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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October 2, 2018

Motoring Advice

Motoring advice for this winter

Winter Driving
With the official start of winter fast approaching, and the clocks rolled back, The Motor Ombudsman, the automotive dispute resolution provider, has the following top tips for motorists to stay safe on the road, during, what is, traditionally one of the coldest and most treacherous periods of the year. 1. Carry the right kit It’s … Continue reading "Motoring advice for this winter"
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September 25, 2018

Motoring Advice

Getting to know paddle shifters

Vehicle Maintenance
This week’s “Getting to Know” quick reference guide focuses on what the paddles are behind the steering wheel on some cars, and how they work.     What are paddle shifters?   Paddle shifters are two levers mounted behind the steering wheel to allow drivers to manually change the gear of an automatic transmission, thereby … Continue reading "Getting to know paddle shifters"
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