Different car services

If you are looking for information on a car service for either an Audi, SEAT or Skoda, then you have come to the right place! In this article, we will discuss Skoda, SEAT and Audi services, the types of services available for these vehicles and the differences between the services.

Car Service

Audi service

There are two types of Audi services available at most car service garages. These include:

  • Fixed service
  • Longlife service

The fixed service is offered for Audis which travel up to 10,000 miles a year. Whereas, the longlife service is suited towards the new generation Audis with service intervals of up to 19,000 miles or also can be performed every 2 years – whichever out the two comes first.

Skoda service

Offered for Skoda vehicles are the following types of service:

  • Time and distance service.
  • Longlife service.

The time and distance service is available if you are driving your Skoda less than 10,000 miles in a year and the longlife Skoda service is available every 2 years or up to 20,000 miles.

SEAT service

The type of service recommended for your SEAT vehicle will depend solely on your driving method. The SEAT services available include:

  • Fixed service
  • Longlife service

The fixed service is recommended for SEAT vehicles driving less than 10,000 miles a year but the longlife service is recommended if you drive your SEAT more than 25 miles a day, up to 20,000 miles or every 2 years.

If you are unsure what service your vehicle needs, you can also check with your chosen service provider or check your service documentation. This will show you the last time you had your vehicle serviced and how many miles your car had driven at this point. From the information provided, you will be able to work out what type of service you require.

If there is any additional information that you think we could provide you with, in addition to what is provided in this article, please contact us via our contact us page.

Autowatch Ghost Immobiliser

What is a Ghost Immobiliser?

The Ghost Immobiliser is widely used by vehicle owners, as it is the original aftermarket CAN bus immobiliser. It works by connecting to your vehicle’s CAN Data Network, each time you enter the vehicle, you must enter a personal PIN Code. This is programmed into the system using any of the buttons on your dashboard or steering wheel on installation.

This is effective against the increasingly common keyless car theft, as the thief will not know the sequence that needs to be entered, therefore the car is effectively useless to them, and the police or yourself are more likely to catch the carjackers in the act.


What do they cost?

Ghost Immobilisers are installed by companies such as Car theft Solutions for as little as £450. I’m sure you will agree this is a small price to pay for the next generation in vehicle protection. They are a long term investment and most companies will swap them between vehicles as you buy and sell them.

Are They Security Approved?

As a responsible vehicle owner, you can rest assured that the Autowatch Ghost is also approved by third party industry experts in police and security. TASSA test vehicle security products as well as the companies that install them. TASSA installation companies who install the Ghost Immobiliser must pass a process of checks (including CRB checks and identity checks) on engineers who install.

IT is also likely to have an impact on lowering your insurance premiums in some cases. If you have a very desirable vehicle with high insurance, taking steps to protect your vehicle from theft such as installing an immobiliser can help bring the costs down as you are seen as a more responsible owner.





Neutering your pet is advised by most vets, this is advised to help your pet live a happy and stress-free life. It can stop unwanted pregnancies, tumours and uterus infections.


 Dog and puppy neutering

Puppy neutering and spaying is recommended at an early age for small dogs and slightly later for larger breeds. Depending on the size of your dog the full procedure takes up to two hours, during this time the uterus and ovaries in a female dog will be removed. In a male dog, the procedure takes slightly less time, approximately half an hour and would involve removing both of his testicles.

A dog will usually be allowed home on the same day, they would be sent home with some pain relief and should usually feel back to normal within a week or so.


Cat and Kitten Neutering

Cats can start having their kittens as young as 6 months old, cats mature sexually at a very young age. Neutering your kitten can stop them from contracting various diseases such as FIV (feline immunodeficiency virus) this can be transmitted through pregnant cats to their kittens and through biting.

Just like a dog, your cat will be allowed home the same day, with pain relief and within a week to ten days they should be feeling 100%.

The neutering procedure must always be carried out by a reputable veterinary surgeon, who will look after your pet during and after the operation is carried out. A good vet will always insist on a follow-up appointment to make sure things are as they should be and have healed well.



