Fir Tree Autocentre – Blog

Britain’s Most Iconic Cars

It’s always nice to relive the glory days and, in the British automotive industry, there have been many, past and present. Here’s a quick rundown of the most iconic British cars of all time: 5: McLaren F1 This car was once the fastest in the world, with a top speed of 240mph. Its revolutionary design... Read More


Your guide to understanding the government Plug-In Car Grant

There seems to be a lot of conversation across the nation about how we can work towards being more eco-friendly. For example, the government’s plan to stop the sale of petrol and diesel cars by 2040. The government’s Plug-In Car Grant (PICG) was encouraging people to switch over to electric and hybrid vehicles. There were... Read More


Parking tickets all drivers should be aware of

It’s thought that by the end of the tax year, a record 6.5 million private parking tickets will have been issued across Britain. This does not include the tickets issued by local councils – and it’s thought over five million of those were issued last year. With so many parking tickets being issued, we thought... Read More


Women can now drive in Saudi Arabia

Driving is a great skill for us to learn as we can gain freedom, independence and flexibility. Our driving licences increase our job opportunities and our ability to do what we want when we want. It’s important, so how would you feel if that option wasn’t available to you? Well, that was the case for... Read More


3 motor gifts you can get your Dad for Father’s Day

Our parents are the most influential people in our early lives and even in adulthood they are always supporting us. So, once a year it is nice to show them we care with a day dedicated to them. Mother’s Day has already passed for this year but Father’s Day is just around the corner. It... Read More


3 reasons why your air conditioning fails and how to prevent it

Previously it was a luxury to have car air conditioning however, most modern cars have built-in air conditioning as standard. Once you’ve had a car with air conditioning, really there’s no going back. It’s not just beneficial to keep you cool during the summer months but it can actually help keep windows clear of mist... Read More


What can you do to help your vehicle pass its MOT test?

It is thought that four out of every ten cars fail their annual MOT test. However, many of these failures could be prevented by doing a few simple things. We are looking at some ways you can save time, hassle and money by running simple checks on your vehicle at home. 1. Light checks The... Read More


5 of our favourite vehicles in the film and TV industry

While Christmas and New Years’ celebrations have drawn to a close for another year, we are still celebrating. Over the holiday season, we got to indulge in some down-time with our families and watched our fair share of Christmas TV. We indulged in some of our favourite car-related films including Back to the future and... Read More


Understanding how Brexit might change the motor industry

Brexit is quite a confusing topic of conversation for most of us and it’s hard to figure out exactly what’s happening with it sometimes. One thing that seems to be particularly hard to grasp is how it will affect our working lives. The motor industry generates £72 billion a year so our industry should be... Read More


4 spooky roads that will scare the life out of you!

Ah, Halloween. The season of pumpkins, spooky nights and terrifying yet brilliant frights. These things may be a part of your standard Halloween. However, have you ever thought about doing some slightly different? More daring, more scary, more sinister? Well, if so you’ve come to the right place as we’re about to recommend a real-life... Read More


Premium fuel: Good investment or a waste of money?

Is premium fuel worth the hype? It’s 2017 and there are a lot of things to keep up, most of which require money. From the monthly Netflix payment to getting that coffee from Starbucks on your commute every morning. But there’s a new trend that’s popped up in the motor industry and it’s called premium... Read More


Top 3 causes of a breakdown and how to avoid it

Nobody wants a breakdown In modern society, everything is lavish and extremely advanced and it’s just the world we live in. Things are evolving at the fastest rate ever and that includes the design of our cars. A lot of drivers get put off doing simple checks on their car because they assume it’ll be... Read More


Choosing your car tyres: what you need to know

Fir Tree Autocentre: Our guide on choosing the best tyres for your car Purchasing new tyres for your vehicle is an important task to do every few years. This is because they need to meet the legal requirements of having a tread depth of at least 1.6mm. When tyres go below this point it’s time... Read More


How to change your car air filter

Tips and tricks for changing your car’s air filter Most modern cars are fitted with a ventilation system that controls their car’s heating and air conditioning throughout the changes in the year. Every system has a car air filter as part of their kit and its purpose is to release clean air into the car’s... Read More


5 Signs you need a car air conditioning service

Fir Tree Motors – Your guide to car air conditioning re-gassing, cleaning and repairing Your car air conditioning is a great tool in helping you to remain cool on the roads in the warmer summer months and to demist your windscreen in the winter. Air conditioning is a bit of a luxury, but most cars... Read More


5 Reasons you need a car service

Why do I need a car service? The importance of servicing your vehicle with Fir Tree Motors Like most garage, Fir Tree Motors recommends getting your vehicle regularly serviced at the recommended manufacturer intervals to ensure efficiency and avoid breakdowns all year round. That being said, a lot of customers that come through our doors... Read More