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When does a car become exempt from an MOT?

Wednesday 25th October 2023

An MOT test consists of a series of checks that ensures your vehicle is safe to drive on the road. It is an annual legal requirement here in the UK for most cars over three years old. But, there are some circumstances where a vehicle may be exempt from needing an MOT certificate.  What are the requ... Read More

AGM Vs Standard Batteries

Tuesday 24th October 2023

With hundreds of batteries on the market, it can be difficult to decide which battery is best suited for your car. In this guide, we’ll make choosing your next car battery simple, by explaining what AGM batteries are and how they compare to standard car batteries.   What is an AGM battery?  An AGM... Read More

What is a hydrogen fuel cell car?

Tuesday 24th October 2023

With the rise of electric and hybrid cars on the road. It could seem like the opportunity for innovation in the automotive market has reached its peak. However, there has been an increased investment in hydrogen fuel cell vehicles in recent years. And, although they might not be as commonly seen on... Read More

Can you drive with a slow puncture?

Friday 13th October 2023

What is a slow puncture?  A slow puncture is a tiny hole in a vehicle’s tyre, causing air to escape gradually over an extended period of time. Unlike sudden punctures, which make themselves known almost immediately, a slow puncture will cause a steady loss of air pressure – regardless of whether th... Read More

How do I check my MOT history?

Thursday 12th October 2023

Looking to find out how to check a vehicle's MOT history? Take a look at our guide to find out how and learn more about what’s included.  Why check the MOT history?  Checking the MOT history of a vehicle is important for all drivers in the UK, particularly when you purchase a new vehicle. The vehi... Read More

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  • All info said to drop car off BEFORE 08.30. Got there for 08.15 only to be told by staff In the workshop that the office doesn't open till 08.30 so had to wait.

    - Anthony, Farnborough - Mar 14, 2024
  • The staff are very good at what they do and what they know, never had an issue with Formula One and will continue to use them.

    - Kian, Leicester (Wigston) - Apr 4, 2024
  • Car went in for 4 wheel tracking. Received a phone call after initial checks carried out and was advised costs, so proceeded with the work. Received a second phone call when work was completed. Will use garage again for other work in future.

    - Wisbech - Mar 5, 2024
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