Posts Categorized ‘UK Automotive Sector’

July 23, 2013 at 11:55 am

Online Car servicing is The Future

Keeping your vehicle well maintained used to involve driving around looking for local garages, or trawling through the local business directory searching for car servicing professionals. However, with everything from clothes shopping to ordering your groceries going online, it is only right that making sure your ride is serviced is digitized also. Read the rest of this entry »

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March 12, 2013 at 10:08 am

Common Auto Electrical Problems and How to Fix Them

Your auto electrical can give you all kinds of problems. Because most modern cars have pretty sophisticated computers in them, fixing many of the electrical issues in your car may be a little bit above your pay grade. Still here are some common electrical related issues for your car. Read the rest of this entry »

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March 4, 2013 at 1:54 pm

Making Sense of New Tyre Labelling

The fact that pan-European tyre labelling legislation has been live since November 2012 may not be the most exciting news you’ve ever heard. But if it helps save your life, and those of your loved ones through additional safety measures, plus saves you money through improved fuel efficiency, then we think it’s probably worth sitting up and taking notice.

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January 22, 2013 at 11:19 pm

A Dealership Is More Than Just A Place To Buy A Car

When most people think about car dealerships, they picture rows and rows of clean cars, balloons and sales people. But dealerships offer so much more than just a place to buy a vehicle. The Ford dealership and service department offers ongoing service to car owners and a partner in keeping your car running smoothly. Read the rest of this entry »

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June 28, 2011 at 10:23 am

Nissan Launch One New Vehicle Every Six Weeks

Japanese manufacturer Nissan have revealed a new six year business plans that will see them release a new vehicle on average every six weeks.

‘Nissan Power 88′ will be implemented immediately, running through until 2016. By then Nissan hope to have increased its global corporate operating profit to a sustainable 8% and its global market share to 8%, hence the name 88. Read the rest of this entry »

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June 20, 2011 at 11:56 am

Renault Vans popularity

FRENCH VEHICLE MANUFACTURER, RENAULT.

French vehicle manufacturer, Renault is still one of the UK’s most popular vans, and its current hot seller out of all popular van parts and van models range includes the old favourites: Read the rest of this entry »

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June 14, 2011 at 3:18 pm

Ford Reveal Mondeo Facelift

After months of rumours exclusive photos have revealed that the Ford Mondeo has indeed undergone a dramatic face-lift.

As with the latest update of the S-MAX the Mondeo has received subtle but massively noticeable work on both the front and back bumpers and the light fittings. Read the rest of this entry »

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June 9, 2011 at 4:26 pm

BMW Join Nissan In Expanding Their UK Manufacturing Market

Japanese manufacturer Nissan have had their their thunder stolen as German firm BMW announced they would be investing almost double what the Asia-Pacific automaker is into the British market.

Bayerische Motoren Weke AG (BMW) told The Telegraph yesterday that they will be manufacturing the 2012 BMW Mini model at a yet unnamed plant, taking the total investment this week to around £700m. Read the rest of this entry »

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June 9, 2011 at 2:37 pm

Ebay Auctions Successful At Selling, But Not Usually The Cheapest Option

Forbes online this week reported on eBay’s announcement that ebay motors’ sales of cars and vehicle spares through its mobile app has increased to 2,000 and 90,000 respectively, which is impressive. The question remains, however, does ebay motors offer vehicle part consumers the very best online deals? Is this what the statistics suggest? Read the rest of this entry »

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June 6, 2011 at 9:38 am

Automotive Firms Trailing In The 2011 Technology Race

The latest Toyota Avensis models comes with a built in USB point, something many expected would be able to charge mobile phones as is the case with the latest Audi A5 taking away the need for dated cigarette-lighter chargers (something the majority of new vehicles don’t have) but this was not the case and is something that opened up a new debate. Read the rest of this entry »

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June 3, 2011 at 10:37 am

Traffic Congestion Falls As Car Maintenance And Repair Costs Rise

Statistics released by the Highways Agency has shown that people are completing journey quicker due to the drop in vehicles on the road.

