• Autumn Car Care Tips

    Autumn Car Care Tips

    Is your car ready for autumn and winter? As we’re writing this, it’s nearing the end of September so we know that this summer sun isn’t going to last much longer. Leaves are already beginning to fall, and the temperature has definitely become lower. Before you dig the leaf blower out of the garage or

  • E10 Fuel | What Is It & Will It Work In My Car?

    E10 Fuel | What Is It & Will It Work In My Car?

    You may have seen in the news recently that a new petrol is being added to our fuel pumps across the country. E10 fuel is to now seen as the standard petrol available to drivers, but many are left confused by the change. Why have we changed? Will it cost me more to fill up

  • Celebrating 30 years of seatbelts in the UK

    Celebrating 30 years of seatbelts in the UK

      It may seem like common sense these days to wear your seatbelt on every journey but it hasn’t always been that way. It’s only 30 years this year (2021) since the latest legislation came into place, and over 50 years since the first seatbelts were introduced. This change in the law is expected to

  • Pothole Damage Costs Rise Even with Average Mileage Lowering

    Pothole Damage Costs Rise Even with Average Mileage Lowering

    We know what you’re thinking… Surely that title can’t be right? Well, unfortunately, it is according to data recovered from Kwik Fit’s PIT (Pothole Impact Tracker). Although average mileage for the majority of drivers was down by 42% in 2020, pothole damage repairs continued to rise from £1.249 billion to £1.267 billion. That’s a rise

  • Car Warning Lights and Their Meanings

    Car Warning Lights and Their Meanings

    Have you ever had a warning light appear and not really know what it means or what to do? Cars are pretty clever these days and have plenty of electronics and sensors built in to keep you up to date with what is happening under the bonnet. Any issues and you can expect a light

  • Ban on Tyres Over 10 Years Old

    Ban on Tyres Over 10 Years Old

    A new law has just been passed to improve the safety of roads in the UK. From the 1st of February 2021, tyres over 10 years old are banned on the front steering axles of buses, lorries and coaches as well as all single wheels of minibuses (9-16 seats). This new law will be enforced

  • What is Checked in a Car Service?
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    What is Checked in a Car Service?

    What is a car service, and why is it important? A car service is a really important part of your yearly car maintenance plan. The service checks all elements of your vehicle, ensuring that every part is running as supposed to, without any issues. From general wear and tear items like tyres and brake pads

  • 10 Simple Steps to Change A Tyre

    10 Simple Steps to Change A Tyre

    Although it may seem like second nature to many, a study in 2018 found that of 2,000 drivers, many didn’t know how to change a tyre. Almost half of those questioned aged over 36 said they could confidently change a wheel, whereas only 27% of 18-23 year olds believe they could do the same. As flat tyres

  • Lockdown 3: MOT Stations Remain Open

    Lockdown 3: MOT Stations Remain Open

    Did you know that MOT stations and garages are able to remain open during our third lockdown? This is great news, but it’s not quite the same as the first time around. In the first lockdown, an extension period was added to all MOTs due between 30th March and 31st July. The extension isn’t happening

  • Potholes 101 – Our Top Tips

    Potholes 101 – Our Top Tips

      Why do we have potholes? Potholes are the devils of the road and unfortunately for us living in the UK, they are very common. Our wet and cold weather is perfect for pothole procreation. Cracks appear in the road, rainwater settles in the cracks, this freezes overnight and expands causing more cracks. Repeat this

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