Essential Car Maintenance – Engine Oil

Your car’s engine oil is absolutely essential to the smooth running of your engine – or in fact, the running of it at all. Lubricating the engine, it hugely reduces the friction and stops the build up of excessive heat from the many metal on metal moving parts that would otherwise spell disaster for the […]

How Often Should You Change Your Battery?

Car batteries are the first link in the chain of your car’s drivetrain. They power the starter motor, without which you would be pretty stuck. While they also power your electronics within the vehicle, and charge while you are motoring along, the starting up of your car often puts the biggest drain on them. Turning […]

Get your Car Ready for Summer!

Summer is finally here – in calendar form if not quite the weather yet, but that gives you a bit more time to get your car ready for summer for when the heat does hit… I realise this might be a little optimistic, but there is no point being any other way! So – what […]

Common MOT Failure Points
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                  MOT tests as we saw in an earlier post have been around for a long time. Gradually over time the test has expanded to meet the changing advancements of the motor industry, and this has resulted in a test that now checks more safety elements of […]

Road Trip! Get Your Car Ready
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  Summer is fast approaching and that means longer days, warmer temperature and for some of us, the allure of the road begins to call more loudly! Road Trip! Whether it is a Trans-European affair, crossing the Pyrenees, coasting around the Italian great lakes, or something a bit closer to home and taking in the […]