Car Servicing

One in ten brand new cars has to return to dealership for repairs 0

Hundreds of brand new cars are being returned to dealerships due to problems that develop in the first few weeks, a new survey has revealed. Amongst the main faults reported were problems with the electrical systems, engine issues, and rattling interiors. 2016 was a record year for new registrations; this means over 300,000 new vehicles(…)

Supercar owners seek out value servicing 0

Owners of the UK’s most luxurious vehicles valued at more than ten times the national average salary are spending as little as a couple of a hundred pounds on annual servicing, according to data released by Servicing Stop. The online car service provider has revealed a list of supercars which have been booked in for their low-cost services.(…)

Majority of UK motorists clueless to car maintenance 0

Cars and their technology are becoming more advanced every day, but UK motorists are still struggling to understand the very basics behind car maintenance. Simple tasks such as checking tread depth and changing light bulbs on vehicle lights are beyond the capabilities of the majority of British motorists. A new survey has revealed the startling(…)

TIME FOR SOME SUN: Summer getaway? What Brits fear the most when on the move abroad 0

This summer, millions of Brits will flock abroad for their holidays and some well deserved rest and relaxation. Once on foreign soil, you’d expect recharging batteries would be the order of the day, but it seems most of us are becoming increasingly worried about the travelling around – and the dangers potentially involved – once(…)

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(…)