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Ellesmere Port Winter Safety Checklist

Ellesmere Port Winter Safety Checklist


Wintertime can be a very risky time for vehicle ownership. To make sure that both your car and your family stay safe this winter, here are some simple Ellesmere Port Winter Safety Checklist items you should make to prepare for the onset of the colder months. Download our full Ellesmere Port Winter Safety Checklist guide here.

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Euro NCAP

Euro NCAP September 2019 Update

Euro NCAP September 2019 Update

The latest Euro NCAP safety ratings have been revealed. Seven vehicle models have attained a five-star award: Mercedes-Benz’s EQC off-roader, and CLA; Skoda’s Kamiq; the SsangYong Korando; the BMW Z4 and Audi’s new A1.

Euro NCAP September 2019


The EQC is Mercedes’ first all-electric model, and it was rated particularly well. It joins other electric vehicles to have been tested by Euro NCAP, including the Audi e-tron and Jaguar’s I-Pace.

Mercedes scored well with their CLA too, getting more than 90% in three of the four Euro NCAP safety areas. BMW’s Z4 two-seated scored well, with a good score for protection of vulnerable road users.

Audi’s A1 performed well in the safety tests. After scoring five stars in 2010, the second-generation of the hatchback repeated its top rating thanks to its standard-fit automatic braking system.

Skoda’s Kamiq – the brand’s new version of the Volkswagen T-Cross – scored five stars, as did SsangYong’s updated Korando. Both cars also have automatic emergency braking (AEB) systems as standard.

The Ford Focus, although tested in 2018, was reassessed after some minor updates. Ford has improved the seat, and head restraints design and the car has much-improved whiplash protection in rear-end collisions.

Euro NCAP spokesman Michiel van Ratingen said: “It is great to see a continued commitment to improved safety. From these results, it may seem easy to achieve five stars, but the test and fitment requirements for technology are very demanding and continually updated to incorporate technological development and the priorities in road safety. Next year will see another change in our rating requirements, but experience shows that manufacturers will try hard to maintain the high standards achieved so far.”

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Getting To Know Wheel Alignment Terms

Hunter Wheel Alignment From £50

Hunter Wheel Alignment
Hunter Wheel alignment (also called tracking or balancing) refers to the angle and direction of the vehicle’s tyres. It can be adjusted to affect the vehicle’s road handling, reduce fuel consumption and increase the life of the tyres. If your vehicle pulls to one side, or if you have uneven tyre wear then it may be a problem with your tracking. It can go out of alignment if you hit a kerb or pothole. Our skilled and trained technicians can fix all your Ellesmere Port wheel tracking problems.

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