Formula 1 commentator left with red face after saucy text appears on phone 0

Not exactly Nissan related but worth a share nonetheless. You can always count on your mates to seize any moment they can to embarass you. Unfortunately for Formula 1 TV pundit Ted Kravitz, the moment his pals chose came as he was displaying his smartphone to millions of viewers during the recent Brazilian Grand Prix(…)

How to pass your MOT test first time – Servicing Stop tips 0

As words: ‘MOT’ and  ‘test’ tend to gather the same levels of enthusiasm as ‘stench’, ‘tax’ or ‘leak’. Only the worst kind of self-masochist enjoys that particular trip to the garage; the nail biting wait to find out whether you’ve passed, then being made to pay through the nose to fix it if you haven’t.(…)

Cute animal pics to cheer you up as winter looms 0

Okay, we hold our hands up, no way to sugarcoat it. This blog is about cute animals… Yes, I know we’re a car servicing provider. But even we, at Servicing Stop HQ get a bit gooey where cute animals are concerned. And as Autumn starts to bite and things get dark, cold and dingy. We(…)

A look back at the Ferrari 456 (1992 – 2003) 0

Launched in 1992, the Ferrari 456 was billed as the ‘mature’ Ferrari for adults. Set up as a traditional 2+2 with the engine in the front and the drive going to the rear wheels. As a result, this gave any grown-ups sitting in the back plenty of room to stretch out, still giving a fair(…)

Minardi: The worst Formula One team ever 0

Minardi. A name synonymous with Formula 1, but not for illustrious reasons. Never contenders, usually if you heard the name Minardi mentioned by Murray Walker et al during the commentary, it would be followed by either ‘retires’ or ‘engine failure’. Founded in 1979, the team first graced the Formula 1 circus in 1985 and found(…)

Half of UK’s speed cameras ‘are switched off’ 0

Almost 50% of the UK’s speed cameras are defunct, it has been revealed – with many police forces having turned off their cameras entirely. The figures were revealed after the Press Association under a freedom of Information request (FOI). It was found that 48% of roadside cameras are switched off. Every police force in the(…)

Two injured during London to Brighton Veteran Car Run 0

Two people were injured during the London to Brighton Veteran Car Run after one of the classic cars participating was involved in a crash with three other vehicles. The event is organised by the Royal Automobile Club and sees a procession of vintage cars make its way from the capital to the coast. Claimed to(…)

Dutch students build world’s first plant based car 0

The search for cleaner, lighter and more sustainable materials from which to build our cars is constant. The past 20 years has seen aluminium replace steel in vehicle chassis and carbon fibre is now used on mainstream road cars, not just on the racetrack. A team from the Eindhoven University of Technology has taken sustainable(…)

Toyota build life-size version of 80s remote controlled Tamiya Hilux Bruiser 0

In the 1980s, the must-have remote controlled truck that every kid wanted (and quite a lot of grown-ups to be fair) was the Tamiya the Hilux Bruiser. The hard-as-nails pickup was the equal to anything Tonka were churning out at the time and it was so powerful that you could tow a ride behind it(…)

Renault working on completely new car for 2018 0

Renault has revealed it is working on a “completely new car” for the 2018 Formula 1 season. The halo cockpit protection device aside, there have been only minor tweaks to the aerodynamic rules following the 2017 overhaul of the rules. In preparation of what it hopes will be a serious assault on the Championship, Renault(…)