Longmynd Service Station Blog

  • 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 part of car maintenance.

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  • 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.

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  • MOT Coronavirus rules

    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 lockdown is making it difficult for drivers to...

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  • 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/service-station/tyres

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  • 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.

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  • top 10 reasons for car breakdowns

    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 vehicle.

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  • 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 help to strengthen the safety of all road users...

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  • 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 in synchronisation with the crankshaft (which...

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  • 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 When to Service My Car? Newer vehicles will...

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  • 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, ice, fog, heavy rain/sleet and snow can all...

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