Official government figures have supported this showing that only 70% of drivers now use their vehicles to commute to work. According to the Automobile Association this is the result of high petrol costs and increasing car maintenance. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 25, 2011 at 10:59 am

Mercedes Vito Vans Go Electric

As more manufacturers turn towards plugs rather than pumps Mercedes Vans have announced they plan on releasing their Vito in an electric version and putting it on the hire market.

The new van will be a direct port of the current Mercedes Vito which has been one of the top selling models in Europe. A spokesperson for Mercedes-Benz said: “We have to find solutions for enabling low-emission delivery operations as well as low-emission public transit”. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 25, 2011 at 10:21 am

Jaguar Spares Help Restore £5 million E-Type

The most valuable Jaguar E-Type has been rebuilt using 90% original scrap parts.

The vehicle which is valued at over £5 million took nearly 7,000 hours to restore, 47 years after being destroyed in a crash in France. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 25, 2011 at 9:51 am

Renault Vans Offering £6000 Discount

Renault is offering potential customers up to £6000 off its new range of vans.

The deal is available to any customer purchasing a Renault Kangoo, Traffic or Master with the discount increasing with the model and specification. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 13, 2011 at 12:38 pm

Land Rover Recall Over Radius Arm Link

Land Rover have announced a free repair program for any vehicle produced or purchased between 2007-2011. The announcement comes after reports that a faulty chassis part at the front of the cab causes the vehicle to split in two. Whilst this news might have some negative impact on new Land Rover car sales, it is not envisaged that this will have any downward pressure on demand for used Landrover parts. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 3, 2011 at 4:04 pm

New SAAB owners got expectations wrong, on purpose?

Saab had to halt production several times in the past few months as the cash ran out as sales had not reached expectations. Production ground to a halt because unpaid suppliers had halted deliveries. Apart from hitting hard consumer confidence on new Saab car sales, it is unlikely to have any knock-on effect on demand for used Saab parts, which remains steady. Read the rest of this entry »

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September 27, 2010 at 12:01 pm

Find The Right Van Spares Too

It may not seem so obvious but many parts fitted to modern cars also can be used in vans too, plus there are a group of van breakers that can supply more difficult to obtain light commercial components. That is why we started VanSpareFinder some time back, because we understand there are more light commercial vehicles out there than one might immediately think. Read the rest of this entry »

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August 4, 2010 at 9:04 am

Toyota Announce Quarterly Profits In Excess of £1billion Despite Recall Crisis

Japanese car manufacturer Toyota today announced they would be posting quarterly profits of around $2.2bn, making them the worlds biggest automaker.
This is a reverse from a year earlier when the company found themselves working at a loss. Read the rest of this entry »

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July 21, 2010 at 9:02 am

Piston Coating Can Reduce Fuel Emissions And Lower Consumption

A revolutionary new piston being produced by Federal-Mogul Pistons can reduce both Emissions and Consumption and has a longer life. 

The part which has been coated with EcoTough has been developed in the companies Michigan plant and can also be used in current engines as a replacement part. Read the rest of this entry »

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July 20, 2010 at 9:04 am

Mercedes Developing Nine Speed Gearbox

A Mercedes-Benz engineer has revealed that the German manufacturers are currently developing a nine speed gearbox.

The innovation is thought to be being developed for larger cars, possibly the Viano and S classes. The leak comes on the back of an announcement by Mercedes saying that they have had the best June in the history of the company, with sales up 15% from June last year. Read the rest of this entry »

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July 19, 2010 at 8:44 am

The Sound Of Nothing

Car owners may soon be able to personalise the sound of their engines say leading motor engineers.
The option could be available on the upcoming electric cars as they currently make little noise, making it hard for pedestrians to hear them coming and possibly causing accidents.
 Car manufacturers are developing a system that runs through a waterproof speaker and allows the car to emit a noise at all times, getting louder the faster the car accelerates. This would allow visually impaired pedestrians to judge how far away the vehicle is. Read the rest of this entry »

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July 15, 2010 at 5:49 pm

Changing Front door in Honda Accord:

