MOT’s are a thing every car owner will have to endure once every 12 months after their car is over 3 years old. The test is designed to ensure the car is roadworthy and safe to drive. If a car doesn’t pass MOT legal requirements it cannot legally be taxed, insured or driven – and
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
How often do you spot a good deal on a used car on Autotrader or similar websites? Well, as the saying goes, if it sounds good to be true, it probably is and saving some money on the initial cost might end up costing you much more in unexpected repairs down the line.
In a recent announcement, the Government confirmed plans to allow learner drivers to drive on the motorway during their driving lessons from June 2018. The law change comes to encourage confidence in learner drivers, ensure new drivers are prepared for motorway driving and reduce the number of accidents new drivers are involved in on the
If you’re set on getting yourself a replacement car this year, there are several factors you should consider when budgeting that you may have overlooked when looking for a replacement vehicle. Adequate planning for these added expenses will make switching to a newer car as stress-free as possible and ensure that you are not left
No one likes an unexpected breakdown, and the motorway is perhaps the scariest place to do so. With higher speeds, more vehicles and three lanes to manoeuvre; not acting fast can result in you becoming stranded on the road. Different situations should also encourage different reactions, a warning light is not always a reason to
Have you ever considered the strain the summer can put on your vehicle? The RAC note they often receive a 20% influx in out-calls during this period. Journeys are often longer in the Summer months and vehicles are prone to more problems, whether it’s hotter roads damaging your tyres or sun rays wearing away your
Electric Vehicles have seen a significant surge in popularity in the recent time – with around 85,000 new registrations of plug-in cars in January 2017, in comparison to just 3,500 in 2013. The reason for this surge can be put down to the lower maintenance and running costs, reduction of CO2 emissions and various grants
The Department for Transport has recently revealed plans to exempt the majority of vehicles over 40 years old from MOT’s. These changes are due to come into effect from 20th May 2018 and will not include vehicles over 40 years old that have been substantially changed / modified. Find out more about your MOT requirements,
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.