COVID-19 Coronavirus Message Updated: 26th May
Mail Order Customers:
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Our carrier DHL is operating near normally across the world (including in Italy). Allow an extra day for delivery (6 days for Australia & New Zealand), just in case. However, regular international postal services can have additional delays, and are not recommended for anything required within 6 weeks.
  * For the UK only, Royal Mail are delivering the vast majority of orders on time according to our data, but is experiencing higher levels of staff absences, so there may some local delays.
  * We will be working normally and have a large warehouse full of parts that will help keep your car on the road even if many of the parts manufacturers are now closing.
Workshop Customers:
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Following government guidance, we are open as usual. Taking your vehicle to a garage for repairs is a permitted activity (safety) as long as you observe the social distancing rules. We have strict social distancing processes internally and disinfect daily (not least because we have staff in vulnerable groups). Our mechanics wear gloves at all times and we will disinfect your vehicle with our Zaflora sprays on handing back to you. We would respectfully ask you to show our staff the same courtesy. We also have full amount contactless payment systems.
  * To help those in self isolation, we are now offering a free Collect & Return Service of up to 30 miles, so if you have any servicing due in the next 3 months now might be good time to get it out of the way without even having to open your front door. We will disinfect your car on collection and return.
  * MOTs due for renewal from 30 March will be extended for six months. However, you are still legally obliged to keep your vehicle in a safe and roadworthy condition, so if you need to use your car in this period, it is still recommended to get one done.







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Checking The Operation Of Locks And Handles On An Alfa Service

The hinges on the handles to the 147/GT are prone to snapping but can be replaced on models from 2006 onward. On the Giulietta the interior door release handle is flimsy and tends to snap off. Push button boot release badges can fail but it's not a common issue.

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Check that the exterior door handles open the doors efficiently and that the doors close smoothly.

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It's essential that you can get out.....check the interior door release handle.

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Check the bonnet release lock....

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....and the boot lock (a little grease will aid).

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Door check straps need to be greased, If they are broken the door will open too far.

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While you're playing around with the doors you may as well check the window switches.

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