Category: Consumer

Summer is coming, recharge your air conditioning

Everyone’s gassing about air conditioning in warmer spring weather There was a time, when air conditioning and climate control within a car was considered to be the height of luxury, although Iain Robertson suggests it is more of a lifestyle...

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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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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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Mr Clutch Autocentres wants to keep its customers safe in winter

While believing in the ‘weather forecast’ may have led us into a state of mild complacency in seasons past, writes motoring journalist Iain Robertson, the recent spate of seriously bad weather has highlighted a need to be more aware. It...

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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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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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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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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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