Vauxhall FAQs

Where are Vauxhall cars made?

Vauxhall currently has two manufacturing plants creating vehicles in the UK. The facility in Luton produces commercial vehicles and IBC vehicles, whilst passenger cars for the UK are made in the Ellesmere Port factory. The Luton plant currently has a capacity of around 100,000 units per year and employs 900 staff.

Where can I find the towing weights for my Vauxhall?

If you intend to use your Vauxhall to tow a caravan or other heavy freight then it is important to know the towing weights for your vehicle. Each Vauxhall model has different maximum towing weights, so you should seek advice before planning any purchases or journeys. You’ll generally find the towing weights in your Owner's Manual, but if you don’t have the manual then contact the Toomey Vauxhall dealership in Basildon and a member of the team will be happy to help.

How do I unlock my Vauxhall Radio?

  • When you take delivery of your new Vauxhall, you will also receive a car pass.
  • The code necessary to unlock your radio will be included on the car pass.
  • If you do not have the car pass then you must visit the Toomey Vauxhall dealership in Basildon to arrange for a new code to be issued.
  • In order to comply with security checks, you will need to bring your V5 registration document and photo ID.

How do I find my Vauxhall’s paint code?

Your Vauxhall's paint code can be found easily, as it is included in your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) plate. The VIN plate is located either on the pillar behind the driver's door or on the top of the panel in front of the radiator under the Vauxhall's bonnet.

Can my Vauxhall use E10 Ethanol fuel?

You can use E10 Ethanol fuel in almost all Vauxhall vehicles that are equipped with a petrol engine. The exceptions to this rule include those with a 2.2-litre direct-injection petrol engine, such as the Vectra, Signum and Zafira. If you have one of these Vauxhall models then you can only use regular unleaded or premium unleaded petrol.

Who makes Vauxhall diesel engines?

Vauxhall currently manufactures all of the engines that are used in its cars. Vauxhall is owned by General Motors (GM), and many of the brand's designs and components are also used under the Opel banner.