How to Reduce Car Emissions

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This guide provides actionable steps and insights into making your vehicle more eco-friendly. For UK motorists, understanding how to reduce car emissions is crucial, especially when preparing for the MOT (Ministry of Transport) test, addressing a failed MOT due to emissions, or simply seeking to minimise the environmental impact of their vehicle. What are Car … Read more

How Does a Drum Brake Work

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In this article, we’ll explore how drum brakes work, and look at how they differ from the more modern disc brakes. What Are Drum Brakes? They are called “drum” brakes because the main component resembles a drum. They function through a set of shoes or pads that press outward against a rotating drum-shaped part attached … Read more

How to Test an Ignition Coil

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The ignition coil is an integral part of the vehicle’s ignition system, transforming the battery’s low voltage to the thousands of volts needed to spark the spark plugs and start the engine. This blog post aims to provide drivers with an understanding of ignition coils, including how to test them with a multimeter, their function, … Read more

What is a Dual Mass Flywheel and What Does it Do?

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Think of a flywheel in a car like a big spinning disc. When your car’s engine runs, it doesn’t give out power smoothly all the time. Sometimes it gives more power, and sometimes less. The flywheel helps by acting like a storage for spinning energy. When there’s extra power, it spins faster and stores that … Read more

How to Replace a Wing Mirror Glass

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Got a crack on the wing mirror glass and thinking of replacing it yourself? This guide will walk you through the steps of replacing wing mirror glass. How to Replace Wing Mirror Glass In many modern cars, the glass comes prefixed to the back panel which means it’s not as easy to replace as it … Read more

What is E10 petrol: A Complete Guide

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E10 petrol replaced E5 as the standard petrol grade in the UK in September 2021. This blog post aims to clarify what E10 petrol is, its benefits and how it compares to its predecessor, E5 petrol. We’ll also delve into which vehicles are compatible with E10, and how it relates to unleaded petrol and the … Read more

How Much Does It Cost To Refurbish Alloy Wheels

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Alloy wheels can be refurbished in different ways, depending on the type of wheel and the extent of the damage. Professional refurbishment is recommended and can cost from £50 per wheel for wheels under 20”, while a DIY repair can cost under £50 with an alloy wheel repair kit. Alloy wheels can corrode, and this must be monitored as it can have serious implications for the safety of the car if left ignored.

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Electric Vehicle Charger Installation Costs

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This guide provides details about the costs, requirements, and considerations for residential or home EV charger installations in the UK. Why choose to install an EV charger at home? With the increasing adoption of electric vehicles in the UK, having a home charging station offers unparalleled convenience and efficiency. Types of Home EV Chargers Slow … Read more

How to Properly Dispose of Old Car Tyres

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Got new tyres fitted for your vehicle but not sure what to do with the old tyres? This quick guide will simplify the process, offering clear and practical advice for UK motorists. By following these guidelines, you can ensure that your tyre disposal methods are both legally compliant and environmentally responsible. Tyres are a complex … Read more

Where is the Fuel Pump Located

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A component that plays a vital role in the smooth running of your car is the fuel pump. This article is a quick guide to fuel pumps, their operation, and maintenance. Where Is the Fuel Pump Located? The fuel pump is an essential component of your vehicle’s fuel system, responsible for delivering fuel from the … Read more