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Drivers could face jail time for driving with pets in their car

Drivers could face jail time for leaving pets in their car

It’s not illegal in the UK to drive with your pet in the car. However, changes to the law are being made to drivers distracted by their animals. Prison sentences, penalty points and unlimited fines look to be given out for drivers having their…

Should you convert your diesel engine to hydrogen?

With the ever-expanding market of electric cars that look to combat diesel car production, you might not have heard about the benefits of hydrogen engine conversion. It is a great option for anyone looking to reduce their emissions…
red diesel ban 2022

Red Diesel Ban: Why is it happening? How does it affect the Construction Industry?

Over 15,000 signatures have been made on a petition to delay the removal of red diesel entitlement in construction. This has prompted The Government to issue their response surrounding this issue faced by those in the construction industry. Despite…
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What is the Best Way to Sell My Car?

Find yourself thinking ‘I want to sell my old car.’ Over time we can find that the car we first bought is now undesirable. Worse than that is when your current car starts performing worse or needs an expensive repair you cannot afford. So…
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Can I Increase the Life of a Car, New or Second-Hand?

Whether you have purchased a new car or a second-hand one, make sure you know how to extend your car life with this guide. Follow these tips so you can get back the most money possible when you sell or scrap your car. At Assington Autos we know…
Are Electric Cars and Vans Really Greener?

Are Electric Cars and Vans Really Greener?

If you are thinking of buying an electric vehicle (EV), you might have wondered how their green credentials stack up. Given the widespread concern about climate change and global environmental targets, it's an important point. Below, we reveal…
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Should I Purchase a Diesel Car in 2022?

If you are looking to buy a car in 2022, you may be wondering whether to purchase petrol, diesel or electric car. All have their positives and their negatives, it can be difficult to make an expensive decision. So, to help you decide, the…
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What Parts of my Car are Recyclable?

Are all Parts of my Car Recyclable? Choosing to recycle your car if it gets damaged or is too old to be resold is critical; it significantly reduces the scrap metal that hits a landfill, and secondly, recycling steel metal is much cheaper and…
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During winter, avoid leaving these 4 items in your vehicle

We all know about the effects of leaving items in our vehicles during the hot summer months, but do you know the effects of the colder winter months? Although it is convenient to keep essential items in your car, cold weather can cause a…
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The Lowdown on the 2030 Petrol and Diesel Car Ban

In November 2020, the UK government announced a ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel-powered cars and vans from 2030. However, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said some hybrids will still be allowed. The upcoming ban is part of what Johnson…