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 […]

Flywheels, The Design, The Purpose, The Dangers

To ensure that the engine runs evenly, a large moulding body the flywheel is attached to the crankshaft. It stores kinetic energy temporarily and releases it again evenly. A ring gear is attached to the flywheel for starting the engine. A side of the flywheel forms the friction couple surface with the clutch disk. In […]

Technician - A1 Clutches

Tony Howard is our most senior and experienced Branch Manager Tony joined A1 Clutches in 2010 and set up our fourth branch in Cannock Having been in the motor trade for the last 25 years mostly specialising in Clutch he has built up a wealth of knowledge and experience Having vast knowledge of the trade […]