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Outstanding Recall Notices

There are currently a lot of cars on the UK’s roads with outstanding recall notices. Recall notices are fairly commonplace, for example, in 2018 BMW recalled 268,000 diesel cars in the UK due to a potential fire risk. What is a recall notice? Millions of cars are recalled every year and there are different notices. […]

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Catalytic Converter Thefts – Prevention Tips

There seem to be a spate of catalytic converter thefts happening at the moment in North London. We’ve seen several reports on community website Next Door. We’ve pulled together the essential facts, including some prevention tips. What is a Catalytic Converter? Catalytic converters breakdown harmful compounds and are designed to remove toxins from vehicle emissions. […]

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Brexit – what you need to know about driving in Europe

Brexit – when will it happen and what will happen when it happens? There is no doubt about it, Brexit has been a hugely complicated and divisive issue. But no matter how you voted, the effect of Brexit will be wide. Whether there is a deal or no deal, if traveling into Europe, your car […]

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Ultra Low Emission Zone

Back when we researched New London Mayor’s “T Charge” two years ago, we wrote that “London’s new mayor also wants to extend the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) as far as inner boundary of North and South circular roads, almost doubling it in size (original plan was to have the ULEZ in just the congestion […]

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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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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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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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