Common Problems With The Ford EcoBoost engine

The Ford EcoBoost is developed by Ford for improved fuel efficiency and durability. Ford’s EcoBoost engine has been widely used across various models in the UK. Here are some of the popular Ford models that have been equipped with this engine: Ford Fiesta – The EcoBoost engine, particularly the 1.0-litre variant, is popular in the … Read more

Hiring a Car: A Guide

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Navigating Europe by car can be an exhilarating experience, offering the freedom to explore the countryside, bustling cities, and historical landmarks at your own pace. Whether you’re a tourist planning a road trip or a local requiring a temporary vehicle, understanding how hiring a car can help you have a great trip. This guide aims … Read more

A Guide to Understanding Used Car Warranties

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All new cars are generally sold with a manufacturer warranty of anywhere from 3-7 years. Once that warranty expires you are usually left without protection, however there is actually an alternative: a used car warranty.  Read our guide to learn all about used car warranties and how they can protect you from unforeseen repair costs. … Read more

How to Reduce Car Emissions

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This guide provides actionable steps and insights into making your vehicle more eco-friendly. Understanding how to reduce car emissions is important as a car owner, 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 … 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

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