Taking a long journey? Make sure you have checked your vehicle first

If you are planning to go away during the summer holidays and are thinking about driving to the destination yourself, it’s important that you take the time to check that your vehicle is fit for the job. It is the responsibility of the driver to check they are happy with the vehicle before driving, and many road accidents and breakdowns could be avoided if you inspect the vehicle first. Here are a few of the top things to check before a long journey: Tyres- Make sure they have enough tread, and inspect for damage. Check tyre pressures according to your vehicle manual. Oil- A simple check of the dipstick to... Read More »

A well-maintained tyre will ensure you arrive home safely

Without tyres cars simply don’t work, so this is the main reason why you have to know how to maintain and take care of your tyres. Poorly maintained tyres can lead to flats, premature wear and tear and even serious accidents. When inspecting a tyre there are certain important visual factors you as a driver should look at. Treads are very important because they offer friction for a vehicle to hold on the ground. A driver should also check out for over inflation and under inflation to ensure that it has enough pressure to protect it from damage, reducing the chances of the vehicle spinning out of control. Then of... Read More »

Getting a professional opinion before buying a second hand car

If you are considering buying a second hand car from a private dealer, but have minimal knowledge regarding the mechanics of cars, you may want to think about hiring a professional to inspect the vehicle before you make the purchase. You can easily find second hand cars for sale from private sellers on many buying and selling platforms, such as EBay, Gumtree, Auto Trader and many more. Many private sellers are looking for a quick sale, and can sometimes not be 100% truthful regarding any issues with their vehicle. Many mechanics offer a call out inspection service for a reasonable price, they can check over the car and offer their... Read More »

Selecting the best insurance option for your car

Insuring your car is so important, it not only protects you but also protects your vehicle too. If you are unfortunate enough to be in an accident, be it your fault or not, having your vehicle covered it compulsory, it is against the law to drive a vehicle uninsured. There are two main insurance options out there after the compulsory third party cover, so we thought we would break it down to make it easier. Third party fire and theft cover: As in the title, this policy covers your own vehicle for damages caused by fire of theft, it does not cover damage to your car caused by an accident,... Read More »

Fix a punctured tyre from nail damage

You can fix a puncture tyre from nail damage by yourself, and we’ll tell you the 5 simple steps to have your tyre in perfect shape again. First of all, you need the following tools: plug, rubber cement, car jack, knife, pliers, reamer and socket. Remove the tyre from the car by the use of jack and pull out the nail from the tyre by the use of pliers. Use the reamer to ream the hole from where you pull out the nail. Do not ream with excessive force because you can make the hole bigger than it was before. Now to get good result, insert the plug and use... Read More »