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22nd October 2021

Electric vehicles do not have the type of engines we traditionally associate with fuel-powered cars. Instead, electric motors are fuelled by rechargeable batteries – thus providing power to the electric car. The engine of an electric car differs greatly from a conventional engine. Whilst petrol or diesel vehicles have engines that require hundreds of moving parts, an electric car has only  one mo...

20th October 2021

It is commonly assumed that wheel alignment and wheel balancing are different terms for the same service - however, there is a significant difference. Whilst both help ensure your tyres are performing at optimum levels, they are very separate services In this informational guide, not only do we highlight the difference between wheel balancing and wheel alignment, we also explore the key indicator...

18th October 2021

Windshield wipers are an essential feature of vehicle safety – they work by removing debris from the windscreen thus allowing for a clear view of the roads. Despite being one of the most used safety features on a car, they are often one of the first to deteriorate. How long do windshield wipers last? Windshield wipers usually last around 6 to 12 months - however they may need replacing even soon...

13th October 2021

We're thrilled to announce we won the Medium Tyre Retailer of the Year award and the overall Tyre Retailer of the Year award at the NTDAs awards this year. We are truly honoured, we have an incredible group of people working for us and we are thankful for the effort each and every one of them puts in to make us what we are today!      

28th September 2021

Environmental impacts of electric cars  As the UK moves towards a greener future in line with its 2050 carbon neutral targets, the electric car market is growing quickly. At the end of May 2021, there were nearly 300,000 pure-electric cars on UK roads, and more than 600,000 plug-in models, including plug-in hybrids (PHEVs). This number will only continue to rise in line with the government’s comm...

28th September 2021

How to check tyre pressure Struggling to remember the last time you checked your tyres were correctly inflated? Or perhaps you’re unsure how to measure your tyre pressure in the first place? You’re not alone. A survey from Highways England found that nearly a third (32%) of road users carry out basic vehicle maintenance, like checking their tyre pressure, at best every few months – or not at all....

9th September 2021

Need to buy new tyres for your car and unsure where to start? We’re here to help. With the right sized tyres, you can improve your car’s handling on the road and have a smoother overall driving experience. If you were to fit an incorrect tyre with the wrong speed rating, tyres that are designed for different seasons, and different tyres on the same axle, you’d be at risk of comprising the safety...

9th September 2021

Your MOT  has come back around as it does every year. But is your car ready to be tested – and is it likely to pass? In this helpful guide, we’ve put together some quick checks you can carry out to give your vehicle the best chance of passing. 1. Check all your lights are working properly Did you know that lighting issues are the most common reasons that drivers fail their MOT test (RAC)? As one...

3rd September 2021

Please note a temporary road closure at our Basingstoke branch From Monday 6th September for 8 weeks the Worthing Road railway bridge by our Basingstoke branch will be closed for access. Please use the map as an alternative route and follow the local diversions when visiting us whilst the roadworks take place. If you have any questions please contact our Basingstoke branch for more information o...

20th August 2021

It’s a legal requirement in the UK that your vehicle must undertake an annual MOT test (after the vehicle is 3 years old) – this is to assess that your car maintains a safe level of roadworthiness. So, what is ‘roadworthy’, and how can you ensure your vehicle is prepared for the road? How roadworthy are you? What does ‘roadworthy’ mean? Defining what roadworthy actually means is the best place...