I went for an interim service and MOT last week and ended up saving over £150 by using BookMyGarage. Normally I use my car’s official dealership for work, so that I have all the lovely paperwork and also the software updates I need. The time came to book it in and I didn’t have the phone number so looked online and BookMyGarage appeared.
I clicked through as it offered to compare prices, so I thought let’s do it. I put in that I wanted an MOT and interim service and I couldn’t believe it. I was quoted £98.48 for my service and £39.00 for my MOT. I know that I can get an MOT for £28 by shopping around, but my dealership charges over £50 normally. I was a bit suspicious, so I called my …
JustPark has made our driveway a money earner. We rent out a house, which is two minutes walk from a station, and we rent the space out. We have an agreement with the tenants that they get the money and we then add half back onto their rent, so tax on income is covered that way. Seems complicated but it works, and if the space is yours it’s even easier. If you’ve got a drive or garage or allocated parking spot, sign up now to make money.
How much to charge – don’t be greedy
We don’t charge much – £6 per day – it’s basically a reasonable rate for the location. Some neighbours charge £8 – £10, but what I noticed is that they don’t get booked up as much. I do competitive searches …
Halfords launches the free nationwide summer checks at Halfords shops and Autocentres this month. Drivers will receive oil checks, checks and top up of screen wash, blades, bulbs batteries, as well as air-con to keep you cool. Available now at over 700 Halfords shops and Halfords Autocentres, book in person or online at www.halfordsautocentres.com.
HALFORDS conducted research in March 2016, which reveals that 34 per cent of drivers aren’t confident at getting their cars checked, with 43 per cent saying they rarely perform basic maintenance checks.
The survey from over 4,000 drivers also revealed that a quarter of drivers don’t know how to check their vehicle’s oil, 90 per cent of drivers don’t know wiper blades need replacing annually, and over 20 per cent admitted to mixing household detergent with screen wash in the …