25 May

Why Car Batteries Go Flat

A car battery will lose its charge and become flat if it is not used regularly, or if the car is used for short journeys only when the battery will not have enough time to recharge itself properly. The term for this is ‘undercharging’. This leads to a hardening of the lead plates within the battery that affects its ability to hold a charge. This is known as sulphation. Geeky, we know! As a car battery works on a chemical reaction basis, the environment temperature and humidity can also play a crucial role in battery performance. A battery operates at maximum efficiency at a temperature of 26.7℃ or 80℉. Higher temperatures speed up internal corrosion within the battery’s cells which reduces the life of the battery. Colder temperatures inhibit a...
28 Mar

Taking on a different attitude towards MOTs

MOTs can be a nuisance. Think of the money you have to spend on your vehicle every year, such as the following: Fuel costs Tax Insurance Servicing Repairs When we add MOT to this list it’s easy to feel a little outraged, however, there is one reason why you shouldn’t be too disappointed about having to put your vehicle through an MOT every year, and that is safety. If you care about the safety of yourself, your family and other drivers, an MOT is necessary and if you have to pay out for a few repairs, so be it. At least you will know that your vehicle is safe and you’ve had it thoroughly checked out for an expert. We all have to put our vehicles through MOTs and we...
30 Dec

Benefits of owning a campervan

A campervan can give your freedom, flexibility and affordability. It’s a wonderful way to see a different part of the world whilst staying in your very own little cabin of a home. You can design your campervan so that’s it’s built around your needs, so perhaps adding a coffee station, a laptop seating area or dining table and chairs may be a good option for you. You do have a limited space to work with but by designing cleverly you can have chairs and tables which work as storage spaces too. With a campervan that’s kitted out, you only need to pay for fuel. Just hit the road, drive up to a cool location and park on the street overnight, or perhaps find a cool camping area with conveniences such...
24 Nov

The dangers of driving at Christmas

With Christmas just days away now, we feel it’s important to highlight some of the dangers that road users will face as we near this big festive celebration. The roads will, of course, be slippy, the weather will be close to freezing, and the days will feel shorter too if that’s even possible! The UK is not the friendliest of places during winter, and you do need to stay safe on the roads in these quite harsh conditions. It’s best to not to drive during the days leading up to Christmas because the roads are incredibly busy and people are often rushing around. If you desperately need to drive somewhere then go ahead, however, you should make sure everything on your car is working as intended. Your heater should clear...
19 Oct

A few tips to make your car winter-ready

The British winters have been a little unpredictable over the past few years, that’s why preparing your car for any winter weather conditions is a smart idea. Making alterations to your vehicle ready for the icy or even snowy periods of weather will not only improve the safety of your car but reduce the risk of injury to yourself and others around you too. Tyres are an important part of your car that should be checked regularly all year round, including the amount of tread left and the condition of the tyre walls. That said, there are some things you may want to know when it comes to snowy or icy conditions. During snow, you can reduce the pressure in your tyres to improve the grip on the surface. Another...