• 07, June, 2018 11:38:04

      How to pair a Parrot MKI remote control in 3 simple steps

    How to pair a Parrot MKI handsfree remote in 3 simple stepsIf you have a Parrot MKI 9200 handsfree kit, you will have a small remote and a display screen, if the remote stops working, works intermittently or you have a replacement it may need re-pairing to the car kit. Step 1Switch on the ignition:The pairing of the remote will need to be done within 30 seconds of switching on the ignition when the handsfree kit is powering on. Wait for the graphic equalizer and Parrot logo to disappear.Step 2 Pairing the remote:As soon as the car kit shows the standard display, ...
  • 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 01:59:24

      How to test an Alternator in 7 simple steps

    How to test an Alternator in 7 simple steps An alternator has two key roles within a vehicle, it charges the battery and keeps the electrical components running. If the alternator becomes faulty, the battery light on the dashboard may illuminate, however, if the light doesn’t come on there are other signs to be aware of:• If the alternator belts aren’t turning freely or have slipped on the pulley there may be a noticeable burning rubber smell• If the alternator fails it may cause bearings to fail in the engine and there may be a noticeable rattling sound• If the alternator ...
  • 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 ...
  • 04, June, 2018 04:13:05

      How to replace a Headlight Bulb in 4 simple steps

    How to replace a Headlight Bulb in 4 simple steps All cars have headlights and sidelights and depending on the year of the car they will either have halogen bulbs or xenon bulbs. Xenon bulbs are filled with xenon gas and give off a much brighter white light. They are also referred to as HID (high-intensity discharge) lights.Replacing a halogen bulb is relatively straightforward, however, xenon lights feature a much higher voltage and can be fatal in the event of a shock, therefore it is advised to always seek expert assistance when dealing with HID systems. Step 1Locate the bulb:Ensure the handbrake ...