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  1. Gold Members now receive their very own exclusive Halfords Discount Card allowing you to get 15% off in store! * Simply present your discount card at the checkout before you pay to have your discount applied. Excludes bikes but you will still receive a 10% discount on bikes. (using separate code on wallets provided) Cannot be used online or at Halfords Autocentres. Certain exclusions apply to Motoring including Dash Cams, Sat Navs and Audio Certain exclusions apply to Cycling including Tech, Electric Cycles and Scooters Discount cannot be exchanged for cash or gift vouchers. Cannot be used in conjunction with Halfords gift vouchers, gift cards or Halfords Cycle2Work scheme. As the UK’s leading cycling and motoring retailer, Halfords is your one-stop shop for exclusive brands in bikes, high quality car parts, and accessories, as well as camping, outdoors, and travelling equipment. Halfords has over 460 stores nationwide offering more than 115,000 different product lines plus many extra services like WeFit. Enjoy 15%* discount in store on your purchases! Visit www.halfords.com to browse the full ranges.* *Terms & conditions apply. Discount is only redeemable in store and not for on-line purchases. Halfords reserve the right to withdraw or change the offer at any time without notice Current Gold Members' announcement regarding an update to the Halfords Discount Card Halfords have recently updated their discount system and this has affected certain older discount cards which now have an expired barcode. We are advising Gold Members who have an active membership and signed up before 1st March 2021 to contact us for an updated barcode. http://www.halfords.com/ View full discount
  2. TOUCHLESS CAR DRYING FOR CAR CARE ENTHUSIASTS As every car care enthusiast knows, non-contact detailing methods greatly reduce the chances of putting scratches into paintwork. Whilst the wash process still requires a mitt, the drying process no longer requires a drying cloth! Dust and dirt can become trapped in the long, absorbent fibres of drying cloths and can cause scratches when the towel is rubbed over the paint. The edges of cloths can cause marks as the towel is 'whipped' back and forth. Synthetic chamois can be ineffective in soaking up water and natural chamois can remove wax protection. Using the BigBoi BlowR Mini eliminates all these possibilities, so you never have to worry about inadvertently marking your paintwork when drying it. The BigBoi BlowR Mini is the ideal solution for the avid car care enthusiast. Featuring the most efficient single motor in the industry, the 1600w motor + 1000w heater element, uses filtered air to chase water off paintwork, metal, glass and chrome. The blast of air forces trapped water out from behind badges, head and taillight surrounds, mirror housings and other hard to reach areas. The BlowR Mini is supplied with three interchangeable nozzles to ensure air can be directed into tight to reach areas or along channels and grooves. Choose from two wind speeds and three temperatures, depending on the task at hand. IMPORTANT: Equipped with a UK 3-PIN plug suitable for 220-240v, please only order if your country supports this supply. http://go.ownersclub.co/bigboi View full discount
  3. As its name declares, the new RX Premium Sport Edition gives Lexus’s large luxury self-charging hybrid electric SUV stronger, sportier appeal with a series of exclusive design elements, inside and out. It builds on the success of the previous Sport Edition with an enriched specification that adds a distinctive style twist to the RX line-up The new version is available both for the five-seat RX and the RX L in six or seven-seat form – the former with two captain’s-style chairs in the second row. The Premium Sport Edition has a powerful road presence thanks to black-finished details that complement its elegant lines, including the front grille and door mirror covers. These are matched with black sputtered-finish 20-inch alloy wheels and a black front under-guard that emphasises the model’s SUV status. In the cabin, the signature look for the smooth leather upholstery is a combination of Black and White Ash with contrasting light grey stitching. The same colour theme is applied to the soft-touch surfaces on the centre console, door trims and passenger knee pad, with the grey stitching repeated around the shift lever gaiter. The steering wheel is finished in black leather and Black Open Pore Walnut, matching the cabin’s wood trim inserts, and the door panels have integrated illumination. Customers can also specify Black or Rich Cream leather upholstery if they prefer. The RX Premium Sport Edition also benefits from a higher equipment specification. Its advanced and high-tech features include a head-up display, heated rear seats*, a Blind Spot Monitor and Rear Cross Traffic Alert with auto brake. A panoramic roof is provided on the RX version and a sunroof on the RX L. This specification is in addition to the established RX Premium Pack, which provides Lexus Safety System+ active safety and driver assistance systems, smooth leather upholstery, heated steering wheel, heated and ventilated front seats, a hands-free power back door, door mirrors with auto-folding, auto-dimming, reverse-tilt and memory functions and power-adjustable front seats with an auto-retract and memory function for the driver’s seat., The new RX Premium Sport Edition is on sale now. On-the road prices are £57,165 for the RX model, £59,105 for the six-seat RX L and £57,855 for the seven-seat RX L. All new RX models come with up to 10 years’ Lexus Relax warranty cover. After an initial three years/60,000 miles, owners can extend their warranty by a further one year/10,000 miles each time they have their vehicle serviced at an authorised Lexus centre, in line with its service schedule. The warranty is provided at no extra cost, up to a limit of 10 years/100,000 miles. Terms and conditions apply; full details are available at www.lexus.co.uk.
