Author Archives: Mel Pretorius

Dutch Reach

When we were looking at new driving laws for 2019, we came across a campaign for Dutch Reach to be included in the Highway code, in order to protect pedestrians, cyclists and motorbike riders from being “car doored”. Like many of you out there, we were unfamiliar with this method and thought it worth investigating […]

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Smart Motorways

Smart motorways (used to be called managed motorways) includes sections which use active traffic management methods to reduce congestion and increase capacity in busy areas. Methods can include: using the hard shoulder as an extra lane using variable speed limits to control traffic flow Smart motorways have been developed as a way of increasing capacity […]

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New Driving Laws in 2019

In 2017 and 2018 major changes to motoring laws took place. It seems that 2019 is a little quieter but it is still worth looking at what might happen.  Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure(WLTP) The catchily name worldwide harmonised light vehicle test procedure or WLTP for short aims to deliver more accurate test results […]

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4 Tips for Keeping your Car Running in Winter

As the temperature starts heading to zero or below, you are going to have to think about changing your car maintenance habits to ensure that your vehicle is winter-ready. Here are our top tips from MEB: Fuel Tank Keep fuel levels topped up over winter, ensuring you have at least a quarter tank of fuel […]

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A Motoring Look Back at 2018 with MEB the Motor Centre

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. January 2018 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 […]

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MOTs at MEB the Motor Centre

MEB the Motor Centre in Edmonton has some lovely neighbours in Landmark Commercial Centre.  When we were situated in Crouch End we were often competing with Kwik Fit for MOT customers.  Here are some reasons to try your local garage a try rather than using a large fast fit centre! 4 good reasons to switch 1 […]

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A Piece of Crouch End History: Lotus Showroom

We’re not sure how many of our customers who brought their cars in for a service or MOT at MEB Motors know that Tottenham Lane (where our garage is situated but further down the road) was also home to the original Lotus showroom. According to Wikipedia, the first Lotus Cars factory was set up in […]

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Electric Vehicle Charging Points

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).  With this in mind London boroughs are making efforts to install new electric vehicle charging points. Haringey Consultation MEB (formerly a business operating in […]

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Small Business Saturday: Reasons why you should use a small independent garage

Small Business Saturday is coming up (Saturday 1st December).  It’s important to support our small, local, independent businesses such as the local garage. MEB is one such garage and is a great place to meet all your car needs. Why are small garages better than large corporate dealerships? Read on to find out. Local Economy […]

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Speed Bumps

Love them or loathe them, speed bumps are part of our road system.  But are they the best traffic calming method? Speed bumps are commonly used to enforce a low speed limit (around 25 mph).  They might be good at keeping speed limits low but can cause problems such as traffic noise, damage to cars […]

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