Black Friday Is Now Live!

Black Friday Is Now Live! Are you in the market for a used car in Nottingham? Now could be the perfect time to buy one! For this week only, Lindleys Vehicle Sales are offering £250 off the screen price of any vehicle by simply quoting LINDLEYSBLACKFRIDAY when you purchase. Shop for your used next used…

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Top 5 Causes Of Car Breakdown

Car breakdown is one of the things motorists dread more than anything, being stranded on the side of the road with no clue what is wrong with your vehicle is a daunting experience and it usually happens at the most inconvenient of times. Statistically, you’re likely to experience a car breakdown at least once in…

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Petrol Shortage In Nottingham

Petrol Shortage in Nottingham: Is the Situation Improving? Late last week, oil firm BP warned that it would have to temporarily close a handful of its petrol stations because of a lack of lorry drivers. Long queues started to build across all forecourts in Nottingham and the rest of the UK, amid fears that a…

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What Is E10 Petrol And Why The Change?

Have you heard the term E10 petrol in the news recently and wondered what it was all about? In September 2021, the standard petrol grade in Great Britain will become E10. In Northern Ireland, this will happen early in 2022. This change only applies to petrol. Diesel fuel will not be changing. What is E10…

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Switch Up Charity Fun Run With Tommy Fury!

Want to do something great for charity and meet some celebrities at the same time? Our charity partner Switch Up / Nottingham School of Boxing has arranged a Celebrity Fun Run on Sunday 29th August at Holme Pierrepoint White Water Course to raise vital funds for mental health! Switch Up exists to empower Nottingham’s young…

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MOT Demand To Increase For Autumn Months

When was the last time you checked your MOT date? Now could be a good time… Drivers are being warned to check their MOT due date ahead of a September MOT demand increase that could see motorists hit with a £1000 fine. Back when the Covid Pandemic first started, the government put in place a…

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Updated Covid-19 Procedures After Restrictions Relaxed

The safety of our staff and customers is of utmost importance to us so even though the restrictions have now been eased, we’ve decided to continue the following safety measures Staff will wear face coverings whilst working inside customers cars Hand sanitizer points will remain Touchpoints will be regularly sanitised Contactless drop off and collection…

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What Is Range Anxiety?

What is range anxiety? Range anxiety is a relatively new term that you may have heard from drivers of electric vehicles. Simply put, range anxiety is the feeling of not being able to make your desired destination because you may run out of battery! Fuel roulette is a very similar term used by traditional ICE…

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Puncture At Home Or Work? We Can Help You!

Punctures have a nasty habit of happening at the most inconvenient of times. Whether it’s heading to a very important meeting or doing the school run, there is rarely a good time for a puncture to occur. This is why we developed a mobile tyre-fitting service that covers the Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire and Derbyshire areas which…

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9 Essential Car Checks Before A Long Journey

With the proper preparation, lengthy vehicle trips can be an enjoyable experience. Here’s our manual to making long journeys as fun as possible! Whether you’re visiting relatives, travelling for work, or heading away on a summer staycation, a lengthy vehicle journey is something a lot of us do often. As with the majority of things,…

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How To Charge An Electric Car

Electric cars are becoming more popular by the day. The UK government has confirmed a ban is to be put on the sale of new diesel and petrol cars from 2030 and most vehicle manufacturers are getting ahead of the trend with the production of a whole host of new electric vehicles. Are you looking…

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The Top 10 Driving Related Apps

We live in a world where mobile phone usage is an integral part of our lives and not just for communicating. Be it for fitness, books, dating or even driving, there is an app for almost everything in 2021. By downloading the right apps, your phone can become the perfect driving companion. We’ve put together…

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Free MOT With A Service In April!

Whatever vehicle you drive, regular servicing can be hugely beneficial for your vehicle to stay in the best possible condition and keep its resale value if you decide to sell it further down the line. At Lindleys Autocentres, have an interim or full service completed in April 2021 and get your MOT test free of…

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How Do I Find My Car Tyre Size?

