KEYLINK AUTO SERVICES

Keylink service and repair all vehicle makes and models specialising in German cars.

KEYLINK AUTO SERVICES

AIR CONDITIONING

Keylink SAS has the ability to service and repair all modern car Air Conditioning Systems.

AIR CONDITIONING

BODYSHOP

Quality car body repairs with modern facilities carried out by a highly skilled work team.

BODYSHOP

KEYLINK GARAGE

Keylink recognised for its high quality workmanship,experience, and great pricing.

KEYLINK GARAGE

15/16 The Calvert Centre
Woodmancott
Winchester
SO21 3BN

Keylink Opening Times
Monday - Friday
8:30 am - 7:00 pm

Late collections by appointment


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OFT Approved Garage

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Mobil Service Centre

Keylinks comitment to quality ensure we always use the correct lubricants. We are a recognised Mobil Service Centre and demand maximum quality from  the world’s leading synthetic engine oil.

Collection Delivery Service

Keylink Car collection and delivery serviceNo need to visit us!
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We can arrange collection of your vehicle from your home, place of work or arranged destination. Do the required work and deliver it back to you ready for your use. (10 mile radius)

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01256 397 150


Keylink Loan Car Service

Keylink Loan Car ServiceNeed a car while we fix yours?
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We are able to offer clean reliable loan cars while we service or repair your vehicle.


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Keylink | VW | Services | Winchester

Keylink Southern Auto Services VW servicing Winchester Basingstoke Hampshire

The Volkswagen driver demands accurate diagnostics, short, efficient servicing times and attention to detail with competetive rates. Keylink SAS can provide all this and more. Call or email us for our latest prices.


VW HISTORY

Volkswagen was originally founded in 1937 by the Nazi trade union, the German Labour Front (Deutsche Arbeitsfront). In the early 1930s German auto industry was still largely composed of luxury models, and the average German rarely could afford anything more than a motorcycle. As a result only one German out of 50 owned a car. Seeking a potential new market, some car makers began independent "peoples' car" projects – Mercedes' 170H, Adler's AutoBahn, Steyr 55, Hanomag 1,3L, among others.

The trend was not new, as Béla Barényi is credited with having conceived the basic design in the middle 1920s. Josef Ganz developed the Standard Superior (going as far as advertising it as the "German Volkswagen"). Also, in Czechoslovakia, the Hans Ledwinka's penned Tatra T77, a very popular car amongst the German elite, was becoming smaller and more affordable at each revision. In 1933, with many of the above projects still in development or early stages of production, Adolf Hitler got involved, demanding the production of a basic vehicle capable of transporting two adults and three children at 100 km/h (62 mph). The "People's Car" would be available to citizens of the Third Reich through a savings scheme at 990 Reichsmark (US$396 in 1930s dollars)--about the price of a small motorcycle (an average income being around 32RM a week).

Despite heavy lobbying in favour of one of the existing projects, it soon became apparent that private industry could not turn out a car for only 990RM. Thus, Hitler chose to sponsor an all-new, state-owned factory. The famed Austrian engineer Ferdinand Porsche supervised design of the car, but Hitler himself took a hand in the planning. Changes included better fuel efficiency, reliability, ease of use, and economically efficient repairs and parts. The intention was that ordinary Germans would buy the car by means of a savings scheme ("Fünf Mark die Woche musst du sparen, willst du im eigenen Wagen fahren" – "Five Marks a week you must put aside, If in your own car you want to ride"), which around 336,000 people eventually paid into. Prototypes of the car called the "KdF-Wagen" (German: Kraft durch Freude – "strength through joy"), appeared from 1936 onwards (the first cars had been produced in Stuttgart). The car already had its distinctive round shape and air-cooled, flat-four, rear-mounted engine. The VW car was just one of many KdF programs which included things such as tours and outings. The prefix Volks— ("People's") was not just applied to cars, but also to other products in Europe; the "Volksempfänger" radio receiver for instance. On 28 May 1937, the Gesellschaft zur Vorbereitung des Deutschen Volkswagens mbH (sometimes abbreviated to Gezuvor) was established by the Deutsche Arbeitsfront. It was later renamed "Volkswagenwerk GmbH" on 16 September 1938.

VW Type 82E

Erwin Komenda, the longstanding Auto Union chief designer, developed the car body of the prototype, which was recognizably the Beetle known today. It was one of the first to be evolved with the aid of a wind tunnel, in use in Germany since the early 1920s.

The building of the new factory started 26 May 1938 in the new town of KdF-Stadt, now called Wolfsburg, which had been purpose-built for the factory workers. This factory had only produced a handful of cars by the time war started in 1939. None was actually delivered to any holder of the completed saving stamp books, though one Type 1 Cabriolet was presented to Hitler on 20 April 1938 (his 49th birthday).

Mercedes-Benz history Wikipedia

Volkswagen history source