Motoring Help & Advice
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Whether we're off on a camping adventure or just getting from A to B, we need to be sure we've got a reliable source to turn to. Our Advice Centre is here to give you all the help you need wherever you're headed.
Browse our handy Buyer's Guides to help you make those all-important decisions when choosing motoring or travel products, or see our How to Guides if you fancy some DIY. We've also got some Expert Advice , for some extra tips and tricks.
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Roof bars are the first requirement for carrying a load on your car roof. We offer a number of different brands and systems for your specific requirements, alongside an extensive range of foot packs and fitting kits for a large number of cars and vans. If you need a helping hand, pop into your local store or take a look at our guide to roof bars.
Yes we do - our stores are able to order in specialised items. Get in touch with your local store to see if they're able to order what you're after.
We'll need to see original documents that:
Prove your name and address
Show you're allowed to use the registration number
You can use the following to confirm your name and address:
Utility, Council Tax or rates bill from the last 6 months
Bank or building society statement from the last 6 months
National identity card
The following will confirm your name only:
Passport (doesn't have to be issued in the UK)
Bank or building society debit or credit card
Police warrant card
Armed forces identity card
Proving you can use the registration number
The DVLA stipulates that you must provide one of the following to show you're allowed to display the registration number:
Vehicle registration certificate (V5C or V5CNI)
New keeper supplement (V5C/2 or V5C/2NI)
Certificate of entitlement (V750 or V750NI) to the number
Retention document (V778) (not applicable in Northern Ireland)
A renewal reminder for a tax disc or SORN (V11 or V11NI)
Temporary registration certificate (V379 or V379NI)
A number plate authorisation certificate (V948) with an official stamp from the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA), Driver and Vehicle Agency (DVA) or Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA)
A letter of authorisation from a fleet operator (including lease or hire company) quoting the document reference number from the registration certificate
For further information, please see the DVLA website:
Unfortunately we can't be completely sure of expected stock dates, so your best bet is to keep an eye on the website.
In order to find the right size roof box, you need to consider the size of the load you want your roof box to carry. Roof boxes come in:
1/2 width - equivalent to a mid-size car boot
3/4 width - equivalent to a large car boot
Full width - equivalent to a large estate car boot
1/2 width and 3/4 width roof boxes allow additional room on the top of your car for bikes, whereas full width roof boxes take up the full width of your car's roof, making them ideal for large loads when going on holiday or moving house.
If you're still not sure, why not take a look at our buyer's guide?