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Audi A3 2009 – Drivers window and door lock inoperative

This repair was a low mileage, 2009 Audi A3. It was booked in with the drivers window and door lock inoperative.  The customer advised us that the up and down window switch would not work.  Then a week or two after the car would not open or lock using the key fob. Our Technician carried out a diagnosis evaluation using Continue Reading...
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Audi and VW timing (cambelt) replacement intervals

Your timing belt is the heart of your engine – they allow the camshafts and crankshaft to work together and if they fail it can cause extensive damage which could lead to a hefty repair bill. Timing belt (or camshaft belt as it is sometimes called) is the most important service item on your vehicle.  A timing belt kit comprises Continue Reading...
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Cost Effective Repairs?

This loved Audi A4 3.0 V6 (Year 2002) came from an enquiry last week with a suspect water pump failure. The customer informed us that he had a garage fit a new timing belt kit (cambelt kit) approximately 3 years ago but had only covered around 15K miles.  This was due to him having numerous vehicles.  He informed us that Continue Reading...
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Customer information – Diesel Particulate Filters (DPF)

Our level of telephone enquiries are currently on the increase regarding problems with Diesel Particulate Filter, (DPF’s). Some customers are requesting Technical information, others just want to know what to do and how to fix it, albeit, not always that simple. We thought it paramount to present an understanding of why DPF’s are fitted, a brief explanation of Euro 6 and how Continue Reading...
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Porsche Cayenne – water leak?

Our findings in the workshop sometimes astonish us, but we did laugh at this one! We were completing the service requirement details of this well looked after Porsche Cayenne when the customer mentioned a worrying noise she had heard. She specifically complained about a “slopping” sound when cornering and braking hard?  “It’s not the fuel in the tank” she said, Continue Reading...
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BMW E90 318 SE – Service

This week we were presented with a 2007 BMW 318SE.  The customer requested a Service, brakes to be looked at (brake pad warning lights were illuminated) handbrake adjustment, door mechanism on drivers door faulty and an MOT. The car’s previous services had been conducted by a BMW Dealer and local garage. The BMW had done just over 54000 miles.  Our Continue Reading...
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