Vehicle Maintenance

The Motor Ombudsman is dedicated to offering fair and impartial dispute resolution however in addition to this we want to help motorists 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.

In the News and Views section you’ll find our latest news and press releases.

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July 4, 2020

Motoring Advice

Getting to know glow plugs

Vehicle Maintenance
With the summer sun shining, this week’s “Getting to Know” guide sheds some light on glow plugs which can be found in diesel-powered cars.   What is a glow plug?   A glow plug is a pencil-shaped piece of metal with a heating element at the tip. It essentially consists of a housing with screw-in … Continue reading "Getting to know glow plugs"
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June 10, 2019

Motoring Advice

Getting to know windscreen wipers

Vehicle Maintenance
With heavy rain sweeping the country, we turn our attention to windscreen wipers for this week’s “Getting to Know” guide.   What is the function of windscreen wipers?   Windscreen wipers are a vital safety component, and are designed to increase visibility by clearing dirt and moisture from the front and rear screens.   What … Continue reading "Getting to know windscreen wipers"
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