Have potholes damaged y...

The state of many of the roads in the UK after the winter months is appalling with potholes on many stretches but should you take your car into a garage for an assessment if you think there has been some damaged done to it by hitting a pothole? If you hit a pothole whilst driving it is important to stop when safe to do so and check the tyres to make sure they are not damaged making it unsafe to continue driving. If the tyres are damaged you may need to call breakdown recovery to take you to a nearby...

Adding a garage extensi...

Many modern homes are now built without a garage and instead have one or two parking spaces. This could possibly be to cut down on the building costs for the developer, but it leaves families with problems to do with storage and security, as a garden shed, which many people install, can never be as secure as a brick built garage. If there is the space to do so many people choose to build a garage extension onto their house. The garage can be built onto the house and a doorway made through from the house into the garage or...

Should you opt for a re...

There are so many different types of garage doors on the market that you may not know which one you should choose. They all have different advantages and if you are not sure then it is often best to talk to a garage door company as they will be able to find out what you use your garage for, and which door may be best suited to your lifestyle. If you use your garage often such as to park your car in over night then ease of access is vital. You will want to be able to open and close...

Use your local garage o...

If you live in a village or small town you may be lucky enough to still have a local garage at your disposal and if it still sells fuel you are extremely fortunate. Recently many small garages have stopped selling diesel and petrol as they are unable to make enough profit from their sales and regulations are quite rightly very strict on storage and handling of fuel. When we have a shortage of fuel for any reason it is often the smaller garages that we rely on to provide us with the fuel we need so it is only fair...

Install electric chargi...

As more and more of us are purchasing electric vehicles, the problem of where to charge them is becoming an issue for many drivers. It has been reported that in the future all new builds will need to have the facilities to charge an electric vehicle as standard but for many homeowners charging points will need to be fitted. If you have a garage at your property it is a good idea to look into installing a charging point in the garage so that your car can be kept in the garage as it is charging, keeping it secure. So,...

Car maintenance checks ...

At this time of the year our cars can let us down if they are not properly maintained or not kept in a garage overnight. The cold and sometimes frosty nights affect the car battery and can highlight any other issues the vehicle may have often leading to it failing to start in the morning. Ideally if it is possible to keep the car in a garage this will give some protection from the winter weather, but few people now have this as an option as they prefer to use their garage for other uses such as storage. Having a...

What are the advantages...

Putting your car in the garage used to be a common practice for many car owners but increasingly we now use our garages for anything but housing our cars. They are frequently used for storage purposes mainly for garden tools and outdoor furniture but also for storing bicycles and play equipment. What are the advantages of using your garage as it was intended to be used namely for protecting your car from the elements? A common question that is asked when you renew your car insurance is where it is kept. If you can honestly reply in a garage to...

Garages- what do you us...

Having a garage to house your vehicle at a property is often a luxury especially if you live in an inner city area. In a more rural area it is more common but how often do people actually use a garage for the purpose it was designed for and if not what are we using this valuable space for? The majority of homeowners who do not house their vehicle in the garage use their garages for additional storage space. They are often used to store garden furniture during the winter months and gardening equipment such as lawnmowers and gardening tools...