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.
If you’ve experienced water leaking out from underneath your car and it hasn’t been raining, you’re probably wondering where it’s coming from and what is causing the leak. We thought we’d point out the most common causes behind this issue and give you some help to ease your worries and keep your car running smoothly.
The engine of a car is one of the most vital parts. There can come a time when your engine comes to the end of it’s life or fails unexpectedly. One of the trickiest conversations to have at this point with your mechanic will be whether you should scrap the car or swap the engine over. For many the choice usually boils down to cost but if the vehicle is still valuable enough the sensible may be to replace the engine. We thought it would be helpful if we’d provide a guide to walk you through the process of choosing a replacement engine. Read more!
Whether you’re a budding mechanic or just wanting to dabble in a little car maintenance at home, it’s important you are keeping safe when fixing your car. To avoid a trip to A&E or an appearance on You’ve Been Framed, we’ve put together some handy car maintenance safety tips for DIY car maintenance.
It’s getting freezing out there now in the UK and there’s no time like the present to consider preparing your car for winter driving. Whether it’s icy roads or snow drifting in, you always need to keep your car maintained for all eventualities, so we’ve put together a selection of our top tips to ensure that your car remains safe and reliable on the road during these winter months. Read more!
We all hate it when our car breaks down but knowing the most common symptoms should help you prevent a future break down. So here’s our top 5 reasons for car break down.
Adverse weather conditions can really hamper drivers on the roads with not only poor visibility but loss of control on the road surface. Heavy rain and flash flooding are one of the most hazardous conditions on the road and can strike sometimes without warning. We thought we’d give our best advice to stay safe when driving in the rain to help avoid any accidents.
No that’s not a bonfire you’re smelling, it’s some kind of burning smell coming from your car! Don’t panic. In this article we’ll help explain the possible causes of the burning smell inside your car and what you should do next. Read more!
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.
Ever wondered about how your car’s engine works? Many of us just take it for granted but understanding the engine can make you feel a little more knowledgeable when talking to a mechanic or breakdown specialist should there be an issue with your car’s engine. This article briefly explains the main parts of the engine and what they do without the jargon.