Is your car ready for the winter weather?

As the wintery weather is fast upon us, it is even more important to get your vehicle ready and prepared for those icy roads. As well as all the small changes from using antifreeze in your window fluid, you must check the most important items such as the tyres. Tyres should be checked regularly all year round, however, during the winter it is good to have the optimum grip to avoid skidding on icy patches on the road. Tyres should have a tread of at least 3mm, any less than this and you increase the risk of accidents and your car is not safe to drive on the road. Not... Read More »

How to choose the right car for you

When it comes to buying your own car, you may be hit with so many different options, making it hard to choose the right car for you. Buying your own car should be a fun and exciting process, that’s why we have broken down some things to consider before you buy: Automatic or manual- the transmission of the car is really down to preference and what you feel comfortable driving. Automatics are known to be smoother and a little easier to drive, while some drivers prefer the control they have when driving a manual car. Petrol or diesel- the fuel of your car may alter the power when it comes... Read More »

Are your brakes working correctly?

It is very important to check your vehicles road safety on a regular basis, and one of those checks should be the condition of the brake pads. You may notice some changes to your car that could indicate your brake pads need changing. The first sign of a problem with vehicle brake pads tends to be a noticeable sound, such as a squeaking when the brake is pressed. You may have heard your brakes squeak during wet weather conditions, however this squeaking will continue to occur in dry conditions too if the pads are worn out. Replacing your brake pads at this stage is best, as they should not have... Read More »

Taking a long journey? Make sure you have checked your vehicle first

If you are planning to go away during the summer holidays and are thinking about driving to the destination yourself, it’s important that you take the time to check that your vehicle is fit for the job. It is the responsibility of the driver to check they are happy with the vehicle before driving, and many road accidents and breakdowns could be avoided if you inspect the vehicle first. Here are a few of the top things to check before a long journey: Tyres- Make sure they have enough tread, and inspect for damage. Check tyre pressures according to your vehicle manual. Oil- A simple check of the dipstick to... Read More »

A well-maintained tyre will ensure you arrive home safely

Without tyres cars simply don’t work, so this is the main reason why you have to know how to maintain and take care of your tyres. Poorly maintained tyres can lead to flats, premature wear and tear and even serious accidents. When inspecting a tyre there are certain important visual factors you as a driver should look at. Treads are very important because they offer friction for a vehicle to hold on the ground. A driver should also check out for over inflation and under inflation to ensure that it has enough pressure to protect it from damage, reducing the chances of the vehicle spinning out of control. Then of... Read More »