Fosstec Mechanical Engineers, Landrover and 4x4 Specialists

Fosstec Mechanical Engineering

The Landrover & 4X4 Specialists

Tel: 01749 342 717

Fosstec Service Procedure Explained

Here at Fosstec, we carry out a full service on your vehicle in a set order. This allows us to quickly identify any problems which may arise later and to discuss any findings with you prior to undertaking any additional tasks.

Firstly we carry out a Pre service check. This is a basic visual inspection and where possible, indicate the condition of brakes, tyres, wipers etc so we can anticipate parts and costs from the outset. We also carry out a road test before and after the service has been completed highlighting any drivability issues.

With the use of an assistant, our technician will then conduct a full inspection of the vehicle, very similar to the current M.O.T test only with additional items included. The vehicle then has the road wheels removed so that a thorough examination of brakes, hub components and wheels can be carried out along with any components visible from the wheel arch area.

Once the inspection element has been completed, we can now estimate costs for any additional repairs and parts required. We will then advise you of our findings at this time.

The maintenance section of the service is now carried out in accordance to your vehicles model, age and mileage. This section covers the replacement of filters, fluids and components that require attention. Any adjustments, checks and lubrication are also carried out as well as any authorized additional work.

Finally, we conduct another road test followed by an external wash. The service book, indicator and paperwork are updated followed by an internal quality control check.

Your vehicle is now ready for collection.

Fosstec Service and Maintenance Checks

Service Checklist

Pre Service Checks

  • Exterior Damage
  • Tyres, Brakes, Wipers, Mirrors
  • Test Driveability, Transmission, Performance
  • Check Parts

Inspection and Report Exterior

  • Lights, Horn, Washers, Wipers, Doors, Fuel cap
  • Headlamps basic image, washers, leveling
  • Bonnet and boot, Glazing
  • Bumpers, tow bars, Roof racks and accessories


  • Drivers view, Mirrors, Controls presence and security
  • Pedals and steering column, Servo operation
  • Parking Brake operation and condition
  • Seat belts, SRS, Seat security and adjustment
  • Instruments, Warning lamps, Illumination, Functionality
  • Heating and ventilation, Audio and entertainment

Under Bonnet

  • Braking system, fluid, Pipes and components
  • Steering system, Pipes, pump components
  • Auxillary Belts, Pulleys, Alignment and ancillaries
  • Pipes, Wiring, Hoses, security and condition
  • Engine oil leaks, mounts, water leaks etc
  • Radiators, Intercoolers, Oil coolers, Fans
  • Structure and Corrosion

Underside, Vehicle Raised

  • Steering joints under load for security and Play/Wear
  • Suspension Bushes and Ball joints and Rubbers
  • Drive shafts, Boots, Gaiters, Drop links etc
  • Brake pipes, hoses and cables and components
  • Fuel and exhaust system, Pipes and fuel tank
  • Prop shafts, Axles and Transmission, Mountings & Condition
  • Structure and Corrosion/ Tow pack and spare Wheel

Vehicle Half Raised / Wheels Removed

  • Wheel bearings play, noise and roughness
  • Ball joints and steering roughness
  • Tyre condtion, Type and fitment, Road wheels and nuts
  • Remove wheels and re check tyres and wheels
  • Close inspection of all hub components
  • Brake calipers, hoses, pipes, ABS and wiring
  • Report all Brake linings, Remove Brake Drums
  • Corrosion and damage, Fixtures and fittings

Service Parts Maintenance


  • Oil Filter
  • Centrifugal Oil Filter
  • Air Filter
  • Fuel Filter
  • Pollen / Cabin Filter
  • Gearbox Filter
  • Haldex Filter
  • Suspension Filter

Fluids and Lubricants

  • Engine Oil
  • Engine Coolant / Anti Freeze
  • Gearbox oil
  • Transfer Gearbox Oil
  • Overdrive Oil
  • Front Axle Oil
  • Rear Axle Oil
  • Front swivel Oil / One shot
  • Haldex Fluid
  • Power steering Fluid
  • Brake Fluid
  • Ace Fluid
  • Clutch Fluid
  • Screen Wash


  • Doors, Bonnet, Boot Hinges and catches
  • Folding steps and Tow bar electrics
  • Grease points on Ball joints and Steering components
  • Grease Points on Prop shafts
  • Parking brake linkages / pivots / Comp Valve
  • Glass Channels and sunroof guides


  • Parking Brake / Brake shoes / Cable
  • Steering system / Box / Wheel alignment
  • Drive belts
  • Valve Clearances
  • Washers and Tyre Pressures

Additional Items

  • Cam belt and tensioners
  • Air Conditioning Gas

Our Services

  • Garage repairs
  • MOTs
  • Servicing
  • Brake Repair
  • Clutch Repair
  • Engine Diagnostics
  • Engine Tuning
  • Gear Box Repair
  • Air Conditioning
  • Engine & Transmission Rebuild
  • Autologic
  • Air Suspension
  • ABS


Contact Us

For all bookings and enquiries

Tel: 01749 342 717

Fosstec Land Rover Specialists
Unit 2
Europa Court
Shepton Mallet
BA4 5QQ.