Diagram to explain what is nearside N/S/F N/S/R or offside O/S/F O/S/R for a right-hand drive UK vehicle

What are the nearside and offside for vehicles in the UK?

The terms nearside and offside are commonly used in the motor trade, but what do they actually mean? They’re commonly seen on MOT certificates, servicing checklists and garage invoices relating to tyres, brakes and bulbs, in order to indicate each...

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A vehicle’s air conditioning recharge or regas connector showing the R1234YF gas type

Vehicle’s air conditioning blowing hot? Here’s what to do…

Is Your Vehicle’s Air Conditioning Blowing Hot Air? It’s that time of year again when the weather is heating up, so we turn to our air con for the first time in months and hope that it delivers that cool...

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car MOT renewal date

MOT expiry and due dates for vehicles with COVID-19 MOT exemption

IS MY VEHICLE’S MOT DUE IF I RECEIVED AN MOT EXEMPTION LAST YEAR? If you received an MOT exemption last year, you may well be wondering if your vehicle’s MOT is due again soon. For the majority of vehicles that...

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Side view of a car driving on snow with the wheels and body covered in snow

Keeping Your Car Safe This Winter

Keeping Your Car Safe This Winter Winter is just around the corner, and it’s more than just a change in temperature. During the colder months, driving can be a more dangerous task and one that uses up more of our...

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Mr Clutch mechanic servicing a car tyre on an MOT ramp in a garage

Beat the Rush Get Your MOT Booked

As life starts to slowly get into the new normal, it’s easy to forget basic things that were part of our usual routines. Halts on bill payments are being lifted, rent and mortgage holidays have come to an end, and...

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Women sitting on red leather seat in a car with a shocked expression while holding their MOT advisory note

Coronavirus COVID-19 Lockdown and MOTs

There has been a lot of stress and confusion over the past few months, but now that the government restrictions on lockdown are being eased and we are getting back to work, our cars are also coming out of the...

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Mechanic holding a clipboard with a pen, checking and servicing a balck car on an MOT ramp

The Ides of March: Time to Check Your MOT

Spring is here, and while it is traditionally a time for cleaning the home, why not the car as well? An MOT is the perfect way to get started, and something we have to do every year. But why is...

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Red toy car, coins and a calculator on top of a file of insurance papers

Making the Most of Car Insurance Day

That’s right; today is National Car Insurance Day. It’s a thing, and we didn’t make it up either. It’s all about becoming more organised with your policy, seeing if you are getting the most out of your money, and treating...

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Notepad with a checklist highlighting 5 blank New Year Resolutions

New Year, New You, Better Car Care

It's that time of year again, when we go back to work after a long Christmas rest, but also when we make our New Year's resolutions. This year, instead of saying you want to give up the things you love...

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Red pencil circling the 15th on a calender to show their car's MOT due date

MOT Due Date Checker

Christmas is around the corner, and it’s a busy time of year for all of us. Right now, the last thing on your mind is getting an MOT for the car. After all, it’s not due until next month is...

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