curves and all seams sealed before being 2K primed and painted. Profiling by machine as most body shops do, is faster, but with much poorer results, often leaving a finished panel looking like it’s been trampled by a herd of Wildebeest before being painted! After painting and the paint has cured, the surface is then made very smooth with extremely fine (2000 grit) wet or dry paper and polished to leave a mirror like surface. You know its right when your reflection in the paint is sharp and clear, not rippled and wobbly
Most classic Citroens are mechanically very strong with some components going for 40 years and hundreds of thousands of miles without wearing out.
However, nothing can last forever and major components are now beginning to need reconditioning.
Our experience and ability to source good quality components means we can recondition your engine or gearbox. Alternatively we can supply and fit a reconditioned exchange engine which is as good, and in many cases better than the one your car was fitted with at the factory.
Seats, fuel tanks, suspension, brakes, driveshafts, we can either recondition the part ourselves, have it reconditioned or source a reconditioned exchange part for you, which can then be fitted, properly adjusted, set up and tested in our workshop before we hand your vehicle back to you.