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ROAD CLOSURES AND DIVERSIONS

ROAD CLOSURES AND DIVERSIONS

Connecting Leeds โ€“ A61 Bus Priority Corridor
Leathley Road

From Tuesday 6 April, for approximately 3 weeks, the right turn from Leathley Road to Hunslet Road will be temporarily closed. This is to allow us to complete traffic island works. A signed diversion will be in place, as detailed on the attached drawing.

Map of Leathley Road Closures in Leeds

Road closures Leathley Road Leeds

 

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ONE THIRD OF UK CARS SUFFER POTHOLE DAMAGE

ONE THIRD OF UK CARS SUFFER POTHOLE DAMAGE

Did you know that 9% of the road network is considered to be in poor condition and likely to require maintenance within 12 months.

In the past few months we have seen an increase in MOT failures due to suspension damage in the following areas; damaged coil springs, anti roll bar links, track rod ends, shock absorbers.

๐Ÿด ๐—ฆ๐—œ๐—š๐—ก๐—ฆ ๐—ฌ๐—ข๐—จ๐—ฅ ๐—–๐—”๐—ฅ ๐—›๐—”๐—ฆ ๐—ฃ๐—ข๐—ง๐—›๐—ข๐—Ÿ๐—˜ ๐——๐—”๐— ๐—”๐—š๐—˜

โšซ The vehicle rolls or sways when turning.

โšซ The vehicleโ€™s front-end dives when braking.

โšซ The vehicleโ€™s rear end squats when accelerating.

โšซ The vehicle bounces or slides sideways on a winding, rough road.

โšซThe vehicle โ€œbottoms outโ€ or thumps on bumps.

The vehicle sits lower in the front or rear.

โšซ The vehicle is leaking or has signs of physical damage, such as rusting or dents.

โšซ Thereโ€™s a loss of directional control during sudden stops of the vehicle.

If you hear any frequent noises or any signs of the above please get in touch on the following:

call us on 0113 242 6338
(during our open hours)

email – enquiries@bsmartautocentre.co.uk

๐—”๐—น๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—น๐˜† ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ธ ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ฎ ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐˜„๐—ฒ๐—ฏ๐˜€๐—ถ๐˜๐—ฒ:
https://bsmartautocentre.co.uk/contact-quote-booking-form/

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BMW RECALL

BMW RECALL

There has been a recall on the BMW 1 Series Models built between 2004 and 2011 affected by an air conditioning fault.

The German car maker is in the process of writing to owners of 1 Series models altering them to the recall.
However, due to a parts shortage, drivers may have to wait more than eight weeks before the problem is addressed.

BMW says that a problem with the air conditioning unit has the potential to cause overheating, damage and, in some rare cases, fire.

In a statement it said: โ€œOver time, frictional corrosion can occur at the contacts of the blower regulator due to vibrational stress. โ€œWhen combined with high current flow at the maximum blower speed, an increase in temperature can occur, which may result in damage to the regulator connection and wiring. โ€œIn rare cases this may lead to a fire. โ€œCars are being recalled to dealers so the wiring to the regulator can be examined and replaced. In some cases, the regulator may also have to be replaced.

The cars are being recalled to dealers so the wiring to the regulator can be examined and replaced.
In some cases, the regulator may also have to be replaced.

BMW suggests owners can continue to use their car as normal as long as it does not develop intermittent or complete loss of airflow from the air conditioning system including the max air conditioning or demist functions.
Owners are also advised to be wary of a scorching/burning smell inside the cabin.

The carmaker also suggests owners should avoid using the โ€œmaxโ€ and demist settings on their air conditioning and owners with manual air conditioning have been told to leave the fan speed at its lowest setting.

Article information taken from

https://garagewire.co.uk/…/bmw-recalls-first-gen-bmw-1…

You can also check if there’s a recall on your vehicle by clicking on the below link:
https://www.gov.uk/check-vehicle-recall

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Driving Laws That Have Changed Since The Lockdown

