Russell Automotive Centre News

Cheap service deals by other garages; in the end they are not so cheap!

Thursday 5 April 2012

It is very easy to be tempted by what appears to be cheap service deals, but are they servicing the car the way it should be serviced?

High performance brakes on high performance cars

Wednesday 4 April 2012

High performance brakes that are fitted as standard to high performance Audi and VW’s need specialist care when being inspected, repaired and replac

Suspension air springs

Friday 16 March 2012

Audi and VW air suspension systems give a great ride when they are operating correctly. Unfortunately they can cause a problem when they fail.

Audi, VW 3.0 litre TDI engine Inlet manifold fault

Monday 12 March 2012

An increasingly common problem on 3.0 TDI engines is a fault relating to the inlet manifolds.

Automatic gearbox banging into gear

Friday 9 March 2012

We were asked to diagnose a Volkswagen Touareg that was intermittently becoming unpleasant to drive due to the automatic gearbox banging into gear.

Turbo under boosting

Wednesday 7 March 2012

We were asked by one of our customers to investigate a lack of power above 50 miles per hour.

Video of large bulge on tyre

Monday 5 March 2012

During a routine service on an Audi A5 we picked up a large bulge on the inner wall on one of the tyres.

Turbo bypass valve on Audi/VW TFSi engines

Monday 5 March 2012

Turbo bypass valve failure on some Audi, VW, Seat and Skoda engines is unfortunately a common problem.

Blocked oil pick up pipe

Wednesday 29 February 2012

A very common problem of some Audi, VW, Seat and Skoda engines is a blocked oil pick up pipe.

Audi TT TFSi Milltek cat-back system before and after video

Saturday 25 February 2012

We have just uploaded a new video to our youtube channel of a before and after Milltek cat-bcak exhaust system upgrade.

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Whilst travelling to you you ordered the part, and an hour after my initial call my van was on the lift and a new starter-motor was being fitted. An hour later I was on my way back to work. I cannot thank you enough for your help. Not only did you go out of your way to keep us working, you did it at a very sensible price.

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