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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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How To Stop Losing Money When Buying Cars

Posted on March 19th, 2018

When you’re looking to buy a new car, it may seem like you’re fighting a losing battle. They immediately begin to lose value as soon as they roll off the forecourt, they’re prone to breaking down and, on top of all that, they require many additional costs in the form of petrol, oil, insurance and repairs. So, you might be sat there thinking, “How can I possibly save money in this scenario?“ Well, this month, the team at Auto Exhausts & Tyres are going to help you do just that. New or Used? This is an argument that is still raging…

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4 Ways To Maintain The Value Of Your Car

Posted on February 28th, 2018

If you’ve just bought a new car, you’re probably not thinking about the day you’ll eventually come to sell it. That said, in a few years time, the chances are you’ll be trading it in for something better. With this in mind, it certainly pays to think about how you treat your car carefully, as this will ultimately determine its value when it comes to trade-in time. And, if you do this properly, you’ll be able to put more money down on your new car when you’re looking to purchase again! So, this month, the team at Auto Exhausts & Tyres…

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Do Fuel Additives Work?

Posted on January 26th, 2018

It can be difficult to know how effective fuel additives truly are, especially considering some of the marketing out there which would have you believe one drop will solve all of your engine’s problems. Although this may not be true, there are certainly some benefits to using fuel additives, the majority of which we’ll explore in this article. What Are Fuel Additives? Fuel additives are available for both petrol and diesel engines, and are simply added to your fuel tank after filling up. The additives themselves claim to benefit your vehicle in numerous ways, from cleaning carburettors, injectors and intake valves,…

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Best Car Modifications 2018

Posted on January 8th, 2018

Although it can be tempting to want to replace your car after you’ve racked up thousands of miles with it, especially as we enter the new year, there are plenty of things we can do to modify our current cars to improve their looks and ride. What’s more, we can improve upon our cars for a fraction of the cost of replacing them, whilst also not having to go through the rigmarole of actually purchasing a new one. In light of this, this month, Auto Exhausts & Tyres will be offering some new ways to modify your car as we enter…

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Why Does My Car Need A Service?

Posted on November 30th, 2017

As a rule of thumb, most cars should get serviced once a year or every 12000 miles, the marker you use will depend on which comes first. Most motorists simply take it as read that their car needs servicing which, although sensible, probably leaves many road users baffled as to exactly why their car needs servicing in the first place. Here at Auto Exhausts & Tyres, we think it’s important to understand what a car service involves and why your vehicle needs one. After all, if you can spot the early warning signs that you car is due for a service,…

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