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Car Maintenance

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

Latest car maintenance articles

How to prepare for the annual MOT test   

Nobody wants to fail an MOT test, so these tips will help you prepare, and give you a better chance of a pass.

Telltale signs you have a slow puncture

Not sure if you have a slow puncture in one of your tyres? We discuss the signs to look for, and what you should do next.

Electric car servicing

With no oil, filters, belts and plugs to change, nor gearboxes or clutches to wear out, electric cars are simpler to service, and cheaper too.

The UK’s best car breakdown cover providers

Enjoying your road trip? Well, you were until your car broke down. Now what? We list the UK’s best car breakdown cover providers.

Should I get a car servicing plan?

A fixed price plan to pay for your car's servicing is becoming a popular extra, much like service plans for new boilers. But is it worth it?

Cold comfort: looking after your car’s air conditioning

It keeps your temperatures down and your comfort levels up, but your car's air conditioning needs looking after, too.

Sun cream, towels, luggage, tyres…

With fewer people flying abroad this year for a holiday more families are, as expected, hitting the roads and opting for a ‘staycation’ somewhere...

Dipsticks! One in five car owners never check their oil

Is your car running like a well-oiled machine? Probably not, if you’re among the one in five motorists who never check their engine oil.

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.

Trouble-free driving? Not according to breakdown survey

According to a new survey, only 3 in 10 motorists have never had a car failure. More than a third have had a breakdown in their current car.

Putting off a car repair? It could cost you in the long run

A new survey shows millions of motorists are turning a blind eye to damage, even though it could come back to bite them hard.

Seven ways to protect your new car investment

A car is a big investment, regardless of whether it's new or used. So what can you do to protect that investment and minimise your costs?