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Why does my cambelt need to be changed?
The cam belt timing belt kit is one of the hardest working parts in your engine, driving major parts of the engine and keeping everything synchronised. Changing it prevents snaps, cracks and tears which in turn minimise the risk of major engine damage.

What happens if it’s not changed?
The belt can go slack, making it snap or jump. This can cause severe damage to the engine. Your car will break down and could be very expensive to repair.
We strip down the relevant parts of the engine and renew the cam belt and cam belt tensioner. Then we reassemble the engine and road test your car on all vehicles supplied where the cam belt kit is due.

How often does it need to be changed?
4 –  10 Years subject to vehicle details – This may need to be changed sooner for [...]

As the UK slowly releases the restrictions enforced to kurb the spread of corona virus, it could be the ideal time to treat yourself and purchase a sporty convertible to blow the cobwebs out safely on Britain’s public highways.

We have a couple of great classics to suit both price ranges which are both ready to drive and enjoy on the odd day out when you fancy some safe fun on the way to open spaces this Summer and Autumn.

Check out the website to visit the SLK and the Smart Roadster both from the Mercedes network.


Whilst the electric vehicle market is set to become ever more present in the passage of time, with environmental pressures and Government targets the consumer confidence in making the switch in to the newer technology is set to happen with the UK Government target of 2040.

However in the meantime and in light of the C-19 outbreak and with the pressure on global financial economy’s there will still be time to purchase a very efficient low emission Petrol or Diesel internal combustion engine at a very affordable price.

Fluctuations in the price of crude oil is having a significant impact on petrol and diesel prices as both drop towards £1 per litre and with (VED) Vehicle Excise Duty for Cars registered between March 1st 2001 and 31st March 2017  you will be able to purchase some very low emissions green cars with a low C02 of  111 – 120g/km you will only be paying £30 [...]

We are following Government guidelines so have decided to close for 3 Weeks

We are following Government guidelines so have decided to close for 3 Weeks

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RARE Audi MK1 3.2 Manual Transmission – Full Audi History – Same One Owner From New

Very Rare model Just had Full Major Service including Timing Chains, Clutch, Filters,Plugs, Drive Belt Kit.

Until the TT came along in 1998, Audi was perceived as one of the world’s most conservative car makers. Then this Bauhaus-inspired machine arrived and suddenly the Ingolstadt brand was hot property. There really was nothing else like the TT, and aside from the Peugeot RCZ, there still isn’t. But the TT isn’t just a pretty (or at least distinctive) face; it’s a pretty good drive too, and this rare 6 speed manual transmission V6 250 BHP is fast and sounds superb.

With its standard four-wheel drive these MK1 TT’S still looks sharp, there’s not much that competes with the TT within the price range and the correct model MK1 TT will only increase in value if cared for.

I have sourced this Rare 6 speed manual one owner from new vehicle with full Audi service history having covered a genuine 87,000 miles in phantom black which will be available to purchase soon.

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Happy New Year 2020

Thank You for all of your custom

A BIG THANK YOU to all of you who have trusted me in previous Years particularly for those who have purchased in 2019 when we sold and delivered cars as far a field as inverkeithing in Scotland, several in this region Manchester, Cumbria and even a Lotus in Portugal which is the furthest a field to date, so thank you.

I am looking forward to ushering in the New year of which I’m sure will present many challenges, however will also show many new exciting opportunities.




Rare Skoda CR TDi Estates arrived for New Year

4x4 Superb ideal for the coming Winter Months

A pair of lovely rare CR Skoda tdi Estates both with comprehensive service history including replacement timing belt kits, both in excellent condition both inside and out. contact now to arrange a test drive and viewing.


Peugeot 1.6 HDI Timing belt kit service schedule interval 10 Years or 125,000 whatever comes first all our vehicles sold are all belted on schedule if required for that extra piece of mind. click on this VW cam belt interval


This 160 BHP 111S  is immaculate for a 2004 registered Series 2  in glossy Ardent red with contrasting black leather. It is truly stunning with no marks or gravel rash and the refurbished alloy wheels are like brand new. The previous keeper has owned and cherished her since 20/10/2007 and it has been dry stored and maintained.

The service schedule is as follows complete from the 5 owners from new, a perfect example of a modern classic, a cast iron investment for the future.

JCT 600 Brooklands Lotus 01/02/05  1,292

Gordon Lamb Motorsport 15/08/06   2,620  *new speedo fitted and documented

Long stratton Motor Company 05/10/06   3,045  Pads,Alternator,tyres

Long Stratton Motor Company 18/10/2007    8,230 Serv, Cambelt

GST Lotus Performance 06/10/2008  10,671 A service

Track Club Lotus 06/11/2009   12,502 C Service

Track Club Lotus  10/11/2010  14,158 A service

Track Club Lotus  23/11/2011 15,552 A service including full timing belt kit

Track Club Lotus  05/06/2014  16,753 B [...]

Volkswagen Eos TDi Convertible TDi

Timing Belt Kits Replaced

A choice of two Volkswagen EOS TDI models returning a very economical 55 MPG urban/highway average combined. In a choice of black or blue metallic colours these Volkswagens are very all Year round versatile with the metal/glass panoramic retractble roof.

Both examples have had the all important timing belt kits replaced, click on the link for the VW Timing Belt Service Schedule  

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