Learner drivers could soon be allowed on the motorways say DVSA

In driver training shake-up proposals by the Government, it is planned that Learner Drivers could be allowed on Motorways if accompanied by a properly qualified instructor in a dual-control car from 2018. At present, learners are not allowed on motorways… Continue Reading →

Help your kids build their own push-alongs, trikes, bikes… snow-mobiles!

We found this on our browse around the web and, whilst it’s probably a bit late for this Christmas, we think it’s a quite brilliant idea for next time – or birthdays etc. Called Infento, it’s billed as a cross… Continue Reading →

Have you seen DriveTribe? – a new ‘social network’ from those 3 blokes on The Grand Tour

Clarkson, Hammond and May have just launched a website / social network / sharing platform thing called DriveTribe which looks quite good. Think of Pinterest for all things automotive with the added benefit of a sort of blogging interaction –… Continue Reading →

Take 2 minutes to check your Driving Licence hasn’t been wrongly revoked. It happens, and it could cause you BIG problems.

We hear so many stories about various organisations and bodies making administrative errors that we tend to gloss over them – but when we experience them first hand we sit up and take notice. It was during an annual check… Continue Reading →

Should you fit Winter Tyres to your car?

Is it worth splashing out on special tyres for winter driving or is it just a waste of money? In many parts of Europe it’s a legal requirement for drivers to fit specialist winter tyres (and also winter wheels) during… Continue Reading →

How much does a lifetime of motoring cost? (you’ll be stunned!)

A new study has worked out the total average cost of a lifetime of motoring – factoring everything from the cost of passing your test to buying and running your car(s), including repairs, fuel and servicing etc. And it’s pretty… Continue Reading →

Electric Car Plans Charge Ahead

Four of the world’s largest car manufacturers have agreed a plan which will see the building of a European wide charging network for electric cars – a network which should facilitate the uptake of electric car usage across the continent…. Continue Reading →

The Chancellor’s Autumn Statement – what it means for the motorist

As you’d expect, there’s good and bad news for the average motorist who’s looking to save a few quid. First the good – The Chancellor, Philip Hammond, has cancelled the proposed 2p per litre fuel duty rise planned for next… Continue Reading →

Using premium fuels? – there’s probably no point.

Most petrol stations sell premium ‘high performance’ fuels yet there’s little or no performance difference for most standard cars. The AA has said that for most, high performance fuels are unnecessarily pricey for regular use and there is no performance… Continue Reading →

Available Car Raise £90,000 for Acorns Children’s Hospice

Midlands used car retailers AvailableCar have been shouting about their excellent fundraising efforts this week, having raised an amazing £90,000 so far with hopes to raise £100,000 by January 2017 , for their adopted charity Acorns Children’s Hospice. The store… Continue Reading →

The Big Christmas Lights Switch-On in our areas!

It’s still far too early to get worked up about Christmas but the lights are going on pretty soon in towns and cities in our area – so if you want to launch into the festive spirit, here are the… Continue Reading →

A Ferrari 250 GTO – the present you always promised yourself!

What could be the ‘World’s Most Expensive Car’ has gone on sale and the price tag is… £45,000,000. Yes, that’s £45 million! Ferrari built just 36 GTOs and this blue beauty was number 2 to roll off the production line… Continue Reading →

5 Super Cars For Dog Owners

If you’ve been a dog owner for a number of years, you probably know your pooch pretty well by now. You can tell when they want to go for a walk. You know when they’re hungry. You can see when… Continue Reading →

McLaren F1 voted ‘Greatest Supercar Ever’

After a public vote, the legendary McLaren F1 was revealed at the Classic & Sports Car Show in October to be the overwhelming favourite, taking over 30% of the 17,000 votes cast. Organisers selected 3 cars from each decade of… Continue Reading →

Car insurance costs are on the rise again

Car insurance has risen by 17% in the last 12 months, and by 3% in the 3rd quarter of 2016 – according to the latest / Willis Towers Watson car insurance price index. And it’s older drivers who are… Continue Reading →

Are you used car brand loyal? – 74% fancy a change

New research has found that many drivers would prefer to change brands when they change their car. By analyzing thousands of used car searches and valuation requests, have found that 74% of people are looking to move from their… Continue Reading →

Fuel her up… wherever you may be! (*California)

A new series of start-ups are springing up in the US aiming to free drivers from the hassle of filling up at ‘gas’ stations by offering to come out and fuel up a customer’s car wherever it may be. Motorists… Continue Reading →

Two of the fastest selling used cars right now…

What’s hot right now?… well they’re not Fords or Vauxhalls as you might expect (although those perennial favourites are still very popular), no, you may be surprised to learn that they’re both SUV’s and they’re both from the Far East…. Continue Reading →

And the most popular UK car colour is….

DVLA data has revealed the UK’s most popular colour choices for new cars, with some surprise colours in the Top 10. 10. Brown - As unlikely as it might seem, brown has made it back into the top 10 for the… Continue Reading →

‘No Fuel Price Increase’ they said. ‘We’ll see’ we said.

Last week the RAC assured us that there was no need to panic over increased oil prices and that these increases wouldn’t find their way to the pumps. We expressed our doubts. Now the RAC are warning that both petrol… Continue Reading →

Are your tyres legal? – ours are!

A recent survey by Kwik-Fit has revealed that defective tyres are the reason people are being given penalty points in a staggering 50% of defective vehicle offences. The majority of these were due to insufficient tyre tread depth, with 65%… Continue Reading →

Find and contact our 4 stores...


0800 804 6568

A5 Watling Street
WS11 1SL

2 miles from Jct 11 & 12 M6
onto A5 Watling St
between A4601 and A34

Get directions
to our Cannock Store
on Google Maps


Castle Donington
0800 996 1052

Station Road
DE74 2NL

1 mile from Jct 24/24a M1
exit Jct 1 follow
brown signs for Donington Park

Get directions
to our Castle Donington Store
on Google Maps


0800 804 6484

Capitol Boulevard
LS27 0TS

From Jct 28 M62 take A650
towards Bradford, turn right at
1st set of lights (2 miles from M1)

Get directions
to our Leeds Store
on Google Maps


Sutton in Ashfield
0800 996 1279

Calladine Business Park
Orchard Way
Sutton in Ashfield
NG17 1JU

2 miles from Jct 28 M1
onto A38 towards Mansfield
turn left at 4th set of lights

Get directions
to our Sutton in Ashfield Store
on Google Maps