GA sponsor a team at the Princes Trust Charity Golf Day at Kedleston Park
German Automotive Blog
by David Leatt
1M ago
German Automotive sponsored a team at the annual Princes Trust Charity Golf Day at Kedleston Park Golf Club yesterday, finishing in 4th place with 82 points. The money raised on the day will be used to help vulnerable young people in Derbyshire get their lives on track. It was an enjoyable day and the team even managed to avoid the rain! Ian Essex, managing director of German Automotive, said: We're delighted to continue our support of the Princess Trust and the excellent work they do in helping the young people of Derbyshire. The post GA sponsor a team at the Princes Trust Charity Golf Day ..read more
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Get your German vehicle summer-ready
German Automotive Blog
by David Leatt
1M ago
German cars – Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Volkswagen, Mini, Skoda, Seat, and Bentley – known for their precision engineering and performance, require specific care to ensure they operate at their best, especially during hot weather. As the temperature rises and summer approaches, it's crucial to ensure your vehicle is ready for the hot days and road trips ahead. Ensuring your vehicle is maintained properly and up to date with services and maintenance will prevent unexpected breakdowns and keep your car running smoothly throughout the year. Here’s a comprehensive guide to getting your Ge ..read more
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The importance of running diagnostic tests on German vehicles
German Automotive Blog
by David Leatt
3M ago
German cars, including those manufactured by BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Audi, and Volkswagen, are renowned for their advanced engineering and sophisticated technology. This complexity requires specialised diagnostic tools and trained technicians to identify and address any issues accurately. Engine diagnostics and general diagnostic tests can help to identify issues before they have a severe impact on the performance of your vehicle. It will help uncover minor issues that won’t otherwise be spotted by your car’s ECU until it’s too late. At German Automotive, we have invested in the latest advanced di ..read more
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Should I prepare my vehicle for an MOT?
German Automotive Blog
by David Leatt
4M ago
There are a few simple basic things you can do as preparing for your MOT can optimise your chances of passing the first time, although it’s not necessary to fully prepare for your MOT because if there are any problems, we will be able to assist you, to help your vehicle pass it’s MOT. Below are a few basic steps that you could take to improve the chances of your vehicle passing its MOT the first time Clean your vehicle Whilst your vehicle doesn’t have to be sparkling clean, it’s helpful to have a presentable vehicle. Remove rubbish to make it easier for the technicians that will be working on ..read more
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The history of BMW and evolution of the iconic badge
German Automotive Blog
by David Leatt
4M ago
German Automotive has been specialising in the servicing and repairing of German vehicles since 2006, with a focus on being 'The better alternative to the main dealer'. So we take a look at the history of BMW and how the BMW badge has evolved over the years. History of BMWThe BMW brand (Bayerische Motoren Werke GmbH) was created in 1917, and the company was incorporated into Knorr-Bremse AG in 1920, before being refounded as BMW AG in 1922. It was the successor of Bayerische Flugzeugwerke AG, founded in 1916. 1916 is, therefore, considered BMW’s founding year. After World War I, due to restri ..read more
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The history and evolution of the BMW badge
German Automotive Blog
by David Leatt
5M ago
Brief history of BMWThe BMW brand (Bayerische Motoren Werke GmbH) was created in 1917, and the company was incorporated into Knorr-Bremse AG in 1920, before being refounded as BMW AG in 1922. It was the successor of Bayerische Flugzeugwerke AG, founded in 1916. 1916 is, therefore, considered BMW’s founding year. After World War I, due to restrictions on aircraft production, BMW shifted its focus to motorcycle production. In the 1920s, BMW started producing automobiles. Their first significant car was the BMW 3/15, also known as the "Dixi," which was based on the Austin 7. During World War II ..read more
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Tips to help prevent keyless car theft
German Automotive Blog
by David Leatt
5M ago
With the advancement in technology, many vehicles are now equipped with keyless entry and ignition systems that allow drivers to unlock and start their cars without physically using the key. This technology is called the Internet of Vehicles (IoV), which helps vehicles connect to the Internet and other vehicles, enabling them to communicate and share data in real-time. However, this new technology has also made it easier for criminals to steal cars. What is keyless car theft? Keyless car theft, also known as relay theft, is a method used by thieves to steal vehicles equipped with keyless entry ..read more
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The importance of an MOT for your vehicle
German Automotive Blog
by David Leatt
6M ago
The MOT, which was introduced in the UK in 1960, is crucial as it ensures that all UK  vehicles retain the basic level of roadworthiness as well as meet environmental standards. We look at several reasons highlighting the importance of ensuring your car has a valid MOT: Safety The MOT test is designed to assess various safety aspects of your vehicle, such as brakes, lights, tyres, and steering. Ensuring your car passes the MOT means that it meets the minimum safety standards, reducing the risk of accidents or breakdowns due to faulty components. Legal requirement In many jurisdictions, ha ..read more
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8 ways to help your car last longer
German Automotive Blog
by David Leatt
6M ago
With the average age of vehicles in the UK now 8.9 years, we look at some simple steps to prolong your vehicle's life and keep it in the best shape possible! Regular maintenance It is important to follow your car manufacturer's recommended maintenance schedule as this will help prevent major issues from occurring. This includes regular oil changes, air filter replacements, and general servicing. Fluid Checks Keep an eye on your car's fluid levels, including oil, transmission fluid, brake fluid, and coolant. Maintaining proper fluid levels is crucial for the overall health of your vehicle. Chec ..read more
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2023-2024 Christmas & New Year opening hours
German Automotive Blog
by David Leatt
7M ago
If you need to book your car in for a repair or service, below are our opening times over Christmas and New Year: Last day: 22nd Dec 08.00 - 17.00 Closed: 23rd Dec - 1st Jan Business as usual: 2nd Jan - 08.00 - 17.00 The team at German Automotive wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! The post 2023-2024 Christmas & New Year opening hours appeared first on German Automotive ..read more
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