  4. Lexus crafts luxury experiences inspired by people. Now, it’s drawing inspiration from super-heroes with cosmic super-powers too – as the exclusive automotive partner of Marvel Studios’ Eternals. Lexus and Marvel Studios have collaborated to design 10 character-themed custom-wrapped cars, based on the super-heroes from the highly anticipated film, which is launching in the UK on 5 November. Each Eternals car is inspired by the individual armour design, iconography and super-power of each Eternal. In addition, a golden glow emanates from the vehicles’ grilles and underbodies, reflecting the characters’ shared energy signature, as seen in the film. The vehicles will be featured in various events and media extensions. “We’re excited to bring the Eternals partnership to life through these custom-wrapped Lexus vehicles,” said Vinay Shahani, Lexus Vice President of Marketing. “Just as each Eternals character has a distinct style and set of capabilities, so does each character-themed Lexus.” The line-up of custom-wrapped Eternals vehicles includes: Ikaris x Lexus LS: the LS, Lexus’s flagship luxury saloon, is matched with Ikaris, played by Richard Madden, considered the tactical leader of the Eternals. Makkari x Lexus RC F Track Edition: the fastest Eternal, Makkari, played by Lauren Ridloff, is the perfect match for the sports car in the Lexus line-up – the RC F Track Edition. Sersi x Lexus RC F: one of Lexus’s sports cars, the RC F, is paired with one of the film’s most powerful characters, Sersi, played by Gemma Chan. Sprite x Lexus NX: the NX, a hybrid SUV, is a perfect complement to the illusion-casting ability of Sprite, played by Lia McHugh. Thena x Lexus LC 500: Thena, played by Angelina Jolie, is a natural fit with the sleek and stylish Lexus LC 500 coupe. “After so successfully telling a co-branded story on the original Black Panther film, we’re thrilled to be teaming up with Lexus once again. Combined with our custom spot directed by the Russo Brothers and starring Kumail Nanjiani in-character as Kingo, these Eternals-inspired vehicles show that exciting collaborative storytelling can extend even beyond traditional media,” said Mindy Hamilton, Senior Vice President, Global Partnership Marketing at Marvel Studios. Lexus and Marvel Studios recently released a long-form video called Parking Spot, starring Kumail Nanjiani as Kingo. It was directed by the Russo brothers, who helmed four Marvel Studios films including Avengers: Endgame, one of the highest grossing films of all time. In the two-minute piece, Kingo has to solve a very human problem before he can join the epic super-hero battle happening downtown – finding a safe parking spot for his new Lexus IS 500 F Sport Performance, the most powerful IS ever, with a 472-horsepower naturally aspirated V8 engine. For more information on Lexus and Marvel Studios’ Eternals collaboration, visit www.lexus.com/eternals.
