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5 Tips for Passing Your Practical Driving Test

Getting out on the road and enjoying the freedom that comes with a driving licence is a privilege many individuals want to enjoy. The moment you take your practical driving test isn’t exactly a peaceful one, however. Many seasoned drivers look back and remember their anxious feelings and sweaty palms as they sat next to the stone-faced examiner wielding the clipboard that would decide their future. It’s a daunting thing, but a necessary one if you want to enjoy the freedom of owning a driving licence.

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Is Your Vauxhall Vibrating? Possible Car Parts to Blame and Solutions

When you own a vehicle long enough, there are problems that are bound to develop. Car parts break down over time, forcing you to take a look and make necessary repairs and replacements. One of the most common issues you might experience with your Vauxhall is vibration or shaking. At first, the issues may be barely noticeable. However, the problem often grows, causing you to wonder what could possibly be wrong with the car.

While there’s no substitute for hiring a professional to diagnose your Vauxhall and determine exactly what is wrong with it, having a little background information and understanding what this symptom could mean can help you feel more comfortable when working with your mechanic. The issue could also be something relatively inexpensive and simple to fix, meaning you can take care of it yourself without the help of a mechanic.

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Need to Replace a Part Now? Spare Peugeot Parts it Pays to Keep at Hand

Over time, the car parts that make up your Peugeot wear down and even potentially break. They may become damaged as you drive on rough roads or may simply fail because of the number of miles you put on your vehicle. Some Peugeot parts fail because they aren’t designed to last forever. How often you need to replace these parts will vary depending on the amount you drive the car, your driving style, where you drive it (city or motorway) and how well you maintain the parts.

That being said, they will eventually need to be replaced. Some are more prone to needing replacement than others, however. Keeping these parts on hand may not seem like a big deal right now, but when you suddenly need them, having them close by will definitely help you get back on the road quickly.

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Engine Parts 101: 10 Parts That Control Engine Timing

Engines are made up of many different car parts, each working together to ensure the function of the engine with other parts beneath the bonnet. One of the most important roles of these Renault parts is timing. Engine timing, also called ignition timing, is essential to ensuring your Renault not only runs, but is capable of starting. If the timing is correct, the engine will be able to generate the right about of force from the fuel injected into the crankshaft. When you turn the key, the engine will be responsive and ready to go.

Timing that is too early or too late has the opposite effect. Instead of feeling responsive, the engine will feel sluggish, like it doesn’t want to cooperate. This is because there isn’t as much energy from the fuel being used. Much of it is being wasted.

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Smell Something Burning? 7 Most Common Transmission Issues and How to Diagnose Them

Figuring out what could be wrong with your Land Rover based on sights, smells and even sounds can be difficult, especially if you don’t have a background in mechanical work. Cars work similarly to the human body. While a symptom like chest pain may indicate you are having a heart attack, when this symptom is combined with another, like trouble breathing, it may mean something entirely different is wrong, like an asthma attack. Understanding what mechanical systems may be at fault means you have to look at the bigger picture- and every symptom that could lead you to the problematic car part.

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10 Tips to Prepare Your Land Rover for Spring

There are a number of articles available online and via car maintenance books that discuss how to prepare your vehicle for summer and winter. However, those that help you understand how to prepare your vehicle for spring are rare. The truth is, though, your Land Rover takes a beating in cold weather. It’s subjected to freezing temperatures, ice treatments on the road and consequences of winter weather, like pot holes. Making sure it’s ready for the coming spring months is essential if you want your Land Rover to be in the best shape possible for the road.

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Common Problems and Solutions for the Vauxhall Meriva

The Vauxhall Meriva is a family-friendly vehicle that first entered production in 2002. The car is known for its practicality, safety and unmatched driving performance. It was designed with the needs of a family in mind, ensuring it hit on key factors important to parents, like flexibility, convenience and comfort. Because of this, the Meriva features design elements like flexible rear seats, a centre console system, a floor luggage compartment and 32 different possibilities for storage. It also comes with sophisticated technology, like FlexDoors, an electric parking brake, adaptive forward lighting and IntelliLink infotainment system.

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Getting a Little Hot Under the Bonnet? Troubleshooting an Overheating Engine

Picture this: You’re driving your Peugeot down the motorway and see steam rolling out from under your bonnet. You glance down at your dashboard and are surprised to find that the needle on your temperature gauge has pushed its way into the dangerous red zone. Your check engine light is on as well.

What could be happening? These are often the first signs you’ll experience when your engine overheats. Sometimes all you need to do is pull off the road and let it cool down for a little bit. With an eye on the temperature gauge, you may be able to limp your way home, where you can replace the necessary coolant or car part needed to fix the issue. Other times, certain car parts are so deteriorated that your car can’t go anywhere. You might need to call for assistance to get your vehicle to a destination where repairs and replacements can be made.

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Car Maintenance 101: Checking for Oil Leaks

There are going to be several moments in your life when you know your Land Rover is going to need help. An oil leak is one of them. Maybe you noticed a pool of fluid on the concrete floor of your garage as you were pulling out this morning for work. Maybe your beautiful little Calico jumped up in your lap with oily paws, and you backtracked the paw prints all the way to the Land Rover. Maybe there’s no evidence under the car at all; the oil seems to simply disappear and the oil reservoir needs refilled on a regular basis. No matter how you discovered the problem, there is one. Taking immediate action and figuring out what is wrong and where the leak is coming from is a must.

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