• Types of punctures

    Punctures occur when sharp objects enter the outer wall of your tyres such as loose nails, shards of glass or screws. If the object gets deep into your tyre, it can cause a loss of air pressure due to the hole that is formed. This can result in reduced handling and a loss of grip on the road. There are two main types of punctures that can both occur without the driver's knowledge: Slow punctu . . .

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    Posted on: 16/01/2023

  • Preparing your car for winter

    With winter fast approaching, this can usually create harsher driving conditions. From a dip in temperature to ice and snow - breakdowns are more likely to happen during winter months. There are benefits to maintaining your vehicle before the worst of the weather takes hold. Our guide and useful tips for maintaining your car in winter has you covered. Tips for maintaining your car in winter Prep . . .

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    Posted on: 19/12/2022

  • 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