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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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®

Vehicle Maintenance
This week in our “Getting to Know” series, we take a look at AdBlue® for diesel cars which some consumers have contacted The Motor Ombudsman’s Customer Service Advisors about.     What is AdBlue?     AdBlue®, a registered trademark owned by the German Association of the Automobile Industry (VDA), is a non-toxic, non-flammable biodegradable … Continue reading "Getting to know AdBlue®"
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