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New Car Warranty – Do I have to have my car serviced by a dealership?

We clear up the confusion about whether car owners must have their cars serviced by a franchised dealership to protect their new car warranty.

Car maintenance tips for winter

While it’s a bit grim to think about winter when autumn has only just started, it’s important that you prepare your car (and yourself!) for the season.

Hidden reasons for MOT failures and how to avoid them

(sponsored) Earlier this year, major changes to the MOT test regarding the way faults and problems are classified were made.

Do I have to service my car with the dealer if I have a PCP?

The popularity of PCP car finance has allowed car manufacturers to be sneaky in forcing you to have your car serviced by their dealers.

Potholes cost pounds

In the past 12 months, potholes caused damage to vehicles costing a total of £915 million to repair, according to a study for Kwik Fit.

Tyre safety advice

Motorists should check the condition, tread depth and pressure of their tyres regularly or face a fine of up to £2,500 and three penalty points.

Five car checks you should make this Autumn

As the weather gets colder, there are some essential checks we should all be doing now to make sure our cars are running smoothly and safely through winter (sponsored post)

What makes a car safe? – Part 3

Modern car safety systems are very good, but there are actions you can take to make your car even safer. The Car Expert advises how to stay safe.

Five common roadside emergencies and how to deal with them

Having a car can be a great thing but it can also come with pitfalls. You need to be prepared for roadside emergencies to happen – anywhere and anytime.

5 most common faults with cars

There’s nothing worse than waking up in the morning to find that your car has a problem. Even worse is if you get stranded on the side of the road due to a mechanical fault. However, a regular car service carried out by a reputable company should stand you in the best stead going forward (sponsored post)

The pros and cons of owning a classic car

Owning a classic car isn’t for everyone - so how do you know if it’s for you? We take a look at a few of the pros and cons of owning a classic old vehicle, to help you decide if you are ready to take a step into the world of classic car ownership.

The essential pre-MOT checklist

Many car owners fear the annual MOT roadworthiness test. If you are worried that your car might fail, here is a handy checklist provided by Motorparks.co.uk to give you an idea of what to look at before taking your car in to be tested.

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