Unlike the domestic fridge, air conditioning systems operate in a harsh environment and are subject to moisture, vibration, extremes of temperature and mechanical shock. Service intervals can vary depending on the conditions of use and the annual mileage of the vehicle. Intervals of every 12-18 months should be sufficient for average use at 12,000 miles a year. Vehicles that are used off-road or have annual mileages of over 24,000 miles should be serviced more often.
Car batteries are the strong, silent part of a vehicle. They do their job regardless of the weather and the condition of a the vehicle they are running. While a battery that allows a car start at the turn of the key is a normality for the majority of people, unfortunately this is not the case for some people.
Diagnostics is a test which is performed to learn more about why a vehicle may not be functioning properly. Diagnostics can be performed by skilled motor technicians with the proper equipment, this is usually done when a vehicle is taken into a Garage for diagnosis.
The diagnostics is used to gather data which can be utilized in the repair of a vehicle.
Once you have booked your vehicle in for its MOT, remember to take your Vehicle Registration Document – often referred to as the 'V5' document – and a means of paying the current fee.
You can book an MOT up to 28 days in advance of its due date. In fact it is not widely known that the expiry date on your new MOT is 12 months from the expiry of your old one. This means you could have an MOT that last 13 months.
The MOT certificate is only required if you would like the new MOT to run for more than 12 months.
An exhaust leak can negatively effect the performance and efficiency of your vehicle, as well as lead to safety hazards for the driver and passengers. For this reason, you should diagnose and repair the exhaust system immediately when you experience symptoms of an exhaust leak. To eliminate leaks, the exhaust system must be free of piping damage, and all of the exhaust flange bolts must be extremely tight.