The Honda Accord is manufactured with front Disc brakes and that includes major things like rotor, calipers and pads that use friction to stop the car. I wont lie to you and removing the window door of Honda Accord can be easy yet tough. You need to have some of the screws and tools that will help you in removing the front door. If you are an automotive enthusiast then only you should try to remove all the doors and windows by yourself otherwise you can call a professional to help you do so. If your window is getting old and you want to replace it then you can very easily do so. Read the rest of this entry »

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July 15, 2010 at 3:12 pm

Vauxhall Astra-Arctic-16V Alternator: Charge it

During last few years, I was having terrible problem with my Vauxhall Astra-Arctic-16V alternator and I tried to install it again and again but didn’t see any success. I had to install 10 SI alternators. I experienced few things while I was installing them. The first was when initially started, that too at choke speed, my alternator was able to produce 14.6 Volts that too with or without light load. Within a short drive the power remained between 14.3 V and 14.7 V and that too when the lights were on. Soon at a stoppage, the power dropped and that came to 12.4 V with lights off. Soon it returned back to 13.0V at slow rpms. This kind of higher voltage reduced voltage to 12.4V and 11V and in the case when the lights were on. Read the rest of this entry »

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July 14, 2010 at 8:57 am

Better With Age. New Demand

A Department Of Transport survey today revealed that there has been an increase in the age of cars still on Britain’s roads.

The rise has been put down to the increasing  amount of people who are maintaining their vehicles and servicing them rather than trading in for a new model. Read the rest of this entry »

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July 12, 2010 at 8:59 am

200 Jobs Could Go at Car Parts Plant

Negotiations to save 200 jobs at a Swansea car part factory are due to begin.

Linamer bosses will meet with union leaders in order to sustain work at the plant.  The Union Unite claim its members were promised in 2008 that engine work would continue at the site.

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July 8, 2010 at 1:21 pm

Transit Production to Stay in UK

Production of Ford Panel vans will remain in the UK until 2012. 

After axing 1,100 jobs last year, Ford announce that they have extended producing the vans in the UK to 2012 Read the rest of this entry »

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July 6, 2010 at 9:31 am

Changing gear, changing times.

More and more innovative ways of changing gear are being produced.  From the older more traditional style manual gear boxes to fully automatic and flappy style gear change mechanisms.

With an increasing range of technology on new cars, there are always new innovation and ideas.  However can you have too much of a good thing. Read the rest of this entry »

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July 4, 2010 at 9:09 am

More funding for Commuter Transport in London, but Recycling ignored by Government

Commuter Car Clubs are to receive increased benefits from the Government. The Transport minister Norman Baker announced on Friday a package to support commuter car club development in the UK.  These are set to receive an extra £40,000 of Government funding. However there seems little to support the Green Used Car Part Recycling Sector supported by companies like Engine Finder. Read the rest of this entry »

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July 3, 2010 at 12:00 pm

Looking to the Future.

Auto manufacturers continue to go green but what will happen and the other end of the car market?

This week Land Rover revealed it new Baby Land Rover, Toyota began UK production of its Hybrid Car and even Porsche have just unveiled their first Hybrid motor in the shape of the second generation Cayenne.  Many will be aware of great changes ahead, with cars and the way they are made.  In particular, the way they are powered and the materials they are made from.  Although it will take a few years to affect the spares market; how will it affect the spares market? Read the rest of this entry »

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June 17, 2010 at 12:03 pm

Parts For Your Car Where to Look.

