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  • Emergency breakdown kit

    Car breakdowns can be a daunting experience - but it doesn't have to be. In this helpful guide, we will be talking about the essentials you need in your breakdown kit. Therefore, in case of an emergency, you can keep yourself and your car safe whilst waiting for roadside assistance. What to pack in your car breakdown kit? These few things will help prepare you for any eventualities that might o . . .

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    Posted on: 06/05/2022

  • Can I tax my car without an MOT?

    Taxing your car without an MOT is illegal and could invalidate your insurance policy. Whilst your car tax and MOT may seem unrelated, there's a reason why your MOT is important for your car tax. Vehicle tax is also known as 'road tax' because the tax is not used for road maintenance. This tax is known as an 'excise duty' which effectively means it is a tax on services that are considered damaging . . .

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    Posted on: 04/05/2022

  • Signs of a dead car battery?

    Your car battery is responsible for powering your car's ignition system, radio, lights and more ? and problems with your car battery can happen suddenly, leaving you in the lurch. To prevent this, there are a few key signs to look out for when checking if a car battery is dead. Why do car batteries die? There are numerous reasons why car batteries can go flat, but some of the most common reasons . . .

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    Posted on: 21/03/2022

  • What is a reinforced tyre?

    A reinforced tyre is a tyre that has been modified and treated to carry heavier loads than the rating given by the manufacturer. This type of tyre may have been altered to make it reinforced by: Adding higher-strength materials The addition of stronger elements in the tyre The application of protective solutions Reinforced tyres are usually used for larger vehicles such as vans, trucks a . . .

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    Posted on: 17/02/2022

  • What is a hybrid car?

    A hybrid car combines a fuel engine with an electric motor - this combination allows a significant reduction in the CO2 emissions of the car. With the UK government aiming to become net-zero by 2050, there has been a rise in the popularity of hybrid cars. There are various types of hybrid vehicles - for example, plug-in hybrids, mild hybrids, and full hybrids, all differing in how they function. . . .

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    Posted on: 20/01/2022

  • Mixing tyres

    Can you have different tyres on your car? As a general rule, it is not recommended that you mix tyres. This is because having different tyres fitted on your vehicle can potentially be very dangerous and, in some cases, tyre mixing can be illegal. Generally, it is required that you have matching tyres on the same axle. The axle of the car is the rod that connects the tyre pair and turns the whee . . .

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    Posted on: 24/11/2021