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Business Expansion

Posted on April 22, 2018 at 10:03 PM Comments comments (4)
NEWSFLASH!!!!!
Just to let everyone know our good news and share it with you, We are excited and proud to announce the acquisition of Central Garage (Kiveton) Recovery giving GVS Recovery an extra base and additional resources allowing us to expand out to cover a greater area which now will including Worksop as well as Rotherham Sheffield, Doncaster and Barnsley.

Another great year for us!!!

Posted on November 14, 2015 at 4:09 PM Comments comments (1)
Well we have had another fantastic year since moving to our new base here at GVS 24Hr Recovery. We have expanded yet again and now have seven vehicles on fleet allowing us to cope with just about any situation from a broken down scooter to an over turned light truck. We are able to recover anything up to 7.5 ton and with the new fully demountable SLA it doesn't matter how low your ride is we will get it on! If theres anything we can do for you just let us know on Rotherham 01709 610016, Thanks from the team!!!!

Potholes: Reporting, Damage Claims and Repairs

Posted on January 6, 2014 at 9:50 AM Comments comments (6)

M1 Maximum Speed Limit Consultation

Posted on January 6, 2014 at 9:39 AM Comments comments (3)

A consultation on the proposal to introduce a maximum mandatory speed limit as part of the planned upgrade to the M1 in South Yorkshire and the East Midlands has been published today, Monday 6 January.

Press release Yorkshire and the Humber 6 January 2014

Winter Check

Posted on September 25, 2013 at 5:07 AM Comments comments (4)
Have you had your vehicle checked over for the winter to try and avoid unwanted breakdowns? Winter is one of the most popular times of year to breakdown due to poor maintenance or vehicle neglect. The most common being battery failures, closely followed by low antifreeze content in coolant system which can lead to engine freezing solid, along with other items that could all be checked before the cold weather finally arrives for good.
 
GVS 24Hr Recovery can offer you a comprehensive vehicle winter check to eliminate most problems that would cause you to breakdown this winter. All carried out by fully qualified and trained vehicle technicians. This can all be done at your home or work and will give you piece of mind that you will not breakdown due to something that is easily checked before hand.
 
With batteries being the number one reason for breakdown in winter this is one of the items we can fully check along with the starting and charging system and give you a full print out on condition of all the key items in these systems.
 
For more in formation on everything that is checked or to talk to a technician before booking your vehicle in for a winter check then simply give us a call,  we are ready and waiting to help you.

No Card Payment Transaction Fees

Posted on August 5, 2013 at 7:57 AM Comments comments (23)
GVS Recovery does not charge for customers paying on a credit or debit card and we accept most major credit and debit cards. Many companies quote you for the recovery job to be carried out then when it comes to paying they add on a transaction fee for you paying by card this can sometimes add quite a few pounds to the end bill. Merchant services companies do charge companies for providing card payment facilities but it is usually only a small charge even with the monthly rental fees of any equipment. We feel that you have had enough bad luck just breaking down and are more than happy to help by giving a prompt and professional service at the best possible price without adding additional fees at the point when its to late. What we quote is what you pay whether it be by card or cash. No Hidden Fees With GVS 24Hr Recovery

'Drink-drive temptation' in summer

Posted on July 11, 2013 at 6:41 PM Comments comments (9)
TWICE AS MANY drivers think there are more temptations to drink-drive in the summer than the winter, according to an AA/Populus survey.
Younger drivers (aged 18 to 24) are more likely than older ones (55-64) to be lured into having summer drinks before getting behind the wheel, the poll revealed.
Regionally, drivers in north-west England were most tempted to drink and drive in the summer, while those in Scotland and Northern Ireland were least likely to do so.
If faced with designated drivers who had had too many, most drivers (68%) would confiscate their keys and call a cab.
This was most likely among those in Northern Ireland (80%). Those in south-west England were the most likely to find another way home and report their friend to the police (8%). In the UK as a whole 6% would take this action.
The poll also found that faced with over-the-limit designated drivers, 2% would say nothing and hope they drove all right.
Females were more likely (74%) than males (65%) to take away the keys if drivers were over the limit. Also, 71% of drivers aged 35-54 were more likely to take away the keys than the youngest drivers (65%) and the oldest drivers (64%).
The poll, of 23,450 drivers, helped launch an additional phase of the Automobile Association's (AA) joint anti-drink driving consumer marketing campaign with drinks company Pernod Ricard UK.
AA president Edmund King said: "We must continue to remind drivers about the dangers of drinking and driving. It is crucial that drivers and their friends and family consider the hazards of drinking and driving on all occasions throughout the summer.
"Twice as many people agree that there are more temptations to drink-drive in the summer than in the winter but it is worrying that a significant number of people would still accept a lift with a drink-driver. This is dicing with death as drinking and driving should never be mixed."
Road Safety Minister Stephen Hammond said: "Drink-driving is a menace and I want drivers to understand: if you get behind the wheel over the limit this summer, you will lose your licence, get a criminal record, and face a fine - you could even end up in jail.
"Nobody wants to spend their summer in a prison cell so whether you are drinking in the pub or at a friend's barbeque, make sure you do not drink and drive - it could have devastating consequences for you and for others."

