Category Archives: Car breakdown

Preparation Is The Key To A Happy MOT

Motorparks, Jeep, Mazda,Knowing your car MOT is just around the corner is often a cause for despondency. It can often be an event that leads to expenditure but are you looking at it the right way? Forward planning – that’s the answer. Get it right first time. Courtesy of our friends at Motorparks, below you can read a checklist of how you can help yourself. Continue reading

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53% Of Brits Cannot Change A Car Tyre

Are basic life skills dying out in the digital age? Well, the short answer appears to be yes. A recent survey of 2,000 UK adults – 1,000 under 45s and 1,000 over 45s – has revealed that, as a nation, we are now lacking essential skills to run a house or maintain a car. Continue reading

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Against The Four Year MOT

We used to live in Great Britain. The British Isles. Now we live in a Kingdom of four disunited countries, separated by a common cause. If you want an example see the NHS, which is a supposedly a one-nation organisation, divided. What is good for some is not good for others. Continue reading

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Road Safety: Drive Safer For ’17

Someone, not me, once said words to the effect of, ‘It isn’t ice or fog or snow or rain that causes car accidents, it is drivers’. Very true. I’m reminded of this by the tragic multi-car pile-up on the A40 at Oxford. Generally, we will never know the actual circumstances but at least one fool was clearly driving too fast for the conditions and roped innocent people into his or her death wish. Once again road safety is a hot topic. Continue reading

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Make Christmas Different – Don’t Do It!

Before you start, there’s a good reason for this as you’ll see:

Yes folks, it’s that time of year again when the true horror of what is to come begins to dawn upon us. For me, it started in Marks & Spencers. Men in ties were pulling stands about. I said, “You’re setting up for the Christmas displays aren’t you? Do you not realise that it is still September and the sun is shining”? They just smiled sheepishly but otherwise refused to acknowledge their obvious guilt. That’s when the thought came to me… Continue reading

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Californians & Driving Up A Sweat

It seems so distant now but it was only a week or so ago when we experienced the hottest day of the year and we all started wilting like un-watered, delicate hot house flowers. At the time of writing this we are back to normal, i.e. rain. Here in the UK we always seem to get caught out by sudden bursts of hot weather which is unsurprising given our climate. For a brief period it looked like summer had truly arrived. Never mind, it could still happen and when it does we need, like good boy scouts, to be prepared – especially when driving. Continue reading

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End Of Your Car Warranty Sparks Fear

Countless millions of motorists have been to this place of hate. Each car owner has his own place. If the driver is lucky it will be in his street. If he is unlucky (and isn’t it always the way?) the place of hate will be in a lay-by, in the rain, at night with an owl dangerously close by. It is the hated place of breakdowns. Continue reading

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Car Breakdown? Have A Nice Cuddle.

Just when you think the world can’t get any more trivial and juvenile (like the ongoing rows in both major political parties to which I say – in the manner of Michael Caine – just get on with the bloody job we pay you to do) something comes along to further gast your flabber. Continue reading