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Mercedes-Benz Star Diagnostic Machine

At German Automotive, Derby, we have the latest official Mercedes-Benz diagnostic star machine, enabling our trained technicians to access and diagnose every control system in your Mercedes-Benz vehicle. Using this specialist equipment, we can read and erase fault codes, read ... Mercedes-Benz Star Diagnostic Machine
11.06.24

GA sponsor a team at the Princes Trust Charity Golf Day at Kedleston Park

German Automotive sponsored a team at the annual Princes Trust Charity Golf Day at Kedleston Park Golf Club yesterday, finishing in 4th place with 82 points. It was an enjoyable day and the team even managed to avoid the rain! ... GA sponsor a team at the Princes Trust Charity Golf Day at Kedleston Park

15.05.24

How to spot an issue with your vehicles cam belt or timing chain

The cambelt, timing belt or timing chain, is a critical component in the engine of many vehicles. It's responsible for synchronising the rotation of the engine's camshaft and crankshaft, ensuring that valves open and close at the right times. Spotting ... How to spot an issue with your vehicles cam belt or timing chain

10.05.24

5 signs that it may be time to change your cam belt

The timing belt (or cam belt) in a vehicle is a critical component in an engine as it's responsible for synchronising the rotation of the engine's camshaft and crankshaft, ensuring valves open and close at the correct times. Replacing it ... 5 signs that it may be time to change your cam belt

12.04.24

The importance of running diagnostic tests on German vehicles

German cars, including those manufactured by BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Audi, and Volkswagen, are renowned for their advanced engineering and sophisticated technology. This complexity requires specialised diagnostic tools and trained technicians to identify and address any issues accurately. Engine diagnostics and general ... The importance of running diagnostic tests on German vehicles

08.03.24

Should I prepare my vehicle for an MOT?

There are a few simple basic things you can do as preparing for your MOT can optimise your chances of passing the first time, although it’s not necessary to fully prepare for your MOT because if there are any problems, ... Should I prepare my vehicle for an MOT?

23.02.24

The history of BMW and evolution of the iconic badge

German Automotive has been specialising in the servicing and repairing of German vehicles since 2006, with a focus on being 'The better alternative to the main dealer'. So we take a look at the history of BMW and how the ... The history of BMW and evolution of the iconic badge

01.02.24

The importance of an MOT for your vehicle

The MOT, which was introduced in the UK in 1960, is crucial as it ensures that all UK  vehicles retain the basic level of roadworthiness as well as meet environmental standards. We look at several reasons highlighting the importance of ... The importance of an MOT for your vehicle

19.01.24

Tips to help prevent keyless car theft

With the advancement in technology, many vehicles are now equipped with keyless entry and ignition systems that allow drivers to unlock and start their cars without physically using the key. This technology is called the Internet of Vehicles (IoV), which ... Tips to help prevent keyless car theft

06.01.24

The importance of fitting genuine parts to your German car

Fitting genuine parts into German cars is essential to maintain their performance, quality, reliability and safety. While non-genuine parts may initially be cheaper, in real terms they can compromise the performance and safety of the vehicle, leading to costly repairs ... The importance of fitting genuine parts to your German car