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I read in a recent BBC news story that grey has been named as the UK’s favourite car colour for the first time, taking the No 1 slot from black. The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) reported that half a million people chose to buy a grey car in 2018 which is just over one in five of all new car registrations. 

Black and white took second and third slots respectively, with blue fourth and red fifth. Car sales fell in 2018 so almost every shade of car colour saw a decline. 

This month I thought I would provide you with something a bit different, a more general blog specifically aimed at helping you prepare your vehicle for the winter weather that is bound to hit the UK eventually.

Try these tips:

• Look after your windscreen.  Obviously you need to keep it clean so make sure the windscreen washer is topped up.  These days you can get a more concentrated car wash that doesn’t freeze.  Think about having any scratches, chips or abrasions fixed as the cold weather can make them worse.  And don’t forget the de-icer. 

Scuffs or scratches to your car’s bumper are obviously unsightly and can also affect the vehicle’s resale value. 

However, you don’t have to waste money on an expensive replacement bumper. I have the expertise to repair your scuffs and scratches at a competitive price.

For the best part of twenty years I have been carrying out bodywork repairs and I’ve learnt a trick or two in that time. 

I have heard that said many times but it is far from the case and today I can show you the evidence to prove it. Take a look at the photo above.

This wheel was supposedly refurbished by a reputable garage only for the paint to start peeling off pretty quickly.  In my view, this is because there was little or no preparation work and the job was a quick ‘in and out’ one. Luckily, we were able to rectify the problem and provide the client with a much better job, as this picture shows.

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