Motoring Advice

The Motor Ombudsman is dedicated to offering fair and impartial dispute resolution however in addition to this we offer helpful motoring advice to help consumers keep their cars on the roads as well as reporting and providing commentary on the Servicing and Repair and Vehicle Sales sector.

Take a look at the Motoring Advice section for useful information on how to keep your car safe on the road and in the best possible condition. We have written a wide range of articles commenting on economical driving, seasonal tips such as how to prepare for summer and winter driving, essential car maintenance and a guide for new drivers

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January 30, 2018

Motoring Advice

Getting to know alternators

Vehicle Maintenance
This week in our “Getting to Know” series, we take a look at what an alternator is and how it works.   What is an alternator?   Formerly the job of a generator in older vehicles, the role of an alternator is to charge up the battery to power the starter motor, ignition and other … Continue reading "Getting to know alternators"
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December 6, 2017

Motoring Advice

Getting to know timing belts

Vehicle Maintenance
This week in our “Getting to Know” series, we are look at timing belts, a core component of a vehicle which our alternative dispute resolution team receives many contacts about from consumers.   What is a timing belt?     A timing belt, which is also known as a timing chain or cambelt, is a … Continue reading "Getting to know timing belts"
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November 28, 2017

Motoring Advice

Getting to know winter tyres

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