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What does an MOT failure mean for me?

One of the worst pieces of news to receive is that your car has failed its MOT. It’s easy to start panicking in this situation, unsure of what you should do next to get your car back on the roads. Fortunately, MOT failure isn’t the end of the world. Here are the most important things... Read More


What is a Car Service?

Every driver knows about their MOT, right? That’s the annual legal requirement designed to keep your car as safe and road legal as possible and is an absolute must for every driver. However, while everyone remembers about their MOT, a car service can often be overlooked, especially if budgets are stretched. Many people don’t know... Read More


UK’s best driving locations this Autumn

It’s no secret that the UK has some beautiful landscapes and many of them are best explored in your car, just as Summer changes into Autumn. The roads are often quieter, and the scenery goes up a notch with the beautiful Autumnal colours showing through. Here are three destinations worth checking out this Autumn. The... Read More


What happened to the government's Plug-In car grant?

In a bid to limit the damage that comes from our car engines - the government has been trying to encourage people to use more eco-friendly forms of transport. There is growing pressure for the petrol and diesel engine ban to be brought forward from 2040 to 2032. The government had an incentive called the... Read More


How to prepare for a car journey with your dog

When you take your dog in a car for the first time it can be stressful but over time they do get used to it. It can be hard to know what to do to prepare your dog for a road trip. Which is why we’ve come up with this guide. We all enjoy going... Read More


3 things motorway lessons can teach learner drivers

Driving on the motorway can be overwhelming and confusing as it’s a completely different experience to driving in everyday life. However, that could soon change as learner drivers can now officially have lessons on the motorway. Of course there are some limitations to this – as drivers will need to be in a car with... Read More


How much does a car air conditioning re-gas cost and how often do you need one?

When it comes to your car air conditioning, it can run out of refrigerant gas right when you need it. Unfortunately, your car air conditioning isn’t checked during a main service, so it can be difficult to know when it needs a bit of looking after. After a bit of time, you may notice that... Read More


What can you expect from the new MOT test changes?

What are the changes? Every year we get our vehicles MOT tested to make sure they meet all the legal requirements. They help us check the overall condition of our cars and reassure us that we can safely drive. A new set of test failure markers will be introduced from the 20th May 2018 –... Read More


Why is the taxi industry changing so quickly?

Taxis have always been a popular, reliable and safe mode of transport for many years. Taxis are usually sourced by calling a local cab firm, ordering a cab and then paying cash when you arrive at your location. However, in recent years we’ve changed the way we order taxis – this is thanks to the... Read More


Things that could be impacting car sales in the UK

Car sales falling by more than 12% Car sales have been falling in the UK for the last seven months, so we think it’s safe to say the motor industry is under a bit of pressure. Sales fell by more than 12% in October alone which has left everyone slightly confused. Both consumers and businesses... Read More


A guide to making a motor complaint

As a nation we’re pretty good at complaining, aren’t we? Whether it’s about our tea being cold because we forgot to drink it or the fact that the cost of everything seems to be ever increasing. But another thing we love to complain about is all things motor related – from the person on the... Read More


3 things you need to know about the future of electric vehicles

What will the future bring? We’d always assumed that by now we’d have flying cars as our preferred mode of transport but sadly that isn’t the case (yet). Instead, as we look towards the future we can see that electric vehicles are going to be all the craze in the fight against air pollution. In... Read More


A guide to the new practical driving test

Understanding the new practical driving test New drivers don’t have an easy time when they’re learning to drive, whether they’re paying a lot of money for driving lessons or trying to get to grips with finding their first car. And now to add to this stress, the practical driving test is changing and it doesn’t... Read More