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Preparing For An MOT Test

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Whilst you don’t really have to do a lot before an MOT test, we certainly recommend some of the following steps to give you the best chance of passing it first time. Although it’s not an issue if you do fail, there are some points of the test where you can fail on something avoidable. […]

The Most Challenging Car Repairs

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Vehicles can be very complicated, and their workings have become more complex in the past few years. Some car repairs require a lot of extra knowledge and skill to carry out. We thought it would be an interesting idea to share which repair jobs are most challenging to carry out. Spark Plugs Spark plugs don’t […]

Common Misconceptions About The MOT Test

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Your car needs to pass an annual MOT test to be legally compliant on UK roads. Without it, you can be fined, have points put on your license or be disqualified from driving. There are a lot of misconceptions about this test that could put you at risk of facing these penalties. Let’s find out […]

How To Safely Wait For Breakdown Recovery

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It’s no fun for anyone to break down on the road. No matter where it’s happened, you should know what to do while waiting for breakdown recovery to arrive. Stay Away From The Road Even before you call out for breakdown recovery services, you need to exit the vehicle and move to safety. In residential […]

The Qualities You Should Look For In A Car Repair Garage

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When looking for car repairs, it can be hard to distinguish the good from the bad. With so many stories of untrustworthy mechanics, making the right decision can be difficult. What makes choosing the right auto repair garage easier is knowing what to look for. That’s why we’ve put together this list of qualities to look […]

Top Tips For Finding A Reliable Auto Repair Centre

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Finding a reliable auto repair centre is key for getting consistent and cost effective work done to your vehicle. It’s important that your car repairs are carried out to a high quality standard. They should also finished in the time stated and within budget. There are many qualities to look for in mechanic that can […]

How To Maintain Your Vehicle To Avoid Car Repairs

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Maintaining your vehicle at home can save cost on unnecessary car repairs.You’d be surprised just how easy it is, and with these basic techniques, you could prevent much more costly problems in the future. Gary Pinkard Vehicle Repairs understands the importance of saving cost on your vehicle repairs, that’s why we offer convenient servicing facilities, […]

When To Take Your Vehicle In For Car Repairs

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Car repairs always come at the worst time. No matter the circumstance, it always happens when you least expect it. One minute you’ll be cruising along, minding your own business. Next minute, your car’s warning lights come on and the engine cuts out. Wouldn’t it be convenient if you could see these things coming? Sometimes, there […]

What To Do When Your Car Breaks Down

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Breakdown recovery should be about providing relief to a stressful situation, not adding to it. That’s why at Gary Pinkard Vehicle Repairs we strive to provide an efficient and stress-free service to those stuck at the roadside. Sometimes it’s difficult to know what to do when it happens, or who to call. As a result, […]

What Do The Warning Lights On Your Car Mean?

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We all know that deep, gut-wrenching feeling in the pit of our stomachs when suddenly you see warning light in your car. It can be tempting to ignore it. To put it out of your mind and pretend it isn’t there, especially when you don’t know what it means. This does work. Right up until […]

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