COVID-19 Coronavirus Message Updated: 8th July
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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How To... Change the Front Brake Pads on an Alfa Brera and 159.

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Loosen the wheel nuts. Elevate the vehicle, place on two axle stands on a hard surface and remove the front wheel.

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Be aware that the wheel is quite heavy.

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Using the correct size punch remove retaining pins, these are often seized into place and may need to be replaced.

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Remove anti rattle clip.

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Push brake pistons back using a pry bar then remove brake pads.
Carefully apply anti squeal grease to rear and ends of the new brake pads.
Fit new brake pads (159 Brake Pads/Brera Brake Pads) and clips etc, torque up wheel nuts and remember to pump out brake calliper pistons before driving away then bed the pads in with gentle braking for 100 miles

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