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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 14, 2021

Top 9 tips for getting your car ready for summer

The days are brighter and the temperature is on the up, summer is on the way. And there’s no time like the present to get your car ready for the warmer months ahead. 

From checking your car’s lights and tyres to giving it a clean and topping up your fluids. Whether you are planning a road trip with your friends and family or commuting to work, here are our top 9 maintenance tips for you this summer. 

First Stop Blog

June 08, 2021

What does a full service include?

Without knowing what a car service includes, it’s hard to imagine the benefits, isn’t it? 

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.

First Stop Blog

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. 

First Stop Blog

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. 


First Stop Blog

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. 

First Stop Blog

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.

Rainy weather driving

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’.

Summer driving

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!

Safe tyres

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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