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Tips how to deter keyless car thieves 0

Last month, I blogged about a new spate of keyless car thefts involving ‘relay boxes’. The concept involves two opportunistic thieves working in tandem. A vehicle is targeting on the owner’s driveway. One thief stands by the driver’s door while the other positions themself outside the house front door. Both carry ‘relay boxes’. With the(…)

Servicing Stop tips on how to change your brake fluid 0

You should change your brake fluid every 24 months or 24,000 miles (whichever comes first). Any longer and the water content in the fluid will become too high. If you’re thinking of doing it yourself, here are some tips: First you’ll need to flush the system. Use a container to drain off the fluid. You’ll(…)

The history of Black Friday 0

By David McNeill When did Black Friday become a thing? Like many people, I can’t remember when it was that Black Friday actually became ‘a thing’. I just assumed it was another example of the UK becoming ‘Americanised’, a cynical, made-up celebration driven by multinational retailers seizing the easy opportunity to whip consumers into a(…)

Black Friday Mistakes – Servicing Stop tips on what not to do 0

It’s almost that time again. Black Friday. The most retail-heavy day of the year is back, bringing with it all the contrasting emotions that ‘making a great saving’ bring. Exhausting, isn’t it? The fear that you could be missing out on some sort of mega deal lingers throughout the day. Shoppers are driven to extreme(…)

Top tips for driving in towns and cities 0

Let’s not beat around the bush – driving in town is usually a slog. A true test of one’s self-discipline and restraint. For those fortunate/unfortunate to live in one of the UK’s major conurbations, the conditions we can expect to face on a daily basis are well known. For those not so familiar with grid-locked(…)

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.(…)

MOT Checklist – Tips to help your car pass first time 0

The dreaded MOT test… It takes a special kind of masochist who looks forward to that particular nail bite. The annual ritual, the nervous wait to find out whether or not we’re going to be stripped of our transportation, the sizable repair bill rubbing salt in the wound. Obviously our cars suffer a fair amount(…)

10 top tips on how to maximise fuel efficiency for your Peugeot 0

As a Peugeot driver, there may not be an awful lot you can do to influence the cost of fuel, but it is possible to drive in a more fuel efficient manner. Here are a few tips to help you save money on your weekly fuel bill. Drive smoothly. Research shows that heavy acceleration, abrupt(…)

How to save fuel when driving 0

The most obvious way to cut fuel costs is to buy the cheapest petrol and diesel, but there are other things you can do to get more miles out of your tank. Here are our tips to help keep your fuel bills down. Be aerodynamic. Wind resistance increases fuel consumption. Keep your windows closed and(…)

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(…)