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All About Car Oil Pumps & Filters: When and Why to Change Them

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All About Car Oil Pumps & Filters: When and Why to Change Them

All About Car Oil Pumps & Filters: When and Why to Change Them Engine oil filters come in various grades, both in design and materials used, but they all work to remove all these impurities from your engine oil.  There’s a great deal of varieties between different types of engine oils, the various synthetic additives they include, and countless other factors (such as city driving vs highway driving) which can influence the performance and longevity of engine oil.  Lets take a closer look at the oil pump and filter to learn more about them. Recognizing Oil Pump Problems When the...

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Hybrid driving – Top tips for best fuel economy

Posted by Tanvir Mahmood on

Hybrid driving – Top tips for best fuel economy

Hybrid driving: the basics It’s not just hybrids that benefit from the first seven tips – these will help to improve any car’s fuel efficiency: Clear out the boot! Keeping the boot free of unnecessary weight will give your car and immediate boost in performance and economy. Check your tyre pressures – dig out your owner’s manual, and do a weekly check to ensure that your tyres are correctly inflated in line with Toyota’s recommendation. Or read our handy tyre pressures article here. Think ahead – by planning your journeys, you can avoid traffic jams and minimize the likelihood of getting lost....

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Hybrid Battery Replacement Cost

Posted by Tanvir Mahmood on

Hybrid Battery Replacement Cost

Replacing hybrid’s battery not as costly as you think The oldest Toyota Prius and Honda Insight hybrid cars are now 16 years old, and many have long since topped 100,000 miles. Although the hybrid cars have been breathtakingly dependable, there’s a limit to the life of Nickel-Metal-Hydride battery packs, and many hybrid owners are now reaching it. But that’s not necessarily a reason to sell or junk the car. While some owners of hybrid vehicles are having to replace batteries at 70,000 miles, others are getting as much as 200,000 miles out of their original units. Toyota said even 300,000...

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10 Basic Car Maintenance Tips for Beginners

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10 Basic Car Maintenance Tips for Beginners

Taking care of your car is, in many ways, like taking care of your health. While it is important to take your car to the shop for regular maintenance, as well as obvious emergencies, it is equally important to develop some basic habits for keeping your car in top shape at home. Here are 10 car maintenance tips for beginners. Warning: Machinery has moving parts, hot parts, hot fluids, fluids under pressure and high voltage. Serious injury or death can occur when working on or around machinery. Do not attempt certain things without proper training. The reader assumes all liability...

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