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6 Car Parts & Their Uses

01 October 2018 10:16

When it comes to motoring many of us know that operating a car involves the correct fuel, oil and yearly maintenance. If your mechanical expertise does not extend much further than this, you have come to the right place. We have put together the 6 most common car parts and explain what they do.

Looking for a Vauxhall car part? Get in contact with MegaVaux today! Specialising in Vauxhall car parts, we will either have the part your looking for in stock or order it for you.

Engine

The car engine is the heart beat behind everything. Found within your engine bay, the car engine works by allowing fuel and air to filter into the engines cylinders. When the fuel and air feeds into the cylinders a small combustion takes place. The combustion causes a rapid expansion of gases in the form of heat which in turn creates the motion.

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Can Vauxhalls Take The New E10 Fuel?

01 September 2018 05:30



What is the new E10 Fuel?
The government is drafting plans to introduce a new E10 fuel to the UK. This fuel is already rolled out in other countries including Germany and France. E10 is a ‘biofuel’ – it is regular unleaded petrol made with 10% ethanol instead of the usual 5%. Which is hoped to be 2% less pollutive than usual unleaded petrol. The bioethanol in the fuel absorbs some of the carbon dioxide emitted which is why E10 is considered greener.

The problem with E10 is it cannot go into every petrol car as standard. Many older cars will be unable to run on the new eco-fuel, and this has delayed the release of E10 in the UK. Any car produced after 2011 will be E10 compatible – but many popular cars from just before this time, that are still on our roads, will be unable to change fuel. The official advice is that any car predating 2002 is unlikely to be compatible and are advised not to try as it can

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Check out The First Peak At The Brand-New styling For The Vauxhall Range

02 August 2018 03:49




Yesterday we were treated to a sneak peak of the Vauxhall GT X Experimental brand concept.
This is the new futuristic design that’s going to be a vision of Vauxhalls next decade of cars from 2019. Vauxhall is hoping this modern design direction will revamp the brand. Vauxhall’s Vice-President of design Mark Adams has said: “Design will be at the heart of everything that we do in the future. It will truly differentiate the Vauxhall brand, and make it sharper and more relevant to our core values.”

Photos By Vauxhall

While the images leave a lot to the imagination, what’s under the sheet gives us an idea of the shape of the new range, suggesting an updated hatchback body. Whilst the modern lights and general look appears similar to other ‘futuristic’ style cars such as other electric or hybrid models. Vauxhall

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Vauxhaull – 25 Years of the Corsa

02 July 2018 04:34


The Corsa model turns 25 this year! To celebrate this achievement Vauxhall released a list of 25 things you may not have known about the Corsa, Check it out below!

As the iconic Corsa turns 25, here’s 25 things you may not know about it 
  1. The original Corsa was introduced in an advert with supermodels Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, Christy Turlington and Linda Evangelista 
  2. It was once claimed that about 70% of learners make their first car purchase the same model as they pass their test in[1]
  3. Vauxhall has sold two million Corsas in the UK and 9.86 million globally
  4. ‘Corsa’ means ‘race’ in Italian
  5. When Arctic Monkeys signed a publishing deal with EMI publishing, lead vocalist Alex Turner celebrated by buying a Vauxhall Corsa 

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Beware of Corsa Cannibals

01 June 2018 12:04


There has been a wave of thefts among the Midlands and North East, as ‘Corsa cannibals’ are stripping Vauxhall Corsa’s. The thieves are stealing parts in the night while the cars are parked outside their owners’ house, some were even on drives. The cannibals are targeting the Corsa model due to their popularity, and the price that these parts will go for on the black market, as there is such high demand. The cannibals have been causing havoc, as people wake up in the mornings to find their bumpers missing or front ends completely dissembled! Which means expensive replacements for anyone targeted. Parts taken include bonnets, bumpers, grills and lights. These thieves have been described as highly skilled to remove these parts so quickly without damaging them, mechanics say this type of work could be done in as little as 10 minutes if someone knows what they’re doing.

This is the second wave of crimes like this, as this craze started back in 2013, during which over 500 Corsa’s were targeted in Bedfordshire. Police believed this was an organised crime

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When is it Time to Scrap Your Car?

01 May 2018 02:25



If the worst should happen and your car fails its MOT test, what should you do?
If your car has failed on an issue that is easily fixed, then its nothing to worry about, either take it to a mechanic or if it is something you can fix yourself then check out our range of Vauxhall and Opel new, used or reconditioned car parts today. Whether the part you're seeking is big or small, you'll find it here!

If the problem is an expensive one, but fairly simple, then it’s time to think about how reliable the car is. If this is the first problem and it should have many more years left in it then it’ll probably be worth repairing in the long run as its cheaper than getting a brand-new car. However, if your car is older and has failed due to more complex problems such as corrosion, engine failure or brake faults, or has had recurring problems, then the cost of repair may be more than what the car is actually worth. If this

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MOT Changes Could Cost You £2500 And 3 Points!

