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Learn the difference between the 7 and 13 pin connector

What is the Difference Between 7 and 13 Pin Connectors?

15 June 2015, 12:26

Trailer connectors are used to link the electrical systems of the vehicle to those of the trailer or caravan. This is how the trailer or caravan can display the corresponding lights if you use the indicators, turn on the tail lights, use the brakes or fog lights. This is extremely important for the safety of your driving whilst towing.

If those behind you cannot see the signals you are giving them, this could, in extreme circumstances, lead to serious accidents. It is therefore important to make sure that you have the right fittings and connectors before you set off on a journey with a trailer or a caravan in tow.

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Learn what the oil filter does

What is an Oil Filter and What Does it Do?

29 April 2015, 15:37

An oil filter pretty much does what it says on the tin: it is the part of your car’s engine which filters the oil. It is a device which is typically about the size of a tin of baked beans which is absolutely crucial to the smooth running of your engine.

The filter’s job is to remove all impurities or contaminating bodies from your engine oil. If little specks of hard substances get into the oil stream then they can rub up and down against vital pieces of machinery and can wear them out much faster. If one of these specks of dirt or tiny chips of stone, for example, is big enough, it can get lodged in part of your engine and stop a piston from moving or a valve from closing. This could have serious consequences...

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Learn what the oil does for your car

This is How the Oil Works

29 April 2015, 14:54

The basic function of motor oil is to lubricate the moving components of the engine. Proper lubrication allows all of the different engine parts to move past each other without generating too much friction. If friction were allowed to build up then it would slow down the running of the engine dramatically. It would also generate a lot of heat which could cause a significant amount of damage to vital engine components.

The motor oil works with the antifreeze in the radiator of your car to ensure that the engine does not overheat. By reducing the amount of friction generated by moving parts, the heat is spread out throughout the engine as a whole, r...

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Wheel alignment is also known as tracking or braking

What is Wheel Alignment?

21 April 2015, 09:47

Wheel alignment is also known as tracking or braking and it is the process carried out to ensure that a vehicle’s wheels are fixed into their optimum position according to their manufacturer’s specifications.

This process is provided to ensure that the tread on each wheel wears down at the same rate as the other wheels. In addition to this beneficial quick-fix, wheel alignment also improves fuel consumption as a result of reduced rolling resistance caused by unevenly worn down tyres.

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Learn what the Tyre Pressure Monitoring System does

What is a Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)?

21 April 2015, 09:45

To counter the rates of traffic accident occurrences, the leading tyre manufacturers carried out a vital piece of research that founded the Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS). The results from their study purported that up to 90% of all vehicles on the roads of Britain did not have the correct tyre pressure levels in their tyres. This lack of pressure can cause the tyres to wear down faster, increase the amount of fuel consumed and lead to traffic accidents.

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