Why Has My Engine Management Light Come On?

15th March 2018 | ifa_admin

If you are driving along and your car’s engine management light comes on, this means there is a problem with your car that needs to be seen to as soon as possible. There are a few possible reasons for this happening, below is a list of the more common reasons for this happening: Loose/broken fuel […]

Alloy Wheel Repair

9th February 2018 | ifa_admin

How alloy wheels become damaged: Small stones and dust particles can chip away at the paint over time. Alloy wheels often pick up damage and cracks around the outer rim. This is usually caused by a car hitting a speed bump too hard or hitting a curb. If there is a particularly heavy impact, the […]

Essential Driving Tips For The Winter

10th January 2018 | ifa_admin

Reports from several independent weather forecasts have indicated we are in for a very cold few months. It is essential your car is ready for the weather ahead. Here are some tips on how to prepare your car for the winter. Winter Checks – You can take your car to a garage to have a […]

Can I Still Drive My Car If It Fails It’s MOT?

12th December 2017 | ifa_admin

Once a car reaches three years old, all motorists must put their car through a yearly MOT to test the road worthiness of the vehicle. The following things are inspected: seatbelts, steering and suspension, wipers, windscreen, electrical wiring, battery lights, registration plates, bonnet, tyres and wheels, brakes, horn, exhaust and emissions, mirrors, doors, tow bar, […]

The Law on Child Safety Seats

8th November 2017 | ifa_admin

By law, all children must use a child car seat until they are twelve years old or 135 centimetres tall, whichever comes first. Child car seats can be chosen based on your child’s weight or on their height Weight Based Seats – Only EU approved weight-based car seats can be used in the UK, and […]

Are Your Tyre’s Rain Ready?

9th October 2017 | ifa_admin

It’s that time of year again – Autumn is in full swing which means there is surely plenty of wet weather ahead. Considering the wet Summer we have already endured, now is the perfect time to check that your tyres are ready for the rain. Driving with unsafe tyres is dangerous, as reducing the tread […]

What Should You Check When Buying a Second-Hand Car?

8th September 2017 | ifa_admin

Buying a car can be a very confusing time, whether it’s a new or used vehicle. The last thing anybody wants is to purchase a car which then spends most of its time in the garage. There are a few things to look for to prevent this happening: Safety checks Undertaking safety checks should pinpoint […]

Can The Air Con In My Car Make Me Unwell?

10th August 2017 | ifa_admin

Can The Air Con In My Car Make Me Unwell? The short answer to this question is Yes – It is possible to become ill due to the air conditioning in your vehicle. It may feel like cool and fresh air being pumped into your car when the air con is at work but there […]

Why Does A Car Over Heat? Causes And Prevention

11th July 2017 | ifa_admin

Car engines work efficiently at the correct temperatures. A car will over heat when the engine temperature reaches a point where mechanical damage occurs. Generally, a temperature of more than 240 degrees Fahrenheit is potentially harmful. Steam and warning lights are likely to be the signs that your engine is overheating and requires attention. If […]

Car Checks Before You Go On Holiday

12th June 2017 | ifa_admin

The sun is out, summer is well and truly in full swing and no doubt you have a holiday approaching! At the very least, the summer holidays call for days out and numerous road trips. It’s easy to get wrapped up in the fun of planning holidays and days out, but the journey tends to […]