Tyres are not on everybody’s daily shopping list, so we forgive you for not knowing what size tyres your vehicle needs. If you need to change your tyres, then the first thing you’ll need to know is your tyre size. Read below for our handy guide to finding it… Where do I find my tyre…

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28 Runs In 28 Days For Nottingham Charity!

28 runs in 28 days? It sounds painful, right? Lindleys Autocentres Marketing Director, Ryan O’Donnell decided to take on the challenge of running a minimum of 5km per day, every day in February to raise vital funds for our charity partner Nottingham School of Boxing. The founder of NSOB Marcellus Baz, said “Nottingham School of…

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More Computer Equipment Donated For Home Learning!

𝟏𝟎 𝐌𝐎𝐑𝐄 𝐓𝐀𝐁𝐋𝐄𝐓𝐒 𝐃𝐎𝐍𝐀𝐓𝐄𝐃 𝐓𝐎 𝐍𝐎𝐓𝐓𝐈𝐍𝐆𝐇𝐀𝐌 𝐒𝐂𝐇𝐎𝐎𝐋𝐒 𝐅𝐎𝐑 𝐇𝐎𝐌𝐄 𝐋𝐄𝐀𝐑𝐍𝐈𝐍𝐆 With schools forced to close once again due to ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it was our pleasure to provide 10 tablets to 5 Nottingham schools for them to distribute to students who do not have access to a computer or laptop. Whilst speaking with the schools,…

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Tablets Donated To Nottingham Schools

With the UK in the midst of another lockdown, and schools once again closed, many children are struggling with learning due to a lack of computer equipment. At Lindleys Autocentres, we believe no child’s education should suffer due to a lack of technology and we wanted to give something back to our local community. We…

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Self Check-In Procedures

𝐁𝐨𝐨𝐤𝐞𝐝 𝐢𝐧 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐮𝐬 𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐦𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐡𝐬? Although 𝗿𝗲𝗰𝗲𝗽𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀 𝗿𝗲𝗺𝗮𝗶𝗻 𝗼𝗽𝗲𝗻 with all the covid safety protocols in place, we appreciate you may prefer to drop your vehicle off with no contact. This is a reminder that we have a completely contactless self-check-in service which you are free to use to help reduce face…

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Black Friday Is Live! 🚗

Black Friday Is Now Live! 23rd November – 27th November £500 off any car or 2 years free servicing and MOT – This week only! Are you in the market for a new car? Our vehicle sales department is hosting a black sales mega sales event this week only! Choose between £500 off the screen…

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We Will Remain Open During Lockdown

We will remain open during lockdown From Thursday 5th November 2020, England will be in lockdown for four weeks to help stop the spread of COVID-19. As an essential business, we recognise the part we have to play in making sure your vehicle can be looked after in a time you may need it the…

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Vehicle Sales Is Now Open!

Lindleys Vehicle Sales Is Now Open! it gives us great pleasure to announce Lindleys Vehicle Sales is now open at 55 Church Street, Old Basford, Nottingham, NG6 0GA! We’ve spent the last few months working extremely hard on our very first vehicle sales depot and although the upcoming lockdown (starting 05/11/20) will prevent you from…

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Car Check Essentials For Your Summer Staycation!

With many families still unsure about travelling abroad due to the ongoing situation with Covid-19, staycations in the UK are looking very popular this summer! So, you’ve chosen your destination? Check. The weather forecast is looking great? Check. You’ve done your pre-journey car safety check? Well…. Although not the most exciting thing to be doing…

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Face Coverings Mandatory From 24/07/20

Wearing a face covering in our receptions is to become mandatory from this Friday. By order of the Government, you must by law wear a face-covering in the following settings from the 24th July:   ◾ Public Transport ◾ Shops and Supermarkets   Our garages are classed as a retail shop so we’ll be encouraging…

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Government Cancels 6-Month MOT Extension

