Your cars brakes are the most important safety system in your vehicle, not only for you and your passengers, but for other road users too. When travelling at just 30mph it takes an average of 75 feet to bring your vehicle to a stop, increasing to a huge 315 feet at 70mph, and that’s assuming your brakes are in perfect working order. The difference between functioning brakes and worn out ones really can be the difference between life and death, so ensure you know the warning signs that your brakes need to be replaced.
For all car owners, getting your annual MOT is a normal, if slightly worrying, part of looking after your vehicle - but how many of us have actually considered what an MOT is and why we need one?
With the summer (supposedly) here, the warmer weather and longer days are the perfect time to jump in the car for an adventure.
However, before you set off on your journey, ensure you and your family are safe by following our 5 simple steps to preparing your car for summer.
If your tyres are below the legal tread limit, you could face a fine of up to £2,500 and three penalty points - per tyre! To avoid the possibility of a £10,000 fine and losing your driving licence, it’s vital to inspect your tyres regularly. Our experts at Sunrise Servicing recommend checking them every two weeks and before long journeys.
The car battery isn’t something many people tend to think about until it starts to cause problems. Here are 3 signs that it’s probably time for a new one.
Your car battery is responsible for making sure your car runs, and powers up your car’s radio, lights and ignition. It’s therefore usually noticeable when something goes wrong. We operate a free battery health check and can sort you out with a brand-new battery in no time. Simply contact our team of car experts in Blandford today to arrange a convenient time and date.
The gearbox is one of the most important components of your vehicle; follow our expert checklist to see if yours needs a service or repair.
Gearbox problems can be difficult to diagnose. It’s vital that your gearbox stays in optimum condition to keep your car working at its best, so it’s a good idea to look out for the telltale signs that there’s a problem with the gears and clutch.