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What To Do When Your Car Battery Dies

Posted on June 26th, 2019

Discovering that your car battery has died is quite possibly one of the most frustrating things that could happen to a car owner, and there’s never a convenient time for it to happen. But we’re on hand to help you understand why the battery may have died and the steps you can take when it occurs. What could cause your car battery to dies There are many reasons why your car battery may have died, while it’s hard to pinpoint exactly one reason, it could help to prevent it from happening again. Leaving headlights or interior lights on when the engine…

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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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New Year’s Resolutions to Make You a Better Driver

Posted on January 27th, 2017

If there’s ever a time to turn your life around, it’s the New Year period. People throughout the country are taking up resolutions to lose weight, eat healthier, exercise more and any other myriad things, too. But one key area some people overlook is their driving behaviour and how they might change it. Here, we’ll be showing you how you can work to improve your driving for the year ahead! Avoid Distractions While Driving One of the easiest things you can do to improve your driving this year is to avoid all distractions while on the road. Primarily, this means avoiding…

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Tips for Safer Winter Driving

Posted on November 22nd, 2016

If the arctic vortex that hit these isles in the first couple of weeks of November is anything to go by, the coming winter will be an especially chilly one. Driving in wintery conditions brings with it a whole host of challenges. To drive through these conditions unscathed, you’ll need to change up your driving habits. In this month’s article, we’ll be looking at how to drive safely in winter weather. Check the Weather Forecast Before Driving Knowing what you’re going to be up against when on the road is essential to driving safely. If a blizzard is inbound, driving safely…

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Guide to Preventing Vehicle Breakdowns

Posted on October 21st, 2016

A vehicle breakdown is never fun. Between having to sit and wait for rescue and the cost of repairs, no matter where you are when it occurs or under what circumstances, you’re sure to be in for a headache. Fortunately, by properly caring for your vehicle, you can often avoid the nightmare that is a vehicle breakdown. Here, we’ll be showing you how you can work to prevent your vehicle from breaking down. Check Your Brakes Your brakes are an essential part of your vehicle, pivotal in ensuring safety while out on the road. You should have your brakes checked regularly…

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3 Simple Checks to Ensure Your Car Tyres Are Road Safe

Posted on August 19th, 2016

If you’ve ever had to lift a tyre, you’ll know just how heavy and durable they feel to the touch. It’s easy to forget that your tyres have the job of supporting the weight of your car and its passengers – as well as the fact that they are under constant pressure, changes in temperature and face wear and tear from the surface of the road – and as such the integrity of your tyres can become compromised if you fail to keep them in good condition. This month we’ll be going through three of the simplest checks you can carry…

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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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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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