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MOT vs Car Servicing- What’s the Difference?

We here at Griffin Autos have decided to run you through the key difference between an MOT and car servicing in order for you to understand why they are both imperative to the smooth operation of your vehicle. What is an MOT? To begin, a MOT is named after the...

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How Does a Car Service Improve My Vehicles Performance

Many people overlook the importance of having their car serviced. It is, however, one of the best things you can do to help your car's longevity and performance. Servicing may be costly in the short term, but it is far better for avoiding costly repairs in the future....

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How To Prepare Your Car For An MOT

When the time comes to get your MOT it can be an unnerving experience for car owners, as they hope that they will not have to fork out a heavy payment in order to fix their car. If you are in that same situation then don’t worry, we are here to assist you. In this...

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3 Common MoT Failures

By law, you need to MoT your car once per year in order to ensure it is road safe for both yourself and other motorists. In 2017, around 35% of cars failed their MoT, so it’s not uncommon for cars to fail them. That being said, there are quite a few common MoT...

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When to Switch from Winter Tyres

In the UK, more and more people are opting to use Winter tyres in the cooler months.  Not just suitable for snow and ice, Winter tyres help maintain grip and control on the roads.  However, for optimal performance it is suggested that they be used when the temperature...

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Tips for Buying a Used Car

Before you delve right into trying to find your perfect new vehicle, there are a few things you should decide on first. Doing a bit of prior planning will save you hours of time could easily be swallowed up in the vortex that is the used car market. Narrowing Down...

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A Brief History of The Vauxhall Car

It was in 1857 that founder, Alexander Wilson, began what we now know as Vauxhall. Back then, the company was named Alex Wilson and Company and it wasn’t until 1907 when this changed to Vauxhall Motors. The First Vauxhall Car In 1903 the first Vauxhall car was made....

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Be a Safe Driver this Winter

With the cold weather settled and here to stay for a while, we discuss a few of the handy things you should keep in your vehicle to make setting off as easy as possible. If you’re going out early in the morning, it’s likely that you’ll be met with a layer of frost on...

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Car Problems That Won’t Fail Your MOT

So, you’ve got your MOT test coming up and you're concerned about whether or not your vehicle will pass the test. Whilst there are many seemingly small things that a vehicle can fail the test for - a blown bulb might spring to mind - you may be surprised to find out...

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Types of Power Steering Problems

Problems with your power steering can make your car extremely hard to turn. Whilst problems with power steering can be fixed, they can be dangerous for a driver that suddenly loses this power. There are various reasons your power steering may stop working, and so for...

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Mark Smith

" Wouldn't take my car anywhere else, always receive great service and advice."

Andrew Catlin



After working at Vauxhall dealers and independent garages Craig Rumbelow and Russell Carter established Griffin Autos in 2008. Securing their unit in Ampthill industrial park with space for up to eight cars they have grown the business and become well-known and trusted mechanics for engine conversions, modifications, servicing and repairs.