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Holidays...

There’s something magical about holidays isn’t there? No work stress, no e-mails, no pressure just you and whatever you decide to do, well at least that’s what they should be… In reality you’re trying to do all of those things you planned you’d do, visit where you’d planned to go and please all those people you normally don’t have time for. There’s the weeks of planning before you go trying to think of what you’ll need whilst you’re away, then making sure you’ve thought of who’ll take care of things whilst you’re away from home, cancelling deliveries and rearranging fixed activities to make the time. You work longer and harder to make sure you’ve done everything before you go and then panic the night before that you’ve forgotten to do some life or death task then when you finally set off you still dread that you’ve missed something. Does everything stop whilst you’re away? Does the phone stop or the emails fall off to allow you time to rest - no of course not so it’s no surprise that it takes you several days to unwind but then as you just think yes this nice it’s time to go home! All that said does it make you think that you’ll soldier on and not bother taking a holiday this year - nah; just plan the next one…

11/08/2020

Masks...

So from July 24th we are all required to wear masks whilst shopping… have you stopped to think this one through I ask myself? Yes this forms some sort of protection, to a certain degree, from the now unacceptable social cough or a sneeze. Its going to make a right mess under the mask if you’ve a cold - yes people are still getting colds… Is it really going to help stop the spread of Coronavirus? If a mask doesn’t stop our breath from seeping through it how will it stop this micro organism? Yes I’ve updated the Risk Assessments, yes I’ve ordered the new station for outside the front door to create a sanitisation point prior to entering the building set up with masks, hand sanitiser and nitrile gloves ready to protect our visitors but who I wonder is going to be wandering through the crowds of city binge drinkers, beach parties and protestors insisting masks are worn at all times…

15/07/2020

Two Weeks Later...

Yes it does sound like the title of a post apocalyptical horror movie and whilst I believe the economic outlook is good there are some horror stories lurking in the back ground…
No I’m not into picking fault with some of the nations actions during lock down and no I’m not commenting on the lifting of the restrictions… no; closer to home the emerging news from the car industry is yielding its own issues…
So with consumer confidence beginning to grow, the need for social distancing and the fear of being on public transport on a crowded bus or train there seems to be lots of people on the lookout for a little gem, well thats good for us but higher up the chain there are problems. As new car manufacturers had stopped producing cars it takes a little time for the process to catch up so whilst customers are ordering new car delivery times have stretched in some cases to 6 months. This means that consumers are having to hold onto their current cars longer than they would have liked - this actually creates 2 problems, firstly the market place is currently starved of used car supply which means that used car prices are increasing and secondly the local network of garages that Service & MOT vehicles cannot cope with the demand for repairs by those that are being forced to keep their cars longer. The problem is being compounded by the Parts manufacturers who have also been closed and are now beginning to produce again so there is a backlog in availability for basic things like Oil Filters and Brakes pads so cars are off the road for much longer than would normally be the case. Consumers quite rightly are depending upon their vehicles for transport and are frustrated by them being off the road especially as they can now go back to work and so it goes on. In this world we live in today ‘Just in time’ is a little delayed at the moment but normal service will resume - eventually (we hope). My mind is obviously now focused on the brewers, will they be ready on time…

26/06/2020

Re-opening...

The Prime Minister announced his next step in allowing Car Showrooms to re-open on June 1st. He encouraged everyone to follow Covid-19 operational standards to keep us safe. So what does that mean for us? Well as from Monday June 1st we’ll reopen the doors of the garage to visitors but will be operating some strict social distancing standards in order we stay safe and protect against this terrible disease. You can expect the following from us:
* Protective nitrile gloves worn at all times and available for you whist you are with us.
* Sanitised vehicles returned to you after Service & MOT
* Sanitised vehicles delivered or when being collected upon sale
* 2m Social distancing at all times
* Home delivery within a distance of 50 miles free of charge. (We’ll discuss charges should you live further than this)
* A free collection & delivery service for Service & MOT
* If you are looking to sell your vehicle we can visit you to avoid you leaving home
* Personalised vehicle sourcing
If you have a specific need we’re all ears. It’s certainly going to be an interesting few months ahead of us isn’t it…

26/05/2020

V-E Day...

