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Winter weather has most certainly arrived and with it comes the increased risk of wet, icy and snow-covered roads. In the latest blog post by B.J.Banning, we discuss the advantages and disadvantages of winter tyres and whether you need to invest in them.
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Although we may all prefer to stay indoors as the weather turns, many day to day trips are often unavoidable. Driving in snowy or icy conditions can be dangerous, so it important that you are not only fully prepared for your journey, but also know how best to handle your vehicle in these conditions. In the latest B.J. Banning blog post we discuss winter driving tips.
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You don’t tend to invest in a car that you don’t like. However, if you’ve purchased a secondhand vehicle, you probably didn’t have much choice in its colour. In the latest blog post by B.J.Banning Limited, we take at how you can safely change the colour of your car and revitalise its appearance.
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Passing your driving test is an amazing feeling, as you finally get the freedom that you’ve put so much effort into achieving each week during your driving lessons.

When it comes to buying your first car, there are a few considerations you should make in order to ensure it is the best first car for you. Remember, not everyone’s requirements are the same, so it is important to have a good shop around.
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The condition of your car tyres can make a great difference to your safety on the road. In the latest B.J. Banning Limited blog post, we take a look at the importance of good quality car tyres and how your driving can be affected by those of poor quality.
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Stranded roadside with an unresponsive car; we’ve all been there! Fortunately, there are a few telltale signs suggesting you need a new car battery, and if you are lucky enough to be given notice by your car, it’s important that you head to a mechanic while you have the chance. Below, BJ Banning has outlined several telltale signs that your car battery is on its last legs.
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With a wealth of industry experience, at B.J. Banning Limited, we understand that if you begin to notice unusual signs from you car, this can be unnerving. We each get used to the way our car drives, and it is usually quite easy to tell when something isn’t quite right. However, this isn’t to say that regular car servicing isn’t important, even if you believe all to be well with your vehicle, as there are many signs that can easily go unnoticed.

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Wash often

When it comes to cars, there are two types of people: those who keep their motors spotless, clutter free and regularly cleaned, and those who let dirt, rubbish and stains build up until a passer-by finally writes ‘clean me’ on the bonnet. Heavy mud, gravel, bird droppings and falling berries can damage the paint job on your car, and if they aren’t removed in good time, they could leave a mark. In winter months, salt on road surfaces is great for traction, but when it flicks up from tyres onto the underside of your car, it can cause premature rusting. Keep on top of dirt build ups to increase the longevity of the paint finish on your car, and the mechanics underneath. If you drive regularly with exposure to bird droppings, salt spreading or park under trees, get into the habit of a weekly clean. If you don’t do many miles and tend to keep your car in a garage, aim to clean your vehicle 1-2 times a month.
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In many parts of Europe, such as Germany, it’s a legal requirement that all vehicles are fitted with winter tyres or all season tyres during the winter weather. If you were to become stuck on German roads or cause an obstruction to traffic due to inappropriate tyres you could be given an on the spot fine. Continue reading →

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Here at BJ Banning, we know what brake issues can be some of the most problematic for motorists – quite often, you don’t notice until it’s (expensively) too late.
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