As a general rule, most car manufacturers recommend that motorists take their vehicles in for servicing every 12 months, or if the mileage since the previous service has reached the recommended manufactures mileage (whichever happens first). Advanced warning systems which inform the motorist that a service is required are now all but universal on modern cars, so in theory knowing when to book a servicing appointment couldn't be simpler.
Very few of us have any idea how the braking system in our car works. We just tend to press the pedal and hope for the best. However, the braking system is one of the most important safety systems in your car, so it's essential to know a little about how it works, how quickly you should be able to stop and how to tell when your brakes need some maintenance.
Here at Thame Cars we're very proud of our Service department. Our technicians, service advisors, valeters’ and parts team have decades of experience between them and use their expert knowledge to take great care of your car when it's in with us for Service, MOT, valeting or repairs. Here's a little more information about the range of available services and what makes Thame Cars Services stand out from the crowd.
People often forget how essential their tyres are to safe motoring. When you think about it, your tyres are the only contact between your car and the road, so it's really important to keep your tyres in good working order. At Thame Cars we're experts in tyres and car servicing in Oxfordshire, so here are some tips on what to look for if you want to keep your tyres in good condition.
There are many reasons why the Vauxhall Zafira has been a family favourite since its launch in 1995. Its innovative seven seat format in a car no bigger than an Astra made it an instant hit with families who needed more seats than the average family hatchback could offer. Right now at Thame Cars we've got a Vauxhall Zafira 1.4 SRi 140PS Turbo on offer at a princely £159 a month, so read on to find out exactly why you should have a Zafira Tourer on your driveway.
According to recent research of 2,000 drivers, 9 in 10 drivers didn’t recognise a symbol that appeared on their dashboard. We all know that modern cars are packed full of technology and electronics. These systems are all finely tuned and usually work very well, but you never know when a dreaded warning light will start to glow on the dashboard.
You may have seen my Ultimate Test Drive Checklist from a few months ago, if not, check it out here. This article covered the basics of test driving, but if you're a serious buyer then you might want to dig a little deeper. So, if you're keen to know more, here are some more ideas on how to get the best out of your test drive.
In the world of buying a family car there is one key objective: finding a car that meets your family’s needs for a reasonable price. However, we all hear myths and its difficult to know what to believe and what to ignore, in this blog I’ve clarified some of the misconceptions of car buyers and give my recommendations for getting the best deal.
We believe in making car ownership simple, convenient, safe and a happy experience.
We specialize in the most popular and best sellling cars. Our most popular brands for sale are Vauxhalls, Nissan, Fiat, Volvo & Ford. We present all our cars as perfect, they are all under 2 years old, less than 20,000 miles and aiming to save you up to 50% of the new price.Our most popular models in the Ford range are Focus, Fiesta, C-Max and Mondeo and in the Vauxhall range are the Corsa, Astra, Insignia and Zafira. We also supply Fiat 500, Volvo XC60 and Nissan Qashqai. We only stock the most popular models such as Zetec and Titanium in the Ford range and the SRi and SE models in the Vauxhalls.
Every "Perfect car" we sell is given a 100-point check, service, and meticulously cosmeticaly prepared and valeted before going on our forecourt.
From time to time your car will need a Service, MOT or repair. Every time your vehicle comes in for a Service or MOT we provide a free vehicle health Check, a wheel alignment and a complimentary wash and vacuum.
Our green, amber and red identification system ensures your car is always roadworthy and safe.
We will provide you with a loan car or drop you off at work if required.
If you require a tyre or wheel tracking we can help you there too.
Occasionally your car just won’t do the job, you might be taking the whole family away, or having a house clear out and need something a little bigger.
Each and every car or van we hire to our customers is nearly new.
We have a wide variety of cars and vans available and a number of accessories you might find useful.
We care about our cars and our customers, and we promise trust in everything we do, so you can trust us to have all your motoring needs covered.