Three Lesser Known Causes of a Failed MOT
Three Lesser Known Causes of a Failed MOT – Central Autopoint 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... Read More
Why do I need a specialist garage for my hybrid car service?
Why do I need a specialist garage for my hybrid car service? – Central Autopoint 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... Read More
What do I do when I need an MOT retest?
What do I do when I need an MOT retest? – Central Autopoint 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... Read More
What is Traction Control and How Does it Help You?
What is Traction Control and How Does it Help You? – Central Autopoint 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... Read More
How to care for your DPF
How to care for your DPF – Central Autopoint 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... Read More
How is driving abroad going to change after Brexit?
How is driving abroad going to change after Brexit? – Central Autopoint 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... Read More
Getting your car ready for summer
Central Autopoint - 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... Read More
What’s Wrong with My Car?
What’s Wrong with My Car? More Than MOT & Servicing… Garages 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... Read More
How Often Should You Service Your Car?
Central Autopoint - 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... Read More