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Coolant Change: 3 Key Things to Remember

A coolant change is very important. The fluid plays a key role in keeping you safe, so it’s vital that you remember to book this routine service. When was the last time you booked one for your car? And are you well informed enough to book one when you need it the most? Whether you’ve... Read More

How can I reduce my emissions?

With the environmental issues we face, the critical questions for us drivers are how we can reduce our carbon footprint and limit our impact on the environment. If driving less or switching to electric or hybrid-powered vehicles aren’t viable options for you, what can we do with the cars we currently own? Well, a revolutionary... Read More

Three reasons why you should book a car service this New Year

Have you made a New Year’s resolution? If you haven’t, it might be worth resolving to look after your car a little better this year. That all starts by booking a car service as soon as possible. If you’re not sure why it’s such a good idea to book a car service, read on. We’ll... Read More

Why you should never neglect your Wheel Alignment

Wheel alignment is incredibly important because of how much it affects the way your car drives. If it’s not correctly aligned, even just a little bit, there can be serious consequences. So, why should you keep on top of your alignment and not neglect it? What is wheel alignment? First things first, your wheel alignment... Read More

Is Keyless Entry a Dangerous Invention?

Keyless entry has been around for a few years now, offering drivers an easier way of unlocking and driving their cars. With this technology, the key only has to be in the general presence of the car to unlock the doors and start the engine. However, does this mean keyless technology poses a dangerous risk?... Read More

What are the problems with air-conditioning gas?

Your air-conditioning can be a lifesaver, especially during a sweltering summer heatwave like we experienced in 2019. But there is nothing worse than switching your air-conditioning unit on and having nothing but warm air blown onto your face. This is usually because your unit has run out of refrigerant gas, which is what cools the... Read More

What can you do to keep your dog safe while travelling?

Travelling with your dog can be hugely enjoyable but it’s also important to be a responsible pet owner and make sure your dog is safe. Whether you’re going on a road trip or family holiday there are precautions you can take. Dogs are great companions and are often seen as part of the family. And... Read More

Are learner driver lessons on the motorway a good thing?

Learning to drive is an exciting, nerve-wrecking and freeing process – but does it prepare you for everyday life? When you first pass your test it’s fun to go to your local McDonald’s drive-thru or drive into town. But everyone’s first experience on the motorway is daunting and somewhat confusing as you don’t learn anything... Read More

Is your car making you sick? Car air conditioning problems and how to fix it

Your car air conditioning is really useful during the hot summer months, even in the UK. On the rare occasion, we get a heatwave like this month, it’s important to have your system working properly. However, if you don’t take regular care of your car’s air conditioning it could be detrimental to your health. If... Read More

A guide to the new MOT test changes

Later this year, on 20th May 2018, to be exact there is going to be a number of changes to the way MOT testing in the UK is conducted. The main change is the three new defect categories which are minor, major and dangerous. Each fault category will determine whether or not a vehicle is... Read More

Some of the quirkiest cars in the film and TV industry

Film and television is a great show of imagination from both the consumer and the creator’s perspective. This is because it allows people to create an alternative, fiction world that we can consume and relate to. Some films and TV shows show quirkiness and originality through the writing, the characters and the props – this... Read More

What exactly is going on with the car industry?

Over the last year or so there has been a lot of uncertainty surrounding the car industry. Despite this, car sales were booming in the UK and a massive 2.7 million cars were registered last year. But if you take a look at the statistics from this year you’ll see a big drop in car... Read More

4 things to know about premium fuel before you purchase it

Premium fuel – the new trend? There are many trends and new products that we buy into as consumers – whether it’s the latest phone or newest trainers. But there’s one new trend that we’re starting to buy into on a regular basis and that’s premium fuel. These fuels come in both unleaded and diesel... Read More

How to avoid a car breakdown this summer

Nobody wants a breakdown One of the best things about summer is the fact that we all have holidays booked – you’ve put your out of office email on, you’ve packed your suitcase and you’re about to drive off into total relaxation, what could go wrong? Not much, aside from maybe a car breakdown. Sorry... Read More

What are the changes to the new practical driving test?

New Driving Test Changes and what it’s all about Here’s everything you need to know about the new practical driving test by One Stop Service Centre In the news recently, we’ve been hearing a lot about the new proposed changes to the practical driving test and what it could mean for young people. Some people... Read More

What to do when your car fails its MOT

My car failed its MOT test. What now? One Stop Service Centre’s guide on MOT test fails As your MOT test is a legal requirement set by the DVSA, it’s important to know when your MOT test is due and also what you should do if your car fails its MOT. That’s why we’ve put... Read More

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