The handbrake, or parking brake is essential when it comes to keep a car stationary when idle or parked. Finding the handbrake has failed can be not only frustrating but if you’ve parked on a hill it could cause an accident. In this article we’ll investigate what causes handbrake failure and provide the key signs to recognise a failing parking brake.
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.
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.
As the autumn has now settled in for the UK and the temperatures are getting cooler, it’s a good time to think about those basic car maintenance jobs you’ve been putting off. We’ve put together a list of our top tips for maintaining your car in the autumn and keeping you safe during this changing season.
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.
Exhausts are a vital part to maintaining your car’s efficiency and emissions. Being on the underside of the vehicle it can easily be ignored and neglected until it’s too late and fallen off on a major road, sometimes even causing an accident when other vehicles swerve to avoid the debris left. So this article will help explain the telltale signs that your exhaust is on it’s way out or not fixed correctly before it’s too late.
Life keeps us very busy these days and finding time to look after your car can be difficult enough, hence why many people decide to get their car serviced at their local garage. For those that try to attempt this themselves it can be fairly simple to carry out. However for the less knowledgeable or impatient car owners, these tasks can do more damage than harm. Therefore, this article demonstrates the top 5 car maintenance mistakes that you should avoid. Read more!
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!
Having a phone or tablet has revolutionised the way motorists can navigate without bulky satellite navigation systems, listen to music, or check for traffic updates which all help make driving a more pleasant experience for us. Therefore, we’ve put together a selection of the most useful apps we’ve found to help us on our journeys and commutes. Please note, the prices are subject to change and were correct when this article was originally written.
Summertime is a wonderful time to go on holiday and with many of us in the UK deciding to holiday in the UK or drive to France, making sure your vehicle is prepared for the long car journey ahead will keep you cool. Please note, we cannot provide any advice for the “are we nearly there yet” question you’re likely to hear again and again!