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Do you really have an air conditioning fault?
Thu, 28 Jul 2016

Have you ever stepped into your car on a hot Summer’s day, turned on the ignition, reached for the air conditioning dial and (horror of horrors) been left devastated (and unnaturally sweaty) as ...

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Driving in Europe essentials - What you need to know
Wed, 25 May 2016

Driving in Europe essentials- What you need to know   Did you know that more than half ( 58%) of Britons took a holiday abroad in 2015. The season is creeping closer and we have some advic...

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Winning streak continues for Unipart Sponsored Tom Ingram with another podium finish!
Thu, 21 Apr 2016

  Winning streak continues  for Unipart Sponsored Tom Ingram with another podium finish!   Tom Ingram continued with the fantastic start he had winning his first race at Brand Hatch ...

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Unipart Sponsored Tom Ingram wins First Race of 2016 BTCC
Thu, 14 Apr 2016

Tom Ingram joined the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) winners’ club in style, after racing to a commanding maiden victory in the 2016 curtain-raiser at Brands Hatch this past ...

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Winter Health Checks
Thu, 19 Nov 2015

Stay safe this winter with a Car Winter Healthcheck When it comes to Winter, harsh weather can mean tough driving conditions for you and your car.  Thats  why your safety depends on knowing...

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5 questions to ask a mechanic
Mon, 16 Nov 2015

When it comes to servicing your car you put your trust in the hands of the mechanic. When something is wrong it’s their job to explain what needs to be done and importantly how much it will cost...

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7 tips for driving in snow and ice
Wed, 28 Oct 2015

It’s that time of year again when the weather becomes more dangerous for driving. Snow and ice is extremely hazardous and motorists need to be vigilant when driving in these conditions. Below ar...

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How to change a car tyre in 5 steps
Thu, 15 Oct 2015

Most of us will have experienced that horrible feeling of suffering a flat tyre. But how many of us could get out and change it? Well, it’s not as daunting or as difficult as it might sound. Bel...

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7 car maintenance myths
Fri, 25 Sep 2015

There are many dos and don’ts when it comes to looking after and maintaining your car. Below are 7 car maintenance myths that you should bare in mind. 1. Oil change Contrary to popular belief ...

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Which car to buy ~ Petrol Vs Diesel
Mon, 21 Sep 2015

Choosing a petrol or diesel car has long been debated among motorists. On one hand the petrol car’s smaller engine makes it slightly more efficient, while the diesel engine promotes power and re...

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Autumn Safety Checks
Mon, 07 Sep 2015

As September begins we are reminded of the more hazardous driving conditions of the upcoming months, with colder weather conditions and sun dazzle causing issues for drivers. Now is the time to make...

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How to change the coolant in your car
Tue, 25 Aug 2015

How to change the coolant in your car One of the main reasons a car can break down is due to the engine over heating. This could be the result of a leak in the radiator or the fluid just hasn’t...

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5 important engine fluids to check regularly
Thu, 20 Aug 2015

5 important engine fluids to check regularly  It’s important to make sure that you have the right amount of fluid in your car. In order for it to run smoothly certain fluids need to be che...

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Majority of motorists unaware of what is involved in annual service
Mon, 10 Aug 2015

  Majority of motorists unaware of what is involved in annual service A survey undertaken by a recent Motoriety study and explained in GarageWire shows that 92% of motorists are completely unaw...

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5 simple MOT failures
Tue, 28 Jul 2015

5 simple MOT failures There are many reasons a car will fail its MOT. You might be surprised that some of these failures are extremely easy to avoid. Below are 5 simple MOT failures. 1. Screen wash ...

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5 warning lights and what they mean
Wed, 15 Jul 2015

5 warning lights and what they mean Modern day cars have become a lot more intelligent. With so many different dashboard lights it's important to know which need immediate attention. Below are 5 warn...

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7 tips when buying a second hand car
Mon, 29 Jun 2015

7 tips when buying a second hand car Buying a second hand car can be fraught with dangers. Its important to make sure you do your research carefully before parting with any money. Below are 7 tips to...

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7 signs your car needs a service
Fri, 26 Jun 2015

7 signs your car needs a service Looking after and maintaining your car will save you money in the long run. Ideally you should service your car at least twice a year. Below are seven signs your car ...

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9 essential MOT checks to help your car pass the test
Tue, 23 Jun 2015

MOT essentials: 9 checks to help your car the test The MOT test is the most important test for your car. Below are nine MOT checks to help make sure your car passes first time. 1. Lights All lights...

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Unipart Pro Oil "Right Oil Right Car"
Tue, 16 Jun 2015

Unipart Branded Oil has been a major element of Unipart Brand development over the last 30 years, with Formula 1 sponsorship and TV adverts featuring Nikki Lauda and John Watson being shown 25 years a...

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IAAF successfully challenges BMW under Block Exemption
Wed, 03 Jun 2015

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has successfully challenged BMW after the car-making giant refused to honour the warranty on a vehicle that was serviced and repaired outside o...

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Car Care Tips Reducing Wear And Tear
Wed, 22 Apr 2015

Between commuting to and from work and a busy home life, it’s easy to brush off the little creaks and groans coming from your car as vehicular ‘character’ - especially on older model...

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Why choosing the right oil is important
Wed, 28 Jan 2015

By using the correct oil in your car you can ensure it will give you better performance and improved reliability. If you use the vehicle manufacturer specified oil then your engine should always run s...

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The Top 5 Advances In Car Technology
Thu, 13 Nov 2014

Have you heard the saying, “today’s cutting edge is tomorrow’s commonplace”? This is quite a good way to think of the car industry and the many advances we have seen over the y...

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Do You Have A Problem With Wheel Alignment
Tue, 04 Nov 2014

If you have been driving your vehicle and you notice it is pulling significantly to the right or left, you could have a problem with your wheel alignment. The good news is that this is a relatively ea...

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Get A Used Car Vehicle Inspection And Save Money In The Long Run
Fri, 31 Oct 2014

There are lots of things to consider when buying a used car.  If you are considering it and want to make sure that you won’t get hit by an unexpectedly high bill, then taking out a used car...

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Choosing Your First Car
Fri, 31 Oct 2014

Now you have the money you saved so hard for, how do you actually go about buying your first car?  Should you buy from a dealer, private seller or from an auction? Here at Unipart Car Care Centr...

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What To Do If You Have A Car Accident
Fri, 31 Oct 2014

Unfortunately, car accidents happen whether we like it or not, so it’s important that you know what to do if you are involved in a crash.  We’ve put together the steps you should take...

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How To Fix A Flat Tyre By The Roadside
Fri, 31 Oct 2014

So, you’re driving along the road and suddenly start to feel your car pulling to one side, hear a strange flapping sound or even worse start to see sparks flying out from under your vehicle in y...

