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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March 6, 2018

Motoring Advice

Getting to know suspension

Vehicle Maintenance
According to the meteorological calendar, spring has finally sprung, and therefore, this week’s “Getting to Know” series will aptly be focusing on car suspension and what its role is.   What is suspension?     The suspension is designed to absorb the energy caused by the defects (e.g. bumps) in the road surface to create … Continue reading "Getting to know suspension"
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February 7, 2018

Motoring Advice

Getting to know the Engine Control Unit (ECU)

Vehicle Maintenance
This week in our “Getting to Know” series, we take a look at what an Engine Control Unit (ECU) is and what it does.   What is an ECU?   The Engine Control Unit (ECU) is often described as the ‘brain’ of the engine. It is essentially made up of a computer, and switching and … Continue reading "Getting to know the Engine Control Unit (ECU)"
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December 19, 2017

Motoring Advice

Getting to know AdBlue®

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