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Foxy Lady Drivers

We set about giving women the information to make an informed shopping choice at MOT, car servicing or repair time. Some ladies prefer dealership service levels, others choose independent garages and expect to save money whereas fastfits can come into their own when time is tight.

Website: http://www.foxyladydrivers.com


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  • Free Wifi is now available in our reception area.


"Having just moved to Chester I can honestly say I was astounded to find a genuine old school quality garage where customer service and fair pricing exists. I had a unusual issue with my car and two garages prior to Crane Bank claimed to have fixed it but failed for two reasons, one they did not listen to what I told them and two they did not have the knowledge or equipment.

After a referral from friend I was amazed at the speed in which you slotted me in and again overjoyed when you came up trumps and fixed the problem. From now on my cars will only go to Crane Bank Garages.

Once again many thanks for the fantastic service Crane Bank is a real credit to the motor industry."
- Matthew Rhodes

"Your customer service has been excellent and I would recommend your services to others."
- D Chester

"I was extremely pleased with your service. There is no way I would go to any other garage now with my car as you have always been courtious, efficient and helpful to me."
- Sandra Buttery

"Just a note to let you know that a was very satisfied with your services. I will certainly come again and I will recommend your company to any of my friends who need an MOT or any help with their vehicles."
- Hans Brueckel

"The car is running much better now and your attention to detail is noticeable." 
- Phil Smith

"Very satisfied - happy to continue as a client / customer. Good technical service and pleasant & helpful front of house staff." 
- Sandy Clyne

"The VW is running fine thanks - much smoother than it has been in a long time. Thanks for the good customer service."
- Em Riddick

"Excellent recent repair and service work 22/02/11. Would highly recommned your services. 
Thanks again for your help."
- Mark Szydlowski

"I have been very satisfied with your service over the last few years since I moved to Chester. As a lady driver I have felt very taken care of and the attention to detail, customer service, and expertise regarding the work you have carried out on my car has always made me feel very reassured. You will see from my car's history that I normally have a full service when I come in for an MOT in January, and even if my car passes the MOT, I take your advice and replace anything that is required - normally regardless of the cost - so that I don't have any anxieties, and feel that my car is in as good a condition as can be expected for its age."
- Jeanette

"I had forgotten what customer service was untill I serviced my car at Crane bank extremely efficient friendly garage, the extra touches being my car washed brilliant, tin of sweets and hand wipes in my car and a brilliant service as well many thanks highly recommended."
- Jane, Chester

Frequently asked questions

How often do I need my car servicing?

More and more modern cars have service lights to indicate when a service is due. This indicator is triggered by the number of miles the car has covered, the number of times the ignition key is turned and other factors detected by the onboard computers in the vehicle.

With older cars it is very wise to follow the manufacturer's recommendations and service the vehicle on a mileage or time basis, whichever comes first. Low mileage vehicles need just as much love and attention as their higher mileage cousins as they do a lot more short, start, stop journeys and are subject to greater wear on their brakes, clutch and engine, among other things.

Why does my cambelt need changing?

Many moons ago nearly all production cars had chains to drive the internal mechanics on the vehicle. With the advent of more compact engines and better material technology, many manufacturers in their wisdom decided that it would be better to replace the noisier chain with a quieter "rubber" belt. This also had the advantage of being able to go through angles and was easier (and cheaper) for the manufacturer to install. Unfortunately when the belts began to snap / strip and simply work their way off their rollers this caused expensive (in most cases) repairs as the pistons can hit the valves and the sudden quietness can be very disconcerting. This is even more important with diesel engines and it is strongly recommended that you change this belt on a regular basis. Please call in or telephone us to see if your belt needs changing and receive a free no obligation quote.

Why have you recommended I change the Brake fluid and antifreeze?

Brake fluid is hydroscopic i.e. it absorbs moisture from the air. Over time brake fluid becomes contaminated with excess water which lowers its boiling point and is not as easily compressed thus causing problems with brake fade.

Antifreeze loses its anticorrosive properties overtime and can cause a build-up of sludge and rust if not changed on a regular basis. If left for extended periods of time this can cause potentially expensive problems with overheating and the cylinder head gasket.

Why does my air conditioning not blow cold?

The air conditioning in the vehicle is just like a mini fridge. Gas circulates around and cools the air blowing into the car. Over time with the movement of the engine, seals can slowly release this gas (there is only about 2lbs of gas in to start with) and the conditioning becomes less effective. We can check the level of gas in the system free of charge and advise on a top-up if necessary.

Why does my air conditioning smell?

Bacteria builds up in the warm, moist ducts of the systems. We have a special cleaning agent that kills the bacteria and deodorises the system. Please call for details.

I have been advised that my gearbox oil needs changing, why?

Oil molecules shear overtime making the lubrication properties of oil less protective. If you have problems selecting gears or the gear change is noisy it may well be that your gearbox oil is due for renewal. Most manufacturers have a recommended service schedule for this job

For any further details please contact your local Crane Bank branch.


Crane Bank Garage (Chester)
Hartford Way (By Tescos) 
Sealand Road Chester

TEL (01244) 317191
FAX (01244) 310164

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Crane Bank Garage (Wallasey)
Poulton Road
South Wirral
CH44 4BZ

TEL (0151) 6381469
FAX (0151) 2005050

Follow the M53 until you reach junction 1 (B&Q is on your right). Take slip road off signposted "Wallasey, All Docks", keep right and follow the road over the motorway to the roundabout. Turn left going up the hill to the traffic lights, keep right and turn right at the lights onto Poulton Road. Continue along this road through one main set of traffic lights (Gorsey Lane) and 200 yards further along and Crane Bank Garage is on your left hand side.

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