What is the Motor Club?
Car servicing around the clock! We handle the full process for you, from booking to payment and all for just £65.99 per year!
- You can save upto 30% over the year on Servicing, MOT and general maintenance
- Saving up to £187 per job*
- Annual saving of up to £298*
Expert maintenance controllers
- Experts in the industry and know the best deals to look out for
- Negotiate on pricing on behalf of the customer
- Can handle as much or as little as the customer wants
Full service/works history saved online
- Perfect for when selling on the vehicle
- Required to make a claim on warranties etc
- Online Access for printing, or call up for details to be printed and sent out
Reminder service via eMail or SMS
- Reminders when renewals are due for tax, insurance, servicing and MOT's
Pick up/ Drop off service
- We are able to arrange a collection of your car and drop it back to you once the work has been completed. So you wouldn't even need to leave the comfort of your home! Georgraphic restrictions may apply and there may be limited availability.
12 month guarantee (or 12000 miles)
More than one car in your household?
Take full advantage of the Motor Club service by adding up to 3 additional vehicles to your account for small nominal fee per vehicle per year (Maximum 4 vehicles per household). Looking after your family fleet has never been easier.
Expert Tip - Tyres
Keep your wheels in top shape with regular maintenance and professional care. A small issue can grow into a major problem if you don't take care of it quickly. Tyres are one of the most important parts of a car. Unfortunately, many drivers fail to look after them properly, which can have serious consequences. Not only can it can compromise the performance of the vehicle and result in costly repairs, but it could also end up putting yourself and others at risk of a road accident.
If you want to keep your vehicle safe and roadworthy for longer, it’s crucial to ensure that your tyres are maintained at all times. Here are a few simple steps you should take to keep your tyres in tip top condition.
- Check the pressure regularly
- Check for damage and unusual wear and tear
- Make sure there is enough tread
- Don’t overload your car
- Keep your wheels aligned
- Be mindful when mounting the kerb
- Maintain good driving habits
Tyre pressure can have a significant impact on your car’s steering, handling, braking and mileage. If tyres are under or over inflated, it can increase fuel consumption and make them more susceptible to wear and tear. At worse, having the wrong pressure can result in a blowout, which can cause you to lose control of the car. To avoid putting yourself and any passengers in danger or having to call for breakdown assistance, it’s important to make sure that you check your tyre pressure at least every month, including the spare. You should also check the pressure before long journeys or if your car is carrying a heavier load than usual. The pressure can be checked at your local petrol station or with your own pressure gauge and must be done when the tyres are cold to ensure you achieve an accurate reading. The owner’s manual should include recommendations for the optimum tyre pressure for your vehicle if you are unsure. It’s also worth bearing in mind that the pressure number marked on the tyres is the absolute maximum the tyre can take and should not be used as an indicator for daily use.
It’s also important for drivers to do a physical check of the tyres and look out for any signs of unusual wear or damage. This can include cuts, bulges or any objects that have punctured the tyre. If you notice any of these problems, you will need to get them checked by a professional mechanic and repaired if necessary. In some cases, the tyre will need to be replaced altogether with a new one. If you get a puncture while driving, replace it with the spare if you can until you make it to the nearest garage to be inspected. Bear in mind that spare tyres are designed only for temporary use and should be swapped with a regular one as soon as possible.
Tyre treads have a direct impact not only on the performance of your car, but also its overall safety, especially in poor weather conditions. The legal minimum tread depth is 1.6mm, so it’s important to make sure that it does not go below this limit. If the tread is at or below the minimum depth, your tyres will need to be replaced straight away. Remember, driving a car with tyres below this limit is not only illegal but also extremely dangerous and will cause your car to fail its MOT test. Having the correct depth is essential to ensuring good control and maximising the safety of your vehicle.
Overloading your car can be more hazardous than you may at first think. A vehicle that is carrying a lot of weight can compromise the handling and cause excessive wear on the tyres due to excessive heat. This could cause a tyre explosion and put you at danger of having a road accident. Luckily, most tyres now include a label which will have the tyre load index marked on it. Take care not to exceed the recommended amount. You may also be able to find out how much weight your car can safely handle on the placard on the door frame.
Having your wheels out of alignment can also create problems for your tyres. Incorrectly aligned tyres can result in uneven wear, which can weaken them and make them more prone to damage. It can also reduce the driver’s control of the car and increase fuel consumption. When you are having your vehicle looked over or having new tyres put on at a garage, make sure the alignment is checked and adjusted if needs be.
