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Car Wheel Bearings and Safety

Car safety is the most important factor for any driver. You need to know that the vehicle you are driving is completely safe and road worthy, complete with all safety checks that are needed. You should never take a car on the road that is experiencing problems like unusual noises, loose steering, or crunching sounds when you break. Whilst many of these issues might be cause by a wheel bearing and is easily rectified, it’s important that it is done before you take your car on the road. You should have a complete car health check on a regular basis anyway, and sooner if you have noticed unusual symptoms. You can book in for a service and check outside of your MOTs, and it should be a simple process to... Read More »

admin / June 30, 2019 / Cars

Claiming on your Car Insurance – Yes or No?

Car insurance can help get you out of some difficult situations, and there’s no doubt it is impossible to drive without it. However, it will sometimes be more beneficial for you to not claim on your insurance, depending on what the situation is and the damage that has been done. If this is the case, you should instead pay for the repair yourself. If someone else has damaged your car, then you may find that they want to come to an agreement with you that doesn’t involve insurance. This is because claiming on insurance can really increase your premiums, so they may prefer to pay for a repair privately. See what they want to do, but bear in mind that if you have a car on finance, it will often... Read More »

Tom / August 18, 2018 / Cars

Is an Automatic Car Right for you?

Automatic cars aren’t going to be right for everyone, but for some people, it will be a great investment and decision to drive one. This is because automatic cars differ fundamentally from manual cars, changing the driving experience. It will favour some, and not others. Automatic cars are great for people who have a disability or limited movement. This is because you don’t have to change gear, so it can be useful for people who may struggle to operate all of the pedals. It also means that you won’t have to operate a gear stick, which can be helpful. Some drivers will also just enjoy driving an automatic car, as it gives them more freedom to concentrate on the road. However, for others, it just won’t be right, as some... Read More »

Tom / May 26, 2018 / Cars

Keeping an Eye on your Exhaust

It is important you look after your car’s exhaust, as it is one of the most important components in terms of safety and fuel consumption. A problematic exhaust could cause your car to have serious issues, or it may be wasting a lot of fuel. However, the exhaust is a long way away from you as a driver, so you will need to physically check it and be aware of any changes. One of the main things you can do is listen out for noises. If you hear something unusual, see if it is coming from your exhaust pipe. It may be that it has become dislodged and needs tightening – the noise could be the exhaust bashing the car. A chugging sound might be a sign of a blockage,... Read More »

Tom / March 30, 2018 / Cars

Check your Car Before you Drive

Every time you drive, you need to know that your car is fully functional. It’s really important you carry out a series of checks before you drive it so that you know you know it is safe to be on the roads. Most of these are very small checks, but they can make a big difference. Here are some of the things you should do: Check your wing mirrors. Make sure they are in the right position for you to drive and look in them safely, and look them over for any damage. Make sure the lights are working. Switch them on and then get out of your vehicle so you know they are working properly. Check your brake lights. Ask someone to look for you when you press on... Read More »

Tom / December 29, 2017 / Cars