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Don’t forget the basics!

We had a very interesting job that was brought to us this week. The customer’s complaint was a vibration when driving on a motor way. His car had already spent a lot of time at a main dealer and he had spent a lot of money trying to get this problem sorted but it was still there.

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ODIS, The new diagnostic technology

ODIS   Offboard Diagnostic Information System To stay up to date as London’s leading Audi, VW, Seat, Skoda and Bentley specialists we have to move with the times. A new generation of VW Group diagnosis software has been released. This is called ODIS and to keep up to date we have had to start using this new software.

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Driving in flooded water

As the weather doesn’t seem to be getting any better and the news is full of images of flooded roads and abandoned cars we thought it was important to compile an essential guide of facts about using your car in adverse rainy conditions. Do not attempt to drive through water if you are unsure of the depth – the edge of the kerb is a good indicator

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Diesel particulate filter (DPF) check now required as part of MOT test.

For many years we have turned down requests by our customers to remove their DPF’s Diesel Particulate Filter. This may have lost us some work, and perhaps customers but we were sure at some point the DPF would be included in the MOT test. It would now seem our reluctance to do this was indeed the right decision and saved our customers from wasting their money.

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Do I really need winter tyres?”.

  If like me you have been hearing about the artic style winter we are all expecting; you may be panicking about the school run or the journey into work during the next 3 months or so.  If you need to be able to rely on your vehicle and fear being without it, then read on!

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Free Anti Tamper Number Plate Screws

  Stop thieves in their tracks!  By making a simple change to tamper proof screws for your number plate; you can reduce the risk of number plate theft.  What will it cost? Nothing! Your Safer Neighbourhood Team in conjunction with Russell Automotive Centre & Garage Express will be holding an event where the tamper proof screws will be fitted for FREE.

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What is BHP, PS, KW and torque?

  Carmakers sometimes quote the power outputs of their engines using different units, which can be confusing when you’re trying to compare new cars.   Let us explain the difference between the different terms used by car manufactures to measure the power of an engine.

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New loyalty scheme – available via your phone

New loyalty scheme – available via your phone In these economic times we know how important getting something for free is.  How many loyalty cards are bulging in your wallets or purses?  Well we have solved the problem of weighty pockets whilst still giving away something for free!

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RAC London’s Top 10 Tips for Safe Winter Driving

Fancy a hassle-free winter on the road? Then run your car through our handy checklist. We REALLY hope you don’t break down, get stranded or have an accident but if anything not-so-merry does happen, you’ll be as prepared as you can be!

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Have YOU Won Our 5th Birthday Prize Draw?

Well, our fantastic month of birthday celebrations has come to a close and here we are, well and truly FIVE!  Believe it or not, we munched our way through an impressive SEVEN of these delectable birthday cakes during November.     All our visitors during the month got the chance to hit the sugar high with us, so we didn’t eat that much confectionery alone.  Although someone on the RAC team has admitted to ‘accidentally’ eating nearly a whole cake single-handedly. You know who you are…

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