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“Do you have to have your car serviced by a dealership to keep your new car warranty?”  
There is considerable confusion among car owners about their servicing requirements, especially regarding what is required for them to maintain their new car warranty. We get asked this question a lot in our forum and in general conversation. It’s a bit surprising, because the law has been pretty clear on this for many years now.
We often here people say:  “I just bought a new BMWand the salesman told me I have to have it serviced by a BMW dealership to maintain the new car warranty.  Is this correct?  I have seen businesses claiming they can service my car without affecting the warranty.”
Assuming the above is an accurate portrayal of what was said, the BMW salesman has been very naughty here.  EU legislation requires all car manufacturers to offer at least a two-year unlimited mileage new car warranty on all their new cars (from date of registration), regardless of any change of ownership.  Every c…
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Depresion and anxiety in the workplace

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Hi Guys,

Ryan here, it is 40 degrees I am laying on my sun lounger, not a thing to stress or worry about beside the kids attempting to kill each other in the pool. But every now and then something will remind me of work and the strangest thought's pop in my head like 'did I get that part right', 'did I inform any one of certain tasks', and so on and so on. Is this my curse, so I thought, but while catching up on some reading I stumbled across a conversations on one of the motor forum I visit. I read about another fellow garage owner mechanic and how he gets down about the constant effort of having to make sure diagnosis is right, keeping customers informed and at times it gets him to the point of depression. 

Reading through his descriptions  I could not help but sympathize with him, as like many other people it was all to familiar. Depression maybe, anxiety most probably, when something beats me like a fault on car, acustomer'sexplanations, a new tool or infor…

Rise of the machine..

Will AI take over?

It has been a tech buzz phrase for the last couple of years, along with AI artificial intelligence robot cars...
Just like toy story when you go to sleep at night, a new world is alive. Cars talking to each other updating there systems and  adjusting there settings to suit there environment. 
Humans will be liberated from mundane tasks and concentrate on higher levels of work, what ever that may be. 
But what will it mean for mechanics? Perhaps there will be less jobs, we already rely on diagnostics machines to help us do our jobs, perhaps robots in the future will be changing tyres.
If your old enough to remember Kit in Knight rider where Michael would gain advantage from his super smart car against the bad guys, then only a fantasy, for an 80s child.  I, myself dreamed of having a Kit when I was young boy, and if that's the future watch out you villains.
Personally I just hope it teachers people to park better ..
Speak soon RG

10% off servicing

If you own a a BMW, Jaguar, Land Rover or VW group (Skoda, Seat, Audi) car on a 14 plate or newer you can recieve 10% off your service with us between now and the end of August. Quote: FACEBOOK

Why?
Because we are against paying premium prices for main dealer services which you can get elsewhere.

Does it effect my warranty?
No because we are an authorised garage for these car models which means we can access the same information as the main dealers and at a much more reasonable price.


Vauxhall P1325 P039D Diagnostic

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Workshop story of the week.

This week we had a very desperate customer,  his car had a fault that had been diagnoised at so many garages, he had spent close to a thousand pound in parts and his vehicle was still not working properly, he was very close to trading it in.
This would have left him well out of pocket and the vehicle eventually someone else's headache - sound familiar?

We get many car issues, but usually I am first port of call for them. The difference with this customer is that his confidence in garages has really been knocked and he has definitely had enough of paying out and not getting results. But unfortunately I cant work for free... so after careful consideration and a long chat with the customer, we come to agreement for him to pay me to have a look, and the journey started.

The fault codes present are P1325 followed by P039C P03A6,  Crank sensor and glow plugs cylinder malfunction, all the parts had been replaced but fault still prese…

Feedback a positive quote.

Did you know that only 1 in 10 people will write a positive review, where as 6 in 10 will write a negative one? It just goes to show how quick we are to post negative thoughts around and share less of the happiness.

In the digital age feedback and reviews go further than we all think...

In the ten years I have been running RG Motors Services there has been so many great customers and I have lost count of all the satisfied and happy people, but when I look at at my reviews there are only a hand full.

I am not asking any one to promote RG Motors Services but if your happy with the service we provide please let us know so we can keep up the good work!
Lets start sharing a bit more happiness around and if for some reason your not happy feel free to contact me any time.

So keep your cool and write a review :)


5 ways to check that your car tyres are healthy

5 ways to check that your car tyres are healthy

All vehicles big and small have one thing in common and that’s their tyres. Tyres are often overlooked but they are one of the most vital parts of keeping your car healthy. They hold your car up and keep it off the road, not to mention carry the weight of your car and its passengers. Over time car tyres can wear down and sometimes even puncture, but what can you do to keep yours in top condition? At R G Motor Services, we’ve rounded up five things you can do to check the health of your car tyres, to help you out. 1.The tread depth testBy law, your tread depth should be at least 1.6mm although experts recommend having a tread depth of at least 3mm. The reason for this is because a car takes around two car times longer to stop when the car’s tyre tread is at least 3mm. You can check your tread depth by checking the Tread Wear Indicators (TWI) which can be found by running your finger across the main tyre groove. TWIs are small raised notches …