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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September 21, 2017

Motoring Advice

Getting to know your clutch

Vehicle Maintenance
Our in-house adjudicators often receive contacts from consumers relating to the clutch on their vehicle which is considered to be a wear and tear component. But what does it do, and how does it work? Read on to find out more…   What is the clutch for?   The purpose of the clutch in a … Continue reading "Getting to know your clutch"
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September 14, 2017

Motoring Advice

Getting to know car finance

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August 23, 2017

Motoring Advice

Getting to know the GDPR

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August 14, 2017

Motoring Advice

Getting to know MOTs

Vehicle Maintenance
MOT stands for ‘Ministry of Transport’ and applies to all cars that are over three years old. The annual test is designed to check that a vehicle meets the current road safety and environmental standards. It’s illegal to drive without a valid MOT certificate, and you can be fined up to £1,000 if you are … Continue reading "Getting to know MOTs"
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