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Everything You Need To Know For Your First Driving Lesson
Mon, 27 Oct 2014

The Highway Code First thing’s first, get to know The Highway Code, in fact, know it inside and out. It really helps to know what to expect before your first time behind the wheel.  You&rs...

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The Things We Keep In Our Glove Boxes
Fri, 24 Oct 2014

Since the car first trundled onto UK roads in the late 1800’s, technology and design has transformed the way our vehicles perform and look. However, there is one functional element that has stay...

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Tips To Help You Care For Your Car This Winter
Fri, 24 Oct 2014

Winter requires the most care and preparation if you want to stay safe and keep your car on the road. It’s a well known fact that breakdowns are more common during the winter months.  Cold...

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Reporting Potholes In Real Time With Street Repairs
Thu, 23 Oct 2014

Hit a pothole or just fed up with driving over them every day? The good news is there is now an easy way to report them and do your bit towards getting them repaired. Our friends over at Street Repair...

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Enter Now For Your Chance To Win A Fantastic Bluetooth Speaker
Wed, 08 Oct 2014

How would you like to get your hands on a fantastic Bluetooth speaker? This smart, sleek speaker offers 360-degree of clear sound Connects wirelessly up to 10 metres away Works with all Bluetooth...

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Everything You Need To Know About Diesel Particulate Filters
Tue, 07 Oct 2014

DPFs or diesel particulate filters were first introduced on Peugeot-Citröen cars as long ago as 2001 and have been fitted on all new diesel cars since 2009 to meet Euro 5 emissions standards and ...

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Annoyed With Potholes. Report Them!
Thu, 02 Oct 2014

Hit a pothole or just fed up with driving over them every day? The good news is there is now an easy way to report them and do your bit towards getting them repaired. Potholes on UK roads are estimat...

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Tyres Named As Number One Cause Of Road Deaths
Thu, 02 Oct 2014

Figures have been released recently by the Department for Transport that highlight the importance of tyre checks for UK drivers. In 2013 alone, 40% of vehicle defect-related deaths in the UK were foun...

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Tips To Cut Driving Costs
Thu, 02 Oct 2014

The yearly cost of driving can run into the £1,000s. Even if your car is efficient and runs like a dream, insurance, MOTs, breakdown cover and fuel costs can add up. Here at Unipart Car Care Cen...

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Time To Get A New Exhaust. Some Tell Tale Signs
Thu, 02 Oct 2014

Depending on what vehicle you have, and its exhaust system, the cost of exhaust repairs can vary greatly if you have a damaged or broken system. However, putting off repairs can often mean that you wi...

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Steamy Windows And How To Prevent Them
Tue, 30 Sep 2014

Are you fed up with having to spend 10 minutes or more clearing the fog from your windows before you go to work? This can be one of the most frustrating things about starting up your car, but thankful...

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Severe Winters Predicted In The UK
Tue, 30 Sep 2014

It’s that time of year when we start to focus on the Winter weather.  It’s predicted that winters in the UK will become more and more severe as the years pass.  However, we all k...

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Is There A Problem With Your Brakes?
Tue, 30 Sep 2014

You probably don’t pay your brakes a lot of attention until you need to use them in an emergency or you experience a problem with them. When you are driving along the motorway with your radio t...

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How To Tell If Your Vehicle Needs A Tune Up
Tue, 30 Sep 2014

Is your vehicle due a service or tune up? Would you know the warning signs if it did? Whilst tune up intervals can vary between different makes or models of vehicle, there are some tell-tale signs you...

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How To Get The Most From Your Vehicle All Year Round
Fri, 26 Sep 2014

Looking after your vehicle all year round will ensure it performs at its best no matter what the seasons or road conditions have to throw at it. One of the most important things you can do for your ve...

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10 Night Driving Tips That Will Keep You Safe
Fri, 26 Sep 2014

If you hate driving at night you are not alone. Trying to navigate sharp bends in the dark, getting blinded by full beam and attempting to find your way to a location, can all make driving at night ti...

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Do You Know Your Stopping Distances?
Fri, 26 Sep 2014

How much of a difference could a second make to your life? When it comes to stopping distances on the road, that second could actually save your life. Studies have shown that it can take the average ...

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Be On The Lookout For Cyclists When You Are Driving
Thu, 25 Sep 2014

The amount of cyclists seriously injured has risen of late, quicker than the increase in new cyclists out on the roads per year!  Here’s some stats for you: The number of cyclists killed...

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The Use Of Smartwatches. Drivers Forewarned
Thu, 25 Sep 2014

With the advent of the Apple iWatch and others from technology manufacturers, drivers are being alerted to the risks of using a smartwatch while driving.  Smartwatches will allow users to make an...

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Sign Not In Use. A Sign Of The Times?
Thu, 25 Sep 2014

The Transport Secretary, Patrick McLoughlin, is said to be poised to get rid of thousands of pointless traffic signs that have more than doubled in the last two decades to over 4.5 million. His direct...

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5 Misconceptions About Tyres
Thu, 25 Sep 2014

Think you know all there is to know about tyres, or at least the information you need to keep safe on the road? Well, read our top 5 misconceptions about tyres to check your knowledge. You might be su...

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You May Have Broken The Law Today And Don’t Even Realise It
Wed, 24 Sep 2014

There are a whole raft of strange and obscure motoring offences, that if caught on camera, could land you in hot water. The huge increase in CCTV cameras as well as speed cameras mean that you may hav...

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Claiming For Pothole Damage
Fri, 19 Sep 2014

Potholes are one of the most common causes of car damage. When hit by a car being driven at slow speed, they may only cause little damage to the steering alignment, wheels and tyres. Though the damage...

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5 Top Tips For Sailing Through Your MOT
Fri, 19 Sep 2014

September is statistically the busiest month in the MOT calendar for most garages. This is because there is a spate of new car sales in September in line with the latest number plates being released. ...

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Why Are Catalytic Converters Stolen?
Fri, 19 Sep 2014

When you think of car security you always think of someone breaking a window to nick your satnav or prize Prada handbag! You no longer have to worry about your ‘pumping’ stereo being stole...

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Is Hydrogen The Fuel Of The Future?
Fri, 19 Sep 2014

It is being predicted that hydrogen powered cars are to take lead over conventionally fuelled cars in the near future. In fact, most of the motor giants, including Toyota, Hyundai, Daimler, General Mo...

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Don’t Let Your Car Ruin Your Holiday
Fri, 19 Sep 2014

Taking a foreign holiday can be a fun experience, especially with the lure of wall to wall sunshine, however, it can also be costly. Consequently, many families now consider taking a “staycation...

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Basic Car Checks
Fri, 19 Sep 2014

Car problems are very annoying – you’re never sure if you’re going to make it through your next journey. It’s particularly worrying if you’re faced with an emergency situ...

