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Common vehicle questions
Every vehicle is different. Questions and answers for new owners.
How do I know when my MOT is due?
You can easily check the expiry date for your vehicle's MOT by visiting the government website and typing in your registration. Click this link - MOT Checker
How do I know when my Car tax is due?
Prior to your handover appointment we will provide you with details on how to tax the vehicle. To find out when that tax runs out visit the government website and enter your registration. Click this link - Check car tax
What is a locking wheel nut and why do I need one?
One locking wheel nut is typically fitted to each wheel a car to ensure that only someone with the locking wheel nut key for that car can remove the wheels. This means your alloy wheels are protected from theft but also means if you do need to remove a wheel then you need the locking wheel nut key. We provide this to you during your handover appointment (where locking wheel nuts are fitted) and typically we place this in your glove box for safe keeping. If you lose your locking wheel nu
How does start/stop work?
Start/stop is a system fitted to many vehicles with both manual and automatic transmissions. It is designed to stop the engine when you are stationary, typically at a junction or in a traffic queue, to cut emissions. The systems are specific to each manufacturer but all tend to have a common way of operating. Each time the vehicle is stationary, and in the case of a manual car when it's not in gear, the system will stop the engine - although the car ignition will still be on and so will
What is a diesel particulate filter (DPF)?
A diesel particulate filter (DPF) is a filter that captures and stores exhaust soot in order to reduce emissions from diesel cars. However, the filter has only a limited capacity to collect the soot and therefore has to be emptied or 'burned off' to regenerate the DPF. This done automatically by your car in normal driving without you needing to do anything. For more information see here All about DPFs