Car technology

What is ESP on a car?
What is ESP?
Car ownership
5 May 2022

What is ESP on a car?

Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) is a life-saving piece of technology. We explain what it is and how it works.
What is a car ECU?
ecu
Car technology
13 Apr 2022

What is a car ECU?

An ECU is an important component of your vehicle’s engine. Here’s everything you need to know about ECUs
Engine management light: top 5 causes of amber engine warning light
Engine management light: top 5 causes of amber engine warning light
Car technology
10 Mar 2022

Engine management light: top 5 causes of amber engine warning light

Has your amber engine warning light blinked into life on your dashboard? Don’t worry, there’s no need to panic!
What is a limited slip differential?
Limited slip differential cams
Car technology
9 Mar 2022

What is a limited slip differential?

What is an LSD and what are the benefits of a limited-slip differential?
What does a car radiator do and what can go wrong?
Hero
Car technology
8 Mar 2022

What does a car radiator do and what can go wrong?

We explain how a car radiator works and what to do if it leaks
What is a car’s exhaust system and what can go wrong?
Exhaust hero
Car technology
1 Mar 2022

What is a car’s exhaust system and what can go wrong?

We explain the inner workings of a car’s exhaust system and what to do if it needs repairing
What is a car’s head gasket?
Hero
Car technology
25 Feb 2022

What is a car’s head gasket?

We describe the function of a head gasket and how to detect if it has blown
What are brake pads and discs?
Disc brake
Car technology
24 Feb 2022

What are brake pads and discs?

We explain how car brakes work and how to check your brake pads
What are spark plugs and glow plugs?
spark plug
Car technology
23 Feb 2022

What are spark plugs and glow plugs?

Spark plugs and glow plugs work to keep your car functioning properly, but what are they?
How long do electric car batteries last?
EV battery
Car technology
23 Feb 2022

How long do electric car batteries last?

An EV battery is a complex component that can be expensive to replace. With that in mind, here’s how long an electric car battery typically lasts
Car lights and headlights: complete guide to different light types and technologies
Hero
Car technology
11 Feb 2022

Car lights and headlights: complete guide to different light types and technologies

We fill in the gaps on Halogen, Xenon, Matrix LED and Laser headlights, and all their safety benefits
What is lumbar support in a car?
What is lumbar support in a car?
Car technology
11 Feb 2022

What is lumbar support in a car?

Lumbar support is fitted to the seats of some cars to help passengers maintain good posture and prevent lower back pain
What is air suspension, and how does it work?
What is air suspension, and how does it work?
Car technology
11 Feb 2022

What is air suspension, and how does it work?

Air suspension uses pressurised air to provide a cushioned, smooth ride, but has some potential drawbacks
What is keyless entry and keyless start?
Hero
Car technology
11 Feb 2022

What is keyless entry and keyless start?

We explain how keyless entry and keyless start systems works and whether you should get them on your next car
What are adaptive dampers, and how do they work?
damper
Car technology
11 Feb 2022

What are adaptive dampers, and how do they work?

Adaptive dampers are an advanced vehicle technology that improves the comfort and handling of your car
What is a pedestrian detection system?
pedestrian crossing
Tips and advice
10 Feb 2022

What is a pedestrian detection system?

Pedestrian detection is a hi-tech car feature that helps to protect people both inside the car and out
What is Alcantara?
alcantara nissan juke
Car technology
10 Feb 2022

What is Alcantara?

Alcantara is a luxurious, suede-like material that is being used more and more in car interiors
What is kerb weight?
measuring car
Car technology
10 Feb 2022

What is kerb weight?

Kerb weight is a popular method of specifying a car’s weight, but what exactly does it mean? Read on to find out everything you need to know about ker…
What is a space saver wheel?
spare wheel
Car technology
10 Feb 2022

What is a space saver wheel?

A space saver spare wheel can help you get home or to a garage if your car suffers a puncture and takes up less room than a full-size spare
What is regenerative braking? Brake energy regeneration explained
regen wheel
Car technology
10 Feb 2022

What is regenerative braking? Brake energy regeneration explained

Regenerative braking can generate extra electricity for your car’s battery by harvesting otherwise wasted energy. Here’s everything you need to know a…
What is gross vehicle weight?
mechanic car
Car technology
10 Feb 2022

What is gross vehicle weight?

Gross weight is used to calculate the overall weight of a vehicle, but what exactly does it mean?
What is a car immobiliser and does my car have one?
Car theft
Car technology
25 Jan 2022

What is a car immobiliser and does my car have one?

How does a car immobiliser work and how do I know if my car has this security device?
What is Bluetooth?
Ford Bluetooth
Car technology
21 Jan 2022

What is Bluetooth?

In-car Bluetooth technology lets you play music and take calls without touching your phone
What is a supercharger?
Hennessey Hellcat supercharger
Car technology
20 Jan 2022

What is a supercharger?

Some cars have supercharged engines to increase power. We explain what they do and how they work