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12th April 2021

Running into a flat car battery can be irritating at the best of times – but especially when you’re in a rush, leaving for work or heading to appointment. Let’s be honest, experiencing a dead car battery at any time is likely to put a stop to your plans for the day. So, why do car batteries go flat? And how can you tell if a car battery is dead? Why does my car battery keep dying? Car batteries...

12th March 2021

Experiencing a flat car battery can happen to the best of us - and usually at inconvenient times, such as if you are late for an appointment or work. However, knowing how to jump start a car could save you a lot of stress in the future, especially when you do not have time to recharge your battery. Follow our handy guide to get your car going again. How to start a car with jump leads What do I n...

24th February 2021

Electric cars operate by plugging into a charging point, and receiving electricity from the grid. This electricity is then stored in rechargeable batteries which powers the electric motor of the vehicle – and allows the vehicle’s wheels to move. Initially, electric vehicle batteries were made of the lead-acid variety, but now, modern day electric cars use lithium-ion batteries – which are able to...

18th February 2021

What is engine coolant, and how does it work in your vehicle? Our guide to engine coolant has you covered, detailing the difference between antifreeze and coolant, as well as the benefits engine coolant can have for your vehicle in the colder months. Is antifreeze the same as coolant? Yes – antifreeze, also known as engine coolant, is one of the vital components needed for your vehicle to run ef...

18th February 2021

Oil is vital to the smooth running of your car engine hence why checking your oil level regularly and knowing how to do this is so important. Car oil lubricates your engine, reducing friction and heat which causes wear and tear. However, the friction and heat can cause your oil to degrade over time so we must check our oil regularly! Checking your oil level In order to check your car’s oil level...

9th November 2020

Oil light appeared on your dashboard? Or perhaps you're looking to give your car a bit of maintenance TLC before a long journey? Often, it can be difficult to know which engine oil to use for your vehicle - that's why we've put together this handy guide detailing the different types of engine oil, and identifying what oil your car may need. What engine oil do I need? Ultimately, the type of oil...

16th October 2020

Car suspension is a component of every vehicle which is crucial to helping keep the vehicle stable. Your car suspension will prevent the car from absorbing the lateral forces (the bumps and dips in the road) providing a smooth and stable ride for both the driver and passengers. Car suspension also ensures the wheels stay connected with the road surface, and enhances braking and grip. Without your...

11th September 2020

Are your car brakes squeaking? When listening to the noises from your brakes, it will never be completely silent - you’ll always hear some level of noise coming from your brakes. However, there are some noises which you should be aware of – such as squeaking – which could indicate there may be a problem with your brake pads. So, why do brakes squeak? Why do my brakes squeak? Worn brake pads -...

11th September 2020

What are anti-lock brakes? An anti-lock braking system – also known as ABS – is a safety feature which is standard in all modern cars. It is designed to prevent the wheels from locking, which helps to maintain control and grip of the vehicle on the road. The ABS system takes over from when you apply pressure on the brake to avoid a collision – ensuring that the control of the vehicle is maintaine...

23rd July 2020

Wondering how to charge a car battery? Or how long it takes to charge a car battery? More often than not, if your vehicle does not start because of your battery, it's likely the battery is flat rather than a serious problem. Car batteries can become flat for a number of reasons - such as forgetting to turn off your vehicle's lights, if your vehicle hasn't been driven for a long period of time or...