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Your wheels are prone to collecting heavy amounts of dirt and brake dust and are actually subject to the most severe conditions on the road. While you may be tempted to give them a quick wipe over with your car sponge and standard shampoo, a specially formulated wheel cleaner is

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Even if you’re not the biggest fan of cars, as a driver you likely will have heard the word ‘alternator’ before. It is an essential part of your car’s engine and without an alternator, the car would not run. The battery provides electricity to start the car’s motor, once the

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The engine of your car is constructed with lots of different parts that work together to allow the engine to operate as it should. The knock sensor is one of these essential components. But what exactly is a knock sensor? What are the signs that it has gone bad? And

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Vehicles will either have power steering or manual steering. However, most modern cars usually have power steering, which has been around for 50 years or so. Power steering is the function that allows you to turn the steering wheel with ease to enhance the driver’s experience. There are two types

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Smart Cars have experienced their fair share of controversy since their initial release in 1998. A lot of this is due to the size of these cars. Next to any traditional 3 door car, the Smart Car looks minuscule. These small cars by Daimler-Benz have often been criticized for being

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A bad starter is one of the most common issues that cars have, especially in older models of vehicles. The introduction of electric cars will likely bring a stop to this once they become more accessible and popular, but for now, we’re stuck with cars that develop starting issues.  If

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The thing about car batteries is that you don’t move them until they’re damaged or need replacing.  If you’re the diligent kind, you might check the acid levels every so often, top up the water levels, or clean off the batteries. For most of us, however, we only take a

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All weed smokers know that that stuff can stink out your home, your clothes, and of course, your car in seconds! It just clings to everything and whilst we might like that, it can quickly spell trouble if our cars just reek of the stuff. That is because it can

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Primewell tires have become a relatively new brand of tire on the North American automobile market and it already has a very confusing and polarising reputation. In other markets around the world, Primewell is associated with Giti tires, which are a company in Singapore that became the 11th largest tire

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If you own a car, you will likely have come into contact with limp mode at some point in your driving experience. Most modern cars have this feature installed as a self-preservation technique to protect the engine from further damage. But what exactly is limp mode?  Limp mode is a

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Getting a flat tire on the highway can be incredibly dangerous. The good news is that if you know how to cope with this situation it becomes a lot less dangerous.  In this article, we're going to talk you through everything you need to know about getting a flat tire

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So, maybe you have been thinking about getting your car wrapped for some time, or maybe you have just had it wrapped and it is looking like a completely new vehicle. Whatever your situation, you may well be wondering how long your car wrap is going to last. This article

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If you own your own vehicle, you’ll be well aware of how important it is to you. You want to keep your car in the utmost condition at all times, protected from damage and wear and tear. That’s why paint transfers are so annoying. But despite the general frustration that

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Our cars are made up of lots of different parts which together operate the engine and allow the car to drive. The Catalytic Converter is one of these parts. It is located in the exhaust that controls emissions. It reduces the toxic emissions output in exhaust gas by converting them

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Is your car is making a loud and concerning noise when you start up the engine? Have you noticed a loss of power or control over your steering, amongst a myriad of other potential problems? Your engine is misfiring! A common query regarding misfires is whether they can be caused

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Well, there is no one answer to this question. There are a whole lot of different variables that can affect this number - if it is being made by hand or in a factory, who it is being made by, even part delivery can have a huge impact on the

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For any auto enthusiast, their car is a key part of their lives. Any car owner wants their vehicle to look good, and maintaining the color of your vehicle’s coat is a key part of this. There are lots of different products available to cover scratches, prevent damage, and maintain

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Like with so many other parts that make up your car’s engine, the timing belt is extremely crucial to the running of your vehicle. The timing belt can be found in your car’s engine, and it has the important job of synchronizing the rotation of the camshaft and the crankshaft. 