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Choosing The Right Battery For Your Vehicle
Mon, 07 Jul 2014

A healthy car battery is one of the key components that will help to start your vehicle and keep it going. However, like any other batteries, car batteries will lose their power gradually over time an...

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Smile You Are On Dash Cam Camera
Thu, 26 Jun 2014

More and more UK motorists are investing in “dash-cams” in an effort to record evidence of clashes, crunches and crashes with other drivers, cyclists and other road users.  Here is j...

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Hiring A Rental Car Abroad
Thu, 12 Jun 2014

Hiring a car for your holiday abroad should be easy, but very often the process can be quite complex and if you are not careful you could end up paying more than you bargained for.  With a list ...

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Choosing The Right Breakdown Cover
Tue, 10 Jun 2014

Choosing the right breakdown cover for your vehicle can be a challenge. Do you choose one of the leading brands or do you use the cover that comes with your car or that is included in your car insuran...

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Backseat Distractions. Games To Keep The Kids Occupied
Thu, 05 Jun 2014

If you’ve got kids you can no doubt relate to poor Shrek in the video clip below. But, day trips or road trips with the kids on board don’t have to turn into an ordeal. There are many w...

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Things To Check Before Driving Abroad
Wed, 04 Jun 2014

Are you planning a European vacation this year? Driving abroad can be new, exciting and a little nerve racking at the same time. The good news is that there are many things you can do to ensure your t...

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£100 And £50 Vouchers Up For Grabs! Don’t Miss Our Exciting Giveaway!
Mon, 02 Jun 2014

MOTs and servicing are usually the biggest expense for motorists during the year. Wouldn’t it be great to have a free MOT, money off of your next car service or even a chance to stock up on car ...

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The Daleks Are Coming To Save Our Roads
Wed, 28 May 2014

Potholes are one of the biggest annoyances on the road for UK drivers. In fact, they made it to number 4 in this recent poll that we featured a few weeks ago on our blog. Potholes are not only a hazar...

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New Apple Technology To Stop In Car Texting
Thu, 15 May 2014

Those clever people at Apple never seem to take a break. If they are not developing the next iPhone, they are setting up multimillion dollar headphone deals with superstar rappers in order to maintain...

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What Will Our Future Road Trips Be Like
Wed, 14 May 2014

Have you ever been on a road trip? There is nothing quite like anticipating the thrill of the open road, mapping out each stage of the journey and of course planning the in-car entertainment. Of cour...

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The First Motorcycle Airbag. See The Crash Test Here
Tue, 13 May 2014

Did you know that the first vehicle airbag was invented in the 50s? It was only a very basic compressed air system, but it was a working airbag nonetheless. It wasn’t until 1973 however that the...

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Is This The World’s First Self Cleaning Car
Tue, 13 May 2014

Do any of us truly enjoy washing the car? It’s not so bad on those hot sunny days, but when you need to get your car washed during the colder or wetter months, the car wash really is the only pl...

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Introducing Our New Quote Finder Service
Mon, 12 May 2014

Wouldn’t it be great if you could reduce the time it takes to find an affordable quote from a garage you can trust? Well, our new Quote Finder service promises to do just that and it couldn&rsq...

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Theory Test Prices To Be Reduced
Fri, 09 May 2014

It’s not often that we hear of public service prices being reduced especially when it comes to transport. That’s why we were very pleased to hear that the cost of sitting the driving theor...

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Unipart Car Care Centre Of The Year Winner Announced
Fri, 09 May 2014

Last month, we were proud to present independent garage, Oldfields Garage, based in the market town of Leominster, with our prestigious national award for Unipart Car Care Centre Of The Year. What Ma...

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What Will We All Be Driving In The Future
Fri, 25 Apr 2014

There has been a lot of speculation about what’s coming next on the personal transportation front. Self-driving cars, jet packs and other forms of personal air travel have all featured in drivin...

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The Top 10 Bugbears On British Roads
Thu, 17 Apr 2014

Drivers who don’t indicate were top of a recent poll conducted by transport provider First Bus recently.  The poll carried out in September 2013, surveyed 2000 UK drivers to see just what ...

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The Problem With Cheap MOTs
Wed, 16 Apr 2014

Everybody loves a bargain, but some bargains can end up costing us more than we erm...bargained for! The cost of an MOT test for example can range quite significantly between garages and whilst VOSA h...

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How Switching Garages Could Save You Money
Wed, 16 Apr 2014

Isn’t it great when you make the switch to a cheaper utility company or change your broadband provider because of an exclusive deal for new customers?  Saving money today is made easier tha...

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VOSA and Driving Standards Agency Unite
Tue, 08 Apr 2014

Roads Minister Stephen Hammond announced last week that the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) and the Driving Standards Agency (DSA) are to join forces. Those into their acronyms might be w...

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How To Get The Best MOT Or Car Servicing Deal
Fri, 04 Apr 2014

Did you know that there is a maximum price that garages can charge you for an MOT test? The maximum a garage can charge you for the MOT test itself is currently set at £54.85 for cars and £...

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How To Have A Stress Free MOT Test
Wed, 02 Apr 2014

Do you liken your MOT test to a dentist check up - something you dread and which comes around far too quickly?  The test can throw up faults and issues you were previously blissfully unaware of a...

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Driving License Records To Go Online
Thu, 27 Mar 2014

Did you know that when you renew your existing insurance policy or buy a new insurance policy, insurance companies have no way of checking your driving licence details. That means they cannot see the ...

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How To Choose The Right MOT Centre For You
Fri, 21 Mar 2014

When it comes to choosing an MOT Centre or car repairs garage, it can be a hit and miss affair, but it doesn’t have to be this way. Perhaps your MOT is due in the next few days or you had a bad ...

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Budget 2014. How Will It Affect UK Drivers
Thu, 20 Mar 2014

George Osborne, Chancellor of the Exchequer, announced today his financial plan for the UK for the next 12 months. The 2014 Budget wasn’t the most exciting in history, but it gave UK motorists a...

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How To Check Your Bill For Car Repairs Is Fair
Wed, 19 Mar 2014

So, your garage has told you your vehicle needs repairs and has presented you with a quote.If you trust your garage implicitly, that is always a help and at the very least you will know that the repai...

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MOT vs Service. What Is The Difference
Tue, 18 Mar 2014

An MOT test and a car service are the two areas of routine vehicle maintenance that motorists spend the most on each year. Therefore, it is important and cost effective to know the difference between ...

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Help! I Don’t Know My MOT Date
Thu, 13 Mar 2014

If you have just bought a new car, congratulations! Not only can you enjoy the peace of mind a new car warranty brings but you won’t need to arrange an MOT test until your vehicle reaches it&rsq...

