Call us on 0208 302 0600 | derek@tech-one.co.uk

We are Tech-One, a family run Toyota specialist garage based in Sidcup, south London.

Toyota and Lexus Specialist Garage Sidcup

Our business has prospered by offering the very best service to our customers at a fair price. We are always available to discuss your vehicles requirements. We offer free advice and no work is ever carried out without your prior consent.

We have specialised in Toyota vehicles for the last 18 years. We have grown from a mobile service to a fully equipped 3-bay small workshop, and have now opened our own mot test facility in Sidcup town centre.

To keep up to date with the latest motor vehicle technology we have dealer trained technicians and the latest diagnostic equipment. For the past ten years, we have offered servicing on all imported Toyota models; e.g. Lucida, Estima, Soarer, Townace, Hilux Surf, Ipsum, Voxy. Although we specialise in Toyota, we also work on all other makes and models of vehicles.

View feedback from previous customers on our Feedback page. So, please, give us a call! Our helpful and friendly staff are ready to help you!


SERVICING

Whether its a simple oil change or major service and cam belt change, we will be happy to discuss your exact requirements. Rest assured that we only use quality service parts and oils.

OUR LABOUR RATE IS £60.00 per hour +VAT

Servicing / Repairs / Diagnostics

  • Brake Fluid Change
  • Clutch and Brake Replacement
  • Coolant Change
  • Full Wheel Alignment
  • Gearbox Oil Change (auto or manual)
  • Manual Gearbox Repair Service
  • Welding
  • Exhaust Replacement
  • Toyota / Lexus hybrid service and repairs
  • INTERIM SERVICE: from
    £90.00 +VAT
  • FULL SERVICE: Petrol from
    £130.00 +VAT
  • Key Programming & Lost Keys Service (please call for prices)
  • Air Conditioning (Servicing & Re-gassing)

DID YOU KNOW?

An estimated 10% of Air-Con gas permeates from the system every year.
Air-Con systems need recharging with gas & lubricant every 2 years.
Air conditioning is often overseen as a serviceable part of the car and therefore your cars air conditioning system may not be as cool in the summer as it could be.
Likewise, in the winter, your cars air conditioning will create warm dry air, which helps demist your windows far quicker than fan heaters that produce warm air with high humidity.
We will replace and recharge lubricant and refrigerant levels in line with your manufacturers recommendation.
This service is available at very competitive prices and can often be carried out whilst you wait (depending on parts needed)
If you are having your car serviced, why not get us to check the air conditioning at the same time?


Brake Fluid Change

Recommended every two years

Why is Brake Fluid Important?

Brake fluid plays a crucial role as it transfers the force created when a driver presses the brake pedal directly onto the wheel hub. Heat generated under braking, especially under heavier breaking or prolonged breaking, may affect the brake fluid which can only work if it is liquid and not so hot that it has become vapour. Therefore the boiling point your brake fluid achieves is critical to efficient braking as temperatures above the boiling point form vapour bubbles in the system, potentially resulting in brake failure.

In addition, the brake fluid serves as a lubricant of all movable parts and prevents corrosion. It has to be compatible with rubber seals and hoses thus allowing braking systems to achieve long service and optimal performance.


Why Does Brake Fluid Deteriorate?

A brake fluid has hygroscopic properties – meaning that it absorbs moisture during its life in your car through the pipes, hoses and joints that it lubricates. As the water content in the brake fluid increases, the temperature the liquid boils at decreases from when the brake fluid is ‘dry’ (ie no water content when new) to when it is ‘wet’ (contaminated with water).

The boiling point can be significantly reduced by water contamination below 5%. See below the difference in boiling temperatures for DOT 4 ESP Brake Fluid and how it exceeds the international standards for performance (known as the DOT standard).

Dry boiling point (°C) Wet boiling point (°C)
DOT 4 Standard DOT 4 ESP Brake Fluid DOT 4 Standard DOT 4 ESP Brake Fluid
230 266 155 171

Whilst regular servicing will check the boiling point of your brake fluid, vehicle manufacturers recommend that you change your brake fluid a maximum of every 2 years if not advised to before. Changing brake fluid when recommended prevents brake failure and maintains the boiling point at a safe level.


DIAGNOSTIC SERVICES

  • Engine Management Systems
  • ABS Brake Faults
  • MMT Clutch Systems
  • Air Bag System
  • Tyre Pressure Monitoring Systems
  • Alternator and Starter Motor Test and Repair Service
  • Toyota and Lexus hybrid diagnostics

We use the latest diagnostic equipment such as:

  • Dealer-Level Toyota IT2
  • Land Rover
  • Ford
  • Jaguar IDS
  • VCDS Ross-Tech for Volkswagen/Audi/Seat/Skoda
  • Also Snap-on and Hanatech Multi-Scanners