This years Bank Holiday was moved from the first Monday in May to today, May 8th to recognise the 75th Anniversary of V-E Day - the day that marks the victory in Europe which marked the ending of the 2nd World War. How did you celebrate it? Well we held a Street Party, in line with the Government restrictions which brought a real level of surreal to the fun of the day. Even though we adhered to the 2m social distancing rules it was still a great day. The most amazing thing about today was recognising the similarity to those days of lock down during the War, even some of the rationing seems similar to the bare shelves in the Super Markets we experienced early in April. It was great to spend time with friends and neighbours again, just catching up making sure everyone was safe and well. Just the isolation seemed to be the worst thing some people were dealing with - better that though than the other option wouldn’t you agree? So we now await tomorrows news from Downing Street - we are mostly hoping for a lifting of the restrictions so that we can begin living the new normal…

08/05/2020

Batteries...

If you don’t start your car for a while you must expect the inevitable. Why does this happen? Most will attribute it to bad luck and yes you could say that once the beating heart of your car has stopped it certainly isn’t going anywhere but seriously a simple replacement will do the trick… The only issue is that replacing your battery isn’t simple as car manufacturers like to make life difficult for you and so there are a multitude of different types; size, amperage, output, standard or maintenance free, different terminal types even switching terminal ends! The reason for this is that your car is different to that of your neighbour so your cars’ needs are different. You could anticipate this by starting your car weekly to ensure there is life in your battery and 10 - 15 minutes of running will top your battery up nicely, or you could buy a battery charger to ensure it’s topped up precisely. We’re now into another myriad of choice - do you go for a full charge pack or a trickle charger? The choice is made simple by just looking at your needs, its better to stay on top than be caught out by the shock of your car not starting especially when you need it…

20/04/2020

Day 23...

So Day 23 and potentially, according to yesterday’s announcement, another 21 days before we find out if we can come out of our houses again. Has it really been 3 weeks of lock down? It seems just like yesterday for me as there has been so much to do… I don’t think in all the years I have lived in Daventry that I’ve ever caught up with all my jobs and yesterday I panicked as 3 weeks have gone so quickly, what if in the next 3 I still haven’t caught up, I’ll never catch myself again or at least have the time to attempt to… so yesterday I made myself a list, a ‘To Do’ list, well at least thats a start isn’t it? I think today I’ll prioritise it…

Stay safe.

14/04/2020

Morale...

Did you stand on your door step and clap to show appreciation for the NHS this Thursday? Yes we did too, what an amazing feeling as the sound of the applause echoed around the streets across the country. I found this feeling of hope and togetherness encouraging in that we’ll all emerge from this stronger and with a sense of camaraderie similar to our forefathers who fought for the country in the two World Wars. I cannot help feeling a similarity to H G Well’s War of the Worlds but completely opposite in that the virus that killed the visitors is killing the inhabitants! Across the Country there have been amazing groups set up who have volunteered to help friends and neighbours who are self isolating by shopping for them and keeping daily chores completed to make sure each and every one of us survive to tell the story to our grandchildren. To all those who think this is just an extended holiday take a moment to consider London’s Excel Centre and Birmingham’s NEC which are currently being turned into makeshift Hospitals and Morgues - lets hope they remain empty as we all follow the guidelines and stay safe. Finally for today I thought it important to recognise the efforts of our Prime Minister who is gallantly leading our Country through this crisis and who is currently fighting the virus personally, swift recovery sir as we all appreciate your prompt and decisive actions so far but we do need you fit and well…

28/03/2020

Coronavirus...

I thought it important to let you know what we’re doing about keeping you safe whilst visiting us. We’ve made a couple of changes to our policy and added some daily tasks to ensure we are following the government best advice.

1. We have introduced a ‘no-hand shake policy, we’ve chosen to bump elbows with you as a greeting.
2. We clean down the showroom and offices as we finish each customer visit with an antibacterial cleaning agent.
3. We’re wearing protective gloves.
4. Customers cars are cleared with anti-bacterial wipes before handed over.
5. Hand Gel is displayed should you wish to use it to ensure you’re protected whilst with us.

To make life really easy you don’t even need to visit us, all of our cars are advertised with many photographs on stavertongarage.com, you can reserve your chosen vehicle on line so make sure you don’t miss it. We have worked with our Finance partner MotoNovo Finance so that you can complete an on-line proposal through our website then if accepted we can have your documentation sent directly to you to complete at home and finally we’ll even deliver your car to your door to minimise any contact - you don’t even need to leave your house to buy from us.

