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Solar-powered battery charger for cars standing idle (or cyclists on the go)

The fact millions of cars across Britain are currently sitting idle is great for the environment,  but not so good for the cars themselves as batteries may begin to lose their charge. Solar-powered battery chargers are inexpensive and easy to use. Simply place one on your dashboard and plug into your 12v socket. Be aware that running your car’s engine…

How does coronavirus / covid-19 affect my breakdown cover?

Coronavirus is posing challenges for us all, but by following Government advice and our own health and safety protocols we continue to provide the best possible service for all our customers. ETA breakdown assistance in Britain We remain fully operational and are ready to help you when you need us. Simply call the 24-hour assistance number detailed in your breakdown…

Coronavirus Latest: MOT tests suspended

From 30 March 2020, MOT due dates for cars, motorcycles and light vans will be extended by 6 months. This is being done to help prevent the spread of coronavirus. You do not need to do anything to extend your vehicle’s MOT expiry date if it’s on or after 30 March 2020. Your vehicle will be automatically given a 6-month…

Cycling, community spirit and Copenhagen

If there’s a silver lining to the Coronavirus curfew, it’s that in many areas it’s renewing a sense of community spirit. It seems that when we’re not fighting over toilet roll, we’re setting up street WhatsApp groups to share food and monitor the vulnerable. It’s possible that this small step towards collectivism might endure beyond the epidemic. We could certainly…

Coronavirus and a new golden age of cycling

The Coronavirus curfew has drastically reduced traffic volumes and thereby unintentionally created a cycling paradise on many roads. Gone are the queues of idling traffic, aggression of impatient commuters.  The accompanying noise, pollution and danger have been replaced by something approaching tranquillity. What better conditions for novice cyclists who would normally shay away from our car-centric streets? The latest instructions…