How to fix issues with your brakes

Often some of the most common brake issues people face are wear on their pads or wear / damage on their discs. This may occur at any time but often the pads need changing every 30,000- 50,000 miles and discs about every third time. If the pads become too low, then they will scrap on to the disc which will cause a really loud noise and a nasty groove to be dug into the disc. This will mean you have to replace the discs as well. Another quite common issue with brakes is seized callipers. If the calliper seizes or sticks, you will often hear a noise and sometimes feel a vibration as it sticks on. You may be able to take the vehicle to a garage where they can...
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Why is it important to ensure you have plenty of fuel during winter months?

With winter well under way and many of us experiencing the first bit of real frost in the mornings, people are keen to ensure that their car is in tip top condition to keep them safe when driving. The cold weather can often cause a number of problems on a car which you may only be aware of when you come to start the vehicle to go to work or to take the kids to school. One of the issues motorists often face with the cold weather is issues with their battery. If the battery is not working as it should then it may not hold the charge enough for you to start it next time. This is worsened by the cold weather and often requires the car to be...
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Making sure you get a good deal on your car insurance

Cars can be an expensive thing to run. You will not only have to pay out for the initial purchase of the car but there is also running costs such as MOT’s, fuel, repairs, services, tax and insurance. As a car owner it is your responsibility to ensure you have a valid insurance policy with an adequate level of cover for you and possibly your named driver. Driving a vehicle on a public road without insurance is a serious offence and if you get caught you may have your car taken off you, have to go to court, have your license withdrawn or points on you license as well as have to pay a hefty fine. This can also then make obtaining car insurance very hard as some insurers will...
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Limp mode on Vauxhall Insignia

The Vauxhall Insignia is a great family car. It looks sporty but is also extremely practical and has plenty of space in the seating cabin and in the boot. You can pick up one of the older Insignias for around £2000 but often as they are used by the police or for rep cars, they may have high mileage. If they car has done a lot of miles it is important to check that it has been serviced regularly in order to maintain the engine. If it has not been serviced you may find that you encounter a lot of issues. One common fault on a lot of Vauxhalls is the car going in to limp mode unexpectedly. This is usually due to a faulty sensor or an issue with...
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Going on a driving course

When it comes to driving experience is key. The more experience and knowledge you have the more likely you are to be a better driver and be able to adapt quickly to incidences that may arise. Driving courses are often a way of improving your driving ability. They can be used for a number of reasons. Sometimes you may be offered to attend a driving course such as a speed awareness course, following on from a minor speeding fine. This is usually offered to you instead of points but you will still have to pay an amount towards the course. These courses are designed to teach drivers car safety and make them aware of the dangers involved in speeding. They will teach you on how to read signs on the...
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