Dog smell in car

Advice on getting rid of dog smell from your car

Dog smells can dominate a car, so consider having it valeted to remove the odour. Many of us love dogs and like them to travel with us wherever we go. Others might not have a dog but may have bought a car from a previous owner who did. In either situation, the vehicle can end Continue Reading »


Toxin Tax

How will the so-called toxin tax affect you?

There has been a lot of media speculation about a so-called toxin tax on diesel cars and earlier this month the government published more details on how it intends to curb emissions. Focus on cities The focus of its plans, revealed in a consultation document called Clean Air Zone Framework, are the UK’s major cities Continue Reading »


Changes to new speeding fines explained

Car drivers found guilty of the most serious speeding offences face tougher penalties under new rules that come into force in England and Wales last week. 150% of weekly income This means fines for motorists who commit so-called Band C speeding offences will have a starting point of 150% of weekly income rather than the Continue Reading »


New law on mobile phone use and driving – what you need to know

This month saw the introduction of new rules designed to crack down on drivers using their mobile phones at the wheel: From 1st March penalties for using a phone at the wheel doubled to six points and a £200 fine. Drivers caught using a phone within two years of passing their test will have their Continue Reading »


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How to practice for the hazard perception test

Practising using sample video clips is the best way of preparing for the hazard perception test. Having good awareness of potential hazards on the road is an essential part of being a safe and responsible driver. That is why the theory test element of the DVLA driving test contains two parts – a multiple-choice part Continue Reading »


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Balgores Motors becomes an approved Tesla Service Centre

Balgores Motors is now an approved Tesla Service Centre. The endorsement covers repairs to Tesla’s electric motors and autonomous driving systems, as well as their aluminium bodywork.  Rigorous standards At present two technicians working at Balgores’ Romford centre have achieved accreditation. To gain approval they attended an electronics course in the Netherlands before going to Continue Reading »


Driving in the snow

Tips for driving in the snow

With winter on the way we offer drivers some advice on driving in the snow and ice. According to reports, the weather is about to turn decidedly wintry and there is a chance of snowfall across the country as we approach Christmas. But while a snowy scene can add to the seasonal cheer, it also Continue Reading »


We're hiring in Sudbury

We’re hiring in Sudbury!

We currently have a vacancy available in our Sudbury office. We are looking for an enthusiastic candidate for an administrative assistant role. Mon – Fri, 8 – 5pm, salary negotiable. If you think you would fit the role please contact Scott Uyllett at scottu@balgores.com or call 01787 811433


the best winter tyres

What are the best winter tyres?

While in some European countries with a cold climate it is law that car owners switch to winter tyres when conditions become seasonally inclement, it is not mandatory to use winter tyres in the UK. However, manufacturers state that winter tyres perform better than standard tyres in temperatures below 7°C and can offer improved traction when Continue Reading »


Impact of self-driving cars

What will the arrival of self-driving cars mean for the insurance industry and garage body repair shops?

Modern cars already have a number of driverless features, such as self-parking functionality and anti-lock braking systems (ABS). But, if leading car manufacturers are to be believed, it won’t be long before we will see self-driving vehicles on our roads that will intelligently make crucial decisions and allow us to take our hands off the wheel. Continue Reading »


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