Motoring and garage services
Petrol and diesel
Fuel can be obtained at the Sunny Lodge BP filling station in Malvern Link (see photo above), the Texaco filling station a little further down on the opposite side of the road, and at Morrisons on the Malvern Shopping Park. The closest filling station to Barnards Green is the garage in Pickersleigh Road, opposite the shops, which frequently changes hands.
You can also fill up in Upton on Severn, on your way into Malvern.
When we started driving in the 1960s, fuel was 5 shillings a gallon or in decimal currency about 5 pence a litre. Nowadays we are being asked to pay up to 150 pence a litre. That's 30 times as much and indicates how the cost of living has risen over the last fifty years.
Repairs and Servicing
The nearest Ford garage is Hills Ford in Newtown Road Malvern Link.
PJ Nicholls has a Ford dealership near Pershore station and will collect and return cars being serviced.
Bristol Street Motors at Blackpole on the edge of Worcester has a good selection of new and used vehicles and also offers a collect and return service.
Minor car repairs are undertaken at the Car Clinic opposite the Texaco filling station.
There are also auto repair workshops on the Spring Lane industrial estate, and there is a large Skoda dealership at Powick on the road to Worcester, served by the 44 bus service.
The nearest Land Rover agent is on the Hereford Road - see our page about servicing Land Rovers by clicking the button at the top of page.
(Before retirement we had used a Land Rover as a runabout).
Our vehicles have mostly been used for short journey so the batteries had a tendency to go flat. Click the link at the top of the page for suggestions on how to avoid that.
Someone in the family once had a Renault Clio and the battery tended to run down almost overnight in very cold weather. Exhaustive tests revealed no fault, but we came across a 'thread' suggesting the radio might be at fault. Unlikely we thought, but hey presto, replacing the Renault radio with one of a different make seemed to fix the fault - amazing.
We had a spot of bother with a Discovery I. Nice car but it proved expensive to run. Then after some years it annoyingly started conking out. Many of these vehicles will have rusted through by now, but if you are still running a V8 and having problems, click the button at the top of the page to find out about the problems we had.
Unreliable motor vehicles are, at the very least, a nuisance, and in the worst case, can put your life in danger. If a fault persists and cannot be fixed, and you can afford to, you might want to consider either scrapping or trading in the vehicle for another - unless of course you are a Classic Car owner and love your car!
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Last updated 30th April 2021