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BE SMART - CARE FOR YOUR CAR

Are you one of those people who think it could never happen to me when it comes to breaking down and being stranded in the middle of nowhere during your self-drive holiday?

Maybe you are lucky enough for it not to have happened to you, however you can definitely increase your odds against it happening by taking a few precautions and carrying out a little car care.

Car care isn’t just about taking your car to the garage for its regular service or for fixing up the little dents, bumps, and scratches with ultra-modern technology such as paintless dent removal. ItÂ’s about taking care whilst travelling.

For instance, did you realise that the higher you load your roof rack, the more fuel you will use? Car care involves taking this into consideration by packing the luggage on your roof rack as low as possible. Wrapping this same luggage in plastic sheets – which reduces the fuel consumption even more – is a perfect example of car care.

Another aspect of car care is checking the pressure needed for your tyres under heavy loads, which you can find listed in your car handbook. Bear in mind, however, that the figure printed will be for cold tyres. In warmer weather, you will need to adjust it according, in order not to end up with a reading that is misleadingly high.

Also when travelling in hot weather in your car care should be taken to ensure the tyres are in good condition as warmer weather just makes any existing damage worse.

Among other things, car care encompasses checking the handbrake. If it requires a lot of effort to pull it up enough to stop your car rolling backwards on a hill, then you might need to get an authorised person to check the cable or rear callipers.

Cooling reservoirs that haven’t been checked can also be included in car care, as if your cooling fan doesn't work, you won't be going very far at all! You can check to see if there's anything wrong by letting your car run idle for 5-10 minutes (once it has reached normal temperature), after which time the cooling fan should kick in.

Not only referring to physical aspects, car care also extends to things like sneezing. Did you know that you lose up to 100 metres vision when you sneeze, whilst travelling at 112 km per hour?

Car care to reduce the elements that might make you sneeze involves vacuuming floor mats and coverings regularly, especially during the summer. Since pollen grains filter in through the vents and windows, keeping them closed as much as possible will help reduce their presence inside your car.

Sunglasses also form a part of car care. Because the windscreen acts as an additional filter, photo chromic lenses (the type that dim automatically in bright sunlight) change more gradually inside a car, making driving through tunnels dangerous.

Ultimately, car care isn’t something you should do just because you are going on holidays or taking a long trip. It's something you should do on a regular basis.

By carrying out just a little car care you can ensure that your driving experience always remains the pleasure it ought to be.

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Some reviews from our Satisfied Customers

Great work carried out
on 26, Mar 2017
Repaired two alloys for me. Great work carried out, friendly and fun service from the two gents and good value for money. I would definitely recommend.
Dave Williamson
from Cardiff
Excellent job
on 10, Feb 2017
Did a repair on my machine cut alloys came to my house were honest before they started that as it was a machine cut they could do a repair but not exactly match the finish well i'Il defy anyone to spot the repair it is an excellent job would defiantly recommend
John Carter
from Cardiff
Great service
on 07, Jul 2017
Great service, work and guys. As an accident prone driver I will definitely use them again!
Highly recommend!!
on 07, Oct 2017
Highly recommend!! Great job on a bumper repair, very professional service
Very pleased
on 18, Oct 2017
Very pleased with the work done by Carmond at LVV services. He managed to come out to do the work the day after I contacted him. Disguising/repairing a cigarette burn on the back seat. Looks good as new and at a reasonable price. Would definitely recommend. Very helpful and great friendly service.
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
on 02, Sep 2017
Fantastic job Carmond! Very happy with the job you done for the wheel on my car and just a small fraction of a full refurb. Honest service, friendly and reasonably priced finished to a very high standard and a nice chat whilst the work was completed. Can not ask for more... HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
Fantastic service and a fantastic price!
on 21, Sep 2017
Fantastic service and a fantastic price! Would recommend them to anyone! My car looks good as new and it was completed in under an hour! Thank you guys!
Carla James
from Caerphilly
Very good service!
on 08, Sep 2017
Very good service! Great repair on my Hyundai rear bumper, can't tell its been repaired. Excellent price. Definately reconmmend,would use again if needed. Bonus of having repair completed on your own driveway!
Darren Yemm
from Swansea
Arrived on time
on 16, Oct 2017
A great job gents. Arrived on time and were polite friendly and knew exactly what they were doing. I have no hesitation in recommending LVV Services. Thanks loads
Very fair pricing
on 05, Oct 2017
Had the steering wheel refurbed brilliant job looks like new, attention to detail is excellent, its made my car look a lot better, i would def recommend, with very fair pricing
Terry Halling
from Swansea
Sorted my seats with burn holes
on 09, Nov 2017
Restored my alloy and sorted my seats with burn holes. Can’t fault at all.
Gethin Jones
from Cardiff
Very high quality work
on 16, Oct 2017
Had a scrape to the wheel arch repaired on TT and repairs to worn driver seat bolster. Very prompt and quick, very high quality work. Would definitely recommend
Andy White
from Swansea
Great service excellent repair
on 10, Jun 2017
Great service excellent repair on small dents on my Audi Q5 drivers door, can't tell its been repaired. Prompt arrival at my home two great guys excellent price. Definitely recommend,would use again if needed.
Stephen Waters
from Bettws - Bridgend
Repair job was amazing!
on 24, Feb 2017
Great service and came to the house which was a massive bonus! Had a scuffed black alloy, the repair job was amazing! Looks like new! Definitely recommend to anyone looking for a car repair!
Louise Baldwin
from Swansea
What a fantastic job
on 10, Nov 2016
Had a couple of dents removed from my black Kuga last week. What a fantastic job and what a nice couple of guys. Easy to deal with, punctual and professional. Will definitely use their services again and would recommend to anyone. Thanks Steve.
Andrew Knight
from Swansea
Brilliant guys!
on 15, Jun 2017
Brilliant guys! thank you so much for making my bump look a lot better! ? 100% recommend
Lauren Davies
from Bridgend
Repaired my seat fast
on 22, Nov 2017
Repaired my seat fast with no hassle! Fantastic efficient service, worth the money!
Shannon Horton
from Sarn Bridgend
Excellent job
on 18, Feb 2017
Excellent job, thank you Steve & Carmond very pleased with what you did I definitely use you again and definitely recommend you, once again thanks
Mark Meredith
from Cardiff
Highly recommended.
on 17, Nov 2017
Excellent service! Very professional and easy to deal with. Highly recommended.
Sam Small
from Gowerton Swansea
Good Value for money
on 09, Feb 2017
Good Value for money
Sue Russell
from Bridgend
Very happy
on 29, Sep 2017
Very happy with my bumper repair and cost
Dan Malfatti
from Cardiff
on 08, Aug 2019
Came to sort out a dent and some scuffed paintwork on my Maserati!! First class job quick and professional can’t see the repair - recommended
Steve Bridgend
from Bridgend
on 26, Jul 2021
Great service!, had a crack on my bumper which now looks good as new. Great value for money and Would highly recommend
Tom

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