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Car Maintenance Tips & Advice from Foster & Heanes

Most cars operate a red, amber, green system when it comes to dashboard lights. It’s a simple approach that motorists easily understand – and you ignore these warning symbols at your peril.

Let’s take a look at the common warning signals you may encounter.

At this time of year, misty windows are a frequent problem. This is because water vapour in the atmosphere condenses on cold glass.

It’s important to allow enough time to clear your vehicle’s windows completely before you drive off. It’s a legal requirement to see out of every window of your car and have a clear view of the road before driving.

If misting returns while you’re driving, you should pull over when safe and ensure the windows are clear before driving on.

Here are some tips to help you get moving safely, faster.

Driving in hot weather can be made extremely uncomfortable if your car’s air con system stops working.

There could be many reasons for the problem, though often it’s a case of the refrigerant gas needing to be recharged. Fortunately, this is a quick and easy job.


We are living in crucial times right now. The coronavirus pandemic is gripping the nation and the strict social distancing lockdown has resulted in many of us having to stay at home, virtually all the time.