Friday, 25 November 2016

Tiff Needell Promotes Winter Checks

Tiff Needell in the studio for Good Garage Scheme
Former British racing driver and Fifth Gear presenter, Tiff Needell was in the studio last week promoting the Good Garage Scheme's Winter Check, encouraging motorists to have their cars checked so they are prepared for the weather ahead.

Tyre safety was one of the key messages. 1.6 mm is the legal limit, although 2.0mm tread is legal, you will have less grip.

Tiff also mentioned survey information from the Good Garage Scheme which showed that many drivers are delaying car servicing because of the cost and this is a false economy. He highlighted the new budgeting tool from the Good Garage Scheme in their new Service Plans.

If you would like to book a Winter Check or find out more information about spreading the cost of your car servicing and MOT, visit

Monday, 21 November 2016

Make the BRAKE Pledge

We're Getting involved in Road Safety WeekThe Good Garage Scheme, along with thousands of organisations, schools and community groups will be backing this year's Make the Brake Pledge campaign during Road Safety Week running from 21st - 27th November this year.

Road Safety Week is the UK’s biggest road safety event and is coordinated by Brake, the road safety charity. The Make the Brake Pledge, is about people all over the country understanding six key things they can do to protect themselves and the people around them, and reduce emissions and pollution from vehicles. 

Braker Road Safety Campaign Poster 2016

Every day, five people are killed and more than 60 people are seriously injured on UK roads..

Brake is asking everyone to help end this needless suffering by spreading the word in Road Safety Week about the life-saving importance of the Pledge.

Find out more about Road Safety Week and the Brake Pledge.

Brake the road safety charity logoTweet your support: @Brakecharity, #RoadSafetyWeek, #brakepledge.

Brake was founded in the UK in 1995, and now has domestic operations in the UK and New Zealand, and works globally to promote action on road safety.
For more information about Brake, visit

Friday, 4 November 2016

Wild with Fireworks

The Good Garage Scheme shares this week's tips from IAM Roadsmart's head of driving, Richard Gladman ahead of this weekend's bonfire celebrations.
  • Dress for the weather but avoid wearing welly boots for driving
  • Have a designated driver if you are planning on drinking
  • If travelling together with a noisy group, ensure you are able to maintain concentration
  • Protect pets and never leave them in a car near a fireworks display in case they become agitated
  • If travelling with fireworks, keep them in a safe container in the boot removing any temptation for passengers to interfere with them when you are driving

Photo courtesy of IAM RoadSmart
Richard said, "Fireworks can be great fun, but they can also bring out the wild side in some people. Keep alert and watch out for unusual behaviour such as kids throwing fireworks into traffic. A bit of planning and a lot of common sense will go a long way into making sure your night goes with a bang and isn’t just a damp squib.”

For more information on IAM RoadSmart, visit the website.