Roadside assistance or recovery of your vehicle

If you have breakdown cover then you will probably have to have decided whether to take out additional levels of cover for recovery for example. Most breakdown companies include recovery to a destination usually within 10 miles for free but if you break down 60 miles away from your home, you will have to fork out yourself to have the car recovered to your home address. Upping your level of cover can mean that you can be recovered from anywhere in the UK and bring back to a local garage or your home. This can then allow you some time to decide what you want to do and shop around for quotes from garages. If they recover you at a time when the garage is closed, then they will often...
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The new diagnostic equipment being sold by many breakdown companies

Breaking down is a nightmare and it usually happens at the most inconvenient time like on a motorway or when you are miles away from home on a dark, wet night. Breakdown cover can cost as little as £5 per month and is well worth having for peace of mind, as one call out can cost you in excess of £100 if you are not with a breakdown company. Breakdown companies are always trying to advance and offer their customers a reliable and effective service and recently many of them have started to offer equipment to try and prevent a breakdown. These boxes plug into the port inside your vehicle which is linked up to the onboard computer. It can read faults that the care is displaying and check on...
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Is the service history for your car important?

You should always get your car serviced regularly in accordance with the manufacturer’s 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 the 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 into 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 often...
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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 your backlights 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 dashboard then you need to take the vehicle to a garage to get them to check what...
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