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Allen Collen has worked within the motor industry for the past 20 years. Starting at the ground and working up he has developed a wide appreciation for what is required and what can be achieved. Currently Allen works with RUK looking after the technical aspects of their Motorsport programs as well as providing technical support for special projects and other bespoke activities.
Hi I have a 2016 Clio RS 200 - when I move off in the morning the car makes a few small knocking sounds for the first few wheel rotations. It feels like the pads are sticking to the discs. Is this a common issue? / do i need to worry
Dan H, 8th Mar 2019
Hello Dan, Clearly its not possible to diagnose brake issues from a distance - but generally you will get an increase in brake noise when the friction material is cold. Provided its not excessive and limited to when it's cold it sounds like a characteristic.
Allen Collen, 8th Mar 2019
Hi, I'm about to buy a Clio RS and wondering if there is any option to check how many times the launch control been used? Thank you.
Robert, 6th Mar 2019
Hello Robert, I don't believe there is a permanent counter.
Allen Collen, 6th Mar 2019
Hi. Need a bit of help here. Got a trafic 1.6 on a 66plate and all has been well, right up until I parked on a hill and got out. I got back in and the bus doesn’t want to start!! Now I’ve never had to punch the clutch to start it but now it turns over a few times then stops. I try turning the key afterwards but nothing happens and it tells me to depress clutch, I do and still nothing happens??? Cheers in advance.
Darren Clayforth, 4th Mar 2019
Hello Darren, For some time brake/clutch logic has been employed for a variety of reasons. If it believes the car is in gear it'll ask for the clutch to be depressed.
Allen Collen, 4th Mar 2019
drivers door not opening on door push button on door handle with fob in hand
gary590, 26th Feb 2019
Hello Gary, Please have a Renault Retailer diagnose the issue.
Allen Collen, 26th Feb 2019
Hello l wonder if you can help with issue l am having with my renault megane 2015 reg. The radio has an intermittent problem and appears to be trying to reboot saved stations and on occasions looses all saved station completely. I then have to reset saved stations and audio settings. Any ideas would be appreciated.
Christopher guffick, 25th Feb 2019
Hello Christopher, Anything multimedia system related should be directed to https://easyconnect.renault.co.uk/
Allen Collen, 25th Feb 2019
Good evening, I'm new to the group after purchasing my Clio 197 cup and I've asked everywhere but no one is sure so I'm craving your expertise (if you don't mind) my steering rack bolts keep coming loose every few weeks and i have no idea why, do you have any answer? Thank you
George Poole, 25th Feb 2019
Hello George, That is certainly not normal. Please have a Renault Retailer inspect the vehicle.
Allen Collen, 25th Feb 2019
Hello, I have 2018 Megane IV GrandCoupe and I have weird question. There is any chance to change Halogen Headlights to Pure Vision LED Headlights? My car have R-Link 2 system so I am wondering maybe it can be changed somehow.
Roman, 24th Feb 2019
Hello Roman, The interchanging of such components is not possible in after sales due to the number of components involved.
Allen Collen, 24th Feb 2019
Do Renault sport offer any add on performance packs that can be installed but Renault for my Clio
Ross law, 22nd Feb 2019
Hello Ross, Unfortunately no.
Allen Collen, 22nd Feb 2019