Timing Chain or Timing Belt: What’s the Difference?

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A timing belt or chain is part of an internal combustion engine that synchronises the rotation of the crankshaft and the camshaft so that the engine’s valves open and close at the proper times during each cylinder’s intake and exhaust strokes. Although they both have the same function, some vehicles will have only one or … Read more

What To Do When Your Car Overheats

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When your car engine overheats, it can cause damage to the engine and potentially lead to a breakdown. In this article, we cover what can cause an engine to overheat and what to do next.  What causes the car engine to overheat? There are many potential causes for a car engine to overheat. One possibility … Read more

Car Engine Oil – The Ultimate Guide

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Using the right engine oil and making sure it’s fresh can really make a difference in helping keep your engine running smoothly. Our ultimate guide will break down everything you need to know about engine oil, including how to check and change your engine oil. Which engine oil for my car? The vehicle owner’s manual … Read more

The Complete Guide To The Check Engine Light

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A check engine light might leave you with a sinking feeling, and a burning hole in your wallet. It could mean there is an expensive problem like a catalytic converter issue, or there might just be a loose part. Regardless of the worry, you should get it looked at. This means any small issues can … Read more

What Is Engine Coolant?

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  Coolant is a liquid that lubricates your engine and protects it from corrosion. It is usually mixed 50/50 with water which is a better conductor of heat than coolant. The coolant raises the boiling point of water which allows the cooling system to be more pressurized and work more efficiently. Your engine is really … Read more

How To Protect Your Car From The Heat

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The hot summer heatwave is coming! Will your car stand up to the heat? Some common car problems caused by the sunny weather include overheating engines, dry rot in the tyres, peeling paint and a fading interior. Luckily, these are all preventable with a little car care. How to stop your engine from overheating A … Read more