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Author: Auto Repair Focus

Bull Lane Garage

Bull Lane Garage

In the workshop
Nestled in a residential street on the outskirts of Faversham, Kent, is Bull Lane Garage – which you might guess is named after the street on which it resides. Its home may look fairly small from simply driving past, but the business has done very well with the space available. With three ramps inside, one outside, space for vehicle diagnostics and an MOT bay, the team can carry out necessary work with ease. Business is busier than ever, we’re running around a two-week lead time at the moment with seven or eight MOTs a day as well,” comments business owner Karl Weaver. “There doesn’t seem to be enough hours in the day to get everything done, which is one reason why we need more staff!” Work sharing Indeed, it is only Karl and his business partner who do the majority of the
BEN: Watch Mark’s story

BEN: Watch Mark’s story

Charity, Video
Ben is the automotive industry charity, looking after the welfare of all those employed in the sector, and their families. This is Mark’s inspirational story about his recovery from a sudden life-threatening illness. Watch how we supported him after he suffered life-changing injuries as a result of this very serious illness. Find out more about what Ben can do to help you, your family or any of your employees at ben.org.uk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0DVs5a97CE
Diesel – what went wrong?

Diesel – what went wrong?

Diesel, Features, Product features
Until three years ago, diesel was the fuel of choice for drivers. The government backed it, the oil companies backed it and thanks to the complexities of the servicing and intricacies of the parts, the aftermarket backed it. Then, one September morning in 2015, everything changed. During the IAA motor show in Frankfurt, news broke that Volkswagen had been found to be cheating emissions testing in the US, with software fitted to vehicles that could detect when it was being run in a laboratory, and alter the emissions profile accordingly. Therefore, out in the real world, their cars were more polluting that figures showed. The dominoes fell quickly. First, other manufacturers were pointed out, with Renault and Daimler having their offices searched for any evidence of emissions cheating...
Driving the Audi R8 Spyder

Driving the Audi R8 Spyder

Video
Auto Repair Focus Managing Editor Phil Curry took an Audi R8 Spyder for a spin around the famous Hillbrook Alpine Course during the SMMT's Test Day event. This video, prepared for our sister site All Torque, focuses on the driving, and that wonderful engine noise...
London Motor Show 2017

London Motor Show 2017

Video
Battersea Park hosted its second London Motor Show in 2017, with dealerships bringing brands and vehicles to the public. New cars, old cars and specialist vehicles were all on offer in the park at what proved to be a packed event. Our sister site, All Torque, brings you the highlights...
We need you!

We need you!

Technical
Auto Repair Focus is looking for case studies to feature in our technical section. Have you had a difficult fix, or an 'interesting' job come through your workshop? Perhaps you had to think outside the box to get that fix, or went above and beyond in the efforts of customer satisfaction. Whatever the case, we want to know. All we need is around 500 words, and don't worry if you are concerned about writing good copy - we can take care of that side (although most writing we've seen over the years in the media has been good straight from the off!) - simply send you piece, together with any images, to phil@autorepairfocus.com, together with your name, business name and location, and any contact details. We will publish all case studies we receive, and include your details at the b...