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5 Essential Vehicle Checks Before Driving This Winter

Despite the so-called ‘temperate’ climate of the UK, it can be bitterly cold as early as September, and as late as April, and snowy Easters are by no means a total rarity – all of which keeps breakdown recovery providers busy throughout the year.

With up to two thirds of the year posing challenging driving conditions, it’s important to be prepared before setting out on any long journey, if you are to avoid needing roadside assistance.

This is true whether you face rain, fog, snow or ice – any could create traffic congestion and delays, which in turn puts your vehicle under extra strain.

Here are five essential winter driving checks that should help to keep you on the road for longer, without the aid of a breakdown recovery service.

1. Tyres

Always make sure your tyres are in a good state of repair, with good tread depth, no side wall bulges, and that they hold the correct amount of pressure.

Top them up with air if you are setting out on a long journey, or if your car is more heavily loaded than usual, and you can make sure it handles as expected.

2. Windscreen

Have any minor chips looked at promptly; they may seem like nothing, but if water freezes inside the chip, it can expand and worsen the damage.

Also check that your internal fans and heated windscreens are all working properly, so you can quickly eliminate any condensation or fogging while out and about.

. Engine

There are so many things to remember here, but the key is to keep your engine tuned up and topped up.

Fresh oil, antifreeze and filled-up windscreen washers are just the starting point, so give your engine a regular onceover to fix any ongoing maintenance issues, and it should get you to your destination with fewer problems.

4. Fuel

It might sound stupid, but running out of fuel on a long journey is one of the most basic errors you can make – and plenty of the most experienced of drivers still do it.

If you are heading to an unfamiliar area, where you will not immediately know where to fill up, keep your tank topped up a little higher – particularly if you usually run it low to help your fuel efficiency.

5. Emergency Kit

If something does go wrong, you might be left waiting for roadside assistance, and however promptly the breakdown recovery team arrives, that can be an uncomfortable wait.

Make sure you have an emergency kit in your car – extra clothes and blankets to stay warm, a torch for if it is dark, and reflective warning triangles to place in the road ahead of your car.

On some roads it can be safer to leave your vehicle and stand on the verge or embankment, so make sure you can wrap up warm and stay safe and dry if this is the case.

DVLA Tax Discs

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With DVLA officials becoming stricter with clamp down on untaxed vehicles, it would be wise to tax your vehicles in the first place to avoid problems.

But almost a dozen of untaxed cars in Bradford has failed to follow regulations and as a result, they have been clamped or impounded.

The DVLA has confirmed that within the last week contractors has taken action against 79 cars.

You can pay for your DVLA Tax Disc online or by phone if you:

  • are the registered keeper of the vehicle and your name, address and vehicle details are up-to-date with DVLA
  • have your V11 reminder letter (V85/1 for heavy goods vehicles (HGVs)) or V5C registration certificate
  • have valid insurance
  • have an MOT, Goods Vehicle or Passenger Service Vehicle (PSV) test (if needed) – this must be valid when the tax disc starts
  • have a debit or credit card

But if taxing your car is not an issued and you want to get rid of your old motor then you may be interested in scrapping your car. You can get cash for your old card in as little as an hour! Robcliffe provides safe and legal means of scrapping your car without the hassle.

Check out our Robcliffe homepage for more details.

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Where To Book An MOT In Liverpool?

Failing an MOT in Liverpool can be avoided by the right prep work before submitting your car. If you have recently received a failure notice, we can bring your vehicle back up to standards and get you back on the road fast.

We offer the cheapest MOT in Liverpool for all cars and light commercial vehicles. We are fully equipped to test classes IV and VII. If your vehicle fails, we can offer full and immediate repair and service facilities.

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At either of our locations in Liverpool or Huyton you will find a team of experienced mechanics ready to help you. All work is clearly quoted before repairs are carried out or parts are fitted. We cater for all aspects of garage work just call 0151 909 4345 to arrange!

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Reliabe Roadside Assistance In Liverpool

We won’t leave you out in the cold

Its almost a certainty – when your vehicle breaks down, it will inevitably be in the worst possible conditions and at the worst possible time. But what IS a certainty is that if you call us the minute you find yourself in trouble, we’ll be there to rescue you – fast.

No breakdown cover required – If you’re not a member of one of the national breakdown companies, it’s not a problem. We’re ready 24 hours a day, seven days a week to get you out of trouble quickly and cheaply.

