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Expert advice: how to know when your brake pads need replacing

Braking and brake pads are vitally important when it comes to road safety. We’re frequently so consumed with how fast cars can go or the economy they return that we forget how important stopping is. And anyone who’s had any kind of brake failure will testify to what a terrifying experience it can be. But […]

Expert advice: how to replace a car’s battery

We usually think that cold weather takes its toll on car batteries and causes them to fail. But it’s frequently hot weather that does the damage. Heat dries batteries out, causing them to lose their charge more quickly. Then when temperatures fall, oil thickens up, it takes more current to turn an engine over to […]

Expert advice: what an engine warning light means and what to do

This March we saw a significant increase in the number of customers ringing us with their engine warning light on. These faults were up by more than a third (39.3 per cent) compared with February. Warning lights can be worrying and frustrating in equal measure. They’re a worry because they indicate trouble. And when things […]

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 […]