Car advice

Your car’s summer health check list

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Car advice Carrying out a DVLA MOT check

Carrying out a DVLA MOT check

The benefits of completing a car MOT check An MOT check could uncover a host of hidden details when you’re buying a car, that determines whether you’re buying into someone else’s problems or not. There are a variety of reasons for taking advantage of the DVLA MOT check and the additional services that provide even…

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Car advice

Fixter debunks the most common driving myths

From driving without shoes to the MOT renewal ‘grace period’—we debunk them all! You’ve probably heard worse than we’re going to include here (in fact, we’d love to hear them if you’re willing to share) but every driver has had an argument about or been subject to someone telling them a driving myth that simply…

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Car advice The Fixter guide to squeaky steering

The Fixter guide to squeaky steering

My car squeaks when turning! What should I do? Let’s face it; some noises are just plain annoying. There are plenty of sounds that your car will make to cause you frustration and despair over its life, but when a car squeaks? It’s just plain annoying. A squeak could be nothing. Or it could be…

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Car advice The Grand Fixter MOT FAQ of 2020

The Grand Fixter MOT FAQ of 2020

Everything you always wanted to know about the MOT* (*but were too afraid to ask) Ok, so we’re not Woody Allen, and it’s highly unlikely that this is going to turn into a ‘cult’ blog post. However, there are plenty of questions involving motoring basics that our customers get a little flushed or embarrassed about…

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Car advice Controlling your car with your smartphone

Controlling your car with your smartphone

How our smartphones are taking over the way we control our cars You’d be hard-pressed to find a vehicle manufacturer that doesn’t include a smartphone app as part of the package when selling you a new car. The most standard of those apps could well include remote start/stop functions and manage your central locking system…

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Car advice Air conditioning tips to get the best from your system

Air conditioning tips to get the best from your system

All the air-con information you need to get the most from your A/C unit Your car’s air conditioning unit shouldn’t just be responsible for keeping you cool in summer. It offers benefits all year round, keeping your cabin at the optimum temperature, eliminating condensation, speeding up the demisting process, and more. Keeping your system in…

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Car advice Exhaust

How to carry out simple exhaust repairs

Using tapes, bandages, pastes and patches, to stop your exhaust from blowing When you consider current car exhaust prices, it can make sense to patch up those small holes and leaks around the joints. A good quality exhaust will last much longer than it once would have. Stainless steel has replaced galvanised in most instances,…

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Car advice How to replace wing mirror glass

How to replace wing mirror glass

Replacement wing mirror glass: a complete guide We use our wing mirrors every time we drive, without giving them a second thought. Well, not unless they’re covered in snow, too dirty to see anything through, or broken. If you’ve got a broken wing mirror, then it depends how badly broken it is as to what…

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Car advice Mobile tyre fitting: your complete guide

Mobile tyre fitting: your complete guide

Everything you need to know about mobile car tyre fitting A mechanic or car enthusiast will encourage you to check your tyres regularly and take as good care as possible of them, to extend their life and keep you safe. In truth, as a typical driver, we probably don’t pay as close attention to them…

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Car advice 10m vehicles fail the new MOT test in the first 12 months

The Fixter guide to your oil and filter change

What difference will an engine oil and oil filter change make? The answer to our first question is: it could save your engine from expensive damage that you could have easily avoided. Your engine oil is designed to keep all the internal workings of your engine running smoothly and safe from harm. It protects moving…

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Car advice What is a DPF filter, and how does it work?

What is a DPF filter, and how does it work?

What is DPF on a car, its function, and how best to maintain it? There are plenty of technical terms and car part names bandied around the motor industry that leave many drivers in confusion. DPF is one such term. So, what does DPF mean? Well, DPF stands for diesel particulate filter. They feature solely…

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Car advice How much does an alloy wheel refurbishment cost?

How much does an alloy wheel refurbishment cost?

How to repair alloy wheels and refurbish them A good set of alloy wheels can make a standout car—but only if they’re in tip-top condition. Alloy corrodes. It’s also pretty soft compared to the steel construction of a more basic and cheaper wheel. What that adds up to is, over time, your alloys will suffer…

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Car advice How to clean and care for your car windscreen

How to clean and care for your car windscreen

Car care tips – how to clean a windscreen for your optimum visibility In the following article, we’re going to look at the best ways to take care of your car windscreen—inside and out. As well as washing and polishing the glass, we’re going to look into how to change windscreen wipers, how to demist a…

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Car advice What does a lambda sensor do?

What does a lambda sensor do?

What is a lambda sensor? In simple terms, a lambda sensor measures the amount of oxygen in your exhaust fumes, to ensure your engine is burning fuel correctly. We’ll dive a little deeper into exactly how and why in a moment. We’ll also answer a few other questions, such as ‘how do you test a…

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Car advice What is Cat D damage on a car?

