General Knowledge

Almost one in every two new cars in the UK is diesel 0

Almost one in every two new cars in the UK is diesel, so why is the government trying to get rid of them? Opinion piece by CEO and founder of Servicing Stop, Oly Richmond. The UK’s automotive industry has spoken and it’s in favour of diesel. The SMMT has warned against moves to limit the(…)

Husband fills wife’s car with cement after she changes her surname 0

In one of the more bizarre clips circulating on social media at present is one showing a Russian man filling his wife’s car with cement after she changed her surname without his permission. What’s a rather odd tale all round goes something like this: So, in what was described as a ‘rough patch’ in their(…)

The UK’s most hated cars – #10 The Austin Allegro 0

The title of the ‘UK’s most hated car’ is a contentious one. Everyone has their own opinions on what really constitutes the ultimate stinker and there have been many contenders to choose from over the years. The next few weeks will see us revisit some of the real hummers, that have stank up the roads(…)

Flat tyres revealed as main car breakdown call-out reason 0

Not carrying a spare tyre and a lack of driver knowledge was the major reason for car breakdown callouts in 2016. Since it stopped being standard for new vehicles to have a spare wheel included, plus the increasing number of reported potholes on UK roads, the number of breakdowns for replacement tyres has soared; rising(…)

At look back at the tragedy of the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix 0

The 1st of May, 1994 is a date that will always live long in Formula One infamy. A weekend that saw the lives of two of the sports drivers snuffed out; one of which was arguably the greatest and most talented ever to take to the track. Over the course of the three days at(…)

A third of motorists lie to get cheaper car insurance 0

The study, commissioned by Servicing Stop, found that 33% of motorists will lie to get cheaper car insurance and a further 11% will drive without a valid MOT to save money. Another 7% would happily go without insurance altogether if it meant saving a few pennies. The survey asked motorists how they plan to save(…)

Harrods go electric with Nissan 0

Harrods has added a Nissan e-NV200 to its fleet of delivery vehicles, over a century after the exclusive London store first used an electric vehicle to make deliveries. The E-NV200 is capable of covering a range of 106 miles on a single charge. Nissan say this should allow it to make around 50 deliveries each(…)

Easter driving tips 0

With Easter almost upon us, most of the UK will be taking to the roads over the next few days. With the extra traffic bringing the average speed down to a teeth-grittingly slow crawl; it’s worth bearing in mind a few extra preparation tips that could prevent any unnecessary holdups or accidents. Check your oil,(…)

8 in 10 people say holidays are spoilt by the car journey 0

Heavy traffic leading to horrendous car journeys is the number one reason for spoiling holidays or days out says a large percentage of British motorists. In a recent survey conducted by Automyze, 81% of those asked said that the entire day out was ruined by the journey to it, 52% blamed traffic congestion. It wasn’t(…)

Driving to France this Easter? Display emissions sticker on windscreen – or face £117 fine 0

Thinking of taking the family to France for an Easter break? Those thinking of making the short hop across the channel this month had better be displaying the correct emissions sticker on their windscreen; French police will be swift to slap a £117 penalty fee for those vehicles not showing the correct signage. Several French(…)