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...
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...
24 Aug

Preparing your car for a long journey

It is the responsibility of the driver to check and ensure that a vehicle is roadworthy for a long journey. Along with the annual compulsory checks, such as MOT and insurance, checking your car before a long journey is extremely important and helps to reduce the risk or accidents on the road. Check your oil level- Checking that your oil level is between the minimum and maximum level on the dipstick is a quick and simple job. Top up your oil if needed, making sure it is the correct oil for the car. Tyres- Tyres need to be checked regularly and especially before long journeys. Tyres should have adequate tread on them, making sure they are not bald and do not have any marks on the sidewall of the tyre....
20 Jun

Why it is important to service your vehicle regularly

If you own a vehicle, it is your responsibility to make sure that it is safe and road worthy to drive. While it is not a legal requirement in the UK to get your vehicle serviced, it is compulsory to get an annual MOT. MOT’s are great for knowing your vehicle is safe to drive on the road, however, a service can examine your car or van in more detail. Servicing a vehicle can improve its lifespan and decrease the risk of a mechanical fault during driving. You can service a vehicle as often as you want but most drivers choose to service theirs annually. Servicing your vehicle annually can also help when it comes to selling. Selling a vehicle with a full service history increases the price of your...