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How to drive in the snow

Wednesday 22nd December 2021

No matter how confident you are as driver, or how long it has been since you passed your driving test, driving in the snow is challenging for anyone. Attempting to reverse, park or simply drive on a literal skating rink can cause drivers to panic and feel uneasy – which increases likelihood for acci... Read More

What’s included in a hybrid service?

Wednesday 22nd December 2021

A hybrid car is a vehicle which combines a petrol or diesel engine with an electric motor. There are various different types of hybrid vehicles, such as plug-in hybrids and mild hybrids, and they’re designed with reducing CO2 emissions in mind. You can get your MOT and serviced at the same time. Hyb... Read More

6 things you need to do before selling your vehicle

Wednesday 22nd December 2021

Before selling your car, there are fair few things you will need to do. Whilst selling privately will most likely earn you more profit, it is considerably less convenient. Not only will you be in charge advertising, enquiries and finalising tax and insurance arrangements, but there is also quite a b... Read More

Can I tax my car without an MOT?

Monday 20th December 2021

In short, no – you will need a valid MOT to renew your vehicle tax. Driving without a valid MOT certificate is against the law and could also invalidate your insurance policy.  Why do I need an MOT certificate to tax my car? Vehicle tax is sometimes referred to as ‘road tax’ – contrary to popular... Read More

How to tell if your clutch is slipping

Monday 29th November 2021

Maybe you’ve experienced some pedal sticking, or perhaps your vehicle is making some unfavourable noises and grumbles – it could mean that your clutch is on its way out. But what are the signs of clutches going to look out for? Find out exactly why a clutch is so vital to your driving, and how to pi... Read More

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