Whether you’re pulling up to park on a busy street or you’re trying to get around an obstacle in the road, sometimes mounting the kerb can be unavoidable. However, it’s important to be mindful when you’re manoeuvring your car in this way - especially if you want to keep your tyres in tip top condition. Mounting the kerb can cause the tyre’s sidewall to become pinched between the kerb and the wheel, causing them to weaken and potentially resulting in a tyre blow-out. Ideally, you should avoid mounting the kerb altogether, but if you have to, make sure you’re careful in your approach. Climb the kerb slowly at an acute angle and ensure you don’t scrape up the side of the pavement to avoid damaging your tyres.
As well as basic maintenance, it’s also important that you practice good driving habits to keep your tyres in top condition. Excessive braking or acceleration while driving, or constantly stopping and starting in traffic, can have a detrimental effect on your tyres and cause them wear more quickly. With that in mind, try to drive as smoothly and consistently as possible and avoid excessive speeds. You should also try to avoid any uneven road surfaces and hazards such as potholes and take care to slow down for speed bumps to prevent the wheels from being knocked out of alignment.
Expert Tip - Engine
You get into the car, turn on the engine and start driving to wherever you want to go, but do you ever consider thinking about the well-being of your car’s engine? Most of us actually never spare time for it! The majority of us think of the engine only when it starts making noise or it didn’t start at all. The engine is the heart of your vehicle and it demands proper care. You should get your car engine checked at a regular time interval.
- Replace The Engine Oil In Timely Manner
- Regularly Check The Cooling Component
- Regularly Clean Your Air Filters
- Keep your Eyes Open for Leaks
- Never Let Your Fuel Tank Reach Close To The ‘Empty’ Level
Oil works as a lubricant to your engine parts, so they can operate smoothly and they don’t overheat. Skipping on oil change can cause a major damage to your engine’s performance over time. Follow the manufacturer’s guideline on the recommended time intervals for engine oil changing. Typically, we should replace engine oil at every 5000 miles. In case, you are not able to spot your car’s manual, you may either browse the web or consult a local auto repair shop.
This is next must-consider tip after the regular oil replacement. The radiator, water pump, thermostat and coolant work as the cooling system of your car. In order to prevent your engine from overheating, you need to ensure timely checks to all these components. Top up your radiator’s fluid regularly so the radiator keeps blowing cold air around all engine parts. Similarly, all other parts forming the cooling system of your car demands proper maintenance.
Your car has got air filters to prevent unwanted foreign objects like dirt, leaves and bugs outside of the engine. These filters may get blocked by an accumulation of dirt or leaves over time, and this can impact the engine’s performance. It is recommended that you take your car to an expert mechanic and get the air filters cleaned properly. Though they last longer, air filters, like any other component of your car, wear away with over time. So, you will need to replace it when need be. Filters let your engine breathe properly, so maintain them clean and efficient.
Well, you won’t need to study mechanical engineering in order to locate the leak. Most of the time, you will be able to quickly spot it by the smell of it. Anytime, you smell or see something leaking, open the hood and do a DIY check. Also, it is wise adapting to a habit of occasionally checking the ground where you park your car in order to see if there is a leakage. Being mindful can save you many pounds!
After several years of driving, the fuel tank of your car is most likely to accumulate a good amount of junk sediment at the bottom. So, if you continue running the car till the fuel hits the bottom, there are chances that sediment can get into the engine damaging it considerably. It makes sense to keep your fuel tank at least half filled all the times.
Expert Tip - Suspension
Your car's suspension system is responsible for smoothing out the ride and keeping the car in control. Specifically, the suspension system maximizes the friction between the tires and the road to provide steering stability and good handling. The suspension system also provides comfort for passengers to limiting the impact of particular road conditions to not only the car, but the passengers riding inside.
The suspension system is made up of several components, including the chassis, which holds the cab of the car. The springs support the vehicle weight and absorb and reduce excess energy from road shocks, along with the shock absorbers and struts. Finally, the anti-sway bar shifts the movement of the wheels and stabilizes the car.
Your car's suspension system must be in good condition. Worn suspension components may reduce the stability of the vehicle and reduce driver control, as well as accelerate wear on other suspension system components. Replacing worn or inadequate shocks and struts will help maintain good ride control, as they:
- Control spring and suspension movement
- Provide consistent handling and braking
- Prevent premature tire wear
- Help keep the tires in contact with the road
- Maintain dynamic wheel alignment
- Control vehicle bounce, roll, sway, drive, and acceleration squat
- Reduce wear on other vehicle systems