What is Cat D damage on a car?

What is Cat D damage? There are 4 levels of insurance write-off when it comes to cars; Category D was one of them. Up until October of 2017, the 4 write-off categories have been ranked from A to D. So, what is Cat D in the new system? Category N is the new name for…

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Car advice All you need to know about antifreeze for your car

All you need to know about antifreeze for your car

The best ways to use antifreeze for car care Antifreeze is the active component in your engine’s coolant. Generally, antifreeze is mixed 50:50 with water; it’s this mixture that is primarily responsible for keeping your engine cool enough to operate at its optimal temperature, and from freezing in the cold months. It helps your coolant…

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Car advice How much does it cost to wrap a car?

How much does it cost to wrap a car?

Whether you’re rebranding or recolouring, just how much does a car wrap cost? No matter how much you love and care for your car, time is going to take its toll. That gleaming showroom appearance will slowly fade, the vibrant lustre finish will begin to lose its sparkle, and your what was once your pride…

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News UK's Department for Transport

New government road safety proposals 2019

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Car advice Slow Punctures: What to do

Slow Punctures: What to do

About Fixter Fixter is revolutionising the car maintenance industry, one repair at a time. Fixter was founded to make car maintenance as easy as booking a taxi. Digital, transparent and stress-free, with world-class customer service. Since launching in Manchester in…

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News Electric car sales rising over 150% in the UK

Electric car sales rising over 150% in the UK

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Car advice Fixing your car’s central locking

Fixing your car’s central locking

About Fixter Fixter is revolutionising the car maintenance industry, one repair at a time. Fixter was founded to make car maintenance as easy as booking a taxi. Digital, transparent and stress-free, with world-class customer service. Since launching in Manchester in…

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Car advice How much do car batteries cost?

How much do car batteries cost?

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Car advice

How much does a head gasket cost?

About Fixter Fixter is revolutionising the car maintenance industry, one repair at a time. Fixter was founded to make car maintenance as easy as booking a taxi. Digital, transparent and stress-free, with world-class customer service. Since launching in Manchester in…

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Car advice How much does a driveshaft repair cost?

How much does a driveshaft repair cost?

About Fixter Fixter is revolutionising the car maintenance industry, one repair at a time. Fixter was founded to make car maintenance as easy as booking a taxi. Digital, transparent and stress-free, with world-class customer service. Since launching in Manchester in…

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News The safest new family cars of 2019

The safest new family cars of 2019

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Repairs & prices How much do car body repairs cost?

How much do car body repairs cost?

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Car advice Why should I service my car?

Why should I service my car?

Like all the things you care about, if you don’t look after them, there’s a good chance you’ll lose them. The same goes for your car. If you don’t pay it the attention it deserves, it will run poorly, malfunction,…

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Car advice Low profile tyres for alloy wheels

Low profile tyres for alloy wheels

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Repairs & prices Alloy wheel sizes explained

Alloy wheel sizes explained

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News Coronavirus outbreak UK

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

Fixter remains operational through the Coronavirus lockdown 25 March 2020 Page Contents The safety of our vehicles is still paramount despite the Coronavirus MOT 6-month extensionFixter’s contact-free collection and delivery MOT serviceFixter offers wide availability across the countryGarages remain operational…

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News How much should an MOT cost?

How much should an MOT cost?

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News How much are shock absorbers?

How much are shock absorbers?

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News How much does a catalytic converter cost?

How much does a catalytic converter cost?

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News How much should a car service cost?

How much should a car service cost?

About Fixter Fixter is revolutionising the car maintenance industry, one repair at a time. Fixter was founded to make car maintenance as easy as booking a taxi. Digital, transparent and stress-free, with world-class customer service. Since launching in Manchester in…

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Car advice How does an automatic gearbox work?

How does an automatic gearbox work?

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News How to check and change brake fluid?

How to check and change brake fluid?

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Car advice How much should an MOT cost?

How to pass your MOT first time

About Fixter Fixter is revolutionising the car maintenance industry, one repair at a time. Fixter was founded to make car maintenance as easy as booking a taxi. Digital, transparent and stress-free, with world-class customer service. Since launching in Manchester in…

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Car advice How much does an Alternator Belt cost?

How much does an Alternator Belt cost?

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Car advice Difference between cambelt, timing belt, and timing chain

When do I need to change my timing belt?

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News When do I need to change my brake pads?

When do I need to change my brake pads?

