Younger motorists skimping on having their car serviced

A recent survey conducted by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has revealed that younger drivers are not opting to have their car serviced properly. As we know having regular car servicing helps keep your car in good working order thus keeping them safe, reliable and preventing breakdowns. The poll of 2,000 drivers of various ages revealed that 10 per cent of drivers aged between 18 and 24 never had their car serviced, with this figure rising to 12 per cent among drivers aged 25-34.


It appears these younger motorists are aware of the benefits of having a car serviced but are concerned over the cost and any other maintenance issues that could arise. Holding off car servicing and repairs is a false economy as the cost and risks far outweigh any short-term gains. Your local garage in Milton Keynes offers cheap car servicing and MOT’s by fully trained car technicians. Finding out the price of your service and booking in is easy – simply go online to our website and pop in your registration details to find the service package that is right for your vehicle. The price you see is the price you pay and you don’t even have to hand any cash over into your work is complete and you’re completely satisfied with our good old fashioned service.



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Advice from FastFit Station to keep you safe and motoring through the snow and ice

FastFit Station – your local garage in Milton Keynes wants to help keep you moving this Winter. With the abundance of snow and ice we’ve recently encountered, along with below freezing temperatures it looks likely that poor driving conditions are here to stay for a while. Read on for some winter driving tips and stay safe.

Make sure you allow plenty of time for your journey and let someone know the route you are taking. Drive at a reduced speed in poor visibility and poor road conditions. Use your headlights and fog lights in thick fog, remembering to turn them off when the weather has improved. Ensure you keep a good distance from the vehicle in front and be extra cautious of what other vehicles around you might do. Be vigilant of the tell-tale glistening on roads in icy conditions. Brake lightly when stopping to avoid skidding. Drive as smoothly as possible and don’t make any sudden manoeuvres.

  • Ensure you’re fully prepared for the journey ahead by checking your battery is fully charged and all your lights are working. The windscreen wipers need to be in full working order with a winter additive added to your screen wash to help keep your screen clear and clean. All your windows should be clear as the glare of the winter sun can make it difficult to see through a dirty windscreen. Any snow or ice should be fully cleared off the roof and around your vehicle. It can fly off during driving causing a hazard to other road users. You should check the tyre pressures are correct and have plenty of tread depth. If you’ve had winter tyres fitted you will really see and feel the difference. Make sure your car has had it’s service to keep it well maintained. We are currently offer half price car servicing in Milton Keynes on all makes and models of vehicles until the end of January.

Compile an emergency kit to keep in the boot of your vehicle consisting of essentials such as an ice scraper and de-icer, a torch, warm clothes and a blanket, food and drink, boots, a first-aid kit, battery jump leads and a small spade.

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New Car Sales at a record high

There’s been a record surge in the number of new cars that have been sold. In 2012 there were over two million new vehicle registrations in the UK, a rise of 5.3 percent in comparison to 2011 and the highest since 2008.

Chief Executive Paul Everitt of the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has said the sales have been boosted by strong consumer demand and was driven by innovative, fuel-efficient models. The most popular new car sold was the Ford Fiesta followed by the Vauxhall Corsa whilst the Ford Focus took third place. It appears people still like the reputable blue oval badge.

Alternative fuel vehicles took a new high with a 1.4 percent share of the market. With almost 28,000 sold it was an increase of 9.4 percent whilst more people chose to opt for a diesel vehicle as they tool a record 50.8 percent of the market share. There were just over a million diesel motors sold in comparison to 978,000 petrol vehicles.

Whether your car is new, old or in between ensure you keep it regularly serviced. In doing so you’ll have a reliable, healthy and happy motoring. Our FastFit Station garages located in and around Milton Keynes offer a range of services to suit your car’s needs. From a major service to an MOT, new tyres to exhaust fitting our friendly team can help whilst going that extra mile with their good old fashioned service. Booking couldn’t be easier – simply pick up the phone or book any time of day using our new online service.

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Milton Keynes Services and MOT’s half price!

Yes you’ve read the title correctly! This month your local garage in Milton Keynes – Fastfit Station is offering half price servicing and MOT’s! Whether you require a major or interim service or an oil and filter change make sure you check out our incredible deals. Pop along to our fantastic new website and simply input your vehicle’s registration plate number to find out exactly how much it will cost you. From here you can then print, email or add your quote to your shopping basket. If your ready to book an appointment you can then proceed through to the next page where you can arrange a date and time which is convenient for you from one of our garages located in either Wolverton, Bletchley or Kingston. We can even provide you with a free courtesy car subject to availability! You don’t even have to pay for anything until your vehicle’s work has been completed at our station and you’re completely satisfied with our good old fashioned service.


With the introduction of block exemption you no longer need to worry about going to your main dealership to have your car serviced and the service book stamped. Here at FastFit Station we do that for you. Your warranty will be unaffected as we use the same quality parts as a main dealer. Give your local FastFit Station a call or use the online booking system and we’ll do the rest!





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