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Spring Car Maintenance Tips

Although winter is in full swing at the moment it’s never too early to start preparing for spring. Winter months can be extremely tough on your vehicle, depending on where you live. If snow and ice are common in your area, your vehicle will likely be affected even more. Read more »

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Selling your old vehicle

Many of us grow close to our cars. We drive them every day, learning all about them and all their secrets. As much as we love our vehicles however there always comes a time when we have to say goodbye. Whether it’s because we’re purchasing a new vehicle or because we’re in need of some quick cash, selling a car can be quite a difficult task. Read more »

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Car Engine Maintenance

UK car sales are currently at an all-time high, with more people than ever owning a car. Although we rely on our vehicles to get us around and use them almost on a daily basis, there’s a lot that we don’t know about them. The average driver has no clue about what’s going on under the bonnet, which isn’t good, especially if you find yourself in an emergency situation. Read more »

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Make your old car feel new again

For many, there’s nothing better than sitting behind the wheel of a brand new car. There’s the new car smell that so many of us seem to love so much. Everything is clean and fresh, which make hesitate each time you start the vehicle because you want to keep in that condition for as long as possible. As hard as you try there’s simply no way you can keep your car in perfect condition and over the years it is going to start feeling less and less perfect. Read more »

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Volkswagen “Dieselgate” emissions scandal: No compensation for UK owners

It has been months since the “Dieselgate” scandal first came to light. It quickly became one of the most talked about topics in the industry in 2015, and it still remains a hot topic today. The scandal affected a great number of cars around the world, with numerous manufacturers issuing recalls of the affected vehicles. Whilst customers slowly lost the brand’s trust, Volkswagen remained rather silent, revealing very little about the compensation details for UK owners. Read more »

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Choosing the right new car

Choosing a new car should be a fun task however in reality it can be rather stressful. Whether you’re buying your very first car or you are simply looking for a change, choosing the right car for you is crucial. There are many things you need to consider when choosing a new vehicle, which is why we’ve put together a short guide to help choose the perfect new car. Read more »

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First recall of the year – 2016 Chevrolet Traverse, GMC Acadia and Buick Enclave

We’re only seven days into 2016 and the first recall of the year has already been issues. 2016 Chevrolet Traverse, GMC Arcadia and Buick Enclave are being recalled over a seat problem, which increases the risk of an injury in case of a collision.

Currently, around 2,600 vehicles are believed to be affected. The problem is believed to be caused by welds on the third row left lower seat frame not being in the correct locations.

It has been revealed that to fix the fault, dealers will inspect the affected vehicles and fix the problem free of charge.

Owners of the affected cars have not yet been contacted however they can ring in and ask for more information if they believe they’re vehicles are affected. No schedules have yet been announced so it’s not clear when customers will be notified.

Although the problem appears to be rather minor, it’s definitely good that it’s being addressed. Whether it will be dealt with quickly remains to be seen however we’re glad that it’s being addressed.

Last year saw one of the biggest scandals in years emerge in the industry, with Volkswagen admitting to using a software to cheat diesel emissions tests. Vauxhall is also dealing with a scandal at the moment, following the discovery last year that some of its vehicles were catching on fire.

It’s not the best start to 2016 for owners of affected vehicles however they year has only just begun so hopefully no major recalls will have to occur at all this year.

If you are looking to learn more about car maintenance, check out our blog for numerous guides and articles about cars and vehicle maintenance. Our blog is updated regularly so check back soon for even more helpful articles and guides.

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Car Battery Maintenance

It’s no secret that a lot of drivers have very little to no knowledge about how their vehicles actually work. We use our cars on a daily basis and we take them for granted however if something were to happen most of us wouldn’t even know where to look. Car batteries play a very important part in the vehicle, which is why we’ve decided to put together a short guide to help you get the most from your car battery.

First and foremost make sure that your battery is secure. You don’t want it to cause any damage to other parts of the engine, which is exactly what’s going to happen if your battery is loose. There are numerous tutorials online that teach you how to secure your battery so we recommend you do some research prior to attempting anything.