As always if you need us ask!

18/03/2020

Time...

When we started to renovate the garage, a year ago now, we faced the issue of the clock and what to do with it. Well it was right twice a day wasn’t it so that was ok… The renovations went on around it and business commenced so we just left it on the ‘To Do’ list but as those jobs all began to get ticked off finally we said ok let’s do it. Now we have a superb electrician, Mark Garrett, who took it down and very carefully opened it up to take a look… On my what a beauty, it’s a 1931 - 1936 Smiths Electric Clock but didn’t look like it has worked for quite some time. Mark then started to research replacing the electric motor which proved almost impossible, I say almost because he did find a motor and successfully installed it. Next was the face as it’s actually made of glass, yes opaque glass and the reason is that it can be illuminated when installed correctly. The hands were also damaged and the whole thing out of shape so with due care and attention Mark painfully reassembled and tested it and then when keeping great time reinstalled it in it’s rightful place! Yay so we now have a working, illuminated, correct clock in pride of place over the entrance to the garage - our sincere thanks to Mark for the time and patience needed to restore and preserve the old girl. Now how do we adjust it…

16/03/2020

March Madness...

As yesterday was March 1st my thoughts are with all of my old colleagues who across the country will be frantically delivering new cars. Not many people know the pressure dealers become exposed to in the ‘peak’ months but there is no doubt the pressure is on; let me explain... Cars depreciate, they’re the second most expensive thing most people ever buy, behind a property for those that do today that is, there are three times in the year which help stem some of that depreciation, January (the year change), March and September. Why is that you may ask, well when your vehicle is valued the markers are usually mileage, the year and number plate. If your vehicle was registered in February 2016 it will be worth less than if it had been registered in March 2016 by several hundreds of pounds even though in some cases that may only be a day or so! Car manufacturers set dealers annual targets but part of that strategy is to achieve 25% of the annual target in the first 3 months of the year, usually in most cases January is a struggle, February doesn’t even measure so March becomes the pressure month. A good dealer will work towards having 50% of their target done by the 1st day of the month and try to deliver all of them so that the rest of the month can be focused on selling. If that were not enough pressure then the manufacturer issues begin as usually whist there may just be enough stock across the country to hit these targets but it’s always in the wrong place so dealers begin to trade stock and send trucks all over the country to collect sold cars. Management in dealerships begin to micro manage daily sales and trends to ensure the teams remain on target and so holidays are cancelled and tempers run high. If that weren’t enough the market place goes into seasonal change, customers normally see the new number plates arriving on the roads so begin to come to take a look but the savvy buyer always waits until the last moment, why? - to get the best deal! Then as the end of the month approaches if the numbers don’t look as good as expected stock begins to be corralled just in case it needs to be self registered to hit that magical quarter target... as I say that pressure is immense. Now comes the irony... as the month closes and the tired teams look forward to a few days off and calm bestows the dealership once again everyone realises that April has started, there’s a target to hit but hang on Easter is just around the corner which means that it’s actually the shortest month of the selling year as most people take their first holiday after Christmas.... Do I miss the pressure... yes of course I do... Not

02/03/2020

Customers...

Over the years I’ve been faced by Customer’s who say the strangest things but nothing prepared me for what I got yesterday; from no where came “I’ll not be returning once I’ve bought it” I burst out laughing as she said it, what else could I do? It wasn’t an upset statement from an angry Customer, well at least I don’t think so. You might say it was but I think you had to be there to know. No she simply meant she’d travelled a distance to buy the car so wouldn’t need to return for regular Service work. I say she as her name shall be protected for obvious reasons but you know who you are! We agreed a deal and shook hands and I bought her lunch, why I hear you ask? Well it was a lovely day, the sun was shining and she and hubby had travelled a long way to buy from us so it only seemed fair and she’d made my day, after all it’s not everyday your Customers insult you is it…

13/02/2020

January Blues...

