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.

How reliable is the Lexus RX, and what common problems do owners report?

The RX from Lexus boasts a spacious and luxurious interior with high-quality craftsmanship and materials, comfortable seating, and a range of features, including a large touchscreen infotainment system and driver-assist safety features. Available as petrol and hybrid variants, owners of Lexus RXs say it delivers a smooth performance and comfortable driving.

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Why is my car leaking oil?

Car oil leak

If you’ve noticed a few drops of oil on your driveway after you move your car, it might not seem that big a deal. But failing to fix an engine that’s leaking oil, even just a little, can result in a more significant and costly repair in the long term. Discover the signs and causes of a leak, the consequences if you continue to ignore it, and what to do if your car leaks oil. 

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How reliable is the Mercedes Benz S-Class, and what common issues should you know about?

Mercedes Benz S-Class

The Mercedes-Benz S-Class is Mercedes’ flagship luxury sedan. First introduced in 1972, it has been Mercedes’ top-of-the-line luxury model for decades across multiple generations. The current model is the W223.

Mercedes uses the S-Class to introduce top-of-the-line new technology and features, so even the W221, produced from 2006-2013, comes with innovations such as infra-red night vision, massage seats and pre-collision assist systems.

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What causes my car to backfire, and what can I do about it?

Car exhaust

A backfire from your car’s engine or exhaust can be alarming but is usually easily fixed. A backfire is an explosion of unburned fuel in the engine or exhaust system, which causes a loud “popping” noise

A backfire from the engine occurs when unburned fuel in the combustion chamber ignites violently instead of burning steadily. This is often caused by issues with the air-fuel ratio, ignition timing, or buildup of carbon deposits inside the engine. 

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How reliable is the Jaguar X-Type, and what common issues should you know?

Jaguar X-type

The Jaguar X-Type was Jaguar’s best-selling entry-level luxury sedan and its first front-wheel drive, sold from 2001 to 2009. It shared a platform with the Ford Mondeo but aimed to bring Jaguar styling and brand cachet to a smaller, more affordable package for buyers. The X-Type competed with cars like the BMW 3-Series and Mercedes C-Class and was produced at Jaguar’s Halewood plant in England.

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