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17th January 2022

Potholes are often the bane of many people’s motoring lives. Whether you are a constant victim of pothole destruction, or maybe you are lucky enough never to encounter potholes in your life, either way, our helpful blog will have you clued up. Learn more about those pesky potholes and how to avoid the damage they cause. What is a pothole? Potholes are holes in the road which can differ in size a...

5th January 2022

As drivers, we have probably all needed to use our hazard warning lights at some point – whether that’s to alert others to an obstruction in the road, or to say thank you to a vehicle. However, it’s important to know when you should use your hazard lights, and when you shouldn’t. Read our handy guide to find out morel. What are hazard lights? Hazard warning lights are essential for alerting othe...

5th January 2022

Electric cars are becoming increasingly popular due to their environmentally friendly nature – electric  vehicles produce significantly less carbon emissions than their fuel engine counterparts. With the UK government planning to become net-zero by2050, the switch to electric cars is seemingly becoming more common. Learn more about the benefits of electric cars in our helpful blog. How much do el...

23rd December 2021

The spare tyre is seemingly essential, yet a point of confusion sometimes. There are a few rules surrounding spare tyres - our guide not only covers all you need to know about spare tyre rules, but we also explore alternatives to carrying around a spare tyres.  What are the spare tyre laws in the UK? You are not legally obliged to carry a spare tyre - instead, there are various alternatives to r...

15th December 2021

Eco safe driving is driving with the environment in mind – cars are known to harm the earths ozone layer, due to the hydrocarbon glasses that they release. To combat these negative greenhouse gases, the UK government also give tax discounts on cars with lower emissions and hope to a net zero future by 2050. There are many ways you can become a greener driver, for example, by adapting the way you d...

1st December 2021

From Tuesday 30th November everyone in England must wear a face covering when entering one of our branches, unless they are exempt. With this in mind, we will respectfully ask our customers to adhere to these new safety measures and we have instructed our staff to follow the same principles. We are doing everything we can to keep our staff and colleagues safe during this festive season and we tha...

17th November 2021

Driving at night can be a daunting experience as your vision of the road is significantly reduced. To help you stay safe, we’ve put together a useful guide full of tips for night time driving.   Driving in the dark Watch out for pedestrians: you are far less likely to see pedestrians in the dark, therefore there is a greater risk of accidents – take extra care when driving in residential areas...

17th November 2021

Road tax, formally known as vehicle excise duty (VED), is calculated depending on the CO2 emissions your vehicle emits, as well as the list price of your car and the year it was registered. However, for cars registered before March 2001, road tax is based on engine size. You will pay your first vehicle excise duty rate when you initially register your car – after this, you then pay vehicle tax ev...

17th November 2021

Knowing the age of your tyres is important, not only for the performance of your car, but also for your own general safety on the roads. Generally, a tyre can be considered ‘new’ up to five years from the date of production and tyres don’t generally have an expiration date. Typically, tyres can last from around 7-10 years, however, you may find that your tyres age prematurely due to environmental...

28th October 2021

An illegal tyre refers to when a tyre does not meet the UK regulations that constitute as ‘safe’ or ‘roadworthy’. This could mean that the tyre is a safety risk, potentially risking harm to yourself and others, and compromising the performance of your vehicle. If you are found driving an illegal tyre, you may receive points on your licence and/or substantial fines – so it’s definitely one to avoid...