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5 Ways To Prepare Your Car For Spring
Mon, 10 Mar 2014

Time flies by quickly and it may only seem like yesterday that you last carried out seasonal vehicle maintenance, changed the tyres or booked your last car service. As we write, the sun is shining and...

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Myths About Motor Oil And Your Car
Thu, 06 Mar 2014

We all know that engine oil is required to make the engine run smoothly, but there are a number of myths about motor oil that many of us take for granted to be true. For example, it isn’t always...

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Why Your Air Filter Is So Important
Tue, 04 Mar 2014

Did you know that your car uses 12,000 gallons of air for every gallon of petrol it burns? All of that air needs to be filtered somehow to prevent dust particles and other contaminants from entering y...

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How To Protect Your Car’s Bodywork
Wed, 26 Feb 2014

There are some car bodywork repairs that are hard to avoid such as panel beating repairs following an accident or corrosion damage repairs to areas of your vehicle that are not visible. But when it c...

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How To Look After Your Power Steering
Tue, 25 Feb 2014

Most modern vehicles today are equipped with power steering. It’s one of those systems that we can take for granted - until it stops working that is. There are a number of things you can do to e...

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Enter Now For Your Chance To Win The Latest Tesco Hudl
Mon, 24 Feb 2014

How would you like to get your hands on the very latest Tesco Hudl tablet? This smart, sleek and highly sought after Android tablet makes surfing the web a breeze and catching up with your latest TV s...

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5 Ways To Declutter Your Car
Fri, 21 Feb 2014

Are you worried about causing a small avalanche every time you open your glove box? Is looking for something in your car boot like looking for a needle in a haystack? Are there enough crumbs on the fl...

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5 Ways To Ensure Your Car Lasts Longer
Wed, 19 Feb 2014

Did you know that most insurance companies figure that the majority of road vehicles will only be on the road for 10 years before they are put on the scrapheap?  It seems like no time at all real...

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Show Your Car Some Love This Valentine’s Day
Fri, 14 Feb 2014

Is your car looking a little neglected? Is it nagging you with strange noises every time you start up the engine? Does it long to be taken somewhere special for a little pampering? Giving your car a l...

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Perfect Great Escapes For Valentine’s Day
Wed, 12 Feb 2014

A bicycle made for two, a tandem parachute jump or a spa retreat just for couples. There are some great getaways and experiences available this year that are just perfect for Valentine’s Da...

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The Top 5 MOT Failures And How To Prevent Them
Tue, 11 Feb 2014

No matter how well you care for your vehicle, there will always be that niggling feeling of doubt in the back of your mind that it might not sail through its MOT checks. At Unipart Car Care Centres, o...

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How To Drive Safely In Flood Conditions
Fri, 07 Feb 2014

With torrential rain and high winds wreaking havoc across the UK, it is important to keep your wits about you if you hit an area of road that has been flooded. 1. Never Underestimate The Power Of Mov...

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Chancing On Ice. Do Your Tyres Make The Grade
Thu, 30 Jan 2014

A chill is definitely in the air and we could soon be due some very overdue wintery weather. You might only experience a brief snow flurry or a little black ice in your region, but it pays to check th...

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Air Con. 80 Years On And It’s Still Cool
Mon, 27 Jan 2014

As the rain streams down the windows of Unipart Car Care Centres headquarters today, it seems hard to remember what a hot summer looks and feels like. Hopefully, it won’t be long before we are a...

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Enter our Mumsnet Sweepstake to win your next MOT
Fri, 24 Jan 2014

After the successful collaboration of our last Mumsnet promotion where we gave away a SPA day, we are running yet another promotion. This time we have teamed up with 5 local Mumsnet communities and w...

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The Holes In The Road Causing A Hole In Your Pocket
Wed, 22 Jan 2014

Do you feel like you are playing a constant game of dodgems with potholes in the road?  According to a survey carried out recently by a popular poll company, almost 1 in 3 UK drivers has had to t...

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The 5 Minute Guide To Motorcycle Tyres
Tue, 21 Jan 2014

Nothing is more important when you are riding your motorbike than the tyres that are keeping you stuck to the road. If your tyres are in poor condition or not suitable for your motorbike model, you co...

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Under Inflated Tyres Costing UK Drivers Millions
Thu, 16 Jan 2014

When was the last time you checked your tyre pressure? Sorry, kicking your tyres doesn’t count!  We’re talking about a full tyre pressure check at your local garage or service station...

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Braking Bad. Are You Using Your Brakes Correctly
Tue, 14 Jan 2014

When your brakes are working perfectly it is easy to get a bit complacent about them and that might mean you are not treating them with the respect they deserve. Unless you want to face a regular repa...

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Are You In Dashboard Denial
Mon, 13 Jan 2014

So, there you are, driving happily along when suddenly, one of your dashboard warning lights starts glowing a rather worrying shade of red. What do you do?  Well, according to research carried o...

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What Happens When A Vehicle Fails The MOT?
Fri, 10 Jan 2014

If you know your vehicle has some faults, it might not come as a great surprise if your it fails its next MOT test. Don’t worry,  it doesn’t always have to mean an expensive repair bi...

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The 7 Blunders Of The MOT World
Thu, 09 Jan 2014

If you have your MOT test coming up, you might be worrying whether it is going to pass with flying colours or fail miserably. Today we are talking about the most common MOT checklist failures and the ...

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Make Good Car Care Your New Year’s Resolution
Fri, 03 Jan 2014

Happy New Year from Unipart Car Care Centres! We hope you had a wonderful Christmas. We’re only a couple of days into the new year and already thousands of resolutions will have been broken acro...

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Our 12 Month Guarantee And What It Means For You
Thu, 02 Jan 2014

When you bring your vehicle to your local Unipart Car Care Centre, you don’t just get great service, you get great peace of mind too. We want you to know instantly that you have chosen the right...

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Don’t Give Your Air Con The Cold Shoulder
Tue, 31 Dec 2013

Switching on the air conditioning to get a blast of cool air might not be the first thing on your mind this winter, but maintaining your air conditioning throughout the year will ensure you can keep y...

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How To Keep Sane When Travelling With Kids
Tue, 24 Dec 2013

Remember the days before you had kids where you could jump in the car, switch on the stereo to the sports or music station of your choice and just drive? Now fast forward to the present time and thin...

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Child Safety Seats And The Law
Wed, 18 Dec 2013

Many of our readers probably have memories of falling asleep laid out on the back seat of the car as children or even standing between the seats as their parents drove along. These are rare sights tod...

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Why You’ll Never Miss Another MOT Again!
Tue, 17 Dec 2013

According to a survey carried out by uSwitch.com, almost 80% of drivers questioned for the survey said that a simple slip of the mind was to blame for forgetting to book their next MOT test. 11% put b...

