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Skoda Octavia VRS Petrol and diesel MK3 / FL buyers guide <2013

With prices of the mighty MK3 Octavia VRS becoming more affordable every day, the market for arguably the UK’s best value fast family mover has grown exponentially.  From the forecourt, the VRS retails around £26k before you bolt on a

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Skoda Octavia i ii iii Mk1 Mk2 Mk3 owner manuals Inc VRS

Since we posted our link to the Skoda Octavia MK3 iii services manuals, we’ve literally had one person ask where they can get the owners manual for their beloved Skoda Octavia. Since we love our fellow “octy” owners, we thought

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Skoda Octavia Mk III 2013 Workshop, Service, maintenance & repair manuals downloads inc VRS

If like me, you’ve got a beautiful MK3 Skoda Octavia, you’ll know what a pain it is working without the proper manuals. Well, that’s about to change. We’ve been lucky enough to have sent the links to the full range

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Qantas develops Hypermiling program to cut its fuel bill by $40 million a year

The Australian airline Qantas has taken airborne Hypermiling to a new level by developing a program which could cut its fuel bill by as much as $40 million a year. The airline has spent the last five years and millions

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Research shows that over 500 number plates are stolen a week in the UK

Over 500 number plates a week are being stolen in the UK by criminals targeting unsuspecting motorists, leaving many suspected of crimes from fuel drive offs to armed robbery. Figures obtained by the AA show that over 25,000 plates were

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VW Golf diesel DPF FAQ – Regeneration, Cleaning and Owners manual (diesel particulate filter) MK5 MK6 MK7

The humble VW Golf, Germany’s modern day peoples car and probably one of the most popular German cars ever to grace a UK drive way. Thing is, apart from the epic performance models such as the legendary GTI and R,

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New DVSA MOT figures reveal a 411% increase in the number of diesel cars failing emissions test since DPF changes

Figures from the DVSA have revealed that over four times the number of diesel cars have failed the MOT test since the introduction of new emissions testing rules. Since 20 May 2018 the UK government has changed the MOT rules

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