Entries by Melanie Wooding Jones

Polar Post Box Trail

We’re excited to be part of the Polar Post Box Trail!   Find all the Polar Bear Plunge post boxes! There are 23 in total, around St Albans with a couple in Redbourn, Wheathampstead and Harpenden. We hope they make you smile.  To find out more, donate or just to complete the trail, please see […]

Purple Tuesday

We’re supporting Purple Tuesday Nearly one in every five people in the UK has a disability or impairment, and over half of households have a connection to someone with a disability. There are still real (and perceived) barriers that make it harder for disabled people to find work, spend money online and in store, and […]

Our Story

Our Story Setting up your own business sounds so easy on paper, even exciting, but no-one explains the impact on you and your family when faced with so many challenges on a daily basis.  So, here is the truth about setting up an SME: the highs, the lows and our motivation to keep going. Setting […]


Cheap Car Parts – Good Value or an accident waiting to happen? By  Melanie Wooding Jones – Redbourn Auto Solutions, caring for you and your car   It may surprise you to know that not only is the automotive industry unregulated, but the same also applies to the supply of car parts.  Currently, there are no […]

Dash Cams

Dash Cameras – Focussed on reducing crime or hyped-up gadget? By  Melanie Wooding Jones – Redbourn Auto Solutions, caring for you and your car   In-car cameras recording everything seem to be the way forward for unequivocal evidence for insurance claims or claims identifying dangerous drivers or scams.  So, is this gadget the latest must have, […]

Air Conditioning Service

Demystifying Car Air Conditioning! By Melanie Wooding Jones – Redbourn Auto Solutions, Caring for you and your car   We have been enjoying a very hot British Summer this year and many of us have sought relief from our car Air Conditioning Systems to help us feel a little more comfortable. As we put more […]

Social Media Challenge

St Albans Businesses Social Media Challenge #TLC ChallengeTBC St Albans Businesses have been set a challenge to tell people a bit more about their business using social media.  So, we’ve taken up the gauntlet to let you know more about who we are in November.  We will post every day and, should you miss any […]

Winter Health Check

Are you prepared for Winter?   The nights are drawing in, the leaves are falling from the trees and soon we will be driving in rain, snow and ice.  It will then be vital that your car is ready for these more challenging weather conditions.  In fact, not so much a nice to do, but […]

Winter Tyres

Winter Tyres Advice from the Experts   With the national newspapers forecasting a harsh winter, and some reporting a 4-month period of the Beast from the East, it may be wise to ensure we are not caught out by adverse weather conditions. The changing weather doesn’t just affect us, but the cold and damp roads […]

Car Part Savvy

Get yourself car part savvy… When your car is repaired or serviced by ourselves, you can be guaranteed that good quality parts are used. Counterfeit or sub-standard car parts can range from: copies which are hard to distinguish between the fake and the real product, to cheap imitations of genuine products.  These are usually produced […]