How Clean Is Your Car Carpet?

16th July 2019 | ifa_admin

Let’s face it, the carpet in our cars goes through a lot. Muddy shoes, food spillages, dirt and rubbish from outside trodden in – it really can become pretty filthy. Cleaning it is a hard and time-consuming task, so you should pay someone regularly to clean it for you, right? Not necessarily. Follow our simple […]

Has Your Car Been Recalled?

11th June 2019 | ifa_admin

Car recalls are issued when the manufacturer finds that a particular car model – or even several models – has some kind of defect or does not comply with safety standards, and this is a fairly common thing. Over a million cars each year are recalled, due to safety problems or to address any other […]

Do We All Suffer From Road Rage?

8th May 2019 | ifa_admin

Back in 2003, a Gallup poll revealed that 80% of British drivers had experienced road rage, making the UK the road rage capital of the world. And it would seem, 16 years later, nothing has changed. A new survey by vehicle data experts HPI makes for worrying reading. It found that 22% of UK drivers […]

Reducing Your Fuel Consumption

15th April 2019 | ifa_admin

Fuel consumption is one of the biggest concerns for drivers. Whether it’s a worry over global warming and reducing your emissions, or simply getting more for your money, how many miles you get to the gallon is one of the first questions that a driver will ask before choosing a car. So how can you […]

What Is A Camshaft?

12th March 2019 | ifa_admin

A camshaft – an essential part of every car’s engine. But what exactly is it, and what exactly does it do? Here are some basic facts: The camshaft is located at the top of your car’s engine. Along the lengths of the camshaft are lobes (known as cams), which push on the rocker arms as […]

Why Aren’t My High Beam Headlights Working?

18th February 2019 | ifa_admin

As every motorist will know, headlights are essential. Not only are they a requirement by law, but they allow us to drive in any weather and at any time of the day or night. High beams are especially needed when driving above 25 miles per hour. So, if they stop working, it is vital you […]

Illegal Overtaking – A Warning to Drivers

10th January 2019 | ifa_admin

A road safety charity is reminding drivers of the dangers of overtaking, as well as the possible penalties. The charity IAM Roadsmart wants drivers to remember that they should only overtake a vehicle when it is safe to do so, and dangerous overtaking endangers the lives of all road users. Drivers are being reminded that […]

Fog Lights – When Should You Repair Them?

6th December 2018 | ifa_admin

Fog lights are situated low down on the front of your car and are used when visibility in fog is less than 100 metres. Their beam is different to that of headlights – they are flatter and wider, and designed to reduce light reflection when driving in fog. They are a very important safety feature […]

Record Breaking Fuel Prices – Can You Afford To Drive?

14th November 2018 | ifa_admin

Fuel costs have increased so much that many drivers are being priced off the road, unable to afford the high price of running a car. Petrol has risen by 11% over the past year, meaning it would cost £75 to fill the average sized car, £78 for a medium sized tank of diesel. These record-breaking […]

Smoking In Your Vehicle – What Is The Law?

8th October 2018 | ifa_admin

The law has recently been updated regarding smoking in a vehicle. So, is it illegal? There is no specific offense in the Highway Code regarding smoking in your own private vehicle. But it is listed as a distraction to avoid. So, as with eating or looking at a map, if any of these actions lead […]