You’ve noticed the nights pullling out. The
weather should theoretically be hotter and better. It’s very tempting to think
about the Spring as the time of year when everything starts getting that little
bit easier. But don’t be fooled into believing that spring driving is safer
than the winter. There’s a whole other range of dangers on the road.
First up is the changeable weather. This can
catch you out with sudden downpours and glaring sun. Always be prepared when
you go out to keep your wits about you. However, there are actually a number of
other points that sometimes get missed. What do you need to watch out for and
how can you stay out of trouble?
Everyone’s had to deal with it. Driving down the road and feeling that awful bump as you collide with a pot hole. Your mind immediately goes to the potential cost of fixing the suspension, or worse still, replacing a wishbone. But exactly how bad has the issue of our dodgy roads become in the UK?
air conditioning system has two switches that protect the compressor and the
refrigeration circuit. The low pressure switch turns the system off when the
pressure is too low to prevent damage to the compressor. Like all parts of your
vehicle it has a limited lifespan. If you are suffering from problems like an
intermittent response from the AC unit when you turn it on, a lack of cooling
or an outright failure of the system then the problem could be a faulty low
When you are driving it is inevitable that small stones will fly up and cause damage to your paint job. Big scratches and dints take specialist skills in the spray booth to resolve, especially when your paint has faded.
the damage is smaller than a 50p piece then it is possible that you can use
touch up paint to save yourself the costs of a professional job. Obviously the
results may not have that fine finish, but with our simple to use guide you can
achieve a passible look all on your own.
What causes wheels to go out of alignment? It doesn’t always have to be a knock or prang.
Wheels can simply stray as you drive over rough surfaces and speed bumps.
However if you hit a pothole or bump a kerb whilst at speed it can severely
throw out your alignment.
We have talked about the tricks employed by less than
reputable car sellers in a previous
article, but there are still legitimate tactics that can be used by every
seller on the forecourt.
Whilst almost all dealers are honest and it’s only a very
small minority that will try to hoodwink you into a bad deal, there are some
tactics that can be used to shift cars and lower prices that you should know
about. This article is intended to put you on the front foot and give you a
clear perspective when it comes to the buying process.
Getting irate behind the wheel of your car is never a good thing, but sometimes people act so erratically and stupid there is no other response than to get a little vexed. There are mistakes that drivers make that are accidental, and there are others that can only be interpreted as downright treachery. In this article we take a good look at some of the worst driving habits you’ll find on the UK’s roads today.
Obviously it is normal for a little smoke to come out of your exhaust pipe, which is like your vehicle’s chimney. Air pressure draws waste gases from the engine and then expels them into the atmosphere.
these gasses are expelled as smoke, and with modern cars becoming increasingly
fuel efficient with less emissions it is becoming easier to spot problematic
smoke coming from your engine.
puff of smoke from the exhaust should not cause you any worry. However if you
are noticing persistent smoke coming from your car it could spell trouble.
Check out what different coloured smoke could mean for your engine with our
If your headlights are pitched up too high they could blind or glare other drivers, which is likely to be annoying and dangerous when out on the road. If they are pitched too low then you’re not getting full visibility and warning other drivers of your presence on the road. Fortunately it’s not too difficult to adjust your headlights yourself – with a little help from our instructional article.