Archive for the ‘General’ Category


Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

Here at AA Silencers our customers and their cars are our top priority.  We take great care in providing the customer with the exact service to suit their needs and budget. We  love sharing in their passion for their car whatever car it is and whatever it gets used for.  We hope that comes across in our blog and we’d be very greatful if you’d leave us your comments too. Likewise if we’ve been able to provide you a service or share the enjoyment you get from your car and we have accidentally missed you out then please contact us and we’ll get you up on our blog. Many thanks to everyone who has visted us.

Stainless Repairs

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

Sometimes even the finest quality stainless exhaust can get damaged. Speed bumps and fields at car shows can take their toll. This lovely classic had a battered stainless exhaust but it turned out that with a few select repairs his current system could be saved. This saved him spending extra on e complete new system and allowed him to change the exhaust note slightly while we were there. Everyone’s a winner.

Car Vs Train

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

AA Sport took on public transport for Practical Performance car magazine. The challenge, can you buy a car and drive it across country for less than the price of the train ticket, and get there faster. The destination was Cornwall, just £499.00 from Stafford. The car was a little MX5. Did we manage it? Find out soon in Practical Performance Car.

VX carbon goodies

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

This VX happened to be passing by in search of someone brave enough to tackle a job turned down by other garages, fitting his diffuser. It was a custom made piece but many garages don’t know what one is, let alone how to fit it. In actually fact it’s only held on with about 12 screws and took 10 minutes to fit. Since then we’ve helped with several more day to day things like checking his brakes and servicing.

’tis the season to build roll cages

Monday, December 6th, 2010

I think the snow must have made everyone a little cautious. This is the third roll cage we’ve built in as many weeks. This time it’s for a track car built by our friends at Rapid Remap. This car is foir promotional use and they guys wanted it to look the part and be safe too. Rapid Remap take care of our remapping services, they’re experts in their field, offering a superb tailored service. They take such good care of their customers we’re happy to refer people to them, knowing they’ll be in safe hands. This BMW has had uprated suspension and the Rapid Remap hydrogen drive system fitted. The car interior had been stripped ready for the roll cage. It’s just a simple rear cage but should provide the safety they need.

Classic Celica

Monday, November 29th, 2010

Another car for a feature in Practical Performance car. This time we joined the owner on a track day to gather some data on how his car handled. With some 380 BHP on tap the suspension was having to work pretty hard. Improvements were made on the day and using the data we’ve gathered there’s plenty more still to come. It’s lovely to see a real classic rally car like this still being used in anger on sprints and hill climbs

caged animal

Monday, November 29th, 2010

This nissan came in for a track day/show cage ahead of a respray and some other mods. The cage can be seen half done. The finished article really set the car off.

Snotty Skoda

Monday, November 29th, 2010

I’m not being rude, Snotty is the nick name that’s been given to the Skoda, probably for obvious reasons. The cars owner has done a wonderful job of preparing the car for sprints and hill climbs. It has come to us for a Car Clinic feature in Practical Performance Car magazine. We carried out a full geomtry set up and made a few light modifications to the front suspension to help with grip. The car was tested at Mallory park and the owner now has all winter to carry out the suggested developments.  If you come across this Skoda out on the road you’d better give him room, it’s a whole lot more car than it first appears. Or than the name suggests!

Mad Mini

Monday, September 13th, 2010

When a customer called to ask if we could do some work to get his mini through an MoT this wasn’t exactly what we were expecting.  The car had obviously seen some pretty serious modification before it came to us, with the whole centre section and roof having been chopped out. You now sit on the back seats to drive it, or at least you would if they hadn’t rotten away. The car had sat for around 7 years and although it had been covered it wasn’t looking well. Everything is seized or rotten but we managed to get the engine fired into life and free of the gearbox and brakes. There’s a lot to do but it’s such a wonderful little car we can’t wait to see it back on the road again

Mallory Park PPC Show

Friday, June 18th, 2010

AA Silencers was out in force at this years PPC show. We ran several cars there and drove the Practical Performance Car magazines Porsche on their behalf as the other magazine staff members were rather busy organising the event. Several staff members and customers drove on track in array of cars and the AA Silencers Capri was busy all day long giving passenger rides. The trade stand was busy with enquiries ranging from geomtry set up information to aerodynamic devices and engine conversions.