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Common Clutch Faults and What They Mean

For most cars, the clutch is one of the most essential elements. If it has broken, or started to deteriorate, it can have wide-reaching implications for your entire vehicle- so you need to fix it fast. There are several faults that can be caused when it comes to clutches and this article will outline some… Continue Reading »

What is Limp Mode and What Do You Need to Do About It?

When we encounter an issue with our car, we often fear the worst.  If we’re unable to tell what the problem is, it can also be a frightening experience. Particularly if the vehicle won’t pick up speed or change gear.  If your car begins behaving this way, it is likely that limp mode is the… Continue Reading »

What Motorists Need to Know During the Coronavirus Pandemic

The Coronavirus outbreak has made the world question a number of things that we otherwise wouldn’t have given a second thought, in particular, we’ve heard a lot of noise regarding ‘what do motorists need to know during COVID? This month, Oak Services will be clearing up this grey area, to ensure us motorists know what… Continue Reading »

What Maintenance Does An Electric Car Need

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Electric vehicles boast fewer moving parts than fuel-powered alternatives. Combined with periodic, wireless software updates, the lack of oil and mechanical components means that electric vehicles like the Tesla Model 3 and Models S can travel long distances without needing much maintenance. Vehicle servicing companies have expanded their knowledge and skillset to accommodate electric vehicles.… Continue Reading »

What to Do if Your Car Overheats

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If you notice steam drifting from under your bonnet or an unusual smell coming from your car, your vehicle might be overheating. Don’t panic. Act safely and responsibly by following our tips. Why is my car overheating? There are several reasons why a car might overheat. In most cases, there is usually something wrong with… Continue Reading »

Tips to Reduce Back Pain When Driving

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Back pain is the single biggest cause of disability in the UK, according to the NHS. One of the largest contributors to back pain is driving. Between 30-60% of motorists report back pain that is either caused or exacerbated by driving. There are many ways to relieve back pain from driving. Read this article to… Continue Reading »

The Benefits of Using an Independent Car Garage Over a Dealership

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Is your vehicle suffering from a fault? Do you want professional vehicle servicing at a cheaper price? By visiting a local independent garage instead of a dealership, you can receive top-quality service from trained mechanics — and all at a fraction of the cost. 70% of drivers said they preferred visiting a local mechanic instead… Continue Reading »

Why Are My Car Brakes Squeaking?

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Squeaky car brakes may indicate a fault in your braking system. It’s important to recognise when unconventional noises are perfectly normal or when they’re a cause for concern. This article will detail why braking systems make unusual noises and how the problem can be fixed. What causes car brakes to squeak? Worn brake pad material… Continue Reading »

How to Identify a Slow Puncture?

stack of black car tyres with slow punctures

Most of us could instantly recognise if our tyre gains a puncture; the tyre instantly deflates, the pressure is rapidly lost and the quality of driving declines. A slow puncture, however, may not exhibit these problems immediately, but could still be compromising your vehicle significantly. In this article, we’re going to discuss what a slow… Continue Reading »

Engine Coolant: A Comprehensive Guide

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Amongst the many containers, dipsticks and liquids found in the bonnet of your car will be the engine coolant. Though we all know to keep this liquid filled between the min and max lines, many people remain unaware of exactly what coolant is and what function it provides. Coolant is actually extremely important to the… Continue Reading »