ONLY THE BEST WILL DO
FOR YOUR DS
When it comes to maintaining your DS, we know you only want the best. That’s why our DS Workshops use original DS parts. These are produced specifically for your DS and are exactly what would have been fitted to it when it was built. High quality, extremely durable and built to replicate the performance you’re used to, original DS parts are what your DS deserves.
Whether you've had an accident, a bump that was definitely not your fault, or a curb that just came out of nowhere, our network of DS-approved bodywork specialists can help.
Did you know, when you claim for any work to your car through your insurer, you have the right to choose where your car is repaired? Deciding to have the work done with us will see your DS put back to just the way it should be.
Oil is the lifeblood of the engine. We work together with Total oil as we develop our engines. Such close co-operation enables Total to formulate oils with sufficient viscosity to flow freely through our advanced, compact engines, whatever the speed, no matter how demanding the weather conditions. That’s why having your oil checked at a DS Workshop means your engine will only ever be topped up with the correct grade of Total oil.
If you can’t see a hazard, you can’t avoid it. That’s why it’s important to have your windscreen wipers checked at least once a year. Windscreen wipers’ efficiency depend on several factors: the arm, the stiffeners and the blade. As experts in all things DS, our technicians can check your wiper blades and see if they need changing. Worn wipers will cause your car to fail its MOT and may even scratch your windscreen.
Brakes are a vital part of your car’s safety system. Despite various electronic safety aids, brakes depend on healthy fluid, pads and discs to work at their best. Our DS Workshop has experienced specialists who will check the brake discs, pads, shoes and fluid and where necessary replace them. It means your DS won’t fail its MOT for brake-related problems. And in an emergency it has the best possible chance of keeping you safe.
Book in for a brake check if:
* The brake pedal feels either softer or stiffer than usual
* The car or brake pedal judders as you stop
* Your car pulls to one side as you brake
The minimum legal tread is 1.6mm. But in line with tyre and road safety experts, we recommend replacing your tyres when their tread reaches 3mm, just to be on the safe side. If any part of your tyre’s tread is below the legal limit, you could be fined £2500 and get three penalty points for EACH illegal tyre. Our experts are always happy to check tyres free of charge.
It's good practice to check tyre pressures and wear every two weeks, and always before long journeys or carrying heavy loads.
Did you know that after covering 12,500 miles, a shock absorber has been subjected to stress at least one million times? Or that worn shock absorbers can increase braking distances by 35% and cause tyres to wear 25% faster? Shock absorbers that are past their prime can also reduce grip in corners and make steering more difficult.
Book an appointment with your local DS Workshop if:
* You notice your DS swerving abnormally in tight bends
* Your tyres start to show abnormal wear.
Think of the timing belt like an orchestra conductor. As long as it’s working, everything is perfectly synchronized, in this case the engine’s pistons, valves, crankshaft and camshafts. On your DS, the timing belt will be made up of the belt itself, the tensioning roller and the winding rollers. The original DS specification of all these components goes beyond normal requirements to keep your engine running smoothly for longer.
Your DS Servicing handbook will advise when your timing belt is likely to need replacing. It is important that you make note of this, as damage or breakage can have dramatic repercussions.
Batteries lead a hard life and are the most common cause of breakdowns. As well as powering the engine's starter motor, the battery runs the lights, windscreen wipers, air conditioning, sat nav, even the horn and clock. The battery is charged by the alternator when the engine is running. But even the premium batteries we use degrade over time. Short, stop-start journeys and cold weather take a particular toll on their health. At DS we can check your battery and tell you exactly how much life it’s got left in it