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Car Maintenance Tips & Advice from Foster & Heanes

It’s all in the noise!

Roaring, chugging, hissing or rattling, the type of sounds your exhaust makes will give you a clue as to the problem. And given that your exhaust system plays a vital role in ensuring your vehicle runs smoothly, it’s worth taking note if you do hear something coming from the underside of your car.

Let’s take a look at what the different sounds mean as this will help you to identify problems if they occur.


Driving conditions can occasionally cause brakes to make odd noises with temperature and humidity having an impact along with how hard you break.

If the noise is brief and infrequent, then there’s probably nothing to worry about. But if it’s more persistent, then you should get it checked out. Here are a few reasons your brakes may be making a squealing sound.

It’s no fun finding yourself stranded by the side of the road in winter because your car’s broken down.

In this weather, it’s something we’d all rather avoid, so here are some top tips to help you keep your vehicle in good working order over the colder months.

As winter approaches and the weather changes, there are more potential hazards for motorists such as wetter roads and fallen leaves making surfaces slippery.

It’s always essential to make sure your brakes are in good condition and never more so than at this time of the year. You could experience obvious signs that your brakes need some attention as your brake light may appear on the dashboard, or you feel your car is taking longer to stop than it ought to.