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Drivers should have an eye test every decade, experts urge
PUBLISHED: 12/11/2018

Motorists should be given a compulsory eye test every decade to ensure they are fit to be on the road, experts say. Almost half of optometrists in the UK have seen a patient in the last month who continued to drive despite being told their vision is below the legal standard, a report by the Association of Optometrists (AOP) has revealed. The ...

What is a Diesel Particulate Filter?
PUBLISHED: 17/10/2018

If you drive a diesel car or are looking to purchase one, it is vital to know about the Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF).  We explain what it is, how it works and most importantly how to look after it. What is a DPF? A Diesel Particulate Filter is a filter that captures and stores exhaust soot. Since diesel cars produce soot they are therefore ...

How to Check Your Car’s Engine Oil
PUBLISHED: 02/07/2018

Checking your car’s engine oil on a regular basis is vital to keep your engine running in good condition, making it last longer, run better and to help improve fuel efficiency. Before checking your vehicles engine oil, it is important to check the owner’s manual and follow the manufacturer's recommendations to make sure you have the right type ...

MOT test changes 2018: what are they and how could they affect you?
PUBLISHED: 01/05/2018

The MOT test will change on 20 May 2018, with new defect types, stricter rules for diesel car emissions, and some vehicles over 40 years old becoming exempt. There are 5 main changes coming into force, and here's what you need to know. 1. Defects will be categorised differently Defects found during the MOT will be categorised as either: danger...

First MoT Test to Remain at 3 Years to Protect Road Safety
PUBLISHED: 22/01/2018

The first MOT test on cars and motorcycles will not be extended to 4 years due to safety concerns, after a consultation to extend the MoT limit was over turned. The decision to stick with the current 3 years has been announced after the Department for Transport (DfT) opted against extending the MoT for new cars to 4 years. Putting safety ...

Top 10 Warrantywise Car Repair Bills Paid in 2017
PUBLISHED: 04/01/2018

Nothing blows a budget faster than a car repair. Car repair bills are expensive and can set you back financially, unless your car is under warranty. If your car goes wrong, it's likely you'll be met with an expensive repair bill. You may see it as part and parcel of owning a car or van but you have to admit, when it really comes down to it, hassle...

Warrantywise continue to Lead the UK Warranty Market as they Introduce Pre-Purchase Vehicle Inspections
PUBLISHED: 07/12/2017

Warrantywise continues to expand with the introduction of two brand-new pre-purchase vehicle inspections – The Premium Vehicle Inspection and the Premium Plus Vehicle Inspection The Warrantywise pre-purchase Vehicle Inspection is suitable for vehicles of any age or mileage, with photographs included within the inspection report It is the only v...

UK speeding offences reach a six year high
PUBLISHED: 30/11/2017

UK Speeding offences rise by a third to reach six year high. Vehicle offences reached a nine-year peak in 2016, with almost 3.06 million recorded across the year - the highest since 3.33million noted in 2007. Statistics from the Department for Transport (DfT) reveal that speeding offences reached a six year high in 2016. There were 2.2 milli...

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