COVID-19 Coronavirus Message Updated: 17th September
Mail Order Customers:
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Our carrier DHL is operating near normally across the world. Allow an extra day for delivery (2 days for Australia, 6 days for 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. However, we are beginning to see supply delays from factory lockdowns around the world.
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). In the circumstances, we have had to close our waiting room. 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.
  * MOTs due for renewal from 30th March to 31st July 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 strongly recommended to get one done.







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Checking Suspension, Steering, Hoses, Gaitors And Bodywork.

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Take the engine cover off and give the engine an overall look checking for worn hoses, leaks, rubbing and anything obvious.

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Take a strong hold of the font wheel and firmly push and pull it to check for play in the steering (both sides).

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Check for broken coil springs, split boots and leaking shocks.

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See if the brake hoses are perished (cracked).

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Make sure the CV boots are clipped into place and have no splits....

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...the same with the steering rack gaitors.

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Check wishbone ball joints....

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....and bushes for play.

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Check for play in the drop links and anti roll bars.

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Make sure the handbrake cable is resting fully in it's stop position.

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Check the under carriage for rust/corrosion/holes, splits in the handbrake cables, holes in the exhaust and that the hangers are still in tact.

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