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Car Dashboard Warning Lights

Posted by Andy Wright on

Car Dashboard Warning Lights

Guide To Car Dashboard Warning Lights

It's important to know what the dashboard warning lights are trying to tell you.  If something goes wrong with your car this may be the first indication you get of it.  Although the warning light may not tell you exactly what the problem is - it will point you in the right direction.  Addressing the issue at an early stage may prevent car break down and save you an expensive fix further down the road.

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How To Start A Car On A Frosty Morning

Posted by Gareth Dunne on

How To Start A Car On A Frosty Morning

How To Start A Car On A Frosty Morning

We've all been there.  You're up at the crack of dawn.  It's been a bitterly cold night.  The car has frozen windows.  You are in a hurry - but the battery is cold and the bloody thing just won't start.

What Do You Do?

Here's What To Do If Your Car Won't Start

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Diesel Engine Deposits - Affecting Efficiency & Performance

Posted by Grease Monkey on

Diesel Engine Deposits - Affecting Efficiency & Performance

What are Diesel Deposits? Diesel engines are very popular today, partly because of their fuel efficiency/ MPG and because they have greater torque. Also, turbocharged diesel engines can have similar or even better performances than their petrol rivals.  Although diesel and petrol are made from the same crude raw material they have different characteristics which makes diesel and petrol powered engines operate very differently. Problems with Diesel Deposits - Diesel engines suffer the problem of carbon deposits forming inside the engine. The most common type of deposits are those around the fuel injectors. Every diesel engine experiences this problem and...

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8 Common Car Maintenance Mistakes

Posted by Grease Monkey on

8 Common Car Maintenance Mistakes

We here at Grease Monkey Direct decided to pull together a list of eight of the most common and basic errors encountered by car owners when looking after their car.  Although the areas covered are straightforward, sometimes it's good to have a recap of some of the basics.  Here's a list of some things to look out for when you are caring for your pride and joy:ASSUMING BALD TYRES WILL LAST A LITTLE LONGER:It's human nature to try and squeeze a few more miles out of your rubber, but it's definitely not a good idea. Your tyres are the only...

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5 Ways to Defrost Your Windscreen in the Morning

Posted by Grease Monkey on

5 Ways to Defrost Your Windscreen in the Morning

No doubt there have been some serious frosty mornings in the last few weeks.  January always seems to be a wicked cold month.  One of the many difficulties you may face on one of these cold mornings is a frozen windscreen.  Here are 5 simple solutions on how to safely defrost and clear up your windscreen so you can get on the road.  These tips assume you just don't have time to allow the engine to heat up and use your window heaters. 1:  WARM WATERPour some WARM water over your car.  This is a very quick fix and clears...

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