What is it about January that gives you that feeling you’d rather be home in the warm watching daytime TV than out and about? As I sit here this afternoon pondering life I can see the Pub Carpark is full but on close inspection not everyone is inside enjoying a Sunday roast… Nope I’ve watched a few cross the road, bobble hat on, rucksack slung over the shoulder and walking boots on followed by a faithful friend or two braving the elements for a Sunday stroll. Are they mad I hear you ask? No they are doing exactly the right thing to fend off the January Blues. They’re braving the Daventry rainy Sunday to embrace a long walk across the most beautiful countryside. Unless you’ve tried it don’t knock it as this is the most enjoyable experience as it gives you chance to walk and talk, or partake in the January Bird Watch report and take some much needed exercise. The walk from Staverton takes you across Catesby and down into Hellidon which is about 2 miles, according to my OS Map, and beyond for the more adventurous of you. Slightly easier on the way down as the land slopes gently as you walk towards Hellidon, the goal when you get there is the fab newly reopened Red Lion or after the walk back up hill perhaps the Carpark of the Countryman was actually a wise place to park after all as they’re open all day on Sunday and I know the fire will be lit just in case you need to warm up. I do love Sundays and a walk with a goal at the end…

26/01/2020

New Year...

As I puzzle the question of New Year’s resolutions I am quite smug in the fact that I normally make about ten, yes ten - why do you do that you may ask? Well truth be known I know that I’ll keep most of them as at least half are the same each year which gives me some feelings of positivity in those dark days when all seems doom and gloom around me but my attentions this year turn to the bigger picture. The economy and the car business. In pondering the subject my thoughts start off very positive as I know we’ll be exiting Europe on schedule, yes very topical I know. Some may argue that we should have remained but let’s face it we’ve all complained about something the politicians have decided upon that effect us in some small way. No what I mean is that in exiting Europe lots of clever people will be thinking about how to fill the gaps created by the loss of something we used to take for granted and do something about it so I believe there will be some jobs created from the break. On a less positive note I know the car industry is really going through a tough time though and there’s lots of chatter about the things to come. There’s also lots of things causing concern for the buying public in the form of electric / diesel / petrol / hybrid... There is no easy answer to the question as there are so many factors. The Government will have us believe that electric is good and diesel is bad but as in the George Orwell story Animal Farm the truth is one of ‘perspective’. In order to make sense of it you need to consider your own needs. Answering some simple questions will make it easier, how many miles do you do each year? What are your every day journeys like? How many times each year do you travel a distance? How much do you budget for fuel, insurance and road fund licence? It really doesn’t mean you’ll come up with the right answer but it does mean you’ll get perspective before you set off shopping for a new car. There’s no doubt when the majority goes electric and the infrastructure is finally in place to be able to charge each vehicle we’ll have power cuts so we’ll all be stranded anyway! So back to my list of resolutions.... Happy New Year!

29/12/2019

Christmas & New Year...

Well the season of goodwill and festive cheer is upon us; it crept up on me all of a sudden and certainly caught me by surprise - why you ask? Well it’s been a whirl wind of a year for Rob and I. Whilst starting a business was certainly on my New Year’s Resolutions list, where it’s been for the last 3 years or so, but I genuinely didn’t think Staverton Garage would be the result. Yes, I’ve watched the Garage for many years with envious eyes from the windows of the Countryman whilst enjoying a pint of Church End. Yes I’d pondered what I would do if it were mine and yes I’ve carefully plotted the strategy but when the opportunity arrived I sat firmly on the edge, splinters pressing into my rear end whilst I played the chance down. Rob called to say let’s do something together and I casually looked at a few things with him but honestly I dismissed all as nothing more than a pipe dream. Corporate life is hard, unrelenting but there is a regular income and despite the pressure I actually liked it - sad I know! Nope when the chance arose I resisted so what made me take the plunge and scratch the itch I had fantasised about - my wife is the answer. Yes I can hear the cliches now, behind every good man... nope I think the real answer is being given permission to take the chance. “What if it doesn’t work?” I asked her, “What if it does?” she answered; well she certainly had her eyes on the prize. So from the evening of April 5th until now there hasn’t been a day with nothing to do so yes it’s all crept up on me. The Garage is full of decorations, the tree full of twinkly lights and we’re all really looking forward to the Turkey this year so with that in mind I just wanted to say thank you - to you our valued customers and now firm friends (And hopefully some more in the years to come), to our colleagues that support us in our Workshop, to Rob for sharing the load but mostly to my family for having my back and believing in the dream. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

16/12/2019

Travelling...

