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In order to maintain the reliability and safety of your car, it is essential to check your car regularly. But it is also important to maintain all types of vehicles, from your car to your camper van. From tyre pressure to brake maintenance, Point S will give you all the practical tips from our experts to take care of your vehicle.


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Can your vehicle run on E10 petrol?

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Most petrol vehicles will be able to use E10. If you have any doubts, use the free online tool at to check if your car, van, motorcycle or moped can use E10 petrol. You’ll need to know the vehicle manufacturer, model, engine size and year it was manufactured. If you’re not sure of any of this information, check the log book (V5C) for your vehicle.    Your local Point S Tyre & Autocare ex...

10 essential car checks before a holiday


Every holiday period involves trips, longs drives, and lots of planning. Wherever you are going, you need to take some precautions before hitting the road. Here are some tips to get ready to drive safely and begin your trip without worry.   1 – Check and clean your windscreen wipers They are essential to help you see clearly. There are different signs that show your windscreen wipers should be changed: difficulty in sliding across your windscreen, noticeab...

How to prepare your vehicle for an MOT?

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MOT tests are a source of anxiety for many drivers. Once your car is three years old, it will need to pass an MOT test every year to prove its roadworthiness and ensure safety. Without a valid MOT test, you will not be able to tax your car and your insurance will be invalid.   Which items are covered by an MOT? During an MOT, every angle of your vehicle will be inspected, but we can identify 8 points of interest that will form the basis of the check carried out in th...

How to reduce my fuel consumption?


Have you heard about the increase of fuel prices? You sure have. Point S helps you in providing you some information to reduce your fuel spend: the impact of your tyres, traffic jams, weather, speed, traffic conditions, driving style… You will have all the keys to manage by your own your fuel consumption.   What are the impact of my tyres on fuel consumption? Did you know that tyres can account for up to 20% of a vehicle’s fuel consumption? You need to choos...

Road accident prevention: Point S and road safety

At Point S, we take care of your vehicle all year round. The care we take in our services is above all to ensure that your vehicle is in perfect condition for you to use on the roads. Nevertheless, a healthy vehicle is not enough to protect you, and, in this article, we would like to remind you of some essential points of road safety.   A special context In 2020, the incidence rate on the roads has dropped drastically, largely due to the ubiquitous virus that has frozen ...

Car first aid-kit: what are the car essentials?

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When you take your car for a drive, it is important to be ready for any occasion. Even if this is not what we would like, unexpected event happen like accidents or breakdowns and it is better to always be prepared in case and to take full control of the situation. To do so, here is a list of 7 essential items you should always keep in the emergency kit of your car.    A complete first-aid kit: What should be in a first aid-kit? Bandages, sterile gauze, small pair of ...

The wear of your tyres: how to recognise it’s abnormal?


Your tyres are the only component that keeps your car connected to the road while driving. They ensure your safety by gripping the road and also by avoiding excessive braking distances. That is the reason why it is necessary to inspect their condition on a regular basis. You might be wondering, “How do I check tyre wear?”. To help you, here are some tips for you to know more about the wear of your tyres and how to identify abnormalalities.   How to check tyre wea...

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