With the New Year approaching, it’s sensible to give your car some TLC whilst you’ve got the time before you return to work. Here are our top tips to maintain and keep your car running in the New Year!

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Despite the unusually warm weather for Halloween this year, it’s a good time to get your car ready for the winter now before it gets too cold. With Christmas coming up and the busy rush on the roads getting to see relatives at Christmas time, you’ll want your car to be well prepared for slippery icy roads, heavy rain and snowfall. This brief article will help you check your car’s vital signs for Winter in an update to our original article last year.

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There has been plenty of news related to Volkswagen and it’s diesel emissions scandal over the last few weeks. As a consumer who may have purchased a VW in recent months we thought we’d create an article on how it may affect your own car you’ve bought. Just to be clear, we are writing this information in an unbiased manner (despite being an independent VW & Audi specialist) and are not affiliated with VW or any government authorities on the matter.

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It’s important to make sure that you replace your car’s spark plugs at recommended car servicing intervals – check with your manufacturer or handbook for this information. Many forget about the importance of the spark plug when starting a vehicle but it’s a vital component which is usually cheap and quick to replace. Our guide will help you diagnose spark plug problems you might be having with your car.

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It’s advised to regularly check your engine coolant level to avoid the engine overheating if a leak springs. Some cars have automatic warning lights that appear on your dashboard to inform you of a low coolant level but these aren’t always fail-safe. This brief article will show you how to check your coolant level and avoid overheating which could cause damage to your engine.*
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It is essential to check your engine oil level often, otherwise you could cause damage to your engine if there is not enough or too much oil inside the engine. Here are some handy tips on checking your engine oil level.*
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