Archives for June 2016

Can My Car’s Air Conditioning Make Me Ill?

In a word – yes. It may seem unlikely but there is strong evidence that your car’s air conditioning can actually make you ill. The air that is pushed into your car’s cabin may seem cool and fresh but there can be a lot wrong with it. And often that problem is mould. Mould can […]

How Long Do Brake Pads Last?

Your brakes are the most important safety feature on your car, for that reason it’s vital to know how long brake pads last. Often brake pads can last for more than 50,000 miles, but in other cases brake pads will only last around 20,000 miles. When you need to replace your brake pads will normally […]

How Often Should I Change My Car’s Engine Oil?

Deciding when you should change your engine oil will depend on a number of factors, often it will range between 5,000 miles and 10,000 miles, however it may be more. Keep in mind that the interval for replacing the engine oil that is different for every every car, and will always depend on a couple […]

Should I Replace the Water Pump At The Same Time As The Timing Belt?

Getting a water pump and timing belt replaced can be a daunting experience, comparing all the different quotes and choosing the right one can be tricky. Often customers come to us asking whether the water pump really needs to be replaced at the same time as the timing belt (also known as the cambelt). What […]

Beat The Heat: 5 Ways To Keep Your Car Cool This Summer

Summer is here, at least from time to time, and with many of you driving off for your holidays we thought it was a good moment to look into what you can do to keep your car cool in warm weather. Here’s the top 5 things you can do to keep your car cool. 1. […]

Beat The Heat: 5 Ways To Stay Cool This Summer In A Car Without Air Conditioning

On the back of the success of our summer car hack post last year, we have compiled some more top tips to keep you cool in summery weather. This time, we’ll focus on keeping cool in cars without the air conditioning. Not only useful for those with a car without air conditioning, but also for […]

Beat The Heat: How To Prevent Your Car From Overheating This Summer

In our previous blog post we found that now is the time to address any air conditioning issues to make sure you keep cool inside the car during the summer months. It is no different with the cooling systems keeping the engine cool. In the summer extra stress is put on the engine cooling systems. […]

DIY: How to change your car’s engine air filter

Your car’s engine air filter is a crucial defence against harmful junk that would otherwise enter your vehicle’s engine. This relatively inexpensive part protects the more valuable parts of your engine from bugs, debris and other nasties. Your engine also needs air in order to operate properly, and if you don’t replace your air filter […]

Heat Peaks: Repairs We See The Most In The Summer

With the summer holidays coming up, it’s time to get your car ready for that long drive to your holiday destination. For many of you keeping cool in your car will be top of your agenda. Let’s take a quick look at what car issues our customers have experienced previously and what you can do […]