Being a new driver on the road is an exciting time, but it comes with brand new responsibilities. Not keeping your car properly maintained can result in potential breakdowns and much higher service bills!
In this blog post, we’ll run through some questions newer drivers frequently ask about car maintenance and servicing, plus we’ll show you some maintenance tasks you can carry out yourself at home.
No one likes an unexpected breakdown, and the motorway is perhaps the scariest place for it to happen. With higher speeds, more vehicles and three lanes to manoeuvre in, you need to think and act fast to keep yourself and your passengers safe.
It’s no secret that motoring is expensive and it is still somewhat more of a luxury than a necessity for a lot of people. Express estimate that on average a motorist will spend over £9000 just on parking in their lifetime.
A question that is asked more seriously and frequently these days is ‘should I make the switch and buy an electric car?’ That simple question in itself brings around a further array of questions. People are keen to become ‘greener’ and the idea of zero emissions sounds brilliant, and if it saves them money then so much the better. But they are not so keen to be green if it is to the detriment of their lifestyle.
Windscreens are starting to freeze over and grit is being spread as the roads start to frost – winter can be tough on your vehicle and breakdown companies will often see a surge in vehicle breakdown callouts during winter.
The clutch in your vehicle is subject to constant friction, so it’s no surprise that it may need a repair or replacement at some point. The deterioration of your clutch can be sped up through poor driving habits and with it being considered a ‘wear and tear’ item, it won't be covered by your warranty.
If you own a recreational vehicle, summer is probably your favourite time of year, with camping, festivals, picnics and road trips all being great ways to get the most out of the warmer months.
The term ‘smart motorway’ was officially introduced by the highways agency in 2013. These motorways are designed to control speeding, detect broken down vehicles and control hard shoulder closures in accordance with the volume of traffic on the roads.
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