Yearly Archives: 2014

Renault Sport Service Packages

Renault Sport Servicing

We are currently working on some very competitive ‘Service Packages‘ for the Renault Sport range which will include-

  • Service and Cambelt Deals
  • Service, Cambelt and Water Pump Deals
  • Cambelt, Water Pump and Dephaser Pulley Deals
  • Full Service Deals (inc plugs, pollen filter and gearbox oil)

The deals will be for-

  • Clio Sport 172 / 182
  • Clio RS 197 / 200
  • Megane RS 225 / R26
  • Megane RS 250 / 265

Renault Sport Solutions

We will be updating the site over the next couple weeks with the Service Package prices along with prices for supplying and fitting Cooksport Lowering Springs and a range of Pure Motorsport products.

If there is anything you would like to add to our lists please feel free to email us or give us a call.

Winter Service Offer from Aarons Autos

Winter Service 2014 Aarons Autos


Winter is on its way once again so its time to make sure your vehicle is ready for the cold weather and icy conditions ahead.

Our winter service includes-

  • Oil and Filter change
  • Winter screen wash
  • Anti Freeze content test
  • All under bonnet levels checked
  • Full vehicle safety check

Also with our Winter Service you will get a FREE ‘Winter Pack’ to help you on those cold mornings.

Aarons Auto’s Renault Clio crashes into the Cadwell Park Pit Wall – Video promotes HANS safety device

It was a sad Motorsport day when one of our race cars was involved in a horrific crash at the Cadwell Park Circuit during the MSVR Team Trophy event.


Destination Nurburgring boss Darren Langeveld was forced off the track by the horrendously driven car 59 (Porsche 968) after trying to pass for 3 laps. The driver of the Porsche was excluded from the event and had 6 points added to his racing licence for dangerous behaviour.

Lots can be said about terrible driving standards but Aarons Autos were just happy to see Darren escaping with minor injuries. Our Renault Clio was built to withstand accidents of this nature and all of the safety systems worked as expected to protect the driver.

The feature video on this page promotes the use of great safety gear, especially the HANS device. Darren was luckily wearing one during the impact which surely helped to lessen any neck/spine injury.

MSVR Track Day Trophy.

Race Five Report – Silverstone National

Team Trackspeed ClioSat 6 September 2014

Clios battle in Silverstone rain

The Silverstone National was a good place to be in a race Clio for round five of the 2014 season as Paul Ivens and Adam Langeveld beat Aaron Harding and David Slater to the win.


It was an all-Guest Class top five, but James Bird and Andrew Stacey who took pole in their MINICooper S Challenge by the smallest of margins. Jeremy Hayman and Mark Penny, in Class B in a Vauxhall VX220, almost snatched top spot but came up just 0.016s shy of the Bird and Stacey benchmark.

Troy Dunlop and William Norman lined up alongside the VX220 in their BMW E36, lapping the Silverstone National circuit just 0.043s slower. The first of the Clios, piloted by Harding and Slater, claimed fourth alongside Geoff Conner in another of the Clios.

The Class D pole went the way of Nick De-Jesus in the BMW 318i Compact, comfortably clear of the line-astern Giles Billingsley and George and Jack Wright. Pole in Class E was secured by Adrian Timpson.

Aarons Autos Renault clio


The pouring rain helped the Clios of Ivens/Langeveld and Harding/Slater (both built by Aarons Autos Motorsport) to rocket to the front, utilizing their front-wheel-drive to leap-frog the heavier machinery in front of them on the grid.

Both passed the guest-appearing Nissan 370Z of the 2014 GT Academy racers, and Ivens/Langeveld coped best with the conditions to ease away from the similar Clio behind.

The safety car was scrambled when the Mark Astall and Craig Bunting-shared BMW E36 spun at the exit of Woodcote, finishing midway down the old pit straight resting on the pit wall.

Battles raged throughout the field on the restart, and an intriguing chase was commencing at the Clio Race Carhead of the field after the pitstops. The guesting Nissans soon switched places, and a David vs Goliath fight began. The looming Clios forced the once-leading Nissan into a mistake after taking chunks out its lead to move into second and third on the road. Ivens and Langeveld had to be mindful of their mirrors too, managing the gap back to Harding and Slater.

The Mondeo ST220 of Charles Angrave and Mark Witherington almost broke the Clio monopoly, but Gordon Cooper had just enough of a cushion to make it an all-Clio top three. The two cars were also able to catch and pass the former leader, the second of the Nissans.