Finding parts for your pride and joy (or sometimes just a means of transport) is full of choice.  From well known large companies such as Halfords to your local scrap dealer. One of the market leaders is Halfords, originally opened originally as a wholesale ironmongers in 1892.  As of December 2008, Halfords has 455 stores nationwide.  One of Halfords main competitors is Motorworld, whom claim to be the largest independent  accessories retailer with stores nationwide and over 40 years experience. Read the rest of this entry »

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June 11, 2010 at 4:39 pm

Genuine Replacement Headlamp to be more secure

When I got my Ford F-150, I was more than happy and tried to give it the best maintenance I could. With everything perfect, later I got some issues with the head lamps and it was tough for me to find a good deal with the spares needed. Head lamps are the most crucial items of Ford and it is important for its safety features. Headlamp functions very well as they allow the driver to have increased visibility in evening hours or even when you are driving in bad weather conditions. Headlamp makes the things very clear and visible in your surroundings when you are driving in such harsh weather or climate. This helps you in getting away from any kind of unhealthy accidents on road. Read the rest of this entry »

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April 29, 2010 at 3:39 pm

Car Windscreens and April Fools

Every year companies like BBC do something special to celebrate april fools, this year, Tom Chilton and auto windscreens decided to do the same. They produced this very convincing short documentary about prescription glass being applied to his teams race cars to give them the edge during the race. Read the rest of this entry »

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December 1, 2009 at 4:45 pm

Toyota Yaris 1.01 S 3DR Replacement Body Panels

At the end of November 2009 in a sleepy village on the edge of the North Moors National Park, in the village of Ampleforth, my eight year old Yaris was parked opposite the White Swan (Restuarant) Pub (I am led to believe has an excellent reputation for good pub grub). However on this particular night I had left my car there. As I am not a frequenter of pubs I did not go into the White Swan. The following morning when I returned to collect my car, some thoughtful person had left their signature on the N/S (Passenger’s side) Rear Quarter panel (a sizeable dent and juicy scrape)! Read the rest of this entry »

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September 18, 2009 at 5:06 pm

Water powered vehicles and the future

Teddy Kline, engineer, patented his invention to convert h20 to Hho. Originally designed to run an ‘water burning engine for cutting metal’. However he baegan to see the possibilities for his innovation, and so he converted a 1994 Ford as a protoype to run on water, based in Clearwater, US. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 28, 2009 at 3:45 pm

New AutoQuote System

In order to improve your experience with CarSpareFinder we have adopted an auto quote system for our suppliers. This means that for some car part suppliers they can add their prices and availability of a specific item and if that matches a request you the consumer will get a price immediately. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 17, 2009 at 12:03 pm

How An Engine Works In 3D

We had posted this clever 3d animation clip on our CarEngineFinder blog but though it was so good it should also appear on our main CarSpareFinder blog. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 7, 2009 at 10:50 am

Recycling car parts

Incredibly vehicle part consumers insist on genuine recycled vehicle manufacturer parts as opposed to replica parts from a third party. The message is clear. The market demands RECYCLED VEHICLE PARTS. The market determines that recycles used car, and van parts are the quality standard it seeks.
This is also in line with the global movement for green environmental pressures which incorporates better fuel efficient engines, higher performance car batteries, and the recycling of all major vehicle components. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 2, 2009 at 11:19 am

Shortages continue in used car parts sector as scrappage scheme fails to have immediate impact

The shortage of used car parts in the UK automotive recycling  sector continues despite expectation of ‘quantitative easing’ due to the recent UK Governments initiative ‘scrappage scheme’.
Comments on the excellent Car Magazine website regarding the UK vehicle scrappage scheme by the Director of the RAC Foundation, Professor Stephen Glaister: ‘Currently the vast majority of cars are still on the road at ten years old. The scrappage scheme announced today risks consigning a lot of perfectly good, and relatively clean, vehicles to the dustbin. Read the rest of this entry »

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April 22, 2009 at 4:48 pm

The Scrapping Scheme Has Gone Ahead

Just as everyone was predicting the scheme that will reward you of 200 pounds by buying anew car if you scrap and existing one 10 years old has gone ahead. It has a mixed response, first because the car manufacturers are funding 50% of it, so the question is to asked, can they afford it, or why have they not discounted cars by 1000 pounds anyway? Many think they have already done this and will just remove the current discounts put their prices back up normal and then show a 2000 pound discount on their screens. Read the rest of this entry »

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April 10, 2009 at 4:47 pm

New 10 Year Rule And Breakeryards

We specialise in getting you the best quote from breaker yards throughout the UK for guaranteed used spares. Many of these yards specialise in specific makes and even some on model only. There are some who tend to deal with older models, so with a new 10 year reward for scrapping your old vehicle, there could be repercussions for the breakeryard who deals with cars over 10 years old.

