Is the service history for your car important?

You should always get your car serviced regularly in accordance with the manufacturers guidelines to get it running as efficiently as possible. Some cars have long life service schedules and others are shorter meaning you will need to check the plan for your individual make and model of car, not just assume it is the same as a previous car you owned. Having the service history for a car can also make it more saleable and may mean you get a better price for it, especially if it has been done by a main dealer. Along with ensuring that you have the service book and that it is stamped every time you have a service done you should also try and keep receipts for other work you may have had...
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Why a job in the motoring industry may be worth more than you think

If you are in the process of deciding on a new career then you may wish to consider a job in the motor industry. Many car dealerships offer their employees great incentives and even if these are not written in to your contract you may find that they are willing to help you out from time to time. With car running costs amongst one of the highest annual bills a person has, any money you can save on this has got to be a good thing. Most garages offer employees a very reasonable discount on parts and labour, often selling tyres etc. at cost price meaning you simply cannot find a better deal. This can save you hundreds of pounds over the year on serving and repairs and you can...
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Common issues with airbags within your vehicle

  Many cars now have airbags fitted to them, this may be driver airbags, passenger airbags, or a combination.  It is proven than air beds can save lives and therefore it is vital that they are in working order.  It is not uncommon to see an airbag light on up the on a vehicle.  This light is there to indicate that there is a fault with the airbag system, but this is not always the case. Sometimes her back lights can come on if the battery has been disconnected or if the plugs for the airbags have been removed and put back together again. If you have an airbag light come up on your dash board then you need to take the vehicle in to a garage to get them...
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Is your car MOT ready?

Every car in the UK needs an MOT test yearly when the car reaches 3 years of age. Before the MOT you need to do a pre MOT check. It is a good idea to check some of the things yourself, and an even better idea to let a workshop check your car. An MOT involves dozens of checks on your car, ranging from the brakes and fuel system to lights, mirrors, seatbelts, windscreen wipers and exhaust system. It doesn’t cover the condition of the engine, clutch and gearbox. With the cost of an MOT capped at nearly £55 it’s definitely worth checking what you can do to avoid a re-test. We have put together a few key points that could save you money for the sake of 10 minutes...
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Getting your vehicle ready for a journey on the motorway

If you are planning on doing a long journey in your car, and especially if you are going to be travelling on the motorway then it is vital to carry out some checks a few days before you set off. Some people choose to carry out these checks out on the morning of their trip, but often if you find a problem, it is too late to try and rectify it before you are supposed to leave. For example if you discover you have a puncture then you may not be able to get a tyre fitted for a little while, which may well delay your trip, and if you have a flight to catch, you could end up missing it and therefore missing part if not all of your...
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