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Don’t Get Caught Out This Winter. Get Your Snow Socks Ready Now
Mon, 16 Dec 2013

UK winters can be harsh and unpredictable at the best of times and that calls for a little advance preparation. With a “horror winter” predicted this year, it makes sense to ensure your ve...

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How To Keep Safe In Mist And Fog
Fri, 13 Dec 2013

Many parts of the country have experienced foggy conditions this week especially during the early morning rush hour. Statistically, fog is the most dangerous of driving conditions and most accidents ...

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Winter Tyres. Do You Really Need Them
Wed, 11 Dec 2013

We’re definitely feeling a bitter chill in the air here at Unipart Car Care Centres and we’ve noticed that more and more of our customers are starting to consider winter car tyres. But do ...

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What’s The Strange Sound And Where Is It Coming From?
Tue, 10 Dec 2013

Do you know how to cure any strange sound coming from your vehicle?  Turn the radio up and you won’t hear it!  All joking aside, any odd sound that cannot be easily identified should ...

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The Heat Is On. Heating System Maintenance Guide
Mon, 09 Dec 2013

Did you know that the heating system in your vehicle today has remained largely unchanged since the first combustion engine was created?  This is largely down to the simplicity and dependability ...

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The Essential Car Kit That Every Car Owner Should Carry
Fri, 06 Dec 2013

As with most precautionary measures, an emergency car kit only seems important when it’s too late and an emergency has already happened. If you were ever a girl guide or a boy scout you no doubt...

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Storing Your Vehicle Away During The Winter Months
Tue, 03 Dec 2013

As the colder weather starts to set in you might be thinking about storing a vehicle away during the winter. Whilst it is generally better to use a vehicle rather than to leave it sitting idle, a clas...

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5 Ways To Save On Your Car Insurance Premiums
Fri, 29 Nov 2013

Vehicle insurance is one of the most expensive elements of owning a vehicle. If you’ve been driving for a number of years, you will have no doubt experienced higher premiums over time and if you...

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The 5 Basic Car Projects Anybody Can Take On
Thu, 28 Nov 2013

At Unipart Car Care Centres, we love nothing more than sharing our expertise and knowledge with our customers. Did you know that there are many car care projects that you can take on yourself? With c...

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You’ve Put Diesel Into Your Petrol Engine. Now What?
Mon, 25 Nov 2013

If you’ve accidentally filled up your tank with the wrong fuel, you’ll be joining the 150,000 drivers who do the same thing every year.  That’s one every three minutes!  Ma...

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How To Get More From Your Brakes
Fri, 22 Nov 2013

When you are happily driving along the motorway with the windows wound down and the radio turned up, it can be hard to remember that you are in a huge lump of glass and steel hurtling along at 70mph.&...

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Driving Home For Christmas. Prepare Your Car Now For Those Festive Family Trips
Wed, 20 Nov 2013

Christmas is all about getting together with friends and family and sharing in the festivities. That can often involve a long drive across the country and the last thing you want is to be stuck on the...

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Driving Without An MOT, Know The Risks And The Law
Tue, 19 Nov 2013

Whether your MOT has expired, you have missed an MOT test appointment or you are blatantly driving a vehicle that has failed an MOT test, the penalty will be the same if you are caught by the police i...

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5 Ways To Find A Local Garage You Can Trust
Mon, 18 Nov 2013

If you’ve ever had bad service from a car repairs garage or had the sneaking suspicion you’ve been ripped off, you’ll want to exercise a little caution the next time your car needs a...

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How To Save Time In The Mornings With Good Winter Car Care
Fri, 15 Nov 2013

With the winter nights drawing in and the days becoming colder, it can only mean one thing.  Christmas!  Oh no wait...we mean winter, but with all the epic Christmas TV adverts starting to a...

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Win a 50” Plasma Flat Screen TV just in time for Christmas
Wed, 13 Nov 2013

You better watch out, You better not cry, You better not pout, I'm telling you why, Santa Claus is coming to town! That’s right courtesy of Unipart Car Care Centres! Watch the biggest blockbus...

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Enter our sweepstake to win some fantastic Apple gadgets
Mon, 11 Nov 2013

If you are a fan of Apple gadgets then this is the competition for you! How would you like to win a brand new iPad? Perhaps a new iPod Touch? Or how about an Apple TV? Well we’re giving away the...

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Future Car Technologies
Mon, 04 Nov 2013

What can we expect to see on our roads in the future?  We don't really know for definite but judging on what we see on our roads today, at motor shows like Frankfurt and what is being tested, we ...

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Fuel efficient driving
Fri, 01 Nov 2013

Over the last few years we have seen fuel prices rocket! Even though they are sometimes up and down, the general trend is upwards. The second biggest cause of global warming is believed to be road tr...

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Parking Issues
Thu, 31 Oct 2013

One of the biggest headaches British motorists face on the roads today is the issue of parking! Coupled with congestion and rising fuel costs it couldn’t get any worse. However, if you are a sav...

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The DB5 that comes with a licence to thrill
Wed, 30 Oct 2013

This particular model doesn’t come fully loaded with the machine guns and ejector seat, but an exact replica of the James Bond Aston Martin DB5 is going to create an exciting buzz in the auction...

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Tyre safety tips – our top 10
Tue, 29 Oct 2013

Tyre safety is important. Every time you get in your car your life is in your tyres hands. Don’t get caught out. Follow our top 10 tips to ensure your tyres are safe at all times. 1. Always che...

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Keep your wits about you when driving in windy weather
Mon, 28 Oct 2013

The country woke up this morning to extreme windy weather conditions.  Across the UK many areas have taken a battering due to the bad weather.  This has prompted a number of severe weather w...

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Tips for driving in the rain from Unipart Car Care Centres
Mon, 28 Oct 2013

In wet weather conditions it is extremely difficult to see other vehicles on the road. Road signs are not as visible and nor is the road itself, especially if the rain is heavy. In weather like this i...

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A guide to Whiplash from Unipart Car Care Centres
Fri, 25 Oct 2013

Whiplash is a term used to describe neck pain and it usually occurs after the soft tissue in the spine has been stretched and strained when the body is thrown in a sudden and forceful jerk. If you are...

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Speeding and the ‘costs’ involved
Mon, 21 Oct 2013

Cars are becoming more and more powerful and available to a wider range of the motoring community.  In this blog we talk about some of the most common 'costs' of speeding to the motorist when bre...

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Tyre care – make sure the pressure is correct
Thu, 17 Oct 2013

It is important to check that all the tyres on your car have the correct pressure.  A tyre can lose up to 50% of its pressure and still appear inflated. By having your tyres inflated to the requ...

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Winter tyres, what you need to know
Wed, 16 Oct 2013

Road traffic accidents occur on a day to day basis. However, during Winter months the number of accidents increases dramatically. Following a few simple precautions can help avoid accidents and help u...