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March 9, 2009 at 12:32 pm

Understanding Breakdown Insurance

As many of us have decided that we will be keeping our existing car at the moment, or at the least buying a newer one but avoiding a brand new car, certain auto services should be gaining some extra trade from this. In better words, new cars don’t need MOTs, but with older cars staying on the road and less new ones being bought there is a good chance that MOT and service centres will see an increase of work as this credit crunch progresses. Read the rest of this entry »

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February 4, 2009 at 5:30 pm

Will There Be An Increase In Car Parts

It seemed quite mad but there were motorists who attempted to move their car across snow covered roads, only to find them move in an a different direction to the road. The results were a huge increase in motoring accident, taking the loyal car straight to the insurance yard and then to the breakers yards, providing spares for you and me and probably a few salvage projects too. Read the rest of this entry »

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January 25, 2009 at 6:29 pm

Close Downs How Will That Effect the Market

In the last 3 months CarSpareFinder has heard of at least 5 parts suppliers closing down or have gone into administration. This should be no surprise as most tend to have one vehcile manufacturer as a customer and with factory shut downs affecting all of the factories within the UK. Read the rest of this entry »

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January 10, 2009 at 4:26 pm

Reasons To Use CarSpareFinder

We have deveoped a video to describe our system and what we do, when looking for cars parts. Here it is.

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January 4, 2009 at 7:42 pm

A Year To Forget

2008 will be a year that most in the motor industry would want to forget. Many car manufacturers were forced to close factories for many weeks in the year as sales plummeted; some figures suggest that in November only 50% of the cars sold in November 2007 were sold in 2008. Read the rest of this entry »

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December 22, 2008 at 12:39 am

The Car That Will Change The Car Parts Business

The most important car in 100 years was the comment from James May, the host of Top Gear as he road tested the Honda Clarity. Not because of how it looked or how it performed, but the fact it was able to perform exactly like a normal family car for the same cost but deliver zero co2 emissions, was the bit that just blew him away. The Honda Clarity is an Electric family car, but rather than running from batteries, it has on board its own electricity generating unit delivered by compressed Hydrogen. Read the rest of this entry »

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December 19, 2008 at 12:13 pm

Toyota Reliability And Demand

We often have discussions at CarSpareFinder regarding the relevant demand for spares across all makes and models. Often the answer is based around how good our marketing against your demand for compnents for the vehicle you own. There are some makes for example that have a reputation for good reliability from say BMW to Honda. Sometimes these models don’t need replacements either until they get to a specific age or have had an accident and are deemed as a salvage project. Of course we serve all needs here at CarSpareFinder. Read the rest of this entry »

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December 8, 2008 at 3:39 pm

The Big Three

As far as motoring news has been concerned recently in the USA, has been the talks with the big three car manufacturers with congress to get a so called $36b loan to save the American manufacturing market. The big 3 are of course Ford  General Motors and Chrysler who’s presidents arrived in Washington to give their arguments, to receive American tax payers money to save their organisations.

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December 8, 2008 at 3:22 pm

Researching the USA Breaker Yard Market

Over the last week I have been fortunate to send some time in Florida, unfortunately working with Mickey Mouse far away in my mind. During that time I spent time going form breaker yard to junk yard as they are called over there, speaking to owners on another matter.

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December 5, 2008 at 1:07 am

Renault Megane Headlight

You may have used our car parts system to locate your Renault Megane headlight, but you should take some time to see what is required just to change the bulb. Read the rest of this entry »

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October 21, 2008 at 3:01 pm

Looking For A Car Engine

We have been busy with several projects over the last few months here at CarSpareFinder. One of them has been CarEngineFinder which is another site similar tom this but specifically designed to get car engine buyers onboard. Read the rest of this entry »

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October 21, 2008 at 2:44 pm

Possible Adventure in the USA

Because of the success of CarSpareFinder we have been looking to see if we could capitalise on other areas of the world. Of course we have to consider the USA and their market out there. Of course they say “Auto Parts” and in fact so many other terminologies are different for example

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October 21, 2008 at 2:27 pm

Reliability And Breakdown Cover

It is an unfortunate fact but may of us only consider the reliability of our car after we breakdown. We only consider buying those car parts at the point where the old ones have failed, you speak to any breakdown cover engineer and he will confirm this. If we were a bit more proactive with our planning and bought our car parts before they failed, that breakdown cover service would be getting fewer call outs.

