All car owners should be aware of their responsibilities in regards to the Ministry of Transport tests, ensuring that their vehicle is kept in a safe and roadworthy state. All cars that are over 3 years old will require MOT tests annually, and those caught driving a vehicle without a valid MOT certificate will be … Continue readingPosted in Advice, MOT & Servicing | Comments Off on What is Covered in an MOT Test?
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Whatever the make or model, there are a number of common issues that all cars will suffer from time to time. From flat batteries to flat tyres, these faults always crop up at the most inconvenient times. Cars overheating is another problem that some vehicles are susceptible to, and occurs when the engine becomes … Continue readingPosted in Advice, Car Maintenance | Comments Off on Identifying and Dealing with Cars Overheating
Despite efforts from the DVLA, many motorists remained unaware of alterations to the vehicle tax system that came into effect this year. As of October 1st, 2014, the organisation got rid of the legal obligation to display the paper tax discs that sit on the windscreens of cars, vans and commercial vehicles up and down … Continue readingPosted in Advice, Car Maintenance | Comments Off on Vehicle Tax 2014 – What’s Changed?
Turning the key in the ignition and hearing that repetitive chugging noise as the engine fails to spring into life is something that most drivers have faced before. It is inconvenient at the best of times, but during the winter, it could prove to be highly dangerous. The vast majority of the time, the fault … Continue readingPosted in Advice, Car Maintenance | Comments Off on Top Tips for Preventing Car Battery Problems in Winter
There are a number of checks that all motorists should carry out on their cars on a regular basis. From oil levels to washer fluid, these inspections could take seconds but might identify small problems that could become major issues down the line. One area of your vehicle that requires a lot of attention is … Continue readingPosted in Advice, Tyres | Comments Off on How to Check your Tyre Pressure
Vehicle breakdowns can happen at any time, regardless of whether you have a used or new car. Having an emergency roadside assistance service to come to your rescue can provide you and your family with peace of mind. Here are the top 5 causes of vehicle breakdowns and what you can do to avoid them. … Continue readingPosted in Advice, Car Maintenance, Vehicle Breakdown | Comments Off on Vehicle Breakdowns: Top 5 Causes
As a fault of your own or someone else, damage to your car bodywork is inevitable. Regardless of whether it’s a slight superficial nick or scratch, or it’s a larger dent or hole, impaired bodywork is never a good thing. So what are the most common causes of exterior vehicle damage? Understanding these will help … Continue readingPosted in Advice, Car Bodywork | Comments Off on Most Common Causes of Damage to Car Bodywork
With the annual scare stories about the UK facing its “worst winter in 100 years” or similar, spending some time thinking about your car’s performance is something that every driver should be doing around now. Whether or not the temperatures plummet as far as is predicted, it doesn’t take Artic conditions to affect the handling … Continue readingPosted in Advice, Tyres | Tagged Keelers Service Centre, winter tyres | Comments Off on The Advantages of Winter Tyres
With the nights drawing in, the air filling with bonfire smoke and the weather taking a turn for the worse, it’s time once again time to turn your attention to your car, ensuring that it is in a fit and proper condition to deal with the winter. There are a number of different factors to … Continue readingPosted in Advice, Car Maintenance, Car Servicing | Comments Off on Top Car Maintenance Tips this Winter