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Road Tax Has Gone Paperless

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The big news in the automotive world this October was the changes to tax discs. All motorists out there by now should know that the paper tax disc is no more. A survey that was conducted shortly before the new system came into effect revealed that more than half of the UK had no idea about it; so our team here at Autocare Centre Chepstow decided to look into how the new road tax system works and what it means for you.

Caught on Camera!

Monday, September 15, 2014

It is absolutely devastating when you return to your car after a shopping trip, day out, or even a just a quick trip to the local shop and you see someone has collided with your car when they have been parking or backed it to you when reversing out. Worst of all the culprit has just scampered off and disappeared into thin air!

Making those Summer Holiday Car Arguments a Thing of the Past!

Prevent Argument in the Car whilst on a Long Journey
Thursday, August 14, 2014

According to the AA Britain’s roads this summer are more likely to be filled with raised voices than happy chatter (Garage Wire, August 2014). But don’t let tense road journeys upset your summer holidays, have a look at the tips below for happy and serene journeys that can lead you straight into a week or two of relaxation and fun!

 

Getting more Miles Per Gallon from your Car

Thursday, March 6, 2014

We all know petrol and diesel costs are extremely expensive and will not be coming down in price at the pumps anytime soon. So what can we do to get better mpg from our cars?

Most of our clients drive modern cars but not necessarily brand new models (which by the way we can service for you correctly despite what your main dealer says) - so keeping motoring costs down is something that is good for everyone.

One way is to maximise your car's fuel efficiency and we've popped some tips below on how you can get much more MPG from your beloved vehicle.

Quick Guide to Winter Driving in Wales

Friday, November 29, 2013

As the temperature starts to drop and the evenings get darker earlier, it's important to start thinking about the way you drive. Driving skills are pushed further than during the summer – would you know how to correct a skid if you were on ice?

There are lots of additional things to consider in winter, especially if you're driving up and down the Welsh country lanes. Unlike motorways and busy A-roads, it's more likely that these roads won't have had much traffic or been gritted.

Tips on Current French Driving Laws

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

When you're out on the road it's essential to be up to speed on all the rules and regulations, but this is even more important when driving abroad in France.

If you're in a foreign country, the laws are going to be very different to what they are here in the UK. There have been lots of changes to the driving laws in France recently, so anyone crossing the Channel needs to get up to speed before they land on French soil.

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