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Cleaning Your Car – the complete guide to getting a sparkling clean vehicle, part one

  Friday, 4 November 2016

In a number of previous posts, we’ve covered replacing most of your car’s interior.  Now, though, we get to delve into the really fun stuff: the flash, show-off bits that are the reason you bought the car in the first place.

There are a number of different things you’ll need to look at to get your motor looking its best, and we’re going to cover all of them in this monster, two-part guide.

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Research shows fleet reluctance to adopt alternative-powered vehicles

  Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Electric vehicle connected to charging station

A number of practical obstacles are preventing fleets from making use of alternatively fuelled vehicles (AFVs), despite increasing pressure from many quarters to increase uptake in the technology.

Multiple fears – including the higher price, limited range, longer charging times and uncertain residual values of the vehicles – have been cited by fleets as reasons for not purchasing more electric vehicles, according to a new survey by Sewells Research & Insights.

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The pitfalls of buying used cars – ASM’s new infographic

  Thursday, 29 September 2016

At ASM Auto Recycling, we pride ourselves on running an online used car parts store that’s as good as any you’ll find anywhere.  Great quality parts, at even better prices.

But, not everyone who works in the used car market is as trustworthy as us.  To help raise awareness of the potential pitfalls that come when purchasing used cars, we’ve created this brand new infographic chockfull of useful information.

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MOT: the complete guide

  Monday, 5 September 2016

MOT vehicle testing station sign

You probably already know about the MOT, Britain’s annual test of vehicle safety, road-worthiness and emissions. The MOT is a legal requirement in Great Britain, so it pays to understand the ins and outs of it.

We know, however, that everyone has to take a first MOT at some point.  That’s why we’ve put together this guide on everything you need to bear in mind when taking your vehicle in for its annual check-up.

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Motorists call for tougher phone driver penalties

  Monday, 22 August 2016

Woman texting on a phone whilst driving

RAC researchers revealed almost half of motorists believe the current combination of a fine and points for illegally using mobile phones whilst driving is insufficient for a punishment.

Over 2000 motorists were surveyed, with 52 per cent feeling that the current penalty of three points and a fine of £100 for phone-using drivers should be increased. Only 41 per cent of respondents believed that the current penalty is sufficient.

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