04 April 2018 10:35


There are new changes to the MOT test coming into effect on the 20th May 2018 find out here how to avoid the new harsher punishments!

The new criteria is in aid of making Britain’s cars more environmentally friendly as tougher emissions tests are enforced, from now on things like smoke can fail your car immediately, especially for diesel cars! If smoke is coming out of the exhaust this is classed as a major fault, even if this is due to a diesel particulate filter.

The main change, however, is that any faults will now be rated into one of three categories – dangerous major and minor:

  • Minor faults are classed as issues that have no significant effect on the safety of the vehicle or impact on the environment 
  • Major faults will be any issues where the car is thought to be less safe and have an impact on the environment 
  • Dangerous faults, however, pose an immediate risk to road safety and have an impact on the environment.

New rules state that if you take your car for an MOT

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Vauxhalls Comeback Corsa! Fully Electric Corsa’s announced for 2019

19 March 2018 07:00


A brand new Electric Corsa has been announced for Launch in 2019 and set to go into production 2020. Following in the footsteps of other successful electric cars such as Renault Zoe, Citroën CZero, and Nissan Leaf, Vauxhall is hoping to be a top competitor in the EV market.

The new Corsa is Expected to be a big hit and Vauxhall hope it’ll put them comfortably back in profits after a terrible 2017 for the company. The new Corsa was announced as part of the companies PACE! recovery plan aiming to set them back into profits by 2020. Opel CEO, Michael Lohscheller, said: “This plan is paramount for the company, to protect our employees against headwinds and turn Opel/Vauxhall into a sustainable, profitable, electrified, and global company.”

A fully electric Corsa is a big step in their plan to have every Vauxhall and Opel model at least partially electric by 2024, the Corsa pioneering a move that sees 3 other electric models Vauxhall and Opel have announced coming out and including their Flextreme model (pictured below?). There’s also expected

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Vauxhall News - Vauxhall Pass 100,000 Insignia Orders

01 February 2018 08:00



The all-new Insignia has only been on the market for less than a year but this month has been one for celebration for Vauxhall and Opel as they have reached the 100,000-order milestone for the popular model.

The latest Insignia range is powered by a portfolio of turbocharged, four-cylinder, diesel and petrol engines from 1.5 to 2.0-litre, combined with a choice of six-speed manual or six and eight-speed automatic transmissions.

The most powerful diesel and petrol engines are also offered with innovative torque vectoring all-wheel drive. Buyers benefit from numerous state-of-the-art technologies, such as adaptive cruise control (which automatically adjusts the speed to follow the vehicle in front according to the selected following distance), IntelliLux LED matrix headlights (which automatically adapt to every traffic situation) and ergonomic seats certified by the back-specialists from Aktion Gesunder Rücken (AGR).

You can also benefit from a  moderate cost of ownership compared with its competitors in the high-volume and premium segments.

So, if you're tempted to ditch your old car for something a little bit more special don't forget you

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

01 January 2018 08:00



It's the annual event that no car owner looks forward to, the dreaded MOT test! According to the DVLA, the Driver and 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 and fail their MOT due to easily avoidable problems, such as headlights, hazard lights and 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 and brake lights. If the bulbs have blown, follow your manual instructions to replace them.
  • Check your tyres! You should be aware that the legal
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    How To Scrap Your Car In Hinckley

    01 December 2017 08:00


    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.

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    Car Part Request At MegaVaux - The Easy Solution For Car Owners

    01 November 2017 07:00


    Car maintenance should be easy and stress free without you having to do all the running around, especially if you're paying for a service.

    At MegaVaux we put our thinking caps on and designed a simple to use, free car part request form so you could find what you need with ease. You don't need to create an account which seems to take ages to do, instead all we ask is that you fill out our form specifying the make, model and part you need.

    After providing us with all the details we can do the running around for you. and as soon as we've found what you need we'll get in touch with you.

    If you're happy with what we've found then we will get it delivered to you as soon as possible, so you won't be off the road long.

    Why not give us a go at MegaVaux.

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    Don't Go Spare Looking for Car Parts

    05 October 2017 10:14



    Thousands of off-the-shelf parts – available via a computerised stock database.
    Breaking over 400 cars and light commercials
    All parts guaranteed
    Mail order service available.

    Vauxhall Part Guarantee 

    A fully comprehensive guarantee is supplied with all parts to give you peace of mind no matter what you're after. Reconditioned parts have a 3 month guarantee and new parts may vary by manufacturer with a minimum of 12 months as standard.