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News Volkswagen Polo named Best Supermini of 2019

Volkswagen Polo named Best Supermini of 2019

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News David Beckham Range Rover Sport for sale

David Beckham Range Rover Sport for sale

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Car advice Top 10 money-saving tips for car owners

Top 10 money-saving tips for car owners

About Fixter Fixter is revolutionising the car maintenance industry, one repair at a time. Fixter was founded to make car maintenance as easy as booking a taxi. Digital, transparent and stress-free, with world-class customer service. Since launching in Manchester in…

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News Your driveway could generate £325+ per year

Your driveway could generate £325+ per year

Based on yourparkingspace‘s driveway and other private parking space owners’ earnings of over £15million in 2018, you could be missing out on at least £325. With 45,000+ registered listings, the online marketplace turns empty spaces into cash. Although London, with…

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News Ford Fiesta maintains #1 position in UK

Ford Fiesta maintains #1 position in UK

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Fixter Boxing Day deal – no travel required

About Fixter Fixter is revolutionising the car maintenance industry, one repair at a time. Fixter was founded to make car maintenance as easy as booking a taxi. Digital, transparent and stress-free, with world-class customer service. Since launching in Manchester in…

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Car advice

Car rental tips for holiday travels

If your holiday travels require a car rental within the UK, make sure to follow the tips below. Provided by the British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA), you’ll find pointers to avoid unnecessary hassle. The organisation claims many companies…

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Car advice How Does That Work? – Anti lock brakes

How Does That Work? – Anti lock brakes

About Fixter Fixter is revolutionising the car maintenance industry, one repair at a time. Fixter was founded to make car maintenance as easy as booking a taxi. Digital, transparent and stress-free, with world-class customer service. Since launching in Manchester in…

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Car advice Cheap parking in Greater London

Cheap parking in Greater London

14 years ago London introduced parking reform, impacting the allocation of spaces to tenants of new buildings. Rather than imposing a minimum number of required spaces, as handled before 2004, buildings were set with a maximum amount. Following 2001’s Planning…

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Car advice Top 10 things to do for a winter check

Top 10 things to do for a winter check

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News

Dacia introduces new UK home delivery programme

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News

Nearly 300,000 Vauxhall Zafira cars recalled

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Repairs & prices Cryptic car warning lights – diagnostic check

Cryptic car warning lights – diagnostic check

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News BMW UK fire risk recall

BMW UK fire risk recall

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News

2019 Jeep Wrangler October launch

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News Save £9,500 off new Renault ZOE EV

Save £9,500 off new Renault ZOE EV

Beyond initial cost-savings As part of Renault’s scrappage programme, allowing drivers to swap old cars for new models, you could save up to £5,000 on a new car. When combining this reduction with the UK government plug-in grant of £4,500,…

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Repairs & prices Car battery replacement

Car battery replacement

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News

Volkswagen incubator welcomes six auto start-ups

Inaugural international start-up programme German automaker Volkswagen selected start-ups at pitch competitions in Tel Aviv, Prague, London, Riga, and Hanover dealing with car-pooling, petrol payment, blockchain vehicle history, route optimisation, e-vehicle charging station booking, and road surface quality. Named the…

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Dyson electric car UK test track

Dyson shows commitment to EV market To compete with Elon Musk’s Tesla, Dyson plans to raise its investment in electric cars to £200m. Furthermore, the British inventor, James Dyson, wants to build testing facilities in a former Wilshire World War…

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News Top electric cars in 2018

Top electric cars in 2018

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Car advice Door to door – Fixter service process

Door to door – Fixter service process

About Fixter Fixter is revolutionising the car maintenance industry, one repair at a time. Fixter was founded to make car maintenance as easy as booking a taxi. Digital, transparent and stress-free, with world-class customer service. Since launching in Manchester in…

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News Amazon Alexa SEAT UK integration

Amazon Alexa SEAT UK integration

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Repairs & prices Aircon regas / recharge

Aircon regas / recharge

About Fixter Fixter is revolutionising the car maintenance industry, one repair at a time. Fixter was founded to make car maintenance as easy as booking a taxi. Digital, transparent and stress-free, with world-class customer service. Since launching in Manchester in…

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Hot weather tips & escapes

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News Widespread Ford safety recalls

Widespread Ford safety recalls

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News

Road tripping to seaside Brighton

Page Contents Brighton – quick drive from LondonMarrocco’s ice creamShingle BeachNorth LaineDevil’s DykeBustling seaside metropolis Brighton – quick drive from London With a reported 1-hour 45-minute driving time from London, Brighton makes for the perfect seaside urban getaway. Referred as…

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Europe bans diesel for cleaner air

United Kingdom’s 2040 plan One of the major changes to this year’s MOT test requirements is tougher scrutiny of diesel cars. Not having a proper filter (DPF) could run you a £1,000 fine. However, none of this will matter if…

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