Apprentice mechanic at Petit Forestier car rental agency in Avonmouth, Harry Hayward suffered serious burns when a colleague turned the toilet cubicle
[See the full post at: Apprentice sat on toilet gets engulfed with flames as park goes wrong]
Hi Nigel, thanks for your comment. This story was ran as an ‘off-beat’ piece on GW in today’s news bulletin as the incident involved a fast-fit technician who escaped a prison sentence, in part because he would have lost his job. I appreciate your comment though as we’re always keen to get the news balance right for our readers. Thanks again, Mike.
Mike Ruff, GW editor replied to the topic R134a to be phased out so get ready for R1234yf, say suppliers in the forum General independent garage chat 4 months, 1 week ago
Hi Jon, thanks for your post. The information was supplied via Dometic – we’ll look into it and ensure it’s correct though!
Mike Ruff, GW editor replied to the topic GDPR new rules. Can anyone explain in English please? in the forum General independent garage chat 5 months, 1 week ago
Hi Val, you can watch the GDPR coverage on GWTV here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fNqm5lXZnjU
Mike Ruff, GW editor replied to the topic GDPR new rules. Can anyone explain in English please? in the forum General independent garage chat 5 months, 2 weeks ago
Hi Val, it’s certainly a hot topic and there still seems to be lots of confusion at the moment. I’ve been working with the Independent Garage Association recently to get some straight answers on what GDPR means for independents and i’m currently putting together a GWTV video feature on the topic which will be published later this week.
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Mike Ruff, GW editor replied to the topic Driver crashes new car trying to “figure out cruise control” in the forum General independent garage chat 7 months, 1 week ago
Hi Steph, thanks for your comment. I’d have to agree that handbooks certainly don’t make for light reading. This story reminded me of the many people that will have bought a diesel car without having acknowledged the advice when it comes to the DPF. These consumers too fell foul of not reading the handbook, so it’s certainly not uncommon.
Hi all, I’ve got some of advice here from Lawgistics which may prove useful. I’ll continue to do some more digging on this topic and will be publishing an article with some more answers for you shortly.
We are advising our members on the standard they must achieve if they wish to rely on consent as their lawful basis for utilising personal data…
Mike Ruff, GW editor started the topic Driver crashes new car trying to “figure out cruise control” in the forum General independent garage chat 7 months, 1 week ago
A driver of a brand-new Volvo was left red-faced when he smashed into the back of a lorry while trying to “figure out cruise control”, police say. [See the full post at: Driver crashes new car trying to “figure out cruise control”]
Mike Ruff, GW editor replied to the topic GW columnist, Caroline Lake asks if diesel is really dead in the forum General independent garage chat 8 months ago
The new Euro 6 diesels are much cleaner, or so the vehicle manufactures claim. It will be interesting to see where it goes, that’s for certain. Thanks for another great read Caroline!
Mike Ruff, GW editor started the topic Scrapped 4-1-1 MOT plans applauded as "common sense prevails" in the forum General independent garage chat 8 months ago
Yesterday’s announcement that the government scrapped its plans to extend the MOT exemption period for new cars has been welcomed by the industry. [See the full post at: Scrapped 4-1-1 MOT plans applauded as “common sense prevails”]
Hi Stewart, thanks for your note. The link was indeed directing to the current manual but I’ve now updated it to link to the draft of the new manual. Thanks again for highlighting this!
The DVSA is to introduce its new MOT inspection manual for class 3, 4, 5 and 7 vehicles to reflect changes to the MOT test which will be introduced in May 2018. [See the full post at: New MOT inspection manual to be introduced in May to reflect testing service changes]
Calls for new rules to better protect roadside technicians are continuing to gather pace after two recent deaths and several major accidents on our motorways. [See the full post at: Independents show support for campaign to better protect roadside technicians]
Mike Ruff, GW editor started the topic Mechanic jailed for 18 months over £210,000 tax fraud in the forum General independent garage chat 8 months, 2 weeks ago
A South Lanarkshire mechanic who did not declare all his earning as sole proprietor of Milton MOTs has been jailed for 18 months. [See the full post at: Mechanic jailed for 18 months over £210,000 tax fraud]
A GW reader has submitted footage which shows a shocking cover-up, designed to hide dangerous rusty holes on a children’s minibus. [See the full post at: Video: MOT horror as tester discovers rusty holes filled with silicone on kids minibus]
GW understands that MOT changes are expected to be made in May 2018 to make it easier for testers to detect vehicles with failing or removed DPFs. The test update is hoped to combat the flaws of the current visual DPF inspection requirement.
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A new cross-party inquiry will examine whether the government’s air quality plan goes “far enough, fast enough to both meet legal limits and to deliver the maximum environmental and health benefits”. The plan includes proposals for ‘clean air zones’ to limit polluting vehicles from driving in high pollution areas and an end to the sale of pet…[Read more]