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Jennings Ford Direct Car Guides - Car Maintenance

At Jennings Ford Direct buying your car is just the start of our mission to offer you expert assistance and help to ensure that your ownership is an enjoyable experience.

Covering topics that are frequently asked by our customers, we have produced a number of guides looking that cover car maintenance. Subjects include explaining which service your Ford requires, the different service options and preparing your car for winter driving conditions.

Tips for checking and test driving a Used Car

Posted on: 29 October 2018

Tips for checking and test driving a Used Car

When buying a car privately it can be overwhelming to know what to look for, so we have come up with a few tips for you to follow to ensure you don’t invest your hard-earned cash in a faulty car!

Buying a New Car Checklist!

Posted on: 25 September 2018

Buying a New Car Checklist!

Before buying a new car there are a lot of points that need to be covered and considered. When it comes to using the vehicle, you have to be realistic in what you’re looking for. If the vehicle is going to be doing a lot of miles or long-distance driving is petrol or diesel preferred do you need a high specification if comfort is key for longer journeys?

How Long Does Collision Repair Take

Posted on: 10 May 2018

How Long Does Collision Repair Take

The last thing anyone wants is to get into a car accident that subsequently requires collision repair. Collision repair is a costly and time-consuming thing that most of us just do not have any interest in. As for the amount of time it takes, that really depends on the situation. Garages do their best to give an accurate time estimate, but the actual time it takes could be longer.

Must a Dealer Repair My Car to Maintain Its Warranty?

Posted on: 25 April 2018

Must a Dealer Repair My Car to Maintain Its Warranty?

Car repairs and manufacturer warranties are still a source of confusion among drivers despite legislation that has been around for 15 years. People frequently ask if they are required to have their cars repaired by main dealers in order to maintain their warranties. In a word, no. But car repairs still need to be made according to specific rules.

How Do I Replace My Headlamps?

Posted on: 11 April 2018

How Do I Replace My Headlamps?

Headlamp replacement has long been one of the easiest DIY repairs to do on a car. As long as your car has halogen headlamps, you can probably change them out in a matter of minutes with few or no tools required. This post will explain how. But first, understand that there is a difference between halogen and xenon headlamps.

How to Know When Car Repairs Aren't Worth It

Posted on: 26 March 2018

How to Know When Car Repairs Aren't Worth It

You are driving an older car that just barely passed its last two MOTs. Now you are looking at potentially major repairs complements of a strange noise coming from your engine. Is it worth repairing your car this time, or should you scrap it and get something new?

How is a Diesel Particulate Filter Cleaned?

Posted on: 12 March 2018

How is a Diesel Particulate Filter Cleaned?

New MOT standards set to take effect later this year have some diesel car owners worried that their vehicles will not pass the next inspection. Their concerns are legitimate, given how fussy the law is about the diesel particulate filter (DPF). In recent months we have been asked a lot of questions about the DPF – including whether it can be cleaned or not.

Can a Cracked Windscreen be Repaired

Posted on: 05 March 2018

Can a Cracked Windscreen be Repaired

Weather and road conditions in the UK combine to create a lot of cracked windscreens. There is really not a whole lot that can be done to solve the problem short of not driving. So the question is, can a cracked windscreen be repaired? Sometimes it can, other times it cannot. It all depends on the extent of the damage.

How to Extend the Life of Your Car

Posted on: 12 January 2018

How to Extend the Life of Your Car

While there are some people who like to swap their cars for something new and more technologically advanced every two or three years, there are others who are happy to hang on to their pride and joy for as long as they can.

Top tips to legally defrost your car

Posted on: 29 November 2017

Top tips to legally defrost your car

With the cold and frosty mornings here, the annoying task of defrosting your windscreen is added to your morning rush. To save time it may be tempting to turn on the ignition and pop back into the house. Jennings For Direct takes a look at the law when it comes to defrosting your car.