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​   Driving is one of those privileges most people can admit to looking forward to from a young age. As teeneagers we anticipate getting behind the wheel of a car. We see ourselves finally .. Read More
Though we often drive by them daily, only a few take the time to appreciate the work of HGV drivers. They help keep our economy moving forward by delivering goods to factories, commercial businesses, .. Read More
UK roads are considered one of the safest in the world. But still, accidents are increasing over the years, especially since 2015 where the number of deaths have increased by 6%. The UK sees a number .. Read More
So, you've finally decided to get on with your driving. You're sick of having to walk from point A to point B or using public trabnsport and it's time to go on your own adventures with your own car an.. Read More
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7 Things To Consider When Buying A Used Truck
Buying a brand new truck can place a lot of strain on anyone’s budget, especially if you want to buy more than one for the purpose of starting your own line of work. Many professions nowadays use trucks as the main mean of transporting goods, and since these trucks are constantly on the road, they need to be in a good shape. Truck drivers are fully aware that regardless of the initial shape and maintenance, truck parts wear down eventually. This is why you need to be extra careful when buying used trucks, and test them appropriately before ascertaining their real value. Here are a couple of..
Valeo products for 2015
During the course of 2015 we will be introducing, or in some cases reintroducing, new and updated product ranges from a variety of suppliers. One of these suppliers is Valeo. We have dealt with them for many years for a wide range of products however in recent times less so due to our focus primarily shifting to commercial vehicles only. As we are finding demand for products beyond our normal bread and butter product lines we've found Valeo, amongst others, capable of supplying good quality commercial vehicle parts in a timely fashion with a large range of OE products.  Upon visit..
What To Do If You Fill Up With The Wrong Fuel
An easy mistake to make and actually more common than you’d think, filling up with the wrong fuel doesn’t need to be a major issue. Many key car recovery businesses, including the AA and the RAC offer drainage solutions to help prevent any extensive damage to your car. Here at Stanley R Harris we have some top tips on what to do to begin with, and information to reduce the potential damage.   (via Wrong Fuel UK)   The statistics Although no one deliberately fills up their car with the wrong fuel, there are a few measures to take in order to prevent the issue from o..
Top 7 Smartphone Driving Apps
Join the smartphone revolution by downloading all the best apps to help you on the road. With so many different apps to choose from it can be hard to know which to download. Whether you’re lost and in need of some directions, looking for some money saving tips, or you want the latest traffic updates, there’s an app for that! Here at Stanley R Harris we’ve picked our top seven apps for drivers.   (via This Is Money)   Google Maps (free) Android and iPhone As a standard setting, most phones tend to have Google Maps already downloaded on them. This app comes in handy ..

15% off all halogen rotator lightbars including the 'Recovery' models !!!

Break Down Tips To Help You Resolve The Situation
Breaking down, no matter where you are, can be a scary and potentially dangerous situation. It can be hard to find an appropriate place to stop or doing so without interfering with other drivers. Keeping yourself and your passengers, as well as the other road users safe is crucial. Here at Stanley R Harris we’ve come up with some top tips on how to cope and stay calm when you break down.   (via The Mover)   Stop safely and in an appropriate place If you are on the motorway when you break down it can be more dangerous because of the speed of the traffic. Motorway ha..
How Your Vehicle Can Survive The Winter - (Infographic)
With winter well upon us, the team here a Stanley R Harris have put together some great info on making sure your vehicle gets through the cold, sleet and snow of the british weather. Most of us have been caught at some point(usually when you're already late) with a cold engine or balding tyres on the iciest day of the year, so check out our guide and make sure your car is ready for the winter. With tips on protecting paintwork, perserving your battery and maintaining vehicle fluid levels we hope you'll find the guide useful any other tips you have please let us know on Facebook. ..
Take Care of Your Vehicle: Maintenance Tips

Your vehicle requires constant attention, and this fact is similar to the attention needed by a child. You need to check everything regularly or things can quickly go sideways. So, what are the most important things, when it comes to taking care of your vehicle?

Most Common Causes of Car Accidents
We are all more or less aware of the danger of living in an area with a lot of motor vehicle traffic. As adults, we do all that’s in in our power to keep everybody safe, especially our children. It is all too easy to forget the everyday danger that cars pose to the lives of our loved ones. The fact is that cars are an essential part of our lives and that we don’t really have another option we can use but we should never take the threat they pose for granted. As long as awareness about these hazards is there, we have a chance to avoid them. Knowledge is power and this is why we have decided ..
How to Prepare your Vehicle for a Long-Distance Trip
It’s great to get out of town for a while, experience the great outdoors and get back in touch with nature. We hardly do anything besides sit down at a computer or TV all day, most likely in a poorly ventilated room with very little natural light, so a nice long trip is a great way to get that body moving. All the fresh air, sunlight and extra physical activity can only do you some good. Of course, long trips, particularly when we are considering camping in the wild, can have their risks. This is why it is a good idea to plan out your trip well-ahead of time and prepare well for such a long jo..
October products and news
We had quite a lot of new products on the site this month so here's a quick recap if you havent been following the updates on Facebook. Hella: We added a range of the most common blower motors, universal heaters and visco fan clutches to the Thermal Control section. We're hoping to expand on this in the future with radiators and more. More headlights were added from Hella too as well as the new Hella Mining LED buggy whips. We also added some worklights both halogen and xenon. Redtronic: News of their new Bullitt Advanced appeared this month and can be seen on their new websit..
How to Know Your Vehicle is Equipped for Anything
Have you ever heard about Murphy’s Law? Well if you haven’t, you have probably experienced it first hand – it states that if something can go wrong, it will go wrong, and usually at the worst time possible. This is what created a saying: “better safe than sorry”, and this is especially important when it comes to your safety, especially in traffic. This is why it is essential to regularly check your car and make sure that everything is in order, from the engine to the tires, and this is an absolute must before going on a long trip. First Things First: Equipment Cars get broken all th..
A handy online tool...
We've found the Hella Eliver Interactive tool very handy in recent times to show customers the real difference in beam patterns of all the popular Hella lights available. Although its a digital rather than real life picture shown its very accurate indeed and a true reflection of the lights output. Its also a great comparison generally for the difference between halogen, xenon and LED lights in terms of relative brightness regardless of whether its made by Hella.   We hope its useful for people to make more of an informed decision about what type of light to go for and what the li..
Winter 2014 lightbar discount codes
        We are currently running a website exclusive lightbar promotion on all halogen rotator, recovery and xenon strobe light bars until December 31st 2014 !! To get 10% off an in stock halogen, recovery or xenon light bar use the following codes during checkout (please note these discounts only apply to orders placed on our website). HALOGEN14 RECOVERY14 XENON14 Hurry and place your order now while stocks last and beat the 2015 manufacturer price rise! Place and order over £250 and receive free shipping to any mainland UK destination (next..
September products and news
        The website expansion continued this month with some new products lines as well as additions to existing ones. We added some new Peterson lamps in the form of rear LED combination trailer lamps and LED worklights. The air fittings were expanded to include air brake specifc SIRIT fittings. These are permanent single use brass fittings which are heavy duty and meant to last. Far more reliable than the re-usable type. They have a modular design for solid T's or swivel assemblies. Most of the work was behind the scenes in September but we have ..
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