Britain’s six-month MOT extension scheme is to end early, The Department for Transport has confirmed, and mandatory MOT tests will be reintroduced from August 1st, 2020. The policy which granted an automatic extension for cars, vans and motorcycles with an MOT due to expire from the end of March 2020 was planned to run for…

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Online Payment Is Now Live

Online payment is now live! To help keep staff and customers as safe as possible, we’ve recently introduced our self-check-in system which has been very successful with many compliments on the new process but it doesn’t stop there… ??? We’ve been racking our brains on further measures we could introduce to reduce face to face…

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Covid-19 MOT Extension Explained…

As the UK quickly attempts to adapt to help the stop the spread of Covid-19. Measures have been put in place by the government which has led to confusion for many motorists. After initially suspending MOT tests for HGVs. The Transport Secretary announced drivers who have an MOT due from Monday 30th March 2020 onwards…

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Helping Out Key Workers!

We received a call on Saturday evening from our good friends at Nottinghamshire Blood Bikes who are currently transferring suspected Covid-19 samples from the Nottingham hospitals to the relevant laboratories for testing. Unfortunately, they were having vehicle issues due to an intermittent non-starting problem caused by the immobiliser. We did our best to try and get…

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Covid-19 Update – Temporary Closure

The health and safety of our staff, their families and our customers is our number one priority. We’ve had to take the difficult decision to temporarily close all our branches and mobile tyre fitting service from 1pm on the 28/03/20 until we can reopen in a safe capacity. We want to say thankyou to all…

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Do I Need To Prepare My Car For Its MOT Test?

All vehicles over 3 years old (Excluding classic cars – read more here) need an MOT test every 12 months to prove that they’re roadworthy. At Lindleys Autocentres, we see many vehicles fail their MOT test every day due to minor issues such as bulbs, wipers and tyres that could have easily been addressed beforehand…

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COVID-19 Statement

The health and well-being of our staff and customers is always our number one priority. The whole country is experiencing a challenging time with the outbreak of Covid-19 and we all have to do our bit and listen to government advice in these difficult times. Here is what we are doing to keep our customers…

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Lindleys Tyres Now Open!

Lindleys Tyres is now officially open for business! ❤❤❤ Our staff member Skip had the pleasure of cutting (we’ll use that term loosely!) the ribbon for the official opening. Skip used to manage the original Arnold Tyres on Furlong Street back in 1965! Visit www.lindleystyres.co.uk for all your tyre needs! FIND US HERE ⬇️ Lindleys Tyres Furlong Street Arnold…

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The Learning Never Stops At Lindleys!

They say every day is a school day, and here at Lindleys, we pride ourselves on making sure our staff are as up to date on their training as possible to ensure they’re the best in the business at what they do! ⭐️ Happy and knowledgeable staff = happy and well looked after customers right? In…

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Tyre Safety Advice For Caravan Owners

With over a half a million caravans on the UK roads, Lindleys Autocentres have plenty of experience in giving tyre safety advice to many of the UK’s two million caravaners. We have many tyre related conversations with avid caravaners and realised that many of you are unsure of the difference between car tyres and caravan…

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Lindleys Tyre Centres Opening March 2020..

We’re heading back to where it all started! Due to popular demand at the Autocentres Arnold branch for tyre fitting.   It gives us great pleasure to announce the opening of our very first tyre and alignment only centre for the residents of Arnold & surrounding areas at our original home in Furlong Street, Arnold.…

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year from everybody at Lindleys Autocentres​. 2019 has been an incredible year with many highlights! It’s difficult to know where to begin, so we’ll try and summarise… ◼ Raised over £10,000 for our charity partner Nottingham School of Boxing​/Switch-Up. ◼ Ran the London Marathon (Well our Mobile Tyre Manager, Emma did) ◼ Met…

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3 Signs It’s Time For A New Car Battery

Your battery is quite simply put, the heartbeat of your car. It’s responsible for powering your car’s computer, ignition system, lights, radio and much more. Without a fully working car battery, you won’t be getting very far. How does a car battery work? When you insert your key into the car’s ignition and turn the…

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Christmas Food Bank Collection

With Christmas only a few days away, no doubt many people are running around doing some last-minute gift buying & food shopping so they can enjoy the special day with their families and friends. Christmas is supposed to be a time of joy and happiness but for many people it’s becoming increasingly difficult, with more…

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How To Drive on a Smart Motorway?

