What is E10 petrol: A Complete Guide

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E10 petrol replaced E5 as the standard petrol grade in the UK in September 2021. This blog post aims to clarify what E10 petrol is, its benefits and how it compares to its predecessor, E5 petrol. We’ll also delve into which vehicles are compatible with E10, and how it relates to unleaded petrol and the … Read more

Speeding fines – All You Need to Know

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Understanding the intricacies of speeding fines in the UK is crucial for every driver. Speeding not only endangers lives but also leads to legal repercussions. This comprehensive guide dives into the costs, processes, and variations of speeding fines, offering valuable insights for drivers across the UK. Speeding Fine: How Do the Fines Work? The vast … Read more

Catalytic Converter Theft and How To Prevent It

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Did you know that catalytic converter thefts now account for 3-in-10 thefts from private vehicles in the UK? You might have noticed the spike in these thefts in recent local news updates. The thefts are generally due to the steep rise in prices of precious metals in the production of catalytic converters. ClickMechanic’s Mechanic in … Read more

MOT Advisories: What Do They Mean?

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If you’ve got an ‘advisory note’ on your recent MOT, you’re probably a bit concerned about what this means and what you need to do next. This article covers everything you need to know about MOT advisories. What is an MOT advisory? An MOT advisory is a warning issued by an MOT examiner when they … Read more

Why is My Car Making a Scraping Noise?

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Squeaking and grinding noises while driving can be startling and confusing, but the cause of this noise is not always a huge threat to the vehicle. In some cases, squeaky noises are due to normal wear and tear on vehicles, while in other cases they may indicate a bigger problem. This article may help with … Read more

Category D & Written Off Cars – A Guide

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When browsing the used-car classifieds to buy a new car you will frequently come across the term ‘Cat D’ or ‘Category D’, usually accompanied by information saying the car is an ‘insurance write-off’ or ‘accident repaired’. Often, it’s difficult to get past the car sales talk and actually understand what is meant, and potential car … Read more

Pothole Damage? What To Do

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Potholes are a common menace, especially during late winter and early spring. Find out everything you need to know about pothole damage, what it can damage and how to make a claim and get reimbursed for your repair expenses in this article. How is a pothole formed? Potholes typically form when water seeps into cracks … Read more

5 Things To Do Over Easter Weekend

Let’s be honest, Easter this year may be the most normal one we have had in the last few years. And so naturally, it’s not surprising that the number of UK motorists hitting the roads for a spring getaway is expected to reach an eight-year high this Easter! There are expected to be 21 million … Read more

Fun and Romantic Affordable Car Date Ideas

Valentine’s Day, regardless of whether or not you have a date, it’s a great opportunity to spend some quality time with those you love or even just to take some time for yourself. Have you ever thought of doing a date from your car to create a memorable experience? Check out our favourite car date … Read more