My newly-purchased 2017 Mercedes Vito is packed with technology and recently I drove her the 15 km from Amalfi to my garage and I then returned to Amalfi in my cherished Audi S4. The S4 is 2005 vintage and the S4 was a very expensive car new (more than 50k UKP), top of the range,Continue reading “How quickly automotive technology is advancing”
Category Archives: Car service
This man is a true genius, honest…..
Since I was a kid I have always been scared of crashed and or damaged cars or bikes. I thought that they were death traps to be avoided at all costs mainly I guess because I had never had anything to do with repairs of any kind except some very simple mechanical stuff. Well overContinue reading “This man is a true genius, honest…..”
So what happened to the poor ol’ Audi????
For the very first time since I bought her more than two years ago the lovely old S4 finally let me down. It must be said that I was VERY lucky indeed because I had already covered some 2600 kms without any problems that weekend so it could have happened anywhere whereas the red lightContinue reading “So what happened to the poor ol’ Audi????”
Using my Audi S4 V8 as a daily driver…really??
Ever since the days when I worked for Land Rover in Solihull I have always loved the V8 petrol engine. In those days the Range Rover V8 engine was purchased (the license) from the USA Buick I think and was aluminium and thus very light, it was considered at that time too small for theContinue reading “Using my Audi S4 V8 as a daily driver…really??”
WD40 for ever!!!!! Its amazing what a little squirt can do….
That was the punch line to one of their best adverts many years ago and in my opinion it still holds true today. The story of the product is very interesting too, see the company web site or Wikipedia. I first came to know this product when I was a kid and my Dad showedContinue reading “WD40 for ever!!!!! Its amazing what a little squirt can do….”
My updated view on used cars and stuff…
Well, like many lucky fellows, for most of my younger life I owned or had access to new or almost new cars. And I guess that like most of us I would totally avoid an old or high mileage or damaged car, convinced as I was that they should be scrapped or something! When IContinue reading “My updated view on used cars and stuff…”
My old Audi S4 gets better with age !!!
Well, I have now had this 2006 car for 2 years but for the first year (thanks to COVID) I never really used or appreciated her. I had a few problems too so I was not really in love, although the few drives I made were very enjoyable indeed (see previous posts). I also discoveredContinue reading “My old Audi S4 gets better with age !!!”
What a lot of car for 9k Euro mmmmm
As the old saying goes, you pays yer money and you takes yer choice (or something). And this truth applies to everything that we purchase whether a house, a car, a bike, a van or whatever and I should know cos I have a van, a car and er several bikes too. BUT as weContinue reading “What a lot of car for 9k Euro mmmmm”
Car and motorcycle maintenance – suggestions…
As I am now fairly old er experienced with owning and looking after cars and bikes, I thought that a few hints could be useful. Ps instead of reading you can listen to this post on Spotify!!! Many years ago in the UK I worked with a lovely guy called Jack and he owned aContinue reading “Car and motorcycle maintenance – suggestions…”
Audi S4 update…
Well I have had this lovely car for a year now and although we are still semi locked down, I have managed to make some progress with the car and recently two long round-trips to the north of Italy and so here comes my update report. I have covered about 5000 kilometers so far withContinue reading “Audi S4 update…”