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How to check and top up your car fluids

Posted on January 31st, 2019

Checking your car fluids is one of the most important car maintenance practices. A car with all the necessary fluids works efficiently and will save you from costly and unnecessary repairs. These fluids need a regular top up and even changing over time to maintain their efficiency. With this in mind, here’s everything you need to know. Important Car Fluids Motor Oil The engine has several moving parts most of which are in contact with each other. These are often bound to suffer wear due to friction. The motor oil is responsible for lubricating these parts to reduce the effects of…

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Sport Driving FAQs

Posted on December 21st, 2018

Calling all petrolheads and speed demons – this month, Auto Exhausts & Tyres are answering some popular questions regarding sporty driving. If you’re a newbie and are excited by the idea of track days, but are overwhelmed by the sheer volume of information out there regarding high performance driving, then hopefully the answers listed below get you on the right track. What is the correct way to break in my new tyres? Sporty driving isn’t all about going fast – well, not all the time. If you’ve just purchased a new set of performance tyres, this doesn’t mean you want to…

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What You Need to Know Before Buying Tyres

Posted on November 30th, 2018

Like with any important purchase that you make, buying tyres shouldn’t be done without serious consideration. There are numerous types and styles of tyre on the market, all of which are built for different styles of driving and different conditions. To ensure that you find the set of tyres that fits you, Auto Exhausts & Tyres will be detailing some important considerations when buying new tyres for your vehicle. Climate/Weather In the UK, the chances are you will be able to get away with all-weather tyres all year round. However, for particularly harsh winters, or for countries which experience consistently extreme…

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How to Detect Brake Problems Early

Posted on October 31st, 2018

If you begin to notice problems with the performance of your brakes, or abnormal smells and sounds coming from your vehicle, investigate the problems sooner rather than letting the condition gradually worsen. If you don’t – you could be putting your life at risk. Further, waiting will only lead to more expensive parts wearing out and requiring a replacement. In this article, the Auto Exhausts & Tyres will take a look at some of the warning signs that your brakes need servicing, so you can catch dangerous problems before they happen. Your brake warning light is on This is the most…

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Signs That Your Clutch is Failing

Posted on September 28th, 2018

Your car’s clutch is an absolutely essential component; without it, you wouldn’t even be able to change gear. Unfortunately, many drivers – especially those who can be quite heavy handed with the gear stick – certainly know how to burn through them. While you can prolong the life of your clutch through more careful driving and particular gear changing techniques, this will not be the focus of this month’s article. Instead, we will be looking at telltale signs that your clutch is beginning to fail. A burning smell One of the most common signs associated with a slipping clutch is a…

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MOT Changes 2018

Posted on September 4th, 2018

Back in May, the UK government made some important changes to the MOT test. While the changes themselves aren’t considered to be a great upheaval, they did have a profound impact on particular groups of motorists, especially those who are interested in classic cars! Another important change has been made to new car MOTs, specifically the year in which an MOT becomes necessary for them. So, if you would like to know about these MOT changes in greater detail, the Auto Exhausts & Tyres team have listed them below. No MOT for cars over 40 years old If you’re a classic…

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15 Tips for Maintaining Your Car

Posted on July 31st, 2018

Unfortunately, if you own a car, then you’re probably all too familiar with the problem of depreciation. That is, as soon as you drive off the forecourt, your car loses a considerable amount of value – and it will continue to do so until you decide to sell. However, by taking care of your vehicle both mechanically and in its appearance, you can ensure that, when the time comes to sell, your vehicle will hold its value much better. Put into practice these simple tips below, and see how you could benefit! Infographic from: https://www.titlemax.com/

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The Different Brands of Tyres

Posted on June 26th, 2018

So, you’ve done thousands of miles in your new car, your tread depth has worn down considerably and you’ve decided that it’s time to invest in some new tyres for your vehicle. But there’s a problem: which brand do you choose? With so many brands out there, all of them offering comfort, resilience and value for money, how do you differentiate? Don’t worry, the Auto Exhausts & Tyres team are on hand to help you out. This article will detail some of the most popular brands of tyres and their particular benefits. Michelin Known the world over for their iconic mascot,…

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What Do Exhaust Tips Do?

Posted on May 31st, 2018

Motorists often forget about the components of their car that aren’t clearly visible – apart from the engine, that is – and tend to focus on the ones which are. For that reason, the installation of exhaust tips might be considered a bit of a niche aftermarket upgrade. But is it worth it? This month, the Auto Exhausts & Tyres team will examine this question in a little more detail, outlining just how aftermarket exhaust tips operate, the benefits they provide, as well as a look at some of the different types. How do they work? Your car’s exhaust system is…

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How Have Cars Changed in the Last 50 Years?

Posted on April 30th, 2018

With 2020 looming over us and 1970 nearly half a century ago, it seems fitting to look back at the last five decades to see just how much the automotive industry has changed. From life-saving braking systems to a partially automated driving experience, it’s safe to say that new technology has changed the way we drive immeasurably over the last 50 years. In this article, we’ll take a look at some of these key changes in greater detail, highlighting just how important they have been to the development of everyday vehicles. Anti-Lock Braking Systems (ABS) Developed for aircraft back in 1929,…

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