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According to VOSA, 40% of cars and 50% of vans fail their MOT at the first attempt. However, nearly half of those failures can be avoided by carrying out a few simple checks before taking your car to be tested. The most common failures are for worn or damaged tyres, light bulbs not working, cracked or missing wing mirrors, split wiper blades and faulty washer jets. All these faults are minor and mainly non mechanical. So let’s start with your car tyres. It’s very easy to visually check your car tyres for wear and tear. A tread depth indicator device is inexpensive and very easy to use. The law in the UK states that car tyres must have a minimum tread depth of 1.6mm in a continuous band around the central three quarters of the tyre. Under...

When do I need an oil and filter change on my car?

Having an oil change on your car is probably the least expensive service when it comes to car maintenance. However, having it done regularly can preserve the life of your car’s engine and save you a lot of money long term. car oil change Oil is the lifeblood of your car engine. It keeps all the components running efficiently and helps reduce the buildup of debris in the system. Oil helps to pull heat away from the combustion chamber which occurs from thousands of small explosions taking place every minute. Oil becomes less liquid like and more sludge like as it collects debris from around the engine. No...