Motoring Advice

The Motor Ombudsman is dedicated to offering fair and impartial dispute resolution however in addition to this we offer helpful motoring advice to help consumers keep their cars on the roads as well as reporting and providing commentary on the Servicing and Repair and Vehicle Sales sector.

Take a look at the Motoring Advice section for useful information on how to keep your car safe on the road and in the best possible condition. We have written a wide range of articles commenting on economical driving, seasonal tips such as how to prepare for summer and winter driving, essential car maintenance and a guide for new drivers

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January 3, 2019

Motoring Advice

Getting to know vehicle handovers

Vehicle Maintenance
In the last “Getting to Know” guide, we touched on test drives, to help to decide what car to buy. This week, it’s all about handovers, the last stage of the vehicle purchase process.   What is a vehicle handover?   A vehicle handover is often an exciting time when you get the keys to … Continue reading "Getting to know vehicle handovers"
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October 23, 2018

Motoring Advice

Getting to know cruise control

Vehicle Maintenance
This week’s “Getting to Know” guide focuses on what cruise control is and how it works.   What is cruise control?   Cruise control was first introduced in 1958 by Chrysler. It is a piece of technology that is normally found in the form of buttons on the steering wheel or on a stalk connected … Continue reading "Getting to know cruise control"
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