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October 21, 2008 at 2:12 pm

Buying Mercedes Parts

There may be credit crunch on but one this certain, there is still a demand for Mercedes Car parts within the UK. This rules still applies to salvage cars also, it is if there is a still a demand for certain vehicles, consumers are being stricter than ever with their decisions and Mercedes still seem to be part of what they want. There is a talk that certain high MPG car models are selling as well, so you would assume the Mercedes would fall into that category, but this is just not true. There is a belief out there that they can get their dream Mercedes cheaper than ever, which in turn is compensating for the downturn in the market with a high demand.

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October 12, 2008 at 5:15 pm

Green Is The Colour

It doesn’t seem to matter what you read or watch on TV, everything now seems to be either green or aiming to be. Well what I mean by this. Well even the latest Formula One race had tyres with eth green lines to prove how they were made, there is also a site that will tell you how green your car is, call what green car.

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October 1, 2008 at 2:42 pm

Internet sales continue to grow, as Suppliers consolidate retail operations

The Financial Times (27 Sep 08) reported that Motor World, the new car accessories group, has gone into administration, with the loss of 300 jobs. The Administrators, BDO Stoy Hayward, have closed 40% of its national UK network of retail units. Read the rest of this entry »

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September 24, 2008 at 12:20 am

Steady demand in UK vehicle dismantling sector

The turmoil this month (Sep 08) in the US Financial markets, leading to further downward pressure on the UK economy and the UK Automotive industry in particular has played a part in strengthening the dismantling sector.
The UK Motor industry has seen a sharp fall in the value of used vehicles this summer and autumn, and it is much more than in previous years. Some estimates of depreciation put the drop as much as 25-30% of new and nearly new vehicles for this year alone. Read the rest of this entry »

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September 17, 2008 at 11:17 pm

An interesting day’s requests with CarSpareFinder

Hi Julian here.

I was just scanning through some of CarSpareFinder’s requests today (Wednesday 17 September 2008) and I came across a used Nissan request for a QX Dashboard complete on a 57 plate. Luckily one of ourbreakers had one in stock “ I believe the price for was £85 plus vat and delivery. This new might be as much as £500, from Nissan direct. The difference in value between new and used prices sourced on location sites like CarSpareFinder is clearly evident.

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September 9, 2008 at 2:17 pm

UK Recession and Contiuned Demand

Autumn 2008 and the UK is now officially in recession. Registrations of new cars are down 20%. Retail shops have reported a sharp downturn in takings. Despite the cripplingly high cost of both diesel fuel and unleaded petrol, artificially high because most of it is Government tax, transport will remain essential business and personal expenditure. Demand for used car parts has steadily risen over the past 10 years. Read the rest of this entry »

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September 9, 2008 at 1:16 pm

The Credit Crunch And Bargains

Everything seems to be going up these days, from fuel, to energy and even food. But there is still bargains around for certain items, including items for your vehicles. With 2 million vehicles been taken off the road each year, breaker yards have millions of car parts to dispose of, and you are the beneficiary of the cheaper prices. By using CarSpareFinder’s online request form, your request will be whisked to several breaker yards at once.