Smart motorways are still relatively new and have become quite popular amongst UK roads. They have been implemented to reduce environmental impact, cost, time and without having to add additional lanes to the motorway and instead – replacing the hard shoulder as an additional lane to drive in. Whilst we’ve had motorways for many years,…

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How Long Do Tyres Take To Cool Down?

In hot weather conditions, tyres are more susceptible to failure and in some worst-case scenarios, bursting out all due to the surface temperature of the road and how long you’ve had the tyres for. That’s why it’s important to take extra care of your tyres and check the tyre pressure when it’s hot outside. As…

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How to drive safely in heavy rain

Getting caught in a torrential downpour when driving can be quite daunting, especially if you’re a newly qualified driver or even an elderly driver. What’s important to remember when driving in heavy rain at night, or even in the day, is that you must remain confident and alert to your surroundings and on the road.…

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How to defrost car windows

As the nights start to draw in and the days get colder, you may find that when you get to your car in the morning, it’s iced over. Normally, you might get in the car and blast your heaters to melt the ice which takes time, using your car battery and fuel. You might attack…

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Josh Light Vehicle Technician Apprentice

Josh is aiming for the F1 circuits!

Former apprentice and Light Vehicle Technician, Josh Utting, can’t speak highly enough of his apprenticeship with Lindleys Autocentres and Remit Group. Earlier this year Josh, 19, completed his Light Vehicle Technician Level 3 qualification and he continues to be a dedicated member of the team at Lindleys Autocentres. Based at Lindleys’ Carlton branch, Josh says…

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More than 140 drivers a day caught without an MOT

In the past three years, some 210,000 drivers have been caught driving without the mandatory certificate. More than 140 drivers are caught without a valid MOT certificate every day in Britain, with Scottish drivers being the most likely to get found out, new findings have shown. Research by consumer motoring magazine WhatCar? found that more…

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The Definitive Guide To Car Tyre Maintenance

Maintaining your car tyres is an essential part of road driver safety. Failing to maintain your tyres could compromise the performance of the car, resulting in costly repairs and putting yourself at risk of having a road accident. Therefore, we have put together a definitive guide to car tyre maintenance to help keep your tyres…

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Top Ten Most Popular Tyre Brands Ranked

Is your car ready for a new set of wheels? From premium to budget, Continental to Michelin, it can be quite daunting when researching which tyres would be best for your car. And with so many different tyre brands to choose from, we understand how the whole process can become overwhelming and frustrating fast. That’s…

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Tyre Markings

Understand Your Tyre Markings

Understanding your tyre markings can be a difficult task, especially if you are new to the road. But don’t worry, whatever stage of driving you are at – old or new – we have put together a useful guide on how to read your tyre markings. In this blog post we will cover: Reading your…

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Jacob - Level 3 Light Vehicle Technician

Work is my happy place!

CARLTON lad, Jacob Mitchell, started his apprenticeship with Lindleys Autocentres earlier this year, and he hasn’t looked back since. Training with Remit Group and attending block release dates at its dedicated Automotive Academy in Derby, Jacob is taking his Level 3 Light Vehicle Technician qualification, while working at Lindleys in West Bridgford, Nottingham. “I did…

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How to wash your car properly: 5 top tips

Keeping your car clean is the first principle of good car maintenance. Aside from keeping your car looking good, it also helps to protect the paintwork and, consequently the body, from corrosion. However, just keeping your car clean isn’t in itself, enough, as some of the more traditional car washing practices, can actually damage your…

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When to change your car filters

It’s important to recognise the signs of a built-up car filter and which one(s) it could be in order to get them fixed. If you don’t know the signs or which filter it could be then you run the risk of your car being damaged further. In this blog, we want to share with you…

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The symptoms of a bad brake caliper

Your vehicle’s braking system is made up of various parts that work together in order for the brakes to function correctly. If a part within the system is faulty or worn out, it can have a devastating effect on the whole braking system which can cause it to fail. This is why regular car servicing…

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Why are my brakes squeaky?

