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Best Tax Free Cars for 2021

The tax rate for cars is likely to change at some point in 2021. But whatever changes the government makes, one thing will always be the case: The lower your car’s CO2 emissions, the less you’ll pay for car tax. In this post, we’ll take a look at the greenest and most reliable cars that … Read more

How to Jet Wash a Car

Jet washing your car can be fun and immensely satisfying. Do it right, and your car will be gleaming like it’s brand new. But do it wrong, and you could damage your glass and paintwork. In this post we’ll explain how to jet wash a car to get the best results with no risk of … Read more

How to Change Oil in Your Car

Your car needs oil to ensure that all the different parts of the engine can move smoothly without generating too much friction. So without sufficient oil levels, your car won’t run as effectively as it should. Indeed, it might not run at all. We have a detailed guide to checking your oil levels and topping … Read more

How Much Does it Cost to Change an Exhaust?

Faulty exhausts can damage the environment, and they can even cause harmful vapours to circulate your car’s cabin. So if there’s a problem with your exhaust, you need to sort it out as soon as possible. How Much Does it Cost to Change an Exhaust in the UK? It depends on a few things, including … Read more

How Does Power Steering Work?

Power steering works so well that it’s easy to take it for granted. But have you ever wondered just how it works? Let’s take a look. How Does Power Steering Work? Power steering makes it easier for you to control your car through channelling power directly from the steering wheel to the wheels. If your … Read more

How to Demist Your Windscreen in Rain and Winter

There are many dangers to driving in winter, and a misted windscreen might be the most overlooked hazard of all. After all, things like ice, snow, wind and rain become much harder to handle when you can’t even see out of your windscreen in the first place! In this post, we’ll share the fastest and … Read more

What Can Cause Heavy Steering?

In your driving theory test, you might get this question: What can cause heavy steering? These are the sort of answers you might have to choose from: Driving on ice. Badly worn brakes. Overinflated tyres. Underinflated tyres. So what answer are they looking for? What can cause heavy steering? It’s d: Under-inflated tyres. If your … Read more

What is the Legal Brightness of Headlights in the UK?

Is there a maximum legal brightness for headlights in the UK? Maybe you’ve been dazzled one too many times by oncoming drivers, and you want to know whether those other drivers have been breaking the law. Or perhaps you’re considering getting some new headlights for your car, and want to know what your options are. … Read more

Black Smoke From Exhaust – What Different Colours Mean

A lot of the time, smoke from a car exhaust is nothing to worry about. It’s simply a by-product of burning fuel. Unless you drive an electric car, your car’s bound to produce a little smoke from time to time. But it’s almost never a good sign when excessive amounts of coloured smoke billows from … Read more

Why Do MOTs Include Exhaust Emission Tests?

This is one of the questions learner drivers might get asked on their theory test: “Why do MOTs include exhaust emission tests?” The multiple choice options might be: To pay for expensive garage equipment. To make sure diesel and petrol cars have the same emissions. Because the government wants to know which fuel supplier is … Read more