Driving Laws That Have Changed Since The Lockdown

๐—ฆ๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ฝ๐—ต๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฒ ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—น๐˜๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐˜€
Any driver caught holding their phone or satnav whilst driving could receive a ยฃ200 fine and six points on their licence.
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๐—ฆ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜ ๐— ๐—ผ๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐˜†๐˜€
It is now illegal to drive in a lane which has a red X sign overhead. If drivers are caught in a closed motorway lane, they could receive a fixed penalty of up to ยฃ100 and three points on their license.
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๐—–๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—”๐—ถ๐—ฟ ๐—ญ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜€
Throughout 2021, major UK cities with high emissions will see the introduction of โ€˜Clean Air Zonesโ€™, which champion electric and low-emission vehicles. The first city to see these changes will be Birmingham. By June, non-green motorists will have to pay ยฃ8 per day to drive anywhere within the A4540 Middleway ring-road. Throughout the year, Bath, Oxford, Leeds and Bristol will also start introducing charges.
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๐— ๐—ข๐—ง ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ด๐—ฒ๐˜€
There were updates to the MOT defect categories in 2020 and a variety of new vehicle checks were added. These checks include under-inflated tyres, contaminated brake fluid and brake pad warning lights. Newer cars will also have their reversing lights and daytime running lights checked. Driving without a valid MOT certificate could see road users fined up to ยฃ1,000.
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๐——๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—˜๐—จ
Everyone will need a green card, their logbook, and a GB sticker on their number plate. The card will prove the vehicle is fully insured and drivers can obtain them through their insurance provider.
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๐—š๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ป ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ๐˜€
Owners of electric and zero-emission vehicles can now purchase the brand-new green number plates. This is an initiative designed to help promote green vehicles by making them more visible to others on the road and those with these plates will be given special privileges, such as access to cheaper parking and free entry into Low-Emission Zones and Clean Air Zones.
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Christmas Business Hours

Here are our opening and closing hours during the Christmas period:

Thursday 24th December8:00am โ€“ 12:30pm

Friday 25th December โ€“ CLOSED

Saturday 26th December โ€“ CLOSED

Monday 28th December โ€“ CLOSED

Tuesday 29th December โ€“ 8:30am โ€“ 5:30pm

Wednesday 30th December โ€“ 8:30am โ€“ 5:30pm

Thursday 31st December โ€“ 8:30am โ€“ 12:30am

Fridays 1st Januaryย  โ€“ CLOSED

Saturday 2nd JanuaryCLOSED

If you would like to book in with us please completing the form on our booking page.

Thank you

Bsmart Autocentre Team

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MOT Advice

There has been a huge 41% spike in MOT renewals in the past two months due to the MOT extensions between March 31 and July 31. Weโ€™re talking an increase of 3.6 million extra tests due across England.

At Bsmart Autocentre we have been super busy with MOTโ€™s. Weโ€™re asking all customers to please book your MOT in advance or even prior to your MOT expiry date.

You can contact us via the following:

Thank you
Bsmart Autocentre Team

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DPF Clean

DPF Clean

At Bsmart Autocentre we offer in-house DPF filter carbon clean service for your blocked DPF. DPF carbon clean is the best and most environmentally friendly way to clean and regenerate your car DPF.

What is a DPF filter?

DPF stands for diesel particulate filter and itโ€™s main job is to trap soot which is created by a byproduct of the combustion process.

DPFs need to โ€˜regenerateโ€™ to prevent clogging and this only happens when you drive for an extended period.

Most cars have a two-stage warning system:

Amber light โ€“ you should be able to regenerate the vehicle by driving above 40mph.

Red light โ€“ trip to a garage

Prices start from ยฃ150

More information on DPF Cleaning

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Roadworks Update

Roadworks Update

Please note the following roadworks are currently in place near our premises:

Permanent closure of the dedicated right turn from the outbound A61 Hunslet Road into Leathley Road

Permanent closure of the dedicated right turn from the inbound A61 Hunslet Road into Sayner Road

Permanent closure of Chadwick Street at the junction with the A61 Hunslet Road โ€“ expected to be implemented towards the end of September 2020

If you have any questions please feel free to get in touch

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Covid-19 – Masks

From Thursday 24th September 2020 it is a requirement for all our staff to wear a mask when speaking to customers. It is also a requirement to wear a mask when visiting our premises unless you are exempt from wearing a mask.

When you must not take your vehicle for its MOT

  • you or someone you live with has coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms

  • youโ€™ve been told by the NHS Test and Trace service that youโ€™ve been in contact with someone who has coronavirus

You must stay at home (self-isolate) if either of these situations apply.

If youโ€™ve entered the UK in the last 14 days you must not take your vehicle for its MOT, unless you:

Please note that if you have a booking in place and have any mild/moderate symptoms of coronavirus please get in touch as the welfare of our staff members is important during this pandemic.

Guidance from the government:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-mots-for-cars-vans-and-motorcycles-due-before-30-march-2020?fbclid=IwAR0ue6k-9iWoo-PB3SCe3Al_XL-TMhtkIIRHlC84vCrA0cF8qTj-AuqDvoMย ย 

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