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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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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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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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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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Start Preparing Your Car for Winter Now

Posted on November 6th, 2015

Your car is more likely to breakdown in the winter than at any other time, so ensuring your car is prepped now for the winter months is important. We’ve listed some of the most important checks to carry out on your vehicle now to ensure it’s ready for the colder months. Check your tyre tread It’s important to ensure your tyre tread is within legal limits all year round, but with slippery roads and reduced traction, this is especially important in the winter. Measure each tyre’s tread, and replace them if it is too low. Also check the air pressure is…

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Does your Car Battery Need Replacing?

Posted on June 10th, 2015

For many people, cars are an essential part of day-to-day life and without them, we’d be lost! Considering this, keeping an eye out for the warning signs of when certain things might be on their way out will help you stay one step ahead, so you don’t find yourself caught out and broken down on the motorway! So, in this article we’re going to highlight all the tell-tale signs of when your car battery is nearing the end of its life. Sluggish start The usual cranking noise of the engine starting isn’t its usual punchy self and tends to take longer…

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Brake Maintenance – What Can You Do?

Posted on March 24th, 2015

When it comes to maintaining the brakes on your car, there should be no compromise. They are the most important component when it comes to road safety and should adhere to certain regulations in order to remain compliant with the law and keep you safe at all times. However, with constant use they can eventually wear out and need either repairing or replacing overtime. In light of this, there are certain checks you can do yourself to help you spot any faults or signs of wear and tear so you can rectify the issue before it becomes a bigger problem. Master…

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A New Year a New Feeling Car – Best Car Hacks 2015

Posted on January 15th, 2015

With a new year, brings new prospects and dreams for the future year ahead. For some, that might be moving house, others it could be the year their dream holiday becomes a reality, for others it may be to finally own their ideal car. For those of you who are holding out for the latter, while you may be in the process of working towards this, or you might just be looking for ways to improve your existing car, we can help rejuvenate your current car with some simple and easy car hacks! Cloudy headlights Headlights can soon become dirty and cloudy…

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I’ve added the wrong type of fuel, what should I do?

Posted on October 29th, 2014

We all have our ‘moments’ from time to time. Moments where we forget to do things,perhaps something slips your mind. One of these moments could be going to fill your car up with petrol and realising you’ve put diesel in it, or visa versa! It is estimated that around 150,000 drivers put the wrong fuel in their vehicles every year! So it is a rather common mistake that breakdown recovery companies are used to dealing with. So, should you find yourself faced with this problem, then you might panic and think, “WHAT DO I DO NOW?!”  So we’re going to give…

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How To Apply For A Driver’s License

Posted on September 29th, 2014

Growing up is an exciting time for us all, as we become able to legally do things we’ve never done before, with one of the most exciting being learning how to drive! Technically, you can apply for your provisional driver’s license when you are 15 years and 9 months old, but you cannot actually start driving until you are 17 years old, or 16 if you want to ride a moped rather than a car. Providing you are a permanent resident of Great Britain, you can go ahead and apply for your driver’s license! 1) Post Office Your first port of…

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