Entries by Auto Torque

Help your customers avoid ‘shocking’ holiday driving

As your customers prepare for the holiday season, there are a number of checks you can do to make sure their vehicles are in safe operating condition. As millions take to the roads for the holidays, only a fraction will remember to perform comprehensive inspections of key vehicle systems, including brakes, tyres, lights and shock […]

Always replace coil springs in axle pairs

Coil Springs | Replace in Pairs Automotive suspension springs are a central and dynamic component of a vehicle’s suspension system, constantly working to absorb shocks and deal with uneven road surfaces. After many millions of cycles, even the best made springs may break or become tired and begin to sag, causing the vehicle ride height […]

A ‘Dream Drive’ Come True

A ‘Dream Drive’ Come True In March and April The Parts Alliance and Delphi ran the Dream Drive promotion. During the two month promotion customers could win a multitude of prizes, including six once in a lifetime road trips along the iconic Route 66 in America. We caught up with the six lucky winners of […]

Liquid Assets: Highlighting genuine maintenance tasks

Many consumers and vehicle owners are becoming detached from vehicle maintenance. How can we help them, while maximising your service revenues? THE FACTS 46% of consumers “haven’t got a clue what goes on” when their car is serviced 85% of consumers trust the workshop to select parts of the right quality Some of the fluids […]

UK’s garage labour rates revealed

Hourly charges vary from £36 at a Manchester independent to £234 at a Reading main dealer The average franchised workshop charge is £99 an hour, compared to £56 an hour for an independent. Image: Bigstock. Research by Motoreasy, which investigated more than 6,000 garages across the UK, showed that main dealers are typically charging 40 […]

PU 9005 Z – The Ultimate in Diesel / Water Separation

For the Super Popular Vauxhall Astra THE PROBLEM Even high-quality diesel fuel may contain traces of water originating either from moist air entering the fuel tank filler neck or breather, or from condensation from filling station bulk tanks. Therefore, advanced common rail diesel injection systems with pressures of up to 2,500 bar have extremely high […]

Father and sons jailed for conning motorists

Mechanics made vehicles unroadworthy and quoted owners inflated prices for repair Parts were removed from cars and dumped in the back of them when owners questioned overly inflated bills. Image: Bigstock. A father and his three sons have been jailed for 11 years after defrauding hundreds of customers, Reading Crown Court has heard. Paul Dockerill and […]

Win a Spitfire Flight and other amazing flying experiences!

Be a high flyer with The Parts Alliance! This May, if you buy a steering and suspension part from The Parts Alliance, we’ll enter you into the draw for some fabulous flying prizes, including the chance to fly in a Spitfire! That’s all you have to do to have a chance. We’ll let you know […]

Polybush parts resolve issue in Fiat Ducato ambulances

West Midlands Ambulance Service was finding that the suspension bushes in its fleet of Fiat Ducato ambulances were suffering from premature wear. Given the importance of these vehicles being available and on the road, it was vital that repairs did not incur too much workshop time. As the suspension bushes were not available separately, WMAS […]

Servicesure Autocentres sponsor darts superstar Peter ‘Snakebite’ Wright

Servicesure Autocentres, the UK’s fastest growing network of garages, has hit the bullseye by making its first venture into big-time darts. The garage programme of The Parts Alliance and committed to maintaining high standards covering car service and repair, Servicesure will play a major part in the UK’s fastest growing sport by sponsoring world number […]