Miscellaneous

Cheap car cleaning that costs you dear


  1. Posted on June 24th, 2015 by Rob Marshall
  2. We all love a bargain but does your nearest supermarket car park, mobile car wash attendant, or your local cleaning outfit that has sprung-up outside a redundant petrol station forecourt, really know how to clean your car properly and safely? Of course, most of us do not ask questions past the price and most of […]

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Not all automatic gearboxes are equal


  1. Posted on December 16th, 2013 by Rob Marshall
  2. More and more GEM members are seeking advice on the latest generation of automatic transmissions, whether it is purchasing guidance, or help, after an expensive mechanical breakdown. Confusion, it seems, is rife. Recently, carmakers have made successful progress in developing a new range of automatic gearboxes that sap neither fuel nor power. In truth, these […]

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Car Paint Scratch Repair


  1. Posted on December 2nd, 2013 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. The appearance of scratches on an otherwise well-maintained car can be infuriating but Rob Marshall explains how to both prevent and cure those irritating blemishes. SCRATCH PREVENTION You can prevent your paintwork becoming damaged – and being presented with a scratch repair bill – during everyday use by taking a few simple steps. Wash your […]

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Service a car efficiently and safely


  1. Posted on November 29th, 2013 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. Regular maintenance is essential to ensure that your vehicle remains in safe condition and Rob Marshall explains the fundamentals of car servicing and what should feature on your service checklist. YOUR SERVICE CHECKLIST A service checklist will allow you to assess what your car needs. A service checklist is often provided within the vehicle’s servicing […]

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Winter Car Checklist


  1. Posted on November 29th, 2013 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. While extra care needs to be taken on wintry roads, when driving, Rob Marshall recommends that a winter check, performed regularly on your car, will also pay dividends. While cold and damp conditions put your car under extra stress, several straightforward winter checks, most of which can be performed on a domestic driveway, will not […]

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Off-road Car and Caravan Storage


  1. Posted on November 29th, 2013 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. A vehicle can deteriorate rapidly, should it not be stored correctly. Rob Marshall guides you on what actions to contemplate to reduce some of the issues. Regardless of how long and where you plan to store your car or caravan, treat its body to a thorough wash. Hose beneath the wheel-arches and underside, to prevent […]

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Pre-MoT Test Home Checks


  1. Posted on November 29th, 2013 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. Receiving an MoT failure certificate can be an irritating and expensive inconvenience but Rob Marshall advises that a few easy home checks will reduce the risk. Follow these straightforward DIY home checks to reduce the chance of an MoT Test failure. Intended to eradicate the increasing number of dilapidated jalopies from UK roads, the Ministry […]

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AUTOGLYM SUPER RESIN POLISH


  1. Posted on June 21st, 2012 by Rob Marshall
  2. There can be few auto accessory brands that are as respected as Autoglym is. The company’s range of car-care products are renowned but, for me, there is one product that has been overtaken by its competitors and has not lived up to its repute in recent years. I refer to the company’s mainstay product, Super […]

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Air conditioning wake up call


  1. Posted on May 13th, 2011 by Rob Marshall
  2. This is one of the busiest times for air conditioning repairers, as motorists find themselves sweltering in their cars, during the first warm spell of the year. Unfortunately, repairing air conditioning faults are rarely straightforward. The main cause of the system failing is a lack of use. Many people believe that air conditioning is suitable […]

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