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23 Sep, 19

The Causes Of Your Car Pulling To One Side

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Is there anything more annoying than driving your vehicle and having it constantly pull to one side? Not only is it distracting, but also unsafe, as it's harder to maintain control of your car. You end up being more focused on keeping the steering wheel straight than keeping your undivided attention on the road. It will also affect your tyres. When your vehicle is pulling to one side, there could be a range of problems that are causing it. We…

13 Sep, 19

Diagnosing Electric Power Steering System Issues

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As the automotive industry is evolving, more vehicles are shifting from the traditional hydraulic power steering systems to electric power steering (EPS). This is not to be mistaken with the electro-hydraulic system; a hybrid of both systems, where a hydraulic pump is powered by an electric motor. So, how do EPS systems work? Here is a little summary. Different sensors detect the input from the driver (torque, speed, position) and all this information is sent to the electric control unit…

01 Sep, 19

Symptoms & Causes Of Engine Overheating

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Internal combustion engines tend to generate a lot of heat as they are operating, so cooling techniques are necessary to avoid damage being caused. While an engine is running, there are two ways in which it cools down and sometimes these can fail, causing the engine to overheat. One cooling technique is that the engine is exposed to coolant fluid, also known as engine coolant and antifreeze. This fluid is specially formulated to regulate and cool down the temperature and…

25 Aug, 19

MOT Testing Guide – Tips On How To Prepare For It!

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If you own a vehicle, MOT tests are part of the regular responsibilities you will have, just like road tax, insurance, and servicing. An MOT test’s purpose is to check whether your vehicle is safe to drive on the road and they should only be carried out at an authorised MOT centre, or a local council test centre. If you want to get the desired MOT test results (a pass), you need to ensure your vehicle is maintained properly. Why…

16 Aug, 19

Steering Feels Loose – What Are The Causes?

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When you’re driving with a loose steering wheel, not only does it make you feel like you don't have full control of the vehicle, but it also makes you a hazard on the road. Your steering wheel controls the car’s direction and wheel movement, therefore, if your steering system is not fully responsive, it can be dangerous. Imagine you’re travelling down some winding roads and you cannot accurately determine what position your wheels are in, there’s a higher risk of…

05 Aug, 19

What Are Common Bad Wheel Bearing Symptoms?

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What Is A Wheel Bearing? Any vehicle that has wheels will have wheel bearings, such as bicycles, aeroplanes and even boats. They consist of a group of steel balls attached to a metal ring, which is located on a metal axle shaft. The axle is positioned inside the wheel hub, which is the mounting assembly for the wheel of the vehicle and this hub also houses the lugs nuts that are used to bolt the tyre to the wheel. When…

24 Jul, 19

Do You Need Car Wheel Alignment?

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Checking wheel alignment is often overlooked by many drivers, as it’s usually not the first maintenance task on the list! However, by neglecting to correct misalignment, you run the risk of allowing more serious issues to develop with the systems of your vehicle, so it’s a good habit to keep an eye out for anything that may indicate you need this service!   What Causes Wheels To Go Out Of Alignment? Many factors could cause wheels to become misaligned, such…

17 Jul, 19

What Are Common Catalytic Converter Problems?

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If you happen to be experiencing catalytic converter problems, it means that you run the risk of your vehicle becoming less environmentally friendly, as it’s one of the most important components concerning the emissions that your vehicle releases. Without a fully working filter, harmful exhaust emissions will be released into the atmosphere, in turn, damaging the environment. Therefore, it’s important to act quickly if this component isn't functioning properly. Any issues could either indicate that it may just need a…

03 Jul, 19

Power Steering Rack Reconditioning

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Power steering is a fundamental system in our vehicles… imagine having to steer the weight of your car without any help? We would never miss arm day, that’s for sure! So, it’s important for us to maintain our steering systems, just like we do with any other systems in our vehicles, some examples being the engine, the fuel system and transmission! While steering systems are created robustly enough to last a long time, you can sometimes encounter problems with some…

03 May, 19

Common Steering Column Problems

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When we think of important systems in our vehicle, we usually think of the engine system, the transmission, fuel system and braking system. However, we forget what actually allows us to manoeuvre our vehicle’s tyres in whichever direction we want… the hydraulic steering system! We’re not just talking about the steering wheel, but the mechanisms that hide behind the scenes too, specifically the steering column. What Is Its Purpose? Without a doubt, the steering column is one of the sturdiest…