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What Is A Car Alternator?

An alternator is a generator of electrical power which works alongside the battery. The alternator alerts when the car is in motion and uses the car’s mechanical energy to create electrical power for the car systems. The alternator is around the size of a pint glass and has vents around the main body of the… Continue Reading »

Different Types Of Car Servicing

car servicing types

Although a car service is not a legal requirement, it is highly recommended by many car manufacturers to save money. By servicing your car, problems are likely to be caught early on when they are cheaper to fix, giving your car a better resale value and a longer life. Servicing your car also maintains the… Continue Reading »

The Best British-Made Cars You Can Buy

best British cars to buy

Britain is renowned for its history of car manufacturing, having made claim to many successful car brands over the years. Although in recent years fewer cars are being produced in the UK, British-manufactured cars still rank highly among the international market. Here are the best British cars you can buy right now – and why… Continue Reading »

How Could Brexit Affect Local Car Garages

There’s been much talk over the past two years about how Brexit will impact the political landscape of the UK, but little has been covered about the impact on many of the tens of thousands of small, local businesses that operate throughout our neighbourhoods. Many of these businesses are already struggling to stay afloat in… Continue Reading »

Winter Checks For Your Car

winter checks for your car

Every year, the rate of accidents on UK roads rises in winter. This is because the cold temperatures, icy conditions and early darkness create extra hazards that aren’t as prevalent in the warmer months. This article is going to give you some tips for staying safe when driving this winter.   How To Prepare Your… Continue Reading »

Which UK Counties Are The Most Dangerous To Drive In?

which uk counties are the most dangerous for drivers

Great Britain achieved the fourth lowest rate of road deaths per million inhabitants out of the 32 European countries recorded last year. However, with 24,831 serious road-related injuries and 170,993 road-related casualties of all severities in the UK last year alone, it is clear that road safety — whether that be through road improvements, driving… Continue Reading »

Which Car Brand is the Most Reliable?

which car brand is best

With so many different car models on the market for each brand, it can often be difficult to judge – and compare – car brands as a whole. ‘What Car?’, however, a trusted car review site, has orchestrated a comprehensive survey with 18,284 respondents giving feedback on reliability across 159 models and 31 brands of… Continue Reading »

What To Do When Your Car Breaks Down On A Motorway

What to Do if you break down on the motorway

Breaking down on a motorway can be a frightening experience, and it can be easy to work yourself into a panic. The most important thing to remember is to stay calm. The team at Oaks Services LTD are dedicated to ensuring the safety of all road users, and we’ve created this guide to help you… Continue Reading »

How To Prepare Your Car For Summer

How to prepare your car for the heat

The UK must get ready for scorching hot summers in the future and part of the preparations should involve how we prepare our vehicles for the heat. UV radiation, evaporation of fluids and stuffy cabins are just some of the side effects of sunshine that need to be dealt with swiftly. In this article, Oaks… Continue Reading »

How To Tell If You Need A New Clutch

4 signs that you need a new clutch

Modern vehicles are highly reliable and if cared for, they will last for years at a time with little or no additional maintenance. Unfortunately, the chances are nonetheless high that you could encounter problems from time to time. One common issue involves the mechanical failure of a clutch. In order to avoid causing even more… Continue Reading »