Car finance in Birmingham

People who buy cars through finance in Birmingham have dramatically increased in the last few years. Figures from the finance and leasing association show that the value of loans used to make car purchases in the UK doubled between 2011 and 2016, while finance deals are currently used in around eight in every ten cars.
One of the key factors for this is car finance in Birmingham has been using record low interest rates in the UK since the start of this decade. The base rate was held at 0.5% from March 2009 until August 2016 in the UK, and then it was cut even further to 0.25%.
To take advantage of lower rates, a number of businesses have started providing their own forms of finance and credit. Car dealerships and major motor manufacturer are doing this now. If you can’t afford to buy a car outright, car finance can be an option; this allows you to spread the cost over a longer period. If you decide to go for car finance you will have to have a good credit score.
There are various types of car finance in Birmingham that is available such as leasing and hire purchase, motorists will make monthly payments over a certain length of time, at the end of the term they will own the car. Also available for car finance in Birmingham are PCP (personal Contract Purchase) PCP is very similar to hire purchase as the customer makes monthly payments over a certain length of time, but they will have to pay an initial deposit, then at the end of the contract the customer can opt to make a final balloon payment to buy the car outright, or they can choose to roll over to another PCP on a new vehicle.
Things to bear in mind when taking out car finance in Birmingham: there may be limits on the annual permitted mileage; if these are exceeded extra charges can be incurred. If the customer was to damage the car or not keep to agreed maintenance schedules they can also be charged for this.
Most people tend to change their cars every three to four years. Especially if they have a car on finance as the contract will usually be coming to an end by then. The most common terms for having car finance in Birmingham is 72 months, followed by 60 months and then the slightly lesser terms.
The main reason you would go for car finance in Birmingham is so you do not have to purchase a car outright, as long as you are disciplined and have the monthly amount to pay out every month car finance is a great way to fund a car you may not normally be able to afford.
There are plenty of places that do car finance in Birmingham, ask at your local dealership for more information on the various finance options that are available.

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Classic Car Storage

When it comes to investment into Classic Cars you will find storage as something to identify. Classic cars can be valued at 7 figures and this means they need storing somewhere safely as they are not going to driven frequently.

Finding a storage provider can be problematic because of the trust element. Also the facility needs to secure and if possible hidden away.

Storing Classic and Vintage Cars

Storing classic and vintage cars in your own garage works for some, but in 2019 garages at homes are often use for everything other cars and as a result, finding a local vehicle storage supplier becomes a necessity.

Companies like Classic Motor Cars have storage solutions advertised as up to 24,000 sq ft with costs from £35.00 per week.

Classic Motor Cars
Companies like Concours Vehicle Solutions provide hidden smaller locations for example with costs from £99.00 per month.

Porsche 356 storage

Companies like Peter Vardy Heritage also offer packages from £25 per week.

Peter Vardy Heritage

Lamborghini Huracán Hire

When you’re wondering how you can travel in style, there is one obvious answer, Lamborghini Huracán hire.  This supercar is not only breath-taking in terms of speed but the design also. Its powerful V10 engine and LDF 7-speed dual clutch transmission along with is aerodynamic control allows for maximum performance and a one of a kind driving experience that is unforgettable.


A Lamborghini Huracán hire allows you to achieve 0 to 62 mph in 3.1 seconds and a maximum speed of 201mph. Its electronic heated and foldable external mirrors add a sense of luxury along with its opening roof. For more statistics, the supercar can achieve 0 to 124 mph in 9.3 seconds and 62 to 0 mph when braking in 31.5m. Its maximum power sits at 640 HP at 8000 rpm and maximum torque at 600 at 6500 rpm.



With an unmistakable design, the Lamborghini Huracán is manufactured using Forged Composites® and Lamborghini Active Aerodynamics (ALA) technology, which allows it to achieve the highest level of performance. Its hexagonal form fits in seamlessly with its lowered roof profile and its full-LED lighting systems ensure the car stays one of a kind, even in the dark, making it the perfect car to hire.

The patented Lamborghini ALA system brings a new kind of intelligence to the supercar. The technology manages aerodynamics, decreasing its aerodynamic resistance to allow easier acceleration and increasing the vertical load when travelling around curves. The ALA system adapts not only to the type of route you choose but your driving style, therefore providing you with a tailored driving experience that allows maximum enjoyment.

Internal Design

With its Italian roots at heart, a Lamborghini Huracán hire allows you to enjoy its beauty not only from the outside but the inside too. The impeccable design of the interior reinforces the elegance of the car and with Adaptive Network Intelligence Management or ANIMA, the driver can choose their driving mode and therefore satisfy their need for speed in this prepossessing supercar.


Lamborghini Huracán hire allows for speed and safety to be combined. With driver, passenger and side airbags and passive safety such as front and rear collapsible areas, the Lamborghini Huracán ensures in the unfortunate event of a collision, you are protected. The Huracán also incorporates active safety which is running when the car is turned on. The active safety includes electronic stability control as well as integrated TCS and ABS, to increase the control you have when travelling at top speeds.