Blog Posts

Car finance for the self-employed

Being self-employed has many merits. You manage your own time, your own hours and of course you are your own boss. However, it can be a little trickier to get everyday things over the line when you haven’t got a set income each month. Car finance is one of these things. It is worth bearing in mind that it is very achievable to obtain car finance, you just might need a few extra things to help secure your deal.

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MINI Coupe Review

MINI is known for fun, adventure and style but what happens when you take the iconic design and turn it into a coupe? It’s certainly striking to look at, but how does it stand within the MINI line up and has it earnt its place there? The short answer is ‘yes’ but we a far more interesting take on it than that. Read our review of the MINI Coupe below.

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Getting your car ready for Winter

It’s raining, it’s cold and the nights are getting darker. However, it’s not all doom and gloom – there’s plenty to look forward to! While we promise not to mention the ‘C-word’ we will say that it is a good idea to make sure your car is prepared for the months ahead. Here are our tips on getting your car ready for winter.

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Halloween in Birmingham

Halloween is just around the corner and there’s lots of spooky fun to be had in Birmingham. So much so, we were spoilt for choice when looking at all the different events. To save you the searching, we have put together our favourites so you can get involved in the ghoulish fun too!

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Tips for buying your first car

Looking for your first car is an exciting time, but it can also be confusing. Knowing which car to go for and the things to look out for can be tricky when you have never been in the market before. We have put together our top tips to help you in your search, so read on to find out more.

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Driving Tips

You might have been driving for years or you could be finding your feet on the accelerator, we all need a refresher sometimes and we have put together a few handy driving tips that you can use next time you’re on the road.  

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Hyundai i20 review

A strong supermini, the Hyundai i20 is packed with space and a sharp interior, but what else does the car offer? Read our review to find out…

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Best of Birmingham

Smallbone and Son is the oldest car garage in Birmingham, so we like to think we know a little about our city. It’s full of hidden gems and amazing food so we wanted to share our favourites with you. Check them out below and let us know what your favourites are too!

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MOT Checks

An MOT is designed to look after the key components of your car so it’s a good idea to keep on top of regular maintenance to give your vehicle the best chance of passing. At Smallbone and Sons, our garage offers MOTs and servicing but there are a few checks you can carry out at home before you bring your car in.

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Why servicing is so important

Regularly getting your car serviced can improve the efficiency and lifespan of your motor. Avoiding servicing can often result in costly and large repairs. Find out the other reasons why servicing is so important…

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