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Revolutionizing Front Bumpers for Enhanced Aesthetics

In the realm of automotive aesthetics, every detail counts. From sleek lines to bold accents, car enthusiasts strive to create a visual statement that reflects their personality and style. One crucial element in this pursuit is the car front bumper, a focal point that not only enhances the vehicle's appearance but also plays a significant role in...

How to Choose the Right Type of Oil for Your Vehicle

Choosing the right type of engine oil is crucial to keep your vehicle running smoothly for years to come. With oil being the lifeblood of your engine, using the manufacturer's recommended grade and formulation is key to preventing unnecessary wear and maximising performance. There are three main categories of engine oils - conventional, synthetic blends, and full...

The Cold Reality: How Frigid Temperatures Impact Car Batteries

As the cold snap is upon us, car owners throughout the UK should brace themselves for the challenges posed by cold weather conditions. Among the critical vehicle components affected, the car battery takes centre stage. In this technical article, we will delve into the science behind how cold weather affects car batteries. Understanding car owners can take...

The Heart of the Electrical System: Unveiling the Role of the Fiat 500 Battery...

Image of fiat 500 battery taken from onlinecarparts.co.ukThe battery is the heart of the electrical system in the iconic Fiat 500, playing a crucial role in supplying power to start the engine as well as operating the various electrical components in the vehicle. Without a properly functioning battery, the Fiat 500 would be...

How to use a GPS tracker on a Motorcycle

GPS trackers are an awesome way to upgrade the security and performance of your motorcycle. You can keep tabs on it wherever it goes, protecting it and allowing quick recovery if it gets stolen or lost.Plus, GPS trackers can give you real-time updates on its location, speed and boundaries. You can access your...

14 Must-Have Truck Accessories for Enhancing Performance and Style

When it comes to trucks, they are not just a means of transportation; they are a lifestyle. Truck owners take great pride in their vehicles, and many strive to personalize and enhance their trucks for both performance and style. Whether you use your truck for off-roading adventures, towing heavy loads, or simply want to make a statement...

5 Best All-Terrain Tires For Off-Roading Adventures

When in a crisis, your vehicle is not only a means to transport you from one place to another but is more likely your lifeline. This is where all terrain tires come into the picture. The A/T tires are designed in a certain way that not only drives smoothly on the road but also offers a seamless...

6 Tips to Fix a Dent in Your Car

It does not matter how careful you are while driving or parking your car; dents are inevitable. Every car owner has to deal with dents at some point. But it is hard to accept when it happens to your brand-new car. So how can you fix this? Here are some tips and techniques for DIY dent...

Campervan Batteries: How to Choose the Best One

When it comes to traveling in a campervan, having a reliable battery is crucial. Not only does it power essential systems such as lights, appliances, and the refrigerator, but it can also be used to start the engine and charge electronic devices. Without a properly functioning battery, your trip could be cut short or even come to...

How To Upgrade Your Toyota Prius To Leather Seat Covers

The Prius is a popular vehicle, but like all cars, is subject to wear and tear. Daily driving might cause the leather seats to deteriorate and crack in some spots. You can simply resolve this issue by upgrading your car seats.Upgrading your worn-out Toyota Prius car seats will also provide comfort and improve...

The Motorist’s Essential Winter Checklist

Winter is upon us, and with it comes more volatile weather patterns than ever before. The climate crisis has made winter weather extremely unpredictable, whether mild windy days or flash-flooding and even deep snowfall. Naturally, this poses increased risk to drivers in the UK, as natural hazards increase the likelihood of breakdown, accident or injury. What are...

Adding Value to Your Car: What Factors to Consider

Selling a car can be stressful and take time. If you do not get the best value you can for your vehicle, you will have gone through all that stress and strain for less money than you could have achieved. Follow this quick guide on how to add value to your car and things to consider when...
Remapping

Does Remapping a Vehicle Work? Will it damage My Vehicle? Who Should I Choose?

Chip Tuning, ECU flashing, ECU Tuning, Remapping, the process of recalibrating a vehicle’s ECU for greater performance goes by many names. But how exactly does the process work and is it safe for your vehicle?Maps, Maps, Maps What are maps? Maps within a vehicle’s Electronic Control Unit (ECU) are a...
Mustang Cobra

Must Have 4th Gen Mustang Cobra Mods

1994 marked the 30th anniversary of the Ford Mustang. It also brought about the introduction of the fourth generation. The '94 Mustang was built using a new SN-95/Fox4 Platform. Ford claimed that 1,330 of the 1,850 parts had been changed. The Mustang was different and drove differently.The 4th Generation Mustang Cobra's structure was...
OEM vs aftermarket parts

What Is the Difference Between OEM and Aftermarket Car Parts?

As your car ages, the parts that work together to keep it functioning may require replacement. When it's time to replace your car parts, you can either purchase what you need from an authorized dealer (OEM parts) or get them from an independent shop that will usually supply 'aftermarket' parts.The Distinction Between OEM...

