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Issues with a starter motor can be the result of several mechanical problems. Use our guide below to help you examine the car safely and pinpoint the issue.

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A car service can take anywhere from one to four hours to complete, depending on the type of service being conducted. Here’s everything you need to know about the three main types of services, what’s included in each, jobs you can do yourself to save some money and much more.

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Published: 17/12/2020

How to Create a Winter Car Kit

A winter car kit can help you survive a breakdown and get you back on the road as quickly as possible. Here’s our guide to creating your own winter car kit before you head out onto the open road.

All cars should have a breakdown kit, just in case, but many do not, leaving drivers vulnerable to the elements and mechanical breakdowns. Winter is coming, and your risks of breaking down on the open road are about to increase significantly. Are you prepared?

Here are some unbelievable stats on winter break downs:

  • The top-five causes of winter break downs in the UK include dead batteries, flat tyres, engine cut-outs, non-starters and engine warning lights. 
  • One in six UK motorists has broken down in winter due to not preparing their vehicle correctly.
  • Over half of all motorists do not conduct a service before winter.
  • 40% don't know how to adjust the height of their headlight beams. 
  • One in six don't know how to turn their full beams on at all.
  • 74% said they do not consider the importance of checking the battery charge level.
  • One in 10 motorists says they avoid driving in winter altogether.

These stats are shocking and prove just how underprepared most of us are for winter driving. Beyond taking your car for a pre-winter service (which is essential!), you can create your very own winter-survival car kit. 

A winter car kit will ensure that, if you do break down, you have everything you need to survive the cold while you wait for assistance or manage to get the car going again. 

Creating the Ultimate Winter Car Kit for Survival This Winter

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Good car care is all about getting the most out of your vehicle. Here's our guide to looking after your prized possession using the best detailing methods available

Do you love your car? If so, you might want to start thinking like a pro and give your baby the proper car care it deserves. Giving your car a quick wash by yourself with a sponge or putting it through a five-quid car wash isn't the quality care your car needs (or wants). 

In this post we look at how to care for your car like a pro by breaking down the full car-detailing process. We'll go through everything from scrubbing the wheels to the finishing touches.

Why should you care about your car? A car is a considerable investment, and as soon as it’s on the road, it becomes vulnerable to the sun, salt, grease, grime, rain, acid rain, smog, tree sap, bugs, and — to top it all off — bird droppings.

If you want to keep your car in great shape and fight off that car depreciation as much as possible, quality car care is essential. You will also reduce your risk of expensive issues down the line. Finally, your car will look nice, which is what we want, right? 

The Professional Car Care Method


Wash the Wheels

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Think you might have a bad ignition coil? In this blog, we run through the common ignition coil problems, symptoms and solutions so you can be sure your vehicle is working correctly.

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