VIN Plates and Load Ratings
18th December 2020
By Oliver Galvin

For some products, such as springs, dampers and wheels, it's important to know the maximum load rating of your vehicle is, per axle. The best way to check this is on your vehicle's VIN plate.

Cobra Seat Packages for Specific Cars
21st November 2020
By Malcolm Carter

Changing the seats in your car can be one of the most rewarding and impressive upgrades you can make to your vehicle, but it's a bit daunting and needs to be done properly and safely. Cobra Seats are World renowned for being the best for race, road and classic cars, so that's why we have developed these perfectly matched packages for specific cars. A pair of seats and pair of tailor made custom seat brackets and fittings and a discounted package price.

Tesla Alloy Wheels Upgrade Options
25th August 2020
By Malcolm Carter

Highly desirable, packed with technology, kind to the planet, blistering pace, easy on the eye – there’s lots to love about Tesla cars. However, you rarely see a unique one that stands out from the rest. Here is our guide to making your Tesla Model 3, Model S, Model X or Roadster stand out from the crowd with brand new lightweight alloys and performance tyres.

VW T6 Transporter Alloy Wheels & Tyres Guide
25th August 2020
By Malcolm Carter

We are big fans of the VW T6 Transporter. A modern classic with the heritage of the Volkswagen van tradition. A workhorse or a weekend leisure tourer, understated or a head turner. We love the versatility and possibilities of styling and tuning the VW T6, Here is our guide to Alloy Wheel options for a Volkswagen T6 Transporter.

Cobra Seats for Classic Cars
5th May 2020
By Malcolm Carter

Here is our comprehensive guide to the Cobra classic car seat range and the key features of every style in the range. Cobra Seats offer the very highest standard of quality and style and have an option to suit every classic sports car.

Top 5 Lockdown Tips for Car Enthusiasts
7th April 2020
By Malcolm Carter

We are in the midst of an historic, unprecedented and worrying time. We are all trying to do our very best to halt the spread of Coronavirus, protect one another and the NHS and at the same time stay positive and keep some normality in our lives. We are looking after the best interests of all our customers and, we are hoping that every one of you are staying safe and well.

Here are our Top 5 tips for car enthusiasts during lockdown.

Customer Notice Covid-19
18th March 2020
By Patrick Crow

We remain fully operational and open for business as usual! Order processing and deliveries are proceeding as normal with no delays currently being experienced.

If there is a change in circumstances that may affect our service levels we will keep you fully informed. If you need any information regarding deliveries or ordering please contact us by email or telephone and we will be happy to provide you with the information you need.

We wish all of our customers the very best during this difficult period.

Piloti Shoes Strike F1 AlphaTauri Deal
5th March 2020
By Malcolm Carter

Piloti driving shoes have long been associated with quality, comfort and driving performance. In 2020 they can add another association - Formula One!

F1 remains the absolute pinnacle of motorsport. The ultimate test of man and machine. Piloti Shoes are proud to sponsor Scuderia AlphaTauri Honda for the 2020 F1 season.

Lazer Lamps LED Lighting Deals
12th February 2020
By Malcolm Carter

Off-road, on the racetrack or down a country lane, you haven’t experienced high performance lighting until you’ve tried Lazer Lamps. The range from Lazer is designed and manufactured in the UK and trusted by professional drivers - from rally stars to HGV truck heroes. Carnoisseur can provide the full range and at great prices. This article looks at the tailored to fit, integrated lighting kits - particularly suited for modern 4x4s, pick-ups and SUVs, including Ford Ranger, Range Rover Discovery, VW Caddy and T6 Transporter.

TRS Motorsport Car Harnesses Explained
3rd January 2020
By Malcolm Carter

Whether it’s a fully FIA approved motorsport harness or a high quality fast road safety approved harness suitable for trackdays, kit cars and modified road vehicles, TRS offer fantastic products at an excellent price. This article explains the features and benefits of the various TRS harnesses available.

Porsche Model Numbers
2nd January 2020
By Oliver Galvin

Identifying the specific model of your Porsche can be confusing. This is a handy list of model numbers for each of Porsche's ranges of vehicles, along with their body type, model years, and other details.

