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What is Fair Wear and Tear?

Everything you need to know about Fair Wear and Tear
How to maintain an electric car
One of the most important aspects of leasing a car is looking after it. When you first receive your car, you should be given a copy of the BVRLA Fair Wear and Tear Guide, if that be from your broker or the leasing company itself.The BVRLA Fair Wear and Tear Guide is the industry standard of which your car will be judged on when you return it to the finance house at the end of your agreement. But, what is ‘Fair Wear and Tear’?In this article, we are going to look at what counts as fair wear and tear, what happens if you incur charges and how to dispute them.

Common Car Problems and How to Fix Them

We take a look at the most common car problems, and how you can fix them at home...
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Do you ever hear your car make a weird noise and wish you knew what it was? What about a time when your car didn’t feel quite right? Have you ever wished you just had that little bit of extra knowledge about cars so you could know what was wrong without having to take it to a garage?We’ve all been there. And we’ve also been at the garage hearing a mechanic tell us the very simple problem with the car that only takes five minutes to fix. If only you knew more about common car troubles, and how to fix them. Well, cringe at your lack of car knowledge no longer. In this article, we look at some of the common problems people have with their cars and the best way to fix them.

How to maintain your car

We give you some top tips on keeping your car in tip top shape...
Costs new drivers need to think about
Maintaining your car is one of the most important things when it comes to actually owning a car. After all, you don’t want to spend all that money on actually buying a car only to have to pay more for it to be fixed when it becomes damaged. Of course, you also have to get it serviced and MOT’d, but what about maintenance you can do at home? You don’t have to be handy or a car enthusiast to carry out basic maintenance on your car, and it could save you money in the long run. In this article, we are going to look at how you can maintain your car at home, and some top tips for looking after your car.

Safety tips for driving in extreme weather

Our tips to driving in extreme weather conditions...
safety tips for driving in extreme weather
Weather is getting more extreme. We can’t deny this, it’s been happening for quite a few years now. Our winters are getting wetter and colder, our summers breaking heat records year on year, and that’s just the UK. Because our weather is getting more extreme, we need to adjust. Whether that means you invest in an air conditioning system for your bedroom or consider triple glazing, we all need to adjust to this extreme weather. But, we also need to make sure we adjust how we drive. Your driving should vary depending on the weather, and as the weather gets more extreme you will need to know how to navigate the roads safely. So in this article, we are going to talk about how to drive safely in each extreme weather condition, including the extreme heat and cold, as well as rain and snow.

Ensuring your car is ready for summer | Top tips

Top tips to ensure your car is ready for a summer on the road
Ensuring your car is ready for summer
Summer is on its way and ensuring your car is ready for summer holidays and road trips are essential for a safe journey. You may be planning a camping holiday or a getaway by the sea. Before embarking on a long journey it’s important to make sure your car is ready for the route and the sunny weather. While poor weather can affect driving conditions in obvious ways. The heat and the sun can also have a bearing on your vehicle and driving ability. Here’s a list of all of the things you should do to get your car ready for summer.

Here are some advanced can maintenance tips from ParentWheels.co.uk, a few are quite obvious but other’s you could be very grateful you read them. The link to the full article is below this excerpt:

More car maintenance tips for those a little more confident around their cars.

Switch your car off before attempting to work on it, and disconnect the battery if you’regoing anywhere near the electrics.

Don’t attempt work on any partof the car if it’s only been switched off recently – cars get hot.

Do everything on a level surface.

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