• Incorrect tyre sizes

    Did you know that you can have the wrong sized tyres fitted to your car?  The manufactures recommend the correct tyres for a vehicle but you can chose to have different ones fitted, or sometimes they are fitted by the garage incorrectly and often without you even realising. Converting to a different size of tyre is possible, but it must be done within strict criteria. If you get it wrong, the consequences can be awful and can be a massive cause for concern. Often if you are wanting to change the size of wheels fitted to your car then you may also need to upgrade other parts of the car too.  The cars braking and suspension are linked to the diameter of the wheels that are on the car, so that is why it is important to remember that you…
  • Investigating a water leak

    A water leek can be a nightmare for car owners. Sometimes your car will develop a slow leak which will require the water reservoir to be topped up every week or so and other times it will develop a sudden, fast water leak which needs attention immediately. Do not be tempted to drive a car which has a major water leak too far as it could cause the engine to overheat and if that happens you could find that you damage the engine (which will often cost a lot more to repair). If it is only a slow water leak then you can add some radiator welding solution that will go around the cooling system of the car ad find where the leak is. It will then work at setting in the hole and blocking the leak, sometimes this will…
  • Scrapping your car

    If the cost of repairing your car becomes more than the value of it then you may be faced with the idea of having to scrap the vehicle. Prices for scrap metal can vary from day to day, so a price you are offered may change if you check it again a week later. When considering scrapping your car, you may be able to make money if you strip the car down and sell the parts individually. You can often even make a profit (if you bought the car cheaply) by doing this but you need to make sure you have somewhere off road that you can store the vehicle and the time to do it. Some people are shocked to find that they are only offered £25 for their vehicle or even no money but a free collection service.…
  • Hands free kits for your car

    Driving whilst holding a mobile phone is illegal, but many of us (especially reps out on the road) need to use a phone from time to time to make or receive a call. The only way to do this legally is to use a hands free kit. Previously hands free kits were quite expensive, but recently there has been a massive influx in to the market of cheaper hands free kits. You no longer have to worry about taking your car to a specialist audio centre to have one installed. There is a wide range of different sorts of hands free kits that work in different ways. You can chose to buy a car stereo with blue tooth built in and connect your phone to it, meaning that you can speak and listen to calls through your speakers. There are…
  • Demisting your car windows

    There is something very frustrating about your car windows getting fogged up. It can happen at the worse time and can in fact be very dangerous. Ideally when you set of for a journey you should allow your car to run for some time with the heaters on to demist it, but if like my car it seems to quickly mist back up again when driving you may need to invest in a demisting spray. Many car stores and hardware shops sell demisting spray but it can be expensive, especially if you are having to use it every few days. You can actually make your own demisting spray based on a vinegar mixture but I would always suggest testing this on a small area first when you have the time to clean it off if needed before you drive. Don’t…