Tough new MOT rules arrive on Sunday 20th May, but RAC research shows that 50% of drivers are still confused about the shake-up. It’s the most significant change to the MOT test since it was introduced in 1960, introducing tougher emissions rules for diesel cars, new failure categories and some new checks and exemptions. […]
Drivers and insurers are spending £1m a month on repairing car damage caused by potholes. The AA claims that a ‘pothole epidemic’ cost insurers £4.2 million in the first four months of 2018. That’s more than was spent in all of 2017. The motorists’ organisation labelled the situation a “national embarrassment”. The Department for Transport […]
This May Bank Holiday will be the hottest on record. These ‘pre-flight’ checks will help you and your family stay safe on the busy roads.
More than 13,000 runners will take to the streets of Greater Manchester on Sunday bringing road closures to large parts of Trafford. Road closures and diversion routes will be in place around Old Trafford, Stretford, Sale, Timperley, Altrincham and Urmston as the ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon and Half Marathon come to town. One key road […]
Emma Shepherd’s distinctive VW Golf was stolen from Halfords’ Rochdale Autocentre, while it had its MOT test. Emma has expected a call to say her £11,000 Golf had passed its MOT late in February. Instead, the medical worker answered the phone to be told that her personalised car had been stolen from the MOT test centre. […]
Potholes are becoming an increasing problem in Manchester. The recent bout of extreme weather has lead to more holes appearing in roads across the city, causing more damage to vehicles and posing a safety risk. The RAC has warned that the Beast from the East has left a legacy of potholes in its wake, claiming […]
To keep your car safe on the road, the general advice to vehicle owners is to get your car serviced every year or every 12,000 miles – whichever comes first. As well as preventing breakdowns and improving safety, fuel economy and your vehicle’s life expectancy, regular servicing can also increase the value of your car […]
British drivers love German cars. The UK is the largest EU sales market for German suppliers and Britain is the biggest destination for German car parts. Although they tend to hold their value compared with cars from other countries, German cars are usually a little more expensive to buy. But what about the running and […]
Last year, more electric and hybrid cars rolled out of UK showrooms than ever before – even as overall demand for new cars fell for the first time in six years.
At Duffy Motors, we are very proud of our city centre location. In an old railway arch between the Gmex Centre and the Beetham Tower, our garage is just a short drive away from major road links like the Mancunian Way, Princess Road and Chester Road. Our convenient location also means that there is a […]