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January 21, 2022

How to defrost your car during the winter

Despite many of us defrosting our cars for many years, some of us still get it wrong. In our latest blog, we look at the preventative measures we can take - and a guide to defrosting safely and effectively!

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August 31, 2021

How modifications can void your car insurance

Every car modification is different. And no two insurance companies will have the same view. Which is why it’s good to know the ins and outs of car modifications

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August 13, 2021

Why are my tyres cracking?

From a safety standpoint, your tyres are the most important car component. But because they’re subject to immense wear and tear (even when you don’t drive your car), they don’t last forever. 

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July 20, 2021

11 tips for driving long distances

Driving long distances is different for everyone. Some love it, others hate it. But no matter how you feel beforehand, there are ways to make the drive less stressful and more enjoyable.

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June 08, 2021

What does a full service include?

In this post, we'll give you a complete rundown on a full service. We'll look at what it involves, when you should get one, how much it costs and lots more.

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June 01, 2021

Does your caravan need an MOT and service?

With many people holidaying in the UK this year, there’s a strong chance we’ll see a lot more caravans hitting the road.

And if you’re one of them, you might want to familiarise yourself with the MOT and service rules to avoid using it illegally.

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May 13, 2021

7 new driving laws in the UK for 2021

Driving isn’t just about passing your test and doing the actual driving part. You need to understand the rules and keep up to date with the latest motoring laws too. 

Luckily for you, we’re going to tell you everything that’s changing or coming into action in 2021 and beyond. And if you want to evade a hefty fine and keep your license clean, read carefully and take notes. 

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May 10, 2021

When should I change my tyres?

Your tyres are the only point of contact between you and the road. They also give you a clear sign of when you should replace your tyres.

And that’s what we’re looking at in this post. 

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February 16, 2021

Reasons why you should book your MOT test early this year

With lockdown easing, garages are no doubt going to see the effects, with more people wanting to get their car ready for summer.

But if you leave it to the last minute, you may not get in. To make sure this doesn’t happen, we’ve compiled everything you need to know about booking an MOT. 

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February 15, 2021

Tips for driving in the dark 

To help you tackle night-time driving, we’ve put together a list of tips that will keep you and others safe during the evening hours. 

 

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February 08, 2021

Winter driving safety tips that every UK driver should make a note of

Driving in the winter is a challenge. If it’s not ice, it’s snow. If it’s not snow, it’s reduced vision. And if it’s neither of those, it’s cold and simply downright unpleasant. 

 

But it doesn’t have to be so unpleasant. There are simple checks and neat little tips that make it less of a challenge — like the ones listed in this blog. 

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October 19, 2020

How to prepare your car for an MOT?

There are lots of checks you can do on your car before it goes for it's MOT.  This blog provides the details of the areas to check.

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November 26, 2019

Can you see clearly now the rain is falling?!

With the damp days we are experiencing currently, having a clean windscreen is paramount to avoiding unsightly smears, ensuring that the road ahead is clear and that you can see ‘all obstacles in your way’.

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July 22, 2019

Summer Safety Tips

After packing the car, checking the sun cream and remembering your child’s favourite cuddly toy, it goes without saying that you’ll be checking your tyres too, right?

We thought not! With this in mind, we’ve devised a selection of simple checks to ensure that your disposition is as sunny as we hope the weather will be!

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June 13, 2019

Every vehicle needs safe tyres

There are many hidden dangers of cheap and part worn tyres. We at First Stop want to help you to make an informed decision when purchasing tyres. In this blog post we discuss the benefits of premium and mid-range, over cheap and part-worn tyres.

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