Service News

MOT Test Essential During Lockdown 3

15th January 2021

Car owners in England have been told that their MOT test is still essential during the 2021 national lockdown.  We understand that some may be confused by this, since during the first national lockdown in 2020, the need for the annual check was placed on hold. Drivers were granted a six-month extension if their MOT was due to expire before …


Driving tips that are useful during a pandemic

5th October 2020

  As we dust off our cars to return to work and to the school run, we continue to live through a ‘new normal’ that has changed every aspect of our lives, driving included. In this article, we explore some tips that will be useful during the on-going pandemic (and may also be useful after.) Keep masks and hand sanitiser in your car …


Tips for driving on rural roads

4th November 2019

Navigating your way around the UK’s country roads can be daunting, even for the most experienced of motorists. Sharp bends, narrow lanes and the possibility of being stuck behind a tractor are all factors which need to be taken into consideration. For this article, we spoke to bloggers who live and work in rural areas for their tips and …


Tips for navigating a city in your Motability vehicle

30th August 2019

Driving in a busy city can be challenging and daunting for even the most experienced motorist. However, navigating your way around built-up areas doesn’t need to be stressful, in fact, it is a great way to discover new places. Motorists with a disability need to consider extra factors before setting off on their journey, including appropriate…


Ford 50 years on: 1969 vs 2019

7th August 2019

  Manufacturers are always looking at ways to improve all aspects of their vehicles. From tweaks in colours of paintwork to major advances in safety, audio and general chassis design. Ford has made significant changes to their vehicles over the years both aesthetically and mechanically, meaning that motorists can enjoy the very latest in …


How to make the perfect road trip playlist

14th June 2019

Whether you’re planning a staycation, heading to a festival or travelling to see family and friends, ensuring that you have the perfect playlist to accompany your trip is essential. Not only can curating a selection of your favourite songs make the journey go quicker, but it means that you’ll be able to give the road your undivided …


Get your car fit for summer

5th April 2018

The Beast from the East and the Storm from the South took their toll on UK driving – and on quite a few cars, too.   Maybe you have some minor blemishes on your car that need putting right, especially alloy wheels that got scuffed or affected by salt. A complete set of four alloy wheels can be refurbished for just £240 in any …


Don’t be an April Car Tax Fool

23rd January 2017

There are major changes to the Vehicle Excise Duty system for new cars coming into effect on April 1 and they are likely to affect just about everyone.   And the HonestJohn.co.uk  website, renowned for its good advice, suggests that around 70 per cent of car buyers will lose out. But talk to your nearest Foray Motor Group sales team and …