Category Archives: Car breakdown

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Why I Choose An Independent Garage

Although I have the privilege of driving many and various cars I still enjoy my own wheels and ensure that my vehicle is always in tip-top working order and, crucially, clean and waxed. This is how it should be. I bought the car new from a main dealership that was poor from the off. Rightly, it no longer exists. Nevertheless, for the first three warranty years, I dutifully took my car along for its annual service at the garage for which I was billed at main dealer prices. I know I could have had it maintained elsewhere but I was idle and could not be bothered to do my research. Continue reading

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An Ongoing Struggle With The Pothole

A problem that just won’t seem to go away for drivers across the whole of the UK are potholes – especially if the results of a new report by the RAC is anything to go on. According to their figures, between January and March 2017, the RAC dealt with over 6,500 breakdowns, which were likely attributable to poor road surfaces. The last time that so many pothole-related breakdowns were recorded in a three-month period was in the first quarter of 2015 (almost 6,900 breakdowns were recorded then). However, in the early months of 2015, the country was subjected to more days of frost and rainfall when compared to the first three months of 2017, when the nation experienced mild and moderately dry conditions. Continue reading

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Car Services: Necessary Or Not?

It’s never a happy time when it comes to servicing your car. A lot of people avoid them altogether, preferring to spend their money on something that they deem to be more important. Others have payment plans put in specifically for the services so they know that they’re covered at the end of the year, whilst a small majority choose to pay it all upfront. It depends on the person and the dealership in question. But the main question is this: are they really necessary? Continue reading

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What Happens When You Don’t Change Your Car’s Engine Oil

The most important thing to remember about car engines is they need lubrication! Here’s why you should regularly check, top-up and change your oil: If you were hungry, you wouldn’t neglect your belly. Neither should you ignore the dipstick when it tells you that your car’s engine oil is dangerously low. Read on to find out why your oil is so important and how to check the levels in your car. Continue reading

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Are You Spending Too Much On Your Mechanic?

Car owners need to be prepared for expenses. But that doesn’t mean that they should just accept them as they are. Fuel consumption and better insurance deals can whittle down car costs but perhaps the most dramatic changes can be made in how we approach the money we spend in the garage. Here are some ways to figure out if you’re spending too much and if you can make major cuts. Continue reading

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Why It’s Never Been A Better Time To Be A Car Lover!

For some people, a car is little more than a method of getting from one place to another. They treat it as little more than a tool of convenience to help them deal with the day-to-day logistics of going to work, seeing friends, and picking their kids up from school every day. And there’s nothing wrong with that. However, for many other people, cars are so much more than that. Continue reading

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Drive Your Own Set Of Wheels Around Next Vacation

Now is around the time people start thinking about planning their summer vacations for either this year or perhaps the next. One of the key parts of planning the vacation is arranging the transport when you get there. You need to decide whether you’re going to hire a car or use public transport all the way. However, there might be a better option, and that’s to drive your own car. There are many advantages to driving your own set of wheels on your next vacation. Continue reading

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Driving Abroad In Style

Driving abroad is a point of considerable stress for many people. Even experienced motorists can sometimes find the idea of driving in a foreign country a little worrisome. On a certain level, this is perfectly understandable. Continue reading

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Car Repair Vs. Maintenance

Cars are expensive and often difficult beasts to run. Like anything using a mix of electronics and mechanical parts; they are very prone to failure. Whether your cambelt snaps or your tyres need to be replaced, you need to be taking the right action. And, sometimes, this work should come before the incident ever occurs. Continue reading