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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
Reduce your speed – the chances of skidding are much higher and your stopping distance will increase hugely.
Should you find yourself stuck in the snow avoid revving your engine to try and get out of it. This will inevitably make the situation worse. Instead select the highest gear you can and move your vehicle slowly forwards. If this proves to be unsuccessful you may have to ask for someone to give you a push or start digging with your shovel!
For all your winter car servicing needs look no further than Fastfit Station. From winter tyres to MOTs your friendly local garage in Milton Keynes can help keep your motoring all year round.
Driving during the winter is very different to any other times of the year. With the clocks going back the nights become darker for longer and the adverse and typical British weather can make driving more hazardous. As the last two winters have seen flooding and heavy snow we thought we’d share some essential driving tips to help keep you safe and moving this winter. You should be prepared for your journey to take you into different weather, road and traffic conditions and adapt your driving as necessary for each one.
Having your vehicle serviced fully serviced before Winter and your anti freeze checked is the best start for both you and your vehicle. It will help keep your car on the road and reliable and keep you warm and going places too. Fastfit Stations have several garages in and around Milton Keynes and offer competitive prices on car servicing as well as MOT’s and tyres.
Before you set off on your journey spare five minutes to run through these checks:
Ensure you have a good supply of de-icer, windscreen wash, oil and anti-freeze at the start of the season.
In the event where very bad weather is predicted it is a wise idea to store an emergency kit particularly if you have a long journey ahead of you. You’re then prepared should you get into a tricky situation for example becoming stranded in your car overnight due to heavy snow. Items listed below could really help you out in that spot of bother:
Prior to setting off to your destination check out the latest weather and travel updates and keep yourself regularly updated just in case you may need to take an alternate route. When the emergency services advise you against travelling you should really take into consideration whether you’re journey is necessary.
If you are looking to get your vehicle serviced this Winter, need to book in for your yearly MOT test or its time to change those tyres then look no further than Fastfit Station. With several garages located in and around Milton Keynes we pride ourselves on good old fashioned service.
If you have been contemplating for a few weeks over whether or not to change over to winter tyres then its not too late. Generally most people have winter tyres on their vehicle from around October through to April so you would still have a good couple of months use out of them. With the weather forecast continuously advising off the big freeze on its way and comparing the past couple of years sub zero conditions it is highly advisable to do so in order to assist your in keeping safer during these cold and wetter months of the year.
Many motorists think that winter tyres are designed just to be used in heavy snow, this is not the case as drivers will benefit from using winter tyres on slush, ice, frost and even wet roads. You are in fact better off with winter tyres as soon as the temperature falls below +7 degrees centigrade. Unlike your everyday tyres these specifially designed tyres feature a unique rubber compound and do not harden at lower temperatures which means they provide you with a much better grip on the road and the ability to stop in a shorter distance. On a set of standard tyres the compound loses its flexibility which results in tyres being less grippy in colder temperatures.
Your local Fastfit Station holds stock of winter tyres at their garages located in and around Milton Keynes. Alternatively we can come to you with our mobile tyre fitting service that covers a 50 mile radius from Milton Keynes. Don’t delay, call us today!
So many parts of the country have seen a dusting of that white stuff already and those five extra minutes in bed are now taken up with having to scrape the ice off your vehicle. Don’t be caught out this winter, read on to make sure you’re prepared for the big freeze and don’t end up in the cold!
Breakdown Cover – The past few years have seen a record amount of call outs to breakdown companies as motorists battled their way through the ice and snow we encountered. Ensure you are covered should the inevitable happen.
Take a coat – Yes you might be nipping from a warm car into a warm office but if you were to break down the safest place to be is outside of the car and away from the road. The same goes if you were to be stuck in traffic due to heavy snow, that blanket in the boot would really come in handy! If you’re planning a long journey a supply of energy snacks and a flask is a good idea too.
Get your vehicle serviced – In order to keep your motor running efficiently and effectively a regular service is essential. Our garages located in and around Milton Keynes offer good old fashioned service at unbeatable prices. For cheap servicing, MOT’s and tyres look no further than your local Fastfit Station.
Plan your journey – When driving conditions are hazardous it is best to limit the amount of time you spend out on the road as possible. A Satellite Navigation system is a worthwhile investment should you not know where you are going and could potentially avoid you getting into trouble should you get lost.
Take warnings seriously – If the weather is severe and you are advised to only drive if you really must then do think carefully about setting out. Is that journey really necessary?
Pack some essentials – So we’ve mentioned a coat and blanket. Give a few minutes to putting some other items that you could really help you out. A torch, de-icer and scraper, jump leads, a first aid kit and even a shovel can get you out of a tricky situation. Check your phone is fully charged too!
A clean windscreen – Visibility is poor enough in the winter without a dirty windscreen. get those wiper blades replaced and make sure you have plenty of screen wash. Don’t be tempted to not clear your windscreen fully from ice and condensation as it really is an accident waiting to happen. Any snow on your roof should be cleared too otherwise it will end up tumbling down your windscreen when you build up speed.
Clean those lights – Dirty lights will also affect your visibility not only to you but other drivers too. Whilst out wiping your lights check all the bulbs are operational too.
Safe and legal tyres – Are your tyres up to standard? Check your tyres have enough tread to cope with wintry conditions and consider changing over to winter tyres which really make such a difference when driving in hazardous conditions. Fastfit station offer a range of cheap tyres to suit everyone’s vehicle requirements. Have them fitted at one of our local garages in and around Milton Keynes or use our mobile tyre fitting service that covers a 50 mile radius of Milton Keynes. Do check your tyres are correctly inflated to the recommend pressure for the vehicle and load you are carrying.
Finally no matter how prepared your car is for the unexpected British weather its your driving that makes all the difference. Drive carefully, allowing more time for journeys. Remember that it take longer to stop in snow and ice so allow enough space between you and other vehicles and be aware of how wind can affect your driving. Don’t be tempted to speed if you’re running late as you never know where that patch of black ice may be!