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Winter tyre safety campaign launched
Mon, 14 Oct 2013

October is tyre safety month and Tyre Safe, one of the UK’s leading tyre safety organisations is launching its National Winter tyre safety campaign. The main goal of this campaign is to educate ...

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Is that text message worth it
Tue, 08 Oct 2013

Motorists should think twice before making a call or sending a text message on their smartphone while behind the wheel of a moving vehicle. According to The Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM), the ...

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Good news for motorists, duty on fuel to be frozen until 2015
Wed, 02 Oct 2013

The chancellor George Osborne made a welcome announcement at the Conservative Party conference this week, by promising to freeze the fuel duty until May 2015.  With the ‘cost of living&rsqu...

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First aid on the road – what to do in the event of an accident
Wed, 02 Oct 2013

If you are involved in an accident, knowing basic first aid procedures can come in very helpful until the emergency services arrive on the scene. This blog explains how some simple first aid could sav...

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Why the EU plans to fit speed limiters to all cars
Tue, 01 Oct 2013

If new EU road safety measures are put in place, it would mean that all cars are fitted with speed limiters that prevent them from going over 70mph. The EU wants to introduce this new safety measure t...

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Can I reject my new car. What are my rights
Mon, 30 Sep 2013

It is exciting when you buy a new car. However, this excitement can be short lived because what do you do if something goes horribly wrong once the keys are firmly in your hand?There is no need to wor...

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How to avoid depreciation
Fri, 27 Sep 2013

If you are thinking of buying a car and your plan is that you are going to keep it long term, or until it is on its last legs, you need to think about how your car is going to depreciate before you ac...

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An education in safety acronyms
Thu, 26 Sep 2013

Over the last few years, car manufacturers have placed huge emphasis on increasing safety developments on vehicles. Cars now come with a host of safety features including systems that brake for you, s...

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Animals in cars
Mon, 23 Sep 2013

Once you have securely restrained your family in the car, the next thing you need to turn your attention to is your pets if they are travelling with you. This is for your pets safety as well as your o...

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Hybrid Vehicles, the facts
Fri, 20 Sep 2013

Have you pulled into the petrol station and been shocked at the price of fuel?  You may have considered trading in your car for something that is more economical?  Or perhaps you are worried...

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Drugs and driving
Wed, 18 Sep 2013

A drug is defined as any chemical you take that affects the way your body works. Alcohol is a drug, so is caffeine and nicotine. As soon as a drug enters your body, it can change the messages your bra...

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Frankfurt Motorshow – what the Brits are doing
Mon, 16 Sep 2013

The show is now in full swing, with VW unveiling the new Golf Sportsvan concept, Nissan unveiling the new X-Trail, BMW presenting the BMW i8 and Mercedes exhibiting the S-Class Coupe.  But the qu...

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The importance of windscreens and vehicle glass
Fri, 13 Sep 2013

The main priority when it comes to automotive glazing is to ensure the driver has maximum visibility. This is why the law upholds this as a priority. Make sure the glass is clean Keep all the window...

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Motorway safety
Wed, 11 Sep 2013

Statistically, motorways are our safest roads – accidents are relatively low at 3% while fatalities are 4%. However, when something does go wrong the consequences are severe because of the high ...

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Advice for driving at night
Mon, 02 Sep 2013

The human eye performs best in daylight as colours are well defined and images are sharper. We find it easier to pick up rapid movement and activity during the day. As soon as the day turns into nigh...

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Occupant safety on the road
Wed, 28 Aug 2013

Thanks to advanced technology, these days’ cars are safer than ever before. Braking, steering and active safety systems have been developed not only to reduce the chances of being involved in a ...

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Fatigue and driving
Tue, 27 Aug 2013

Fatigue isn’t simply just nodding off at the wheel! This is just one form of fatigue but the most extreme form.  This occurs after failing to notice other recognisable symptoms. Fatigue kic...

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How towing impacts fuel consumption
Fri, 23 Aug 2013

October half term is just around the corner and some of the more adventurous of us may be thinking about taking a weeks holiday in the UK!  However, if you are thinking of goi...

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Driving abroad – What you need to know
Thu, 22 Aug 2013

If you are planning on a driving holiday abroad this year, make sure you know what the laws are in the country you are visiting. If you are unaware of the laws you could face penalties. We have put to...

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What you need to know about tyres and tyre safety
Thu, 22 Aug 2013

Although not the most glamorous part on a car, tyres are the four rubber hoops which are the only contact between your vehicle and the road! While your car may be kitted out with the latest anti-skid...

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The warning signs are there for a reason. Take notice
Tue, 20 Aug 2013

A recent survey carried out by British Car Auctions (BCA) suggests that motorists seem to be less than hasty when it comes to warning lights that appear on their dashboard. The BCA has discovered that...

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The most expensive cars to insure
Fri, 16 Aug 2013

Luxury sports cars can be expensive to insure, not just because they’re expensive to buy, but because they are classed as high performance cars insurers class these as greater risks.  ...

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5 reasons why your car paintwork may be damaged
Mon, 12 Aug 2013

Even if our car is not that old, it can still look old and tired. The reason for this can be due to damaged paintwork. There are a variety of reasons why the paintwork may be damaged. Here are some fa...

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The importance of number plates
Fri, 09 Aug 2013

You may not know this but there are many cars on the road today that are breaking the law – we are referring to incorrect display of number plates.  Number plate display rules are set out b...

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Summer motoring tips from Unipart Car Care Centres
Mon, 05 Aug 2013

Summer is always a busy time in the UK. Wherever you are going in your car, make it a priority to make ensure your car is ready for your Summer road trip. Unipart Car Care Centre experts recommend th...

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Cars your Dad loved
Fri, 26 Jul 2013

From stylish Italian beauties to the typically English, we’ve taken a look at the top 10 cars your Dad would have adored.  If he didn’t even own one, he certainly would have dreamt of...

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Potholes and the damage caused
Fri, 26 Jul 2013

More and more potholes are appearing on our roads. The UK has suffered from a number of severe winters along with a repair schedule that many maintain simply isn’t up to scratch. The result - po...

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Best Cars for Summer
Fri, 26 Jul 2013

It’s official, summer is here and the sun is shining, well at least at the time of writing! This can only mean one thing - convertible car season is well and truly underway. Our love affair wit...

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Be careful of the car accessories you choose
Thu, 18 Jul 2013

Carshop recently conducted a survey regarding car accessories and the results were pretty interesting. Almost three-quarters of motorists expressed a strong dislike for noisy exhausts, fluffy dice and...

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Saving fuel costs this summer
Thu, 18 Jul 2013

With most schools throughout Britain breaking up for the end of the school term this Friday, many families across the UK are preparing themselves for the summer holidays. Motorists will be packin...

