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Which and how much Engine oil – importance of oil.

When starting a cold engine let it tick over for a few moments to circulate the oil – most engine wear occurs within the first minutes of switching it on

Oil is an often overlooked part of the engine but more internal friction = lower power and more heat produced.

So the aim is to reduce the internal friction and cool the engine with a good oil and changing the oil frequently is vital to add longevity to your engine – certainly for the paranoid before and after a track day session and every 3-6 months.

How to remove rust and treating rust on cars

Rust is metals version of cancer.

Once it gets hold it takes over eating into more and more of the metal. Rust needs Oxygen and moisture to perform its stuff.

When metal is protect by a layer of paint the oxygen cannot penetrate. However a stone chip is all it takes to start off the process.

Initially rust will bubble up the surface of the metal gradually eating deeper and deeper. The earlier it is caught the better it will be.

No win no fee Accident compensation claims negotiate higher payouts

So you’ve had a accident and your pride and joy is damaged.

If the cost of repairs exceeds 50% of the current market value of the car it is likely to be deemed a total loss and written off.

No win no fee compensation claims can be a low cost way of getting compensation – but always read the small print and ensure there is no surprise fee if you do win!

Winter driving tips for rain, flood, snow and foggy road conditions.

The biggest danger from rain is a condition know as aquaplaning, caused by drivers going too fast for the road conditions. Aquaplaning happens when the tyre is unable to expel the water and a film of water builds up under the tyre causing the car to “float” over the road surface. When this happens the steering will feel light and you will have no control over the car.

Braking, steering and accelerating should all be avoided as these can adversely affect the car and provoke a skid.

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