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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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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October 26, 2017

Motoring Advice

Getting to know what drives your car

Vehicle Maintenance
RWD, FWD, AWD, 2WD and 4WD, there are many ways that a car can be “propelled”, and each have their respective merits and disadvantages. Here’s a handy guide from The Motor Ombudsman to help you make the decision for what’s right for you when choosing a car. Rear-wheel drive (RWD)  In a rear-wheel drive car, … Continue reading "Getting to know what drives your car"
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