Gary Johnson impressed in his SEAT Ibiza R to take the Class B win, just ahead of the Ian Brent-Smith and Steve Lyons BMW E30. Johnson made up seven places on the opening lap, and then soon passed the Class B-leading Hayman and Penny VX220. The VX220 lost out to the BMW just after the safety car interruption to be demoted to third.

Nick De-Jesus’ giant-killing continues, claiming eighth and a third Class D victory of the year. Mark Tranter became the first car in Class E to beat Adrian Timpson, his Citroen Saxo picking up 18th place.


1. Ivens/Langeveld – Renault Clio – 30 lapsTrack Day Trophy Winners
2. Harding/Slater – Renault Clio – +2.653s
3. Gordon Cooper – Renault Clio 197 – +12.833s
4. Angrave/Witherington – Ford Mondeo ST220 – +13.239s
5. Bird/Stacey – MINI Cooper S Challenge – +14.893s
6. Nick De-Jesus – BMW 318i Compact – +27.354s

Class B

1. Gary Johnson – SEAT Ibiza R
2. Brent-Smith/Lyons – BMW E30
3. Hayman/Penny – Vauxhall VX220

Class C

1. Ivens/Langeveld – Renault Clio
2. Harding/Slater – Renault Clio
3. Gordon Cooper – Renault Clio 197

Class D

1. Nick De-Jesus – BMW 318i Compact
2. Wright/Wright – Citroen Saxo VTS
3. Giles Billingsley – Fiat Punto Abarth

Class E

1. Mark Tranter – Citroen Saxo
2. Adrian Timpson – Toyota MR2
3. Orr/Skelton – Toyota MR2

Job Vacancy!

Aarons Autos Job VacancyAre you a qualified Mechanic with your own tools?

Are you looking for a new job in a friendly work environment?

Aarons Autos may have a space for you in there Derby based workshop, we are looking for a fully qualified Mechanic/Technician to under take general day to day work such as servicing, brakes, clutches, exhausts, diagnostics etc.

please forward your CV to or speak to Dave on 01332 205070 for more information or to arrange an interview.Aarons-Autos-Fleet-managment-derbyAarons-Autos-Motorsport-derby

Fixing a rattle on this Porsche Boxster for more driving fun in the sun

The customer of this Porsche Boxster arrived in our garage complaining of a rattle from the rear when the car was driven. Our engineer test drove the sports cabriolet and traced the rattle to the engine bay. On further inspection we discovered the exhaust heat shield was loose


This mechanical problem had a simple solution. A few self tapping screws later and the driver was ready for another fun run in the lovely hot summer sun.


Aarons Autos are the expert local Derby garage for all your vehicle servicing and repairs.

We help customers get their cars and vans back on the road at a price that’s right.



Unlucky Peugeot owner has his 307’s steering repaired and set true

This unfortunate customer was caught out by the heavy downpour over the weekend. He lost control of the 307 and spun into a grass verge. Luckily no one was hurt but the steering felt weird and was out of line.


Our technicians performed a full suspension and steering check to discover the Offside Front Track Rod and Track Rod End were bent. We quickly sourced the parts needed and replaced them. The Peugeot’s geometry was re-tracked and once again had it’s steering wheel feeling true with the handling to match.


Aarons Autos are your local garage to solve your vehicle servicing and repairs.

We help customers get their cars and vans back on the road at a price that’s right.



V8 Land Rover Defender needed a lot of welding before passing M.O.T

This monstrous Land Rover Defender arrived in our garage for an M.O.T but unfortunately failed. Years of off road action in muddy fields had took it’s toll on the V8’s chassis.


We quoted the customer a great price for a full days welding. The mud plugger then sailed through it’s statutory test and was ready to roar out of the door for many more dirty years of action.


Aarons Autos are an excellent local garage for all your vehicle servicing and repairs.

We help customers get their cars and vans back on the road at a price that’s right.



VW Golf GTi upgrades – Milltek Performance Exhaust and Poly Bush Kit

This lovely Volkswagen Golf GTi visited our garage for the fitting of a full Milltek performance exhaust system. The customer was having the cars ECU remapped so he wanted the exhaust system fitted before to complement the remap.


We also fitted poly bushes to the front and rear wishbone mounts because the old ones were worn and tired. The uprated replacement bushes will give the car a nice tight feeling through the corners.


We supply and fit performance exhausts and poly bush suspension kits to uprate your cars handling.

Aarons Autos are the friendly local garage for all your vehicle servicing and repairs.

We help customers get their cars and vans back on the road at a price that’s right.