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Why Are My Car Brakes Squeaking?

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Squeaky car brakes may indicate a fault in your braking system. It’s important to recognise when unconventional noises are perfectly normal or when they’re a cause for concern. This article will detail why braking systems make unusual noises and how the problem can be fixed. What causes car brakes to squeak? Worn brake pad material… Continue Reading »

How To Get Out Of A Speeding Ticket In The UK

how to not pay speeding ticket

If you’ve been unfortunate enough to get a speeding ticket, then you’ll be wondering how you can limit the amount of damage to your licence and bank account. There are a few ways the police can decide to punish you for your offence, some harsher than others, depending on your speed and how many times… Continue Reading »

Winter Checks For Your Car

winter checks for your car

Every year, the rate of accidents on UK roads rises in winter. This is because the cold temperatures, icy conditions and early darkness create extra hazards that aren’t as prevalent in the warmer months. This article is going to give you some tips for staying safe when driving this winter.   How To Prepare Your… Continue Reading »

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 »

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 »

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, however,… Continue Reading »

5 of the most common car breakdown issues

At Oaks, our years of experience have taught us a few things about breakdowns. When a car is towed into the garage, it’s often one of just a few common faults that have caused the car to stop moving under its own power. Thankfully, we’re here to share this knowledge with you so you can… Continue Reading »

Why Do I Need to Keep My MOT Certificate?

Following your MOT, you’ll receive a paper certificate regardless of whether it’s failed or passed. The DVLA store this information electronically, and it is electronically that the police would access your vehicle’s MOT history. It is absolutely essential that you retain your MOT certificate. There are a number of reasons for this, and in this… Continue Reading »