All Car Care & Lubricants articles

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    Polished performance

    2020-04-07T00:00:00Z

    Although you seem to see lots of very new cars on the roads, the age of the average car on the road today is in fact eight years. Of course cars change hands all the time and, in an average car’s lifetime, it will have four owners overall. But whether ...

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    Euro Car Parts cuts plastic usage with new screenwash solution

    2019-12-06T00:00:00Z

    Euro Car Parts is claiming it is first to market with an innovative screen wash product capable of cutting plastic waste by up to 80% and also helping to reduce transport emissions. Rather than a single-use container, the Triple QX screen wash solution comes with concentrated tablets and a ...

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    It’s time to shine

    2019-04-08T00:00:00Z

    After the winter months of grit and grime on the road, many people use the warmer weather and longer days of spring to give their cars a spring clean inside and out. "Car care sales are very seasonal," confirms Richard Garrie, area manager for Adam Purves (Galashiels). "Over the winter ...

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    Oils under pressure

    2018-04-12T00:00:00Z

    With news that new car sales are likely to fall 5.5% this year, it’s obvious that the average age of the vehicles on our roads is increasing. According to the ACEA (European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association) report, Vehicles in Use Europe 2017, there were 38.2 million vehicles on the roads in ...

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    What a real Pro!

    2017-04-10T00:00:00Z

    The Pro Elite (rrp £59.99) is the latest addition to the Stoplock security lock family. It features a deeper bend when compared to its sister models, to allow for a general increase in steering wheel size and the larger space that’s allocated to airbags. The new Pro Elite ...

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    Don’t be fooled by counterfeit lube

    2017-04-10T00:00:00Z

    The Verification of Lubricants Specifications (VLS) was set up in 2013 to protect end users and safeguard against counterfeit lubricants. It recommends three simple steps to ensure it can maintain product quality when it comes to car lubricants: Consumers and traders should always ensure that they purchase lubricants from ...

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    A tailored approach

    2017-04-10T00:00:00Z

    Tailoring your offer to your individual location is the key to a good car care offer, according to Graham Sims, chairman of Top 50 Indie HKS Retail and he should know as the company has over 70 sites across the country. "It is critical to recognise that each and ...

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    Enhanced JetMax range suits up to 75% of cars

    2017-04-10T00:00:00Z

    Jet has just launched its new enhanced JetMax range of engine oils. Stuart Cufflin, transport and retail contracts manager at the company, explains the rationale behind the enhance-ments: "We first introduced JetMax in 2009 and the products have always been popular across our dealer network, but we wanted to further ...

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    Top gear

    2016-04-07T00:00:00Z

    Fraser’s Budgens of Marlborough took the top prize for Best Car Care and Lubricants outlet (sponsored by Convenience Distribution Group CDG) at last year’s Forecourt Trader of the Year awards and it’s easy to see why. The category merits a prime position in the forecourt’s shop opposite the tills ...

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    Scraping a living

    2015-02-02T00:00:00Z

    At this time of year, car care is more about de-icer and screen wash than shampoo and a chamois. Graham Tissiman, sales and marketing manager at the Convenience Distribution Group, advises retailers to make sure they’re adequately stocked up with winter products. "Consumers are usually caught unawares by the weather," ...

  • Pittvale Service Station, Winchester, Hampshire
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    Pittvale Service Station, Winchester, Hampshire

    2011-06-27T00:00:00Z

    GENERAL APPEARANCE: The Pittvale Service Station situated on the busy Romsey Road (A3090) one of the main entry routes into Winchester is just over a mile from the city. FORECOURT: Although set back in a slight hollow by the side of the road, ...