Oils and Fluids

Your Guide to Servicing: Filters


  1. Posted on November 29th, 2013 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. An essential part of car servicing is routine replacement of filters but, because they are often neglected, Rob Marshall reveals what they are and why periodic replacement is so important. Keeping the various fluids and fuels clean is essential to prolonging your car’s life and enhancing its reliability. Unfortunately, the ‘out of sight, out of […]

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Your Guide to Servicing: Choosing Car Engine Oil


  1. Posted on November 29th, 2013 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. With choice at the motor factors being so utterly bewildering, Rob Marshall advises on the importance of buying the correct engine lubricant. WHAT DOES ENGINE OIL DO? Ultimately, motor oil separates your engine from a very large repair bill. Without lubrication, an engine will run for less than a few minutes, before being severely damaged, […]

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Why ‘Max’ is not always right


  1. Posted on July 29th, 2013 by Rob Marshall
  2. At least several times a year, various oil companies remind drivers to check their vehicles’ oil levels more often. While a cynical onlooker might conclude that their aim is to sell overpriced one-litre top-up bottles, the advice is still sound. The most recent survey, conducted on behalf of Mobil One, revealed that not only are […]

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