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  • Failed MOT but you Have the Right to Leave the Garage

    Failed MOT but you Have the Right to Leave the Garage

    I came across this article about your rights after a failed MOT test, written by Sophie McCoid and published by Chronicle Live, “This is what you can do if your car FAILS a MOT and the garage won’t let you leave“. This is a great article that just helps you to know your rights if

  • The Top Old School Hot Hatchback Cars

    The Top Old School Hot Hatchback Cars

    Hatchback cars are undoubtedly the most popular type of car on the roads in the UK, and it has been for years and years. The smaller size, economic engines and big personalities make it a more popular choice for those without children, large families and with a traffic filled commute to work. However, some manufacturers

  • Diesel Used Cars Still Uncertain Future

    Diesel Used Cars Still Uncertain Future

    Last week I watched an interesting interview on ‘BBC Breakfast News’ with Ike Hawes, CEO, Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), interesting but also frustrating, especially as Hawes left me feeling still uncertain about the future of diesel used cars when, as he put it “…uncertainty will gradually lift.” Getting straight to the point,

  • Car Maintenance – When to Use a Mechanic

    Car Maintenance – When to Use a Mechanic

    Shane Martin, Panic Mechanic, share’s his thoughts in an interview blog by Aviva on “When to Take Your Car to a Mechanic” to help vehicle owners save time and money on their car maintenance. We all want to avoid certain things such as doctors’ trips, dentist visits or taking the car to the mechanic. While

  • Winter Vehicle Health Check

    Winter Vehicle Health Check

    It’s not much fun when the clocks go back, except the extra hour in bed you get, but those who have children don’t even get that! It’s been a while since I have blogged and having had child number 2, I have climbed the ranks of parenthood and certainly did not get an extra hour

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