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Secrets to avoiding car theft
Mon, 15 Jul 2013

They say prevention is better than cure and if you want to avoid being a victim of car theft, this should be your ‘mantra’. Various motor vehicle departments across the world conduct rese...

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Child seats and the ISOFIX standard ISO 13216
Fri, 12 Jul 2013

Most modern cars are manufactured with ISOFIX points built in to enable ISOFIX child seats to be simply plugged into them. The ISOFIX definition from Wikipedia: “ISOFIX is International Organi...

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Is car insurance too expensive?
Mon, 08 Jul 2013

The last thing you want as part of your outgoings is expensive car insurance. However, there are various ways in which you can get the cheapest car insurance quote. Your Car Ok, the first thing to l...

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Top 5 simple maintenance tips everyone should know
Thu, 04 Jul 2013

Cars nowadays are more technical than ever before. However, there are some simple things that you can do to make sure your car stays as it should between servicing intervals and your yearly MOT. Here ...

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Top 5 cheapest cars to insure
Fri, 28 Jun 2013

The cost of car insurance is always increasing, which makes it more difficult for younger drivers to get their car on the road. Therefore it’s important to know which new cars on the market will...

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Common causes of breakdown
Mon, 24 Jun 2013

Regular maintenance, a good knowledge of your vehicle and how it works are essential to avoiding a breakdown. Cars nowadays are so much more complex than they were 30 years ago and the range of faults...

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Best new car buys
Thu, 20 Jun 2013

With Summer well and truly here, now is probably a good time for a change – new job, new house, or maybe a new car? Currently the car market is thriving with good deals on new cars. Here are jus...

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Block Buster Epics
Mon, 17 Jun 2013

We at Unipart Car Care Centre HQ we put our heads together and have come up with our top 5 car related block buster epics ever!  We’re interested in the car chases obviously, if you ag...

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New fixed penalty fines for motoring offences
Wed, 12 Jun 2013

Anti-social drivers are expected to be hit with tough new rules, particularly motorists who are middle-lane hogs. These new rules set out by Parliament impose on-the-spot fines of £100 and three...

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Roadside emergency kit and what to carry with you
Tue, 11 Jun 2013

A roadside emergency can happen at any time, day or night, whether your car is new or old. A range of problems can cause it, from a tyre blowing or mechanical breakdown to running out of fuel.  R...

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The importance of air conditioning maintenance
Wed, 05 Jun 2013

Does your air conditioning smell like a sweaty gym bag? Worse, is it creating a sauna environment instead of a nice cold one? On the rare occasion we get a hot Summer’s day, the last thing you w...

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Spotting a fake – how to tell if a car has been clocked
Mon, 03 Jun 2013

Every year British motorists are being cheated out of tens of thousands of pounds. This is the price experts put on the crime of ‘clocking’. The term ‘clocking’ is when a car h...

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Best buy for £2,000
Wed, 29 May 2013

Buying a car is a massive expense for anyone, especially when you are working with a budget of £2,000. However, if it is comfort, reliability and practicality you are looking for all rolled into...

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Looking after your tyres
Fri, 24 May 2013

Tyre safety is extremely important, but often overlooked.  Here is an interesting fact, the entire surface area of your tyres that comes into contact with the road at any one time is not that muc...

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What to do if you misfuel
Thu, 23 May 2013

Here’s some useful information to remember when you are next at the petrol station. If you accidently put petrol in your diesel tank or vice versa, DON’T TURN ON YOUR IGNITION OR START TH...

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Common cause of a flat battery and how to jumpstart a car
Wed, 22 May 2013

A flat battery is one of the most common causes of a car failing to start. This blog explains what the common causes of a flat battery are and explains how you can jump start your car by using jump le...

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Preparing your car for a long journey
Wed, 15 May 2013

Many of us have concerns about taking our cars on long journeys, more so if your car is reaching a certain age!  The fact is long trips are easier on your car than the short trips we make day to ...

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Air bag safety is critical to pass MOT test
Thu, 09 May 2013

Recalls are a common and useful way for car manufacturers to solve issues and guarantee a high level of customer safety but it can lead to negative PR when the campaign involves millions of defective ...

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How to keep your car running at its best
Tue, 07 May 2013

Running a reliable car to get you from A to B can be costly, especially if you are not car savvy. Ownership costs such as fuel, insurance and repairs are not always in your control, but you do have th...

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Local Franchise Dealers Vs Reputable Independent Garages
Thu, 02 May 2013

In a recent article within the Telegraph Motoring supplement, James Foxell, consumer expert, informs readers of his latest experience following the service of his VW Polo at a large local franchise de...

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Reduce your motoring costs
Thu, 25 Apr 2013

It’s a challenge these days making ends meet, so we at Unipart Car Care Centres came up with some tips on how you can reduce your car running costs. Choosing the right car Before you buy, co...

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Fuel tips to save you money
Thu, 25 Apr 2013

Across the country petrol prices are edging higher and higher resulting in motoring costs being at an all-time high. We at Unipart Car Care Centres, have put together some fuel saving tips to make you...

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Just a minute or two to pass the MOT test!
Thu, 11 Apr 2013

After the addition of tougher mandatory criteria applied to the annual MOT test and a massive increase in failure rates, The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has launched Pass My MOT,...

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Window tinting. What you should know
Tue, 09 Apr 2013

Window tinting seems to have become a craze amongst car drivers. But did you know if your vehicle front windows are heavily tinted, you can be prosecuted by the police? The front windscreen and the tw...

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New EU rules change MOT testing – will your car pass the new test?
Fri, 05 Apr 2013

The introduction of an additional 15 mandatory MOT checks that all vehicles will need to pass before being deemed road legal was implemented into Britain recently, reflecting advances in modern car te...

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Pundits Play Offs
Tue, 26 Mar 2013

To follow the challenge on Twitter, just search for #PunditsChallenge, #HairyStrikers #SoccerAm Check out our behind the scenes photos of the Pundits Challenge on Pinterest   On Monday 4th Mar...

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To be green or not to be green?
Tue, 26 Mar 2013

Motorists will be debating whether or not reducing global warming is more important than their purse strings, with the Government’s announcement  that a new ‘green’ petrol calle...

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Cut and shut – How to spot one
Fri, 22 Mar 2013

  A cut and shut motor is quite common in the second hand car market.  A cut and shut is basically the undamaged front end of a car that has been hit from the back and the undamaged back en...

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Road Tax Charges
Fri, 08 Mar 2013

Whatever you call it – car tax, road tax or vehicle tax, there is no getting away from the fact that this little disc is a requirement by law to allow you permission to have your car on the road...

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Getting your car ready for Spring
Wed, 06 Mar 2013

  Recent statistics say that Britons are the hardest working consumers in Europe, taking off the fewest paid and public holidays out of all the EU countries. As a result, the precious few days w...