  5. Gold Members can obtain the following discounts at Halfords Autocentres: 10% off servicing, half price MOT and a free MOT with any full or major service. Click through to the link (Service or MOT) and enter the relevant code to obtain the discount Please note, this offer will not work in conjunction with your Halfords Discount Card which is for in-store motoring and cycle purchases only http://go.ownersclub.co/halfordsautocentre View full discount
  6. Lexus knows a fair bit about tuning, but its latest collaboration takes the concept to a new and very different level Fender Custom Shop (FCS), where the legendary American guitar-maker’s most exclusive creations are hand-made, has announced the launch of a limited-edition Fender® Lexus LC Stratocaster®, the newest custom-built piece from Principal Master Builder Ron Thorn. Known as “The Dream factory,” the FCS makes bespoke instruments for some of music’s greatest guitar heroes, including Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, H.E.R. and Jimmy Page. The stunning blue “Strat” celebrates both brands’ passion for bold design, intuitive technology, and craftsmanship. Fender Custom ShopTM will be releasing 100 team-built Fender Lexus LC Stratocaster guitars globally. “Collaborating with Lexus to conceptualise, design and build the Fender Lexus LC Stratocaster has been an incredible ride,” said Mike Lewis, VP of Product Development, at FCS. “The process our team took to design this Strat has certainly been a labour of love, as well as a source of inspiration and excitement around the shop.” The Stratocaster guitar includes an omnidirectional Structural Blue finish, a spectral range that produces light metallic blue to deep midnight blue, originally developed by Lexus paint engineers inspired by the shimmering colours of the Morpho butterfly. The paint’s development took 15 years. The blue finish on the Stratocaster guitar is the same as that used on an exclusive version of the Lexus LC flagship coupe. It brings to life the rich curvature of the LC’s styling, and now the guitar body, too. The paint does not contain any blue material – the colour is produced purely by light interference. Layers of colourless materials come together to generate the ultimate colour, hence the name “structural”. The guitar’s neck is fashioned from beautiful 3A flame maple and finished in high-gloss urethane, imparting a hint of Fender woodworking tradition in contrast with the instrument’s other advanced visual elements. The fingerboard is made of deep-blue polished Richlite, a composite material known for its tonal properties, structural stability and resistance to wear and moisture, and used by the Fender Custom Shop for the first time. The fingerboard has a flatter 12-inch radius and 22 medium-jumbo stainless-steel frets. On darkened stages, the white Luminlay fingerboard inlays glow in vivid blue. Additionally, the fasteners on the pickguard are black button head machine screws that create a clean automotive appearance, while the pickups are Fender’s latest version of its Noiseless Single Coils, another first for the Fender Custom Shop. To top it off, the headstock face is finished in Structural Blue with a chrome Fender logo, while the custom case is wrapped in carbon fibre-textured vinyl, with black leather ends and the Lexus logo embroidered inside the lid. “Fender is a legendary brand that has made an indelible mark in the world of music. As such, Lexus is honoured to team with them in the development of this unique guitar that highlights our brand’s design cues and Structural Blue paint technology,” said Brian Bolain, Lexus International. “With such a partnership, our hope is to raise awareness of the elevated level of craft shared by the Fender Custom Shop and Lexus as both strive to create a more personal experience for their customers.” For more information about Lexus’s amazing Structural Blue paint and it’s 15-year development, visit https://mag.lexus.co.uk/natures-brilliance-captured-in-new-structural-blue-paintwork/. For technical specifications and additional information on the new Fender Lexus LC Stratocaster, visit www.fendercustomshop.com.
  7. Lexus LF 30 Electrified Concept Video
  8. Auto Finesse are the car care range designed, developed and trusted by professional car detailers since 1999 Detailing products, car polish and car wax, handmade in the UK by Auto Finesse ®, designed, developed and trusted by professionals. These products, made for luxury cars, can be yours from the Auto Finesse Halford’s selection - you don’t need a high-end car to enjoy these incredible products! http://go.ownersclub.co/autofinesse View full discount
  9. Ultimate Finish - Showroom Shine Ultimate Finish supplies cleaning products and accessories to wholesale and retail outlets throughout the UK and the rest of the world. Our team of specialists has been researching, developing and wholesaling premium car care and household cleaning products for more than two decades. Our passion for excellence has driven us from the beginning, and continues to drive us into the future. The team at Ultimate Finish knows that every product counts, and strives to make the entire shopping experience as rewarding and fun as possible. Shop the world's best car care products and enjoy 10% off your first purchase with Ultimate Finish. Enter the code at checkout to obtain the discount. https://www.theultimatefinish.co.uk/ View full discount
  10. Premium Members can get an additional 10% discount off published prices on manuals The world-famous Haynes Manual - An iconic product with a timeless quality Vehicles may have changed beyond recognition since the first manual was created in the mid-1960s, but the same painstakingly detailed approach to producing accurate and trustworthy repair advice has not. Each car, truck and motorcycle is stripped down and rebuilt, capturing every important step-by-step task along the way. DIY friendly techniques and tools have enabled millions of people to safely and successfully maintain and repair their vehicle. https://haynes.com/en-gb/car-manuals View full discount
