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Always have a clear view? What's to be done with a damaged windscreen!

Always have a clear view? What’s to be done with a damaged windscreen!

The windscreen is the most important window for the driver. Without a clear, unhindered view of the road safe driving is impossible. Therefore, the law is particularly severe with respect to a windscreen's condition....
Car doesn't start – Possible causes and their solutions

Car doesn’t start – Possible causes and their solutions

A car refusing to start or the engine simply stalling during driving is a real nuisance although there is no immediate reason for panic. It is more than likely that a minor defect is...
Car engine damage – Keep your engine healthy & fit!

Car engine damage – Keep your engine healthy & fit!

Car engine damage is an expensive business. The drive is a complex construction consisting of hundreds of parts which must be exactly tuned. Modern engines last hundreds of thousands of kilometres. A condition for...
Coolant in the car – maintenance and replacement tips!

Engine coolant in the car – maintenance and replacement tips!

Modern cars need water cooling. High-performance engines couldn't otherwise be kept at an optimal working temperature. Defects of the cooling system quickly result in serious engine damage. But also the wrong coolant can damage...
Fighting underbody corrosion with underseal

Fighting underbody corrosion with underseal

A car's bodywork may be beautiful, the underbody shouldn't be ignored. Even if the car is shining with polish, the underbody could still be irreparably lost. A corroded underbody is a knock-out criterion at...
How to update an auxiliary heater: make your car more economic and comfortable!

How to upgrade an auxiliary heater: make your car more economic and comfortable!

An auxiliary heater is a comfortable feature and therefore some people ask themselves why it is still not standard equipment. When following this question, the first surprise is soon to be seen: modern diesel...
Wheels and tyres – never save on tyres!

Wheels and tyres – never save on tyres!

Tyres are the contact point between the engine and the road, and have a considerable significance with respect to safety. Tyres can be quite expensive, making it tempting to save on them. Making compromises...
Smoking and smelly exhaust – how to recognise exhaust colours?

Smoking and smelly exhaust – how to recognise exhaust colour?

Smoke coming from the exhaust of the car is quite normal. After all, combustion engines produce exhaust gases and they need to go somewhere. Normally however, whatever comes from the exhaust is barely visible....
Washing the car – tips for optimum car maintenance!

Washing the car – tips for optimum car maintenance!

Owning a car means more than just being able to comfortably travel from A to B. Every car requires servicing and maintenance, including cleaning or washing, and more specifically: washing the car on the...
How to apply and remove car stickers – DIY guide!

How to apply and remove car stickers – DIY guide!

From "baby on board", or "XXXX is my passenger" to racing strips, the chequered flag or flames on the side: all car stickers have one thing in common: their removal is often a lot...
How to jump start a car with a jump lead! - Step-by-step guide

How to jump-start a car with a jump lead! – Step-by-step guide

A car may function impeccably in all weather without any starting trouble for years. Then suddenly it gives up the ghost. Read in this guide what to do to start a car with a...
This is how you clean the car seats properly!

This is how you clean the car seats properly!

A well-kept car is an absolute eye catcher. And what's more: regular maintenance contributes to value retention. This applies not in the least to the passenger cabin and the car seats, subject to daily...
Dull and scratched headlights – Take care of the lights properly!

Dull and scratched headlights – Take care of the lights properly!

Headlights considerably contribute to traffic safety in case of heavy precipitation or in the dark. Over the years however they can become dull. Hail and other impact can cause scratches on their smooth surface....
How to stop damp in the car – Tips to keep the interior dry!

How to stop damp in the car – Tips to keep the interior dry!

Persistent damp in the car is more than a mere nuisance. If it smells musty, the windows are constantly fogged up on the inside and the mats are soaked, this can be a serious...
OEM car parts guide: quality that pays off immediately!

OEM car parts guide: quality that pays off immediately!

Many car enthusiasts use car parts of no-name brands for financial reasons, their surprisingly cheap purchase price only made possible through inferior quality. Only car parts from the original manufacturer and his suppliers, so-called...
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