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What happens if your car battery runs flat?

In a car with a petrol or diesel engine, the battery has a life of around 5-6 years, assuming it’s being used reasonably regularly, but there are ways in which you can reduce this, one of them being letting your

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How to easily protect your car from adverse weather conditions

Your car is probably one of your most valuable possessions. For it to stay in tip-top shape and give you a better service for longer, proper maintenance is not optional. Harsh weather is among the various factors affecting a car’s

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Easy car repairs that you can do yourself

Owning a car is a big responsibility because you need to maintain your vehicle regularly to reduce the risk of any road mishaps that can be prevented if your car is in its good running condition. You may need to

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Car care techniques that professionals don’t want you to know

Keeping your car clean and hygienic is important because not only can it actually increase the value of your vehicle, but will also make your vehicle last longer. In making your vehicle look shiny and new, you have the option

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How to stop birds pooing on your car or truck

The acidic nature of bird poo is particularly bad for your paintwork. If left on, it can eat through the clearcoat and into the paintwork. Once the clearcoat is damaged, water can get underneath and suddenly a small patch becomes

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How to maintain your truck or car battery

The average lifetime of a vehicle battery is around 3-4 years, but it depends on their maintenance, operating conditions and how frequently they are used. If your battery fails at a critical time it can cause a lot of inconvenience,

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5 auto mechanic tools you need to have in your car

We all hate that feeling we get when you have to pull over to the side of the road because you’ve heard the car make a funny sound. Maybe you’ve even been unable to avoid something on the road and

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How to clean windshield wipers like a pro

Our windscreen wipers are crucial for maintaining a clear view through the windscreen and thus one of the most important factors essential for safe driving. A dirty windscreen wiper creates a smeary windscreen thus reducing your vision. And on the

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Basic car maintenance: what you need to know for your first car

So, you’ve passed your driving test and you’ve bought a car. There are some things that you’ll need to keep an eye on and some tell-tale signs that all’s not right. Check your owner’s manual There will be some specific

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