  11. Gold Members can obtain 20% discount on comprehensive Vehicle history checks Why Car Analytics Vehicle History Check? There are three reasons why you should opt for the vehicle history check from Car Analytics (CA). The CA report is the most comprehensive in the UK market, including every detail the vehicle has experienced in the past. The CA vehicle history check is the cheapest of all, available for just £8.95. The Car Analytics provides the highest data guarantee (£40,000 compared to £30,000 offered by other providers) and best customer support. Vehicle History Check vs Vehicle Pre-purchase Inspection, What are the differences? In simple words, a vehicle history check gives you all the information about the car’s past without revealing its current condition. It includes factors like MOT history, import/export status, outstanding finance details, write-off info, stolen vehicle record, proof of financial disputes, mileage anomalies, ownership history, etc. On the other hand, a vehicle pre-purchase inspection is all about examining its mechanical and physical condition. It comprises the vehicle’s exterior, engine, electric controls, interior & luggage compartment, suspension, transmission, exhaust system, brakes, etc. Know the difference in detail here. CarAnalytics - See what's included in our full vehicle history check Outstanding Finance Check Check if a car has outstanding finance on it Car Write Off Check Check if a car is an insurance write off Stolen (Police) Car Check Check if a car is stolen or recorded in the PNC Number Plate Change History Check if DVLA registered car number plate change Car Owner Check (Keepers History) Check how many owners a car has had Car Mileage History Check Check if a car has any mileage discrepancies or clocked DVLA Scrapped Car Check Check if a car is scrapped and destroyed by an ATF Check Car Valuation Check how much is car worth trade and private valuations http://go.ownersclub.co/caranalytics View full discount
  12. The award-winning design of Lexus’s flagship coupe projects an even more commanding presence with the new LC Black Inspiration The latest addition to the LC range dispenses with chrome detailing to present a sophisticated all-black look, from its wheels to its exclusive Graphite Black paint finish. The famous spindle grille, door mirror casings, headlight and rear light cluster surrounds and even the headlight cleaners go back to black to create an extra dimension of visual drama in the car’s powerful styling. The equipment specification takes its lead from the current LC Sport Plus Pack, adding 10-way power-adjustable front seats upholstered in fine-quality semi-aniline leather; a bespoke 13-speaker Mark Levinson premium surround sound system, head-up display and a card key. New exterior features include a fixed rear spoiler and 21-inch five-spoke forged alloy wheels, together with the Sport Plus Pack-specified carbon fibre roof and scuff plates. The LC’s dynamic performance is enhanced with a Torsen limited-slip differential, dynamic rear steering and Variable Gear Ratio steering. Other features include Lexus Safety System+ active safety and driver assistance systems, smart entry, heated steering wheel, front seat heating and ventilation, Blind Spot Monitor and Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Adaptive Variable Suspension. The Black Inspiration model is available for both the full hybrid electric LC 500h and the V8-powered LC 500. It will be available to order from 1 November when pricing will be announced.
  13. All updated now to include the UX300e
  14. The new E10 petrol grade was introduced across the United Kingdom from September 2021. The move is part of the government’s strategy to reduce harmful emissions from transport Although the new E10 petrol retains the same 95-octane rating as existing unleaded petrol, it contains a much higher proportion of ethanol. Currently, all petrol supplied at filling stations contains a five per cent mix of ethanol, which is why it is known as E5. However, from September 2021, that proportion will be doubled in standard grade petrol. The fuel will be identified by the code E10. This change will not affect Lexus owners with a diesel-powered vehicle. Which Lexus models can use E10 petrol? The good news is that the vast majority of Lexus models with a petrol engine or hybrid powertrain and that were officially supplied within the European market since January 1998 are compatible with E10 petrol. The only exceptions to this rule are the following models: Lexus IS 250 with 2.5-litre V6 4GR-FSE engine made between August 2005 and September 2007 Lexus GS 300 with 3.0-litre V6 3GR-FSE engine made between January 2005 and September 2007 Lexus LS 460 with 4.6-litre V8 1UR-FSE engine made between August 2006 and September 2007 Can I use E10 petrol in my imported Lexus? If your Lexus is an imported model that was not official sold in European markets, we recommend staying on E5 by using super unleaded, which has a higher octane rating. Having received queries from owners regarding specific imported models, we are investigating this further. How can I check if my Lexus can use E10 petrol? All new Lexus models manufactured since 2011 and equipped with a petrol engine or hybrid powertrain are compatible with E10 fuel. This can be confirmed by checking the owner’s manual or looking at the information printed on the inside of the fuel filler flap. If you are still unsure, use E5 petrol, which will continue to be dispensed from the super unleaded pump at most filling stations. Why is the ethanol content being increased? Ethanol is a renewable, non-fossil biofuel produced from sustainable sources. It is made using by-products from the farming industry, such as those from wheat, corn and sugar crops. By increasing the proportion of biofuel in petrol, the content of fossil fuel and therefore our reliance on it decreases. This will reduce the overall levels of CO2 (carbon dioxide) emissions from vehicles and help the government achieve its climate change targets. It