Thursday, 1 June 2017

You've Got Mail! Sign Up Now To The Latest MegaVaux News Letter


Want to receive the latest offers and updates from Megavaux straight to your inbox? Well now you can! This month we have revamped our newsletter with the latest news from MegaVaux HQ and now we are sending out weekly special offers to all those who have signed up.

If you want to receive exclusive deals on Vauxhall and Opel parts and to be updated with the latest changes at MegaVaux, then you can sign up when you register an account with us.

And, don't worry we don't believe in sharing your information with second or third party sources.

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Upcoming MOT Test? Our Tips for Avoiding Fails & Knowing When It's Time to Scrap Your Car



It's the annual event that no car owner looks forward to, the dreaded MOT test! According to the DVLA, the Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency, one in every three cars will fail there MOT test - a worrying statistic that only increases our dread when it comes to booking our cars in.
But, did you know that the majority of cars actually fail their MOT due to easily avoidable problems, such as headlights, hazard lights & indicators failures? Simple repairs can often be fixed without a mechanic before your MOT takes place, so in order to avoid unnecessary frustration and expense, we thought we'd share some easy ways that you can avoid simple faults and failed MOT tests!

Our tips to avoiding MOT fails

  • Check that all your lights and bulbs are working correctly. This includes headlights, rear lights, indicator lights, hazard lights & brake lights. If the bulbs have blown, follow your manual instructions to replace them.
  • Check your tyres! You should be aware that the legal minimum tread depth is 1.6mm, if your tyres tread depth is below this then it may consequently be an automatic fine, and even a fine
  • Whilst looking at your tyre's tread depth, be sure to check the pressure too, and that they’re not damaged or worn in any way
  • Test your brakes, hand brakes and your steering wheel
  • Your view from the driver's seat should not be obstructed in anyway - ensure that you check the wiper blades for damage
  • Your registration plate must be easily readable and if you have had a special personalised plate made, ensure it meets DVLA requirements
  • Your VIN number should match the number in your log book 
  • Test your horn in a suitable location and at a suitable time
However, despite how much you look after your car prior to its MOT test, we know that sometimes there are just certain problems that cannot be fixed at home. What happens then?

When is it time to scrap your car?

So you've had your MOT test and your car has unfortunately failed, what happens next? If your car is new and has failed on an issue that is easily fixed with a mechanic, then you may be willing to pay for repair but, if your car is older and has failed due to more complex problems such as corrosion, engine failure or brake faults, then the cost of repair may be more than what the car is actually worth. If this is the case for you, then scrapping your car is generally the next option to take.
If you're in the UK, and live in areas such as Nottingham, Derby, Leicester or Coventry, we suggest scrapping your car with Scrap Your Car Online. Their easy-to-use, online quote form makes the process of scrapping your car hassle-free and the quickest it's ever been. Not only that, Scrap Your Car Online offer the best value for money when it comes to your unwanted motor, and will even come and pick it up for you, at a time that is convenient.

Want to repair your car? Search our range of Vauxhall & Opel new, used or reconditioned car parts today. Having been around for many years, it's safe to say we know our stuff when it comes to all things Vauxhall! Whether the part you're seeking is big or small, you'll find it here!

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Vauxhall Renames Yellow Corsa ‘Maddox Yellow’ in Support of Cotswold Pensioner



Blamed for ruining one of Britain's most picturesque villages with his brightly coloured Vauxhall Corsa, 84-year-old Peter Maddox of Arlington Row, Cotswolds, has now been appointed his own colour by no other than Vauxhall themselves!

After multiple viral reports and posts slamming his choice of car colour, outraged vandals took it upon themselves to scratch the word 'move' onto the bonnet of his Corsa, as well as smashing both side and rear windows. However, since then, after hitting the headline with his story, Peter and his yellow Corsa have gone on to win the heart of the nation!



Earlier this month, a fleet of 100 yellow cars from all across the country joined forces and rallied through the heart of Maddox's hometown of Bibury Cotswolds, in a warming act of solidarity. It was the UK's 'Biggest Yellow Car Convoy' ever, with Vauxhall Motors even joining the event in their own 'Maddox Yellow' Corsas.

The Director of Communications at Vauxhall Motors, Mr.Denis Chick commented "When we heard Peter's story we were inspired by the way it captured the heart of the public. We wanted to show our support for Peter, which is why we're renaming our yellow shade to 'Maddox Yellow'. We will also be in the car convoy to show our support. It is for a great cause and no doubt a fun day for lovers of all yellow cars, including Vauxhall."

So there you have it, there's always a silver (yellow) lining! 






Wednesday, 1 March 2017

How To Scrap Your Car In Coventry


If you have a vehicle within the Coventry postcode which needs scrapping, please don't hesitate to give us a call here at MegaVaux. Our services covers the Midlands and if you think you need to drive to us, then think again!

We've made it even easier for you to scrap your car in Coventry because all you have to do is fill out our quick quote form on our website.

The process is easy:
  1. Enter your car details
  2. Get your instant quote
  3. Accept your quote
  4. Get paid and have your car collected!
If you have a car that you need to scrap in the Coventry area just visit our website for a quick, free quote.

Monday, 13 February 2017

How To Scrap Your Car In Hinckley


If you have a vehicle within the Hinckley postcode which needs scrapping, please don't hesitate to give us a call here at MegaVaux. Our services covers the Midlands and if you think you need to drive to us, then think again!

We've made it even easier for you to scrap your car in Hinckley because all you have to do is fill out our quick quote form on our website.

The process is easy:

1.    Enter your car details
2.    Get your instant quote
3.    Accept your quote
4.    Get paid and have your car collected!

If you have a car that you need to scrap in the Hinckley area just visit our website for a quick, free quote.

Friday, 6 January 2017

How To Scrap Your Car In Loughborough


If you have a vehicle within the Loughborough postcode which needs scrapping, please don't hesitate to give us a call here at MegaVaux. Our services covers the Midlands and if you think you need to drive to us, then think again!

We've made it even easier for you to scrap your car in Loughborough because all you have to do is fill out our quick quote form on our website.

The process is easy:

1.    Enter your car details
2.    Get your instant quote
3.    Accept your quote
4.    Get paid and have your car collected!

If you have a car that you need to scrap in the Loughborough area just visit our website for a quick, free quote.

Thursday, 1 December 2016

How To Scrap Your Car In Burton-On-Trent


If you have a car in the Burton-On-Trent area which needs scrapping don't hesitate to give us a call here at MegaVaux. Our services covers the Midlands and if you think you need to drive to us, then think again!

We've made it even easier for you to scrap your car in Burton-On-Trent because all you have to do is fill out our quick quote form on our website.

The process is easy:

1.    Enter your car details
2.    Get your instant quote
3.    Accept your quote
4.    Get paid and have your car collected!

If you have a car that you need to scrap in the Burton-On-Trent area just visit our website for a quick, free quote.