How to look after your car through the summer months

With summer on its way and many people planning to go on holiday it is important to look after your car, especially if you are going to be using it for long journeys.  In winter people often know what they need to do to look after their vehicle to ensure that it starts in the cold weather and this it is as safe as possible to drive through snow and ice conditions.  There are also some checks that you should make on your car in the summer months.  With the weather warming up it is important to ensure that you always have the correct level of coolant in your vehicle as otherwise it can quickly overheat which can cause long-term damage. You may also want to ensure that your car...
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Top tips for car care

Whether you have a brand new car or an older one the car will last you longer and cost you less money in the long run if you look after it. Some simple tips on looking after your car will keep it looking great and performing at its best. Regular services are key to avoiding major issues further down the line so paying out little and often could save you more money. Keeping your car clean is also important as if you leave bird poo on the paint work of the car it will fairly quickly damage the lacquer of the pain leaving marks that cannot easily be removed. The same can happen from wet rotting leaves and fruit falling onto the car from parking under a tree. To avoid...
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What should you do if you’re involved in a car accident?

Having a car accident is a terrible and scary thing, even if you are not hurt you can often feel very shaken for a number of days and often it can take a bit of time before you feel ready to drive again. If you are involved in a car accident it is very important to try and remain calm. Firstly try to make sure that you vehicle is stationery and not going to move by applying the handbrake and turning the engine off. Once you have done this you need to check if anyone else has been involved and if they are ok. Depending on where you are and how bad the accident is you may need to call police and an ambulance to help with the situation. If...
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Making sure your tyres are legal

Tyres are a very important part of the handling of your vehicle. Did you know that if your tyre is worn below the legal limit or excessively damaged you can be given three points on your license for each tyre? If all four tyres are below the legal limit, that’s an instant driving ban. Tyres can not only cost you points on your license but can also be one of the main causes of accidents on the roads today. If your car tyres are below the minimum tread required by law then it will have an effect on your stopping distance and makes it more likely for you to have a blowout which could be disastrous. The legal limit for tyre depths in the UK is 1.6 mm around the...
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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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