We’re all trying to save money one way or another. With fuel prices fluctuating, you may want to get the most out of your money when driving and increase your MPG. For most people buying a newer, fuel efficient car is out of the question unless you can wait for the fuel savings to benefit over the years. This handy guide will demonstrate some fuel efficiency savings to help you cut your driving costs. Read more!
Determine fuel consumption, grip in wet weather and tyre noise via tyre labels
Since 2012, tyres have been clearly labelled to provide advice based on the tyres performance due to European regulation (1222/2009). You may also find the symbols on tyre websites, leaflets and promotional adverts. This enables you to choose the right kind of tyre for your needs and understand how it will perform in wet weather conditions, how fuel efficient the tyre is likely to be and the noise it may generate on contact with the road. This guide will help explain what you should be looking for and the meaning of each symbol on tyres.
A smooth ride on the road is not just down to good suspension and tyres. Wheel alignment and wheel balance can be checked at regular service intervals, or when new tyres are fitted. However, if you encounter problems with vibrations or drifting when driving check the following steps to try and determine the problem.
Careful as you might be, losing keys can easily happen to anyone. Hopefully you have a spare and only lose the keys for a short period of time but when you’re away from home and don’t have spare keys it can be very frustrating. This helpful guide will tell you the next steps and ways in which you can get replacements or recover keys lost inside a vehicle.
Your car’s suspension is not just for comfort when driving but it’s essential to keep your car safe. If your suspension has failed you could experience stopping or turning the vehicle. If you notice any signs that we’re going to discuss in this article, then don’t hesitate to get your suspension checked out by a professional before it’s too late.
Looking after your car doesn’t just mean keeping the interior clean and the fuel topped up. Road safety is paramount and many people forget the simple checks mentioned in the highway code when they enter their car. Making sure you follow these routines not only keeps you legal on the road but are designed more importantly for your safety.
If you start experiencing grinding sounds when braking or a loss in braking power then it’s time to get those brakes checked over. Leaving a worn set of pads on a vehicle is not only dangerous but can mean damage to other parts of the braking mechanism and therefore cost you more in the long run. These days modern cars are fitted with sensors to warn you when your brake pads need replacing. You’ll usually see a dashboard warning light to indicate an issue with the brakes. Make sure you visit a garage immediately to check the brakes. This quick guide will help you diagnose what to do when you experience braking issues.
Driving on busy roads means that many of the pollutants from other vehicles can be drawn into your car via the air conditioning system. This is where the pollen / cabin filter comes in. It helps to filter pretty much all of the particles that can damage our health and makes the air cleaner to breathe in. The filter as a general rule should be changed every two years, or if you drive a lot each year every 20,000 miles. This brief article should help you locate and replace your car’s pollen filter but we cannot accept any responsibility for any problems you might encounter. You should always check your manufacturer’s advice on any repairs or replacements. If you are unsure of any instructions below then please contact us and we’d be happy to help. Read more!
The clutch on a ‘manual’ car is one of the most used parts and over time (or with bad driving) clutch wear and slipping can occur. This handy guide can help you diagnose whether your clutch might need replacing and the appropriate action you should take. Read more!
It’s exciting when you first get your hands on your brand new car. Everything is clean, shiny and smart. You can’t wait to get it on the road and give it a good test drive. However, it’s important not to push the engine hard for the first few thousand miles to prelong the life of your engine, according to the manufacturer’s advice. With advances in the technology, fuel and oil used in cars the strict ‘go slow’ advice of yesteryear is more relaxed today but it’s always wise that if you wish this vehicle to last a long time, careful driving and care to the engine in the first few thousand miles can still be beneficial. We recommend that when you pickup your new car from the dealer, ask them the best approach for running in the engine. Read more!