Keeping your battery clean is another important thing that many of us simply don’t even think about. It’s simple and rather straightforward to do so if you have never done it before it shouldn’t be too hard. To clean your battery, remove the clams and clean away any dirt or grease that is there. You don’t want to weaken the charge, which is what all the filth is doing. If left unclean for a long period of time the battery will stop working and you will have to pay a lot of money for a new one.

Since it’s winter, you have to remember to keep your battery warm. If you possible, park your vehicle in a thoroughly insulated garage. Whereas a heated garage can result in rust appearing on your vehicle, an insulated one will keep it warm and prevent any damage from occurring.

If you’ve had your battery for a while but can’t afford a new one at the moment, it’s possible to stretch its life by adding some distilled water to it. Again, please do some research before attempting it as it’s better to be safe than sorry.

We hope you’ve enjoyed our short guide and hopefully you found it helpful. Never wait until it’s too late, start taking care of your vehicle today! Have a browse on our blog for more helpful guides and articles about cars and car maintenance. If you enjoyed this post, share it with your friends and check out some of our other posts on our blog, which is updated regularly.

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Winter Car Maintenance Tips

Winter is upon us and although Christmas is now over, making sure that your car is in perfect working condition is crucial this time of year. The cold, winter weather can be very harsh on your vehicle. Depending on where you live and how bad the weather gets there, it’s rather important that you take proper care of your vehicle to ensure that you stay safe this winter.

The first thing that you want to do, if possible, is get your car serviced. This is the easiest way to find out whether anything’s wrong with your vehicle giving you plenty of time to fix whatever needs fixing. As mentioned earlier, you ideally want your vehicle to be in perfect condition during the winter months. If it’s not possible for you to get the vehicle serviced, carefully inspect it yourself, making sure that everything is working properly.

Before setting off in the winter, check your batteries. Make sure they are fully charged and in working order. There are hundreds of articles and videos online with tips about car battery maintenance so we recommend you check those out before doing anything to your batteries.

What’s also crucial in the winter months are your wipers. Weather can get a little extreme, with rain, snow and ice making it difficult for you to see the road. Having a clear view of the road in front of you is the single most important thing when driving. Anything that obstructs your vision is a serious hazard therefore having wipers that work is necessary. It is recommended that wipers should be replaced at least once a year and inspected every six months. If you notice that your wipers are not working as well as they used to, replace them.

It probably doesn’t come as a surprise that tyres are also very important, especially in the winter months. Roads often get slippery in the winter. If there’s an issue with ice or snow in your area you have to be even more careful. Check tyre pressure regularly and if your notice any irregularities, get them checked out and fixed as soon as possible.

Having functional breaks is probably the most important thing in the winter. Due to roads getting slippery, breaking in time is crucial. Having breaks that work can potentially save your life, so don’t take issues with breaks lightly.

We hope you found our guide useful. We also hope you have safe winter.

Safety should always come first!

Rolls-Royce recalls ONE vehicle to repair airbags fault

In the recent months, numerous manufacturers announced that they would be recalling millions of vehicles in total, to fix various faults.Rolls-Royce Ghost

Rolls-Royce has just announced that it will recall a single “Ghost” vehicle to repair an airbag fault. Currently the vehicle, costing £231,730, is the only Rolls-Royce that’s affected.

Some are calling the recall “ridiculous” joking that the company felt left out due to the large amount of other manufacturers recalling their vehicles in the recent months. So if you want to sell your Rolls-Royce quick visit www.trustedcarbuyers.com or search for we buy any car on internet.

It was announced, in a letter issued by the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, that a single Rolls-Royce Ghost manufactured in 2014 was being recalled.

According to the letter, the vehicle has thorax airbags fitted to both front seats that may fail to meet the side impact performance requirements for the front seat occupants. This means the vehicle may fail to comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 214, ‘Side Impact Protection’.

The fault will be fixed free of charge by replacing the driver-side and passenger-side thorax airbag modules.

Currently it’s still unclear whether any other vehicles are affected however what is clear is the fact that Rolls-Royce cares about its customers. They could’ve just ignored since only one vehicle is affected so seeing them step up and take full responsibility is rather impressive.

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