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Darker Nights

Wow summer has flown by, the weather is getting cooler & its getting dark so early!

Now is the perfect time to take 5 minutes & check all the lights on your car are working. If you have any bulbs that need replacing pop in and see us. We even offer a fitting service, to save getting your hands dirty!

Autumn is also a good time to think about upgrading your headlights with xenon technology, which gives you up to 150% more light on the road (in a safe & legal way).

Keep safe this autumn,

Barry

 

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Top 5 Summer Driving Tips

It’s that time of year again, the kids have a long 6 weeks off school & thoughts turn to day trips & holidays! Well here our our top tips for getting the best out of your car this summer….

1.  Sunshades

For those times when you’re not driving, but the car is still out in the sun, a cover that goes in the windscreen will protect the dashboard against UV rays and help the car stay a little cooler. Consider shades for the rear side windows, too, as they’ll provide some protection for the kids. 

2. Coolant &  Other Essential Fluids

Keeping cool is paramount, not just for ourselves but also for our cars. It is recommended that you check that your coolant fluid level is between the maximum and minimum marks on the tank every week or 2 & before any long trips, this is absolutely vital if you are to prevent overheating in the summer. If you are regularly having to top up your coolant you might have a leak, use some K-Seal to fix this. While your at it don’t forget to check your oil, brake, power-steering and Screen-wash fluids regularly. These liquids never stop being used and consumed.

3. Wipers

Yes, it’s summer, but it’s probably going to rain at some point. Worn wipers create nasty streaks across the windshield and can affect your vision while driving. Replacing them doesn’t cost much, but it can be a fiddly operation, which is why we offer a FREE fitting service.

4. Clean the Car

Long summer evenings when the sun is low, sound lovely. But they can also be a dangerous, especially when your car’s windscreen is dirty. Grime has a tendency to build up over time (especially in dry dusty weather), so we don’t really notice it. Things look much sharper after your car has had a good wash, though. And a good quality glass cleaner or handy wipes will keep the inside clear. Keeping the exterior clean also protects the paintwork from any damage caused by birds and insects. For a quick fix try Autoglym’s Bird Wipes, to catch the problem before it bakes on.

5. Driving in Europe?

Don’t forget that as well as driving on the other-side of the road, they also have different laws on what you need to carry in your car. Check whats required for the country’s your going to , this AA page is a good one to use. We keep all the required items in stock for your trip.

 

Barry

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Barry at Portishead Motorcare gets a couple of demanding customers…..

Back in January we had a couple of interesting customers visit us instore….

Portishead Motorcare – Car Parts and Accessories

Barry at Portishead Motorcare gets a couple of demanding customers.

Posted by PORTISHEAD MOTORCARE on Friday, January 13, 2017

 

We had lots of fun making this video & hope you enjoyed watching it. Here are a few pictures from behind the scenes…

 

 

With thanks to Stuart Walsh at Sasi Film for creating this video for us… and also to Batman, Robin & the Joker!

Barry

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Hello Portishead!

Welcome to Portishead Motorcare’s new website. We will be adding more to it over the coming weeks/months. If you need anything for your car please pop in or contact us, and don’t forget to like us on facebook for all of our current deals & offers.

Barry

 

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