Smile Servicing Blog - Car Tips and Maintenance

3 reasons why motorway lessons are beneficial for new drivers

  On June 4, 2018, learner drivers were officially allowed to have lessons on the motorway. The only conditions were that they had to be in a dual controlled vehicle with an approved instructor. Drivers won’t be tested on motorways as part of their practical test, so, is it really necessary? Yes! We think it’s … Continued

A list of Father’s Day gifts for motor lovers

  Ahhh dads. They’re great, easygoing and generally the most quiet members of the family. When there’s an argument they don’t take sides and when you’ve achieved something they’re the first ones to say they’re proud of you. So, Father’s Day is important as it provides us all with an opportunity to show our dads … Continued

Why do I need an air conditioning recharge?

Most modern vehicles come with air conditioning as standard. This helps a lot of drivers feel comfortable and safe on a hot day whilst helping demist your windscreen faster too. Like most other components in your car, your air conditioning will need maintenance. Over time, especially if your car air conditioning isn’t used regularly, you … Continued

3 ways you can improve your vehicle before its MOT test

Every year in the UK it’s thought that four out of every ten vehicles fail their MOT test. The government has said that this could be easily avoided… but how? We’re looking at a few things you can do to ensure you don’t get caught out. Check your tyres regularly! Tyres are by far one of … Continued

5 iconic vehicles from your favourite films and TV shows

  Everyone has a favourite TV show and a favourite film – they’re based on our interests, sense of humour and what type of entertainment we like to watch. It’s probably not a surprise when we say that some of our favourite TV shows and films are related to cars. We have some favourites that … Continued

How to avoid a breakdown over Christmas

Christmas is one of the best times of year, it brings families together, we get loads of presents and it’s the perfect excuse to wear glitter for the entire month of December. Many of us will be travelling to see loved ones and go to parties over the festive period – a popular option is … Continued

3 ways Brexit could change the motor industry

We think it’s safe to say that no one understood the full consequences of Brexit prior to the vote or after Article 50 was triggered. However, what we do know is that we’re in a race against time to secure a good deal for the automotive industry in the UK. Our industry generates £72 billion … Continued

3 female motor bloggers you need to know about

Are female motor bloggers taking over the internet? The motor industry still comes across as a male-dominated industry. However, each year women influence the decision of billions of pounds of car sales. One area in particular where women are thriving in our industry is in blogging. There are a large number of female-focused brands and blogs … Continued

A guide to your MOT test – Smile Servicing and Repairs

Booking your MOT early Nothing good can come from procrastinating over your MOT test except—nothing good!  If you’ve waited until the ninth hour, you might be fined a substantial amount of money for being late.  If your car doesn’t pass the MOT, and you haven’t allotted enough time for repairs, you could be staring at … Continued

Choosing you car tyres

4 steps to choosing the best car tyres for your vehicle When you think about car safety you’d assume that your seatbelt and your airbags are the most important pieces that keep you safe. However, tyres are also significantly important as they are the only part of your car that has contact with the ground. … Continued