If you’ve bought a new VW in the last few years, you may have been offered several plans to help service and maintain your vehicle. You may be wondering the differences between the plans and whether they are actually good value for money? We’ll look at the terminology and the facts behind the Service Plan vs Maintenance Plan.

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Find out why your car’s service history is important in this article and discover ways to recover it if you’ve lost your service log book.

Paper, it’s so 1990s. When it comes to cars we’ve got almost every electronic gadget you can think of. Bluetooth, handsfree speakers, integrated sat nav, you name it. However, that little book kept hidden in your glove compartment is a wealth of information on your car’s history and could be they key to extra cash if looked after. Here’s why it’s important to keep it safe and up-to-date. Read more!

Have you ever wondered what is included in a car service? Depending on the service history of the car and it’s age, each service can vary in costs and work involved. Here at MCM Garage we thought it was sensible to give you detailed information regarding car servicing routines and what you should expect as a car owner during a service. Read more!

Whether you’re a budding mechanic or just wanting to dabble in a little car maintenance at home, it’s important you are keeping safe when fixing your car. To avoid a trip to A&E or an appearance on You’ve Been Framed, we’ve put together some handy car maintenance safety tips for DIY car maintenance.

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The UK is set for a wintery blast in the coming days so now is the time to prepare your car for snow, sleet and freezing temperatures. We thought we’d provide some helpful advice for keeping your car protected during this cold winter snap and keep you safe. Here’s our top snow tips for ensuring your car is kept running during these times. Read more!

It’s getting freezing out there now in the UK and there’s no time like the present to consider preparing your car for winter driving. Whether it’s icy roads or snow drifting in, you always need to keep your car maintained for all eventualities, so we’ve put together a selection of our top tips to ensure that your car remains safe and reliable on the road during these winter months. Read more!

As the autumn has now settled in for the UK and the temperatures are getting cooler, it’s a good time to think about those basic car maintenance jobs you’ve been putting off. We’ve put together a list of our top tips for maintaining your car in the autumn and keeping you safe during this changing season.

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With some wonderful sunshine at the moment in the UK, most of us will be enjoying the glorious sunny weather. However when the sun is lower in the sky it can be difficult to see the road and other vehicles, or even hazards. Here’s our top tips for driving in the sun and staying safe.

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Sometimes looking after your car isn’t a priority in your life, especially when money is tight. When your ‘service’ light comes on your car, or the garage calls you to tell you it’s time to service your car, should you wait or get the job done sooner rather than later? It’s a tricky choice but we’ll lay down the facts in this article so that you can make your own decision on whether to wait and service your car later.

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When was the last time you considered replacing your engine oil? Perhaps you had it done at your last service – well done you. However if you’ve noticed the engine oil inside your engine is getting dirtier (new oil is more transparent than old, darker oil) then it’s likely due a change. Use our guide to diagnose and then choose the right oil so that you can replace or simply top-up a low engine oil reservoir.

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