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What Does Uneven Tyre Wear Mean?

Abnormal or uneven tyre wear is usually the result of a number of issues which may compromise the handling of your vehicle, as well as the life and performance of the tyres, and ultimately safety. The tyres are the only part of the car to come…

General Car Maintenance Tips

Many of us lead busy lives and with so many things to do on a daily basis, general car maintenance often sinks to the bottom of the to do list. Its importance is underestimated – looking after your vehicle will help you save money in the long run…

Why Is My Car Losing Power?

There are several possible reasons which may account for loss of performance in your car – if when driving you feel that car is losing power, it is more than likely that it is one of the following; either there is not enough fuel in the vehicle or…

6 Common Car Brake Problems

The brakes in your vehicle are a crucial component and paramount to the safety of the driver, other motorists, and pedestrians. During your annual MOT, car brakes are thoroughly checked. If the brakes are not in safe order, then your car will fail…

Common Problems With Car Air Conditioning

The air conditioning system plays an important role towards passenger comfort whilst in the vehicle, helping us to stay cool on hot summer days; this is something especially important when travelling at high speed or in heavy traffic, when opening…

Why Is My Car Steering Wheel Shaking?

A shaking car steering wheel should never be ignored, as it may be an indication of a more serious issue and should be investigated promptly. A shaking steering wheel is not only irritating but also dangerous and is something that could be…

Looking After Your Car Battery

Car battery failure is one of the leading causes of vehicle breakdown in the UK. Over the past year, the covid-19 pandemic and its subsequent lockdowns and travel restrictions have meant that drivers across the UK have used their cars less than…

Clutch Replacements

The clutch assembly is one of the most important components in the car. Its function is essential, without a clutch, the car would be unable to change gears or operate properly. Ensuring the clutch is fully operational at all times is an integral…

Car Tyre Care Tips

Ensuring your tyres are roadworthy and replaced when necessary is paramount to your own safety as well as to the safety of others on the road. The only point of contact between a vehicle and the surface of the road are the tyres and these are…

MOT Extension During Coronavirus / COVID-19

Due to the unprecedented spread of the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) the UK Transport Secretary announced the extension of all MOTs set to expire on or after March 30th, by 6 months. The announcement came in response to fears that the national…

Longmynd Service Station Launches New Online Tyre Service

Buy and book your tyre change online using our handy online tool: https://www.longmyndservicestation.co.uk/tyre-sales-fitting We Make It Simple Sometimes the choice of available tyres on the market can be overwhelming – with thousands to choose…

How Often Do I Need To Replace My Car Battery?

Car battery failures are one of the leading causes of call outs for roadside assistance – many car owners simply fail to fully appreciate just how vital the role of the battery really is. Put simply, without a battery the car won’t start. What…

The Top 10 Reasons Why Cars Break Down

Although car breakdowns are generally more common during the cold winter months, they may occur at any time of the year for a number of reasons. Generally speaking, a breakdown can be expected at some point during the natural life cycle of any…

The Top Causes Of MOT Failure

Back in 1960, MOT tests were introduced, now every car has to pass its MOT before it is deemed ‘road legal’, making the test crucial to anybody who owns a car and plans on taking it on the road. The test can help to avoid potential car crashes and…

Does Your Timing Belt Need Replacing?

The timing belt, also known as the cambelt, is one of the most important components of the car, controlling the timing of the vehicle’s engine – it controls the internal combustion by ensuring that the camshaft (which controls the valves) rotates…

Guest Post: 5 Top Tips for Getting the Right Classic Car Insurance

When it comes to insurance for classic cars, there is no such thing as “one-size-fits-all”. In many cases, these vehicles are viewed as one of the family and have their own distinct requirements. It makes sense to go with a specialist, who…

How Often Should You Service Your Car?

As a general rule of thumb, a car should be serviced once every 12 months or every 12,000 miles – whichever comes first. Older vehicles or cars doing high mileage should have more frequent services, approximately every 6000 miles. How Will I Know…

Is Your Car Ready for Winter?

Winter is a challenging time of year for everybody and cars are no exception, breakdowns increase considerably during the cold months as freezing temperatures wreak havoc with car engines. It is also the most dangerous time of the year to drive in…

What Causes Squeaky Brakes on My Car?

One of the most common complaints involving car brakes are unusual noises – namely a squeaking noise. Brakes are arguably the most important safety feature in any moving vehicle. Nobody is comfortable driving a car with faulty brakes, it is…

How Poor Wheel Alignment Can Affect Your Car

Wheel alignment, or tracking as it is also referred to, dictates the angle in which your wheels come into contact with the road. It involves checking both the angle and the direction of the wheel, to ensure they are set to their correct position…

Everything You Need to Know About a Car Service

The regular servicing of your car is essential for many reasons – primarily to maintain the car’s longevity, safety and value for as long as possible. Many minor issues which are not immediately visible, develop slowly over time, therefore going…

How To Check Tyre Tread Depth

Car tyres are subject to tough wear and tear as the tyre’s tread is the only part of the vehicle which comes into contact with the road, providing grip and stability, as well as withstanding extreme temperatures, resisting abrasion and heavy…

How to Prepare Your Car for an Mot Test

There is no getting around the fact that every car more than three years old will need an annual MOT. A valid MOT certificate proves your car is roadworthy and meets various safety and environmental standards. It is a legal requirement – without…

How to Look After Car Paint & Avoid Damage

A car is an expensive asset and whilst some of us devote copious amounts of time to looking after our cars, many of us simply don’t see it as a priority. However, maintaining the exterior of your car not only makes it look fantastic, it can also…

What Is Involved In A Full Body Respray?

Full body paintwork is a job often left to the professionals and there are a great number of good reasons for this. It is not a simple or straight forward task and although this can be a DIY job, the results will never be as good as a professional…

Repairs You May Be Responsible for When You Return Your Lease Car

Leasing is becoming increasingly popular, attractive new cars at temptingly low prices are easily accessible and well within the average budget. Many people are now opting to lease over actually buying their own vehicle as it offers several…

Why Changing the Oil Is so Important to the Health of Your Engine

Many of us view changing engine oil as a not so necessary task, very much out of sight out of mind and deemed to be not worth the effort it entails. However, nothing could be further from the truth, engine oil plays a vital role in the general…

Have You Had a Turbo Failure with Your Car Recently?

Have you had a turbo failure with your car recently? You're not alone! We have seen an increase of turbo failures in the last couple of years. Reading through this blog may hopefully help you to prevent your turbo from failing again! One of the…

Buying a Classic Car is a Great Investment

There is nothing better than driving an open top sports car on a warm summers day. Not only can owning a classic car give the owner pleasure, but it's now also considered a good investment too. Most people who have previously owned a classic car…

How To Restore & Apply Paint to Your Classic Car

Body painting is one of the most hands on and difficult elements of restoring a classic car. There are lots of steps to be taken before you can even begin painting like cleaning and preparation. Then you have to start doing long-winded planning;…

Removing Doors From Your Classic Car

Most classic car restorers decide to prepare their classic cars for bodywork and paint themselves. This involves removing the car doors, boot lid, rebuilding door hinges, removing fuel tanks and getting any old paint that is on the body work…