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Car not starting in cold weather? Here’s what to do and why

If you notice that your car is struggling to start in the cold or it won’t start at all, it’s probably caused by an issue with your battery. Temperature affects how electricity flows through circuitry, so in the damp and frosty weather your car’s battery and electrical system has to work harder to get the engine started. We take a look at what to do if your car’s not starting in the cold and how to prevent it in the future. What shall I do if my car’s not starting in cold? If your car’s not starting in the cold weather and it was working fine the last...

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How often should you check your oil?

Car maintenance tips from AutoProtect Your oil is often a good indicator of your engine’s health and you should check it at least once every couple of weeks or before a long journey and in older cars, maybe even more. If your engine is burning oil at a quick pace or losing it through a leak, it’s important that you notice before it causes irreparable damage. Knowing how often to check oil is more important the older your car gets plus you need to think about how long it’s been since your last service. How do you check your oil levels? It’s all well and good knowing...

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Changing Wiper Blades On Your Car

A Detailed and Step by Step Guide from AutoProtect Windscreen wiper blades are made from rubber and eventually they wear out after several months of work removing rain, snow, hail and other debris from your car. In this blog we explain how to tell if you need new blades and how to change them in easy to follow steps. No more squeaking or smearing on your morning commute, just safe and clear vision whatever the weather. When to tell if your windscreen wipers need replacing? Windscreen wiper blades can need replacing as regularly as every six to 12 months depending on a number of factors such...

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How To Make Your Old Car Look New In 10 Steps

Revitalise your vehicle with these handy car cleaning tips Whether you’re putting your motor on the market or you want it to feel fresh again for your next long journey, there’s a range of DIY car cleaning tips that you should take note of. In this article AutoProtect shows you how to make your old car look new, inside and out, in 10 easy steps. Remove caked mud before washing Depending on the time of year and the kind of terrain that you drive on, your car could be caked in mud and dirt. It’s important that you remove this first to preserve your sponge and your paint. We...

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Why you should avoid an empty fuel tank

The potential consequences of driving with your tank on empty We’ve all been there and for many the fuel light can be the bane of owning a car. But whether it's just before pay-day and money is tight or you simply forgot to fill up on your way past the petrol station, there are a number of reasons why you won’t want to run your car on empty. According to the latest figures from the AA, around 300 cars a week have to be recovered with the tank on empty! In this blog we look at why you should always keep your car well topped up and what might happen if you don’t. How to...

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