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Top 5 DIY car maintenance tasks for drivers

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A new study has revealed the car maintenance jobs motorists feel most and least confident about tackling themselves. According to an AA-Populus survey, more than 97% of drivers can open the bonnet and top up the windscreen washer fluid. However, checking the power steering and changing the oil are the …

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Car maintenance at risk during COVID-19 lockdown?

RAC mechanic

Drivers are still getting their vehicles serviced and MOTd, despite the Coronavirus pandemic, according to RAC research. Just under half (47%) of respondents plan to get their car serviced regardless of the lockdown status, while (44%) want to get an MOT. However, one in seven (14%) say they will make …

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Basic car maintenance checks during the lockdown

Car maintenance

The coronavirus lockdown has left many people with time on their hands, while cars are parked up for longer than usual. You could do a lot worse than to use to time to carry out some essential car maintenance because failing to look after your car can be a major …

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Tips for maintaining your car during COVID-19 lockdown

Lexus UX

It looks like the extended layoff due to the Coronavirus pandemic could last until early May, which means our cars are parked for longer than usual and are getting little use. With the UK government’s advice to stay at home and only venture out for specific, essential reasons, Lexus has …

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The real cost of car repairs

Car maintenance

New research by a leading UK online car garage and repair marketplace has revealed the top five most common components that have to be repaired. According to data from WhoCanFixMyCar.com, brakes, batteries, wheel alignment, cambelts and exhausts top the list of popular jobs. More than half of respondents said they’ve …

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Are you all set for winter driving?

Millions of motorists are unprepared for winter driving – with nearly half admitting they have not conducted any maintenance checks on their vehicle, according to research. One in six revealed they have previously broken down in the cold season due to not checking their vehicle and, as the weather worsens …

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How to keep your engine oil running smoothly

Engine oil dipstick

According to breakdown specialist, the AA, a reported 21,000 oil-related breakdowns occur every year. Whether you’re doing the daily school run or planning a car trip away for business or pleasure, knowing how to check your car oil properly is the most important car maintenance tasks. With the correct advice …

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Top 10 biggest fears of new drivers

Young driver

Whether you learn to drive as a fresh-faced teenager or wait until you’re a little older and wiser, all learners go through the same experiences. From the sense of fear as you first drive down a slipway to join a motorway, to the challenge of trying to parallel park on …

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How to reduce your car’s running costs

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Keeping a car on the road can cost drivers thousands each year, so along with safety and reliability, running costs are often a top consideration for many when choosing a car. We’ve teamed up with Warranty Direct to put together a guide to the most expensive outgoings that come with …

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