What To Do If Your Windscreen Has Cracked

8th May 2018 | ifa_admin

If you discover a chip or crack in your car windscreen, it is important that you visit a garage as soon as possible to have it seen by an expert. Local quotes will be available online, or by calling local garages to find the best price. Here is what is involved in windscreen repair: Chips […]

How An Early MOT Test Can Leave You Seriously Out Of Pocket

10th April 2018 | ifa_admin

In May, the rules of the MOT test is changing, including new classifications for faults. This means if you put your car through an early MOT and it fails, you could end up with a £2,500 fine and three points on your license for driving your car after, even if the old certificate is still […]

Why Has My Engine Management Light Come On?

15th March 2018 | ifa_admin

If you are driving along and your car’s engine management light comes on, this means there is a problem with your car that needs to be seen to as soon as possible. There are a few possible reasons for this happening, below is a list of the more common reasons for this happening: Loose/broken fuel […]

Alloy Wheel Repair

9th February 2018 | ifa_admin

How alloy wheels become damaged: Small stones and dust particles can chip away at the paint over time. Alloy wheels often pick up damage and cracks around the outer rim. This is usually caused by a car hitting a speed bump too hard or hitting a curb. If there is a particularly heavy impact, the […]

Essential Driving Tips For The Winter

10th January 2018 | ifa_admin

Reports from several independent weather forecasts have indicated we are in for a very cold few months. It is essential your car is ready for the weather ahead. Here are some tips on how to prepare your car for the winter. Winter Checks – You can take your car to a garage to have a […]

Can I Still Drive My Car If It Fails It’s MOT?

12th December 2017 | ifa_admin

Once a car reaches three years old, all motorists must put their car through a yearly MOT to test the road worthiness of the vehicle. The following things are inspected: seatbelts, steering and suspension, wipers, windscreen, electrical wiring, battery lights, registration plates, bonnet, tyres and wheels, brakes, horn, exhaust and emissions, mirrors, doors, tow bar, […]

The Law on Child Safety Seats

8th November 2017 | ifa_admin

By law, all children must use a child car seat until they are twelve years old or 135 centimetres tall, whichever comes first. Child car seats can be chosen based on your child’s weight or on their height Weight Based Seats – Only EU approved weight-based car seats can be used in the UK, and […]

Are Your Tyre’s Rain Ready?

9th October 2017 | ifa_admin

It’s that time of year again – Autumn is in full swing which means there is surely plenty of wet weather ahead. Considering the wet Summer we have already endured, now is the perfect time to check that your tyres are ready for the rain. Driving with unsafe tyres is dangerous, as reducing the tread […]

What Should You Check When Buying a Second-Hand Car?

8th September 2017 | ifa_admin

Buying a car can be a very confusing time, whether it’s a new or used vehicle. The last thing anybody wants is to purchase a car which then spends most of its time in the garage. There are a few things to look for to prevent this happening: Safety checks Undertaking safety checks should pinpoint […]

Can The Air Con In My Car Make Me Unwell?

10th August 2017 | ifa_admin

Can The Air Con In My Car Make Me Unwell? The short answer to this question is Yes – It is possible to become ill due to the air conditioning in your vehicle. It may feel like cool and fresh air being pumped into your car when the air con is at work but there […]