Author Archives: Justin Smith

About Justin Smith

As the man at the helm of BreakerLink, it is no surprise that its Director, Justin Smith, has always had a keen interest in cars, bikes and most things wheeled. Having spent over two decades in the car parts industry, Justin combines his passion that since 2002, has successfully united those looking for new and used car parts with the breaker that supplies them. Follow Justin on LinkedIn.

Is your driveshaft failing? Here are the signs and symptoms of a bad driveshaft

Close up of driveshaft

A driveshaft delivers the power, or torque, to the wheels of your vehicle. If you have a four-wheel drive, it also transmits power from the transmission to the rear axle.  In fact, it’s one of the most important components that ensures your car moves. Unfortunately, if your driveshaft is failing or broken, it won’t be able to handle all that torque, which over time, can cause damage.

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Is There A Problem with My Oxygen Sensor?

oxygen sensor in the exhaust

Oxygen sensors are a crucial part of your vehicle’s engine. Each one checks and monitors the flow of air through the system, measuring the amount of oxygen coming into the engine and then leaving the engine by the exhaust. This data then goes on to regulate important fuel monitoring and delivery systems, MPG and timing functions and emissions release.

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What are the most common problems with a Volkswagen Transporter T5 Van?

Volkswagen Transporter T5

If you own a VW T5, you’ll know they’re a reliable camper van with plenty of appeal. Unfortunately, some common problems can arise with VW T5 Transporters. Understanding what they are and how to solve them could avoid a costly fix further down the road. Fortunately, plenty of new or used VW Transporter parts are available, so you or a mechanic can fix almost any problem. Here’s what to look out for.

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Don’t Believe the Hype: The Eight Electrical Vehicle Myths that Just Can’t Stand Up to Scrutiny

plugging in an EV to charge

Any kind of social change is always treated with a degree of resistance. However, with the changes to the weather and the loss of the polar ice caps since the 1980s, we need to start challenging the effects that fossil fuel emissions from vehicles are having on the planet. Electrical vehicles (EVs) offer humanity a chance to segue into a more environmentally sustainable mode of transport.

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Avoid Purchasing A Seat Leon with these Common Faults…

Seat Leon

The Seat Leon has been a small car staple on European and UK roads since 1999. It’s a compact hatchback that’s been available in 3 door and 5 door variants. Originally created using different components from Volkswagen cars combined with manufacturer parts, it shares some of its pedigree with other small cars including the Golf MK4 and the Audi A3.

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Don’t Get Caught Out in the High Country: How to Navigate Rural Roads

country road lined with trees

Rural roads are not as quiet and idyllic as you might think. You may be familiar with the difficulties presented by urban roads and their high intensity characteristics – but those smaller, winding country lanes pose a different kind of challenge altogether. Fortunately, there are some simple rules that you can follow that will help you avoid coming away from the sticks with any problems.

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Watch Out for these Mercedes A Class Commonly Occurring Faults

Mercedes A Class

Since 1997, the Mercedes A Class has been a frequent site on our roads. Featuring a sub-compact, short wheel based design with the characteristic stylings from the German manufacturer, it has been a popular choice for drivers that want a luxury run-around. Like all vehicles, it’s not without its faults and issues, so what are some of the more common faults that you need to check for when considering purchasing a second hand A-Class?

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