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A Simple Pre-MOT Checklist

Car tyreOnce your car passes its third birthday, it will need to have its roadworthiness checked with an MOT test on an annual basis. You’ll be required to repair any faulty items if they cause your car to fail the test. Many of the items covered on the MOT test are so straightforward that you can easily check them ahead of time before seeking garage services, even if your automotive knowledge is minimal. Identifying potential problems and correcting them in advance will be far less of a hassle than failing your MOT.

General

Start your car’s ignition and check the following:

Windscreen / Mirrors

Your windscreen may pass the test even with minor chips. … Read More

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The Different Types of HGV

When we mention HGVs, a lot of people think of large lorries going along the motorway. They envision going along the country lanes and struggling to get through them. Sure, some of that is true, but many HGVs don’t fall in that category. Not all of them are those large lorries that you’ve become accustomed to.

In general, an HGV is a heavy goods vehicles, which can be classed as a vehicle that meets a certain weight limit or size. It also requires you to have a specific licence to operate it. We want to help you out and that’s why we’ve created a short guide that will explain the different kinds of HGVs. We’ll also tell you where you may find these HGVs.

Consumer Good and Dry Lorries

These are large lorries that have been designed to transport dry and consumer goods across the United Kingdom. There are many items that these HGVs can transport, and this includes everything from electronic goods to plants to clothes and crisps, to name a few. They come in many sizes, but the size they are depends on what items they transport. Some lorries will have a box body. Others will have a … Read More

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