Air-con re-gassing is not all hot air

Although the gas in your vehicle’s air-con, or climate control system, has a notional life expectancy (due to leakages) of around two years, motoring journalist Iain Robertson recommends replenishing it annually, for added safety and health. There was a time,...

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Time for a change…warmer weather’s on the way (believe it!)

After a horrible, dank and dark winter, we are all looking forward to the longer, warmer days of springtime, writes Iain Robertson, but there are a number of important aspects for you to consider for your vehicle’s well-being. Despite the...

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Flywheel Damage? Repair, or replace, is the question

Among the ‘oily bits’ of the average manual gearbox car is a flywheel, highlights motoring journalist Iain Robertson, which he states can be quite costly to replace, although he has a solution to such expense. To be honest, the flywheel,...

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Flywheels And Dual Mass Flywheels

The flywheel is a metal disc which is fitted directly onto the crankshaft between the engine and the clutch. Its purpose is to help provide a smooth transfer of power from the engine to the drive train. In essence, the...

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Dispelling the ‘Winter Tyres’ myths

Contrary to popular opinion, ‘Winter Tyres’ are not just for better traction in snowy conditions, a factor that motoring journalist, Iain Robertson, is keen to support, having used various brands over the past 25 years on his own car. A...

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How to choose the right tyres

Choosing the right tyre for your car can be difficult and confusing. Everybody has different needs and requirements, which means that a tyre solution for one person may differ from another. This short guide highlights budget, mid range and high...

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Supercars rule! (in more ways than one)

Despite ‘Brexit’, despite fears of recession, new car registrations in the UK remain vibrant and, reports motoring journalist Iain Robertson, the sales here of the world’s most exotic cars are greater in numbers than ever. While ‘uncertainty’, both financially and...

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Should you be wary of ‘price comparison’ websites?

Price comparison websites offer an incredibly valuable service and their popularity is well-deserved, writes motoring journalist Iain Robertson, but he wonders about their ‘transparency’, when there are many consumer axes to grind. Recent years have seen a new breed of...

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Phew! It’s HOT! Beware of the bugs!

Phew! It’s HOT! Beware of the bugs! We always complain about typical British weather but, writes motoring journalist Iain Robertson, while we seem to be experiencing ‘extremes’ of climate these days, Summer 2016 has not been too bad…so far. There...

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Battery life is not just a winter issue

According to three of the UK’s most popular emergency motoring services, reports motoring writer Iain Robertson, call-outs to vehicles suffering battery problems have reached record levels in recent years. Motorcars and light vans produced over the past twenty years are...

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