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Expert advice: why cold weather plays havoc with car suspension springs

You probably don’t imagine cold weather and car suspension failures go hand in hand, but they do. During December, Green Flag witnessed nearly six times as many call outs for front suspension problems as in November. The number from December 2017 was up by nearly a quarter (24 per cent) compared to the same time […]

Expert advice: should I choose synthetic or semi-synthetic oil for my car?

Back in the day, oil was oil. It came out of the ground and as long as it was the right viscosity for the engine, we’d trust it to do the job. Now there are effectively three kinds of oil: mineral, synthetic and semi-synthetic. And I’m frequently asked: “Should I use synthetic oil for my […]

Expert advice: why fuel flooding is a problem for drivers

How do you start your car in the morning? Many of us have the same routine. And for some drivers, that could be the cause of a potentially inconvenient breakdown. I love cars but my job as vehicle and customer data insight manager is all about figures and statistics. It involves analysing numbers and seeing […]

Expert advice: drivers rely too much on TPMS tyre pressure monitoring

If your car is registered after 2012, it will probably be fitted with a Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS). But I have concerns that drivers are relying too much on the technology and not performing regular tyre checks themselves. My fears are that drivers could be putting themselves in danger by thinking TPMS is doing […]

Expert advice: Dos and don’ts for stopping on motorway hard shoulders

A motorway hard shoulder is a dangerous place to spend time. Recent figures released by the Highways Agency revealed that between 2011 and 2016 there were 403 collisions on Britain’s motorway hard shoulders. Over that five-year period there were hundreds of injuries and, sadly, 38 deaths. All our technicians receive comprehensive training on what to […]