As we all know, brakes are one of the most essential parts of the vehicle. Without fully functioning brakes, you are basically putting yourself in jeopardy along with anyone else that is in the surrounding area. To avoid incidents, it is vital that you ensure your brakes are performing to a high standard. There are…

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When to replace your windscreen wipers

Windscreen wipers are a very important part of your vehicle. They are responsible for cleaning up and smoothing out any dirt build up on your windscreen so that you have clear visibility of what is in front of you. Like most parts of your vehicle, the windscreen wipers will deteriorate over time – making regular…

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How to jumpstart your car

Knowing how to jumpstart your vehicle is a very useful skill all drivers should have. As your battery can cut out from many contributing factors, knowing how to jumpstart your car will help you avoid being stranded on the road without any knowledge of how to get your car moving again (and potentially save you…

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The Importance of Brake Fluid

Regularly checking your cars’ brake fluid levels, should be one of the most important checks you do on a weekly basis, at the very least, a fortnightly basis. But if you’ve never checked your brake fluid levels, had to replace your brake fluid, or even know what brake fluid is, then this guide is for…

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Tips on becoming a confident driver

Driving on the road by yourself for the first time can seem terrifying, especially now you have full control of the vehicle with no driving instructor to step in when things go awry. With the added stress of understanding the roads, paying attention to your surroundings, and being able to manoeuvre correctly all at the…

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How to drive safely around cyclists

As the number of cyclists on the road increases each year, it is now even more important to ensure that you know how to drive safely around cyclists. With our tips, you are more likely to avoid the unfortunate event of any accidents and collisions. Be aware of any blind spots As you already know,…

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The main symptoms of a bad timing belt

A timing belt is located alongside your engine to keep the crankshaft and camshafts timed properly. When the crankshaft moves up for compression, the piston will move downwards for power and intake. This is why it is very important for you to uphold your engine’s timing belt maintenance. As the symptoms include: loss of power,…

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Timing belt repair and replacement

What is a timing belt?

What exactly is a timing belt? The timing belt is one of the most critical parts of the engine which keeps the close synchronisation of the valves and pistons with each other. Should your timing belt fail then this can result in catastrophic damage to your engine. What is the difference between a timing belt…

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The danger of part-worn tyres

Only last week, there was a national news story about a family’s lucky escape when a £25 part-worn tyre they purchased was to blame for a 70mph motorway smash. Motorist Nicole Hunt was driving her whole family to Chessington World of Adventures for a day out when the crash happened on the M40 in September…

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Signs of bad shock absorbers

Although suspensions are designed to take a lot of rough-terrain without facing major damages, they are not susceptible to component wear and tear. Unfortunately, for those of you who live in areas with rougher road conditions, there is an increased rate of deterioration. Typically, the majority of vehicle owners are unaware that their shock absorbers…

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Tips to avoid vehicle damage by potholes

During the winter months, the occurrence of potholes increases due to the freezing temperatures and thawing. Road surfaces may begin to crack, which over time, forms potholes. No matter where you live in the city, it can be extremely frustrating coming across a pothole; especially when there is no way to drive around them. In…

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How to change your headlight bulb

It is important to know how to change your headlight light bulb as, over time, the bulbs deteriorate. Working headlights are necessary to ensure you are kept safe on the road. Driving on the road without functioning headlight bulbs, makes you less visible to other road users. Not only will this increase the risk of…

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Should I buy winter tyres?

