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Car Maintenance Tips & Advice from Foster & Heanes

The majority of cars nowadays are sold without a full-size spare wheel. Instead, they may be fitted with a ‘space saver’ wheel, which is a smaller version of your car’s wheel and tyre or a tyre inflator kit to enable you to continue driving to the nearest garage to get a replacement tyre.

Many drivers turn off their air-con over the winter months. However, there are many good reasons for keeping your car’s air-con switched on.

It’s all in the noise!

Roaring, chugging, hissing or rattling, the type of sounds your exhaust makes will give you a clue as to the problem. And given that your exhaust system plays a vital role in ensuring your vehicle runs smoothly, it’s worth taking note if you do hear something coming from the underside of your car.

Let’s take a look at what the different sounds mean as this will help you to identify problems if they occur.

 

Driving conditions can occasionally cause brakes to make odd noises with temperature and humidity having an impact along with how hard you break.

If the noise is brief and infrequent, then there’s probably nothing to worry about. But if it’s more persistent, then you should get it checked out. Here are a few reasons your brakes may be making a squealing sound.

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