The handbrake, or parking brake is essential when it comes to keep a car stationary when idle or parked. Finding the handbrake has failed can be not only frustrating but if you’ve parked on a hill it could cause an accident. In this article we’ll investigate what causes handbrake failure and provide the key signs to recognise a failing parking brake.
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If you’ve ever bought or owned a used car, you should be aware of the dangers of rust. Rusty cars may be sold cheap and some people assume that rust is easily fixable. The truth is that rust is a progressive condition, and it only gets worse the longer it goes untreated. If you spot rust on your car, get it fixed right away – no matter what shape the rest of the car is in. In this article we’ll show you how to identify rust on your car and what you can do about it.
With the recent cold snap of weather it’s likely you’ve experienced ice or even snow present on your vehicle. It’s sensible to avoid driving with ice on your windscreen as safety is paramount when it comes to driving. Poor visibility when driving can be deemed by the Police as Dangerous Driving with fines and possible jail sentences involved. Here are our top tips on how to avoid ice build up and removing it effectively.
For many drivers, car garage jargon can be quite confusing if they’re not acquainted with the latest acronyms and technical language regarding their car. Many drivers will also be afraid to ask “what does that mean?”, meaning they won’t understand what they’re being told and sometimes leads to them losing trust in their mechanic. In this brief article, we’ll attempt to educate you on the most common jargon surrounding car repairs.
Determining engine fault codes can be daunting at first but in this article we attempt to explain a little more about the OBD system (on-board diagnostic system) and DTC codes (Diagnostic Trouble Codes) and what they could potentially mean.