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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

What is the difference between summer and winter tyres?

Tuesday 14th April 2020

Swapping summer and winter tyres can often seem like an arduous task, and one that often comes around all too quickly! But what is the difference between summer and winter tyres? And when should you change them? Understanding the key fundamental differences between these tyres allows you to understa... Read More

How far can you drive on a flat tyre?

Tuesday 7th April 2020

In short, you should not continue driving if you have a flat tyre. However, it is possible to drive approximately several hundred yards on a flat tyre, to allow you to move to an area of safety. This is because the tyre can act as a cushion, which protects the rim – meaning you can drive further bef... Read More

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    - Cheltenham - Oct 19, 2020
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    - Raymond, Bedford - Aug 27, 2020
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