We work with all the big name roadside assistance and vehicle recovery services, so you can be sure we can deal with your problem efficiently, without undue fuss.

With a fleet of 10 vehicles, Robcliffe roadside assistance are well equipped to carry out most types of recovery. If you’re in and around the Northwest, we aim to arrive within an hour of the initial call out.

Ask us about our special garage rates for recovered vehicles, you’ll be glad you did!

We currently work with:

  • Green Flag
  • Britannia Rescue
  • Mondial Assistance
  • Europ Assistance
  • Equity Red Star
  • Auto Rescue Logistics
  • Call Assist
  • Inter Partner Assistance

For more details about what we do, freephone us on 0808 252 7099

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Vehicle Repossession Liverpool

A discrete, professional immobilization service.

Using unbranded recovery vehicles equipped with state-of-the-art ANPR technology, the company can recover vehicles that are wanted for a number of reasons by official agencies. Our vehicle repossession operatives are fully SIA trained and licensed.

Our Street lifter recovery vehicles guarantee damage free recoveries.

Recovered to our constantly monitored compound – with a capacity of 300 vehicles.

Disposal via destruction or auction – We’ll even help enhance the vehicle value by ensuring vehicles are clean, tidy and Repaired if necessary.

Please contact us on 0151 482 4520 to discuss the services we can provide, including immobilization, extraction, storage, transportation and disposal.

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Where Can I Scrap My Car In Liverpool?

Got an unwanted motor? Car failed it’s MOT? If you’re going to scrap your car in Liverpool, make us your first call. You can have cash for your old car in as little as an hour!

Robcliffe provides a safe and legal means of scrapping your car in Liverpool, without the hassle.

We won’t quote a price we don’t mean either! The price we offer is the price we pay.

Had a good offer elsewhere? We’ll at least match it. Ask about the Robcliffe price match guarantee.

How does it work?

  • Drive your car to our custom built facility in Huyton or ring us and we’ll collect, we could be with you in less than an hour!
  • We’ll give you a receipt and pay you in cash!
  • Once on site, all hazardous parts, including battery, tyres, engine and exhaust, will be removed using our state-of-the-art de-pollution rigs.
  • All scrap cars are crushed on site using our powerful Lollini car baler.
  • Our direct web link to the DVLA ensures everything is de-registered properly so you won’t hear of your old car ever again, you’ll get a Certificate of Destruction (COD) to prove it.

Check our credentials

We were the first ATF registered with the Environment Agency in the North West and are proud to be fully compliant with the European End-of-Life Vehicle (ELV) Directive, click any of our links below to find out more.

 

This seal shows that Robcliffe Ltd has met its recycling obligations under the End of Life Vehicle regulations. Click here to verify. This seal shows that Robcliffe Ltd has met its recycling obligations under the End of Life Vehicle regulations. Click here to verify. This seal shows that Robcliffe Ltd has met its recycling obligations under the End of Life Vehicle regulations. Click here to verify. This seal shows that Robcliffe Ltd has met its recycling obligations under the End of Life Vehicle regulations. Click here to verify. This seal shows that Robcliffe Ltd has met its recycling obligations under the End of Life Vehicle regulations. Click here to verify.

 
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Cheapest MOT In Liverpool

Failing an MOT in Liverpool can be avoided by the right prep work before submitting your car. If you have recently received a failure notice, we can bring your vehicle back up to standards and get you back on the road fast.

We offer the cheapest MOT in Liverpool for all cars and light commercial vehicles. We are fully equipped to test classes IV and VII. If your vehicle fails, we can offer full and immediate repair and service facilities.

At either of our locations you will find a team of experienced mechanics ready to help you. All work is clearly quoted before repairs are carried out or parts are fitted. We cater for all aspects of garage work just call 0151 909 4345 to arrange!

Our services include, but not limited to:

  • Servicing
  • Engine& Gearbox Replacement & Repairs
  • Clutch Replacement (£200+VAT)
  • Diagnostics (£45+VAT)
  • Bodywork
  • Brakes

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MOT Website

After much anticipation, we are delighted to announce that our new website, designed and created by K2L Marketing, has been launched.

Our new site showcases our range of services and is designed to be clear, easy to navigate and keep our customers up to date with the latest news.

In addition, the site has quick quote forms and boasts an instant chat feature: so customers can ask any questions that they might have.

Keep visiting us for the latest news and information from Robcliffe, in the meantime – we hope that you will find our site useful and would be delighted to hear any feedback or suggestions.

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