How to Choose the Right Impact Wrench

More and more households are investing in power tools, as people begin to keenly take repair work and maintenance into their own hands; the power tools market is going from strength to strength, thanks to increased retail interest. But specific tools, like the impact wrench for automotive and construction use, present difficulties to homeowners new to DIY....
Car detailing tips

Tips for Professional Car Detailing and Valeting At Home

Over the last year, car detailing has become more popular among car owners. With the pandemic keeping many car washing facilities closed, motorists have had little choice but to pick up the bucket and sponge themselves. But while cleaning a car doesn’t sound all that difficult, car detailing like a professional is an art....
Gloves for mechanics

The Best Disposable Gloves for Car Mechanics

Whether you’re working professionally as a mechanic, or just enjoy trying out modifications and repairs on your own car, you’re probably only too familiar with how messy things can get.While you might not mind a bit of grease or oil on your hands here and there, wearing gloves when working on your car...
car photography

10 Tips For Perfect Car Photography

You’re a massive petrolhead, you watch countless car-related YouTube videos and used to watch Top Gear religiously. Your car is your pride and joy and when you can be bothered you give it a damn good wash. You frequent car forums and love the idea of having a daily driver and then something a bit less sensible...
Personalised reg plate

Get an Awesome Number Plate for Your New Car

If you have just bought the car of your dreams, or at least one you really like, then you might want to consider adding a customised registration plate. There’s nothing wrong with a bog-standard number plate of course, but they do give the age of your car away and they don't add the special cache to your...
Upgrade Your Car Key - Prevent Signal Relaying and Protect Against Car Theft

Signal Relaying And How To Prevent It

Car Thefts On The Rise due to Signal Relaying but you can Prevent It with a Vanacci KeyBlockBack in the day, you used a steering wheel lock, wheel clamp or relied on your driveway gate or folding security post to keep your car safe when you left it, and granted, many of these are still...
TomTom GO 5100

TomTom GO 5100 Review

A few years ago the future of the Sat Nav industry was in doubt and many people were questioning whether there was still a need for such devices. Today many car makers offer models with built-in navigation systems and the smartphone explosion means that almost everyone now has Sat Nav capability in their pocket. Market leaders Tom Tom have...
baby jogger city mini

The Best Pushchairs for a Small Car

When it comes to pushchairs, size matters. First-time pushchair buyers could be forgiven for assuming that they are all pretty much the same but nothing could be further from the truth and great care needs to be taken to ensure that the new pushchair is a perfect fit for the proposed occupant, or occupants, the pushers and not forgetting...
Sir Gerald Nabarro

The UK’s Most Infamous Number Plate Collector?

Today the “personalised plate” business is booming as more and more drivers choose to add a little of their own personality to their chariot of choice, but it was not always this way. In the not too distant past, the acquisition of a private number plate was strictly reserved for the rich and famous and few ordinary people could...

Top 10 Items for Your Garage this Summer

There is no feeling quite like working on your car with the garage door wide open in the middle of summer. This can be hard work, but also extremely rewarding and enjoyable. With summer fast approaching, now is the time to make sure that your garage is properly stocked for you to carry out a range of automobile repair...
philips adr810 review

Philips ADR810 Review

In recent years, there has been a surge in the use of on-board cameras by road users. Cyclists and motorcyclists were the first to recognise the benefits of having recorded video footage but motorists were soon to follow and it is estimated that there are currently over 2 million “dash cams” in use in the UK with the number...

Private Number Plates Guide

The new 16 plate has arrived, which means now is the perfect time to look for a new car and acquire one of the top contending number plates. To welcome the new registration into the UK, here is an infographic with some surprising discoveries about registration plates.The new plate change only happens twice a year but it brings a wave of...

Benefits of a car dashboard cam

In this blog we introduce you to the benefits of owning a dash cam. A dashboard camera, or car camera is a device that is fixed on the wind shield or dashboard. Hit and runs are very common and insurance companies specialise in denying claims. Since your insurance won’t pay unless the offender is found and brought to justice, you’ll...
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Car Customisations

For most of us the choice of exterior and interior colour is about the only way we personalise our cars. This is a bit odd given that fashion and style choices pervade almost all of our other accessory choices – just think about all the different designs of watch you can buy, mobile phone covers, hair styles and clothes....

The World’s Most Expensive Number Plates

Take a look at the World's Most expensive private number plates..
Van Monster

Enhance Customer Experience With Tracking Systems

There are many demonstrable benefits to using a satellite-based asset tracking system with your vehicle fleet, not least among which are the many cost savings. Vehicle tracking makes for lower fuel consumption due to more efficient route-finding, lower insurance premiums, less chance of being hit by traffic fines and charges and a reduction in costly admin – which all...

Why you should invest in Winter tyres

Many drivers don't think they need winter tyres. In fact, in a lot of cases they will never even have considered the possibility.Don't be tempted to think that winter tyres are only necessary if your area suffers from heavy snowfall. There are very good reasons why winter tyres are important, and we've outlined the main advantages for your consideration.Road...

A to Z of 21st Century Cars Book Review

Do you want a complete and comprehensive guide to almost every single car release of the 21st century? If you answered yes, then the A to Z of 21st Century Cars by Tony Lewin is the book for you. Actually come to think of it, even if you answered no to that question this book could still be for...