28 September 2020

Why Does My Car Smell Like Burning Rubber? Common Issues and Solutions

There are a number of issues that can cause a burning rubber smell. Some are minor, while others are more serious. Loose hoses, leaky gaskets, overheating AC compressors, and other systems can all cause this issue, but are fairly simple fixes.  Start with the obvious, and know when to call in a mechanic if the problem goes over your ...
25 September 2020

Aftermarket Car Parts vs. OEM: 3 Reasons to Choose Genuine Replacement Parts

Aftermarket parts are not made by vehicle manufacturers and may not offer total compatibility. Replacing OEM parts with aftermarket brands could void warranties and recalls. OEM parts offer more safety and reliability due to higher regulatory standards and exact vehicle fits.  (more…)...
23 September 2020

Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Timing Belt: Warning Signs to Replace Your Car Timing Belt

As a general rule of maintenance, cars that have reached the 70,000 - 100,000-mile range should be considered for a timing belt replacement. There are some surefire warning signs you should look out for that could indicate that your timing belt is about to fail: this includes ticking noises, car not starting, piston misfires, exhaust smoke...
17 April 2019

How Often Should You Take Your Car In For Maintenance?

Car service intervals represent a minimum maintenance routine a car can benefit from. These intervals depend on the type of vehicle as well as on its age. Taking your car in for maintenance keeps it running in good condition and it also avoids considerable repair bills. New car versus second-hand car service intervals New cars have strict ser...
10 April 2019

4 Tips to Avoid Car Depreciation and Make Your Vehicle Last Longer

For most people, buying a car is one of the most significant investments you will make. Not just that, but the chances are you will be using it daily to get from one place to another so you want to make sure you can do so safely. That is exactly why you want a durable car which you can rely on for a long period of time. But like most machine...
1 April 2019

2020 MOT Failures List & How to Avoid Them

Ensuring you pass your MOT can be stressful and, with new rules that were implemented last year, it can be more confusing than ever to know what your car can fail its MOT on. Will a broken number plate fail an MOT? Will my car fail the MOT with a cracked windscreen? Does the engine management light fail an MOT in 2019? There’s a lot of ar...
22 March 2019

All You Need to Know About Hybrid Cars

Hybrid cars have been around for a while now, yet many people still don’t really understand what they are or how they work. The technology has come a long way since it was introduced and is now even used in supercars. We expect automakers will keep pushing and innovating with hybrid technology so if you’re not yet up to speed, we’ve got you ...
18 March 2019

What is the future of parts retail in an EV world?

In conversations with venture capitalists, in particular, we’ve been asked whether electric vehicles (EV) are the death knell for the parts industry: an industry that currently generates over $450bn in annual sales globally. Our answer is of course “No”, but there will however be some fundamental changes in what gets sold, and critically the...
14 March 2019

The Top 11 Websites for Nissan Owners in 2019

  There’s a number of great websites, blogs, forums and resources out there on the web for Nissan owners and enthusiasts. These different sites focus on numerous topics from restorations and modifications to news and reviews. But, with so much choice available to you out there, how do you know which sites are worth your time brows...
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28 February 2019

Which Antifreeze Should You Use For Your Car?

What is Antifreeze? Antifreeze, or coolant, is the liquid that you put into your vehicle’s cooling system. Making sure this liquid is kept at the correct level will ensure that your vehicle operates correctly. The antifreeze that we use in our cars is there to perform two functions. What does Antifreeze do? The first function is to make sure...