What Could be Wrong with your Car?

Hearing noises and smelling strange smells is never good when it comes to your car. It always indicates that something could be going wrong, which may always be costly. Here are some of the most common issues you could experience with your car: Old brake pads. If you hear your car squeaking when you brake or pulling to one side slightly, this could be the cause of the issue. Get them checked quickly before they wear down completely and cause issues with the brakes. Cambelt. Listen out for ticking noises inside the engine and leaking fluid that turns out to be oil. Cambelt changes can be expensive, so if your car is old it may not be worth the repair work. Air conditioning failure. Now that most cars have air...

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Is Buying a Car on Finance Right for you?

Buying a car on finance now seems to be much more popular than just buying a car outright. This is perhaps because of the rising prices of cars but it could also be to do with the fact that it is easier to buy your dream car than ever before. Are there any catches though? Here are two of the most important points to think about: There are many different types of finance deal. Make sure you understand your thoroughly. Some will see you owning your car at the end and others will require a large payment if you want to keep and own the vehicle. Is it worth paying over the odds for the car you want? A finance deal will ultimately result in you paying more than the...

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Choosing your Next New Car

How do you choose a new car? It’s a difficult decision because it has so many implications. If you are looking to buy a new car, here are some of the most important things you should consider: Space. You will need to ensure there is enough space in your new vehicle to make it practical. If you have pets or children, make sure you choose something that is going to have enough space inside. Find a reputable dealer. Buying a car privately may be cheaper but it is also a lot riskier. The car could have problems that you haven’t spotted, whereas when you buy from a dealer, it will have been checked over and the mileage will be verified. Price. Cars can cost anything for a few hundred pounds...

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Will your Car Alert you to a Burst Tyre?

Often, the first thing you will know about a burst tyre is when your car suddenly becomes out of control as the wheels skid. However, some cars will tell you when there is a change in tyre pressure, alerting you to the fact that there could be a burst tyre. It’s usually only the newest types of car that will do this so if your vehicle is not brand new, it probably won’t come with this technology. If you want to check whether your car has this feature, check in the manual that came with it. This will have all of the information you need. It will also tell you how your car will present the alert to you – it will usually be a light or message that will...

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What to do if Your Car Fails its MOT

Cars over three years of age in the UK will all need to pass an MOT in order to be considered roadworthy. This can become very expensive for car owners if the car does not pass the MOT and has some kind of serious problem with it. If you find yourself in the situation where your car hasn’t passed its MOT, here is what you can do: Ask the garage where you had the MOT carried out for a repair work quotation. They will already know what needs doing, so you won’t need any diagnostic work carrying out. Get a quotation from another garage to compare. It may be significantly cheaper to go elsewhere. It’s always worth finding out what you would pay somewhere else, even if it is just...

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