Entries by Auto Torque

Supermarket fuel comes under fire

Industry expert speaks out about the true cost of so-called cheap supermarket fuel Supermarket fuels could be a false economy for motorists, according to experts who claim cheap fuel could end up costing motorists an extra £100 a year. The UK fuel market is subject to strict legal standards, however different retailers are free to […]

Alternator Tip | What to check for when replacing the alternator

There is a frequently occurring issue when the original alternator is replaced by a remanufactured unit. The charge indicator lamp stays on after the engine is started. It indicates a potential malfunction of the alternator, and that the replacement part does not work correctly. If we test the unit on an alternator functional test bench […]

Audi dealer gives customer shock £7K bill for Audi Q5 turbo

Owner says main dealer should have identified turbo issue two weeks earlier when it initially inspected the vehicle An Audi owner has expressed anger after his 2012 Audi Q5 had racked up significant repair bills in a matter of two weeks. Speaking to Car Buyer,  Alistair Griffiths of Walton-on-Thames in Surrey said: “An engine warning light […]

DVSA highlights MOT improvements in its first annual review

Report reveals MOT cost savings for agency and motorists but what about test stations? The DVSA highlights improvements made to the MOT testing service in its 2016 to 2017 review. The DVSA has published its first annual review, which reports on recent changes to the MOT testing service, MOT training and outlines future plans for the agency. Gareth […]

On the Oche with Peter ‘Snakebite’ Wright

In March this year, Servicesure took its first steps into professional sport sponsorship, with current world number three darts player Peter Wright. Here we catch up with Peter in an exclusive interview with the new Servicesure Autocentres ambassador. You’ve had a great start to 2017. What has been the secret and what are your hopes […]

Views from Inside the Garage Network: TSG Motors

TSG Motors has built a strong reputation, providing a wide range of vehicle repairs and servicing for almost 30 years. Employing seven staff, including four family members, the garage caters for a wide range of vehicles. Location: Slough Services: Servicing, Reepairs, Diagnostics, MOT, Hybrid Technology Garage Network: Servicesure Autocentres Tony Shoard, owner of TSG Motors […]

Delphi does not recommend the use of Copper Grease

There’s a widespread view that copper grease, otherwise known as copper slip, should be applied to the back of brake pads to help lubrication and noise prevention. Not so. The need for copper grease has diminished in recent years in line with advances in shim technology. In fact, its use could have the opposite effect, […]

Effective Filtration Of Even Tiny Water Droplets

Even high-quality diesel may contain traces of water, whether from moist air entering through the tank opening or from condensation in the large tanks used to store the diesel in gas stations. However, advanced common rail diesel injection systems with pressures of up to 2,500 bar have higher requirements than simple mechanical systems in terms […]

Automotive Battery Operating States, Lifespan & Replacement Conditions

Automotive Battery Operating States, Lifespan & Replacement Conditions By Ian Newham, Training Manager at GS Yuasa Battery Sales UK Ltd STATE OF CHARGE (SOC) The State of Charge of an automotive battery is expressed as Open Circuit Voltage (OCV) and is the force used to push the starting current known as Cold Cranking Amps (CCA) […]

Calls for part-worn tyre ban following trading standards sting

Six of seven samples bought from dealers had faults and the only legal one was over 18-years-old Traders are continuing to sell potentially lethal part worn tyres to motorists, according to a Sunday Mirror investigation. Official figures put the number of people killed or seriously injured in accident involving illegal or defective tyres to 989 […]