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Which UK Counties Are The Most Dangerous To Drive In?

which uk counties are the most dangerous for drivers

Great Britain achieved the fourth lowest rate of road deaths per million inhabitants out of the 32 European countries recorded last year. However, with 24,831 serious road-related injuries and 170,993 road-related casualties of all severities in the UK last year alone, it is clear that road safety — whether that be through road improvements, driving… Continue Reading »

Which Car Brand is the Most Reliable?

which car brand is best

With so many different car models on the market for each brand, it can often be difficult to judge – and compare – car brands as a whole. ‘What Car?’, however, a trusted car review site, has orchestrated a comprehensive survey with 18,284 respondents giving feedback on reliability across 159 models and 31 brands of… Continue Reading »

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 »

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 »