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As with many events, appointments and everyday goings-on, even the mandatory annual UK MOT, for vehicles over 3 years old, has had some interference and adjustment. Due to lockdown and many workplaces being shut down, minimised and having to adhere to social distancing, it has been recognised that vehicle MOT’s for certain time periods needed some sort of extension to give car owners a chance to get their MOT accomplished safely.

Therefore, any MOT’s that expired on or after 30 March 2020 through 31 July 2020 have been extended for 6 months. Please be aware that if your MOT was due from 1 August 2020, there will not be an option to extend and you must complete a MOT as normal. If you ever forget or lose track of your MOT information you can visit and enter your vehicle details in order to see if you have an MOT certificate and when it expires.

Car leasing is a great alternative to buying a car. Today, a lot of people in Leicester are leasing a car instead of purchasing one. Leasing means that you get to use the car for a certain period of time. When the lease period ends then you give the car back. The cost of leasing a car has been proven to be lower than that of a car loan. The best thing about car leasing is that you do not have to worry about the depreciating value of your car because at the end of the lease period, you just give back the car and then get another lease for a new car model. If you want to have the car that you cannot afford then car leasing is your best option. It is also a very suitable option if you want to drive around in the latest car models all the time.


If you have decided to lease a car then the next thing for you to do is to find a car leasing Leicester Company. On the internet, you will find lots of websites for car leasing companies. You can try your local phone directory, but that would take a lot of time. Some of them do not even have competent staff that handles the phone calls so you will end up frustrated because you cannot get the information that you want over the phone. The easiest and most effective way to search for a car leasing company is to search the internet.

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Car giants, Vauxhall Motors who are registered in the name of General Motors UK Limited is a fully fledged automotive manufacturing and distribution organisation which has their main headquarters in Luton, Bedfordshire. With an operating income of £131 million and a large and diverse portfolio of cars, Vauxhall has been round for a long time and has embedded themselves as a real competitor within the world of cars.

One of their most popular models of cars is the Astra, which is a small hatchback varying between 3 and 5 doors and engine sizes of 1.3 litre to up to 2.2 litre (diesel models only). The car itself has been rated as one of the best automatic cars to drive according to what car and the system used in the automatic gear function is fantastic, offering quick and well meaningful gear changes when the driver of the car needs them most. One of the most popular cars in the UK, you really can’t go wrong.

Unfortunately, we live in a world where people will do anything to make money, including having a car ‘accident’. Many drivers have been drifting along, to have the car in front slam on their brakes for no reason whatsoever. Some people manage to brake in time, but others end up driving into the back of the car.

This is a simple scam, and as we all know, insurers go for the driver who crashed into the other. They’re always the person at fault, but it’s not fair in this circumstance. The only way to get around this issue is by keeping your distance. Fraudsters want you to hit them, so they love drivers who are right up their back. Don’t give them the opportunity to slam their brakes on for your money, take measures a step further and put a camera in your car and record the journey, you can then prove to the insurers that it wasn’t your fault.

Luckily, a tyre blowout is a relatively infrequent occurrence. Car and tyre technologies are improving all the time, resulting in better safety and durability. However, if a tyre does burst while you’re driving, there are some safety steps which you can follow to ensure the damage is minimal.

  1. Don’t slam on the brakes. This will be your initial instinct, but it’s important that you don’t follow it because braking hard will make the vehicle swerve and you’re much more likely to lose control.
  2. Release the accelerator slowly. You don’t want to be making any sudden moves which might spin the car out of control. If you feel like the car is being dragged to one side, you can actually accelerate a little more initially to ‘drive through’ the force.
  3. Steer slowly and carefully. Don’t try to turn off the road suddenly – you can easily lose control doing this.
  4. Most importantly, stay as calm as possible. It’s a scary situation, but if you react with panic and try to do anything too quickly, the car is likely to veer off track. Look well ahead, think about where you ultimately want to direct the car to, and make your way there by letting the car slow down naturally and using steady steering.