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Car Maintenance Tips & Advice from Foster & Heanes

This summer there’s going to be a big change on petrol forecourts. From September 2021, E10 petrol will be introduced across the UK.

The current E5 petrol is going to be replaced with E10 fuel, which contains more renewable ethanol. This change will not affect diesels, it only applies to standard (95 octane) petrol.

Having worked in the motor trade for over 40 years, we have heard many stories about people being ripped off by garages and dodgy mechanics.

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.