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18th May 2018

From 20th May 2018 the MOT test will change with tighter rules for diesel car emissions and new defect categories. These changes are in line with the new EU roadworthy directive and will affect cars, vans, motorcycles and other light passenger vehicles. What Are The Changes? Tougher Emissions Testing for Diesel Cars The new MOT test changes mean that there will be stricter emissions testi...

12th April 2018

As the weather heats up, more of us like to pack up our pets and head away for the day – but do you travel legally with animals in the car? Make sure you know how to transport your pets safely and legally before taking them out on the road. Make Sure They Are Legal! The most important task when it comes to transporting your pets is making sure that you abide by all legal requirements. When...

20th March 2018

Make sure your car didn’t suffer any lasting damage from cold winter weather and get it ready to hit the road when the temperatures rise this spring! Spring Clean Wash away the winter and give your car a good clean now the temperatures are starting to heat up! Road salts and grit, which are often used to thaw icy roads in winter, can cause damage to your exhaust and paintwork as it can co...

12th March 2018

Did you know that nearly 10% of MOT test fails are related to tyres?* Avoid failing your next MOT test by checking that your tyres are legal, safe and roadworthy with our helpful guide! Am I Using the Right Tyres? Having the wrong tyres fitted to your vehicle is not only an MOT fail – it could also be highly dangerous! Make sure that your tyres are the correct size for your vehicle by compari...

5th February 2018

It is easy to pick up bad habits when it comes to driving and sometimes we might not even realise that we are guilty of some of them! As careful driving improves your safety on the road and can help to prolong the life of your vehicle, why not make your New Year resolution to improve your driving skills? Take Some Time to Practice As the saying goes, practice makes perfect – so why not spe...

9th January 2018

Cold winter weather can put strain on car batteries, especially older batteries, so it is not surprising that they are the top cause of roadside breakdowns in winter. When temperatures drop, batteries can struggle to accept charge and this means that charging the battery takes a longer time – sometimes longer than we actually use the car for! Get it Checked! If your car battery is older than t...