The easing of coronavirus restrictions across the UK could mean that millions of potentially unsafe cars are returning to the nation’s roads. This emerges as a striking 1 in 5 motorists admit to having delayed or skipped their annual service during lockdown, and a further 1 in 10 prepare to postpone their vehicle’s next scheduled
Your vehicle’s tyres serve as the point of contact with the road and so it is crucial that they are kept in good condition and are capable of keeping you and other road users safe. A study conducted by Tyresafe revealed that 57% of vehicles on UK roads are travelling with tyres inflated below the
It is UK law that every car over three years old requires an annual MOT test and an MOT certificate to legally be eligible to drive on UK roads. Not having a valid MOT certificate could result in fines, points being added to your license and even a driving ban. While approximately 70% of all
As schools across the UK re-open following the latest national lockdown, a recent announcement from the DVSA (Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency) urges motorists to get their cars checked before returning to the roads. New DVSA data shows that between April and December 2020, over 650,000 defects were related to windscreen washers and screen wash
The UK Government has brought forward its plans to ban the sale of new petrol and diesel vehicles. Originally anticipated to be brought into action in 2040, the new date is now set for 2030 and is part of the Government’s wider plans to tackle climate change. Due to the pandemic, 2020 saw overall car
While your annual MOT ensures that your vehicle meets all safety requirements, it is recommended carrying out further safety checks at home, especially after a period of disuse. As the U.K finds itself once more in a national lockdown, it is likely that vehicles will be used less and therefore, it’s a good idea to
A flat car battery can be a huge inconvenience, especially during those cold winter months. Dead batteries are the number one cause of breakdowns in the UK so it’s sensible to keep your battery in the best possible condition by regularly maintaining it. Although batteries are subjected to wear and tear and will age and
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.
As part of the UK government’s plans to achieve net zero emissions by 2050, it is confirmed that green number plates are to be introduced from autumn 2020 as part of a wider plan to promote low-emission transport. The purpose of the green plate project is to encourage drivers to make the switch from more
As people slowly make a return to work, many will find themselves using their cars again every day after months of only using it infrequently. While it may be easy to assume that to an experienced driver, the physical ability to drive comes naturally, confidence and observational skills are just as crucial for road safety.