All cars more than three years old in the UK must pass a yearly MOT test (unless it was made before 1960). The MOT is a simple test of roadworthiness, and is not to be confused with a vehicle health check. Simply put an MOT will determine whether your car is safe to drive on […]
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The car exhaust system is a vital part of your vehicle and one that is responsible for many things to keep your car running smoothly, each impacting how the car performs or affecting the safety of the vehicle. What is an exhaust system and what does it do? A common misconception about the exhaust system […]
Short breaks in the UK are a popular option when it comes to booking a holiday. As many as 13.1 million of us opt to use our vehicles to get away for a UK break, however many motorists admit they do not make basic car safety checks before embarking on a long journey. Making sure […]
A catalytic converter is a particle converter, it cleans the exhaust gases and prevent the air from being flooded with pollutants and toxic gases produced by your exhaust. They have been a legal requirement on all new petrol and diesel cars since 1993 so your car likely has one. Your exhaust creates emissions like hydrocarbons, […]
Often, tyre damage can go unnoticed, however, tyre damage can be really dangerous so it’s important to check them regularly. Tyres keep your vehicle in contact with the road so any damage that has occurred can cause serious issues. Read below to find out how to spot tyre damage: Tyre cuts Cuts on your tyres […]
Running a car can be expensive, especially when it comes to fuel which can fluctuate in price. Fuel prices are relatively low at the moment, the lowest they’ve been since 2016. However over the past years where fuel prices have been high, this has led to many people having to consider a different, cheaper mode […]
Your car’s exhaust system is a series of tubes and chambers designed to move gas away from the engine and reduce the noise that it makes. Your car exhaust emissions system is crucial for your car to operate safely. There are six gases produced by the basic function of your car’s engine: nitrogen gas, carbon […]
Most drivers will have to perform an emergency braking manoeuvre at least once in their time on the road. When it happens, you want the car to stop in the shortest distance possible to avoid an accident. Below are some of the things that can have an effect on how fast your car can stop; […]
Car batteries are the lifeforce of your vehicle. It’s what powers your car and keeps it moving, so it’s important to make sure you look after it as the last thing you want is for your battery to die. Lights, heaters and wipers put high demands on the car battery. If your driving is mainly […]
Car air conditioning needs regular maintenance to ensure it is functioning as effectively as possible. Generally you will lose between 5-10% of your air conditioning gas each year until it reaches a point where you will notice a fall in performance. Even a brand new vehicle will need a re-gas after 3 years, older cars […]