The yearly Ministry of Transport (MoT) test is seen as onerous by many, especially those with older cars, as they consider it too harsh and liable to keep their vehicle off the road. The MoT test was devised quite simply to ensure that anyone using the road was doing so in a vehicle that met a minimum standard of upkeep, and wasn’t likely to experience a sudden failure in any of its critical systems. Continue reading MOT Tests – An Opportunity to Check Your Car
Prior to 1960, the roads of the UK were awash with cars and lorries that ranged from brand new and in good working order to what could only be described as potential death-traps. With vehicle ownership on the rise, the British government realised that there was simply no standard to measure what was acceptable to have on the road and what should be consigned to a scrapyard. Continue reading How MOT tests Came About, and Why they are Important
Being involved in a car accident is traumatic enough, but when you look at the aftermath of a crash and begin to realize just how expensive they can be, then that’s when the shock really sets in. As far as an insurance company is concerned, even the slightest dent or mark on a panel warrants replacing it with a new item, and once you add in hourly rates, finishing to match the vehicles colour and fitting times, having a new panel can become very expensive, and that is likely to be reflected in your insurance premium the next year. Continue reading Panels that have been dented in an accident – To repair, or replace?
We regard our tyres as being one of the most important parts of our car because those four rolls of rubber are all that keep us on the road. But next along the line of components is the suspension system, that not only irons out any bumps along the way, but also ensures that the relative motion of the wheels is aligned and the body of the car remains fairly stable and the ride comfortable. Continue reading Common Suspension Problems
Climate change is often confused with weather getting warmer throughout, but that’s not actually true; climate change means that accepted weather patterns change and that means that we tend to have hotter summers, but cooler, wetter winters, and those two factors can spell trouble for your car. As winter approaches, London car servicing involves checking over certain aspects of your car and preparing it for the long cold slog ahead is becoming increasingly important, especially since a winter breakdown can be doubly depressing. Continue reading How to Prepare Your Car for Winter
It’s difficult to avoid scratches and chips and while it might be tempting to try to repair them yourself, generally it is better to leave it to the professionals, especially if you are looking for a showroom standard repair. While the Car Repair Garage London can easily repair a scratch so that it is completely invisible, there are many things that can go wrong with a DIY fix. Continue reading Car scratch repair – there are some jobs we need to leave to the professionals
If you have had an accident, your priority will be to ensure that your car is returned to its pre-accident condition as efficiently as possible. Equally important is to have the necessary work carried out by a repair shop that provides state-of-the art technology in conjunction with high quality craftsmanship carried out by fully trained and Continue reading The importance in identifying good craftsmanship in body repairs
Servicing your car regularly is important. Doing so will make the difference between driving a car in smoothly running fuel efficient car and one that has a high risk of breaking down with all the inconvenience of an unexpected and costly repair. While London car servicing isn’t cheap, failure to regularly service your car Continue reading The importance of servicing your car