If you’ve ever bought or owned a used car, you should be aware of the dangers of rust. Rusty cars may be sold cheap and some people assume that rust is easily fixable. The truth is that rust is a progressive condition, and it only gets worse the longer it goes untreated. If you spot rust on your car, get it fixed right away – no matter what shape the rest of the car is in. In this article we’ll show you how to identify rust on your car and what you can do about it.
The words ’emergency car repair’ is never something your wallet wants to hear even at the best of times. However there are plans to cover the emergency car repair costs. In this article we’ll go through the options available to limit the impact of these emergency repair costs on your bank balance.
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!
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.