• How does car air con work in a car?

    Typically, car air conditioning works the same in all vehicles - the air conditioning system runs on a high-pressure gas called refrigerant. Regardless of what make or model your vehicle is, the air conditioning system will use the same components and parts in order to work efficiently. Air conditioning system parts Compressor: this feature compresses the refrigerant into a fluid, which means t . . .

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    Posted on: 09/09/2020

  • Does air con use petrol?

    The short answer is yes - air con does in fact increase your fuel consumption and use more petrol. Research suggests that by using your air conditioning in your vehicle, you can increase your fuel consumption by around 8-10%. However, it's important to note that driving with your windows open can also reduce your fuel efficiency. Having the windows open while driving, especially at high speeds, . . .

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    Posted on: 28/08/2020

  • Can you use winter tyres in summer?

    Typically, it is not recommended to use winter tyres in the summer. Winter tyres have a different design to summer tyres - they are maximised for optimum performance in the cold temperatures of winter. As both winter tyres and summer tyres are built specifically to tackle the elements of their specific season, using a tyre in the wrong season could lead to problems on the road. WHAT'S THE DIFFERE . . .

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    Posted on: 13/07/2020

  • Why do tyres burst in summer

    A burst tyre refers to when a tyre rapidly loses pressurised air, which occurs when the structural integrity of the tyre is compromised. This then makes the tyre unable to hold all air inside - causing it to burst. A tyre burst can be a scary experience - especially if you're driving at high speeds surrounded by other motorists. But why does a vehicle's tyre burst in summer more often than other m . . .

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    Posted on: 22/06/2020

  • Which brake fluid for my car?

    Looking to change your brake fluid, but unsure which brake fluid you should use for your car? Is it DOT4, DOT3 or perhaps you’re unfamiliar with the different types of brake fluid? Learn what brake fluid is, how often it should be changed and how to work out which brake fluid to use for your own vehicle now from our helpful guide. What is brake fluid? Brake fluid, also known as hydraulic flu . . .

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    Posted on: 13/05/2020

  • How often should you service your car?

    It is recommended that you have your car serviced every 12 months, or every 12,000 miles – whichever comes first. There are different types of car service, including Intermediate and Full, which are either 6-monthly or 12-monthly. Regular 6-monthly Intermediate, or interim, car services are especially recommended for heavy car users. When should I service my car? You also need to take . . .

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    Posted on: 20/04/2020