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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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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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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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How to make your brakes last longer

Posted on May 31st, 2017

The braking mechanism in your car is used frequently on any journey and is therefore liable to wear out. Worn brakes are a safety hazard which need addressing immediately, either through repair or replacement, and this can become costly if you find you are wearing through brakes quickly. If you are paying out for regular brake system replacements, this could be a sign you need to update your driving technique to be more brake-friendly. In this article, we will cover some techniques and tips which will help your brakes last longer. Reduce braking from high speeds Whenever you can, you should…

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What Is a Car Service History?

Posted on September 9th, 2016

If you’re going about buying a new car, one thing you should keep an eye out for above others is a full car service history. A car without a full service history can have up to a quarter of its value knocked off, but if you’re shopping around for a good deal you shouldn’t see this as a bargain; it will likely cost you extra down the line when something goes awry with your new vehicle. This month, we’ll be looking at what exactly is a car service history and why it’s important that your car has one. What is a…

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The World’s Greatest Road Trips

Posted on July 14th, 2016

The world is a massive and wonderful place packed full of hordes of excellent scenic roads that prove a driver’s delight, and now that we’re in the full swing of summer 2016 there’s no better time to think about getting out there in your car for a holiday. If you were to Google the best road trips you’d likely find yourself inundated with suggestions, so we’ve put together our top picks to help you out. Iceland’s Ring Road Though not the largest of islands, what Iceland lacks in size it makes up for in sheer beauty. The 1339 km road loops…

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FAQs For Driving Abroad

Posted on June 2nd, 2016

If you’re thinking about coasting your way down to the French Riviera this holiday season in search of that sweet summer sun then you’ll need to be aware of a few key things about  driving abroad to help you avoid any unnecessary headaches on your trip. In this article we’ll be dealing with the most frequently asked questions we hear from customers when they come to us for a service before driving abroad. Will my breakdown cover still apply in Europe? Not necessarily, and therefore it is paramount that you do not assume that your breakdown cover in the UK will…

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5 Signs Your Car Needs a Service

Posted on March 10th, 2016

It’s important to have your vehicle serviced regularly in order to ensure it is safe to be on the roads. Being able to identify some tell-tale indicators that your car has a problem can save you time, allowing you to book your car in to be serviced before it breaks down. Check out our 5 top signs that your car is in need of a service here. Flashing warning lights A light will normally illuminate in your car to indicate a problem with the engine, or that the car’s service is due, signalling that you should soon have your engine checked….

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5 Reasons To Use Your Local Independent Garage

Posted on January 25th, 2016

The majority of motorists, when asked, report a higher level of satisfaction when visiting their independent garage compared to manufacturer servicing centres, every time. Here at Auto Exhaust and Tyres, we know that’s no accident – our locally run garage allows us to offer great services at affordable prices, to all our customers. If you’re not already sold, check out our top 5 reasons to use your local independent garage below. Convenience Dropping your car just down the road for its MOT or service is far more convenient than having to travel to a manufacturer-linked garage. Staying local means you can…

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