Cambelt replacement and its relevance to your mobility

There are some service items on modern cars that, if ignored, can factor in unwarranted huge costs, when they break, highlights motoring journalist Iain Robertson, who recalls a regretful cambelt breakage on one of his former cars. No matter how...

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Motorist checking their car engine on the side of an icy road

The essentials of winter motoring maintenance

Unlike Mother Nature, which tends to go into hibernation over the winter months, motoring journalist Iain Robertson highlights that our motor vehicles are forced to soldier on through more extreme weather conditions, yet remain dependable. There can be few events...

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Man inspecting his car engine in winter

Preparing your car for the worst of winter’s onslaught

It is the weatherman’s fault, suggests motoring journalist Iain Robertson, who feels that ‘crying wolf’ on the climate front should not be a reason to ignore planning for Arctic chills, icy roads, frozen washer-bottles and a commute-inhibiting snowfall. We have...

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Maximise your vehicle’s potential by exercising care to cut costs

We all need to address the financial ‘pinch’, not just in the run-up to and after the festive season, and motoring journalist, Iain Robertson, a several times winner of MPG awards, offers some practical advice to stretch out every mile...

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Tyre leaving behind a tyre track in the snow

It’s that time again…prepare to fit Winter Tyres to your vehicle!

A long-time advocate of fitting winter, or ‘low temperature’, tyres to his own car, motoring journalist Iain Robertson understands the benefits, the primary of which is vastly improved road safety through greater grip, despite a lack of snow and ice....

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Tackling the annual MOT Test

All motorists that own a car of three and more years of age, highlights motoring journalist Iain Robertson, are obliged to have its roadworthiness checked out officially on an annual basis, by making an appointment at an MOT Test Centre....

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car suspension damage repair

Damping without getting wet

Modern vehicle suspension systems consist of highly sophisticated components, highlights our motoring man, Iain Robertson, that operate largely out-of-sight but also aid personal health, comfort and the overall safety of the driver and passengers. In the earliest days of motorised...

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Pouring blue fluid into car engine

Checking the levels and being aware of the ‘MAX’

Ensuring that fluid levels are correct for the year-round reliability of your vehicle, motoring journalist Iain Robertson states that the only way to prevent a ruined summer holiday is to ensure that your car is in good health before going....

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Kids waving outside car window in summer

Have less stress and drive ‘easy’ this holiday!

It’s holiday time! The customary seasonal madness is happening right now, writes our motoring man, Iain Robertson, as he ponders over some practical, helpful hints to make your motoring vacation as problem-free as possible. Unless you catch a cab, have...

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Brake disc

Keep your foot off the brakes, for an ‘arresting’ performance

It’s summer...it’s warm...so is your car, which can be made even hotter if you do not plan how and when to use your car’s brakes, writes motoring journalist Iain Robertson, who knows the perils of poor braking performance. Cars are...

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