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Russell Automotive Centre Blog

  • Due to the heavy continuous rain we have had lately we thought it would be wise to give some basic advice on how to drive in the rain and floods. The most important part in your car that should be … Continued

  • A new customer of ours came to us looking for a solution to a problem that another garage could not rectify. His problem was jumping out of first gear and a noise when driving. During his visit to another garage … Continued

  • It was a real pleasure to have into our workshop an old VW Golf GTI in near perfect condition. Normally we work on Audi, VW, Seat, Skoda and Bentley vehicles that are not yet considered as “classics” but the GTI … Continued

  • Refer a Friend and we will give you £10 off your next  service!     If your friend spends over £100 with us you will receive a £10 credit on your account for your next visit! Welcome to our Refer … Continued

  • Our new logo including Bentley     We are very proud to have been approved by Bentley to be able to fully integrate with their online systems for key, immobilizer and control unit coding. Russell Automotive Centre is the FIRST … Continued

  • Breaking news for Russell Automotive Centre; London’s Leading Audi, VW, Seat and Skoda Specialist is now proudly a Bentley Specialist too.       Being the only independent specialist in the South of England with the same up to date … Continued

  • As of the 18 April 2012 there will be no more analogue TV we will all have to switch to digital TV. That’s no problem for the TV in the home as we all probably already have a freeview box … Continued

  • It is very easy to be tempted by what appears to be cheap service deals, but are they servicing the car the way it should be serviced? We are aware of other garages who are promoting what appears to be … Continued

  • High performance brakes that are fitted as standard to high performance Audi and VW’s need specialist care when being inspected, repaired and replaced. For example if you have a VW Touareg, Audi RS4, Audi RS6 or any other RS model you … Continued

  • Russell Automotive Centre London’s Leading Audi, VW, Seat and Skoda Specialist have just launched their new and practical FREE iphone app. This FREE app allows you to contact us directly by phone or email, browse our website, see our Facebook page, … Continued

  • Audi and VW air suspension systems give a great ride when they are operating correctly. Unfortunately they can cause a problem when they fail. A customer came to us to diagnose his Audi Allroad where his front suspension had completely … Continued

  • An increasingly common problem on 3.0 TDI engines is a fault relating to the inlet manifolds. The inlet manifolds, which are mostly hidden in the heart of the engine bay can become a problem.

  • We were asked to diagnose a Volkswagen Touareg that was intermittently becoming unpleasant to drive due to the automatic gearbox banging into gear when the gears were changed. We carried out lengthy diagnosis and road testing to confirm the fault. … Continued

  • We were asked by one of our customers to investigate a lack of power above 50 miles per hour – to all purposes they were experiencing the turbo under boosting. We carried out a road test and confirmed the problem. We … Continued

  • During a routine service on an Audi A5 we picked up a large bulge on the inner wall on one of the tyres. We of course will be replacing the tyre for the customer. For very competitive tyre prices give … Continued



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