As Temperatures Drop, Check Tyre Pressure More Often
For every 10 degree drop in temperature, tyre pressure decreases by 1 to 2 PSI.
You may notice when the weather turns colder, the tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS) light on your dashboard lights up more frequently.
Diesel Particulate Filters (DPF)
Diesel Particulate Filters (DPF)!!! Many diesel cars on the roads these days will have been fitted with a DPF in the exhaust to help with emission standards. The collection of soot is burnt off at a high temperature to leave only a tiny ash residue and as with any filter they have to be emptied regularly to maintain performance by a process called Regeneration. Regeneration takes place automatically on Motorways or fast A road runs when the exhaust temp is high or when the soot loading in the filter reaches a set limit and the vehicle will initiate Regeneration.
The problem is that if you only use your car for short journeys regeneration may become incomplete.
So if you’re thinking of changing your car to one that has a DPF and you will only be using it for town based short stop/start journeys it might be wise to do your homework on DPF’S.
We see many cars come to us now with DPF problems and if caught early enough it can be economical to repair however if the problem is not dealt with quickly a new DPF can be very expensive.
Did you know you can check your MOT date, history and even when your Tax is due online?
Just log on to https://www.gov.uk/check-mot-status and type the registration and make of car into the search fields.
Need help with your car? Motech Autocentres Newbury offer servicing and repairs on all makes and models. Call 01635 580084 to book or visit www.motech.co for more info!