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The top 10 car repairs and how they effect you

Introduction Many car owners get nervous when the colder months are around as the chances of a car failure or break down increase with the cold weather. Whilst we are in the middle of winter we thought it would be a good idea to look at the top 10 repairs, the...

The ultimate guide to driving in snow & ice

Introduction It's that time of year where most places will see some level of snow and certainly some winery conditions, but how does this effect your car, the way you drive and the preparations required? In this blog post we will try to cover the common areas to help...

Getting your car serviced whilst in warranty

Many people are led to believe that their new vehicles warranty will be void if they don’t get the vehicle serviced at the main dealers. However in 2003, one of the European laws known as Block Exemption was updated so that any independent garage can now carry out...

Tinted Windows – What do you need to know?

Ever since cars existed it’s always been common practice to modify the car in some manor, to personalise the vehicle and make it your own. For modern vehicles one of the cheapest but most effective modifications is the classic window tinting, but where do you stand...

Air Conditioning Service

Air conditioning has become a standard fitment for most modern vehicles, not only does it keep your car cool in the summer it also assists in demisting the windscreen during the other months too. What most people fail to realise is that the AC setup in your car has a...

Braking Systems – Discs/Pads & Drums/Shoes

INTRODUCTION TO BRAKING The brakes are one of the most important safety devices on your car so it is important that they are working correctly, they are also a significant part of the MOT testing procedures too and are a common cause for MOT fails. There are two...

Help! There’s extra lights on my dash

So what are these extra lights? Most drivers would of experienced an unknown light on their dash at some point in their driving career and quite often it fills you with dread when the light comes on, partially because you don’t know what the light means and partially...

5 Top tips to keeping your car going longer

As a car owner there are a few areas whereby you can assist with keeping your car in good shape and running for as long as possible. Some of these may seem obvious but it is amazing how often they are overlooked! By keeping your car in good condition and staying on...

Your MOT – Everything you need to know

Introduction As you may well know, all vehicles over 3 years old have to undergo an annual test to ensure it meets a minimum safety standard for use on the UK roads, this annual test is known as the MOT. Every day thousands of cars are tested across the country and...

Why are my tyres wearing funny?

My tyre tread has worn oddly, or unevenly, why? We all know what a tyre is, the magical black rubber circle that surrounds our wheels and is the only point of contact between the car and the road surface. For most people the Tyre’s on their car are a considerable...