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Have you ever been driving along the highway and had a sudden thought about your car and its inner mechanics? It is completely normal to wonder what would happen if certain elements of your car were to stop working.  Some things are obvious, such as if your windows smash or

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A tire blowout is something that a lot of people dread, especially if you’ve never experienced one before or you have just got your license. Although a blowout can be a little scary, there are some steps that you should follow to ensure that you keep yourself and others safe

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While some people may think that house paint is something that will very rarely mix with your car, it’s surprisingly common for your car to come into contact with house paints. From a spilled tin of paint within your boot when you have to slam on the brakes, to paint

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There's nothing worse than unexpected car problems. They're often expensive to fix and might leave you without your car for a couple of days.  One of the main problems when it comes to cars is that most of us don't understand our cars well enough to prevent problems or to

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An essential part of any vehicle is the brakes. They are as vital a component as the accelerator or the engine and incredibly important for safety. Drum brakes are no different from regular brakes. They complete the exact same job of applying pressure to the wheel cylinders and actively slow

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On standard civilian cars, there will be 2 sets of axles. One is located at the front of the car connecting the 2 front wheels, and the other at the back connecting the 2 rear wheels. Stretch limousines will often have 3 sets of wheels and therefore will contain 3

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If you feel like it’s going to work, do it. If it doesn’t, get out as quick as you can - Richard Rawlings Hot rodding folklore and muscle car mythology have sold the wholesale idea that you can’t really do much of anything in an automatic car except slip it

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As a car owner, you will be well aware that things can often go wrong. Cars are just big machines so it’s unsurprising that throughout their lifetime they will encounter errors. But as well as errors, vehicles also have fail-safes. These protect our cars from further damage, but they do

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It’s a massive motor in a tiny lightweight car - Carol Shelby Humans are endlessly fascinated by, and addicted to, speed. Modern history has been partially shaped by our need to go further and faster than we ever could and to reach toward and break through the land, air, and

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Oil is essential for the operation of our car’s, it works to lubricate the surface of parts, and also provides essential resistance to the engine. Our vehicles have systems that measure the amount of oil that is circulating within the car’s engine and also determine the oil pressure. These are

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Antifreeze is a liquid that is mixed with water to increase the boiling point of an engine, ultimately preventing it from overheating as the outdoor temperatures change. As a result of an increased boiling point, the coolant temperature will be higher. This coolant makes its way through the engine to

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Washing your car is a very important step in maintaining your vehicle. Keeping it clean is a great way to prevent any damage to the exterior of your car. A build-up of residue and dirt can negatively affect your paint job and you don’t want that, do you? The cheapest

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Transmission fluid is an essential feature in all automatic transmission vehicles. This fluid is specially designed for vehicles which self-shift gears, and will not be found in manual transmission cars. It is uniquely designed for automatic transmission cars and the special requirements they have, including valve operation, torque converter, brake

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It might seem like a strange question initially, but the weight of tractor tires is something that a lot of people wonder about. Compared to the small tires we see in our vehicles, tractors have huge tires so it’s unsurprising that you might find yourself asking ‘how much do they

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Your car’s exhaust system is a crucial component of your vehicle. We rely upon our car exhaust systems to keep our cars and ourselves safe when driving.  A car exhaust system works to remove harmful and dangerous emissions from the car, whilst converting them into less harmful gases that can

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There are few things more annoying than walking up to your car and noticing that it has been scuffed. If you’re lucky, there won’t be any other damage to the area as a dent or a tear is a much bigger problem to solve.  Removing a paint scuff can be

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Motor mounts are mounts created to securely fasten your engine and transmission to the subframe of your car. They are also known as engine mounts. They are small blocks of rubber that are installed on top of steel brackets securely fastened in place. The rubber is used to absorb the

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40 amps is a large charging voltage and can charge your car battery incredibly quickly. In a matter of minutes, you can start your car again. You must take care not to leave the battery plugged into the charger for too long, as this can overcharge it. Overcharging can damage

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When people think of how cars work, it’s the engine or transmission that comes to mind, but the battery, the oft-forgotten heart of the car, is rarely spoken of. Sure, we all know what a battery is, but do we actually know how it works?  Unless you’re something of an

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