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Cars are complicated machines, so regular service and maintenance are important to keep your car running properly.

Latest car maintenance articles

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

The popularity of PCP car finance has allowed car manufacturers to be sneaky in forcing you to have your car serviced by their dealers.

Explained: What does “Full Service History” mean?

If you’ve ever bought a used car, you’ve probably heard the term 'full service history' (FSH). But what does it actually mean? And is it worth paying extra for?

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

We clear up the confusion about whether car owners must have their cars serviced by a franchised dealership to protect their new car warranty.

Potholes cost pounds

In the past 12 months, potholes caused damage to vehicles costing a total of £915 million to repair, according to a study for Kwik Fit.

Tyre safety advice

Motorists should check the condition, tread depth and pressure of their tyres regularly or face a fine of up to £2,500 and three penalty points.

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)

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.

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.

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)

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 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.

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.

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