I never considered myself a traveller, I’m not being derogatory about the travelling community I’m talking about the pure enjoyment of travelling. Let me explain... last week we’d sold a lovely Mazda to a fantastic customer down in Somerset but when the question was asked ‘How do I get to see it?’ Without hesitation I suggested I took it down. You’re mad I hear you muttering under your breath, well yes and no, the Mazda was just beautiful so I wasn’t worried it would be a wasted journey and the customer just lovely so unless something bad happened it was worth the trip. But that’s what happened, an early morning start and as I watched the sun come up the world seemed alright with me. In my Corporate days I’d spend 2 - 3 hours each day driving back and forth to work but strangely never saw it as a chore. The drive down, the fab Customer and journey back was truly enjoyable and it totally made my week, so reflecting upon it I’ve decided I’m a traveller so if you thought ‘I’d like that car’ don’t worry I’m sure it’ll be a pleasure to see you and another day out for me!

28/11/2019

Clocks...

So as we move into the Autumnal equinox, which occurs on Sept 23rd this year, and some say marks the start of Autumn we celebrate that rare moment when our clocks ‘fall’ backwards and for those of you without children you gain the extra hour in bed on Sunday morning. This does actually mean you’ll get an extra hour before the Wales vs. South Africa game starts at 9am! For us motorists out there it marks a couple of things that we have to do... Well firstly check that your lights are working as you’re going to need them, yes it may not be just yet but still it’s worth ensuring all four corners have one and that they all work. It’s better to see and be seen as I was always taught. Secondly check you’re anti-freeze levels, you can get a simple dropper test from Halfords or pop in to your local friendly dealer. While you’re messing around with your cooling system, feel the radiator hoses, too. They’re the big hoses that go into the top and come out of the bottom of the radiator. If they’re leaking, cracked, bulgy, or squishy, they should be replaced. And thirdly change your clock for the winter time mode. Now there will no doubt be some of you whose cars do this automatically, lucky you, but for the rest of us this now either becomes an easy task or, in the case of the Renault Fuego owner, becomes impossible; so much so that some will say ‘I’ll put up with it until Spring’. How hard can it be I hear you ask... Trust me as you drive past on Sunday morning if you fancy a giggle come and see. One of us will be sat manual in hand scratching our heads trying to figure out how to change all of the buggers on the pitch...

23/10/2019

Grass...

It’s now been almost 8 months since I lost it… running a large Main Dealer you deal with the idiosyncratic issues the team throw at you indiscriminately. “I’m running late as there are leaves on the line…” (Yes I’ve unceremoniously stolen that one from the Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin but you get the point.) It’s always the same people with a new excuse isn’t it? So I cannot understand why when my Business Partner parked, as usual, some of our unusual vehicles on the grass outside the Garage (Strangely you do notice this diverse activity) I flipped! properly flipped I mean lost it… When I sit back and think about it I can only rationalise it as pride. Pride you’re asking; what does he mean? Well as part of the beautiful village of Staverton I see the garage as part of the community, my wife is the floral expert and we’ve posted pictures of Honey Bees etc. feeding from the hanging baskets and tubs we tend on the site so when I saw the twin tyres tracks running off the grass of mud lines I flipped. Having tenderly mowed the grass and taken care of our frontage my overwhelming thought was the injustice of it, ruining the look of the grass but stop and give this a moments thought… we all spend time looking after our gardens, the foliage and the way we look to others so it’s not unusual to spend time making sure we’re looking sharp is it? So… I find myself asking for advice of how I restore the grass and encourage growth over the coming Autumn months to restore that look of well maintained grass… or as my Business Partner asked ‘It’s just your OCD again Phipps! Oh well back to cleaning cars then.

04/10/2019

Tyres...

“Why bother checking your tyres” I hear you ask? “My garage always does it for me…” that’s what we hear every time someone winces when we say those treads are low or a tyre is damaged. So how can you become an expert today sitting at home in Daventry, Woodford Halse or wherever you are… well lets give you some tips.

Tyres wear out, pot holes in poorly maintained roads (Especially in the Northamptonshire area…) can cause major damage to tyre walls, kerb damage can creates bulges and tyres actually degrade as they age - did you know this?

