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5 Common Audi Problems

There is very little doubt that Audis are among the best vehicles. Mechanical problems are quite rare with Audis, but like any other car types

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The All new Golf 8 GTI

Launched at the International Motor Show in Frankfurt 45 years ago, the three letters G, T and I have gone on to identify an icon.

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Faulty Oil Cooler

This customer’s vehicle was towed into our workshop after she found that there is oil mixing with the coolant in the coolant bottle. The oil

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Steering Rack problems

  The steering rack system utilized in many modern vehicles is a rack and pinion steering system. The rack is a bar parallel to the

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Turbo Failure

Turbo Failure:   Adding a turbo to a vehicle’s engine is a highly effective way of massively increasing its power. In simple terms, a turbo

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Faulty Pistons

Pistons: A short intro Pistons are the very heart of the reciprocating internal combustion engine, which is why they are often called the “piston engine.”

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Volkswagen: Short history

Volkswagen: How it began Volkswagen is a car company originally from Germany. The word Volkswagen means “People’s car” in German. It was started in the

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CV joints- Important info

  CV joints: You should know the following   Constant-velocity joints, also known as CV joints, allow a drive shaft to transmit power through a

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Typical tyre problems

  Typical tyre problems: Heres all you should know Improper tyre alignment can cause your tyres to wear unevenly and prematurely. Common irregular tyre tread

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Timing belt

  Timing belt: without timing you are going nowhere The timing belt, or also known as a cam belt, is an internal engine component and

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DSG gearbox: Fast shifters

DSG Gearbox DSG stands for: Direkt-Schalt-Getriebe or as we know it, Direct Shift Gearbox. We can treat it as two manual gearboxes working alternatively but

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Faulty ignition coils

Faulty Ignition coils:   Faulty Ignition coils are an electronic engine management component that are part of the vehicle’s ignition system. The function of the

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Timing chain tensioner

  Timing chain tensioner:   How do I know if I have a faulty/damaged  chain tensioner? Firstly, your vehicle will have a hard start or

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Is that a water leak?

Worried about your vehicle leaking water? Water leaking from under the car can be normal, especially on hot days when you’ve been cranking the Aircon

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Polo Gti

We just love the new Polo Gti. What a hot hatch should look like.

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We are VAGspec

It took one man’s vision in 2009 to have a reputable repair and service centre for out of warranty customers. One where they know they

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