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Winter Tyres and Chris Knott

Hi, I'm often asked on club forums (and Facebook groups) about switching to winter wheels/tyres and whether an insurer will charge extra if you do.

As it's getting to that time of year again I thought I'd just reassure any Chris Knott clients that the insurers we use don't usually charge for this. However, if you are thinking of swapping your wheels we do have to log when you make the switch and then again when you go back to normal - so please let us know on 0800 917 2274.


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"Been with them for years now. I check about every year but so far the best price, understanding of simple mods / winter wheels and cust service has been there every time. Very happy so far." Joanna Cole, New Mini Scotland

"Excellent service when arranging insurance for 2 cars. As much as possible is done by email which is efficient..." Julian P, TrustPilot

"Quick, simple and always matching prices with trustworthy insurances." Carla, TrustPilot

"First class service. Cannot fault any of the service given, highly recommended." Paul H, TrustPilot

"Continuing my annual insurance search, Chris Knott have beaten my (already cheap) renewal by 10% but Im getting some really outrageous quotes. Most north of 500 and a few into 4 figures!" Steve Ingall, Alfabook
nice been looking for something for the door cards on my s2 and my dads cab
Car club members save 115 on average against their existing insurance renewal by switching to club sponsor Chris Knott Insurance*. Find out how much you could save when you ask us to quote for your cherished club car (or indeed any of the cars in your household).

And, if you REQUEST A QUOTE before 31/12/18, you'll gain automatic entry in our draw -

QUOTELINE: 0800 917 2274 (please mention your club/forum when you call to access the full member benefit).


*mean average saving against customers' existing renewal premiums where disclosed 01/01/18 to 31/10/2018.

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A nice testimonial that reflects the kind of service Chris Knott aims to offer:

"Another happy (new) customer here! I wasn't happy with my Admiral renewal (even after haggling it down) and after quick Money Supermarket comparison I could see that there were between 10-15 companies all coming back with prices (up to 110) less than Admiral.

Cheap quotes are one thing but level of service and protection is also important. I know that a 285 quote isn't going to include like for like mod cover and legal expenses but it does show that there was room for a better price with someone somewhere so I found a bit of time and decided to speak to the specialists.

My first session of form-filling and a (chase) call to another of STOC's recommended Insurers was a fruitless exercise. Before even running a quote they told me that if I'd been quoted 400 to insure a MK7 ST by someone else, that I should snap their arm off as they'd be unable to come close to that considering my age and the required mileage (soon to be 30 and 12k) and that "The MK7 ST is the most stolen car they'd ever insured!", sure the guy was polite and made pleasant conversation even telling me he has a MK7 himself (wonder who hes insured with?!), but with that attitude to business they shant be hearing from me again!

Undeterred and following the other glowing reviews on here and elsewhere, I filled in my details with Chris Knott. Later I got a call back from Ian and the difference was night and day. He was incredibly helpful as we went through all the details, he even seemed surprised that I'd been asked to declare the optional extras and even the trivial bits like a gearknob with Admiral but said for peace of mind he'd list them on their system despite it having no weighting on the quote.

Eventually he came back with a quote of 355, I was more than happy with that (just for the fact it includes like for like cover alone). He even made a note to allow me to add the private plate that my wife wants to buy me for my birthday (a few days after my renewal) without any admin fees. Totally satisfied not only do I feel confident that my car is properly covered (always a grey area with mainstream insurers and modded cars) but I've saved money (even compared to last year's premium) and will definitely be giving them a call when the wife's renewal is due in November!"
BLiTZ, Fiesta ST Owners Club

Below are Adrian Fluxs opening hours over the festive period.



