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Tyre tread pattern types

Friday 11th October 2019

Despite their generic black, round and rubbery appearance, all car tyres are unique due to their individual tread patterns. Dependent on brand, manufacturer and intended performance capabilities, each tread pattern on every tyre is different. So, how do we know which tyres to choose? Learn more abou... Read More

How do I check my MOT history?

Thursday 10th October 2019

You can easily check MOT history from the GOV.uk website. This is free to use and here you will be prompted to enter your vehicle registration number. Once confirmed this is correct, you will then be presented with your MOT test history. Always check the MOT history Checking MOT history is importa... Read More

What are the correct UK stopping distances?

Friday 27th September 2019

Knowing the correct stopping distance, braking distance and thinking distance is important to keep safe on the roads. Tailgating – following other cars too closely – is not only one of UK driver’s biggest bugbears, but it’s dangerous, too. Learn how to calculate stopping distances and what affects s... Read More

What happens if my car fails its MOT?

Thursday 12th September 2019

It’s that time of year again – the annual MOT. Although it may seem like no time has passed at all since your last test, it’s important to understand the implications of what happens if your car fails its MOT… can you still drive it? What if it’s failed before the expiry date? Find out everything ab... Read More

What do I need for an MOT and Service

Thursday 5th September 2019

Whether your MOT and service is due at the same time, or at different points of the year, it’s important to note what to take to your MOT test and car service. From the documents you’ll need to provide to remembering to remove your child’s car seat, learn more about preparing for your car service an... Read More

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