With some wonderful sunshine at the moment in the UK, most of us will be enjoying the glorious sunny weather. However when the sun is lower in the sky it can be difficult to see the road and other vehicles, or even hazards. Here’s our top tips for driving in the sun and staying safe.
Are you wondering “how much is an MOT these days”? We thought we’d give you the low-down on the costs behind getting your vehicle MOT’d in the UK, as well as give some advice on when you should get your MOT and some general facts behind MOTs within this article.
Sometimes looking after your car isn’t a priority in your life, especially when money is tight. When your ‘service’ light comes on your car, or the garage calls you to tell you it’s time to service your car, should you wait or get the job done sooner rather than later? It’s a tricky choice but we’ll lay down the facts in this article so that you can make your own decision on whether to wait and service your car later.
When was the last time you considered replacing your engine oil? Perhaps you had it done at your last service – well done you. However if you’ve noticed the engine oil inside your engine is getting dirtier (new oil is more transparent than old, darker oil) then it’s likely due a change. Use our guide to diagnose and then choose the right oil so that you can replace or simply top-up a low engine oil reservoir.
Car safety is paramount these days and with every new car model technology is getting more and more sophisticated. When warning lights come onto your dashboard they shouldn’t be ignored and this is also true if the airbag warning light comes on.
Even though you have seatbelts the extra layer of protection inside your car is the airbag and if it’s faulty then if you’re in a serious accident it may not work to save yours and your passenger’s lives, or even worse the airbag could go off without an accident occurring. This article goes to explain the common causes of why the airbag warning light comes on but please remember for your own safety, if it does happen get it checked out as soon as possible.
Now that the sun is shining, there’s more daylight available to make time to carry out those car maintenance tasks you’ve been putting off for most of the year. In this article, we’re looking at maintaining your car leather interior to ensure you don’t get cracks or let the leather go dry, keeping it in tip-top condition.
Theres nothing worse than finding your favourite CD is stuck inside your stereo. Whether it’s a loved one shoving in another CD without taking out the other one, or a malfunction with the stereo system itself, it can be frustrating losing that cherished CD. Well fear not, we’re here to advise on how to remove a CD stuck in your car CD player. Please note some of these tips can damage either your CD or the car stereo itself, so proceed with caution. We cannot be held responsible for any damage you cause to your stereo or yourself. With the safety briefing out of the way, here are our top tips for removing that stuck CD.
Pets are big business in the UK and occasionally, being family members too, we like to take our beloved dogs in the car for a journey or even a holiday away. It may be funny to watch a dog sticking it’s head out of a car window or rolling around in the back of a car but keeping them safe is most important. Here’s our top tips for driving with a dog in your car.
Exhausts are a vital part to maintaining your car’s efficiency and emissions. Being on the underside of the vehicle it can easily be ignored and neglected until it’s too late and fallen off on a major road, sometimes even causing an accident when other vehicles swerve to avoid the debris left. So this article will help explain the telltale signs that your exhaust is on it’s way out or not fixed correctly before it’s too late.
When you’re trying to save money on car valeting you’re going to try doing it yourself. Cleaning your car interior doesn’t have to be a big chore though. We’ve come up with some great tips on making cleaning the inside of your car a breeze, as well as recommendations on what to avoid when cleaning car interiors. Read more!