Category Archives: Maintenance

These are the Signs of a Faulty EGR Valve That Should Cause You to Worry

EGR Valve on a car

There are many points of failure on a modern car. From those that can slow it down, to those that can wreck it completely. In recent years, one of the faults that has become more common is a bad EGR valve. And whilst this part has numerous environmental and performance benefits, it is well known for clogging and causing issues within the engine.

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Ignore These Symptoms of Brake Master Cylinder Failure at Your Peril

brake master cylinder on a car

Brakes slow your car by applying pressure through the callipers and discs (or a similar system). The force behind the pressure is generated by the brake master cylinder when you depress the brake pedal. As one of the main components in the braking system, if the cylinder develops a fault or stops working, then this could have some severe and potentially dangerous consequences.

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My Car is Squealing: When Do I need to Start Worrying?

car making a squealing noise graphic

Your car is making a squealing noise. What’s the problem? Unfortunately, there are many parts in your car that can start squeaking over time as they get worn out. However, with the help of this article you’ll be able to identify those that require urgent attention, hopefully preventing any minor fault in your vehicle turning into a major issue.

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Your Car Smells of Petrol – And this is Probably Why…

woman noticing a petrol smell in her car

You notice the strong odour of petrol in your car. We might have talked about how to identify smells in your vehicle before, but today we’re homing in on the scent of the world’s favourite hydrocarbon.

Unsurprisingly, a petrol leak is the most likely cause of the smell. Fortunately, this is fairly easy to diagnose. However – if this isn’t case then these are some of the potential contenders:

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Help… My Car is Pulling to One Side, and I don’t Know What to Do

holding onto steering wheel as car is pulling

It’s not a great situation. If your car is pulling to one side, either under braking or whilst driving, it can not only be frustrating, but down-right dangerous. However, despite the initial shock, it’s not quite time to go to panic stations yet, as the cause could be actually quite simple.

Obviously, this is a real safety issue, so you’ll want to get it checked out as soon as possible – and the chances are the problem originates from one of the following culprits:

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