Our Tips for Passing your Driving Test

Posted by on Dec 19, 2018 in News

Our Tips for Passing your Driving Test

When you are approaching your driving test, it is completely normal to feel nervous with the many areas that you need to have perfected. Whilst any good driving instructor will give you all the best tips to pass your test, there are a few not so obvious ones that they may not have mentioned. Here at Off Rhodes Garage we are have years of experience and knowledge when it comes to driving and also driving tests. In This blog we will be taking you through some of our tips which could help you on your way to passing your test!   Check your Mirrors Even though checking your car mirrors is something that you should and will always do, examiners will always place an extra focus on ensuring you are doing this. The best way to make sure you can’t be failed on this is to turn your head when checking mirrors, to make it obvious that you are doing so. If you simply move your eyes, the examiner could assume that you haven’t looked! Revise your Car Parts At the start of your test, you will likely be quizzed on the parts in your car. This could include having to know where break fluid is, being able to name exactly what the parts under your car are called and being able to find specific parts with ease. You should put a lot of revision in when it comes to the parts of your car so that you can confidently answer these questions and pass this part of the test with flying colours! Practice using a sat nav This is a brand-new part of driving tests but one which it is vital to know about. You may be asked to demonstrate correct use of the sat nav whilst driving on your test. This could seem simple but without much experience it could prove incredibly difficult. We would suggest making it a habit to use a sat nav as much as possible in the run up to your test, even if you do know where you are going.   By following these few tips, you can hugely increase your chances of passing your driving test. For more information on passing your test and how Off Rhodes Garage can help you once you have, call us on 01748 811500 or visit...

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Care for Your Car this Autumn

Posted by on Sep 14, 2018 in News

Care for Your Car this Autumn

While we may be past the extreme heat of summer and not quite into the chilly depths of winter, we are now officially into the season of Autumn. This means a whole mixture of different weather conditions, including a high chance of heavy rain. It has been proven over the years that Autumn can be a tough few months for your car, so in this blog we are going to be sharing our tips for how you can look after your car at this time of year.   Check your tyres As we see a huge increase in rainfall over the coming months, you will soon notice the wet and slippery conditions of the roads that you are driving on. Your tyres are always bound to feel the effect of the wet roads, so it is important to check them regularly throughout Autumn. If you ensure your tyres are the correct pressure and in good condition it will help to avoid slips, slides and wheel-spins. By having your tyre pressure and tread depth checked, you will be able to keep on top of these issues. Wind Screen Wipers With the increase in rainfall over the Autumn months that we have previously mentioned, there is another part of your car that is going to come into use more than usual… your wind screen wipers! You are likely to have not used your wipers much during Summer, so you should make sure you check that they are in good working order. If you notice any signs of abrasion or damage this could end up effecting your vision when driving in the rain, so it is vital that you replace your wipers with new ones. Have Your Battery Checked As the weather turns colder, it is important that your vehicle’s battery is fully charged, in order for your car to start without any issues. Signs that your battery needs urgent attention include, corrosion on the battery terminals or cable ends and loose connections. If you do notice your battery having issues or displaying these signs, you should seek to have it replaced by a professional ASAP!   At Off Rhodes Garage Services, we have a team of dedicated professionals who can help you ensure your car is ready for the months ahead. For information on how we could help you out, visit www.offrhodesgarage.co.uk or call us on 01748 811...

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