Car Care

8 tips for nervous drivers

Monday 17th February 2020

With driving comes a lot of responsibility. And naturally, this can evoke some stress or nervous feelings among drivers – especially if they have recently passed their test. So how do you deal with anxiety while driving? Read on to learn our 8 tips for nervous drivers, from making sure your vehicle... Read More

What is engine coolant/antifreeze?

Tuesday 7th January 2020

Antifreeze, also known as engine coolant, is a vital component of your vehicle during the winter months. But what is antifreeze, and how does it work? During the colder months, your vehicle can be exposed to harsher temperatures, which can create issues for the general running of your vehicle, espe... Read More

What car battery do I need?

Friday 20th December 2019

Battery flat? Or perhaps it’s showing signs it’s faulty? It may be time for a replacement. But how do you know which is the best car battery for your vehicle? From what car batteries actually do to considerations for choosing a battery, learn everything you need to know from our detailed guide. Wha... Read More

Driving without tax explained

Thursday 12th December 2019

Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) - the official name for vehicle tax, road tax or car tax – is something all vehicle owners are aware of. As the year rolls round, so does the need to renew your annual road tax. But can you drive a car without tax? If so, how long for – and are there any exceptions? Learn... Read More

What engine oil do I need for my car?

Thursday 5th December 2019

Has your oil light appeared on your dashboard and made you wonder, ‘what oil does my car need?’ According to David Wright, director general of the United Kingdom Lubricants Association, “modern oils are more complex than ever” – meaning, it can be difficult to know which engine oil to use for your v... Read More

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