What Does My Exhaust Actually Do?

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Every petrol or diesel powered vehicle has an exhaust – some have one, some have four, but they all serve the same purpose. However, what that purpose is can be unclear to a lot of people, especially if they don’t have specialist motoring knowledge or a keen interest in cars, bikes and trucks. This article … Continue reading

World Car of the Year Awards 2015

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The hotly-anticipated World Car of the Year Awards have taken place for 2015, and it has been a very successful year for one particular German car manufacturer. Mercedes-Benz took home a fantastic three awards, but it was not short of top quality company, either. Here are the winners of the various awards from this year’s … Continue reading

Do You Need New Tyres?

Changing tyres – an incredibly important process, yet something that is neglected or forgotten by motorists all over the world. Over time, the tread on tyres will become worn and eventually disappear, which will have an adverse effect on the way your car handles on the road. There are a number of signs that can … Continue reading

What is Involved in an MOT?

MOT certificates verify that vehicles meet the acceptable road safety standards. Even though this certificate doesn’t confirm the car’s road worthiness, it is still required by law. Here is a list of the checks that are carried out by MOT centres.   Brakes Your brakes must be in good working condition without troubleshooting and they … Continue reading

Why Trust Your Local Garage

There are many reasons why using your local garage makes sense, not the least being convenience. It’s a fact of life, that a few ‘bad apples’ will always cause problems for any service industry, and unfortunately, this is also true for garages. The fact that it is easier to write negatives about an industry rather … Continue reading

What Were the Best Cars of 2014?

With so many new cars being released last year, from hatchbacks to supercars, picking the best ones can seem like an impossible task. However, a few models rolled off the production line and excelled amongst their competitors, and this article will look back over the year and see which cars stood out.   Volkswagen Golf … Continue reading

Tyres for Driving in Snow and Ice

All motorists know the dreaded conditions that can come with the cold winter months. Roads become considerably more unstable, and as a result there is a higher probability of accidents, especially if you and your vehicle are not properly prepared. When it comes to tyres, there are a number of ways you can ensure that … Continue reading

Improve Visibility When Driving in Winter

  Driving requires total concentration at all times, but driving in winter requires a special level of focus, organisation and preparation due to the unpredictability of the weather, the surface and the vehicles on it. This article will look at the steps you need to take to ensure you are as visible and safe as … Continue reading

How to Change a Car Tyre

The most important aspect of changing a tyre, from start to the finish, is safety. If possible, try to manoeuvre the vehicle in such a way that it doesn’t present a hazard to other road users. If it is night time or visibility is poor, ensure that you and the vehicle are as visible as … Continue reading

Signs that Your Car Has Suspension Problems

The nature of suspension means that when it is working, you won’t even give it a second thought as your vehicle traverses bumps and uneven surfaces in the road. However, if your suspension develops a fault, it is often very noticeable as the aforementioned uneven surfaces cause your car to shudder and rattle. Pulling to … Continue reading

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