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1 in 10 motorists aren’t confident enough to perform any basic car maintenance tasks

As research reveals that nearly one in ten drivers don’t know how to perform basic car maintenance checks, Gocompare.com is warning drivers that poor car care can be an expensive or illegal mistake which could even invalidate your insurance.

Logging in for tradional values

An East Anglia motor group is the first in the region to use a cutting-edge communications technology system to deliver good old fashioned customer service.

Get ready with a Skoda Winter Health Check

Get ready with a Skoda Winter Health Check

With winter fast approaching and a downturn in the weather being predicted, Skoda owners across the UK are being offered expert vehicle health checks to make sure they beat the impending freeze.

Vauxhall gets motorists’ wheels ready for winter

Vauxhall gets motorists’ wheels ready for winter

With winter weather just around the corner, Vauxhall is offering winter-proofing for car and driver with its 25-point Winter Safety Check for just £25, including a free Winter Survival Pack to keep in the car.

Defective tyres lead to millions of MOT failures

Defective tyres lead to millions of MOT failures

New figures obtained under a Freedom of Information request have revealed that millions of drivers are placing themselves and other road users in unnecessary danger by driving on unsafe or illegal tyres.

Motorists gambling with coolant selection

Motorists gambling with coolant selection

Two thirds of motorists have no idea how to choose the right antifreeze & coolant for their car, according to research by Mobil Car Care Marketeer, Cosan Lubricants.

Avoid the impact - 1 in 3 vehicles could suffer brake failure

Avoid the impact - 1 in 3 vehicles could suffer brake failure

The brakes on more than a third of all cars in Europe could fail without warning, according to a new report.

Twin-shot Pre-MOT Packs help reduce exhaust emissions

Twin-shot Pre-MOT Packs help reduce exhaust emissions

Higher than permitted exhaust emissions account for more than 700,000 annual MOT test failures in the UK a year - 30% of the total - but a simple remedial and preventative treatment prior to the test can markedly reduce the risk of failure, says leading fuel additive brand, STP, highlighting the benefits of its STP Pre-MOT Packs.

Audi models fasten their belts for free MOTs for life

Audi models fasten their belts for free MOTs for life

As part of its far-reaching initiative to de-stress the ownership experience as fully as possible, Audi UK is eliminating MOT costs for Audi drivers who entrust a cam belt replacement to participating Audi Centres and Authorised Repairers across the country.

Mechanic gears up for expansion thanks to online success

Mechanic gears up for expansion thanks to online success

A mechanic is driving ahead with plans to grow his empire as a result of booming sales - thanks to online promotion.

UK motorists forking out hundreds on unexpected car repair costs

UK motorists forking out hundreds on unexpected car repair costs

British motorists forked out hundreds of pounds last year repairing whining engines, wonky wheels and patching up scrapes and dents, according to a recent consumer poll from Trust My Garage.

Motorists drive old cars into the New Year

Mechanics are gearing up for an influx of car repair requests this January, as motorists seek to spruce up their old vehicles for 2014.

Nissan eVision: Making garage work more transparent with video

Nissan eVision: Making garage work more transparent with video

Venturing into a workshop to get your car serviced can sometimes leave you feeling confused and bamboozled by jargon.

Your car, your responsibility

We all take responsibility for the food and drink we put in our bodies, but a new study has shown that motorists shy away from taking charge of which oil goes into their car’s engine.

Halfords takes a positive lead on start/stop batteries

Halfords takes a positive lead on start/stop batteries

From today the growing number of car owners whose vehicles incorporate start/stop technology will be able to have their batteries checked and replaced without making a costly trip to a franchised dealership thanks to Halfords.