Saturday 22nd December: Normal Hours
Sunday 23rd December: Normal Hours
Christmas Eve: 9.00am 2.00pm
Christmas Day: Closed
Boxing Day: Closed
Thursday 27th December: 9.00am 5.30pm
Friday 28th December: 9.00am 5.30pm
Saturday 29th December: 9.00am 1.00pm
Sunday 30th December: Closed
New Years Eve: 9.00am 3.00pm
New Years Day: Closed
Wednesday 2nd January: Normal Hours Resume.
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The hole in each side of my rear subframe that hold the rubber bushes have flared extensions each side of the actual subframe, and mine have rotted thro, tho the workshop diagram does not show these extended "tubes". On MOT, examiner said these did not do anything and so did not matter. Anyone got any ideas about this when I replace the bushes
Firstly in the interest of honesty this car is a good friends, however in the spirit of the forum I will stand behind the seller 100%, he is a stand up guy and the car is a promising project, full disclosure I'm seriously considering buying it myself but till the end of the month don't have funds.

I had a good look over it last night and mechanically it looks very strong, it needs some work on cosmetics, being a car restorer the bodywork doesn't worry me, it is priced down at breaker money which is a shame as it's too good to break.

If anyones interested let me know and I'll pass James details on to you and you can deal with him direct.

2003 Audi S4, (300 road tax) 4.2 V8 manual Quattro (AWD) 2750

2 keys, MOT till August (sorned)
119,690 miles,
Leather / cream alcantara heated recaro seats
Real Carbon fibre trim
Auto lights
Aluminium electric heated mirrors
Dual zone climate control ice cold
19 genuine BBS Ch009
18" Avus spare (complete tool kit)
Uprated discs and pads all round
Miltek cat back stainless exhaust
Damage is from a bump to the rear; lower bootlid and bumper. The roof is also badly dented and the windscreen cracked (gazebo landed on it). Both are cosmetic and don't affect the drive. The car is recorded as damaged (as can been seen hasn't been repaired)
All good tyres (4+ and even wear) some minor marks to wheels which are genuine BBS not copies. Engine has no chain rattle even from stone cold. Just replaced plugs with Audi OEM, comes with some spare coils.
Brake pad low light is on due to front pads not having wear sensors. Exhaust is subtle and sounds good (also have muffler deletes if you like loud) car still has its cats fitted and working.

It's far from perfect but it's cheap and worth a lot more in bits ideal winter hack with 4wd, heated seats and 340bhp V8 noise.

The competition may end on 30/9 but the insurance deals for car club members don't.

Please include us in the mix when you're looking for quotes.

QUOTELINE: 0800 917 2274
I need to replace the alarm siren. I have bought a genuine replacement with the same part number. I would have thought that as I was replacing with same part number everything should be OK. The seller states that this part will need VCDS coding. Could someone advise me where to get this code from and an idiots guide how to put this in using VCDS, which I only use for basic diagnostics.
Many thanks
Thanks for the tip. I have just received it from Germany, not the first time I have used them, only problem is they charge the earth!
Very Happy
On starting from cold there is a metallic clicking noise which follows engine rpm. After 5-10 minutes engine sounds normal. Any suggestions? I am thinking valve or timing chain problems. I have to use the car and am concerned if I am aggravating the problem. Thanks. Question
Hi to all
I am selling my Audi A3 1.8T Sport Auto

link to add on S2forum:


Did you know we're running a discount offer on our UK Breakdown Cover at the moment...?

Simply use promo code SUMMER18 at, or on the phone (0800 917 2274), to receive an extra 5 OFF the already low prices.

There are also built-in discounts for multi-car cover.

Comprehensive Chris Knott Breakdown Cover includes:

Roadside Assistance
Onward Travel
Overnight Stay
24hr Hire Car
Relief Driver
Message Relay

PLUS cover for the following scenarios included FREE: running out of fuel, flat batteries, lost/broken keys and accidental tyre damage.

Good news also is that there are NO 'age of vehicle' limits.

We look forward to helping you arrange protection so you're not left stranded in the event of a breakdown. Hurry though - this offer ends on 31/8!

My '98 Cab's manual soft top roof has suddenly started to refuse to open because the soft top catch is fouling the small metal catch that locks the hardtop in place. I can open the soft top if I insert the ignition key into the roof just behind the passenger side sun visor (as you do to unlock the hardtop) but I shouldn't have to do this every time I want the soft top down...
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