Looking after your handbrake

Your handbrake is a vital component of your vehicle, and yet many of us don’t think about it much until it goes wrong. The handbrake is checked as part of the MOT that needs to be carried out every year on vehicles over 3 years old. Although this is checked annually it can go wrong at any time and it is surprisingly easy to test yourself. When pulling the handbrake up it sho...
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Finding a trust worthy mechanic

Finding a mechanic that you can reply upon and trust is of vital importance. When we take our vehicle to a garage, we often have to trust that what they say is true and that they do not quote for additional work that doesn’t need doing. You may even use a garage that has been recommended to you by a friend or family member, but you still always need to be a little cautious. ...
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Checking and maintaining tyres on your vehicle

Tyres are an integral part of your car and should be looked after at all times. There are many things that can go wrong with tyres and it is easy to miss them until it becomes a major issue. The biggest error people tend to make with tyres is not driving them inflated to the correct level. This may be that they are under or over inflated and both can cause damage, excess fuel u...
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Looking after and maintaining your vehicle

If you own a car or a van then you need to ensure that you keep up with the maintenance on it. Many issues arise from vehicles that have not properly been maintained and sometimes these issues could have been avoided or at least lessened had they of been picked up earlier. Each car is given a service schedule dependant on the make, model and engine. This service schedule wil...
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Selling a car to family or friends

If you are trying to sell your car then you may have a family member or friend ask you about buying it. This can be very awkward as you may be selling it thinking that it will soon need a bit of money spent on it, or maybe you need a bigger car but have not really maintained the previous one all that well. You will need to be honest with them and tell them of any known fault...
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