Part Worn Tyres

Did you know that Milton Keynes is an anagram of silent monkey?

Did you know that tyre deals is an anagram of steelyard? (a portable balance with 2 unequal arms)

We’re not silent on this subject. Part worn tyres from a scrapyard (sounds a bit like steelyard) can be bad value for money and at worst dangerous!

Our tyre deals (great value at the moment by the way) are only new tyres, fully safety tested and with a lifetime guarantee.
Give us a shout if you need more info!

Part worn tyres can make nice art though:-)

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Winter Inspection

Halloween has been and gone, the witches and goblins have departed and now the reindeers and elves have arrived. With Santa’s sleigh not too far away and Christmas just around the corner, the road trips to see family and friends over the holidays are almost here.

 

 

At FastFit Station we’re trying to spread the word of safety on the roads this winter! We’re offering a winter inspection for just £29.99! This makes sure parts of your car are ready for those long winter drives. If you combine it with a Major Service, you will only pay £19.99!

 

 

Winter Tyres are available in all makes and sizes at rock bottom prices.  Helping to keep our customers safe this winter!

 

 

For any more information or to book your winter inspection then just give your local FastFit Station a call or visit www.fastfitstation.com and we’ll be more than happy to help!

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Do you neglect your tyres?

Is there a nasty puncture that you keep putting off?  Have you left them to go bald and lose their grip? Maybe they’re getting a bit past their sell by date?

 

Whatever condition your tyres are in, it’s always important to keep on top of it. Checking your tyres regularly can save you money and can help save lives!

 

Checking pressures to make sure your tyres are inflated to the suitable level can save your fuel consumption and can reduce wear – meaning that you won’t need to change them as often and you will save some money on fuel!

 

Remember, your tyres are the only thing keeping you on the road! It’s important not to forget the damage that can be caused if they aren’t looked after properly! Here at grippy.co.uk our team of friendly experts are always happy to answer any questions you might have!

 

So if you have any questions about your tyres or maybe you want some general tyre advice? Then don’t hesitate to contact us here at grippy.co.uk where our team are on hand and happy to help!

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Recent Flooding

A winter of rain and flooding has caused havoc for many people around the UK. From damaged houses over the Christmas period to long delays for drivers, it appears to have been relentless. With large amounts of people having to flee their homes for their own safety it’s important not to forget the transport issues in all of the mayhem.

 

Some people have been “risking it” in their vehicles through deep flood water which is never a good idea. If you attempt to tackle moving water that’s deeper than 30cm, there is a chance that your vehicle could be caught in the current and swept along. The Environment Agency advises not to tackle water any deeper than 10cm as this is a potential safety risk and can cause serious damage to your vehicle.

 

SO don’t risk the water especially if you don’t know how deep it is, use your common sense, be responsible and find an alternative route!

 

Visit the Continental website for more details on flood water safety. http://blog.conti-online.co.uk/tyre-safety-flooded-roads/

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Christmas Wishes!

For most of us the decorations have been dusted off and the tinsel is around the tree! Before we know it Santa will have visited on his Sleigh and we will all be waking up on Christmas morning with a smile on our faces and a touch of magic in the air…as well as an empty plate of mince pies on the fireplace!

 

Here at FastFit Station we would like to take the time to wish each and every one of our valued customers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

 

We hope you all have a happy, healthy time with your loved ones over the festive period and we look forward to seeing you again in 2014!!

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Winter Inspections!

Halloween has been and gone, the ghosts and ghouls have departed and now the reindeers and elves have arrived. With Santa’s sleigh not too far away and Christmas just around the corner, the road trips to see the family over the holidays are almost here.

 

Here at FastFit Station we’re trying to spread the word of safety on the roads this winter! We’re offering a summer inspection for just £29.99! This just makes sure parts of your car are ready for those long winter drives. If you combine it with a Major Service, you will only pay £19.99! And we’ll even throw in a free ice scraper!

 

For any more information or to book your winter inspection then just give your local FastFit Station a call or visit www.fastfitstation.com and we’ll be more than happy to help!

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Quick and Affordable Tyres in Milton Keynes

buy tyres online Milton Keynes

If you need replacement tyres in Milton Keynes, find out how much you can save by buying tyres online with FastFit Station. You can find the perfect tyres for your vehicle (and your budget) with our online tyre finder – just type in your tyre details, your registration number or your vehicle make and model and we’ll show you a choice of premium and budget tyres.

