My car failed its MOT – now what?

Figures from the Department for Transport show that around one in three vehicles fails its MOT first time.  Most cars fail because of minor faults. These can be annoying. but they are usually quick and easy to sort out.  Sometimes failures are more serious, or a car will fail for multiple reasons. These problems are […]

Bridge works on Watson Street

As we reported the other day, there’s been all sorts of action going on outside Duffy Motors this week. Apologies for any disruption to anyone bringing their car in – its a pity we weren’t given any warning! Anyway here’s some pictures of the fun.

How to Prevent an MOT Fail

Vehicles fail their MOT for small issues that could’ve been easily avoided pre-test. You may be alarmed to find out what can fail an MO, as some issues really are quite minor. Why not organise an MOT checklist before the date of inspection to ensure your vehicle is in the best possible condition? This will […]

Must Have Electric Cars 2020

Electric vehicles are becoming more and more mainstream, and it is only going to continue as major cities are looking to introduce restrictions for which kind of vehicles are able to enter city centres. The main drawback that has prevented electric cars from selling in greater numbers, is that they haven’t been able to compete respectively […]

Top 10 Hybrid Cars 2020

Not so long ago, hybrid cars were seen as the choice for taxi drivers looking to save money on fuel costs. However, with more and more models joining the market, they are becoming a mainstream alternative to conventional combustion engine vehicles. Many consumers prefer the hybrid option to fully electric cars as it eliminates range anxiety, whilst being economical. Knowing […]

Petrol vs Diesel vs Hybrid Cars: Which is better?

Diesel cars have been favoured by motorists, due to their superior fuel economy and reduced car tax. However, new diesel cars no longer have this benefit. Additionally, concern over emissions from diesel cars is affecting new legislations, residual values are depreciating, and petrol and hybrid cars are becoming more and more fuel efficient. So, is […]

The Best Camper Converters

With lockdown measures continuing to ease, many of us Brits are looking to holiday within the UK. As hotel rooms become harder to find a camper van is the perfect way for couples and families to travel up and down the country – but, they can be expensive to buy. However, another option is to […]

2020’s Top 10 Best-Selling Cars

With only 4,321 new cars being sold since April, due to the corona virus pandemic having a drastic impact on the car manufacturing industry, individual model sales have only increased slightly over the past month. However, this hasn’t stopped  many consumers as these cars in the list below they just cannot seem to stop buying. Ford […]

What’s the problem with smart motorways?

Ask most people in Manchester what they think of the M60’s new ‘smart’ status and you’d probably get a barrage of complaints about it. The UK’s controversial smart motorways have come under renewed criticism amid safety concerns following a notable increase in the number of near misses and fatal accidents. An investigation by BBC Panorama […]