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Are winter tyres worth it?

We explain how they work and if they’re worth their value Winter is fast approaching and before long we’ll have our first snowfall; if you’re on higher ground you may already have had it. Snow and ice can cause all kinds of disruption on the roads and if you’re not properly prepared it can have a significant impact on your life and work. One way to minimise disruption is by fitting a set of winter tyres to your car, but they come at an a extra cost. In this blog post we look at a range of factors and ask: “Are winter tyres worth it?” Why are winter tyres...

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How To Save Fuel in 2018

With the price of fuel on the rise this handy set of fuel saving tips will help make your driving more fuel efficient. So you might be asking yourself, how do I save money on petrol? We’ve created our top 10 tips for increasing your fuel economy to save you lots of money in the long run, which you can now spend on the things that you REALLY love! (not petrol).  ...

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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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