Motoring Help and Advice Hub

Get the answers to your motoring related queries right here with our handy motoring help and advice hub.

Whether you want to know how charge a car battery, safety tips for towing a car or how much it costs to charge an electric vehicle, you’ve come to the right place. We cover a range of motoring topics in our expert advice articles, how to guides and buyer’s guides to help you stay clued up on all things motoring!


Your brakes are the most important safety system of your car. They allow you to control the speed of your vehicle, bring it safely to a halt, and the brake pedal is the first pedal you will hit in an emergency. To put it simply - they are vital. Check out our full FAQ on how to tell if your brakes need replacing by clicking here.

The Highway Code says that the maximum speed that a car with a trailer or caravan, etc. is 60mph on UK motorways and dual carriageways and 50mph other types of roads, providing no lower speed limit is in force.

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. you’ll want to check compatibility using our online checker, but it’s also important to consider the properties of the roof bars. Weight limits need to be taken into account and it’s also a good idea to think about aerodynamics.

For more information about how to find the right roof bars for you, visit our buyer’s guide.

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?

AdBlue is designed to be used straight out of the bottle without any dilution. Due to the nature of the system, it could cause damage to your car if you do attempt to use diluted AdBlue. AdBlue must meet the requirements set out in ISO 22241-1 and be made up of 32.5% refined urea and 67.5% demineralised water - anything else is illegal to sell under the name AdBlue.

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