Expert Vehicle Maintenance Advice

Looking for the answer on how to look after your vehicle and undetake the day to day maintenance tasks needed? Look no further then our handy vehicle maintenance tips and advice section. As a vehicle owner it is vitally important that you are carrying out regular maintenance on your vehicle. Without proper maintenance, your vehicle will be a lot more likely to be prone to more serious problems in the future that could lead to you being greatly out of pocket. By performing routine maintenance on your vehicle, it will highly reduce the risk of serious problems occurring in the future as well as improving the driving quality of your vehicle. Many vehicle owners fail to perform the necessary vehicle maintenance tasks that are so important due to ignorance, lack of awareness or even laziness. To give the best advice possible we have compiled a list of how to guides written by our trusted experts here at Protyre. New advice is added on a regular basis by our trusted mechanics, so please check back for new articles. 

Batteries

The winter months put additional strain on batteries and ensuring they are in good working order and that they are charging correctly will ensure that those early morning or late night breakdowns become far rarer industry sources suggest that one of the principal reasons for breakdown call outs is a faulty battery.
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Diagnostics What Is It And What Are The Benefits

Car diagnostics is simply the process of electronically testing the performance of your vehicle.
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Keeping Your Car Healthy This Winter

Every year winter seems to creep up on us. Without doubt, the disbelief of how dark it gets so early happens every time. We always forget how cold it was the year before and are met with shivers and groans as we head to our cars most mornings.

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Vehicle Maintenance - Fluids

Regular checks of the fluid levels under the bonnet of a car can not only save money, but also prevent breakdowns.
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Vehicle Maintenance - Why and How to Have Your Car Serviced Regularly

Whether you’ve bought a brand new or used car, regular servicing is the only way to ensure it remains in the condition you bought it, regardless of how well you look after it. What’s more, it can help you to sell it for a better price when the time comes.
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Vehicle Maintenance - Wiper Blades

Are your windscreen wipers working efficiently?  Do they squeak everytime you turn them on? These are sure signs that the wiper blades are becoming worn out.
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Vehicle Maintenance Head Gasket

The head gasket plays a very important role in the function of your car’s engine.
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Vehicle Maintenance, Hints & tips to keep you on the road.

Here are some simple tips to ensure that your vehicle is kept on the road safely for a longer period of time. The following tips can be carried out by yourself without need for specialist equipment.
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Vehicle Maintenance, Oil

It’s important you check your cars oil levels regularly as incorrect oil levels could cause serious damage to the engine. Checking the engine oil in your car is very easy to do and will only take a few minutes. It’s important to keep on top of simple vehicle maintenance checks to prolong the life of your car.
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Vehicle Maintenance: An introduction to brake safety

Brakes are a wearing component of your vehicle. We recommend checking them regularly to stay safe on the road.
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Vehicle Safety: Brake Inspection & Tell Tell Signs

Brakes are the most used and the most important safety device on your car, therefore it’s important that all car owners check their discs brakes and pads for damage and wear at least once every few months.
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Vehicle Tracking Services

Vehicle tracking systems use GPS technology, the same technology as that used in satellite navigation.
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Visual Brake Calliper & Brake Pad Inspection

The brakes on a car are the most important part of the vehicles safety which is why you need to keep them in a good working order. Inspecting your brakes regularly can help identify potential problems that can be repaired before they turn into bigger and expensive issues. Most brake inspections consist of looking at the condition of the brake pads, discs and callipers. You should always inspect your brakes at least twice a year to prevent problems.
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What does a catalytic converter do?

If you don’t want to fail your MOT, then you need to know what your catalytic converter does and how it works.
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What to check on your vehicle before a road trip?

Are you planning a road trip in the near or distant future?

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When do I need to change my cambelt?

Your vehicle’s cambelt plays an important role in keeping your car on the road. If your cambelt breaks, it will have a detrimental effect on your vehicle’s performance and can prove very costly to replace.
 
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Where can I get my car serviced?

Maintaining your car is vital if you want to make sure that it fulfils its performance potential and has the longest possible lifespan.
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