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Why are my brakes squeaking?

Friday 22nd May 2020

Car brakes squeaking? When listening out for noises from your brakes, it’s likely that they will never be completely silent – you’ll always hear some level of noise from them. However, there are some noises that you should keep an ear out for – as it could indicate that there are problems with your... Read More

How long does a car service take?

Monday 11th May 2020

How long does it take to service a car? Typically, a master service (or full service) will take around 3 – 4 hours to complete. A short (interim) service is often half the time – usually around an hour and a half. However, it’s important to note that the length of the service being conducted on you... Read More

When does a car need its first MOT?

Tuesday 5th May 2020

When does a new car need its first MOT? In the UK, it is a legal requirement that a vehicle older than 3 years from the date of first registration must have an annual MOT test. This means that, if you have purchased a new car, this car does not need to have an MOT test until it’s 3 years old. Howev... Read More

How secure is my car?

Thursday 23rd April 2020

Car security tips When it comes to buying a car, whether it’s a lease agreement or buying outright, it’s natural for us to feel a strong sense of protection for our vehicles. However, sometimes situations beyond our control can mean that the security of our car is compromised. Learn how secure your... Read More

Tips for driving in the rain

Thursday 23rd April 2020

Sometimes, we find ourselves caught in a heavy downpour whilst on a car journey which is simply unavoidable. This can be especially stressful if we’re on a high-speed road or motorway – but there are some tips for driving in the rain that you can follow to stay safe. From general car maintenance rec... Read More

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  • The staff r very friendly and helpful and u can have a laugh they make u feel comfortable

    - kelly, Stevenage (London Road) - Mar 2, 2020
  • Can not fault the service given. Advice given sound by knowledgable staff

    - Ashford - Apr 25, 2020
  • Friendly and professional staff, gave some good advice on car maintenance and upkeep of car. Even complimented my car for being clean and in very good condition which is always nice to hear.

    - John, Eastbourne - Feb 16, 2020
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