Every time the winter period comes back around there is the age-old question: “are winter tyres worth it?” There are many benefits that come from investing in winter tyres. Not only do they make sure you’re set for snowfall and rain, but they can also provide you with better control over your vehicle in cold…

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How to check your motor oil

Motor oil in your vehicle is the most important thing to keep everything functioning correctly. The oil’s job is to lubricate the engine’s moving parts and prevent overheating. Failing to keep the oil topped up can lead to early wear and tear along with excessive sludge buildup. Think of it as the main lifeline that…

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How car disc brakes work

In 1917, a mechanic invented a new type of braking system that was hydraulically operated. A couple of years later, he improved his design and the first modern hydraulic braking system was introduced. Though unreliable due to problems with the manufacturing process it was adopted in the automotive industry with changes. The man was called…

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When to replace your car tyres

Hopefully, our previous article provided the necessary information on how to keep your tyres in great condition. But when should you be replacing them? And what are the signs that can help spell it out? It can be difficult to know when a tyre is on its way out and unfortunately no matter how well…

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How to detail your engine

Detailing your engine may not be something you’re familiar with. Often buried in with other service work, it can seem like a large task. However, if done right the process can be fairly simple and we feel that the benefits are worth the effort. A clean engine bay will improve the lifespan of your engine…

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3 major signs of a blown head gasket

The role of the head gasket is to keep the coolant and oil out of the combustion chamber to maintain correct pressure and contain exhaust gasses, thus improving engine efficiency. Typically sitting between your engine block and cylinder head,the head gasket seals the combustion chamber. Driving with a blown head gasket can cause serious problems…

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MOT Test Changes in 2018

On 20th May, 2018, the UK’s Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) is bringing into force major changes to the MOT Test. these MOT test changes  are designed to make it clear the seriousness of different faults, with new fault categories being introduced. These changes bring the UK’s MOT test inline with new requirements set…

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Top 5 tips to improve fuel efficiency

Buying a car that is very fuel efficient isn’t the only answer to improving your fuel efficiency, there are several tips and tricks you can try out in order to have a more fuel efficient vehicle. The tips we will give you will be very cost and time efficient meaning the overall benefits are huge.…

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Top 5 tips for new drivers

Although only a small percentage of drivers are aged 17 to 24, they are involved in 9% of fatal or serious accidents. At this age, driving is a great opportunity to be free and live life but it comes with a lot of risk if you don’t drive sensibly. We have put together our top…

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Are winter tyres worth it?

Here at Lindleys Autocentres we believe that road safety is the most important factor of driving. As the weather becomes increasingly colder and with Christmas approaching, the last thing you need is a problem with your car. One of the many questions we regularly get asked is whether winter tyres are any good? Winter tyres…

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New branch opening in Carlton

There are exciting times ahead here at Lindleys Autocentres and we are delighted to announce that we are opening a new branch in Carlton. We are going to be offering many similar services, from MOT testing to engine repairs and many more- more details can be found on our website. The new branch is situated…

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What’s checked in an MOT?

The role of the MOT is to ensure that each vehicle on the UK’s roads is fit to be on the road and safe to be driven. The test checks various areas and features of a vehicle to ensure that they’re working correctly. Here we take a look at the areas covered by an MOT,…

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3 common brake problems

There are many things that can go wrong with your brakes, we’re going to go through a few of the most common brake problems. If you have any worries about your brakes, even if it is not listed here, please don’t hesitate to get them checked out as they are a crucial part of you…

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The History of Car Tyres

Your car tyres are one of the most important components of your vehicle, particularly from a safety perspective. In recent years, there have been numerous technological advancements to enhance the safety, durability and mileage of your car. But how has the tyre developed over history? And how did your car tyres get to where they…

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What do your car dashboard lights mean?

We know they’re there, but what do the lights on your dashboard really mean?Due to a vast improvement in technology over recent times, it has lead to an increase in the number of lights on a dashboard- meaning it can be tricky to work them out.Yes, there are some that you can guess pretty easily,…

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Can I drive a car without an MOT?