Mercedes Model Numbers
19th December 2019
By Oliver Galvin

Identifying the specific model of your Mercedes can be confusing. This is a handy list of model numbers for each of Mercedes' ranges of vehicles, along with their body type, model years, and other details.

BMW Model Numbers
19th December 2019
By Oliver Galvin

Identifying the specific model of your BMW can be confusing. This is a list of model numbers for each of BMW's ranges of vehicles, along with their body type, model years, and other details.

Black Friday Car Accessories Offers
25th November 2019
By Patrick Crow

This year we've got some extra special Black Friday offers for you to enjoy. Take a look at the great savings available...

Boot edge bumper protectors from RGM
21st November 2019
By Malcolm Carter

It’s usually only when it’s too late that you realise there is a need for a boot edge paint protector. Seems like a simple thing or an unnecessary expense, but if you’ve ever scratched the paintwork on your brand new car, you’ll know the feeling of despair and recognise the value. Modern bumpers and boot edges are usually colour coded and repairing a scratch or gouge is really expensive and inconvenient. RGM Rearguards are the perfect way to protect your car's painwork whilst adding subtle style.

How to choose your CoverZone car cover
9th September 2019
By Malcolm Carter

Keeping your pride and joy in pristine condition is really important for all car enthusiasts. This includes shielding your car from dust, adverse weather, harmful UV rays, bird droppings, scratches or the local cats who find your soft-top comfy. Carnoisseur now offer a full range of high quality CoverZone car covers, tailored to fit your specific vehicle, and suitable for a range of circumstances. Here are a few helpful tips on what to look out for when buying a car cover.

Protect your car from theft with Disklok
28th June 2019
By Malcolm Carter

Car thefts in the UK have nearly doubled over the last 5 years and this is partially linked to the rise in keyless car entry systems on modern premium vehicles. Classic cars and modern classics' value has also exploded and fuelled a further rise in car crime. We have reviewed the options to protect your vehicle and outline here the value of having a Disklok Steering Wheel Lock.

Road Hero Space Saver Spare Wheel Kits
12th April 2019
By Malcolm Carter

Spare wheels are being phased out by car manufacturers, but is this compromising drivers safety, convenience and their wallets? Is the Road Hero space saver wheel kit the ideal solution for complete peace of mind and safety?

The future of alloy wheels?
1st April 2019
By Patrick Crow

The team at Carnoisseur were recently given exclusive access to the research and development department of one of the UK’s largest wheel manufacturers. To our surprise, the biggest project they are currently investing in is the design and testing of square alloy wheels.

They believe that new square alloy wheels could dramatically cut manufacturing costs, whilst also enhancing performance through improved aerodynamics and weight savings.

Jetex Exhausts
20th March 2019
By Patrick Crow

Jetex exhausts have been made in Sweden since 1986. They are one of the oldest and most trusted manufacturers in the aftermarket, and at Carnoisseur we have been dealing with them since day one - if you don’t believe us just check out this page from our 1986 catalogue!

Zunsport Grilles
6th March 2019
By Patrick Crow

Zunsport Grilles are a family business, that have been proudly manufacturing vehicle grilles in the West Midlands for three generations! The secret to their longevity and the popularity of their products is quite simple; they offer a high quality product that is simple to fit and does exactly what it is intended to do.

Momo Steering Wheels
4th January 2019
By Patrick Crow

Momo are the world's number one manufacturer of high quality steering wheels for both race and road. They have a heritage that stretches back over 50 years, with a proven track record that is the envy of their competitors.

H&R Wheel Spacers
11th December 2018
By Patrick Crow

It's often the small things that make a big difference. For instance, you wouldn't think that spacing out the wheels on your car by 5, 10 or 20 millimetres would make much of a difference to the way it looks or handles. You would be wrong!

Wheel spacers can make the difference between "so-so" and "spot-on". By reducing the arch-gap, spacers instantly create a more aggressive, attractive look whilst also widening the vehicle's overall track therefore improving handling.

New Piloti Pistone X Driving Shoes
28th November 2018
By Patrick Crow

Say hello to the new Piloti Pistone ‘X’. Building on the success of one of Piloti’s most popular shoes (the all leather Pistone), the Pistone X takes another step (excuse the pun) towards the perfect everyday driving shoe!