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Aug 18

How Does a Car’s Engine Stay Cool?


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A great deal of heat is produced by a car engine when running, and it needs to be continuously cooled in order to prevent damage to the engine. This is usually done with the circulating of coolant liquid, which is normally water combined with an anti-freeze solution, via special cooling passages, although there are some engines that are cooled by air that flows across finned cylinder casings.

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Apr 18

So You Want to Buy a Convertible?


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Few other vehicles are able to offer such a winning combination of style and comfort as the convertible. However, there are a number of things that potential buyers, especially inexperienced or new drivers, need to keep in mind when they make a decision to buy a convertible, including the understanding that purchasing such a vehicle brings with it a certain number of disadvantages as well as advantages.

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Jan 18

Car Batteries and Winter: What You Need to Know


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Although car batteries do have a tendency to die during the months of winter, there is actually a case to be made that more batteries actually die during the summer season, according to some sources. However, science has an explanation in both cases, as the operation and life span of a car battery can actually be impacted by both cold and hot weather. It is a very good idea to have a check conducted on your car battery prior to summer trips, and maintenance performed regularly in the autumn before winter hits.

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Jun 17

A Guide to Choosing Car Tyres


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Buying tyres can be a confusing process, particularly for new drivers who have little prior experience. Trying to learn which tyres are best, or best suited to your particular vehicle, and which are the most cost effective can be overwhelming at the best of times. The great majority of people will look at the price tag first and foremost, but noise, grip and fuel efficiency are also important factors.

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Jun 17

How to Really Clean Your Car


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Salt, scratches and road grime can quickly take a toll on a vehicle, even a brand new one, as young drivers in particular will quickly come to learn. The good news however is that there are ways to clean your car and make sure that it comes up looking as great as ever.

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Sep 16

Get Your Car Winter Ready


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When summer is just about over, it’s time to think about making your vehicle safe to drive this winter. If you haven’t already had your MOT test and it’s due fairly soon, then make sure that you book it before the weather changes significantly. In the winter months, driving can get hazardous. Everyone is feeling the cold and wants to reach their destination as quickly as possible; small wonder there are more accidents at that time of year. You can’t do anything about the progress of the seasons or other people’s driving, but you can do your best to ensure that your vehicle is safe to drive in the cold and wet.

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Jul 16

Tool Kit Basics for Young Drivers


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If you’re learning to drive, or you’ve passed your test recently and you’ve been driving for a little while now, you may have heard more experienced drivers (those who don’t tend to run their cars into the ground too often) talk about basic car maintenance. If you don’t want to be running to your local garage every so often and paying large amounts of money each time for problems that could have been avoided, read on. A simple tool kit can save you quite a lot…

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Mar 16

4 Key Car Maintenance Tips You Need To Know


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Car maintenance can be a scary thing to contemplate when you have your first car. Owning a car is expensive, and they’re complex machines that shouldn’t be tampered with lightly. That said, the car is yours now, and it’s worth knowing a bit about how to take care of it. With a little care and prior knowledge, anyone can succeed at tackling some simple, common car problems.

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Feb 16

Two Options for Roadside Assistance


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If you’ve driven for any length of time, then you will be well aware that cars can go wrong. Your car might be new, it might just have passed its MOT test and you may have checked your oil and water, but there will come a time when you need roadside assistance. No matter how careful a driver you are, or how well you take care of your vehicle, things go wrong, and of course young drivers with older, second-hand cars are more likely to be affected. RAC, AA membership or something similar is generally a good idea; if you haven’t decided between the two yet, here are some pointers.

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Sep 15

Autumn Driving Advice


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Driving in autumn can be a wonderful experience – with crisp amber leaves tumbling down and blackberries growing on the trees – but sometimes, if not properly prepared, autumn driving is less about scenery and more about dangers. Much like any season, autumn brings changes to the weather and therefore creates a different driving environment.

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