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Helpful Advice

Pay attention to warning lights!

  Foxed by the warning lights that flash up on your dashboard? Wonder what they really mean? We’ve put together a comprehensive guide to tell us exactly what those graphic symbols actually mean, and the action you need to take if or when you see them.   Oil pressure warning light This light should illuminate […]

Engine Management Light

The engine warning light, or malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) on some vehicles may be red in colour and will illuminate when the ignition is turned on and should extinguish once the engine has started. If once the engine has started the engine warning light remains illuminated, it will suggest a problem with the engine. If […]

Diesel Particulate Filters (DPF)

DPF Partially Blocked? As with any filter (think of the bag in your vacuum cleaner) they have to be emptied regularly to maintain performance. For a DPF this process is called ‘regeneration’ – the accumulated soot is burnt off at high temperature to leave only a tiny ash residue. Regeneration may be either passive or […]

Block Exemption Rule

In October 2002 European Union legislation affecting the motor trade came into force. Its full title is ’Block Exemption Regulations 1400/2002‘ (in short ’BER‘). This legislation changes the way cars may be serviced and repaired and gives motorists a lot more freedom in their decision as to who should look after their cars. Before BER, […]