13 Feb, 19

Ford Recalls Vehicles for Incorrectly Assembled Rear Door Latch Spring

How to replace malfunctioning child lock safety feature

Child safety locks are an important component of every family-owned vehicle. Let's face it, children are quite impulsive, one second they'll be quietly snoozing, the next they're trying to yank the car door open. This is why the child lock is so essential, it allows the drivers to be at ease, knowing the doors can only be opened from the outside. Some vehicles have automatic locks, which switch on when the car starts or when it reaches a certain speed,…

04 Feb, 19

Why We Paint Cars In a Spray Booth

Do you consider yourself to be a bit of a 'Handy Man' or know someone obsessed with DIY projects? These days it seems we can do almost anything ourselves with a bit of 'Googling' and a few Youtube videos. But don't they make it look so easy in the videos and in reality when you try doing it yourself, the results are never quite the same. I think it's safe to say that not all things should be fixed with…

30 Jan, 19

Product Recall: Chrysler 300 C Jeep Wrangler

product recall chyrsler 300C

Airbags are now a common fixture in modern day vehicles, however, imagine if we didn't have them in our vehicles, or if we did, what would happen if they were faulty? An airbag is meant to absorb the impact and minimise injuries in the event of a collision, as it provides the driver and the passenger with cushioning before they violently collide with the front, interior surface of the vehicle. If the airbag is faulty, you will not have any…

25 Jan, 19

How to Remove Rust from Your Vehicle

I remembered reading this somewhere, “As long as vehicle body panels are made from steel, they’re going to rust.” Yikes! Not much optimism there. However, no matter what you do, there will always be a hidden part of your vehicle that could already be rusting, or about to start. Of course, to lower the risk of rust starting, owners could apply a paint protection film over the rust-prone areas, such as the edges of the hood. But mind you, once…

22 Jan, 19

Increasing The Value Of Your Car: How To Get The Best Trade-In Offer For Your Vehicle

How to Trade In Your Old Vehicle for a New One

Finally! After years of budgeting and carefully managing your money, you have the savings to purchase a new car. However, you have a small problem... how do you get rid of your existing vehicle? Whilst privately selling your vehicle will provide you with the highest return, it also means you have to go through the hassle of paying for advertisements, taking calls regarding it, book viewings for potential customers and possibly take them for test drives… I don’t know about…

21 Jan, 19

How To: Avoid Swirl Marks When Washing Your Car

Why Microfiber Cloths are best

Cleaning your vehicle is not only a chore, but it can be a risky business. Have you ever thought what are those strange smudges on your vehicle, even though you just went through the drive-through car wash hours before? Oh, the cruel irony... you go with the intention of cleaning your car and end up leaving with blemishes, like swirl marks, littering your paintwork. It's not the most ideal scenario. However, there are ways to avoid this happening, by better…

13 Sep, 18

Car Insurance Excess & How To Legally Avoid Paying It!

Motor Insurance Excess

Getting into an accident is already a very unfortunate event, however, having to deal with making an insurance claim and paying the car insurance excess stated on your policy is another stress on your head. But don’t worry, we’re always finding new ways to help our customers, so we’ve provided you with a mini guide on insurance excess to clear up any confusion you may have! What Is Car Insurance Excess? After an accident, you have to worry about the…

31 Jul, 18

Paintless Dent Removal (PDR)

Paintless Dent Repairs

Imagine this, you’ve just returned from an event and you’re walking back to the street where you parked your car, still happy about the fact you managed to find free on-street parking close to the venue! However, you’re welcomed with a big shock because there’s a large dent sat in your bodywork, that definitely was not there when you left. You rack your brain for anywhere you know that does dent repairs but come up blank, so you give it…

10 Jul, 18

Car Body Repairs For End Of Lease Vehicles

Car Repairs For When You Return Your Lease Car

Leasing a car is all sunshine and rainbows until it comes to the end of the agreement and you have to worry about ensuring it’s in the best condition for its return. The leasing companies are very thorough with their checks, so if you have any cosmetic damage on your vehicle and they spot it on their inspection, some of them can charge you a bomb for these end of lease car body repairs (the type of extortionate prices that…

22 Jun, 18

Fuel Efficiency – How To Cut Your Fuel Consumption

How To Improve Fuel Economy

Are you struggling with an increase in your vehicles fuel consumption? It can be annoying, especially with fluctuating fuel prices, it can be a dreaded feeling turning into the petrol station to fill your car up. Some of us even leave it until the last moment when the vehicle is slurping up the last droplets of fuel, just to avoid the hefty bill (which is not recommended). However, how can you reduce fuel consumption? Other than the ultimate fuel saving…