Category Archives: Car Servicing

Installing a New Radio in your Car

Many people have car radios that just aren’t up to scratch. In fact, some people will even just have a cassette player if their vehicle is really old! If this is the case for you, then it might be time to consider investing in a brand new car radio.

One of the main things to look for if you want a good quality of sound is whether or not the radio is digital. This will give you a stronger signal and will allow you to listen to radio stations in your vehicle uninterrupted.

Car radios now come with a multitude of features and if you are looking for something a little more upmarket, that won’t be a problem. You can choose a radio that also has built-in Bluetooth, allowing you to make and receive phone calls whilst driving. Safety always comes first, so choose a voice-controlled radio that won’t require you to press lots of buttons.

Regular Oil Changes For Your Vehicle

As you’re aware, the engine of your vehicle can get very hot from the thousands of small explosions taking place every minute; oil helps pull the heat away from the combustion chamber essentially preventing the engine from blowing up. As oil collects heat, varnish and carbons during the course of protecting and keeping the engine running smoothly, it eventually becomes less like liquid and more like sludge. No matter how good the oil is, eventually it degrades as the additives get used up. That’s when you should have your oil changed.

How often and what kind of oil should be used? It will depend on the type of oil you choose to use, what kind of car, and how often you drive. This is where your owner’s manual will come in handy. The old adage suggests every 3 months or 3,000 miles. The amount of mileage you drive is more important than the amount of time.

2 Signs That You Should Replace Your Exhaust!

A well-tuned exhaust system has a number of benefits, with one being better fuel economy. So, pay attention to how often you head over to the pump. More trips than usual could mean your vehicle has a problem. Another helpful way to tell is if you have a newer model that tracks fuel economy on the dash. This will help you monitor month-over-month performance and catch a problem before it becomes serious.

Last but not least, the most obvious sign is a drastic change in the volume of your muffler. When working properly, the muffler should operate quietly in the background. When something goes wrong, it becomes a roaring monster. These loud noises are often telltale signs that you should have your exhaust system checked out by a mechanic.

Maintaining Leather Interior

Leather interior is a fantastic option if the person can take care and also afford it. They come in a variety of colours, thicknesses and are extremely robust compared to the usual fabric seats that the majority of cars have nowadays.

If you were to spill a drink or sticky food onto the leather then all you would require is a damp cloth that has been soaked in hot soapy water and rub vigorously across the effected area. This should have all of the stain removed from the seat effortlessly.

However, regular maintenance of leather seats should be adopted because they can become crinkly if they aren’t looked after with due care. Leather cream will be your best best as this stops the leather from drying out, a common occurrence with leather after a number of years since the material has been purchased.

Clean Your Exhaust For That Shiny Tip!

When you think about maintaining your car, the majority will think of the exterior, wheels, engine but we guarantee you will overlook the exhaust tip! Polishing the tips will not only complete the look of your car, but will also protect it from corrosion and other forms of build up.

When cleaning the exhaust tip, we recommend using a degreaser and a metal polish. To start off, soak the tips with the degreaser and let the chemicals work its magic. Use a cleaning brush after a few minutes and start cleaning inside and outside the exhaust tip.

After you’ve dried it off, it’s time to polish the exhaust. For this we recommend you polish using a steel wool for the first polish and then a microfiber cloth for the second.