Blog archives: December 2013

Common MOT pitfalls and how to avoid them

Posted on: 27/12/2013

Ensuring your car is roadworthy by getting an MOT is not just good driving practice. It's your legal duty as driver.

You can’t drive your vehicle on the road if the MOT has expired and you could be prosecuted if caught. So, you must get an MOT test every year once your vehicle is three years old (you can check the Government's MOT fees table to see when).

But what are the main areas of your car that regularly fail an MOT?

The common errors
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Author: ADMIN
Categories: Blog

Buying a used car: what to remember

Posted on: 19/12/2013

We're realists here at Recycle Motors. We know that not everyone has the budget for a brand new car. Especially as we've all got Christmas presents to buy.

So, if you can't afford a brand new vehicle, don't worry! Buying a used car is a great way of cutting the cost of your driving: in fact, most new cars lose around 40% of their value in the first year.

Go grab a coffee, put your feet up, relax and let us show you how to buy a used car without getting a bum deal.

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Author: ADMIN
Categories: Blog, Tips

A seven step guide for when your vehicle breaks down

Posted on: 13/12/2013

Recycle Motors sees its fair share of broken down cars and vehicles that are beyond repair.

And when your vehicle breaks down, it usually occurs in the worst place and at the worst time.

If your vehicle breaks down on a motorway or busy road, you should:

1. Pull on to the hard shoulder - keep as far to the left as you possibly can with your wheels turned to the left.
2. Turn your hazard lights on and leave your sidelights on (although if you need to reserve...

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Author: ADMIN
Categories: Blog, Tips

Why should you service your vehicle?

Posted on: 06/12/2013

You need to service your vehicle to keep it healthy. Simples. And with winter further enveloping us, you need your car to be in tip-top condition.

Here at Recycle Motors, we want you to get the most out of your car before you recycle it. That's why we believe it's crucial for vehicles to be regularly serviced. But there can be confusion among drivers about how often this needs to be done, what it entails and what you can do yourself.

Let's take a look at what you need to...

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Author: ADMIN
Categories: Blog

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