Driving without an MOT, it’s not worth the risk, at all. First of all, what are the rules? Lots of people are unaware of the rules when it comes to MOTs, so it’s worth knowing what could happen if you breach any rules and regulations.Rules regarding MOTs and driving your vehicle: You are only allowed…

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Top 5 tips for safe summer driving

In summer, you may find yourself doing longer journeys than normal, travelling by car to the coast or driving to see a family member for the weekend. This means you’ll need to take extra care of your car, the last thing you want when on a long journey is for the car to break down.1.…

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How to change a car tyre

With the summer season just around the corner and the inevitable family road trips on the horizon, the last thing you want is to be out with the family and be stuck at the side of the road with a flat car tyre and no idea how to change it. So to help you prepare,…

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Mobile Tyre Fitting Service From Lindley’s

Lindley’s Autocentres are one of Nottingham’s leading tyre replacement centres. But now, you don’t even need to come to us for your replacement tyres. Lindley’s are providing a full mobile tyre fitting service in and around Nottingham. This offers a number of key benefits: Safety Your tyres are among the most important components on your…

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7 Facts About Tyres

7 things you’ve always wanted to know about your car tyres but were too afraid to ask. We’ve been providing quality car tyres for years, so we know a thing or two. But what kind of a company would we be if we didn’t share some of the facts with you? So here are 7…

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The Most Common Causes of Breakdowns

What could be more infuriating than your car breaking down? How about your car breaking down and then you finding out that it was entirely unavoidable? It’s frustrating but it’s true, but if it has happened to you, it may comfort you to know that you’re not alone. At Lindley’s Autocentres, we conduct all manner…

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Winter Driving Advice

There’s no denying that Winter in the UK can be pretty horrendous. The cold and unpredictable weather can lead to a number of vehicle maintenance issues, including draining your battery and freezing engine parts. Adverse weather conditions also cause a number of additional hazards, making it even more important to drive with due care and…

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Get Serious About Tyre Safety

As motorists, we all know how important it is to have a decent set of tyres. Aside from the cost savings in fuel consumption (and expensive fines for having improper tyres) the safety implications are well published. And yet it seems that some people aren’t getting the message. According to research released by TyreSafe earlier…

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Preparing Your Car For Winter

Winter, of all seasons, requires the most attention and preparation to keep yourself and other road users safe whilst driving. Your MOT and a regular service will ensure the safety of your vehicle up to a point, but as the weather starts to turn, there are some additional safety considerations. Your car is almost twice…

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What Are Tyre Safety Labels?

Tyre Safety Labels Explained As the only part of your car in contact with the road, your tyres are one of the most important safety features on your car. It is therefore vital that you know you’re getting good, safe tyres when you get them replaced. Aside from making sure you use a reputable tyre…

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Dashboard Warning Lights Explained

Keeping an eye on your vehicle’s warning lights is essential to the safety and wellbeing of your car. Even though it’s something every driver hates to see, warning lights are designed to alert you when there’s a fault with your vehicle and can often save you from some very expensive damage. Whilst this may be,…

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How To Check Tyre Tread Depth

Your vehicle’s tyres are the only part that makes contact with the road, making it absolutely essential to keep all your tyres maintained in a roadworthy condition at all times. Driving with tyres that have a low tread depth can be very dangerous and increases the risk of tyre failure, as well as seriously reducing…

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Giving Your Car a Spring Clean

When was the last time you gave your car the thorough clean it deserves? Well, with the spring months well underway, now is a better time than any to give your car an in-depth spring clean in order to help minimise the risks of long-term corrosion damage as well as maintain your vehicle’s value. A…

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What are Run Flat Tyres

Run flat tyres are designed to allow your tyre to be used for a number of miles, even after the tyre has been punctured. This is thanks to the tyres having a thicker, reinforced sidewall that can hold the weight of your car without the correct amount of air pressure. This gives you the chance…

