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  1. Premium Member announcement!  -  Halfords Discount  

    Due to circumstances beyond our control, Halfords has made the decision to slightly reduce the discount level they have been generously passing onto the members for many years.

    From 1st January 2023 until 31st January 2023 the discount has now been reduced to 10%.
    As from the 1st February 2023, the discount will then decrease to 8% for the foreseeable future.

    Existing Halfords Wallet cards will still work after the 1st of January 2023.

    This offer will still apply to in-store purchases only (T&Cs apply)

    Although Halfords has reduced their discount, we are striving to lower your motoring costs by providing discounts through your Premium membership.

    Take a look at the current discount providers that we currently have on-board and see if there are any deals that could save you money!

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  2. Hi there, once again we’re looking at exploring some great Partnerships to bring more exciting offers to our Premium Members.

    This week we are looking into non-alcoholic beverages, and we want to know what you think.

    The questionnaire will take a couple of minutes to complete, and there are no right or wrong answers, so select as few or as many answers as are relevant for you personally.

    All Poll results are anonymous, and we will use the results to seek out more great Partnerships for you in 2022!

    Below is the link to the short survey, should only take around 20 seconds to participate.


    We appreciate your help making premium membership better!

  3. Draper Tools was started in 1919 when the founder, Bert Draper, sold government surplus and tools in markets around the Kingston Upon Thames area. This led to the purchase of the original warehouse, from which the Draper Tool Company Limited as we know it today was born, although at this time it was known as B. Draper & Son Limited and owned the trademark B.D.S. Although Draper Tools sold its own brand as early as this time, it was also a quality Engineers Merchant and Tool Wholesaler, selling brands that are well known today, such as, Britool, King *****, Elliott Lucas, etc.

    Draper Tools are offering club members an exclusive 10% off the whole Draper range (Via the FFX website) when using the discount code (visible to gold members only)

    FFX offer FREE next day delivery when ordering tools up until 8pm.

    This offer is for Draper tools only. The discount code will not be valid for any other product.




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  4. Some orders will be delayed, not cancelled. From what i can see Toyota has not been too hard hot at some other german brands.

    This will last another 12 months.

    There are stock cars available if your dealer can find them, but may not have the spec you want, but some can be better specced at a good price, some not. Some magically appear out of nowhere, so always keep checking.

  5. Hi

    You will need to make sure you are logged in to see the forum. 

    @Cyker I also noticed you were not in the right rank group for the amount of posts you have, Not sure why that was so i placed you in the "Established member" rank which should give you a better experience when logged in. The forums work on a "more contributions, less ads" basis, so you are in the highest rank now. Hope this helps.

    As for the block not attracting members, this is not the case, we have actually seen 5 fold increase in member sign ups and also more posts and topics created daily now. So even though as harsh as it is, by them registering they get a better experience (less ads) and as now part of the club actually start to participate, which is what the club is all about. 

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  6. HI

    You should be fine. When i was in Mongolia every other car was a prius. Now Mongolia is very dusty and has a lot of sand.So you should be fine. As long as the vents are clear to ensure the car can vent properly then all should be fine.  Oh by the way, Alphard are also very popular in Mongolia, they drive them everywhere.

  7. I recently had my Toyota serviced at my local dealer. It was the second service , the first being the complimentary service from the dealer when i bought the car.

    The story starts with the first service, where i had bough the car from a Toyota dealer outside my area. When i received the car I noticed the rubber on the window blade was torn and perished. This got me thinking about the claimed service that it was supposed to have had. When i inspected the car thoroughly it turned out that it had not had the service. When i asked the sales guy he was adamant that it was done. So i had to put together photographic proof. So, in the end they sent me the parts so i could service the car.

    Last week it just had its second service with another dealer local to me. When i got home I noticed oil over the front bumper. After being bit once with Toyota Servicing I decided to go through the check list they gave. And guess what? it was half arsed service again.

    • Oil on front bumper
    • Oil over engine cover
    • Half full windscreen washer fluid 
    • Air filter not checked (engine dust untouched)
    • Battery not checked (engine dust untouched)
    • Pollen filter untouched.

    They could not clean the car due to covid, but the guy was happy to sit in my car with zero PPE or vehicle protection.

    I complained to the service manager who got back to me after his holiday (who lets email sit 4 days when your the service manager? 😒) and had the car collected. basically they did the bits they wanted and chucked a bucket of water over it and thats all your gonna get for your £190.

    The point of this post is, when you get your car serviced, please check the check list they claim to have done. I am sure this has been done many times to customers and gotten lazy. Only takes someone like me to pick up on it.










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  8. 1 minute ago, Mike169 said:

    Hi Steve.

    You will have to take it to a Toyota Main dealer and pay about £100 so they can plug your car into a laptop to reprogram your car.

    Incidentally I had a Mercedes loan car for a while, parking was nightmare as it kept shutting down between going forwards and backwards.

    Regards, Mike.

    Cheers Mike, i thought this might be the case. I was hoping it would be a case of depress clutch and press button 5 times jobby like it was when you needed to disable a seat belt chime. Could not find a sausage anywhere about it

    i wish i had got them to do disable it before i bought it. They were so keen to sell me the car 🙂

  9. Surprised no one has mentioned it but I would love to disable stop start feature without having to keep pressing the button. Drives me potty. 


    Anyone have any ideas how to have it disabled by default?

  10. 1 minute ago, crofter said:

    I know carpet has pile which tends to lean one way, I was just wondering what point of the compass may items placed on it would migrate to if centrifugal or lateral force  came in to play during driving.🙂

    never really thought about that, i have a cargo net but not sure if things slide. 

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