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There’s a new look at the pumps, you may have noticed the new labelling, but what do they mean. The idea of these new labels is to reflect the use of renewable fuels mixed with Petrol and Diesel. Bringing the UK in line with the...

You’ve probably heard of, or had your “Tracking” adjusted, this 2 wheel/ laser method of alignment has been around for a while, but things have just got exciting with 3D 4 wheel alignment. This new system measures the data from at least 12 angles and checks...

We are constantly told, it is important to carry out regular maintenance if you want your vehicle to last, but why? Proper maintenance can actually reduce the risk of serious problems plaguing your vehicle and reducing future problems from occurring, it can also improve the driving...

As we head into the winter (yes… Summer is over) it’s time to check your vehicle and prepare it for the cold! As temperatures (like the leaves on the trees) start to drop we need to ensure our vehicles are ready for the long winter months....

We might be trying to ignore it, but mornings and evenings are getting darker, soon the clocks will be going back (last Sunday in October) and the slippery slope to winter is underway. So, NOW is the perfect time to check your vehicle out and prepare...

A vehicle’s tyres often need to be replaced before their anticipated life has been reached. With today’s road conditions rapid or uneven tread wear (or even physical damage) as a result of potholes and other road defects means we are having to check our tyres...

Your vehicle isn’t just a bunch of moving metal parts that thud away without support, this heart needs fluids to keep it running smoothly and as we head into winter perhaps now is the time to check the levels. Everyone knows about the importance of engine...

Engine oil does much more than just lubricate the moving parts of your engine. It also cools and cleans the engine, allowing it to function fully, so without oil in the engine it would only get hotter and hotter. Why do we need to replace it?...

One of the main ways to keep your vehicle in tip-top condition is by looking after your engine oil. Making sure you have the right level is vital. But you need to ensure you are using the right TYPE of oil when you do find...