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Avoiding the heat – Car maintenance for the summer

With the UK currently in the middle of a heatwave, what better time than to share some tips on keeping your car (and you) from overheating. Ensure that the car battery (usually located under the bonnet) is securely attached to avoid the heat and vibrations from damaging it.  Make sure that you check your car fluid levels regularly.  A car uses several different fluids to ensure the car works correctly, including transmission, brake fluid and power steering fluid. Car tyre pressures are very sensitive to... Read More »
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How to Achieve a Professional Clean at Home

Do you want your vehicle to have that professional gleam but don’t feel like paying a fortune for someone else to do it? With a bit of elbow grease and some handy tips, you can achieve that sparkle and shine all on your own.1. You should never clean a vehicle in extreme heat or direct sunlight, it not only means you have to work faster as some parts of the car dry faster than normal but it also affects the strength of the chemicals within... Read More »
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Best way to finance a car

When it comes to buying a new or used car, the biggest factor that can affect your purchase is cost. It is not uncommon for people to opt for a financing option when it comes to buying a new car, be that through the car dealers themselves or with their bank, but which way is best? The two main ways to spread the cost of a car is to either take out a loan from the bank, pay for the car in full, then pay... Read More »
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Preparing a Car For Spray Paint

Spray painting a car is relatively straightforward if the correct steps are carried out. Here is a quick guide on how to prepare a car so that it is ready to be sprayed. It’s recommended to spray paint a car in the summer. Aerosols tend to work more effectively in warmer climates, and the heat helps to speed up the paint drying process. If it’s not warm and dry, a well-ventilated garage is the next best option. Overalls and old clothes, as well as disposable gloves, are... Read More »
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Tips For Sleeping In The Car

It can be easy on a long journey or road trip to break your normal sleeping schedule, and if there’s no hotel nearby to stay in the only option is to get some sleep in the car. This doesn’t have to be an unpleasant experience though, with some easy relaxation methods those essential hours of sleep can be had. Get Comfortable Take off your shoes and wear loose clothing if possible. Cotton or wool clothing and blankets are perfect for sleeping in the car as they tend to dissipate heat more effectively than synthetic fabrics, this will help your... Read More »
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Tips For Driving On Icy And Snowy Roads

It can be difficult to drive on roads that are hit by unfavourable weather conditions, arguably the worst of which are icy and snowy roads. Luckily with the right knowledge before hand it can be much easier to tackle these tricky roads. One of the most important things to remember is to drive at the right speed. Maintain safe stopping distances between the car in front at all times. In wet weather, you should leave double the distance you normally would, and in snow and ice this can be up to 10 times... Read More »
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Top Quick Car Maintenance Tips

An important part of owning a car is making sure it works properly. Nobody wants to be left stranded by the side of the road waiting for a repair if something breaks. Fortunately this can be avoided, in large part by checking a few things on your vehicle every once in a while. Manufacturer’s Advice All cars come with a handbook which describes how different parts of the car work, as well as what needs to be checked and maintained. This should be the first thing... Read More »