• 08, June, 2018 11:35:12

      How to identify Aftermarket Car Stereo Wire Colours

    How to identify Aftermarket Car Stereo Wire ColoursThe simplest way to self-install an aftermarket car stereo is to use a vehicle/stereo specific wiring diagram or installation instructions. However, unlike OEM head units, the wiring colours used by most aftermarket manufacturers are pretty uniform so it is not compulsory to have the fitting instructions to be able to complete the install. You should be able to fit the head unit using this wiring information as a guide. If the head unit you are installing has the pigtail harness and it uses standard colours then the wiring colours/information should be:Power: Yellow wire - Constant 12volt ...
  • 08, June, 2018 04:55:56

      How to Protect your Vehicles in 7 simple steps

    How to Protect your Vehicle in 7 simple stepsIn recent years car theft has become significantly more sophisticated. The use of crowbars and wrenches to manually break into cars and steal radios and valuables are becoming extinct; now thieves are using transmitters and electronic devices to bypass the cars electrical systems and drive them away.Car manufacturers are focussing more attention towards factory fitted security solutions; however, there are still extra measures you can take to protect your car. Step 1 Vehicle Recalls: Ensure you keep up to date with any recalls issued by your vehicle manufacturer and keep the vehicles electronic systems updated. ...
  • 07, June, 2018 12:36:45

      How to check the Towing Capacity of your Vehicle

    How to check the Towing Capacity of your Vehicle It is important to know that not all vehicles are suitable for towing. To find out if your vehicle has towing capabilities you will need to check the towing capacity; this is the maximum weight the vehicle can legally and safely tow. To work out vehicles towing capacity you will need two key figures. The Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) and the Gross Train Weight (GTW) these can be found on the VIN plate and vehicle manual. To calculate towing capacity, subtract GVW from GTW. This will give you a figure in kilograms and will ...
  • 06, June, 2018 01:03:32

      How to look after your Towbar in 5 simple steps

    How to look after your Towbar in 5 simple stepsTowbars are accustom to wear and tear over time as they are subject to stress, weather conditions, and general use. However, they are straight forward to maintain and you can ensure they remain in good condition by following these 5 simple steps:Step 1Regular Inspection: Get to know what your towbar looks like once you’ve had it installed. If you are familiar with the neck and electrics, it will be easier to distinguish if something is broken, missing or loose. Step 2 Check and Tighten:Tighten any loose joints, fixings or levers. There shouldn’t be any ...
  • 15, September, 2016 04:18:56

      Hands-free Road Safety at Mobile Solutions (UK) Ltd

                                                   With the evolution of smart phones and app capabilities is it any wonder we can’t keep off our mobile phones for more than 10 minutes? Whether you are stuck in rush hour traffic, waiting at a pedestrian crossing or stopped at traffic lights; it is illegal to use a handheld mobile phone whilst driving. Studies show that using a handheld device minimises concentration and delays reaction times on the road. “You can get an automatic fixed penalty notice if ...