Risking Safety by Delaying Repairs

14th September 2017

car being repairedA survey done by the Motor Ombudsman towards the end of last year has shown that almost half of divers in the UK put safety at risk by putting off visiting a garage. They found that 43% of drivers delay taking their car to a garage in spite of believing that the car has a fault. Continue reading

VW Golf racing

What’s next for the VW Golf GTI?

24th July 2017

VW Golf racingAlthough the next generation VW Golf MK8 is anticipated in early 2018, unfortunately if it’s the GTI you’re after, it looks as though you’re going to have to wait until at least 2019 for it to arrive in the UK. Here are some predictions to keep you excited in the meantime. Continue reading

Trading Standards Sting Prompts Renewed Calls for Ban on Part-Worn Tyres

16th June 2017

worn tyresOfficial figures for the past five years put the number of deaths or serious injuries on the road caused by illegal or defective tyres at a shocking 989. According to a recent Sunday Mirror investigation carried out in conjunction with Trading Standards, however, traders continue to sell potentially lethal part-worn tyres to unwitting motorists. Continue reading

Volkswagen back in the news

12th May 2017

VW diesel carVolkswagen is back in the news again so we thought we would give you a quick summary of what has been going on.

The company has found itself in the midst of another scandal following the ‘technical fix’ it has implemented to correct the defeat devices that were used to cheat the air emissions tests.
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Why Using an Independent Garage and Not a Main Dealer Could Save you Money

20th March 2017

independent garage workshopWe’ve all been there; your car starts making a strange noise, handling poorly or perhaps displaying a warning light and that feeling of dread immediately washes over you. Having a breakdown or a fault in your car is never a pleasant experience, but what can be worse is the experience of receiving your repair bill after getting it fixed. Continue reading

Anticipation Heightens for the New Audi A6

27th February 2017

new Audi A6There are few new generations of car more hotly anticipated than Audi’s brand new A6, which is expected to hit showrooms in the first half of 2018. Excitement and speculation surrounding the launch of Audi’s fifth generation executive saloon and estate went up a level recently, too, as the new A6 was spied undergoing on-road tests in Norway. Continue reading

red VW Beetle at Clover Autos

The History of the VW Beetle

13th January 2017

red VW Beetle at Clover AutosThere are few vehicles that cut a more iconic figure than the Volkswagen Beetle. A brilliant example of a piece of automotive engineering that has truly stood the test of time, ask almost anyone around the world what a VW Beetle looks like and you’re likely to get a pretty accurate response. What they might not be able to tell you, however, is the fascinating history of the vehicle and its development.

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Driverless cars – is this the future for road safety?

24th November 2016

Will driverless cars be the future Driverless cars have gone from something we only see on sci-fi films into a potential reality for the near future, we’ve even given driverless cars a name ‘the Autonomous car’. In October 2016 we saw the first driverless car being tested in Milton Keynes! Continue reading

The Humble Diesel Filter

6th October 2016

diesel engine and filterA more technical blog this time, here we look at the role of the diesel filter.

The diesel filter is an integral part of any diesel engine. It is a crucial component in maintaining the engine’s performance. Continue reading