Thame Driving Blog

    Tip of the week

    Thame Driving Blog

    About 2 years ago I was approached by several customers about information that we know as "motor industry experts" but is unknown to the wider public.

    I thought that knowing what to do to pass your MOT or how to claim money back if you hit a pothole was easy information to find. Apparently not, and anayway when it comes to cars and motoring, what I have found is that there is alot of guff and untruths out there. The feeling I got was that people want to listen to people that they trust.

    So....I started writing articles about useful motoring information, amusing tales and local information. I now send this out to over 2,000 people on a monthly basis along with other motor related emails and generally get really good feedback. In fact what happens now is that my readers are now telling me what to write about.

    I hope you enjoy the articles and if there is a particular topic you want to know about then please let me know.


    It’s Bank Holiday this weekend and the big question many of us will be asking is ‘which dump am I going to go to?’

    Living in Thame means you’re in the centre of a Rubbish Trifecta, and spoilt for choice when you need to dispose of your waste.

    You’ve got Rabans Lane in Aylesbury, Oakley Wood & Redbridge over Oxford way which are all pretty slick operations.

    But Tip Of The Week has to be Bledlow Ridge.

    If you’ve visited this jewel in the crown of Bucks County Council, you’ll know that it’s a pleasure to take a drive out to the ‘Ridge of an afternoon.

    That place is like a well-oiled machine and if you look around at your fellow tippers you’ll notice appreciative smiles on their faces as they joyfully dump their garden waste and bulky TVs.

    For most DIY & garden jobs or household decluttering, you can get away with loading up your boot for a single trip to the tip.

    But if you’ve been more enthusiastic with your clearing out then you might need multiple trips.

    And whilst one visit is a joy, enthusiasm can begin to wane on the 2nd and 3rd.

    Which is why hiring a small van from us this weekend could be your perfect solution.

    Most people think that they have to pay extra for tipping waste in a ‘commercial vehicle’.

    And it’s true that if you’re in the trade you have to pay for using the tip as it’s a part of your business.

    But for you and I, all we need is a copy of our rental agreement and we can sail through the barriers unimpeded and tip away until our hearts are content.

    Here’s a little video showing you the kind of vans you could be smugly driving for a day or two this Bank Holiday weekend.

    And if you want to take a trip to the Tip Of The Week in one of them, call Scott today to book on 01844 854186.