• 15, August, 2018 03:33:18

      Sat Navs vs Printed Maps

    Lost without a Sat Nav? You're not the only one.According to a survey by Europcar shared with the Sunday Times, over a third of UK Motorists struggle to make a car journey without a sat nav. For many millennials, the thought of using a map to navigate a journey is simply unheard of. However, before the introduction of Sat Navs, Google Maps, and Smartphone Apps, this was the most efficient way to plan a journey. Figures from USwitch found that “almost four out of five drivers (78%) now rely on a satnav or smartphone to navigate the roads, with more than half ...
  • 08, June, 2018 04:55:56

      How to Protect your Vehicles in 7 simple steps

    How to Protect your Vehicle in 7 simple stepsIn recent years car theft has become significantly more sophisticated. The use of crowbars and wrenches to manually break into cars and steal radios and valuables are becoming extinct; now thieves are using transmitters and electronic devices to bypass the cars electrical systems and drive them away.Car manufacturers are focussing more attention towards factory fitted security solutions; however, there are still extra measures you can take to protect your car. Step 1 Vehicle Recalls: Ensure you keep up to date with any recalls issued by your vehicle manufacturer and keep the vehicles electronic systems updated. ...
  • 10, August, 2018 02:15:21

      What to do if you break down

    Do you know what to do if you break down?According to government statistics, there are over 48 million driving licenses registered in the UK. With such a high volume of motorists on UK roads, one factor that should be considered by all is what to do in case of a breakdown. The main concern with any breakdown is the safety of drivers/ passengers and other road users. Although this guide is set to offer advice, common sense should always be used as there is not always one rule that fits all when it comes to breakdowns. Firstly, the hard shoulder should only ...
  • 05, June, 2018 02:28:43

      What do the Lights on your Dashboard mean?

    What do the Lights on your Dashboard mean? Modern vehicles come with a multitude of added electrical and mechanical features that are all monitored by built-in sensors and circuits to monitor behavior and functionality. If and when any of the vehicle's components fail or begin to deteriorate a symbol may illuminate on the dashboard to warn you of the issue, it is strongly advised that you get the fault diagnosed and rectified immediately to prevent causing further damage to the vehicle. Not all lights on a dashboard are universal so it is always best to check the owner’s manual if you are ...
  • 04, June, 2018 12:48:53

      How to change a Car Battery in 7 simple steps

    How to change a Car Battery in 7 simple stepsCar Batteries aren’t designed to last forever and will need replacing at some point, in the UK unreliable batteries account for one of the biggest call outs for roadside assistance. There are a multitude of factors that affect a cars battery life and on average they last between three and five years when properly maintained. The most common causes of a flat battery are irregular use of a vehicle or only making short journeys. The vehicle isn’t given chance to charge enough which causes sulphation - a hardening of the lead plates ...