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Why Do MOT Tests Include the Emissions Test?

MOT tests include a strict exhaust emissions test to reduce the level of harmful pollutants like carbon monoxide and hydrocarbons that are released into the atmosphere. ... Read More

1st December 2023


How Can I Improve the Fuel Efficiency of My Car?

The price of fuel seems to be ever rising, so it’s more important than ever that your car is as efficient as possible. Small changes can really make a big difference when it comes to improving fuel economy, making your money go further.... Read More

13th November 2023


Why Is My Car Overheating?

Your car could be overheating due to issues with the vehicle’s cooling system, extreme weather conditions, or a serious problem with the engine.... Read More

26th October 2023


Why Is My Car’s Air Con Not Cold?

If your car’s air conditioning system is blowing hot air instead of cold, then this could mean that there is an underlying A/C problem which needs to be addressed.... Read More

26th September 2023


What Is a Diagnostic Test?

Many drivers don’t know what a diagnostic test is, even though most mechanics recommend booking a diagnostic check when you see a warning light or notice something is wrong with your vehicle. ... Read More

23rd August 2023


Why Is My Steering Wheel Squeaking?

If either of your vehicle’s front wheels squeak when you turn left or right, then it is likely you have a squeaking steering wheel. This needs to be looked at and fixed by a skilled mechanic.... Read More

5th July 2023


Why Do My Car Brakes Squeak?

If you’ve noticed that your car brakes squeak, you might be worried about what is wrong. Unfortunately, a squeaking sound coming from your car brakes can be attributed to a number of issues with the braking system – and some are worse than others. ... Read More

12th June 2023


Why Is Smoke Coming From My Car Exhaust?

Whether you drive a petrol, diesel or hybrid vehicle, your car will expel smoke through the exhaust pipe. In a healthy engine, you shouldn’t see much visible smoke, as there is not enough oil burning to produce any.... Read More

25th May 2023


Why Is My Steering Wheel Shaking?

A shaking steering wheel can make for a distracting driving experience, and the underlying issue causing the vibration could lead to MOT failure. This shaking sensation can be caused by several key components in your car, so you should never ignore i... Read More

13th April 2023


When Should I Change My Cambelt?

Generally speaking, your vehicle’s cambelt – or timing belt - will need to be changed more than once over the course of your car’s life. Whilst there is no set guideline for when the cambelt will need to be replaced, you can refer to the vehicle hand... Read More

20th March 2023


How to Fix Your Car’s Smelly Air Conditioning

If your car’s air conditioning system is smelly, this can point to a bigger issue with your vehicle. Anything from low refrigerant levels to low system pressure could be causing the problem.... Read More

28th February 2023


What Does a Car Service Include?

Regularly booking a car service is an excellent way to maintain the health of your vehicle. You can book an interim, full, or major service, depending on the level of care your vehicle requires.... Read More

6th January 2023


Can You Drive a Car Without an MOT?

If your vehicle is at least 3 years old, then an MOT test is an annual legal requirement. It is your responsibility as the vehicle owner to book in for this MOT test within a year of the previous MOT.... Read More

8th December 2022


How Often Should You Service Your Car?

It is generally accepted that you should have your car serviced once every year or every 12,000 miles, depending on which comes first. If you tend to cover more miles than this, then you should consider opting for an interim service every 6 months in... Read More

9th November 2022


Does My Car Need an MOT?

If your vehicle is at least 3 years old, then an MOT test is an annual legal requirement. It is your responsibility as the vehicle owner to book in for this MOT test within a year of the previous MOT.... Read More

28th October 2022