How to resolve handbrake problems

The handbrake is an important part of a vehicle as it secures it when you have parked. Sometimes because of normal wear and tear, you can have problems with it and it is recommended that you get it fixed as soon as possible. How is handbrake adjustment done If you want to adjust the handbrake cable, you will need to disconnect the handbrake cable, unbolt the calliper from its guide pins and firmly force the pisto...

gices - 17 May 2007
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Cheap car insurance for young new drivers

So you've just got your full driving license and you are excited knowing that you'd now be able to drive the car which you've barely managed to buy. Well don't get your hopes up too soon because the moment you start looking for young drivers' car insurance, you'll start pulling all the hairs on your head off. Why? Because as you've probably found out, premiums for new drivers are ridiculously high! You are looking at...

gices - 29 Apr 2007
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How to become a driving instructor

You will need to undergo driving instructor training if you want to become an Approved Driving Instructor (ADI) and teach other people the skills to drive. If you are not a registered ADI, it is illegal to charge money for driving lessons. So if you want a job as a driving instructor to either be self-employed or work for a driving school, it is in your best interest to join a specialist training centre, which runs t...

gices - 15 Mar 2007
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Ministry of Transport (MOT) test

MOT stands for Ministry Of Transport and an MOT test is required to determine whether your vehicle meets the minimum road safety and environmental standards, so in other words whether it is roadworthy or not. However you should be aware that the MOT does not guarantee that your vehicle does not have any other problems because only basics checks are done and you are therefore encouraged to have a proper servicing done...

gices - 03 Mar 2007
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Show Me Tell Me Questions for the Driving Test

Before you start your practical driving test, your driving examiner will ask you two questions to test your knowledge of the car that you are about to drive. These questions are called the “show-me tell-me” questions and each wrong answer will result in a minor driving fault. There are 19 questions for you to know and it is recommended that you familiarise yourself well with them to give a good first impression. B...

gices - 03 Mar 2007
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Test and repair car clutch

The car clutch is something that you use extensively while driving. So you need to make sure that it is in good working condition. Although the clutch normally lasts for an average of 5 years, the actual lifetime of your car’s clutch really depends on the way you drive and the journeys you make. Using your clutch to move the car from a stationary position wears it out more. Therefore driving in the city where you wil...

gices - 15 Feb 2007
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Graduate and student car loan

Whether you are a fresh graduate or a college student, chances are that you will have to apply for a car loan if you’re looking to buy your own car. You don’t need to get a very expensive car but what you need is a car which is going to be reliable and not break down when you need it most. With a few thousand pounds, you will be able to afford a used car which is a couple of years old or even a new one, if you spend ...

gices - 14 Feb 2007
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Checking and maintaining engine oil

It is important to check the engine oil in your vehicle frequently to monitor its level. This will prevent the engine from being damaged as the oil acts as a lubricant which also cleans and cools the engine. Doing this little exercise is a good way to maintain your car and will make the engine lasts longer and run smoothly and save you from having to pay the expensive fees of repairing or buying a new engine. How to...

gices - 28 Jan 2007
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What is considered a minor fault during the practical driving test?

As a learner, you are allowed upto 15 minor driving faults. If you make 16 or more minor faults during your practical driving test, then you will fail. Sometimes minor driving faults can turn into serious driving faults if other road users are affected but that depends on the prevailing conditions at the time of the test. On the other hand, dangerous driving faults will only be marked down if either the driving e...

gices - 14 Jan 2007
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