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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...

Vehicle Technician Role As a Vehicle Technician you will always be thinking of how to achieve the highest standards of customer service, whilst ensuring that safety and quality are top of mind.  A Vehicle Technician will require technical knowledge, additional training can be provided. Ideally, we...

Top tips for getting you and your car ready for the festive season. Christmas brings with it freezing temperatures and lots of parties.  During these cooler temperatures vehicle batteries and engines are more likely to struggle, potentially leading to a breakdown. During December we find our social...

What I have learnt at Standlake Vehicle Services? I have been qualified now for two years I started my apprenticeship at another garage but was lucky enough to be able to complete it at Standlake Vehicle Services. I’ve always wanted to work on engines, the apprenticeship...