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Three Lesser Known Causes of a Failed MOT

Three Lesser Known Causes of a Failed MOT – MOT tests are tougher than ever before, so it’s always worth remaining vigilant when you prepare for yours. A failed MOT is bad news for you and your car, so here’s three things you should always check before your test. You might not consider them an issue, but all three can land you in hot water with the DVSA....
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20th March 2020


Why do I need a specialist garage for my hybrid car service?

Why do I need a specialist garage for my hybrid car service? – In light of the climate emergency, more and more drivers are choosing hybrid cars as their preferred mode of transport. This influx in new technology means new challenges for mechanics and garages as hybrid cars can’t be treated exactly the same as a normal combustion vehicle. But why is that? And why does that mean you need a speciali...
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20th February 2020


What do I do when I need an MOT retest?

What do I do when I need an MOT retest? – Many of us assume the very worst when we hear the dreaded words ‘your car has failed its MOT.’ Suddenly, expensive repairs are looming and the possibility of a couple of days without your car seem more real than ever. How do you cope in that situation? As Central Autopoint Corby explains, there’s no need to panic so much if you need an MOT retest. The path...
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21st January 2020


What is Traction Control and How Does it Help You?

What is Traction Control and How Does it Help You? – Traction control was first fitted to cars in the 1970’s but has been compulsory since 2011. You probably haven’t ever noticed your traction control working but it plays an incredibly important role in keeping you safe, especially if conditions are dodgy. What is traction control? Traction control is an electronic system which uses wheel sensors ...
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11th December 2020


How to care for your DPF

How to care for your DPF – The unsung hero of any diesel vehicle is the DPF (Diesel Particulate Filter). This stores the excess soot produced by combustion to limit the amount of harmful greenhouse gases your vehicle produces. It then gets burnt off through a process known as ‘regeneration.’ This keeps your vehicle running smoothly and as environmentally friendly as possible. But do you know how t...
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27th November 2019


How is driving abroad going to change after Brexit?

How is driving abroad going to change after Brexit? – Brexit has dominated the headlines for the last three years, but now the deadline of October 31st is fast approaching. Our driving lives will change after Brexit – but in what way? What’s going to change after Brexit? For starters, new documentation will be needed to drive in EU or EEA (European Economic Area) countries. For UK drivers, the mai...
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14th October 2019


Getting your car ready for summer

Getting your car ready for summer - After a gruelling winter, your car is most likely going to need a good health check after experiencing some extreme weather conditions that would have affected many components of your vehicle. We have amalgamated a list of tips and checks to ensure your car is summer ready. There’s nothing worse than being sat in a hot car, turning on the air conditioning and wa...
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8th July 2019


What’s Wrong with My Car?

What’s Wrong with My Car? More Than MOT & Servicing… - arages provide a wide range of automotive services, that don’t just include getting your car’s MOT test or service. There are many different components of your car, and at some point, something is bound to go wrong with at least one of them, but with little knowledge on how a car works, how would you know the specifics?...
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17th June 2019


How Often Should You Service Your Car?

How Often Should You Service Your Car? - A car service, unlike an MOT is not mandatory, however it is strongly recommended for many reasons, including: Making sure your car is in working order, to maintain its value, to save you money in the long run and to extend the life of your car. There are 3 different service types to choose from at Central Autopoint – A major service, full service or interi...
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16th May 2019