Increase in fixed penalty charges

Posted on July 2, 2013 at 12:20 PM Comments comments (6)
In case you missed the item on this week’s news, as from 1st July the fines for not wearing seat belts, using a mobile while driving and other offences have increased significantly. You will all no doubt be pleased to hear the middle lane hoggers can also now be fined for driving without consideration for other road users. HOWEVER be warned this also applies to trucks overtaking others and in doing so due to the slight variation on speed take a long time to compete the manoeuvre, there is already case history of prosecutions on the A14 in Cambridgeshire, no doubt more will follow.

Does your timing belt need replacing?

Posted on May 22, 2013 at 5:50 AM Comments comments (7)
Does your Timing belt need replacing?

Over the last few days we have had a high number of breakdown call outs due to timing belt failure. The Timing belt or Cam belt as it is also know is a rubber belt that does not last for ever. It is a service item that should be changed periodically, this is usually tied in with one of the manufactures scheduled main services. It will be mileage or time related ie. Needs changing at 50,000 miles or 5 Years. This recommendation does vary from vehicle to vehicle depending on engine and model etc. and needs to be done on or before this recommended limit.

The cost of changing your timing belt does vary from car to car but on average you are looking between £100 and £200 for a full timing belt kit replacement. This I know many of you are now thinking how deal this sounds  to have a rubber belt changed when you car is running fine. Well please read on, should you be driving along and your vehicle suddenly cuts out and will not start back up no doubt you will call for recovery. If this turns out to be your timing belt that has failed not only do you have the cost of the recovery from wherever you have broken, down but also the cost of the damaged that has just happened to your engine.

Before you can know the full extent of the damage to your engine it will need to be stripped down for investigation, mainly have the cylinder head removed to physically see any damage before you can start with repairing it. Most garages will give you a rough estimate for repair but until the full damage can be seen you  will not get an accurate price. The final cost of repair can vary from £250 to anything around £1000 upwards depending on your vehicle. On Average I would say you are going to be paying at least £500 for a normal family car.

Now going back to the cost of changing a timing belt at between £100 and £200 for a normal family car it is starting to look very cheap and economical and something we all like is to save money in the long run. Prevention is always better than the cure so get your vehicle booked in to at least have your belt checked  to see  when it will need replacing before its too late.

Ways to save on motoring

Posted on May 14, 2013 at 4:51 AM Comments comments (61)
Ways to save on motoring

  • Which? explains 10 ways you could cut your motoring costs
  • Advice on everything from finding cheaper car insurance and hunting down low-cost petrol to getting your MOT done for less
  • Discover how much you could save, and where to go to find the cheapest prices on driving essentials

Follow our 10 tips to help you drive down your car costs by hundreds of pounds.

1. Find the cheapest petrol in your area
Cut your motoring costs by paying less at the pumps. The internet is a great tool for finding the cheapest fuel in your area, with no website more exhaustive than PetrolPrices. Just tap in your postcode to bring up prices for over 11,000 stations across the UK and you could make substantial savings on the running costs of your motor.

2. Cut the cost of your MOT
There's a maximum test fee of £54.85 set by the government for car MOTs, but you can currently get it done half-price through Auto Trader and Halfords Auto centre until 30 September 2011.Some garages try to attract customers by offering reduced prices. To avoid the cowboys, choose a garage through a personal recommendation – use Which? Local to find reputable garages recommended by Which?members.

3. Save money on your sat nav 
Shop around for the best sat nav deal. You don't have to pay over the odds to get a great sat nav system. Our cheapest Which? Best Buy - the Garmin Nuvi 205W - can be picked up online for around £65.Check out the Which? sat nav reviews for the pros and cons of differently priced systems to ensure the one you choose offers good value for money.

4. Pay less for vehicle checks
Whether you're buying a vehicle privately or from a dealer, checking the car’s history is essential. Ways to save on motoring compared vehicle check services and found that Experian AutoCheck and HPI are worth the £19.99 you pay for cover. If you buy a used car worth up to £10,000 on eBay, the auction site's own RAC powered HPI check is good value at £6.99.

5. Buy your car insurance online
Shop around online for the best deals on car insurance. If you're looking to save money on car cover, it makes sense to buy online. Our last survey showed that it's generally much cheaper than buying over the phone. Also, be sure to review your insurance costs each year and switch to a Which? Recommended Provider for the best cover and service – see the Which? car insurance reviews for more information.

6. Get better value breakdown cover 
Join a breakdown service to help you cut costs if your car packs up. The AA and Britannia's breakdown services performed well in latest Which? survey, with assistance from both firms arriving at the scene of breakdowns within 35 minutes.  

7. Make money from your parking space 
Websites such as ParkatmyHouse and ParkonmyDrive enable property owners to rent out their empty driveways and garages to motorists needing a place to park. You normally pay a one-off registration fee to have your space advertised - the cost of renting a space is up to the space owner.

8. Join a car-sharing scheme
Joining a car-sharing scheme could halve your fuels costs - according to CarShare, sharing a daily commute can save you more than £1,000 a year.Check sites such as Liftshare and Carshare for more information on these schemes.

9. Grab a green car
Green cars like the Toyota Prius could save you money. The new car tax rates mean that cars with the lowest CO2 emissions will be exempt from charges, while the worst gas guzzlers could incur annual fees of up to £460. Our guide to green car technologies has lots more top advice on going green.

10. Find cut-price car parts If you're in need of any discount car parts, try AutoTrader's used car parts finderYou can search a database of over 450,000 quality used car parts from nationally recognised salvage experts.

For more useful information reviews and saving money why not visit http://www.which.co.uk/ their site is full of useful information.

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