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Jack Nicholson peering out of frozen windscreen

How to stop your windscreen from freezing

06 December 2016

Holly West-Robinson

Jack Frost is certainly making himself more and more apparent now it's got to this time of year! Nobody likes having to get up at the crack of dawn to scrape their car first thing in the morning, so you may as well save yourself some time by using some of these handy tricks instead!
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Holly West-Robinson

Hi I'm Holly and I'm a young driver based in Peterborough! I love tattoos, food, drawing and anything art related, enjoy hanging out with friends and family and making a fool of myself XD I'm a huge lover of music and also a part time DJ in the underground drum and bass scene. I passed my driving test first time when I was 17 years old have been loving life and my new found freedom ever since! I'm definitely one of the adventurous types who's always up for a good old road trip!


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2 black vehicles involved in a car accident

The pledge that really could make a difference

24 November 2016

Holly West-Robinson

You may have heard about a particular “pledge” that Brake Road Safety are currently running as part of #roadsafetyweek! The aim of the campaign is to raise awareness among drivers young and old in a bid to make them more conscious of their behaviour on the road. This ranges from using a mobile phone behind the wheel, speeding, driving impaired, looking after the safety of your passengers and ensuring your driving isn’t affected by poor vision – aka getting your peepers tested every 2 years!
young driver topping up coolant reservoir with anti freeze

How to top up your engine coolant

09 November 2016

Holly West-Robinson

It's coming up to the time of year where your car will probably need a bit more TLC than usual as the winter months approach! Coolant, which is commonly known as antifreeze, is a mixture of ethylene or propylene glycol and water, usually in a 50/50 ratio. Coolant and Anti-Freeze are pretty much the same thing but the only difference is anti-freeze is more resistant to the cold.
Young male driver preparing to change spare tyre on Fiat 500

How to change a tyre

09 November 2016

Holly West-Robinson

If you read our last blog on how to check your tyre pressure, you’ll know it’s actually pretty easy to maintain your tyres even when one of them blows out! So let’s go through some easy step by step instructions on how to fix a flatty as part of our #minimechanics series!
Young male kneeling down to put air into tyre of Fiat 500

How to check your tyre pressure & tread depth

09 November 2016

Holly West-Robinson

Checking your oil and keeping your screen wash topped up are just some of the checks you should be carrying out on your car on a regular basis, but keeping an eye on your tyre pressure is just as important! Worn, under inflated AND over inflated tyres can seriously affect the steering, braking and handling of your car (especially in wet and slippery conditions!).
Knowing your dashboard lights

Knowing your dashboard lights

24 October 2016

Holly West-Robinson

All modern cars these days are pretty good at telling you if there's something wrong with them or if they have a fault, but your dashboard lights aren't something that the theory or driving test requires you to know, so for most young drivers - seeing one of those little symbols blinking at you can be a bit worrying if you don't know what it means!
Everything you need to know about your MOT

Everything you need to know about your MOT

21 October 2016

Holly West-Robinson

An MOT Test (or to be precise Ministry of Transport Test) is compulsory in the UK for any road going vehicle every year as a condition of the DVSA (Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency). Its main purpose is to make sure a car is safe, meets environmental standards and not at risk to the owner or other road users