• 04, June, 2018 12:03:04

     How to change a Fuse in 6 simple steps

    How to change a Fuse in 6 simple steps. Believe it or not, fuses are designed to blow, so it’s handy to know what to do when they do. When a circuit has too much electricity flowing through it, the fuse will blow to prevent the overloading of the whole system which may cause damage or a fire. Step 1Locate the cars fuse panel:The fuse panel is usually found under the steering wheel, however, if in doubt refer to the vehicle owner’s manual to confirm its location. Step 2Remove the fuse panel cover:On removal you will discover the array of colours and numbers ...
  • 04, June, 2018 12:48:53

     How to change a Car Battery in 7 simple steps

    How to change a Car Battery in 7 simple stepsCar Batteries aren’t designed to last forever and will need replacing at some point, in the UK unreliable batteries account for one of the biggest call outs for roadside assistance. There are a multitude of factors that affect a cars battery life and on average they last between three and five years when properly maintained. The most common causes of a flat battery are irregular use of a vehicle or only making short journeys. The vehicle isn’t given chance to charge enough which causes sulphation - a hardening of the lead plates ...
  • 04, June, 2018 02:40:39

     How to replace a Car Key Battery in 3 simple steps

    How to replace a Car Key Battery in 3 simple steps A key fob is a remote which requires battery power to open the vehicle. If your key fob has become temperamental or stopped working altogether, this could be an indicator that the battery inside needs replacing. Car Key fobs usually have a round watch style battery inside which powers the key. However, some newer keys are now charged whilst in the ignition of the car, so if they become flat it may be worth seeking additional advice before dismantling the key.Step 1Remove the cover:Most car keys can be prized apart using ...
  • 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 ...
  • 05, June, 2018 02:28:43

     What do the Lights on your Dashboard mean?

    What do the Lights on your Dashboard mean? Modern vehicles come with a multitude of added electrical and mechanical features that are all monitored by built-in sensors and circuits to monitor behavior and functionality. If and when any of the vehicle's components fail or begin to deteriorate a symbol may illuminate on the dashboard to warn you of the issue, it is strongly advised that you get the fault diagnosed and rectified immediately to prevent causing further damage to the vehicle. Not all lights on a dashboard are universal so it is always best to check the owner’s manual if you are ...