Fuel consumption has a big impact on the running costs of your vehicle, and it can also affect your plans for long trips in extreme cases. Over time, the mileage you get from a full tank of fuel can change, but people don't always notice unless it becomes particularly bad. It's worth monitoring, however, as it can tell you quite a bit about your vehicle's overall health. Try to keep an eye on your fuel consumption so you can discuss it with your mechanic the next time you have your vehicle serviced. [Read More]
Down In The Pumps: Recognising, Repairing And Replacing A Faulty Power Steering Pump
In days of yore, power steering was a luxurious optional extra reserved for heavy goods vehicles and luxury cars; however, with the average car becoming heavier year on year, and the maneuverability required ot navigate increasingly crowded urban roads becoming ever more demanding, power steering is now fitted to all but the most lightweight vehicles. Without it, a modern vehicle laden down with heavy equipment and safety features can be a nightmare to turn properly, so keeping your power steering system in good working order is essential. [Read More]
What Does the Check Engine Light Mean on My Dashboard?
When you first jump into your car and switch on the ignition an array of lights will spark into life on your dashboard. Usually, all of those lights will then disappear when you crank the engine and it starts. Consequently, you may not pay any attention to them any more, except when something like the check engine light flickers into life. But what does this really mean? What's Going on? [Read More]
Four Simple, Yet Perhaps Not Intuitive, Tips When It Comes to Looking after Your Car
Looking after your car can pay dividends over its lifetime, but there are some relatively straightforward things you can do to help along the way, which you might not have thought about before. What simple tips should you consider? Short Trips Cause More Wear and Tear Did you know that if you only use your car for short commutes back and forth to work, this can actually cause more wear and tear to the engine than if you did perhaps ten times as much mileage on an annual basis? [Read More]