Changes to MOT

There are going to be some changes to the MOT process in May. The DVSA has issued a brief outlined of the five major changes that are going to be introduced. There are going to be more strict more rules on Emissions – such as any coloured smoke being produced...

DPF Issues

A lot of Diesel vehicles these days are fitted with DPF filters. Some people aren’t sure what exactly a DPF filter is and might not hear about one until their vehicle goes into limp mode and the garage tells you it may need replacing. The DPF filter is part of...

Why a New Car should be MOT’ed after 3 years

For a year or so, the government has been toying with whether to extend the period that a car will come in for its first MOT. They were thinking they would move it from 3 years to 4 years. With the standard that cars are being built now, compared to say 20 years ago,...

A Rare Old Beast – Rover Metro

It is a rare occurrence to see a Austin/Rover Metro of this age. Not only because of that, but this little Metro is a rare beast all on its own. One of a kind Metro that was produced and modified to improve car safety. Many things have been reinforced or improved, so...

The Future of Diesel Engines

The majority of cars these days have diesel engines. More and more it is being annoyance that manufacturers are shelving future research into the diesel engine, due to the high demand on lower emissions. (http://garagewire.co.uk/…/volvo-to-ditch-diesel-vms-boss-…/…)...

Perform these winter checks on your car

It always essential to keep your car properly maintained but even more so during the winter period and when the cold does arrive it’s important to know that your car is able to deal with it. So we have several tips for you to stop you getting caught out during this...

What to do if you find yourself driving in snow or ice

If you unfortunately end up finding yourself having to drive in the snow or on ice or snow covered roads, you will need to adapt your driving accordingly to the conditions at hand: Decrease your current speed, your stopping distance and chances of skidding will both...