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Get More Miles From The Tank
Fri, 22 Feb 2013

By keeping your car in good shape you can get more from your tank. Servicing your car regularly will mean your car will be much more fuel efficient.  However several major factors need to be cons...

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Inside Track – Best 4x4s to buy
Fri, 22 Feb 2013

With the wintery weather of late, motorist’s eyes are turning towards 4x4s, particularly as we have seen more snow over the last few years. With the capability of handling the proper doses of sn...

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Top 5 Romantic Movie Scenes
Wed, 13 Feb 2013

As it is Valentine’s Day today, we thought we would have a little bit of fun and thought we would do something that is love related. At Unipart Car Care Centre HQ we put our heads together and d...

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Show Your Car How Much You Care This Valentines Day
Mon, 11 Feb 2013

Who said Valentine’s Day should just be all about flowers, gifts and chocolates.  Here is a light hearted blog from us about celebrating with your car on February 14th. Make It Feel Beauti...

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Keeping it cool
Mon, 11 Feb 2013

Air conditioning has come a long way since its inception in the 1940s and the days of the ‘do-it-yourself’ repair.  But it can be taken for granted, which can lead to potential proble...

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Snow on the car roof needs to be removed say Police
Tue, 29 Jan 2013

Police are warning motorists that when they are out clearing their driveways and windscreens of snow they should not overlook clearing the roof as huge amounts of snow can be sitting there.  Driv...

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Best Buys Car For Under £1000
Tue, 29 Jan 2013

In these times of financial hardship motorists are having to become watchful over every penny and when it comes to buying a car they have to be even more careful, particularly with the increasing cost...

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Spatial awareness on the roads is essential during wintry conditions
Tue, 22 Jan 2013

With the white stuff falling throughout the whole of the UK, there’s no doubt children – and some adults! – up and down the country will be overjoyed with the blanket of snow forming...

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What is the MOT
Fri, 18 Jan 2013

Anyone who owns a car has to maintain it to ensure it is in a roadworthy condition. Once your vehicle is three years old, every year thereafter your vehicle must undergo an annual test known as the MO...

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Driving in Snow and Icy Weather
Fri, 18 Jan 2013

Drivers face many challenges when driving in winter weather. Snowy conditions in particular pose these challenges as cars can get stuck. In some cases this means the driver and passengers are forced t...

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Steering Yourself Out Of A Skid
Fri, 18 Jan 2013

Losing control of your car is a scary experience. Human nature tells you to hit the brakes and turn the wheel but when the car doesn't respond as it should it makes you feel helpless. However, living ...

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Top unreliable cars you should try and avoid
Tue, 18 Dec 2012

Buying a car is perhaps one of the most expensive single purchases that you will probably make. Buying a car can be a challenging process as you need to decide what to buy, how much to spend and perha...

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Fuel for Thought
Tue, 18 Dec 2012

With the Beast from the East set to strike this week, at least there's one piece of good news that is sure to warm the hearts of all of us motorists this season. The Chancellor's decision to freeze th...

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Winter Driving
Thu, 06 Dec 2012

When it snows we all seem to get into a panic. However, think about Eskimos. they live with snow for a lifetime, but most of you reading this now will only see the proper snow a couple of days each ye...

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Petrol versus Diesel, Which Is Best?
Thu, 06 Dec 2012

Years ago when it came to choosing the fuel type for your car the choice was easy. However, these days it is not so simple. With the cost of fuel constantly rising many people are debating whether the...

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Cheapest Car to Service
Thu, 29 Nov 2012

As every motorist knows, when it comes to running a car they are often left wondering how much it is really going to cost - how much will it cost to service being the main factor. Buying the car is th...

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Driving in Foggy Conditions
Tue, 20 Nov 2012

Judgement and skill play an important part when driving on the road. However, when weather conditions are hostile skill and judgement need to be better than ever before. Fog is one of the most dangero...

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Today is the start of the Unipart Car Care Centres Movember challenge
Thu, 01 Nov 2012

We have our team of recruits already to go.   Follow the progress of the moustache growing at the Unipart Car Care Centre Facebook page.  It's not going to be pretty! A big thanks to ...

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How much do you know about car care?
Tue, 01 May 2012

We recently polled 2000 motorists to find out how much they know about car care.  That gave us a great idea.  Why not create a game that tests your knowledge while at the same time teaches y...

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Two Unipart Car Care Centres named regional winners of Motorcodes Garage of the Year 2012
Tue, 22 May 2012

Motorists across the UK have been voting in their thousands to name their top garages for car servicing and repair. The operator of OFT-backed codes of practice for the motor industry, Motor Codes, ha...

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MOT changes and how they might affect you
Mon, 23 Jul 2012

Do you know how Government proposals to change your MOT might affect you? The Government wants to relax its laws on MOT testing by introducing an initial MOT test for new cars after four years, inst...

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Check list for checking your car before a long journey
Tue, 10 Jul 2012

If you want true worry free motoring then we suggest that you get your car serviced regularly. Pop in to one of over 700 Unipart Car Care Centres who will be happy to help you with anything from check...

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Find a garage in the UK by map
Mon, 30 Jul 2012

Motorists looking for a garage to take their car for a car repair, car service or MOT test can now use our funky new map to hone in on the garage of their choice. Check out this new feature here: www...

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Your national network of local friendly garages give away spa breaks to two lucky winners
Thu, 09 Aug 2012

We’ve just given away two luxurious spa breaks worth £900. Huge congratulations to our lucky winners Lynne Hammond from Weston Super Mare and Liz Rymer from Kirk Ella who scooped the top p...

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Highly recommended car servicing at garages across the UK
Mon, 20 Aug 2012

Keeping your car in optimum working condition should be a priority if you want to avoid costly repairs or breakdowns. So it's important that you find a trusted local garage who can offer you affordabl...

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Reliable and Affordable Car Repairs in your Area
Mon, 20 Aug 2012

When your car breaks down, the first thing you should do is find a good, honest mechanic. You'll also want a high standard of work and great value for money. Luckily, you've come to the right place. R...

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A network of customer recommended MOT test centres throughout the UK
Mon, 20 Aug 2012

Do you dread your annual MOT test? Worried about the cost and inconvenience? Worried the mechanic might find a particularly expensive problem?  Finding a garage you can trust is particularly imp...

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Register your MOT renewals with www.uccc.co.uk
Thu, 27 Sep 2012

Register your MOT renewal date at www.uccc.co.uk and receive free reminders from your local, friendly, independent garage   Ever find yourself in a situation where your MOT or car service sudde...

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Bright spark
Fri, 19 Oct 2012

Did you know spark plugs play a vital role in your vehicle’s performance? The importance of having your vehicle’s spark plugs replaced every time your vehicle is serviced is critical to th...

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