• What is a hybrid car?

    A hybrid car combines a fuel engine with an electric motor - this combination allows a significant reduction in the CO2 emissions of the car. With the UK government aiming to become net-zero by 2050, there has been a rise in the popularity of hybrid cars. There are various types of hybrid vehicles - for example, plug-in hybrids, mild hybrids, and full hybrids, all differing in how they function. . . .

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    Posted on: 20/01/2022

  • Mixing tyres

    Can you have different tyres on your car? As a general rule, it is not recommended that you mix tyres. This is because having different tyres fitted on your vehicle can potentially be very dangerous and, in some cases, tyre mixing can be illegal. Generally, it is required that you have matching tyres on the same axle. The axle of the car is the rod that connects the tyre pair and turns the whee . . .

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    Posted on: 24/11/2021

  • 8 Signs your brakes need changing

    Your braking system is one of the most important parts of your car. Making sure it works correctly will not only allow you to have a smoother journey, but can also save your life in an unexpected situation on the road. Essentially, your car’s braking system is very complex, and sometimes it’s hard to tell what exactly is wrong with your brakes. However, in this informative guide, we advise you . . .

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    Posted on: 10/11/2021

  • Why are my car brakes squeaking?

    A car dramatically screeching to a halt is a token of any comedy car chase, but brakes aren't actually meant to squeak. A screeching brake is likely to be a symptom of a greater issue, such as worn brake pads or an overloaded car. Find out why brakes squeak and what to do if yours squeak below. What causes brakes to squeak? Brake pads Most cases of squeaking brakes come from worn down brake pad . . .

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    Posted on: 08/09/2021

  • How to charge a car battery

    When you've got somewhere to be, one of the most frustrating things as a driver is turning the ignition and realising your car's battery is flat. Your first port of call should be to jumpstart the car - however, while this gets you from point A to B, to avoid a similar situation, it is very important to charge your battery and keep it in good condition. Follow our quick easy tips on how to charge . . .

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    Posted on: 26/07/2021

  • When is it legal to drive without an MOT certificate?

    The MOT test ensures that all vehicles are roadworthy so, in most situations, driving without one is illegal. However, there are certain exceptions to this rule. Read on to find out what the penalties are for driving without a valid MOT certificate and when you are able to drive without one. Is it illegal to drive your car without an MOT? The simple answer is yes, it is illegal to drive a vehicl . . .

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    Posted on: 28/06/2021