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How to Choose the Right Winter Tyres

How to Choose the Right Winter Tyres

With the cold season now in full swing, many responsible people who care about their own and others’ safety are looking to get a set of winter tyres for their cars. The issue a lot of them run into, though, is how to pick the right tyres with optimum performance that would also get them […]

Keep Track of Your Engine Oil

Keep Track of Your Engine Oil

One of the most frequent questions car guys are asked by friends and family, and even strangers who find out they are into cars, is when to change the engine oil. And there really is no definite answer. It depends on the make of the car they drive, the model-year, the mileage, and condition of […]

Advances in Formula 1 Safety

Advances in Formula 1 Safety

During the 1950s, it could be said that very little, if any thought, was ever given to safety requirements in Formula One. Today’s races are a different matter. Regulations are clearly set out by the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), almost on a rolling basis. If we were to look backwards through time, we would […]

Buying a used car online? Some things to keep in mind!

Buying a used car online? Some things to keep in mind!

Thinking of buying a used car online, but not sure where to start? This article will list a few things to keep in mind when you’re buying a used car online. Budget First, don’t forget your budget. Think about what is important to you – consider such aspects such as a preference for a manual […]

Types of Car Security Systems

Types of Car Security Systems

Theft from cars and, of course, theft of them is a big problem, so car-makers build in increasing levels of security. But security devices are only any good if you use them properly. Read up on them in your car’s handbook and remember they are all rendered useless if you ‘give’ the thief the key […]

How to Get to Know Your New Car

How to Get to Know Your New Car

Car companies spend a lot of time creating handbooks and complain that too few owners read them and therefore many ‘faults’ are remedied by telling the owner what page it’s on. Time reading the car’s handbook is not wasted. It enables you to get the best from your investment by using its systems properly and […]

How to Establish the Best Tyre Pressures for Your Car

How to Establish the Best Tyre Pressures for Your Car

The car and tyre manufacturers work together to establish the best tyre pressures for your car. The handbook may give several sets of pressures for different sizes of tyre fitted to various models in the range. This is because the pressures required to carry the car’s weight and cope with its performance vary according to […]

How to Deal With Auto Mechanical Breakdown

How to Deal With Auto Mechanical Breakdown

Running on empty If the engine misbehaves, you may be able to do something. If it gently runs out of power, perhaps stuttering as it does so, it is likely to be a fuel problem. Check the fuel gauge but even if that registers fuel, think about when you last filled up. If the car […]

How to Clean Your Car's Interior

How to Clean Your Car’s Interior

Keeping the interior clean and undamaged is important because when you sell the car, dealers are far less tolerant of expensive and difficult repairs to interior trim than they are to cosmetic damage outside. Method Start by removing all your junk from the boot, floor and cubbies so you don’t have to move it as […]

How to Clean Car Windows and Mirrors

How to Clean Car Windows and Mirrors

Dirty windows and mirrors increase the risk of you missing something important and make long journeys more tiring as your eye and brain try to cope with the interference to your vision, especially at night. Dirt on the inside also makes demisting take longer. Outside Don’t use household window cleaning preparations on the outside of […]