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28 Sep, 18

Engine Coolant Guide

How To: Maintain Engine Coolant

Your vehicle requires a number of certain fluids to keep it running smoothly, a few examples being engine oil, brake fluid, power steering fluid and one we will be focusing on in this article: engine coolant.   If you want to discover what fluids you need to regularly maintain for your vehicle to remain healthy, check out our article: Maintain These 6 Fluids To Keep Your Vehicle In Good Condition!   What Does Engine Coolant Do & Why Is It…

21 Aug, 18

How To: Replace Your Turbocharger

Guide On Replacing Your Turbocharger

If you’re a car fanatic who is always on the lookout on how to try and either upgrade or repair your vehicle yourself, replacing your turbocharger might have crossed your mind. Whether it’s a voluntary upgrade or a necessary repair, if you find that you feel confident enough to undergo the process, then read the steps below on replacing a turbocharger!   Before we begin though, if you are replacing your turbo because there is something wrong with it or…

03 Aug, 18

Automotive Evolution: Modern Car Faults

Modern Car Faults

Before OBD I It’s safe to say we have come a long way in terms of technology; the rapid developments in the automotive industry and the increased complexity of cars have definitely updated the requirements of becoming a mechanic. Back in the 1980’s, you were a brilliant mechanic if you knew all the ins and outs of a vehicle. There were no electrical systems you had to worry about, only the knowledge of being able to find and fix any…

26 Jul, 18

Engine Oil: A Complete Guide

Guide On Engine Oil

Why Is Engine Oil Important? There are many reasons why engine oil is essential, some of the main ones are mentioned below:   Prevents Friction In The Engine Engine oil to your engine is like how blood is to your body, if anything goes wrong with it or it doesn’t flow properly, your body will suffer, as will your vehicle if the engine if you don’t use a suitable and quality oil. If you think about your engine without proper…

12 Jul, 18

DPF Cleaning Service

Blocked DPF Clean

If you’re a proud owner of a diesel car, you’re probably aware of the diesel particulate filter (DPF) that is integrated into your exhaust, but do you happen to know what it does and how you need to keep your DPF clean and maintained?   As the name suggests, a DPF, most commonly known as a soot trap, is a filter with the job of capturing and storing soot produced by the exhaust. This soot is then burnt off at…

20 Jun, 18

Stop-Start Car Battery Technology: Clear Up The Confusion

Start-Stop Technology

When it comes to stop-start technology, it’s essential that you know this system requires specific equipment, particularly more powerful batteries.   If you are a driver of a stop-start vehicle and you’re under the impression that the system can run off the typical lead acid batteries, then keep reading and find out why these batteries are not suitable.   What Is The Stop-Start System? The name of this particular piece of technology pretty much sums up its function; your engine…

08 Jun, 18

Maintain These 6 Fluids To Keep Your Vehicle In Good Condition!

Maintain Car Fluids

It’s inevitable that you’ll build an attachment with your vehicle, whether it’s from all the quality drives or the fact that you’ve splashed a lot of cash on it… so it makes sense to provide your trusty companion with regular maintenance!   This includes delivering a little TLC to the fluids that play vital roles in your vehicle. By neglecting these fluids, you run the risk of them becoming contaminated and not carrying out their role efficiently. After a long…

30 May, 18

The New MOT Rules That Are Now In Effect!

MOT Rule Changes

So what’s new in the motoring world? Oh, nothing much… just that the mandatory MOT test that your vehicle has to go through is getting tougher to pass. Unfortunately, our vehicles may have it hard even after they pass the test…sounds like a real nightmare right?   So what are they exactly doing? Well, the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) made the changes to the MOT effective on the 20th May 2018, with some revisions including a new category…

04 May, 18

Oil Change: 6 Ways To Tell If Your Car Needs One!

When Can You Tell Your Car Needs An Oil Replacement?

Often overlooked by some vehicle owners, getting your car’s oil changed is an easy, simple service, but it’s arguably one of the most important parts of vehicle maintenance. The oil in your car’s engine acts as a cooling agent and lubricant for its moving parts, preventing the parts from rubbing together and becoming damaged due to friction. Engine oil also acts as a filter, removing sludge and varnish from your car’s internal workings. When the oil gets older, it loses…

11 Apr, 18

How To: Change The Air Filter In Your Car

Change The Air Filter Yourself

How Often Should You Change The Air Filter? An air filter does what it says on the tin, it filters out any dust and dirt from the air supply so that only clean air enters the engine.   When deciding how often you should change your air filter, be sure to consider a few factors, such as how many miles your car has driven, and in what environment you drive your car in. For example, if you often drive on…