We offer a huge range of tyre services, including:

* FREE tyre checks

* mobile tyre fitting

* tyres for cars, vans and 4x4s

* run flat tyres and winter tyres

* wheel alignment and balancing

* valve replacement

* Nitrogen inflation

* tyre disposal

* tyre pressure checks

* and help understanding the new EU tyre labelling scheme and traditional tyre markings

Give us a call or pop into any Milton Keynes FastFit Station for more info. Book your tyre fitting online and pay upon completion!

 

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Vote for your favourite family car with the Telegraph motoring awards

Telegraph family car of the year

The Telegraph’s online motoring show includes an award for readers’ favourite family car this year. The newspaper is looking for the very best family vehicle, able to cope with the demands of family life, from comfortable seating to storage space to standard equipment that will keep your kids happy on long drives. We would also add benefits like reliability and affordable replacement parts so you can keep costs down when it comes to your MOT and car service.

The Telegraph’s definition of a family car is one that has: “enough room to seat four (five at a squeeze) and their luggage, decent performance and some big-car equipment as standard. It should also feel well built and protective.”

A few familiar cars that are in for the running include:

* the Ford Focus

* the Vauxhall Astra

* the Peugeot 308

* and the Volkswagen Golf (which recently won European Car of the Year)

Other contenders range compact SUVs, estates and hatchbacks, as well as premium offerings from BMW and Audi. The same names appear from last year’s group of best-selling family cars, with the models mentioned above along with the Nissan Qashqai, the Kia Cee’d, and the Honda Civic.

The Telegraph Festival of Motoring online motor show will take place from 29th April to 3rd May 2013. Get involved by voting on the Telegraph website for your favourite family car. You can also vote in other categories, including best executive car, best luxury car, best sports car, best supermini and best SUV.

 

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Happy Easter from FastFit Station!

Whatever you’re up to this bank holiday weekend, the FastFit team wish you a very happy Easter! Harry and June have been collecting eggs, so to be in for a chance of winning a chocolate-filled Easter prize, go and visit Grippy, our mobile tyre fitting team, on Facebook and click the ‘like’ button!

 

FastFit station car servicing MOT Milton Keynes

Remember if you’re driving to see family this weekend, make sure your car is in good condition – if you need a quick checkover or need to book in for a service or MOT, give us a call on 01908 280 720 or book online.

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Does Your SatNav Make You Swear?

 

Do you turn the air blue when driving with your SatNav? A recent study by Direct Line showed that 55% of drivers end up swearing when using a SatNav compared to 31% who felt the need for profane language without!

And women are worse offenders than men, with 48% of women losing their cool while behind the wheel compared to 40% of men. The study used eye-tracking technology to monitor their driving behaviour to find that only 22% of the participants were actually aware of swearing more than usual.

Unsurprisingly, younger drivers were more susceptible to four-letter words whereas only 15% of motorists aged between 40 and 49 using profanity to make themselves feel better…

It seems that even mild-mannered people are as likely as any other to use expletives when behind the wheel, especially during stressful and irritating situations like being tail-gated or driving behind a slow driver. One of the most annoying instances for the male participants appeared to be when another driver used the outer lane when not overtaking, which was more than twice as likely to cause a man to swear than a woman. For women the worst offender was being cut up by another driver.

Direct Line offered a few tips for avoiding getting irate when driving, such as:

* Making sure you’re comfortable while behind the wheel – having a sore back or neck because of a badly adjusted seat can make you more irritable than usual.

* Plan your journey and make sure you know where you’re going and how to get there – getting lost or accidentally taking a wrong turn is likely to make anyone annoyed.

* Try to rise above it and avoid letting bad or aggressive drivers get to you. You’re more likely to drive recklessly or dangerously if you’re angry.

* Keep distractions to a minimum, including listening to music, eating and drinking.

We can’t help you drive completely stress-free but we can help you to avoid an irritating flat tyre or technical failure while driving – get your car checked out at FastFit Station for your MOT or car service to ensure that breaking down isn’t one of those moments that makes you say something like *************!!!!

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