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5 Tips for driving in Europe this summer

Here is the good news – you’re off on a summer driving holiday in Europe! HOORAY!! The bad news? Well, our Continental cousins do things a little differently on their roads, excusez-moi, we mean “routes”. From the most obvious (remember to drive on the right side of the road – the RIGHT!!!) to the unexpected,[…]

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Does size really matter??

…We are talking about your car’s wheel size, of course …!! What were you thinking??   If you’re in the market for a new car or you want to boost your current one with a more aggressive look, you may have played with the ideas of going for a bigger wheel size. But what effect[…]

5 of the best road trips in the UK

Time to plan your summer holidays. 5 of the best UK road trips you wouldn’t expect

Who doesn’t have a road trip adventure on their bucket list?? We certainly do! Leaving everything behind and hitting the road ‘Thelma and Louise style’ (without the tragic end!!), a convertible car, wind in your hair, the roar of the engine, the freedom of the open road – what’s not to love about that?!  […]

New MOT testing – how the changes will affect you?

Did you know that new MOT regulations are coming into force on 20th May? As a result, your vehicle is likely to be put through tougher tests. These changes are part of an EU directive ordering all cars to meet the European Union Roadworthiness Package. Despite the Brexit vote, we will still be an EU[…]

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Why early spring is the best time to schedule your car Air Con system?

Spring is busting out all over here in Exeter.  I love that the air is warmer and flowers are beginning to perk up again! We’ll soon be trading in our boots and gloves for shorts and flip-flops (well, maybe not just yet…).   As you are probably thinking about spring-cleaning your house, why don’t you do[…]

Five symptoms of a bad or failing starter

Imagine you have to go somewhere, you rely on your car to take you to your destination seamlessly and comfortably as usual. You are already envisaging the smooth ride, your favourite radio show in the background, the heater on, maybe a cup of coffee on your side (careful with that!). Then, you open the door[…]

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Car won’t start in the cold? Possible causes and how to prevent them.

It’s that time of the year again – cold dark mornings, frosty weather, icy roads and of course… non-starting engines.   You are already late for the school run or you should be on your way to a crucial meeting and, to make things worse, your car won’t start. Why? What can you do? There’s[…]

Gifts Christmas 2017

Our Top Car Gadgets for Christmas

Christmas is quickly approaching. Whilst this brings copious amounts of excitement for many, the season also brings doubt and fear for some. The pressures of gift buying can be a lot to take on, but fear not – at Exminster Garage, we like to help our clients wherever possible. Car gadgets are a brilliant, practical[…]