It’s time to delve a little deeper into brakes and what their common faults are.

Looking back on our last blog, we went through the main components and how they work. I’ll be explaining a few common problems and how/why they happen and most importantly what you can do to prevent these problems from happening!

Quite an important subject I think we’ll all agree. We all need to pay attention here as it applies to all of us! 

Your brakes are a major component of your vehicle and need to be looked after. Though there are many different braking setups they were all designed to do the same thing, stop you and your vehicle safely, and if not properly maintained they may not be working up to their maximum efficiency.

An MOT test is an annual inspection of your vehicle which ensures that it meets safety and emissions standards set by the UK government. MOT is an abbreviation of Ministry of Transport. It is a legal requirement to have a valid pass certificate for your MOT test each year, otherwise, you could invalidate your insurance and not be covered in the event of a collision or accident.

Cars have a number of different types of lights and it can be confusing to know when and where to use them. Here, we share some of the rules around car lights and how important each one is.

Taking your car on holiday offers the freedom to discover hidden gems and explore at your own pace, but has driving in Europe changed now that the UK is no longer in the EU? Here, we share our tips for driving in the EU after Brexit so that you’re prepared for your next road trip.

The UK is renowned for its cold, damp weather – all the way through the year! But our Winters can be especially cold, which, when mixed with rain causes ice. Many of us are accustomed to waking up in the morning and allowing time to de-frost the car, however, it can also be a bit of a headache and when we are rushing, might not get done properly.

The pandemic is not the only reason we need to be asking people to stay safe this year. Drinking and driving is most common at Christmas time and it continues to be an issue in the UK even in 2020. Many fear that this year, some people may use the holiday season to have a ‘blow out’ and drink irresponsibly. Whilst there is no harm in having a few drinks and enjoying yourself, you must NOT drink and drive as it will put you and others at risk.

Relax whilst we work on your car

You can leave your car with us or wait in our comfortable reception with free wi-fi, free refreshments as well as viewing panel and CCTV so you can watch us while we work on your car.

Please see our Visitors page for safety guidance.

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