DVSA updates categorisation of defects for roadside checks – Garagewire

The DVSA has published revised guidance on how it categorises vehicle defects during roadside checks. The guide, which has been updated ahead of new rules coming into force from 1 February, outlines the actions it takes

Source: DVSA updates categorisation of defects for roadside checks – Garagewire

Motorists told to keep on top of MOTs and servicing during current lockdown – Garagewire

Motorists are being advised to keep their vehicles serviced and MOT’d during the third national lockdown following confirmation earlier this week that garages can remain open. The AA warns cars which are not being used at

Source: Motorists told to keep on top of MOTs and servicing during current lockdown – Garagewire

Ten Year Old Tyres Ban-DVSA to enforce ban on ten-year-old tyres from February

Ten Year Old Tyres Ban

Ten Year Old Tyres Ban

Ten Year Old Tyres Ban

So, when looking at this recent change in the tyre law then I am a little bemused! In fact this is the first time that I have ever heard of any problems with the age of tyres reaching the ten years age. Consequently, the problem looks like it has derived from the truck tyre market. As far as I know this does not apply to car and van tyres.

Especially buses and the smaller mini bus tyre market. Of course the attached article gives all the hard details. I can only assume that some sort of accident was contributed by the fact that the vehicle was equipped with tyres older than the ten year mark. I really do not know!

Drivers and operators of commercial and public service vehicles are being reminded that tyres aged over ten years fitted to the front-steered axles and all single wheels of minibuses will be illegal from 1 February

Source: DVSA to enforce ban on ten-year-old tyres from February – Garagewire

Bad Weather Car Tips-Mechanics: Follow these tips to avoid car trouble in chilly weather

Bad Weather Car Tips

Bad Weather Car Tips
Inclement weather could be on its way! bad weather car tips

So this attached article is more about how to handle your car during bad weather. Of course it stands out that you should! Also make sure the car is well serviced and ready for any bad winter weather.

Brakes and tyres are very important indeed. Consequently, a good winter service will ensure that your vehicles tyres and brakes are up to scratch. Ready to tackle any snow and torrential rain. Importantly, it is a great idea to fit winter tyres or at least all-weather tyres before the weather turns for the worst. As temperatures start to drop, area mechanics say drivers may want to make some adjustments to their cars to avoid cold weather issues.

Mechanics at Valvoline in New Bern say there are three main pieces of advice that everyone should know before handling their car in colder weather. Donta Berry says drivers may have already noticed, but with the change in weather comes a change in tyre pressure.

Finally it is always a good idea to have a pre winter service on your vehicle to ensure safe driving in a safe car.

Source: Mechanics: Follow these tips to avoid car trouble in chilly weather | WCTI