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26 Feb, 19

5 Car Maintenance Myths That Are Actually False

There are multitudes of advice every car owner gets whenever the topic of keeping their car in good condition comes up. It can come from anyone, ranging from an online article to your family members. You can get tips on how to save on car maintenance expenses or how best to enhance your car performance, however, not all of this advice is necessarily true. Some pieces may have originated from exaggerated experiences and stories. Here are the five common vehicle…

20 Feb, 19

Everything You Need To Know About Wheel Alignment

Have you ever been driving and felt your vehicle pulling to one side? Or when you check your vehicle, have you noticed that there is a greater degree of wear on one side of your tyre than the other? If you’ve ever experienced this or your tyres are in this state, then you most likely have misaligned wheels. The process of aligning wheels is actually quite simple; your vehicle is placed on a wheel-alignment ramp, which uses laser-controlled measuring devices…

18 Feb, 19

How To: Fit New Spark Plugs

Spark Plug Condition: How To Diagnose Engine Problems

The spark plug is fitted to the engine cylinder head and positioned with its tip in the cylinder. There is one spark plug installed in each cylinder and its sole purpose is to ignite the compressed fuel and air mixture. This combustion is what creates the energy for the engine to rotate and output power. The spark plug is controlled via the engine ECU as it is crucial for the ignition to be timed to be in perfect sync with…

15 Feb, 19

Steps On How To Change A Headlight Bulb

how to remove bulb from headlight

Headlight bulb replacement is a task that every car owner should learn to do. Not only will it save you the hassle of having to take your vehicle to a mechanic, but it's also a cheaper alternative. It may not seem like the most useful thing to learn, but you'll be thanking us when one of your headlight bulbs dies and you need a quick fix. Driving without working headlights is evidently not very safe for yourself and pedestrians, but…

15 Feb, 19

How To: Prevent Your Car From Overheating

what to do when your car overheats

If your car overheats, you should pull over as soon as it is safe to do so and then switch off your engine. Allowing the engine to overheat can cause catastrophic damage, so knowing how to prevent this type of failure is priceless! Hot weather is a common cause for vehicles overheating. However, this problem becomes more likely if you neglect your car’s maintenance, or more specifically, the little things you can do to prevent your car from overheating in…

30 Jan, 19

How To Prevent Car Doors From Freezing Shut

Think of this scenario, you've just about managed to drag yourself out of bed and get dressed for the freezing weather. You make your way towards your car and attempt to unlock the doors, only to find they're frozen shut. How frustrating!  Well, there are a few quick ways to prevent this from happening or to fix it if it does, so you don't have to worry about not being able to get into your car. Here are 4 tips…

29 Jan, 19

Car Trouble Starting In The Cold?

Winter can be a difficult season to get through. Especially because of those cold, dark mornings where it's too painful to slip out from under your duvet, that hesitant peek you take out of your window to ensure it hasn't snowed and do not even get us started on car-related issues! Unfortunately, various car troubles tend to crop up when the temperature starts to drop and unlike us humans, our vehicle's cannot layer up during winter. Essentially, cold and damp…

28 Jan, 19

Common Sat Nav Signal Issues and How to Fix Them

How to Fix Common Sat Nav Issues

Satellite navigation systems are extremely important, especially for those who like to travel to new places or for the poor souls who have a very bad sense of direction. Funny stories about sat nav blunders are everywhere and most are hilarious until it happens to you. For example, these 2 travellers were trying to get to Capri but mistakenly typed “Carpi” into their sat nav and ended up 400 miles off Capri… What a nightmare! Of course, in this incident,…

18 Jan, 19

Common ABS Control Module Problems

How to Fix ABS Module Issues

The ABS (anti-lock braking system) control module is equipped with microprocessors capable of handling real-time data signals and interpreting the exact moment a vehicle loses handling/traction. The ABS unit can determine when to apply/release braking pressure and to which wheels, in order to prevent the wheel from locking up or skidding. A great number of accidents can be caused by vehicles that either don't have ABS or suffer from ABS-related issues.  According to the NHTSA, “in a few years, all…

16 Jan, 19

Common Air Conditioning Problems and Solutions

Car Air Con

An Air Conditioning checkup is frequently overlooked by car owners because they tend to prioritize the engine and other essential components’ maintenance. As they ignore the developing issues of their air conditioners, it ends up coming back on them in the form of hefty fees that need paying, on parts and labour to get it repaired/replaced. Most of the things that cause aircon failures in vehicles develop over time, so it's not common to notice sudden issues. But if you're…