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.
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!
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!
Autocare Centre were recently lucky enough to be included and permitted to display the Foxy Lady Female Friendly logo at our motor centre in Chepstow.
Dee Harper, one of the Directors at Autocare and now a Recognised Female Business Ambassador said:
Potholes. Literally drive your car through one and it’ll send a jarring shudder up your spine. With the huge volume of traffic out on British roads it’s no surprise then that the menace of potholes is on the rise.
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.
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.
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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