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Auto Electrics & Vehicle Diagnostics

Auto Electrics & Vehicle Diagnostics available at AMC Car Repairs we have just received our new Business Cards. We are here for Car Repairs, Auto Electrics & Vehicle Diagnostics give us a call today! https://www.amc-carrepairs.co.uk  

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Uk Driving Test would you pass if you did it today?

The Uk Driving test has changed considerably over the years, do you think you would pass if you did the test today? December this year new changes are being introduced to the Uk Driving test. A survey showed that half of british motorists didnt think they would pass their test today. So would your driving match up to the new standards? The new test regulations from December 4 will see up to 21 vehicle safety questions added, and traditional manoeuvres substituted for parallel parking or reversing and rejoining traffic. Hopeful new drivers will also be asked to follow directions from a sat nav during the test, and be required to complete 20 minutes of independent driving – increased from the previous 10 minutes. Lets quiz your skills and see how you fare: Are you able to correctly and safely follow … Continue reading

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Is your car winter ready?

Is your car winter ready?   Over the past week or so the weather has started to feel more autumnal, winter is on its way.  With the weather changing the conditions outside can be unpredictable is your car ready to use in during dull, dark, cold, winter days? Here are are few things you should check before driving on darker colder days: When did you last have your antifreeze / coolant changed? has it been done in the last few years? if not it could do with a change to ensure it performs. Are you windscreen wipers working correctly and in good condition? Rain could catch you unprepared if not. Do your lights work? Days can be dull and get dark early. Is your heater working? Temperatures drop, travelling conditions can be chilly and your screen can mist up too. … Continue reading

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Mysterious Water Leak – Audi Cabrio

Mysterious Water Leak – Audi Cabrio We recently had an Audi Cabrio in, it had water inside the drivers footwell. The customer had spent some time trying to establish where it was coming from, it seemed that when ever it rained the car gained a new puddle. We got the car in and tried to create similar condition to those that may have caused the problem.  Please see the video attached to see what we found: Click here to view video  

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This is why you should always Check your Nuts!

This story is a great example of why you should always Check your NUTS! A pedestrian was left with a fractured chest and skull when he face-planted into the ground after a runaway tyre hit him on the back of the head. Roberto Carlos Fernandes, 50, was walking along the pavement with his wife in Ipatinga, Brazil, when the loose tyre came speeding towards him. It had just come off a vehicle on the opposite side of the dual-carriageway – and careered over two reservations towards the couple. It bounced several times before smashing into the back of his head – face-planting him into the hard concrete. Click here to see the video of what happened It may have been a freak accident but in reality if wheels are not fitted correctly and torqued to the right setting then this … Continue reading

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Fog! – the use of lights when driving

The use of Lights when driving in Fog, has sparked numerous posts on local facebook pages, different peoples opinions on this matter always make for a hot conversation topic! Its a shame that some people don’t consider the risks they are putting themselves and others at by not using adequate lighting when we have Fog. This week has been particularly bad and it looks like its to continue. The Highway code states that ” You MUST use headlights when visibility is seriously reduced, generally when you cannot see for more than 100 metres (328 feet). You may also use front or rear fog lights but you MUST switch them off when visibility improves”. So for those of you who think that lights are only for when its dark – Please ensure you use them day or night, if we have fog! By not doing … Continue reading

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Happy New Year from AMC Car Repairs!!

Happy New Year from AMC Car Repairs!! May 2017 be a Great Year for everyone. THANK YOU all for your support!! We look forward to seeing you all again soon!

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