Booking a Car in for an MOT

All cars need to undergo an MOT once it reaches three years of age, regardless of what condition it is in. This will help the car owner to ensure their vehicle is safe to use and is roadworthy, so that it can be driven as usual. Booking your car in for an MOT is an important part of vehicle ownership. Book it in early, giving you plenty of time if repairs need to be carried out. This will also ensure you can book your car in at a garage that you trust, where you know you will get good customer service as well as a thorough inspection. If you need a repair, you will either be able to have this carried out by the garage, or choose a different garage...

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Fixing a Chip in your Windscreen

A chip in your windscreen might not seem like a big deal, but if you leave it, then it can become one. Chips can appear in the glass of your windscreen at any time, usually when you have driven over a rough patch of road and the car has been jolted around. A small chip will appear in the glass, often looking like a bubble. You should get any kind of chip fixed as quickly as possible. This is because it will become much bigger and eventually, your windscreen can crack and shatter, which is very dangerous if you are driving when it happens. Take your car to the nearest garage to have the repair made and if possible, make sure you drive on smooth, flat roads. You may be...

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Check your Car’s Oil Levels

Oil is an important part of the car engine. It is used to keep the engine lubricated and to keep all parts running correctly so you don’t encounter problems whilst driving. Oil has a very important function and needs to be checked regularly, probably at least once every couple of months. To check your car’s oil levels, you first need to open up the bonnet. If you’re not sure how to do this, look in the car’s manual. There will usually be a lever or switch to use. Once the tank is open, look for the dipstick. This is the part of the engine where oil is kept and the dipstick will show you the levels. Remove it, wipe it down, replace it, then remove it again to see the...

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A Fleet of Vehicles for your Business 

Having a fleet of vehicles is necessary for many businesses, especially when employees need to carry equipment from place to place. This makes a company or pool car essential, so in order to keep on building up your business, you also need to keep on building up your fleet. The first step is selecting the best vehicles for you. Think about size and practicality, as well as factors like running costs and maintenance. You then need to decide if you are going to buy the vehicles or hire them out instead. There are many long-term leasing schemes that can be highly beneficial. If you are going to have a fleet, make sure it is being managed. Designate the responsibility or take it on yourself as part of your business management. It is...

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Should you Become a Mechanic?

If you love cars and have always been interested in the field of mechanics, it’s possible that becoming a car mechanic might be the right career option for you. Think about some of the following points to decide whether this is the right career choice for you in the long run: Do you have any relevant qualifications? These could include anything practical or anything car related. If so, this will set you in good stead for a mechanics course. Have you got the time to study? You’ll need to take a course or go into an apprenticeship. Think about whether you might like to do this to become a mechanic. Do you want to start a business? If you do, this could be a good way for you to learn...

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