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Modifying Your Car? What You Need To Know

Car modification has increased in popularity considerably within the last two decades. Larger exhausts, tinted windows and excessive spoilers have become popular choices when it comes to modifying a car. The loud noises and impressive colours that come with modified cars has proved to be desirable for car owners who are looking to change up their vehicle. But what is a modified car, how would you go about doing it and why would you want to?   What Is Car Modification? When a change is made to a vehicle that aims to enhance its appearance or performance but isn’t part of…

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How To Wash Your Car Like a Professional

We all enjoy the satisfaction that comes with a meticulously clean car. Often, we pay someone else to do it for us, but the price of having a squeaky clean vehicle doesn’t come cheap. Here’s how you can save money by cleaning your own car but with the same professional finish.   Choose Suitable Weather Conditions Believe it or not, cleaning your car in the heat and sunshine isn’t the best idea; not only is it bad for you, but it can make cleaning your car a lot harder and it could leave it with streaks and dusty watermarks. The heat…

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Average Cost of Different Repairs in the UK

When it comes to car maintenance, the cost of repairs can vary depending on what needs work. But it isn’t just the cost of parts or labour that dictates the price. The area in which you live can have an impact on how much you pay for basic repairs. Those who reside in East Anglia are more likely to pay premium prices than motorists in Manchester and Liverpool, who are given more affordable quotes. We’re on hand to outline the average costs for certain repairs around the UK. Be aware, these average prices could vary depending on the make and model…

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How To Save Money On Your Car

Purchasing a car can prove to be a rather costly investment, with the inclusion of all the associated costs such as insurance, petrol and maintenance. Here, we will discuss how you can keep running costs to a minimum, so you can enjoy your car without worrying about having to spend too much money on a regular basis.   How To Minimize Your Car’s Running Costs   Shop Around For A Good Deal On Your Car Insurance Car insurance can be one of the biggest motoring costs you face annually. Figures released by the Association of British Insurers revealed that, on average,…

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Which Car Brands Have The Lowest Repair Costs?

When we are looking for a good deal on a new vehicle, it should come as no surprise that most motorists simply look for the cheapest upfront costs. While this is a fairly good tactic and will save you some money, it doesn’t take into account regular future costs such as maintenance. Although maintenance costs don’t seem like a great deal at the time, they can certainly mount up after a while, which is why it’s important to always take them into account when purchasing a new vehicle. In this article, the Wyatt Auto Services team will be taking a look…

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How Reliable Are Self-Parking Cars?

Autonomous driving is upon us, and while we’re not all sat around twiddling our thumbs while our vehicles ferry us from A to B just yet, we can get them to park for us. Some people don’t mind parking, some people hate it, so for those in the latter camp, the idea of our cars doing the fiddly work for us is a welcome one. However, before you clamour to by a vehicle with this function, there’s a question which needs answering: just how reliable is it? In this article, we’ll be doing just that. How do self-parking cars work? As…

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The Benefits of Visiting Your Local Garage

Since 2003, motorists haven’t been obliged to have their cars serviced by a franchise dealer, that is, the manufacturer’s garage. Nowadays, we can take our cars where we like. So, with this in mind, why would you take your vehicle to a local garage over a national dealer? There are numerous benefits to opting for a local garage over a national dealer, but these can often be overlooked by the average motorist. In this article, we’ll take a look at exactly what those benefits are. A Personal Approach When you opt for a local garage over a national dealer, the first thing…

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How To Stay Safe On The Road

While the UK’s roads are some of the safest in the world, there are still some frightening statistics when it comes to road traffic accidents. In February 2017, a new set of statistics reported by the Department of Transport demonstrated that vehicle traffic levels had increased by 1.4%. What’s more, in 2016, there were over 182,560 casualties, so an increase is to be expected. In this article, we’ll look at some of the most common causes of road accidents, and the best ways to avoid them. Speeding As you might have suspected, speeding is one of the key causes of vehicle…

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How To Cool Down a Hot Car

Even when we do eventually get some good weather, us Brits will still find something to complain about, and driving isn’t exempt from this. Here’s one of our least favourite scenarios: leaving our car parked in the sun during the middle of the day and, upon our return, being welcomed with a stifling wall of air when we open the door. So, what do we do about this? What’s the best way to cool our cars down in the summer? This month, Wyatt Auto Services are on hand to answer that question. Open The Windows This is an obvious point, and…

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What to Do When Your Car Overheats

With summer on the horizon and the mercury on the rise, it’s not uncommon to find that your car has overheated. Although this is a great deal rarer with ultra-modern vehicles and their state-of-the-art cooling systems, even a perfectly tuned vehicle can still overheat in the right conditions – especially in stop-and-go traffic. If you do find that a light on your dashboard starts flashing, indicating your engine is overheating, here’s what to do: 1. Air Conditioning Turn it off. This should be the first thing you should do if you notice that your engine is overheating, as it will considerably…

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