Bodyshop award

Balgores wins award at prestigious automotive industry event

East Anglia’s leading accident repair group, Balgores, have won a highly-valued automotive industry award presented by the Auto Body Professionals Club (ABP). In early November, the ABP club held their annual convention followed by their Night of Knights 2018 awards event at the Vox conference centre at the NEC, Birmingham, with Balgores Romford-based accident repair centre Continue Reading »

Premium fuel

What does premium fuel actually do, and is it worth it?

Pulling up to the petrol pump, drivers are invariably confronted by 3 options: unleaded, premium unleaded and diesel. It’s a simple choice, but then again is it? Obviously, a diesel-engine vehicle will need filling-up with diesel. A petrol-engine vehicle will need filling-up with unleaded or premium unleaded and therein lies the quandary. Why should I Continue Reading »

Do you know the meaning behind these car badges?

Most, if not all, car manufacturers are easily recognised by their corporate branding and the badges found adorning the front, rear and interior of their vehicles. Some of these badges have long-standing and deep-rooted historical associations. Some newer badge designs have a much greater interpretation of thought, form and function. We have chosen 10 car Continue Reading »

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 »

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