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Why Are Japanese Cars So Reliable

Why Are Japanese Cars So Good?

Published: September 7, 2020
Once sceptical, the American and European car markets have gradually embraced Japanese imports and brands alike. Impressing beyond their domestic market, automakers like Honda, Toyota, and Nissan – nowadays big market names – are very reliable. Many have noted that Japanese carmakers have historically been associated with manufacturing long-lasting and durable vehicles. With the passage […]

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Can You Convert A Car To Electric In The UK?

Published: September 18, 2020
As the UK prepares for a greener future, where celebrated brands like Tesla lead the charge, having your next car as an electric option may seem increasingly tempting. New taxes or an early retirement, the road ahead for diesel cars is one running against limited mileage. It would seem as Government plans, recently accelerated to […]

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Pavement Parking Could Be Banned in the UK to Make Life Easier for Pedestrians

Published: September 9, 2020
In a recent announcement, UK motorists could now be fined for parking on pavements. The UK Government’s Department of Transport has released new proposals to make walking safer and easier for families and for those with disabilities, such as visual impairments. Pavement parking has historically been banned in London for 50 years now, but outside of our capital the only vehicle that can’t park curbside is a lorry.   For years, communities have been vocal with complaints from members of […]

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The UK’s First Dutch-Style Roundabout That Prioritises Cyclists and Pedestrians Opens

Published: August 11, 2020
Britain’s very first Dutch-style roundabout has this month opened to the public in Cambridge, and local residents aren’t happy about it. Described as a ‘killing zone’ and ‘confusing’, with the cost of the scheme originally estimated at £800k, residents are furious at the final outcome of the project costing £2.3m.  The difference between this Dutch-style roundabout and normal ones is the fact there is an additional outer ring where cyclists and pedestrians have priority. This has […]

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Everything About Electric Car Modifications

Published: July 30, 2020
What You Need to Know About Electric Car Modifications   With the increasing demand for electric cars, which has rapidly grown over the past decade, the demand to modify them has also increased. With France and the UK planning to ban all sales of petrol and diesel cars by 2040, it’s no surprise that people are already converting to electric vehicles. Inevitably, […]

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DVLA Announce More Changes for Learner Drivers Amid Covid-19

Published: July 28, 2020
The DVLA announced last week that driving tests will resume after a long three-month break. This will mean learner drivers will be back on the road immediately, although they do still need to have passed their theory test within the last two years to be able to take their test. There will unfortunately be no extensions allowed to your theory test certificate if your test was cancelled due to Covid-19.  “Your theory test certificate will not be extended; this […]

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Should You Still Buy A Diesel Car in 2020?

Published: June 30, 2020
The future of diesel cars seems uncertain in 2019. After the double-barrelled blast of increased environmental consciousness and global scandal, it seems like diesel cars are dead in the water.

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£6K Government Scheme for Electric Cars

Published: June 18, 2020
Boris Johnson is considering proposals to give drivers up to £6,000 to exchange their petrol or diesel car for an electric model – according to reports.   The Telegraph newspaper has reported that the government may use a speech on the economy on July 6th, to set out plans for a ‘scrappage scheme’ regarding electric cars.   How would the scheme work?   As the scheme hasn’t […]

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New Driving Rules: What Motorists Can do From Today

Published: May 13, 2020
Where are you allowed to drive from today?   Lockdown rules have now been relaxed in England from Wednesday 13th May, allowing people to “drive to other destinations”. Although, in Wales people cannot travel a significant distance from their homes. There has been a lot of confusion around these new rules, including driving from England to Wales to exercise, which you cannot do. A statement from the government is […]

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How the Motor Industry Helped in the Coronavirus Crisis

Published: May 5, 2020
Businesses all over the world are finding ways to ‘do their bit’ to provide assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic, and those operating in the motor industry are no exception. Thanks to the skills and knowledge held by teams at vehicle manufacturers, a number of such companies have been able to refocus their efforts on building […]

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Top 5 UK Drives to do Once Lockdown is Lifted 

Published: April 24, 2020
Amid the current situation, the only thing we can do is start planning all the exciting things we’re going to do when this is all over. There’s no better time in the UK to enjoy the roads than when the sun is out in spring and summer, so when we start to come out of this lockdown we’re in, one of […]

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BREAKING: All UK petrol stations to be scrapped before 2030 in favour of electric charging pods

Published: April 1, 2020
In the ongoing battle to combat air pollution, it has been announced today that all UK petrol stations will be abandoned in an effort to get UK drivers to convert to electric vehicles. As many people already know, electric cars are significantly better for the environment compared to petrol and diesel cars.  The UK’s Secretary […]

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5 Best Electric Cars Coming in 2020

Published: March 30, 2020
When the UK government announced that as of 2035, there would be a ban on the production of petrol, diesel, and hybrid cars, petrol heads all over were in despair. While the country’s infrastructure certainly has a long way to go in order to accommodate this change, car companies across the world have demonstrated that […]

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Five of the Best Cars That Would Have Premiered at Geneva 2020

Published: March 13, 2020
In an effort to prevent the ongoing spread of covid-19, The Geneva International Motor Show has been cancelled after the Swiss government decided to put a stop to all events of more than 1,000 people. Geneva is one of the world’s most well-known automotive events of the calendar year and we’re gutted to hear the […]

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CORONAVIRUS (COVID 19)

Published: March 12, 2020
Keith Michaels are still open for business and we have put measures in place so that our services can continue to run smoothly during this time of uncertainty. Most staff are now working from the office – please see the contact us page of our website for details of how to get in touch . We wish […]

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