has been calculated that this change from E5 to E10 petrol will cut harmful transport emissions by 750,000 tonnes a year. That’s the equivalent of taking 350,000 cars off the road. Why isn’t the ethanol content much higher? The composition of ethanol is different to that of a crude Oil based fossil fuel such as petrol. Higher blends of ethanol can cause corrosion of some rubbers and alloys used in the engine and fuel systems of some older vehicles. A small number of these vehicles will need to continue using E5 petrol, and this will remain widely available at filling stations in super unleaded grade. Is this change to E10 petrol only happening in the UK? No. In fact, E10 petrol is already common throughout the world. It has also been the reference fuel used for all new car emissions and performance testing since 2016. Useful link - The government has a simple ‘E10 checker’ tool on its website here Original Article Source: https://mag.lexus.co.uk/e10-petrol/
  15. So what's behind the crisis? The key issue is there aren't enough drivers to supply petrol. There's an estimated shortage of more than 100,000 HGV drivers and petrol is only the latest industry to be hit. The lack of drivers has caused problems for a range of industries - from supermarkets to fast food chains. Fuel tanker drivers need additional safety qualifications on top of their HGV licence to be able to transport chemicals such as petrol. How did the petrol shortage start? Late last week, oil firm BP warned that it would have to "temporarily" close a handful of its petrol stations, because of a lack of lorry drivers. Long queues started to build up outside stations across Great Britain over the weekend, amid fears that petrol might run out. Urban areas have been hardest hit, while Northern Ireland has been unaffected. The panic buying was said to be caused by media reports of a leaked government briefing discussing the shortage of HGV drivers. Some analysts and politicians linked the driver shortage to Brexit, although transport secretary Grant Shapps denied this, whilst others blamed the COVID-19 pandemic. What caused the driver shortage? There are a number of reasons - and many countries across Europe have been affected - but the UK has been especially badly hit. After Brexit, many European drivers returned to their home countries, or moved elsewhere, because working in the UK involved additional border bureaucracy which had an impact on their income. The pandemic saw even more drivers return to their home countries, with few coming back. Meanwhile, some older drivers have retired and there is a huge backlog in HGV driver tests due to Covid. Has the petrol shortage improved? The PRA - which represents nearly 5,500 of the UK's 8,000 filling stations - says that "trying to calm this down appears to be a monumental task at the moment". It says that more than a quarter (27%) of its members' petrol stations were out of fuel on Thursday, compared with two-thirds on Sunday. On Wednesday, the Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng said there were signs that the petrol crisis was "stabilising" and urged people to buy petrol as they normally would. There has been no improvement in petrol supplies at independent petrol stations since Wednesday, according to industry body the Petrol Retailers Association "There's been no easing off of the pressure from drivers wanting to refuel whenever they can, wherever they can, " said PRA chairman Brian Madderson. The government had said it thought the situation was starting to get better. What is the government currently doing? The Ministry of Defence is preparing about 150 qualified military drivers to deliver fuel - and has another 150 personnel ready to support them. The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) says it will also draw on some of the reserve fleet of 80 tankers which the government keeps for emergencies. Other measures include: A suspension of competition law between oil firms, which the government said would make it easier for companies to share information about fuel supply, and prioritise areas most in need An offer of temporary visas to 5,000 foreign fuel tanker and food lorry drivers (as well as 5,500 poultry workers) in the run-up to Christmas - although some business organisations, such as the British Chambers of Commerce have criticised this as "insufficient" The process for getting an HGV driver licence will be sped up, and nearly one million letters have been sent to existing HGV drivers to encourage them back into the industry, plus there are plans to train 4,000 others Can key workers get fuel? The doctors' body the BMA, the teachers' union NASUWT and some politicians including London Mayor Sadiq Khan want key workers to be given priority access to petrol stations to avoid disruption to essential services. However, the government hasn't announced plans to prioritise key workers as it did with nursery and school places during the pandemic. Is there a limit on how much petrol I can buy? The government has powers to limit how much fuel drivers can buy, and the hours when they can buy it, but there's no indication it plans to use them. Some petrol stations have introduced a £30 cap on the amount of petrol people can buy. However, the PRA said it didn't want garage staff to be put at risk "confronting" customers. Is petrol in danger of running out? No - oil companies have stressed there is plenty of fuel available. They say that the shortage is being caused by "temporary spikes in customer demand" - or as PRA chairman Brian Madderson put it, "panic buying, pure and simple". The government has claimed media coverage has inflamed the situation. What's happening to fuel prices? Petrol prices are at an eight-year high. The average petrol price at UK forecourts was 135.19p a litre on Monday, up from 134.86p a week earlier. The price of a litre of diesel rose from 137.35p to 137.95p over the same period. The RAC has said it's aware of a small number of retailers "hiking prices" in the current crisis.
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