Local Driving News

Special MOT offer for local customers

Ringroad rescue are pleased to announce a special offer to all our local customers both old & new.


We are currently offering all class four MOT tests for the low sum of just £35.00, Class 4 (standard cars, light vans & some motor homes) , when booked into the workshop prior to arrival, just give us a call on 01325 352625 and prebook your slot now at a time & date to suit you, you can have your vehicle tested a month minus one day prior to it expiring, so if your test was due on 15 May, the earliest you can get an MOT to keep the same renewal date for next year is 16 April.

You can be fined up to £1,000 for driving a vehicle without a valid MOT.


Ringroad Rescue Assists Local Businesses In Saving Money

Ringroad rescue helps local businesses save money on vehicle running costs.


Regular servicing of your companies vehicle will help reduce your overall yearly vehicle running costs, as a correctly maintained engine & vehicle will run better & not use as much fuel as a result, also with regular maintenance & checking over any problems will be identified quicker & will decrease the potential risk of more damage being caused to other components on your vehicle, which would increase the costs involved with repairing your vehicle & getting it back on the road & working for you.


Ringroad rescue can fit in servicing at a time in the working week that fits best with your business, we can also offer MOT testing on cars, vans & light commercial vehicles up to class 7.


Many other local garages in the Darlington town bring their customers vans & light commercial vehicles to us to get MOT testing carried out.

Cheap Fuel Causes Problems In Darlington Vehicles

Cheap fuel causes more vehicles to be recovered by Ringroad rescue Darlington.


The recent cold snap has resulted in many more vehicles entering the workshop for fuel filter related problems, we think a lot of the problems have been caused by cheap fuel being used that hadn’t been mixed with the additives required to prevent freezing at the cold temperatures we have been experiencing lately.


A fuel cleaning treatment & a fuel filter change has resolved many of these vehicles faults & allowed the vehicle owners to get back on their ways, with the advice to alternate between the larger fuel companies petrol stations & the cheaper fuels if they still wish to use the cheaper fuels, to help maintain the additives within the fuel system.


A fuel cleaning treatment every few fuel tank fills will also help clean & maintain a better performing fuel supply system, we can add the same products that we use to customers fuel tanks between services if they wish us too, as some are harmful & can damage the vehicles paintwork if spilled onto them, the professional products we use advise that only qualified persons should use them.

Local Garage Looking After Local Vehicles

Ringroad Rescue Darlington are proud to have been recovering, servicing, repairing & MOT testing the cars, vans, motor homes & light commercial vehicles of the local residents & businesses in & around Darlington for the past 30+ years.

We are very proud of the strong loyal returning customer base that we have built up over these many years, over the years the vehicles that we work on & look after have changed a great deal with more & more electronics & computer controlled systems built into them, yet with constant investment in the Ringroad Rescue garage & our recovery vehicles & tooling we are still able to look after our customers new & older cars alike.

New accident blackspot in Darlington?

As a recovery agent for the Darlington & surrounding area, Ringroad Rescue often get called out to the same location many times over to recover vehicles after different road traffic accidents.

In the past 24 hours we have been made aware of two accidents occurring at the recently opened traffic light junction of North road & Albert road, next to B & Q.

In today`s accident one of the vehicles was pushed along the road until it hit the kerb & railings before ending up on its roof, according to reports on the local Northern Echo newspaper website. Click here to see the article.

So why has this newly opened junction already caused accidents too happen?

Why not pop over to our Facebook page to join the Darlington drivers debate on the cause by clicking here

More pictures added to Ringroad Rescue gallery

We have added & continue to add many pictures of Ringroad Rescue recovery’s & vehicles in the Ringroad Rescue workshop to the various different pages within the Gallery tab of the site.

Did you know if you hover over the Gallery tab it creates a drop down menu of the different picture categories, why not have a look, hopefully you will never become a star in there.

Testimonials Required by Ringroad Rescue Darlington

If you have had your vehicle into Ringroad Rescue Darlington recently for any work at all then we would be grateful if you could spare a moment to provide us with a testimonial about the garage & the service we provided so that we can let other customers know of your experience with us.

Please use the contact us form on this website or drop a letter into the garage when you are passing, we will reproduce it electronically to use on the website & directory listing, but will not give out any personal information.


Thanks in advance the Ringroad Rescue Team.

First Snow of the winter season hits Darlington

The first flakes of snow fell on the roads in Darlington & the surrounding areas last night & already Ringroad Rescue have been called out to recover a vehicle involved in a accident due the the slippy road conditions caused by the low temperatures causing ice & snow to remain on the roads when commuters & shoppers headed out on the morning drive today, Increasing braking distances & requiring extra attention to be needed whilst driving.

See our Facebook page for pictures, you may also find it useful to read our earlier article on driving in winter & adverse weather conditions.

Ringroad Rescue called out to recover flood victims cars again

Once again this week has seen the British weather playing havoc with local & regional driving conditions with many routes being affected by heavy rain fall causing flooding.

We haven’t even had chance to upload the pictures up of the automotive victims of the flooding two weeks ago & we found ourselves being called out again by drivers needing us to recover them after falling victim to driving through flooded roads.

Once again the Northern Echo reports on flooding along the main A66 dual carriageway between Darlington & Teesside at the newly finished Long Newton junction, and also pictures of a care worker’s car breaking down in the middle of a flooded road near Bishopton, looking at the pictures someone has taken whilst she tried to get through, the driver obviously hasn’t taken the time to read our driving in winter & adverse conditions blog post, going far too fast have a look for yourself in today’s Northern Echo and you can see by wave/splash she is making.

Pictures taken from the Northern Echo website.

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Client Testimonial

" I have been using Ringroad Rescue for the servicing, repair and MOT of my volkswagen polo for a few years now, the staff are very friendly and professional. They use quality parts and always do a thorough job.
I would recommend them to anyone who wants reassurance that their vehicle is in safe hands."

Mrs Julie Wilcock, Darlington