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March 13, 2008 at 4:10 pm

Car Head Units

Car Head Units are considered to be the most important component of your audio system. Head Units come in different sizes (DIN). Double and single din Head Units are the most used ones among car owners. It is a good idea to look for something that is fits your car and can be easily integrated. Read the rest of this entry »

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July 11, 2007 at 11:09 am

Used Vauxhall Part: Finding The Impossible

Have you ever been a situation where your brake discs have got broken and you have been trying desperately to find a used brake disc to replace the damaged one but you can’t find any? Sounds like Deja  vu, doesn’t it? Well! The truth is that for a great car like the Vauxhall Vectra, it sure is extremely difficult to find a used Vauxhall part. Read the rest of this entry »

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July 10, 2007 at 10:15 am

It Took Me 8 Weeks To Find Genuine Vauxhall Spares

When you have a Vauxhall, you know you can flaunt in style. I have a deep maroon colored 8v Vauxhall Vecra that my entire family is proud of. My son also loves to drive it whenever he gets a chance but one of these days the car was hit by a motorbike while he was driving. He had minor injuries but the car had considerable damage due to the high speed collision. Read the rest of this entry »

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July 9, 2007 at 10:21 am

Vauxhall Parts: They Have Ripped Me Off!

If you are an owner of a Vauxhall car then you must be lucky and proud just the way I am. I had bought my Vauxhall Vectra 4 door saloon a good 4 years back. I had to spend a lot of money for three years on buying Vauxhall parts Read the rest of this entry »

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July 6, 2007 at 11:22 am

The Powerful Vauxhall Vectra Engine

I have been driving various Vauxhall models since almost 11 years now and the one thing I love about them is the powerful and untamed Vauxhall Vectra engine This is a one of a kind V6 engine that will make sure that you get to enjoy your drive and get the thrill of going at high speeds. Read the rest of this entry »

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July 5, 2007 at 10:57 am

Looking for Vauxhall Vectra Spare?

My favorite car is the Vauxhall Vectra VXR 2.8i V6 24v and it has been so for quite some time. The first time that I saw this turbo in star silver, I knew I had to buy this car. The very thought of driving the Vauxhall Vectra VXR through the wild countryside created an instant rush of adrenalin. I had the luxury of driving one before, a test drive but I was impressed. Read the rest of this entry »

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June 25, 2007 at 10:27 am

Are You Looking For A Vauxhall Vectra Part?

I own two Vauxhall Vectra cars; one is driven by my wife and one by me. The day I bought the Vauxhall, I was feeling on the top of the world because the car is a super machine. It is something that I have always dreamt of owning and it took me 15 years to save enough to own it. Read the rest of this entry »

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June 21, 2007 at 11:30 am

Is It Rare? Can I Find A Genuine Vauxhall Part

When I saw the new Vauxhall on a Television advertisement, I had to visit a store to see it and test drive it. Once I had done the test drive, I was quite impressed and wanted to buy it. But there were questions in my mind like will the Vauxhall Vectra suit my needs? Read the rest of this entry »

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June 6, 2007 at 11:23 am

The Powerful Vauxhall Engine

The heart of your Vauxhall car is the Vauxhall engine. The life and performance of your car depends mostly on the health of the engine. It’s important to get your car serviced on a regular basis, just as it is important to get regular check-ups. But you don’t have to be dependent on your mechanic to ensure that your car keeps running! Read the rest of this entry »

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May 30, 2007 at 1:47 pm

Vauxhall Vectra Spare, No more worries now

For me driving is a passion and when I am in my Vauxhall Vectra elite nav – 4 door saloon then driving becomes a thrilling experience. But the one thing that has kept me worried till now is the availability of Vauxhall Vectra spares in the market. Of course, a special car like mine deserves special care but without the right spares, it can also become a nightmare. Read the rest of this entry »

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April 23, 2007 at 11:41 am

The car to pull in

Apparently according to several websites your pulling power depends on what car you drive, firstly for first impressions but secondly for conversations. Read the rest of this entry »

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April 23, 2007 at 10:18 am

Safety VS Fuel Consumption

A recent debate in Honda’s world is that of fuel economy vs safety. However it is not just Honda who have to consider this, but every car manufacturer, from vauxhall to Alfa Romeo. Read the rest of this entry »

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April 19, 2007 at 10:23 am

Stuff you never think of

As you all know i own a vauxhall Corsa. I recently had what i thought was a vauxhall engine fault since on cold mornings it would not start. However after failing to jump start it the vauxhall engine was looking doubtfully that it was the culpret. Read the rest of this entry »

