Winter is almost upon us! The time of year when temperatures begin to drop and your ice scraper becomes your best friend. Along with regular servicing to avoid unexpected breakdowns, we’ve rounded up our top 5 winter accessories to keep you warm and safe on the roads this winter.
For many people in the UK, motorway driving can be a source of stress; with some drivers actively avoiding motorway driving where they can. Whilst statistics show there are far few accidents on the motorway compared to other roads, the speed at which vehicles travel means incidents are often more severe. To reduce stress on
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. Follow our winter maintenance checklist to ensure you don’t end up waiting for a tow on
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. However, being stored away all year your campervan may not be in a suitable condition to drive. To help you avoid
Are you getting ready for summer? As the weather gets warmer and you start to plan for the summer holidays and trips down to the coast, don’t forget about your car maintenance, in particular your tyres. Tyre maintenance is an important aspect of looking after any car. Well maintained tyres are crucial for safety and
As of April 1st 2017, road tax is changing. For many new drivers, this will mean an increase in the amount of tax they pay annually, with the only exemption from the new tax being electric vehicles with 0 carbon emissions. Find out more about the tax changes and what they mean for you when
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. For many drivers, there will hardly seem any difference between these ‘smart’ motorways and regular motorways.
HF0-1234YP is a type of refrigerant used in cars air conditioning systems and is set to replace the current cooler HFC-134a completely in all vehicles by 2017. The switch was first announced in 2011 however there was little HF0-12345Y readily available, due to this the EU delayed the switch. There have been protests from many
Petrol prices are always in the news, a few pence difference on your gallon of fuel can make a big difference to your motoring budget over a year. In the last decade prices have hit lows of 90p a litre in December 2008 to highs of £1.42 in April 2012. In recent years the price
With recent floods caused by Storm Desmond, Storm Eva and Storm Frank, many victims will not only be worrying about the damage caused to their home but also their car or other vehicle. Figures from the AA showed that over 3,000 cars were rescued from flood water since late December, with that in mind there