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This year Audi quattro celebrates its 40th anniversary, having changed the automotive landscape forever, but for Dereck, having this on the ramps takes him back to his early technician roots. These iconic cars were very much part of his young days with Audi, a journey...

This year we have already seen some hot, lovely weather and no doubt you’ll be wanting the Air Con systems on full blast as we venture out of lockdown. So, now might be a good time to get the Air Con checked, bearing in mind...

My MOT is due what should I do? If your car, van or motorcycle’s MOT is due on or after 30 March 2020 the expiry date will be extended by 6 months - but you must keep your vehicle safe to drive. Why have they extended MOTS...

You are out in your vehicle enjoying a lovely drive, but a quick look at the dashboard causes you sudden concern, you spot the orange check engine light is illuminated…. But wait, the vehicle hasn’t changed, it’s still running, and everything seems fine, so no worries,...

There’s a new look at the pumps, you may have noticed the new labelling, but what do they mean. The idea of these new labels is to reflect the use of renewable fuels mixed with Petrol and Diesel. Bringing the UK in line with the...

You’ve probably heard of, or had your “Tracking” adjusted, this 2 wheel/ laser method of alignment has been around for a while, but things have just got exciting with 3D 4 wheel alignment. This new system measures the data from at least 12 angles and checks...

We are constantly told, it is important to carry out regular maintenance if you want your vehicle to last, but why? Proper maintenance can actually reduce the risk of serious problems plaguing your vehicle and reducing future problems from occurring, it can also improve the driving...