London’s diesel drivers could be about to receive over £3000 to upgrade their cars

Runaway pollution fears open door for a generous incentive program.   New figures linking 50,000 early deaths to air pollution, costing £27.5 billion each year, have prompted London Mayor Sadiq Khan to suggest diesel drivers should receive credit toward alternative transport. Citing excise duty as a form of subsidy for the polluting cars, Mr. Khan…

Groceries & garage services? Tesco sets sights on car repair industry…but do we really trust a supermarket with our cars?  

  National supermarket juggernaut Tesco already gets up to a lot besides selling your bread and milk- internet, insurance, and, allegedly, dodgy accounting to name a few. Yet the chain is increasingly branching out into new areas that have left many skeptical at the prospects of the embattled supermarket. Building thousands of flats on top of…

Safest Cars of 2016: What we know so far

A lot of people who come to us do so because their car has had some bad luck on the road- and now sports a scratch, dent or worse. Perhaps its unsurprising, then, that we’re big supporters of car safety and responsible driving. Regularly meeting people who have damaged car bodywork from road accidents, others’…

Five cars to look out for in 2017

As we are soon to say goodbye to the ‘65’ plates, and hello to the ‘17’, we thought it was important to raise a few new models that ought to get you excited for the coming year. Surely there’s something here to take your fancy? Nissan Micra Gone are the days of the Micra being…

Getting ready for winter: Prepare your car for winter salt

As the nights draw in and the weather gets colder, preparation for bad weather conditions can be worth consideration. The mixture of mud, grit and salt can cause serious damage to your car, and combined with stones that might be thrown up, your paintwork might become chipped leading to exposure of the underlying metalwork. In…

Top 5 Crazy Car Paint Jobs

There was a time when car bodywork wasn’t about uniformity –or excess.   Worried about your car’s bodywork? Not as much as some of the owners of these cars! Today bright, exotic custom paint jobs are the preserve of the super-rich, a throwaway expense. Often running into the tens of thousands of pounds, this garish…

When should you consider car body repair from John Bee?

Car body repair is something most drivers consider at some point, yet it isn’t as simple as we’re often led to believe. How can you judge when is best to attempt to DIY, and when you should call in the experts? John Bee prides itself on good honest service, matched by honest & fair prices-…

When am I most likely to get in an accident?

We all fear getting into a collision on the road- but what factors can we judge to potentially save ourselves a hefty bill- or worse? There are, of course, statistics for everything these days, and luckily we’re able to break down the figures for all the different kinds of car accidents on Britain’s roads. Being…