Will turning your radio up really fix that rattling noise?

We’ve all been there, that sinking feeling as you hear your vehicle make an unusual sound. Although it’s tempting to turn up the volume and ignore the problem, it’s not going to fix anything. Sounds can tell us a great deal about our cars, and if you listen closely you might be able to diagnose the problem from just the noise alone. Some rattles, clicks and clunks can be classic examples of mechanical problems. Here are a few examples of what to listen out for:

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Vehicle making noise when braking?

As we have mentioned in a previous article, if you hear any noise as you apply the brakes then you should seek professional advice as quickly as possible. Screeching, grinding or squeaking could indicate that your brake pads need replacing. Waiting too long to fix this could be dangerous and lead to more expensive repairs down the line, so whatever you do DO NOT ignore this sound.  Continue Reading →

Ride to Work

With the ever-increasing congestion on the roads it is becoming more and more popular to take to two wheels for the commute to work. This can take the form of pedal cycles for the short commutes, but small motorcycles and scooters are becoming much more popular for the longer journeys. This is evidenced by the fact that there has been a significant increase in the sale of 101cc to 125cc motorcycles and scooters.

Many of you will have taken to two wheels as part of the Ride to Work Week (20 – 26 June), and
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Motorbike MOT pre-checks

Just like a car MOT, a motorbike MOT ensures your motorcycle is safe and road worthy. The law requires all motorbikes over 3 years old to have a valid MOT certificate; it is as essential to bike ownership as a helmet and insurance.
Around 20% of motorbikes fail their MOT first time round, but with some simple checks and a bit of preparation you can make sure your bike gets the all-clear.

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