Car Maintenance

Cars are incredibly complicated and sophisticated. Therefore it's important to undertake regular service and car maintenance to keep it running properly.

windscreen wipers should be part of your regular car check

Five car checks you should make this Autumn

As the weather gets colder, there are some essential checks we should all be doing now to make sure our cars are running smoothly and safely through winter (sponsored post)
Windscreen visibility is a key part of car safety

What makes a car safe? – Part 3

Modern car safety systems are very good, but there are actions you can take to make your car even safer. The Car Expert advises how to stay safe.
What are the servicing requirements of a car with PCP car finance?

Do I have to service my car with the dealer if I have a...

The popularity of PCP car finance has allowed car manufacturers to be sneaky when it comes to forcing you to service your car with their dealer network.
Common roadside emergency

Five common roadside emergencies and how to deal with them

Having a car can be a great thing but it can also come with pitfalls. You need to be prepared for roadside emergencies to happen – anywhere and anytime.
Kep your car cool

The art of keeping your car cool

It can be difficult to maintain a comfortable temperature in your car during summer. We look at a few suggestions to help you keep your (and your car) cool.
Quick fixes for your car's winter blues

Quick fixes for life’s winter car problems

Whatever the reason for your car having a few issues, there are plenty of quick solutions to those niggling winter car calamities.
Honda Accord bonnet x-ray

Cut costs, not corners, with a regular car service

When it comes to car maintenance schedules, there isn’t a consistent “set in stone” rule for the frequency of a car service (sponsored post)
An Audi R8 with aftermarket alloy aluminium wheels (The Car Expert)

Caring for your alloy wheels

Alloy wheels are a significant investment for your vehicle, so it's important to take good care of them. This infographic offers some helpful advice.

5 most common faults with cars

There’s nothing worse than waking up in the morning to find that your car has a problem. Even worse is if you get stranded on the side of the road due to a mechanical fault. However, a regular car service carried out by a reputable company should stand you in the best stead going forward (sponsored post)
Save fuel with handy tips from The Car Expert

Nine ways to make your fuel go further

Fed up with how much you spend on fuel? Take a look at these tips which may help make your pit stops to the pump a little less painful.
There is a subtle difference between these two Jaguar Mark 2 models

The pros and cons of owning a classic car

Owning a classic car isn’t for everyone - so how do you know if it’s for you? We take a look at a few of the pros and cons of owning a classic old vehicle, to help you decide if you are ready to take a step into the world of classic car ownership.
MOT test centre (The Car Expert 2013)

The essential pre-MOT checklist

Many car owners fear the annual MOT roadworthiness test. If you are worried that your car might fail, here is a handy checklist provided by Motorparks.co.uk to give you an idea of what to look at before taking your car in to be tested.
Independent Garage vs. Franchise Dealership (The Car Expert)

Independent vs. franchise dealerships – the pros and cons

Whether your local garage is a small independent, or an official franchise dealership, they both have their pros and cons. Let’s take an objective look at how you can choose the best dealership based on your needs.
Tips on how to reduce fuel consumption and emissions

Five easy ways to cut your fuel consumption and emissions

There are lots of ways that you can help the environment by cutting your emissions. And you’ll save money in the process. This guest blog by David Petherick looks at the latest company car emissions figures before highlighting five simple ways in which you can cut your car’s fuel consumption.
Servicing your car and why it is important

Infographic – servicing your car

How much do you know about servicing your car? Woodstock Motors have created this helpful infographic to explain it's required maintenance.
Dashboard engine warning lights (The Car Expert)

Do you know your dashboard warning lights?

The last thing you want to see whilst driving is the glow of an unrecognisable warning light upon your dashboard.
Budget tyres vs premium tires

Budget tyres vs premium tyres

Do budget tyres represent better value for money than premium tyres? This guest post from Best4Tyres helps explain what you should look for when you are buying tyres for your car.
Who should you choose to service and repair your car? Ask The Car Expert!

Who can and should service my car?

Should a Ford dealer be expected to service or repair a Jaguar? The latest #AskTCE blog looks at the reasons why a dealer may have declined to do the work.
A car breakdown is always annoying

How to avoid the dreaded car breakdown

A car breakdown can be pretty annoying, but many breakdowns could be avoided if you take a few simple measures. Guest blogger Kerry Marshall presents her top tips.
The Car Expert advises on the servicing requirements for your new car warranty

New Car Warranty – Do I have to have my car serviced by a...

There is still considerable confusion among car owners about the servicing requirements for their cars and what is required for them to protect their new car warranty. It's this week's question on #AskTCE at TheCarExpert.co.uk
How to change a flat tyre

How to change a flat tyre

The folks at Auto Trader have come up with this illustrative guide for car owners on how to change a tyre. For a task that causes so much fear among drivers, it really isn't that difficult.

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