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Car Care BLOG

Tips, advice and guidance keeping you on the road!

When to DIY and When to Ask a Mechanic for Car Maintenance

When to DIY and When to Ask a Mechanic for Car Maintenance

Most people soon realise that buying a car isn’t the last thing they need to do. A vehicle isn’t a buy-and-forget purchase. It is something that takes constant care. You always have to fill it up, change the oil, check the tyres, and handle other routine maintenance....

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How to Check Car Battery: Steps to Check Your Car Battery

How to Check Car Battery: Steps to Check Your Car Battery

Your car battery is responsible for starting the engine and ensuring your car’s electrical functions work as intended. Like most parts of your vehicle, your battery needs the top level of care and attention. This ensures you won’t suffer from a dead battery while...

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What to Check When Viewing a Used Car – Checklist Guide

What to Check When Viewing a Used Car – Checklist Guide

Buying a car is very exciting but at the same time overwhelming most especially if it's a used car or a second-hand car. It is confusing in a sense wherein you have to consider a lot of things but it doesn't always have to be that way. Even though brand new cars are...

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Winter Car Guide: Items to Keep in the Car During Winter

Winter Car Guide: Items to Keep in the Car During Winter

Picture it: You wake up in a hotel or just in your home and see that it snowed overnight. Of course, it’s sunny, and the roads are clear as you head to work or on your journey to a vacation spot. However, you get to the car and see that the snow has frozen over. You...

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How to Make Your Car Winter Ready?

How to Make Your Car Winter Ready?

Don't wait until it's too late. Get your car ready for winter now! Yes, the summer is truly behind us… and the recent gloomy days serves as a precursor to the colder and darker months ahead. It's time to take out those hoodies and sweatshirts you stowed away last...

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Why Rotating Your Car Tyres is Important

Why Rotating Your Car Tyres is Important

Maintenance should be your top priority as a car owner. But with the skyrocketing costs of services these days, the DIY route is becoming more of the go-to choice to save money. Indeed, you can accomplish basic car maintenance on your own such as tyre rotation to...

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Tyre Guide 101: Tyre Tips That Can Save Your Life

Tyre Guide 101: Tyre Tips That Can Save Your Life

Our car tyres are the most important link in our vehicle because it is the only contact the car has with the road - which means these car parts plays a big role in road safety and safeguards us from nasty accidents. So how do you ensure these very essential parts of...

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Tyre Buying Tips: How to Choose The Right Car Tyres

Tyre Buying Tips: How to Choose The Right Car Tyres

Know that having the RIGHT tyres for your car or any kind of vehicle is essential to your ride's performance. Why? There's no point of having to buy an 18 inch diameter rims if your car requires a 16 inch diameter rims. Tyres are a crucial component not only for our...

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Car Care Maintenance Checklist and Tips

Car Care Maintenance Checklist and Tips

Anyone who has cars or worked on cars and have spent excessively getting their car repaired will tell you: Don’t ignore preventive maintenance. Knowing the basics, like changing your oil, checking your tyre pressure and getting scheduled inspections and work done are...

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Why and How Often You Should Get a Car Tune Up?

Why and How Often You Should Get a Car Tune Up?

Doing inspection and tune-ups varies from one vehicle to another. For older cars with non-electronic ignitions, they need to be tuned every 10,000 to 12,000 miles or every year, whichever comes first. As for newer car models with electronic ignition and fuel injection...

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Wrong Fuel in Your Car? Here’s what to do

Wrong Fuel in Your Car? Here’s what to do

Wrong Fuel In Car or Van? The moment you realise you've just filled, or started filling your car with the wrong fuel has got to be one of the most sickening feelings in owning a car. Feeling completely helpless isn't uncommon, but if you follow some simple steps you...

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Tyres, the vital link between you and the road

Tyres, the vital link between you and the road

Following on from our car servicing article, we're talking about another vital element to your vehicle maintenance. In many ways, even more vital - as poor tyre maintenance can cost you a bit more than just your hard earned cash. That's right, I'm talking about 3...

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Car Servicing, a Luxury or a Necessity?

Car Servicing, a Luxury or a Necessity?

Servicing your car can seem a luxury, many car owners are over the moon when the trusty steed passes it's once a year MOT and believe that this amounts to good car maintenance. Unfortunately, this is simply not true (sorry) - an MOT is a test of a cars' safety, not...

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