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This business has evolved over the past twenty years and is now regarded by many as their garage of choice for all motoring matters.We have weathered several recessions, credit crunches and the like and are proud to have come through older and wiser. Our customers seem to appreciate the huge effort put in by everyone here and demonstrate their loyalty by coming back for more - thank you.
We have, as usual, been out and about looking at cars (and a few light vans, as we have been asked for these recently) and as you can see from our current stock, this search has been fruitful. We are constantly told by other dealers that they are struggling to find the right calibre of stock; this is where decades of experience play a vital role and we have an advantage. Peter has been valuing vehicles for 45 years and never fails to surprise - a great example of this is the "just arrived" 2005 05 Honda Civic Type S - surely the only one for miles in this condition and with only 17,400 miles recorded. A real credit to its previous owner, for whom it was a little used, second car. Stunning is the only way to describe this car - inside and out it is exemplary. Honda dealers regard these previous shape models as very saleable and reliable, but to buy this one, it's a visit post haste to HLG High Lane. Call to check availability on 01663 763355 before travelling any distance, as we expect this Honda to attract a lot of attention.
By the way, when did you last check your oil, water and tyres? If you haven't done this recently, please do it today. It seems there are drivers who are not carrying out this regular but vital chore. We have heard of one survey which concludes that up to 70% of drivers ignore these rudimentary checks, some of whom even rely on the oil warning light coming on as an indication of time to top up!! This is a dangerous practice - the light comes on as a result of the oil pressure having dropped, meaning the damage may already have been done. If you don't want to do these checks yourself, pop in and we'll do them for you. It is a fallacy that modern engines don't use oil - some do, some don't, but regular checks will keep you on the straight and narrow. Tyre pressures affect handling, braking, fuel consumption and soft tyres will wear quicker than well maintained ones, not to mention the likelihood of an accident due to seriosly impaired steering. A quick look round most car parks will show you cars with at least one soft tyre, which is a disaster waiting to happen. Please check your lights at least once a week, too. How often do you see the car in front with only one brake light? Now we have mentioned it, you'll notice a frightening number. We have even come across one model of car which is very difficult to start if the brake lights aren't working! Strange, but true...'phone us if you have had this problem, or want to know which car we are referring to. Get someone to check both brake lights with you, then do the same with their car, or if you are passing HLG, we'll be happy to oblige. Rant over, but this is "back to basics" stuff, folks. Safe driving.