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MOT season is almost upon us

Ever since Mr Clutch Autocentres started in business forty years ago, the months of March and April have been our busiest for MOTs, writes Iain Robertson, and we want you to take advantage of our blend of cost-effective servicing and...

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Is your vehicle insured? There may be reasons that it is not.

With Car Insurance Day (1st Feb) highlighting the need for appropriate cover on your vehicle, Iain Robertson contemplates some of the helpful ways by which to avoid falling into a trap of not being insured, especially as it might not...

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Winter motoring maintenance

It would be fair to state that we have not (as yet) endured the worst weather of the year, states motoring journalist Iain Robertson, who recalls the onslaught of Siberian conditions carried by last year’s ‘Beast from the East’. Prevention...

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Winter places our vehicle’s components under intense pressure

Whether it be lighting, the air-conditioning system, or the electrical components, the number of vehicle failures grows out of proportion at this time of the year, highlights Iain Robertson, although Mr Clutch Autocentres has a cost-effective solution. It is that...

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How to maintain a car with budget in mind

The car maintenance business has been under fire recently, explains Iain Robertson, which is making car owners reluctant to book in their vehicles even for routine servicing and the reasons lie in excess jargon, poor explanations and unanticipated costs. What...

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Never forget why Mr Clutch exists in the first place

Having grown to provide a range of services that is totally customer-focused is the life-blood of Mr Clutch Autocentres, highlights motoring journalist Iain Robertson, which might never have happened had the company not possessed its initial drive. Forty years ago,...

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Preparing for winter might save money but will also enhance safety

None of us can deny that summer 2018 has been memorable for mostly the right reasons, writes Iain Robertson, although seasonal changes being what they are, we now need to look forward to darker commutes and more slippery road surfaces....

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MOT essentials…how to save money, avoid worry and receive a clean bill

Whenever change is made to long-standing systems, such as the annual MOT Test, it will raise concerns, states motoring journalist Iain Robertson, but when those changes improve security, safety and bring the Test into a modern era, the benefits will...

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What should you do, when your car’s suspension bounces like a rubber ball?

It is very easy to overlook suspension maintenance on your vehicle, writes motoring journalist Iain Robertson, because all of its components are out-of-sight but, unless checked every now and again, broken springs and dampers can prove to be very compromising....

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“We’re all going on a summer holiday!” but is your car ready for the trip?

Bags are packed, music is loaded, roof-rack is fitted…an increasing number of holidaymakers are taking road trips this year, reports journalist Iain Robertson, some with caravans, or trailers, in tow…then you remember the needs of your car. Preparing for the...

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