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The Dos and Don’ts of an MOT

Submitted by sndesign on 11 October 2019 - 2:57pm


Can you imagine a time when an MOT was only needed when a car was a decade old?!
That’s how it was in the old days!
The MOT (Ministry of Transport) test has come a long way since it was first introduced in 1960. Back then, the test simply covered brakes, lights and steering and unbelievably, was not compulsory until a vehicle was ten years old – something that makes us at Orchard Garage shudder!

Summer Motoring

Submitted by sndesign on 26 July 2019 - 2:17pm

Road trips into Europe, extra driving on family days out – it’s best to make sure your car is ready for the summer, because no-one wants to be broken down waiting for recovery!

Here are our top tips for safe driving this summer – pop by one of our garages to have a check or repair to get you on your way!

Cords Exposed

Submitted by sndesign on 19 June 2019 - 2:01pm

We had a car in at the weekend for a vibration when driving along the A2, all down to the o/s/f tyre having cords exposed....  blow out waiting to happen!

Remember to please check your tyres regularly for your safety.  We can do it for you at either branch, or for a comprehensive check over of your car, why not book in for a Summer Health Check and we can check them for you whilst we also check the rest of the vehicle!? Only £10 at our Heath Lane site - 01322271000, opt 2.