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 […]

Green Fuel – Is Your Car Compatible?

6th September 2018 | ifa_admin

Greener fuel is coming, with the government planning on rolling out the more environmentally friendly E10 eco-fuel in larger filling stations across the country in 2020 to help meet the country’s emission targets. E10, which is already on sale across France and Germany but not yet in the UK, contains 10% renewable bioethonal, in contrast […]

What To Do When You Break Down On The Motorway

9th August 2018 | ifa_admin

It’s something every driver dreads – driving along the motorway when you suddenly break down. What should you do if you find yourself in this situation? Highway Code – This states if you are experiencing difficulties with your vehicle, you should pull into the next available service area, or exit the motorway at the next […]

Your Guide To Head Gasket Repair

5th July 2018 | ifa_admin

A head gasket seals pressure in your car’s engine, as well as distributing oil and engine coolant. This means it must deal with high temperatures and pressures every time you switch on your engine. This is what it is designed to do. If your head gasket is damaged, your engine can overheat quickly and cause […]

MOT – What Do They Check For?

11th June 2018 | ifa_admin

That yearly MOT can be something we dread, the fear of failing, or the cost of extensive repairs. Most car owners are not comfortable with fixing minor repairs on their own cars, but a lot of points on which a car may fail its MOT can be correct before the fact with simple maintenance. Here […]