Audi VW Specialist helps customers beat the VAT rise
4th January 2011
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Savvy car owners can beat the VAT increase - read how.....

Well 2011 has arrived and with it a VAT increase.  There isn't much we can do about that but as consumers we can become more savvy with our spending and still get the same products/services.  When researching the facts whilst writing this blog there seems to be a variety of estimated increases to the annual households' bills due to the VAT's rise anything from £390 - £1200 a year. 

So how can we keep the costs down on important essential items such as car maintenance or repairs without having to reduce the products or services that we want?

Well one answer is not to use a main dealer for car services and repairs.  It is possible to get exactly the same level of service, trained technicians, genuine parts and diagnostic equipment that a main dealer carries from independent garages.

For Audi, Volkswagen, Seat, Skoda cars and VW commercial vans then London's Leading specialist Russell Automotive Centre is a definite must.  The savings will be felt on the labour costs as the genuine parts used will have the same price tag as a main dealer but the labour rate is generally halved.

Russell Automotive Centre is co-owned and run by Steve Russell who is one of the top technicians in the UK and a fully qualified Audi and Volkswagen Master Technician.  With a great team behind him cars are repaired quickly and efficiently at half the main dealer labour rate.  Any main dealer customer will not be disappointed in the service they receive from Russell Automotive Centre and the savings made go toward off-setting the VAT rise all households will experience.

Russell Automotive Centre will offer manufacturers' approved diagnostic testing with a personal service that will not affect your manufacturer's warranty.

In October 2003 European Union legislation, 'Block Exemption Regulations 1400/2002' (BER) came into force. This meant that independent repairers can carry out normal maintenance and repair services during a vehicle's warranty period without invalidating the warranty conditions provided that:

  • the service is carried out in accordance with the manufacturer's servicing schedules and is recorded as such
  •  any parts used are of 'appropriate quality' and are recorded as such.

For car owners of any other make such as BMW, Ford, Citroen, Toyota, Renault etc then Garage Express in Kingsbury, NW9 is a fantastic option.  Their MOT's are only £39!  (Please note MOT's aren't subject to VAT so no increase should be seen on this essential certificate)

Garage Express can collect and deliver your car to your work or home in the local area.  Just phone them for a quote!

Happy VAT New Year!





About the Author

Jane Russell (Russell Automotive Centre)

Member since: 13th March 2012

I run 2 garages in NW London. Russell Automotive Centre is an award winning Audi, Volkswagen, Seat & Skoda Specialist offering service and repair to rival any main dealer. Garage Express services,...

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