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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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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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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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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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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 Top Tips For Cutting Down On Fuel Costs

Posted on May 11th, 2016

Running a car can be an expensive venture for any household, but a lot of the time we may find ourselves unnecessarily using more fuel than we need to and soon enough we could find the costs spiralling out of control. However, there are a number of ways you could save massively on your fuel costs, the simplest of which involves simply changing the way you drive. Here are our top pointers for cutting down on your fuel costs. Choose the right car for you You may really want to get the sports car of your dreams or the luxury 4×4…

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What To Consider When Shopping For New Car Tyres

Posted on April 25th, 2016

For all vehicle owners, there will come a point where you need to replace your car’s tyres. The legal minimum tread depth your tyres can have is 1.6mm, but it is recommended that you consider replacing your tyres before this in order to ensure your car is safe to drive on the roads, with consistently good grip and control. To help you when shopping for your new car tyres, we’ve listed a few top considerations in this article. Price Whilst getting a good deal for your budget is important, remember that when buying tyres, it doesn’t always pay to go for…

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Premium Vs. Budget Tyres

Posted on February 16th, 2015

When the time comes that you need new tyres for your car, you will find that you are faced with a rather overwhelming selection of choice. From high-end premium tyres, to middle range and budget tyres, the price can differ rather considerably. However, this appears to be the main problem with prospective tyre buyers: the cost. Many motorists shop according to the price of the tyres rather than the quality and safety it can offer them and their passengers. However, new legislation now grades tyres from A (best) to G (worst) as well as showing information on external noise, wet braking…

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FAQs: What happens during an Engine Diagnostics?

Posted on June 29th, 2014

Have you ever found yourself in the situation where you’re driving along and all of a sudden the warning light pops up on your dashboard and you don’t have a clue why? Something must be wrong but you have no idea what and it throws you into complete panic mode? Well, you’re probably not the only one, but the most important thing is to know what to do and how to handle the situation. Professional mechanics can carry out a thorough diagnostic procedure, using the latest tools and technology in the industry to investigate the issues that could have caused the…

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