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11th February 2022

The answer is no – you cannot tax your car without an MOT. Driving without an MOT certificate is against the law and is likely to invalidate your insurance policy.  Why do I need an MOT certificate to tax my car? Contrary to popular belief, your vehicle tax is not used for road maintenance – instead, it is known as an ‘excise duty’. This is essentially a tax on services that damage the environme...

3rd February 2022

Just like any other car part, your car battery needs some TLC in order for it to function as it should. Neglecting your car battery could cause your battery to drain and die, costing you more money in the long run. In our helpful guide, we outline tips on how to keep your car battery healthy, and last as long as possible. Car battery health tips Replace your car battery every four years To ensu...

26th January 2022

Your monthly subscription for tyres & car maintenance What you get when you subscribe to MOBOX: Premium tyres - Select 2 or 4 superior quality tyres. Tyre fittings - Get 2 or 4 tyres fitted to your vehicle. Tyre services - Repair or Replace 2 or 4 punctured/damaged tyres.** Option to add services and MOT test. The benefits: Convenient choice Choose the package that best suits your...

25th January 2022

From Thursday 27th January, a loosening of government restrictions in England means the wearing of face coverings and is no longer mandatory. However, the government recommendation remains to wear face masks in indoor environments. With this in mind, we will be respectfully encouraging our customers to voluntarily maintain the same safety measures of face masks and social distancing that, to date...

25th January 2022

Getting a flat tyre can be very frustrating – and, somehow, it always seems to happen at the most inconvenient time. It is not recommended you drive on a flat tyre – as this can put your safety at risk and compromise the vehicle’s performance. However, in an emergency, it is perhaps reassuring to know that you can travel several hundred yards on a flat tyre to reach a place of safety. Learn more a...

25th January 2022

Cold weather can seriously impact your car’s health, increasing your chances of a breakdown – while hot weather also poses its challenges, too! To prevent breaking down at any time of year, it’s important to stay prepared. Our helpful guide tells you exactly what you need to bring in your emergency road kit. What to pack in your emergency breakdown kit First aid kit: it is always handy to have...

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...