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April 2, 2007 at 11:52 am

Keep It On The Road – Major Service

So as not to split hairs and go down two very close but parallel roads I will lump together the full and major services. By and large these two are so closely related that they may as well be the same thing just different people will use different terminologies. Read the rest of this entry »

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March 30, 2007 at 11:28 am

Vauxhall vectra on the up

Vauxhall vectra has had a bid of a bad period over the last few years with its reputation for dull designs, plastic interiors and not to great to drive. However with bad press comes change and vauxhall have done just that. the vauxhall vectra is still not the best car on the road, Read the rest of this entry »

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March 28, 2007 at 12:14 pm

Opel/Vauxhall/Holden Monaro – Car Parts Store

The car i am about to describe is amazing piece of machinery and this because its a import. I read the review on this car by a great blogger on his blog ‘carblog’ (see bottom of article).This car to us Brits is a vauxhall Monaro, but depending on where you are in the world it could be a Opel Monarco Read the rest of this entry »

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March 27, 2007 at 10:42 am

Vauxhall ups and downs

As mentioned earlier i have a vauxhall corsa. The small hatchback is a nice run around, i do around 50 miles to work (100 round trip), 5 days a week and i do travel a bit on the weekend. So i need a reliable car, Read the rest of this entry »

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March 2, 2007 at 11:56 am

Telsa Roadster – car parts store addition

If your worried about the environment and are worried that we are going to run out of petrol before you die then this article is for you. A company called Telsa have been working on a mass produced electric sports car. yes thats right it works off solar power and you have to charge it up in solar stations, Read the rest of this entry »

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March 1, 2007 at 4:06 pm

Changing your car oil

I read this blog the other day on how to change the oil and i thought its a simple enough procedure in which many people don’t know how to do and end up paying a lot for it to be done, so i decided to summarize the blog here for the benefit of our readers in the ‘how to check Read the rest of this entry »

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February 21, 2007 at 5:05 pm

KEEP IT GOING – Interim (or minor) service

For the most part the interim service comprises extra items on top of the engine bay service in that work involved is on the underside of the vehicle, normally brakes, steering and suspension. Read the rest of this entry »

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February 21, 2007 at 4:35 pm

vauxhall antara prices

Several sources on the internet including carpages.co.uk have reported new prices of the new Vauxhall Antara. of the course the prices depend on the model and what vauxhall parts you want included. Read the rest of this entry »

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February 14, 2007 at 5:52 pm

Keep It Going – Engine Bay Service

Some vehicle manufacturers having spent quite some time and effort into examining the use that their products are put, this is particularly true with Vauxhalls parts, have decided that there is a case for a minimal service which is little more than an engine oil and filter change. Read the rest of this entry »

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January 31, 2007 at 5:38 pm

Keep It Going – Weekly Checks (continued)

Moving around the engine bay to the engine coolant level, checks here will depend on the particular cooling system layout and in most cases will comprise the radiator, which may or may not have a filler cap, Read the rest of this entry »

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January 26, 2007 at 1:20 pm

Winter Driving Tips – Avoiding Accidents

I currently travel on a morning down the a19 from Durham to the offices near Middlesbrough. I would consider this road a dangerous road, there is always a turned over lorry, a 3 car pile up etc at least once a week and this is in the summer. Read the rest of this entry »

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November 16, 2006 at 11:17 am

smart for two – a worthy addition

Many people say good things come in small packages and here is the proof….the smart ForTwo. These little beauties have been spotted all over the internet and screams style and coolness. Read the rest of this entry »

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August 30, 2006 at 4:55 pm

From The Road Up Basic Electrics (Charging)

From the previous article on starter motors we can see that the motor can demand quite a large current from the battery via the supply cable. Obviously, numerous start cycles will deplete the battery power to the extent that it will no longer be able to start the engine. In order to recharge the battery vehicle manufacturers provide a generator system driven by the engine usually via a rubber belt. Read the rest of this entry »

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