Getting To Grips With Essential Car Maintenance
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Getting To Grips With Essential Car Maintenance

When I got my first car twenty years ago, I was clueless when it came to maintaining it and keeping it in a roadworthy condition. As a result, I had to pay for costly repairs that could have been avoided if the car had been looked after better. I learned my lesson and started reading everything I could about basic car maintenance. I started this blog to share what I've learned in the hopes it will save other new drivers making costly mistakes. I blog about a variety of topics, such as troubleshooting uneven tyre wear, the benefits of regular servicing and maintaining your car during the winter months. I hope you find my blog useful.


Getting To Grips With Essential Car Maintenance

  • Are You and Your Windscreen Unwittingly Breaking The Law?

    24 February 2015

    The wail of a police siren and the flash red and blue of lights in the rear view mirror can be enough to make the blood of any motorist run cold. As the mind starts racing, trying to piece together may have caught the police officer's attention, most motorists are unlikely to suspect the cause of their problems may begin with their humble windscreen.  It might seem benign, but any sizeable crack that's slowly been creeping across the driver's side of your windscreen is actually illegal and could land you with a defective vehicle notice, and/or a fine.

  • How to Negotiate Your Rental Rates for Corporate Travel

    26 January 2015

    If you are in charge of handling car rental bookings in your organisation it pays to negotiate carefully with the rental companies, in order to get the best overall deal. A comprehensive survey conducted in the United States, for example, found that companies that were proactive in this fashion saved an average of over 30%, compared to typically published car rental rates. To help you as you talk with the rental company to see what is on offer, here are some elements that may be introduced into the conversation.

  • 3 Ways To Overcome Driving Test Nerves

    5 January 2015

    Completing any kind of test or exam can be a nerve wracking experience. Your driving test can be especially stressful because it marks a milestone of your life. When you learn how to drive and receive your driving license, you are given a pass into the adult world – a world in which you have countless freedoms. It is perfectly understandable that because of this you will experience some nerves on your test day.

  • Your choice of car impacts the amount you pay in car insurance premiums

    30 December 2014

    If you are looking to purchase a new car, you have almost certainly taken into account aspects like comfort, styling, features as well as fuel economy. However, if you have not thought about car insurance prices, you might be in the dark regarding your car's overall ownership costs. In terms of new cars, a host of factors affects how much you will pay for auto insurance. This article outlines a number of important factors to help you with your auto purchasing research.

  • Tips to Avoid Auto Repair Scams

    19 December 2014

    If it is your first car and you have zero-to-little cognizance of what goes or happens underneath the bonnet, you'll likely be the perfect candidate for the auto repair shop to play with for some money-swindling. This is the unfortunate truth as only a handful of shops in a given locality are more inclined towards service than money. However, here are a few tips to stay off the hooks. Read the User Manual