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!
Despite many manufacturers providing a rust guarantee on your car, over the years the weather can take it’s toll on your car’s metallic elements. We thought we’d provide 5 easy places to check your car for signs of rust.
Having a basic toolkit in the boot of your car is a good habit to keep. You never know when it’s going to come in handy. When it comes to more complex jobs on your car, most of these tools will be too bulky to keep in the car. We thought that we’d put together a list of tools you need for basic car maintenance and give you our top tips on how to purchase them.
Finding dents and scratches on your car is an owners worst nightmare. Most of us have probably witnessed the signs of this damage after leaving our vehicle parked in a shopping centre. Whether you cherish your car or use it simply for convenience, even the smallest of scratches or dents can leave you reeling. We thought we’d write an article on the best options for repairing car dents and scratches. However, remember that if you’re not comfortable with car repairs then a DIY solution may not be suitable for you. Also, if the damage is substantial, then DIY repair may not be possible without extra investment, so you may be better to save time and money by calling a garage repair shop to carry out the work.
Have you ever wondered what is included in a car service? Depending on the service history of the car and it’s age, each service can vary in costs and work involved. Here at MCM Garage we thought it was sensible to give you detailed information regarding car servicing routines and what you should expect as a car owner during a service. 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.
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.
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!
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.
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.