• How to charge a car battery

    When you've got somewhere to be, one of the most frustrating things as a driver is turning the ignition and realising your car's battery is flat. Your first port of call should be to jumpstart the car - however, while this gets you from point A to B, to avoid a similar situation, it is very important to charge your battery and keep it in good condition. Follow our quick easy tips on how to charge . . .

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    Posted on: 26/07/2021

  • When is it legal to drive without an MOT certificate?

    The MOT test ensures that all vehicles are roadworthy so, in most situations, driving without one is illegal. However, there are certain exceptions to this rule. Read on to find out what the penalties are for driving without a valid MOT certificate and when you are able to drive without one. Is it illegal to drive your car without an MOT? The simple answer is yes, it is illegal to drive a vehicl . . .

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    Posted on: 28/06/2021

  • What is included in a car service?

    A car service is similar to a check-up at the doctors - but for your vehicle. When you book a car service, you can expect to have the health of your vehicle checked and tested. At Setyres, we offer a range of servicing options: Full car service - this service should be carried out every 12,000 miles or every 12 months - whichever is sooner. This is the most thorough car service. Interim car s . . .

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    Posted on: 26/05/2021

  • How long do tyres last?

    The average car tyre lifespan ranges between 3-10 years, provided that there are no unforeseen circumstances and you drive safely. As a rule of thumb, you can assume that your front tyres will last for a minimum of 20,000 miles, while the back tyres tend to last a minimum of 40,000 miles. A tyre may need replacing because of a puncture or, more likely, it could be worn down due to natural tyre we . . .

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    Posted on: 20/04/2021

  • Ultimate Guide to MOT Certificates

    As a car owner, every year you are legally obliged to have an annual MOT test to ensure that your car is in good health and not a danger to yourself or other road users. If your vehicle passes this test, you will receive an MOT certificate. Our guide on everything you need to know about MOT certificates will help you to understand this important document. What is an MOT certificate? Before we . . .

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    Posted on: 18/02/2021

  • Can you drive a car with broken suspension?

    In simple terms, no - you shouldn't drive a vehicle with broken suspension. When a car's suspension breaks, there are multiple components that could be causing the problem - such as a broken coil spring or a broken shock absorber. However, regardless of what is broken with the car's suspension, you should not drive the vehicle. This is because, if your vehicle is experiencing a damaged or collaps . . .

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    Posted on: 12/02/2021