Here’s our step by step guide to keeping on top of those small maintenance jobs yourself.
For anything you can’t do, we are here to help. We offer services such as windscreen wiper and bulb replacements while you wait, carried out by our experienced team.
How to change a headlight bulb
What you'll need:
- A new headlight bulb – we have a huge range in stock!
- A screwdriver
- Gloves to protect your hands and the bulb
- Turn off your car and let the engine cool down
- Open the bonnet of your car by using a lever to the side of either the passenger or drivers foot well.
- Locate the headlight bulb that needs to be changed by looking in the location of the headlights.
- Disconnect the electrical connector from the back of the bulb – you can always check how to do this for your specific make and model in your manufactures handbook
- Remove the bulb from its housing.
- Install the new bulb in the housing and reconnect the electrical connector.
- Close the bonnet of your car and check the bulb is working.
Be careful not to touch the new bulb with your fingers. Oils from your skin can cause the bulb to overheat and fail prematurely, which is why we recommend you use gloves.
If you have difficulty removing the old bulb, try using a cloth or towel to grip it.
Make sure that the new bulb is properly sat in position before you close the bonnet.
How to check your tyre pressures
What you'll need:
- A tyre pressure gauge
- An air compressor (if needed)
If you haven’t got any of these items pop in to store and check out range of products to help.
- Check the tyre pressure sticker on the driver's side door to find the recommended tyre pressure for your car. The average is usually somewhere between 30 and 35,
- Remove the cap from the tyre valve.
- Place the tyre pressure gauge on the valve stem and press firmly.
- Read the current pressure on the gauge
- If the tyre pressure is below the recommended level, you can add air until it reaches the correct pressure.
- Replace the cap on the tyre valve.
- Keep repeating these steps until all your tyres are inflated correctly.
Always check your tyre pressures regularly, especially before going on a long trip. It can be incredibly dangerous to have underinflated tyres.
Tyres lose pressure over time so it's important to check them regularly
It's also important to check your tyre pressures in extreme heat or cold, as the temperature can impact tyre pressure