Uckfield Motor Services – Blogs

3 main types of parking tickets that can be issued

5.65 million parking tickets issued! Nobody likes getting a parking ticket especially when you feel as though you were perfectly within your (human) rights to park in that space! It’s thought that there were 5.65 million parking tickets issued by local councils last year. And, that figure doesn’t include private parking tickets or fixed penalty... Read More


Saudi Arabia have ended the world’s only ban on women drivers

Saudi Arabia recently ended their ban on female drivers meaning that Saudi women can get their licences and drive in public. The law change is historical for the predominantly conservative country as women can now drive themselves anywhere. The change is a sign of modernisation within the kingdom. However, it’s taken nearly three decades of... Read More


Air Conditioning: How to keep your car from breaking down in the summer

On the occasional heatwave we have in the UK, it’s important to not have to worry about your car and how it handles the heat. Breakdowns occur more noticeably in the heat, so preparing for the weather and a long journey is important. What’s more, more people like to travel in the summer which causes... Read More


Here’s everything you need to know about the MOT test changes

Annual MOT tests are one of those things that are on our yearly to do list. It is usually fairly straightforward – you either wait for an hour in a garage waiting for it to be complete, or you can get your vehicle picked up and dropped off by your local garage (it varies). MOT... Read More


This is how the taxi industry is changing

If you compare the current taxi industry to how it was 10 years ago you’ll notice how different things are. With the rise of smartphones, Uber and contactless card payments it’s not hard to see why local cab companies are struggling to stay afloat. The economy is often fluctuating, and people would rather pay a... Read More


Switching over to electric vehicles won't be as easy as you think

Do I need to switch to an electric vehicle? We live in a time where we’re aware of the damage that is happening to the environment. We’re in limbo, trying to figure out how we can adapt our lifestyles and save our planet. Part of this includes the talk of switching over to electric vehicles... Read More


9 changes that have been made to the new practical driving test

Why they’re creating a new practical driving test On 4th December, 2017, the practical driving test in the UK will change. These changes are being introduced to modernise the test and prepare drivers for a lifetime of safe driving, according to the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA). The practical driving test is already fairly... Read More


3 things that are contributing to falling car sales in the UK

The motor industry is one of the backbones of the British economy and it generates £72 billion a year. Car sales were excellent last year, and 2.7 million cars were registered. However, over the last few months, the industry seems to be hitting a period of uncertainty – car sales fell by 12.2% in October... Read More