young people

Are young people going cool on cars?

With men under 30 doing half the miles on the road that their fathers did, one of the most highly reported trends in motoring currently is the idea that young people may be driving much less than their parents’ generation. Outlets from the BBC to the Daily Telegraph have all recently written articles on this Continue Reading »

MOT for classic car

Is your car over 40 years old? If so, you no longer need to get an MOT certificate for it

New laws on MOTs for classic cars come into force this May. If you own a classic car built before 1978 you soon won’t have to take it for an annual MOT. That’s because the Government has announced that all vehicles constructed or first registered more than 40 years ago are exempt from the road worthiness Continue Reading »

ADAS approved

Balgores becomes advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) approved

We are pleased to announce that Balgores has become an approved provider of repair and maintenance services for vehicles featuring advanced driver-assistance systems, or ADAS, as they are better known. ADAS approval means members of our team are certified to work on a host of features and technologies that semi-automate some driver functions and increase Continue Reading »


Balgores Motors is now approved by electric taxi manufacturer LEVC

We pride ourselves on ensuring our technicians keep pace with the latest advances in motoring technology. It’s an essential part of our service – if we are to carry out repairs on all modern vehicles, we need to be certified to do so. LEVC – the London EV Company Consequently we are delighted to announce that Continue Reading »

Google review

Help support vital charities by leaving a Balgores review

Here at Balgores Motors, we aim to provide the very best in customer service and would like as many people to know about us as possible. That’s why we have launched an initiative to encourage customers to leave a review on our Google listing pages and at the same time help two very worthwhile causes. Continue Reading »

bigger wheels

What happens when you put bigger wheels on your car?

We have seen a trend towards car owners opting to put larger wheels and tyres on their vehicles. Visually they look great, but what are the factors to bear in mind when thinking about ‘plus-sizing’? We scoured the internet for some answers to how ‘going big’ might affect drivers. 1. Acceleration and fuel economy suffer Continue Reading »

Winter driving myths

Five winter driving myths de-bunked

As the nights draw in and the temperatures drop, we have to take more care on the roads. But as we prepare ourselves for winter driving there are some myths that needing de-bunking. 1. Do not pour boiling water onto a frozen windscreen Somewhere along the line a myth developed that it is a good Continue Reading »

Claiming car insurance

How does claiming on car insurance affect price?

It’s a legal requirement for drivers to have insurance before they take to the road and we all hope that it’s a provision we are not called upon to use. But if we do, it is likely we will see our premium payments increase as a result. According to the Association of British Insurers (ABI), the Continue Reading »

Electric cars

Is the end nigh for diesel and petrol cars?

Support for electric vehicles is building but there are some substantial barriers to mass adoption. It seems we are driving ever faster towards a future where all diesel and petrol cars will be replaced by electric or hybrid vehicles. Farewell to the internal combustion engine? Another indicator of this shift came earlier this month when Continue Reading »

Reasons people fail driving test

Top 8 reasons people fail their driving test

You are not human if you don’t feel at least a little trepidation before taking your driving test. But knowing the most common reasons why people fail their test can help you better understand what the examiner is looking for and what you should focus on as you practice in the lead up to the Continue Reading »

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