Car Servicing

Car manufacturers on a mission to monopolise servicing market – how will motorists respond? 0

As car manufacturers continue to monopolise the servicing industry, motorists pledge their support to independent garages – even opting to trade-in their car over paying premiums at main dealers. A new survey conducted by car servicing provider, Servicing Stop, found that 53% of motorists would rather trade their car in for a model that can(…)

DVSA reveals MOT certificate is just ‘paper receipt’ 0

Car buyers have been urged to check their vehicle’s MOT details online, following a statement by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) that the paper certificate issued upon completion of a successful MOT is nothing more than a ‘receipt style’ document. The clarification was issued by the body’s MOT Scheme Management Team after a(…)

London driving tips 0

For some, the idea of driving in the capital is one they would consider similar to walking over hot coals, or listening to someone scraping their fingers down a blackboard repeatedly. But with a degree of preparation the whole experience doesn’t have to be so unremittingly awful. Yes, there are nearly nine million people trying(…)

5 tips to help your car’s tyres last longer 0

Tyres are expensive. Naturally as drivers, we want to get as much life out of our tyres as possible but it’s important not to take risks. If your tyres need to be replaced, it’s better to just bite the bullet and do it, as worn tyres are a serious safety concern. However, there are ways(…)

Tips on how to charge a car battery and finding the right car battery charger 0

Changing you car battery is simple enough, but before you remove and discard the old one, make sure you actually need a new battery first. It could be your old one still has a bit of life left in it, but just needs a charger… It’s true that car batteries don’t last forever, especially with(…)

A look back at the Clio Mk1 (1991 – 1998) 0

When it was first launched at the Paris Motor Show back in 1990, the Renault Clio had big shoes to fill. Touted as the replacement for the Renault 5, which after a long successful life was finally being put out to pasture; its reputation as a national treasure secured (In fact – the Renault 5(…)

Meet the Servicing Stop network – An interview with Eddie of Swanley Garage Services 0

Servicing Stop is the UK’s largest online car servicing booker. Every day thousands of customers use Servicing Stop to book their vehicle services or MOTs. So far, over 1,500 independent garages have signed up to the Servicing Stop network – sharing £50 million between them. Swanley Garage Services signed up around seven months ago. We(…)

2017’s most hotly anticipated cars #10 – The New Alpine 0

February is almost upon us, so our look ahead to some of the year’s most eagerly anticipated new offering needs to not drag its heels or run the risk of sounding dated. Picking up the pace where we left off, is a vehicle that’s been long in the offing, and 2017 is the year it(…)

2017’s most hotly anticipated cars #09 – The Lamborghini Huracan Performante 0

Last time out on our look ahead to the year’s most excitedly awaited cars we got all hot and bothered about the new Alpine – soon to be released by Renault. Shifting our focus across Europe to the right and down a bit, to Italy’s green and pleasant lands, we check out the next release(…)

Driving tips for the Christmas holidays 0

For the majority of us, the chances of a white Christmas are negligible. But even so, this time of year does throw up plenty of challenging driving conditions so it’s not a bad idea to be prepared for the worst the heavens can throw at you, even if it not necessarily likely to be snow.(…)