Paper ‘counterpart’ licence to be abolished

The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) is set to scrap the paper ‘counterpart’ half of the driving licence from June onwards, in an attempt to cut the amount of government red tape – and save around £8 million in the process. This green A4 part of the current licence is due to be abolished […]

Winter Motoring Checklist with A1 Clutches

Prepare for the worst and hope for the best What to need to do now to prepare for the winter ahead You’re more likely to break down in a bad winter There’s more risk of delays too but not necessarily in the way you’d expect. If vehicles ahead lose control – a jack-knifed lorry for example – […]

Institute of the Motor Industry Report
Insyitute of the Motor Industry

Consumer research conducted as part of the IMI’s current rebranding exercise has revealed the reasons behind consumer decisions when it comes to vehicle servicing. Cost remains high on the agenda with 52% citing it as a key factor. However, quality of work came in a close second at 44% and rising to 51% amongst women. […]

M32 6 Speed Gearbox

The 6 Speed M32 gearbox, is used in a number of Vauxhall, Saab, Alfa and Fiat models It is well known for its failures and showing symptoms such as selector movement, audible whining and grinding as well as gear or synchromesh failure. While a new gearbox is an expensive repair, most often the gearbox can […]

Meet the Team – Steve Maxfield
A1 Clutches - Birmingham - Steve Maxfield

Stephen Maxfield is very knowledgeable in all aspects of car maintenance and mechanics. He has worked with A1 Clutches for over 25 years, firstly as a supplier to the company and as then Branch Manager at our Digbeth branch It was a pleasure when he joined A1 Clutches bringing with him over 25 years of […]