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24th May 2021

Taxing your car, alongside your insurance and yearly MOT, is one of the legal responsibilities you have as a vehicle owner. Previously, car tax was managed through paper tax discs, but these were phased out in 2014. Now, all car tax is processed online, which means the DVLA has an up-to-date database for monitoring taxed vehicles and vehicles declared off road (known as SORN - statutory off road n...

19th May 2021

In the UK, every vehicle is categorised into an MOT class. These classes make it easier for garages and autocentres carrying out MOTs to ensure that the correct checks are made on the vehicle. This guide will help you determine what class your vehicle falls under, and how that affects the price of your MOT. MOT classes explained Each vehicle is categorised into one of 8 categories when it has it...

12th May 2021

What does SORN stand for? A SORN – Statutory Off Road Notification – is used to inform the DVLA that you are declaring your vehicle as ‘off the road’. Once you make a SORN for a vehicle, you cannot use the vehicle on the road until you tax it again. Any vehicle that is being used (or parked) on a public highway is legally required to have road tax. That means if you are either temporarily or per...

28th April 2021

Figures released by the Department for Transport show that since UK lockdown measures were eased on the 12th April 2021, car usage is up to 89% of pre lockdown levels.  The week commencing 19th April saw the highest weekly average of cars on the road since the week commencing 14th September 2020. While traffic on the roads increases, National Rail and TFL are yet to see a return to pre lockdown...

26th April 2021

With the UK government setting the ambitious target of being carbon neutral (also known as net zero), by 2050, one of the biggest changes we’re going to see is in our cars and vehicles. By 2030, the sale of all new sole-powered petrol and diesel cars and vans will be banned in the UK. This means that in just under a decade, all new vehicles will have to be hybrid or electric. That means a lot of c...

26th April 2021

Punctures can happen at the most inconvenient times – when you’re on the school run, on the way to a social event or in the middle of a long distance journey. That’s why many people are opting for run flat tyres. But if your run flat tyres are punctured, can you get them repaired? Read our blog post to find out more. What are run flat tyres? Run flat tyres are different to standard issue tyres –...

16th April 2021

Film historians often cite the 1968, cinematic masterpiece Bullitt as the first modern car chase movie – it was in this film that screeching tyres and high paced car chases, so often associated with action films, were first made popular. Since Bullitt first graced the silver screen, we have been treated to some crazy car chase scenes such as those from Baby Driver and the entire Fast and Furious...

12th April 2021

Running into a flat car battery can be irritating at the best of times – but especially when you’re in a rush, leaving for work or heading to appointment. Let’s be honest, experiencing a dead car battery at any time is likely to put a stop to your plans for the day. So, why do car batteries go flat? And how can you tell if a car battery is dead? Why does my car battery keep dying? Car batteries...

12th March 2021

Considering purchasing an electric vehicle, but want to get to grips with the benefits they offer? As well as the well-known environmental advantages, electric cars can also offer benefits on reducing your costs, your road tax, and the general running costs, too. What are the advantages of electric vehicles? Electric cars environmental benefits The main benefit associated with buying electric v...

12th March 2021

Experiencing a flat car battery can happen to the best of us - and usually at inconvenient times, such as if you are late for an appointment or work. However, knowing how to jump start a car could save you a lot of stress in the future, especially when you do not have time to recharge your battery. Follow our handy guide to get your car going again. How to start a car with jump leads What do I n...