It’s that time of the year when we take a look back at what news and motoring tips we’ve shared with you on our garage website blog.
In January we focussed on the winter weather and did a round up of the types of weather you might encounter on a winter’s day and how to cope with fog, sleet and snow, rain, ice and hail. We hope you don’t have to experience too many of these types of weather this winter but if you do then be prepared!
We also took a look at three driving law changes that would come into force in 2018: the driving test, MOTs and drones (odd we know but new rules stated that owners had to register their drones and also take a basic online safety test in order to use it).
In February we provided advice on how to avoid damage from those pesky potholes, what to check for if you do hit one and most importantly how to claim!
On a more positive note, we looked forward to Spring (ever the optimists) and how to get out and about to enjoy your car.
In March we looked at the new driving test rules in more detail – The major changes being:
- Following directions from a Satnav
- Independent driving
- Answering a vehicle safety question while you’re driving
- Reversing manoeuvres
We also shared information on the upcoming changes to the MOT that were introduced in May.
In April, we celebrated “Drive It Day” which raises awareness of the UK’s classic vehicle movement.
We also talked about the fate of the diesel car. We concluded that it may not have had its day yet, but it certainly looks like it will do in the future.
Finally, have you ever wondered whether those stories about cars are true. There’s so many car maintenance myths out there that we picked our favourites!
Ever wondered how car scrappage schemes work? We look at the various deals and our advice in our May article.
Since diesel looks like it might be heading for the exit, we took a look at the different types of fuel available and options to power vehicles.
As the tables turn on diesel cars and the need for zero-emission driving, there is more and more talk about electric and hybrid vehicles. In June, we explored the differences between these newer, cleaner energy choices.
We also followed up on our article on the different types of fuel, and looked at what happens if you use the wrong fuel in your car or misfuellingas it is otherwise known as.
July was a sad month at MEB in Crouch End as we started winding up our business until we found new premises.
Our last article before our move was about the world of Car Share.
It may have looked like we had taken an extended summer break but in October we were finally able to announce the address of our new premises. As a reminder, we are sharing workshop space with body repair specialists Volante in Edmonton, N18.
Since relocating from Crouch End to Edmonton, we were getting used to the new sights and surroundings of Edmonton. If you were to bring your car up to N18 for a service or MOT then what were you likely to find around the Landmark Commercial Centre? Here’s some fun facts about Edmonton N18!
In November we looked at whether speed bumps were the best traffic calming method, and what the alternatives were.
We also retouched on the world of electric vehicles. It seems that North London are slowly waking up to the fact that petrol and diesel cars will cease production in 2040 (with a plan to bring this forward to 2032). We investigated how London boroughs are making efforts to install new electric vehicle charging points.
So now of course we have reached the end of the year. We would like to thank our loyal customers from both Crouch End and Edmonton for entrusting their cars with us for MOTs, services and general checkups throughout 2018.