Quick and easy parts

Are you in need of a replacement part for your vehicle?

Perhaps your car has recently failed its MOT and you’ve been told that you need some work doing to it?

Well before you hand over any cash, or agree to any work being done, it’s worth looking online to find out where you can get the part you need. And thanks to sites with broad supplier networks it is now easier than ever to be sure that you’re getting the best deal you can.

For example, say you need the clutch replaced on your Citroen C3. At a site such as BuyYourCarParts.co.uk or AutoOnline.co.uk you simply fill in the respective form with this information and let them do the rest.

Typically, parts sites will have a network of around 250 brokers which are located all over the country. Your information is sent off to these suppliers, and the ones who have the part you need in stock will reply to you via email with a quote – and this usually happens within a short space of time, as little as 10 to 15 minutes.

All that’s left for you to do is compare the quotes you receive and choose the deal which is right for you. The process is quick and efficient, and ensures you pay the cheapest price.

BMW to go down the Apple Genius route

In this day and age servicing your car regularly is not the only way to ensure that your vehicle is operating to the best of its ability, something that BMW are addressing with their new “Genius” system.

The capabilities of our cars are ever growing and are desire for our cars to be more than something that gets us from A to B means that the technology featured in the cabin is becoming ever more advanced.

These are all things that we like to hear, though there is one problem, half of us haven’t got a clue how to optimise this new technology. I was massively impressed with myself when I managed to hook my iPhone up to my 2004 second hand Honda Civic, but my tech-savvy son came along and demonstrated how I had only scratched the surface, and there is plenty to do in order to get the most out of your vehicle, in all respects.

BMW are putting into place an initiative which should help the layman get to grips with the technology which is at his disposal; “BMW Genius Everywhere”. This scheme is very similar to that used by Apple, who have tech-experts on the shop floor to answer any questions that a customer may want answering. They will not be the sales-people, but purely there for their knowledge, should you wish to buy, they will then direct you to a member of the sales team.

Unfortunately there isn’t a similar system with Honda, so I shall just have to settle for playing my iPhone through the CD player

STP Engine Treatment

STP MPMT rezervoar

STP have launched a new fuel and engine treatment which should see your cars efficiency improved significantly by keeping your engine and other parts at their best. The Product is called MPMT, which stands for Multi-Purpose Motor Treatment, and it very much is ‘Multi-Purpose’: It can be used on farm equipment, powered garden tools, boats and chain saws as well as cars, vans, trucks and motorbikes.

The MPMT will work wonders, after only applying it once, emissions will be cut, your engine will be protected and your fuel delivery system will be cleaned which will help in terms of efficiency. All in all, applying this treatment should help your car last for much longer, and do not be discouraged if you have an old or second hand car, for it is never too late to see the benefits.

Not only will it save you money by boosting your vehicles efficiency, but it may also help cut your service costs, as your engine will be in good condition, for longer.