Category Archives: news

12 Interesting Facts About The UK Car Market

Take a look at the infographic we’ve created below detailing 12 interesting facts about the UK car market. Discover how many new cars were registered last year, the average age of cars currently on the road and the number of cars scrapped each year! (We have also included a code snippet for easy embedding onto […]

Car Alternator

A quick guide to car alternators

An alternator is a vital part of a car’s charging system and under the bonnet equipment. It works alongside the battery to generate power for the car’s electrics, such as the lights and dashboard display. You’ll find one near the front of the engine, driven by the rotating crankshaft which converts the up and down […]

Insurance Write Offs Explained.

People often imagine that an insurance write off means a car so badly damaged in an accident that it is beyond repair. As such it will be written off and sent to be scrapped. This is, of course, right in one sense, but did you know there’s actually so much more to it? In our […]

Howkins Christmas Shut Down Dates 

Christmas is almost here and we can’t wait to get some good times in with family and friends over the festive period! This year we’re taking the chance to get a good dose of R&R in too, ready for the busy New Year that’s ahead, so as such, we wanted to let you know the […]

Tyre Fitting Service in Leicester

Getting a flat tyre has to be about one of the most annoying experiences to have when it comes to your car, because chances are it’s when you’re least expecting it and can often come at the most inconvenient time. While it’s always a good idea to check the air pressure in your tyres regularly […]

Buy Insurance Write-offs in Leicester

Many cars that have been written off can still be repaired and put back on the road. A write-off is a car that’s been damaged to the extent that its insurance company doesn’t think it is economically worthwhile to repair it. We sell complete cars that have previously been classed as insurance write-offs and have […]

Happy New Year from Howkins!

Well, we’ve nearly made it through January and we’re wondering how many of you have kept your New Year’s resolution? Here, at Howkins the New Year has given us a chance to reflect on the past year and come up with a few of our own too. Scrapping your car with us is already a […]