Winter places our vehicle’s components under intense pressure

Whether it be lighting, the air-conditioning system, or the electrical components, the number of vehicle failures grows out of proportion at this time of the year, highlights Iain Robertson, although Mr Clutch Autocentres has a cost-effective solution. It is that...

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How to maintain a car with budget in mind

The car maintenance business has been under fire recently, explains Iain Robertson, which is making car owners reluctant to book in their vehicles even for routine servicing and the reasons lie in excess jargon, poor explanations and unanticipated costs. What...

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Never forget why Mr Clutch exists in the first place

Having grown to provide a range of services that is totally customer-focused is the life-blood of Mr Clutch Autocentres, highlights motoring journalist Iain Robertson, which might never have happened had the company not possessed its initial drive. Forty years ago,...

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Preparing for winter might save money but will also enhance safety

None of us can deny that summer 2018 has been memorable for mostly the right reasons, writes Iain Robertson, although seasonal changes being what they are, we now need to look forward to darker commutes and more slippery road surfaces....

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MOT essentials…how to save money, avoid worry and receive a clean bill

Whenever change is made to long-standing systems, such as the annual MOT Test, it will raise concerns, states motoring journalist Iain Robertson, but when those changes improve security, safety and bring the Test into a modern era, the benefits will...

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What should you do, when your car’s suspension bounces like a rubber ball?

It is very easy to overlook suspension maintenance on your vehicle, writes motoring journalist Iain Robertson, because all of its components are out-of-sight but, unless checked every now and again, broken springs and dampers can prove to be very compromising....

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“We’re all going on a summer holiday!” but is your car ready for the trip?

Bags are packed, music is loaded, roof-rack is fitted…an increasing number of holidaymakers are taking road trips this year, reports journalist Iain Robertson, some with caravans, or trailers, in tow…then you remember the needs of your car. Preparing for the...

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Drag has many meanings but, for Mr Clutch Autocentres, it is to be avoided

While it could be a reference to a car’s aerodynamic efficiency, to be spotted ‘in drag’ might create the wrong impression, suggests motoring journalist Iain Robertson, who feels that manual clutch drag is definitely not recommended, at any cost. Having...

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Avoiding bamboozlement is important to Mr Clutch Autocentres

We live in a world where initials often replace words and abbreviations are part and parcel of mobile communications, writes motoring journalist Iain Robertson, but equally jargon, or the use of technical words, can cause consumer confusion. Knowing how to...

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What’s stopping you?

Without placing too fine a point on things, writes motoring journalist Iain Robertson, we rely totally on the modern braking systems of our motorcars but not having them checked, or serviced, regularly would be the same as ignoring primary safety....

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