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Keeping Your Car Safe & Secure

Car security has improved significantly in the past few years and although crime statistics against vehicles have indeed fallen, vehicle theft still happens. Car crimes show a tendency to be more opportunity based these days. Car thieves usually target vehicle’s that are unattended with high value items on display. In this article, we give some…

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Tips for a Longer Lasting Car

Keeping your vehicle in a healthy condition is similar to keeping any other machine in a good working order – regular maintenance as well as frequent checks are key to its good wellbeing. Your car’s components wear with use, and over long periods of time, this results in damage to your car. The family car…

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How to Detect Issues With Your Vehicle

Unfortunately, your vehicle will face mechanical or technical faults at some point in its life, and this can happen at any time. And with the winter months approaching, your vehicle’s reliability is really put to the test. However, although they can occur at any moment, all vehicle issues have something in common; they’re usually preceded…

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How To Maintain Your Car’s Tyres

It’s sometimes easy to overlook that your vehicle’s tyres are the only point of contact that comes between you and the road. For this reason it’s essential to maintain both the performance and the quality of your tyres, to ensure the safety of you and your fellow road users. Tyre Pressure Your tyre pressure is…

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How Do I Know If My Cambelt Needs Changing?

Does my cambelt need changing? The cambelt is a rubber belt that controls the timing of your vehicle’s internal combustion engines. It performs a vital function by ensuring that the crankshaft and the camshaft rotate in synchronisation. Unfortunately, like other vehicle components, your car’s cambelt will almost certainly need changing at some point. You can…

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How to Go Green When Your Car Isn’t

Simple tips for driving change in your carbon footprint There’s no denying it, the environment is big news. And whatever your stance on climate change there’s no hiding from the effect that it’s having on motoring. And it’s big business too, with hybrid technology, low emission engines and electric cars now in mass production by…

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Premium vs Budget Tyres

How to strike the right balance between safety and cost-effectiveness. Replacing your tyres can often be an intimidating prospect. With so many choices available and so many things to consider how can you be sure that you’re getting the right tyres at the right price? And do you go for a premium tyre brand, taking…

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MOT: The truth behind some of the myths

As a Nottingham MOT Centre, Lindley’s Autocentres have heard all of the myths surrounding the MOT test. Here are some of the more common myths we’ve heard and the truth behind them. The Spare Tyre Must Be Legal to pass my MOT. Unless the spare tyre is currently fitted to the vehicle it isn’t checked…

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Budget tyres comparison chart

This is our latest budget tyre price comparison table for online tyre prices as of the 12th of June for the top 10 most popular sizes sold in the UK, the data is taken from the online reservation functions of each company and is available for all to see. Reserve your tyres online.

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Save on fuel with Michelin

Save money with Michelin and Lindleys Autocentres. Buy 2 or more 13? or 14? tyres and get £10. Buy 2 or more 15? or 16? tyres and get £15. Buy 2 or more 17? and above and get £50. Simply purchase your Michelin tyres from Lindleys Autocentres and fill the form in below or collect…

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Buying used tyres? Beware

A survey of used tyres – often called part worn tyres – has shown that many are potentially dangerous. TyreSafe (a not-for-profit organisation) carried out a study which involved the purchase of 50 random part worn tyres from retailers across the UK. It found that 98 per cent were being sold illegally as they did…

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NHS Staff benefit scheme

Lindleys Autocentres are now offering special discount to all NHS staff via the staffbenefits website. First of all we would like to thank all NHS staff for the wonderful work you do for our country 🙂 Lindleys Autocentres are a family run independent chain of garages trading within the Nottingham area. We pride ourselves on…

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2012 EU Tyre Label explained

New EU tyre labelling: what does it mean for me? This new regulation will bring a major advance in consumer information on tyre safety (wet braking) and the tyre’s impact on the environment (rolling resistance and external noise). The graphics on the label may be familiar as they are already used for household appliances and…

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