Car Care


What engine oil do I need for my car?

Wednesday 3rd January 2024

Has your engine oil warning light appeared on your dashboard? Or are you looking to give your car a bit of maintenance before a long journey? If you’re unsure what engine oil your car needs, find out all you need to know in our guide. Why is engine oil so important?  Engine oil is crucial when ens... Read More

Signs of a dead car battery

Wednesday 20th December 2023

What causes a dead car battery?  Experiencing a flat car battery can be frustrating. Flat batteries can occur due to a number of reasons, such as a drop in temperature, driving short distances or because your car has been sitting on the drive for too long without being driven. However, it’s importa... Read More

How long do electric vehicle batteries last?

Thursday 30th November 2023

Batteries are the single most important component of any electric vehicle. But what exactly are they and how long do they last? Take a look at our guide to learn all you need to know.   What is an electric vehicle battery? An EV battery is not a single unit as it consists of hundreds of cells. Gen... Read More

Why does my car smell of petrol?

Tuesday 28th November 2023

Strange odours inside your car can stem from various factors. For instance, if you notice a musty smell, it could be related to the aircon. Alternatively, the smell of burning rubber could be caused by issues with your brakes or tyres. This guide will explore the reasons why you might smell petrol i... Read More

Why you should use your Air Conditioning in Winter

Friday 24th November 2023

For most modern cars, when you turn on the function that de-mists your windscreen, the air conditioning system automatically comes on as well. But why is this the case? Why should you use your air conditioning system in the winter? Learn all you need to know in our helpful guide.   How to use you... Read More

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What people are saying about us...

  • The new manager is very friendly and welcoming , technician who did the mot was very friendly and helpful in explaining the advisories , will be requesting a quote for the advisory work soon.

    - Salisbury - Jan 13, 2024
  • Everything from booking to collecting the car was absolutely brilliant

    - Katja, Camberley - Jan 14, 2024
  • Efficient and friendly. No pressure to accept jobs that weren't needed for MOT. Just good advice given.

    - Derek, Eccles - Feb 27, 2024
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