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18 Jan, 19

Common ABS Control Module Problems

How to Fix ABS Module Issues

The ABS (anti-lock braking system) control module is equipped with microprocessors capable of handling real-time data signals and interpreting the exact moment a vehicle loses handling/traction. The ABS unit can determine when to apply/release braking pressure and to which wheels, in order to prevent the wheel from locking up or skidding. A great number of accidents can be caused by vehicles that either don't have ABS or suffer from ABS-related issues.  According to the NHTSA, “in a few years, all…

16 Jan, 19

Common Air Conditioning Problems and Solutions

Car Air Con

Air Conditioning checkup is frequently overlooked by car owners because owners tend to prioritize engine and other essential components’ maintenance.  As they ignore the developing issues of their air conditioners, they end up paying hefty fees on parts and labour to get it repaired/replaced. Most of the things that cause aircon failures in vehicles develop over time, so it's not common to notice sudden issues. But if you're currently experiencing more noticeable signs such as loud or unexpected noises coming…

15 Jan, 19

Five Indications of Tyre Wear and Why Daily Tyre Checks are Necessary

Tyre Tread Indicator

This may come as a surprise to you, but most road accidents are caused by unsafe tyres. Considering that tyres are the most important component of any vehicle, many owners tend to overlook their maintenance and upkeep. According to new research, 10,766 Britons were handed endorsements for being caught with defective tyres fitted to their car in 2016. That’s a lot of people neglecting a simple maintenance check! Essentially, regular tyre checks are just as important as making sure your…

28 Sep, 18

Engine Coolant Guide

How To: Maintain Engine Coolant

Your vehicle requires a number of certain fluids to keep it running smoothly, a few examples being engine oil, brake fluid, power steering fluid and one we will be focusing on in this article: engine coolant.   If you want to discover what fluids you need to regularly maintain for your vehicle to remain healthy, check out our article: Maintain These 6 Fluids To Keep Your Vehicle In Good Condition!   What Does Engine Coolant Do & Why Is It…

21 Aug, 18

How To: Replace Your Turbocharger

Guide On Replacing Your Turbocharger

If you’re a car fanatic who is always on the lookout on how to try and either upgrade or repair your vehicle yourself, replacing your turbocharger might have crossed your mind. Whether it’s a voluntary upgrade or a necessary repair, if you find that you feel confident enough to undergo the process, then read the steps below on replacing a turbocharger!   Before we begin though, if you are replacing your turbo because there is something wrong with it or…

03 Aug, 18

Automotive Evolution: Modern Car Faults

Modern Car Faults

Before OBD I It’s safe to say we have come a long way in terms of technology; the rapid developments in the automotive industry and the increased complexity of cars have definitely updated the requirements of becoming a mechanic. Back in the 1980’s, you were a brilliant mechanic if you knew all the ins and outs of a vehicle. There were no electrical systems you had to worry about, only the knowledge of being able to find and fix any…

26 Jul, 18

Engine Oil: A Complete Guide

Guide On Engine Oil

Why Is Engine Oil Important? There are many reasons why engine oil is essential, some of the main ones are mentioned below:   Prevents Friction In The Engine Engine oil to your engine is like how blood is to your body, if anything goes wrong with it or it doesn’t flow properly, your body will suffer, as will your vehicle if the engine if you don’t use a suitable and quality oil. If you think about your engine without proper…

12 Jul, 18

DPF Cleaning Service

Blocked DPF Clean

If you’re a proud owner of a diesel car, you’re probably aware of the diesel particulate filter (DPF) that is integrated into your exhaust, but do you happen to know what it does and how you need to keep your DPF clean and maintained?   As the name suggests, a DPF, most commonly known as a soot trap, is a filter with the job of capturing and storing soot produced by the exhaust. This soot is then burnt off at…

20 Jun, 18

Stop-Start Car Battery Technology: Clear Up The Confusion

Start-Stop Technology

When it comes to stop-start technology, it’s essential that you know this system requires specific equipment, particularly more powerful batteries.   If you are a driver of a stop-start vehicle and you’re under the impression that the system can run off the typical lead acid batteries, then keep reading and find out why these batteries are not suitable.   What Is The Stop-Start System? The name of this particular piece of technology pretty much sums up its function; your engine…

08 Jun, 18

Maintain These 6 Fluids To Keep Your Vehicle In Good Condition!

Maintain Car Fluids

It’s inevitable that you’ll build an attachment with your vehicle, whether it’s from all the quality drives or the fact that you’ve splashed a lot of cash on it… so it makes sense to provide your trusty companion with regular maintenance!   This includes delivering a little TLC to the fluids that play vital roles in your vehicle. By neglecting these fluids, you run the risk of them becoming contaminated and not carrying out their role efficiently. After a long…