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 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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October 1, 2018

Motoring Advice

Getting to know winter tyres

Winter Driving
    With the mercury dropping and the first snowfalls arriving in parts of the UK, conditions on the road are becoming more challenging, making it time in some regions to consider switching to winter tyres. Also, if you’re planning to head abroad this Christmas, it’s worth doing your research, because in some EU countries … Continue reading "Getting to know winter tyres"
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