Category: Tips and Advice

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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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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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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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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Entertaining the kids on long journeys this Summer

The Summer Holidays are quickly approaching and while many of you will be planning action-packed days out, there will be parents out there who are dreading the long car journeys and wondering how to keep the kids entertained in the car for more than ten minutes. At Smallbone and Son, we have put together our top tips on keeping the kids entertained in the car, have a read and let us know what your tips are too!

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