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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...
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...
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...
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...
Engine cleaning: Higher selling value, better appearance and easy troubleshooting

Engine cleaning: Higher selling value, better appearance and easy troubleshooting

Normally, the car engine is hidden under the bonnet. Why should you take the trouble of cleaning it? After all, in the pure mechanical or electric sense you run the risk of doing more...
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...
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...
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....
The James Bond experience with head-up display!

The James Bond experience with head-up display!

The head-up display (HUD) is a transparent display presenting data on a screen within the driver's visual range. This type of display was originally invented for military use. Essential operational data have been displayed...
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...
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....
When is it appropriate to grind a brake disc?

When is it appropriate to grind a brake disc?

A stuttering, jerky brake can be due to ripple wear of the brake discs. This does not necessarily call for a new set of brake discs. Under certain circumstances brake discs can be made...
Staying alert: stains or puddles under the car

Staying alert: stains or puddles under the car

Stains or puddles under the car should never be ignored. It always signifies some kind of leakage. Sometimes this is totally harmless or even a technical necessity. Nevertheless, most leakages are the result of...
New car radio doesn't function – what now?

New car radio doesn’t function – what now?

It all sounds so simple: car radios are equipped with standardised connections enabling them to connect with loudspeakers and the car's power supply. In case of incompatibility a suitable adapter enables the connection, at...
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...
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...
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