Month: October 2017

Which Oil to Use

Which Oil to Use

Oil Viscosity – Which oil to choose? When you need to top up your engine oil are you confused as to what oil to buy? Visit any service station, automotive spares shop, even supermarkets and you are faced with dozens of brands and varieties to choose from – 5W-20, 5W-30, 10W-30, 10W-30 and more plus…

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Get Ready for Summer

Get Ready for Summer

The summer months are almost here and hot weather demands a cool head, especially while driving so don’t get overheated, turn on your air conditioner, listen to your favourite music or radio station and enjoy the drive. To make sure your car air conditioning is cool and efficient have it checked out and serviced before…

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Tyre Safety

Tyre Safety

Every day we unlock the car, start the engine and zoom away without giving another thought to the thin rubber tread that separates us from the bitumen. It’s a fact of our busy lives that we take our cars for granted that is until they break down or we get a flat tyre or worse…

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Turbo Care

Turbo Care

Your car’s turbocharger works very hard to provide more power and engine efficiency. Turbocharger failure can be a costly exercise as some of you will have experienced so here are a few tips which may help prolong the life of this piece of equipment. Don’t rev the engine on starting as your turbo needs vital…

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Signs your brakes need checking

Signs your brakes need checking

Your safety and that of your passengers should be your number one priority so to make sure you can ‘stop’ quickly in an emergency its important your braking system is up to scratch. Some common signs that your brakes need to be inspected are: Screeching, squealing or grinding noises when applying the brakes (any strange…

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Timing Belts & Chains

Timing Belts & Chains

As service intervals come round for timing belts and chains to be replaced many customers ask the question “why is it necessary, everything seems ok”. We understand that to replace a timing belt is an expensive exercise but to put this off is ‘stretching’ your luck because if it breaks or fails the consequences could…

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