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Is an MOT the same as a service?

Posted on February 26th 2020 by Munster.Tyres

An MOT is not the same as a service, they are two completely separate car inspection methods, with different uses and requirements. It is a common misconception that an MOT and a service are the same, and research states that 59% of people in the UK don’t understand what is included for either one. Read on to feel more informed about what the differences between an MOT and a service are the next time your car needs an inspection.  What is an MOT? An MOT is an annual test of roadworthiness, vehicle safety and exhaust emissions – this test is a... Continue reading

Why should I get my car serviced?

Posted on January 31st 2019 by Munster.Tyres

When it comes to car maintenance, regular and routine servicing should be a top priority. This is a task that is commonly overlooked by a large section of car owners. However, what they don’t realise is the fact that servicing their vehicles on a regular basis is not only essential in ensuring that their cars are in top-notch condition, but it also has many long-term benefits. As the old adage goes, prevention is better than cure. Car servicing significantly reduces the chances of a breakdown, and it also helps to detect potential problems early. Some of these problems, if left unhandled, can... Continue reading

Spring Cleaning for Your Car

Posted on February 28th 2018 by Munster.Tyres

Of all the seasons your car has to face, winter has to be the toughest. From the rain and ice to the gritted roads and severe drops in temperature, winter has an arsenal of weapons to grind down your car. So, with spring fast approaching, it seems fitting to give our readers an article on how to properly clean your vehicle ready for the year ahead, removing any evidence of the harsher season. Remove the rubbish Firstly, given the harsh temperatures you’ve been enduring over the past few months, the chances are you haven’t spent a great deal of time in... Continue reading

How often should I change my engine oil?

Posted on May 31st 2017 by adtrak.admin

Many essential aspects of your car can go unchecked if you aren’t vehicle savvy. Engine oil is one of these factors and should, under best practice, be changed regularly. In this article, we will look at why engine oil is important and how often it should be changed. Why is engine oil needed? Engine oil plays an important part in keeping your engine working smoothly and effectively. The oil lubricates the internal moving parts of the engine which helps keep them running properly, whilst also preventing heat from building up. The oil also contains some additives which protect the parts from... Continue reading

Winter Driving Checklist

Posted on December 22nd 2016 by adtrak.admin

It is your responsibility to ensure that your vehicle is up to scratch and safe to drive throughout the year, but it is particularly the case when winter comes around because of the dangers of winter driving. That’s why this month we’ll be detailing some of the most important things you should check your car over for this winter. Pack a Winter-Appropriate Emergency Kit Your vehicle should always have an emergency kit stored in it, but in the winter you should add a couple of extra items to make it winter-appropriate. These include: A couple of blankets or sleeping bags A... Continue reading

MOT Checklist

Posted on October 26th 2016 by adtrak.admin

If you’ve booked your car in to have its MOT soon, don’t be caught out. Most faults vehicles fail their MOT for could be avoided through general maintenance of your car. As such, it’s worthwhile to carry out a few checks of your own before taking it in. The tests you can carry out detailed below are not only easy but could also save you a bit of money, too. Ensure that the likelihood of your vehicle passing its MOT first time is increased with our MOT checklist. Lights Your vehicle’s lights, while numerous, are exceptionally easy to check. Simply get... Continue reading

5 Simple Car Checks For a Worry Free Road Trip

Posted on March 30th 2016 by adtrak.admin

Before taking your car on a road trip, you should always check it over to ensure it’s in good condition and safe for the roads. With increased use, there is always an increased risk of breakdown, so making sure your car is fit for use before you set off is the most effective way of preventing your car experiencing any problems when you’re on the road. We’ve listed our top 5 simple car checks you can carry out on your car for a hassle free road trip. Tyre treads You must ensure that your tyre treads are within the legal limit,... Continue reading

Preparing Your Car For Winter Weather

Posted on November 11th 2015 by adtrak.admin

With the arrival of the winter months, it’s important to make sure your car is ready for the cold. Decreased traction on the roads, increased reliance on the battery’s power and exposure to low temperatures can all take its toll on your car, so ensuring it’s functioning at its fullest now will reduce the chance of any breakdowns leaving you stranded. We’ve listed a few checks you can perform on your vehicle now to ensure it’s prepared for the colder months. Tyres Your tyres’ performance could be reduced in the colder months due to  reduced traction on icy roads and changes... Continue reading

Car Servicing & MOT’s – What is the difference?

Posted on June 28th 2014 by adtrak.admin

Regular car maintenance is crucial to ensure your vehicle remains fully functional and to avoid any possible problems which could result in serious damage, either to you or the vehicle. Making sure you take your car for its MOT when required and regular servicing will help your vehicle remain in full working order and will highlight any likely future issues. Many car-owners are not familiar with the difference between car servicing and MOTs, which can result in a vehicle not passing the correct testing and can ultimately mean the legal requirements are not sufficiently followed. This article will serve to explain... Continue reading


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