Lets start with the obvious stuff - minimum tyre depths. The law in the UK states that a tyre will be deemed illegal if the tyre depth is below a minimum depth of 1.6mm (One 16th of an inch in old money) across 3/4 of the overall width of any tyre. This means that if at any point on a tyre the tread is less than 1.6mm then it will deemed illegal. The law then states you may be fined up to £1,000.00 per tyre and if that isn’t enough you gain 3 points per tyre… You could therefore lose your licence over night for being the driver of a car with 4 illegal tyres. Oh yes you can, no point arguing with me I’m just letting you know where you stand. If you let your tyres go to the minimums you also risk much longer stopping distances and as the great British weather turns wet (Yes even in the micro climate of Flecknoe) you stand a great chance of collision due to not changing those tyres. Bulges in the side walls from kerb collision are also a major problem as you risk a blowout at motorway speeds, this can be catastrophic especially if you do not have Roadside Assistance with a fifth Emergency Service as you face many hours waiting for help. Age damage is the silent assassin here as if your tyres begin to crack and lose pressure you may find your vehicle doing some strange things whilst under inflated. So what can you do?

Check them! I don’t know what I’m looking for I hear you shout…

Try this… the rim around a 2p coin is 1.6mm so by presenting one against your tyre tread depth will give you a great guide. There are raised ares within the tyre grooves called ‘wear bars’ cleverly set at 1.6mm so if you can draw a biro line across a tyre without the ball dipping at the tread separation the chances are its an illegal tyre. Run your hands around the outside and inside tyre walls to look for bulges, inner ones are less likely but sometimes do happen. The last one is the age of a tyre… so being the owner of a caravan and having served within the motor trade for over 35 years I learned a valuable lesson only last year… When my poorly caravan was set to be collected by a bodyshop the driver announced that he could not tow our pride and joy away due to the tyres being ‘out of a date’. “What rubbish?” I exclaimed, the poor driver was actually correct, the Caravan Club advise that a tyre will be unsafe over 7 years of age. How can you check this? - well there will be a box with 4 numbers stamped on the side wall of each tyre - the first 2 numbers relate to a week in the year and yes you’ve guessed it the last two numbers relate to the year so for example if you see 3812 then they are now out of date as that states Week 38 in 2012. Whilst there is no mandated change date for a motor vehicle its a great one to watch as rubber does perish over a period of time. Don’t get caught out waiting for the garage to tell you, take a minute to check your tyres yourself then at least you can tell your partner you saved time and an important life today - yours! Be safe.

25/09/2019

Seasonal Changes...

If like me you enjoy your Summer sun you will have noticed a move in recent years back towards more defined seasons. The Winter months have been dreary, the Spring very bright and full of promise and Summers warm. So what does the impending Autumn have in store for us? Well if the last few years are anything to go by then we'll see a cooler but sunny start and as we break into October the Wind will catch us by surprise as it strips those beautifully coloured trees and sets us up for dark mornings and early evenings. Make the most of planning your days out and last minute holidays as I feel this year will give us some glorious Indian Summer days, hopefully our Cricket scores will improve with the mood... So what should we expect for our cars? Make sure you have any bodywork needs attended to early as the changing conditions will speed up rust escalation and do have your suspension items attended to as the road conditions deteriorate and you notice the handling changes as the roads do; this helps keep you safe. Finally check those tyres, typically we lose a huge percentage of our grip with worn tyres and by the time the inclement conditions set in you'll be less likely to want to be under your car checking!

08/09/2019

Looking after you car in the rainy Season...

As I look out of my office this morning I'm minded as cyclist that I'm glad I'm indoors then I look at the cars that should have been cleaned this morning and begin to feel guilty, cleaning has been a routine three times a week, as well as our Sales Manager on a Saturday morning, so it begs the question why do we do it? Well there's nothing like a well cleaned car is there? - the thought that the person that owned it before you has taken the time to wax it and treat those lovely seats does make you feel that you're buying a treasured possession but then so does a Service History; to care about the workings of our cars is just as important on how it looks... Now I'm getting annoyed because I know how much money you spend over the years in Service and maintenance bills and when Dealers forget to stamp that very important book you have nothing to show for your hard earned. Where is this going I ask myself - well here it is, we always try to present our cars in the way we expect to buy them and we pay more to know we are buying properly looked after carriages. If you get the chance to protect your paintwork against the inclement weather we now seem to get in the rainy season (our Summer) then do it because its just as important in getting your Service Book stamped!

14/08/2019

Lawn Mowers

Why is it your lawn mower aways blows up when you've done half the job and leaves you looking like you've packed up early as the sun's shining and gone to the pub....

22/06/2019