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 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 option...
24 Aug

Preparing your car for a long journey

It is the responsibility of the driver to check and insure that a vehicle is road worthy 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 dip stick 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 to the sidewall of...
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...
15 May

Creating a campervan from a regular van

Travelling and exploring is becoming even more popular over the years, and with that, many people are looking for ways to save on accommodation and travel expenses. One way is by creating and building your own campervan, converted from a regular van. Which van you decide really depends on the size of camper you are after. To start your campervan project, you must insulate the van minimising the risk of water damage from the outside and condensation build up on the inside. Once insulated, line your van with a chosen material, most popular being wood. Creating a living space is simple, with one area for sleeping and the other for cooking, and storage. You can also fit your campervan with lights and a fan system if you desire too, making...
29 Apr

Buying The Right Fuel

Seeing as there’s a massive price decrease on fuel in the UK right now, we thought it’s only right to try and discuss the age old discussion of – is branded fuel better than supermarket fuel? First we need to confirm that supermarket and brands such as BP, Shell and Total get their fuel from similar refinery’s in the UK. So why the price difference if they source the fuel from the same refinery? Well it’s due to what each company does with the fuel afterwards. Each company has different additives that they add. For example BP are know to add more lubricants to their fuel, hence the price is higher per litre. Next question you’re probably asking is, if the branded fuel works out better value for money in...