Archives for July 2016

When Do I Need To Replace My Timing Belt?

Lots of car owners come to us asking when their timing belt (or cambelt) needs replacing. Replacement intervals will depend on the make and model of car, with some belts lasting up to 100,000 miles. The timing belt is one of the most important components of your engine but also one of the most fragile […]

How Do I Clean My Car’s Roof Lining?

The roof lining is the overhead panel stuck to the inside of the roof of your car. It is there to insulate the cabin from the cold and noise, but also to give the cabin a nice finish. Over time the roof lining’s fabric can suffer from wear or it may become dirty as the […]

What Does Severe Driving Mean?

If you have just bought a car and look at the service book, you might be asked if you use your car in ‘severe driving conditions’. Some manufacturers will ask you this in your service book to determine the right service schedule for you. Surprisingly, this has nothing to do with the weather, but with […]

How Do I Know If I Need To Replace My Anti-Roll Bar?

Anti-roll bars are fitted to just about any car these days. Most cars have an anti-roll bar on the front as well as the rear of the car. Anti-roll bars stabilize your car when you go through a corner. Whilst it is an important component it’s often tricky to know whether or not you will […]

Does My Car Need New Springs?

There are a couple of  signs that can tell you that you need new springs. The most obvious one to check is if the car is sagging to one side. If this is the case, one of the springs will have become weaker and cannot carry the weight of the car any longer. When driving […]

How to Prevent Your Spark Plugs From Seizing

Spark plugs are parts that regularly need to be replaced during routine servicing. Most times this can be done without any problems but sometimes they can seize. If a spark plug does seize it can be a tricky affair to get it out as it is a fragile component. Worst case scenario: a sparkplug can […]