MOT extended for 6 months due to lockdown

3rd April 2020 | ifa_admin

The government is trying to help motorists continue to travel to work by placing a 6-month exemption on MOT’s for cars and vans.   MOT expires on or after 30th March 2020 This means the earliest you would need to get your car or van MOT’d would be 30th September 2020. Included in this are […]

DVLA Online MOT Checks

5th March 2020 | ifa_admin

Checking the MOT history of your car is a straightforward process these days. Using the government website https://www.gov.uk/check-mot-history, all you need is the registration of the vehicle, and the information is readily available. But what are the benefits of carrying out a DVLA MOT check on your car? The biggest reason will obviously be if […]

Why You Should Never Run Out Of Engine Coolant

11th February 2020 | ifa_admin

Engine coolant – a mixture of water and antifreeze – flows through your car’s radiator and engine to prevent over-heating. It also prevents the water in your vehicle from freezing in the winter. But why is it so important to keep it topped up? First of all, if you don’t, your car will cut out. […]

Tips on Starting Your Car in the Cold

16th January 2020 | ifa_admin

These Winter months can bring a drop in temperature that can cause some real problems for those of us trying to get our cars going first thing in the morning. It can add time and unnecessary stress to your day when you are stuck trying to get your vehicle to work. So, how can we […]

How to Properly De-Ice Your Car

9th December 2019 | ifa_admin

It’s getting to that time of year again when car owners wake up to a frozen windscreen. It may seem like a simple problem to fix, but a surprisingly large number of people share bad advice when it comes to properly de-icing your windscreen. Not only is it very dangerous to drive with a frozen, […]

Do You Know the Rules When Pulling Over For Emergency Services?

12th November 2019 | ifa_admin

It goes without saying that letting the emergency services through is very important – you can actually face up to a £5000 fine if you fail to do so. But did you know that doing the wrong thing can also land you with not only a fine but penalty points on your license? Many people […]

Condensation Inside Your Car Windows? Here’s How To Stop It

23rd October 2019 | ifa_admin

It’s the problem that every driver will have experienced – foggy car windows. It may sound trivial, but not only can driving with condensation inside your windows impair visibility and make driving dangerous, but it is also illegal. So, what can you do to treat, or even prevent the problem? Here are our top tips: […]

Leasing A Car Policies

9th September 2019 | ifa_admin

More people than ever are shunning traditional car buying in favour of a lease agreement – either through a PCH plan (personal contract hire) or a PCP plan (personal contract purchase). But new research suggests that over half of all of these drivers do not fully understand their company’s fair wear and tear policy and […]

The UK laws On Drug Driving Explained

27th August 2019 | ifa_admin

In 2015 stricter laws on drug driving were put in place. Up until this time drivers had a more laid-back approach to drug driving, seeing it as safer than drink driving. It was also much harder to prove drug driving at the roadside. This didn’t mean that people were fit to drive under the influence […]

How Clean Is Your Car Carpet?

16th July 2019 | ifa_admin

Let’s face it, the carpet in our cars goes through a lot. Muddy shoes, food spillages, dirt and rubbish from outside trodden in – it really can become pretty filthy. Cleaning it is a hard and time-consuming task, so you should pay someone regularly to clean it for you, right? Not necessarily. Follow our simple […]