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  • 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

  • Turbo bypass valve failure on some Audi, VW, Seat and Skoda engines is unfortunately a common problem. Luckily here at Russell Automotive Centre London’s Leading Audi, VW, Seat and Skoda Specialist we have seen it many times before and are … Continued

  • Blocked oil pick up pipe.   A very common problem of some Audi, VW, Seat and Skoda engines is a blocked oil pick up pipe. It causes your oil pressure warning light to come on and will cause engine damage … Continued

  • We have just uploaded a new video to our youtube channel of a before and after Milltek cat-bcak exhaust system upgrade. Please follow the link to view the diffrence between the before and after sound. Russell Automotive’s youtube channel. We fitted … Continued

  • Luxury car specialist Russell Automotive Centre. Here at Russell Automotive Centre, London’s Leading Audi, VW, Seat and Skoda Specialist we have the knowledge ability and tools to take care of all the luxury cars within the VAG group.

  • MOT’s FOR ONLY £34.95!  (Class 4 cars) Is your Audi, Volkswagen, Seat, Skoda or Bentley more than three years old? Did you know that it is a legal requirement for it to have an MOT test every year? We are … Continued

  • I thought I would upload a video of a non resonated Milltek exhaust system that we fitted to an Audi S5. It sounds great when the car is standing still and it sounds even better when it is being driven.

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