New rates of Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) will be enforced from April 2019 will see motorists paying more road tax if their vehicle does not meet Real Driving Emissions Step 2 (RDE2), a standard put in place to help reduce the amount of CO2 being emitted from vehicle exhausts. The amount of additional tax motorists
At Autocare Centre Chepstow, we’re proud to have achieved IMI certification to carry out work on electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles. With demand for electric and hybrid cars becoming increasingly popular, it is important that electric vehicle owners can choose a garage in confidence, knowing that all work will be completed in line with relevant
Please note that we can no longer accept and fit parts that have been purchased and brought in by customers. Whilst this has been something we have traditionally done, in respect of providing the highest quality of workmanship for our customers, we have made the decision to discontinue this service – read our latest blog
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.
In addition to regular servicing, check-ups and general care, driving behaviours and habits have a big impact on the lifespan of your vehicle and in turn, cost drivers big money in avoidable repair costs. In this blog post, we’ll run through the most common bad driving habits and behaviours that can cause damage and reduce
Damage to vehicles from potholes is a serious and growing issue in the UK. With research revealing over 6.3million drivers had their cars damaged by potholes throughout 2016 at an average cost of £108.60 per incident. Unfortunately, the UK’s roads are not being repaired fast enough, so drivers are at an increasing risk of damage
With the rise of the digital age, people are using search engines and social media more and more, with around 3.5billion searches a day on Google alone. With the vast amount of knowledge available online, people take to Google and other platforms to find answers to their problems – whether it’s health, relationships or car
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.