Automotive Advice & Guides
Your car’s tyres are the only contact you have with the road whilst driving and it’s crucial that you check their condition on a regular basis. Uneven tyre wear is ususally the most common defect and we discuss what causes excessive or uneven tyre wear below.
Installing a set of roof racks to your car comes with multiple benefits but they do introduce some drawbacks due to the added wind resistance. Within this article, we discuss how a roof rack may affect your car and how to minimize the drawbacks.
Although most modern head units allow you to connect your smartphone via Bluetooth, those that feature Android Auto or Apple CarPlay give you access to many more features. Below we discuss both platforms in detail along with their differences.
Whilst setting up your car cleaning equipment ready to wash your car, you may be thinking whether or not you need to wash your car with hot or cold water. Within this article, we discuss the pro’s and con’s of each and whether it makes a difference.
When there is damage to your windscreen, it can obscure your view of the road and even be the reason your car fails its MOT. Whether you need your windscreen repaired or replaced, we discuss the cost of both and which is the most cost effective.
Alloy wheels are often the main feature of a car and when they are damaged, they can standout and be a real nuisance. Below we discuss the process alloy wheels go through during a refurbishment and the approximate cost that you may be expected to pay.
Whether your car requires an interim or full service, it will need to have its oil and filter changed. Within this article, we walk you through what’s involved and how much an oil change may cost by a local independent garage or a dealer.
An engine mount is constructed of both metal and rubber and is designed to fix the engine to the subframe as well as absorb any shocks or vibrations. Most cars have 3 or 4 engine mounts and below we explain everything that you need to know.
A lambda sensor is used to measure the oxygen in your exhaust fumes and ensure the engine is running smoothly with the correct air to fuel ratio. However, they can become problematic and within this article, we explain everything that you need to know.
Brake fluid is a major component of any car braking system and you’ll want to ensure it’s changed on a regular basis, which is usually every two years. To help increase your knowledge, below is our complete guide regarding brake fluid.
A timing belt and timing chain are both used to synchronize certain aspects of the engine such as the crankshaft, camshaft, piston and valves. Although they both perform the same task, there are many differences as we discuss below.
Whilst searching for a second hand car, you may comes across several that have been written off at very tempting prices. If they’ve been involved in an accident, they’ll likely be categorised as a Cat S or Cat N but we discuss all the car categories in detail below.
If you drive a modern diesel vehicle, it will more than likely require AdBlue in order to reduce its NOx emissions. However, those that are new to modern diesels may be thinking, what is AdBlue? Our below guide explains everything you need to know.
One of the easiest ways to instantly improve the performance of your car is to use a tuning box that can be installed yourself or have your car professionally remapped. Below we discuss the pro’s and con’s of remapping your car or installing a tuning box.
When it comes to lowering your car, the choice of coilovers or lowering springs are the most popular options. Whether you want a slammed stance look or a subtle drop in ride height, we discuss the pro’s and con’s of each setup.
An engine management light (often referred to as a check engine light) is present upon most modern cars and can be something minor or major. Below you will find everything you need to know, what causes it and how to reset the light.
Whilst you are shopping around for car seats for your child, you may come across the term ISOFIX but what exactly is it? In short, it’s an attachment point built into the car rather than the seat belt and below, we discuss the system in detail.
The air conditioning system within your car requires recharging at least every two years in order to maintain optimum performance. The air con recharge cost varies from garage to garage but most offer a fixed priced for R134A and R1234YF gas.
To keep your car running at its optimum performance all-year round, you should typically get it serviced on an annual basis or once its reached certain milestones. However, how much is a car service and where should you go for the best deal?
Tinting your car’s windows is a popular modification and also an optional extra from the factory. If you are new to the world of car window tinting, below is an in-depth guide covering everything that you need to know.
Swirl marks are ultra fine scratches upon the surface of the clear coat that’s caused by improper washing and drying techniques. They’re an eyesore to any detailing enthusiasts but are easily removed with the correct products and technique.
Limp mode is a preventative measure that a car uses to avoid further damage to the engine or transmission when there is a fault. Also known as “limp home mode”, it’s main purpose is to get you to safe place or garage using limited performance.
Attempting to identify future classic cars in today’s market is a hard task but its certainly one that can pay off. Whether you want a hot hatch, luxury barge or two seater sports car, our guide should help steer you into the correct direction.
Respraying your car isn’t as simple as you would think and it requires hours of preparation before any paint reaches the bodywork. In this article, we discuss why the car respray cost may be high and the various factors involved with the pricing.
As the world moves towards electric cars, there are many companies and enthusiasts carrying out electric car conversions on classic cars. As you’d expect, this involves removing a large majority of the car’s original components and we discuss all below.
Unless you bought your car new from the factory, you may not know the exact colour of your car. Within this article, we breakdown the various methods of finding the colour code and other details of the paintwork of your car.
Many people that are new to detailing often confuse a car polish and wax as the same product. However, they are very different because polishes eliminate imperfections whereas waxes protect and enhances the paintwork.
Biodiesel can be produced from straight vegetable oil, waste cooking oil or even animal fats and when its converted it can be used as an alternative fuel. This isn’t only great for the environment but also saves you plenty of money in the long run too.