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21/04/2020 News

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If you want to perform a home service on your car, saving money on maintenance while you learn a new hobby, then check out the range of helpful how-to guides below. Each is designed to help you easily and safely conduct a range of repair and maintenance tasks, as well as better understand the lubricants and fluids used in your vehicle.  

As with any DIY, if you don’t feel safe or confident servicing your car, contact a trained professional to guarantee a good job. 

General car servicing guides 

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How to service your car  

Check, top up and change your engine oil, coolant, gear oil and AdBlue; change your air filter, spark plugs and gear oil filter; maintain your car battery; and perform a tyre maintenance check in our simple and straightforward guide to how to service your car at home. 

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How to store a car for 1-3 months 

If you are not planning on driving your car for a while, be sure to store it properly and safely with our guide to storing a car for one month, three months, storing classic cars, and car battery storage. 

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Symptoms and solutions for engine corrosion and rust 

Avoid engine corrosion and rust with our guide to identifying the problems early and the solutions you can take to remedy them, ensuring components continue to work their best. 

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Car oil servicing guides 

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How to check and change your motor oil  

In this guide, learn how to check, top up and change your car’s engine oil safely with simple-to-follow instructions. 

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What happens if you put too much oil in your car? 

If you want to know what happens when a car has too much oil, or you think you might have overfilled, follow the straightforward instructions in our guide. 

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The ultimate guide to car oil  

Get answers to a wide range of car oil-related questions in our ultimate guide to car oil, including what car oil is, its types, what oil your car needs and why your oil light might be on. 

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What are the differences between synthetic oil and mineral oil?  

Nearly every car’s motor oil is a synthetic, semi-synthetic or mineral oil, but what do these mean? In our guide, learn about the types of motor oil, their features and differences. 

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Motor oil viscosity grades explained

Learn about motor oil viscosity grades, including what they are, what they mean, and the differences between them. 

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How do oil additives work?

Most semi-synthetic and synthetic engine oils feature oil additives, but what are they and what roles do they perform in engines? 

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Understanding motor oil standards

There are a range of oil standards used around the world, each key to keeping oils consistently high quality. Learn what oil standards are and how they differ to one another. 

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Antifreeze and coolant servicing guides 

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How to top up low engine coolant 

Find out why your car’s coolant level might be low and get instructions on how to top up your engine coolant. 

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The ultimate guide to coolant and antifreeze 

The ultimate guide to coolant and antifreeze answers all your questions about these important products, including what they are, their types, whether you can put water in coolant, and common coolant problems you might encounter. 

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Is coolant the same as antifreeze? 

Unsure of the differences between coolant and antifreeze? View our guide to find out, plus learn about whether you can mix different types of coolants. 

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Gear oil servicing guides 

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When and how to check and change your gear oil and filter 

 

In this guide, find out when you need to change your gear oil, how to check it, change it, and then change the gear oil filter, safely and effectively at home. 

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The differences between gear oil grades 

Learn about what gear oil grades and base grades are, including SAE and ISO grades, and whether higher or lower viscosity gear oils are better for your gearbox. 

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AdBlue servicing guides  

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How to check, refill and remove AdBlue 

Let your diesel car’s selective catalytic reduction system continue to function effectively with our handy guide to checking, refilling and removing AdBlue from your car. 

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How to solve problems with AdBlue 

In this guide, learn how to rectify a range of AdBlue issues, such as what to do if you put it in your fuel tank, how to clean spillages and what to do if you unexpectedly run out. 

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The ultimate guide to AdBlue 

Find out more about AdBlue topics in our ultimate guide, including what it is, what it’s made of, how it works, how long it lasts and more. 

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Find out which lubricants and fluids are the best for your car with Lub Advisor or get in touch with our experts if you have any questions about our wide range of motoring products.