June 18, 2014 at 4:55 pm

Working Under Your Vehicle With Atex Tablets

The European directive that ensures electrical equipment that can create a spark, omit heat or in short start a fire in hazardous areas, has not yet got to the typical car mechanic. It’s quite astonishing really, as more amateur mechanics find themselves under a petrol tank, holding an iPad or tablet watching instructions, writing down serial numbers, or even taking photographs. Read the rest of this entry »

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February 27, 2014 at 3:09 pm

Drivers Must Be Cautious Over Winter Due To Road Health And Safety Risks

The winter has been relatively mild so far – although the UK has seen severe storms and flooding, previous years experienced prolonged cold snaps, with thick snow and ice creating treacherous travel conditions and leading to a huge number of road traffic accident claims. Read the rest of this entry »

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December 30, 2013 at 9:11 pm

Winter Driving – Beat The Freeze

It goes without saying that winter is the most dangerous time of the year for road users. Icy, slush covered roads, frozen windshields, dodgy vision, never mind the potential damage the cold could be doing inside the car. Breakdowns are most common at this time of year – usually double that of any other season. It is now when we must take the greatest care when driving. To help, here are a few quick pieces of advice for a safer and potentially money saving winter on the roads. Read the rest of this entry »

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December 9, 2013 at 2:10 am

What You Need To Know About Buying A Car With A Salvaged Title

Buying a new car can be stressful. Not only is it a time consuming process, but there are so many factors involved, each just as important as the next. It is crucial to know all you can about your vehicle before making the final purchase. Because there are so many things that can go wrong, determine the history of a car beforehand, finding out exactly how previous owners have treated it, and what conditions it has been put through. Read the rest of this entry »

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September 27, 2013 at 12:31 pm

What Is A Timing Belt And When Should It Be Replaced?

A timing belt or chain is the thing that synchronizes your engine so that the valves and pistons open and close Read the rest of this entry »

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September 27, 2013 at 12:24 pm

How Often Do I Need A Radiator Flush?

If you’re an average Joe like myself you’ve definitely heard of a radiator flush, but the only flushing you have any practical knowledge with would be with the handle attached to your toilet. In fact, you’ve probably had the attendant at your local oil change place or car dealership try to sell you a radiator flush on more than one occasion. Read the rest of this entry »

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September 5, 2013 at 11:21 am

Window Tinting FAQ’s

If you’ve ever had questions about getting your car windows tinted, use this FAQ’s section as a guide in the right direction. Know what to look for when determining your needs, what should come with tinting service and the regulations of the dealer you are working with.

There isn’t a shortage of window tint professionals in your area but that doesn’t mean you should go with the first one you find in the phone book. Not all window tint professionals are the same. Don’t be afraid to ask the hard questions about their window tint service. After all, it is your money.

These are some of the questions that should be asked of the tint professional to ensure you get your money’s worth.

How much will the window tint cost?

The last thing you want is to confirm one price through your initial call only to find out it costs much more when you arrive for installation. Most window tint companies will give you a price range, it is your job to confirm what you are getting, if there are any hidden fees and what the price they’ve given will include. Again, don’t be afraid to ask. If they want your business they will be upfront about cost.

Another thing to keep in mind when confirming the cost of window tint installation is the specials you’ll come across. Keep in mind that the special pricing may be for a basic tint film and nothing extra. If you decide to go with a ‘special’ just to get tint on your vehicle, realize that should you ever want a darker film in the future that you’ll be paying for them to remove what is on your windows now plus a new installation charge for the darker tint. Read the rest of this entry »

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August 9, 2013 at 11:17 am

What Is A Wiring Harness And What Is It Used For?

Automobiles are complex machines, and as such, it takes a ton of materials to make them run.

Many of these components are working behind the scenes. Under the hood lie critical components like the engine and transmission. And behind the interior dashboard, should you venture to open it, you will find a slew of bundled wires that are needed to make the electrical components work.

Among this mess of wires, you will also find one – or likely many – wiring harnesses. Read the rest of this entry »

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August 8, 2013 at 3:03 pm

How To Service Your Car’s Air Conditioning

All car parts and car accessories will age over time and your vehicle’s air conditioning is no different. Even if your air conditioning is working, it may need to be serviced for optimum performance. The specific components needed to service it will vary depending on your car’s make and model number, however this article will give you a general overview of how vehicle air conditioning works. Read the rest of this entry »

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July 24, 2013 at 11:28 pm

Give Your Brakes A Break: Common Signs Your Brakes Need Repair

“When you step on the brakes your life is in your foot’s hands.” – George Carlin

The best way to stay safe when driving your car is to keep up with brake maintenance. Your car brakes are the most important safety feature in your vehicle since it prevents you from, oh say, crashing into other things. The last thing you should worry about when approaching an intersection is the inability to stop when the light turns yellow and whether or not you will be able to stop the car by desperately pulling on the emergency brake. Cars are very good at letting us know they need repair or maintenance since they will often squeal, squeak, or slip in such a way that you exclaim to yourself, “Oh no! Is there something wrong with my brakes?” Don’t ignore the signs your car gives off for brake repair. Read the rest of this entry »

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