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What To Do When Your Car Breaks Down On A Motorway

What to Do if you break down on the motorway

Breaking down on a motorway can be a frightening experience, and it can be easy to work yourself into a panic. The most important thing to remember is to stay calm. The team at Oaks Services LTD are dedicated to ensuring the safety of all road users, and we’ve created this guide to help you… Continue Reading »

How To Prepare Your Car For Summer

How to prepare your car for the heat

The UK must get ready for scorching hot summers in the future and part of the preparations should involve how we prepare our vehicles for the heat. UV radiation, evaporation of fluids and stuffy cabins are just some of the side effects of sunshine that need to be dealt with swiftly. In this article, Oaks… Continue Reading »

How To Tell If You Need A New Clutch

4 signs that you need a new clutch

Modern vehicles are highly reliable and if cared for, they will last for years at a time with little or no additional maintenance. Unfortunately, the chances are nonetheless high that you could encounter problems from time to time. One common issue involves the mechanical failure of a clutch. In order to avoid causing even more… Continue Reading »

4 Signs That Your Gearbox is Failing

How To Know Your Gearbox is Broken

A car without a gearbox is like a bull without horns – lots of power but no way to turn that power into poke. Technically speaking, the gearbox converts power from the engine into the appropriate amount of rotational energy and torque to drive your vehicle’s wheels. It’s a bit like a set of gear… Continue Reading »

What Happens if Your Brake Fluid Is Too Low?

How does brake fluid work

Brake fluid is a crucial component of modern automotive brakes because it transfers the force of the driver’s foot from pedal to brake calliper. In much older cars, this linkage would have been a solid piece of metal rod or even a wire on antique cars. Brake fluid is an innovation that saves space and… Continue Reading »

5 Signs That Your Car Needs New Brake Pads

Brakes are an essential part of any vehicle but as motorists, we often take them for granted. Only when brakes underperform, or fail to do their job entirely, do we consider the important role they play in our safety. Every time you hit the brake pedal a complex system comes into play in order to… Continue Reading »

MOT Changes in May 2018: What the Changes Are and What They Mean for Drivers

In May 2018 the UK government plans to implement changes to the current MOT test. Most of the changes are regarding the use and roadworthiness of ‘historically interesting’ classic cars, and they’re not what the automotive world was expecting. The changes are designed to make owning a classic car easier for enthusiasts. Further changes are… Continue Reading »

How Economical Driving Could Save you Hundreds of Pounds

It’s easy to pick up bad habits over a lifetime of driving. Fortunately, reducing your car’s impact on the environment and on your wallet is as simple as following the simple tips below. Read on to reduce your average annual fuel bill from £1,399 to as little as £837. Maintain your car   Have your… Continue Reading »

Car Insurance: To claim or not to claim

To claim or not to claim. That is the question drivers face when their car takes a knock from another vehicle. Whether it’s sensible to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous insurance premiums the following year or pay up from your own pocket and lack cash in the short term. Let’s look at the… Continue Reading »

How to get the best price for your car insurance

A letter with the dreaded logo comes through the letterbox and you know it’s that time of year again: time to renew your car insurance. You open the letter, find your current insurer has quoted a renewal price and are offering to debit your account at no further bother to yourself.   With this convenience,… Continue Reading »