    Our Stock

    We break up hundreds of cars and light commercials every week. It means we've plenty of stock for you to browse through. With more new, used and reconditioned parts added daily we are one of the largest and most established vehicle dismantlers in the UK.

    So, if you're looking to purchase Vauxhall spare parts or any other spare vehicle part then make sure to give MegaVaux a look!

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    Purchase Vauxhall Body Parts at MegaVaux

    05 September 2017 11:02


    Looking for spare car parts isn't an easy job, especially if you're not quite sure on what you're looking for or where to find it.

    All around the country are thousands of scrap yards offering various car parts in several conditions but this doesn't make the task of looking for what you specifically need simple.

    At MegaVaux we have all our spare parts catalogued and arranged by type, model and make. Plus, searching for what you need couldn't be any easier with our search tool located on our homepage.

    Currently at Megavaux we have a comprehensive range of body parts, as well as other categories, suitable for a variety of Vauxhall and Opel cars. Browse from a selection of bonnets, doors, bumpers, tailgates, seat belts and sunroofs.

    So, if you're looking to purchase Vauxhall body parts or any other spare vehicle part then make sure to give MegaVaux a look!

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    MegaVaux News - Vauxhall Insignia Sports Tourer GSi Spotted

    01 August 2017 08:00



    The new Insignia Grand Sport GSi recently had its full debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show, but apparently recent photos suggest that an estate version of the Insignia flagship will shortly be heading our way as well.

    As usual styling tweaks are kept under wraps and are strictly in line with the looks of the Grand Sport GSi.

    So what can we expect? Certainly a large 20-inch alloy wheels plus a new bodykit, an aggressive front apron, boasting large vents with brushed metal inserts, new side skirts, and a new rear bumper with two large exhaust exits. Because it's an estate model it will mean that the rear end will get a different tailgate and boot lid spoiler.

    So, if you're tempted to ditch your old car for something a little bit more special don't forget you can easily scrap your car at Megavaux, all information can be found on our homepage.

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    Shop Weekly Offers At MegaVaux

    01 July 2017 08:00


    Each week at MegaVaux we make sure that we supply some of the best Vauxhall and Opel car parts available on the market at a price that is affordable.

    We cater for many makes and models, old and new so we believe that you won't struggle to find the part that you're looking for. If you do need extra help finding what you're looking for then you can use our handy tool on our homepage which allows you to search for the model, year, part type and exact part that you need. It couldn't be any easier!

    To update our customers on our latest offers on vehicle parts we have now created a weekly email which lands straight into your inbox, so if you want to be in the know make sure you sign up today.

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

    01 June 2017 08:00


    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.

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

    26 April 2017 03:52



    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

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    How To Scrap Your Car In Coventry

    01 March 2017 08:00


    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.

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    How To Scrap Your Car In Loughborough

    06 January 2017 08:00


    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.

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    How To Scrap Your Car In Burton-On-Trent

    01 December 2016 03:54


    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.

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    How To Scrap Your Car In Tamworth

    01 November 2016 07:00


    If you have a car in the Tamworth 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 Tamworth 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 Tamworth area just visit our website for a quick, free quote.

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    MegaVaux News - Fifth-generation Vauxhall Corsa Spotted In Testing

    17 October 2016 04:00


    Recently car enthusiasts have eagerly spotted the firth-generation Vauxhall Corsa out for the first time during a testing trial.

    Motorists have commented how the favourite model has gone through a slight redevelopment to make the vehicle larger and more practical to the competitive market. However, it's widely disputed that not much will change under the bonnet but improvements will be made to the fuel economy and boost performance.

    With a quick Google the new Corsa pictures can be viewed all over the internet, with comments coming from fans wondering if the new Vauxhall can beat the Ford fiesta.

    Corsa's have always been a firm favourite here at MegaVaux, which is why we have tons of spare vehicle parts for this particular model. You can use our brand new and easy to use car part search function on our website so you can get back on the road quicker than you think.

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    How To Scrap Your Car In Mansfield

    01 September 2016 08:00


    If you have a car in the Mansfield area which needs scrapping don't hesitate to give us a call here at MegaVaux. Our services covers the East 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 Mansfield 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 Mansfield area just visit our website for a quick, free quote.

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    MegaVaux News - Vauxhall Astra Awarded Compact Family Car Of The Year

    01 August 2016 08:00


    Over the past couple of months we've reported that Vauxhall have managed to retain and gather many awards for their products and their achievements. This month we're happy to report that the brand new Vauxhall Astra has won the Compact Family Car of the Year at the Auto Express New Car Awards 2016.

    It's no surprise that Vauxhall have topped it's competitors as the Astra hasn evolved recently into a modern and supreme vehicle, making the model stand out within its class.

    So, if you're tempted to ditch your old Astra for something a little bit more special don't forget you can easily scrap your car at Megavaux, all information can be found on our homepage.

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