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Understanding What ACTUALLY Gets Done On Your Car Service


So, it’s time for your next car service? You might be wondering what the difference is between a minor, major, and interim service is, why some service centres are more expensive than others, and w...
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5 Fluids You Need to Check


Just like the human body, there are basic check ups you need to do to keep your car happy and healthy. These check ups don’t require you to be a mechanic or a car expert. It simply means you need t...
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How is it possible to service your car at Big Box Cars?


Did you know that Big Box Cars services cars? Our service department is open between 8am and 5pm. We’ve heard many reasons why people don’t want to service their car with us but we’ve always had a ...
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Why Do You Need To Change Your Pollen Filter?


Suffer from hay fever? Car starting to smell of mould? Want to breathe fresh, clean air whilst driving? A new pollen filter might be a bright idea for you and your car. Granted, the pollen filter i...
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When Does Your Warranty Date Start?


After purchasing a vehicle pre-owned I am sure you have wanted to know how much new car warranty is left before it expires. Let's find out how this works and how you can access this information to ...
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Wheel Balance & Tyre Rotation


Wheel balancing, rotating the tyres. Perhaps you’ve heard of these terms before but are unsure of what exactly they mean and how to tell if your car needs one. Rest assured you’re not alone. Here’s...
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How the School Calendar Affects Your Car


As the school year kicks into gear, it's not just backpacks and lunchboxes that are in full swing – your car is likely feeling the back-to-school hustle too. The school calendar can significantly a...
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Why Your Engine is Overheating: Common Causes and Solutions


As the temperature rises, so does the likelihood of encountering issues with your car's engine overheating. Whether you're stuck in traffic or cruising down the highway, an overheating engine is a ...
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Is Your Car Ready for Summer Holidays?


Summer is just around the corner, and many of us are already planning exciting road trips, camping adventures, and visits to the beach. While the warm weather and clear skies are perfect for holida...
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What You Need to Know About Your Car Battery


Your car's battery is a small but essential component that plays a crucial role in ensuring your vehicle starts reliably and runs smoothly. Here is everything you need to know about car batteries,...
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Why is there smoke coming out of my exhaust?


What does it mean, and should I be worried?   A bit of white smoke from your car exhaust on a cold morning may just mean steam which is nothing to worry about.   What, then, is an abnormal amount o...
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How to Know if You Can Trust Your Mechanic


in BigBoxCars Service Tips Finding a good mechanic or service centre can be difficult.  You want to choose a place you can trust and not think twice about having any issues checked as soon as they ...
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Petrol Vs Diesel - Which is Better?


If you're looking for a new car, one thing that you may be considering is whether to get a petrol or diesel engine. After all, this can affect your car's fuel economy and driving experience. Here i...
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Top 3 Things You Need to do in Between Services


Saving yourself from nasty car hiccups and unexpected expenses can be as easy as regularly checking these three simple things. Three main fluids you need to check are your Radiator Coolant, Engine ...
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3 Most Common Causes of Tyre Damage


There are a lot of items that could make your tyre unsafe. And an unsafe tyre means an unsafe vehicle, which can result in an accident. We're looking at the 3 most common causes of tyre damage and ...
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What To Do With Squeaky Brakes


Are your car's brakes squeaking and squealing as your pull out of the driveway or slow down for the lights? If so, here's what might be causing it and some ways to fix it. To help you understand th...
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How To Keep Your Car Battery Healthy


Looking after your car battery by taking some simple steps will not only extend your cars battery life, but also delay the inevitable flat battery. Car chargers, portable DVD players, frequent shor...
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Drive Belts - When Is The Last Time Your Belts Were Inspected?


Servicing your car involves a whole lot more than just changing the oils. One thing that should always be inspected and maintained is your car's drive belts. Not every car has the same type of belt...
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What You Should Know About Wheel Alignments


Wheel alignments are the procedure of adjusting and maintaining the angles of the wheels relative to both each other and the car’s frame/body. This is achieved by first driving the car onto the Ali...
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How Often Should You Replace Your Fuel Filter


Fuel filters are one of those things that we all know must be important but somehow most of us don’t know all that much about them. What are they? What do they do? WHY are they important? And how o...
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Why Do My Tyres Wear So Quickly?


Your tyres might just be the most significant part of your car. They’re the only part of your car that’s ALWAYS touching the road. The problem is most people are under the impression that as long a...
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How To Tell If You Need New Tyres


Tyres are arguably the most important part of your car. Therefore you should never drive with worn-out tyres as this is very dangerous. If your car is serviced regularly and in accordance to your m...
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Is it Important to Change My Timing Belt?


One of the most crucial elements to your vehicle’s engine is the timing belt and yet it is one of the parts we think of least. Why is this? Well, unlike oils and filters, we don’t need to replace o...
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Choosing The Right Tyres For Your Car


When it comes to buying new tyres, most of us usually pick out whatever is at the best price. Unfortunately, we might actually be costing ourselves more money in the long run. Given that tyres are ...
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How Often Should You Replace Your Oil Filter?


What is an oil filter and what does it do? An oil filter is a can shaped part that’s used in your car’s engine to filter the oil. This part is incredibly essential to keeping your engine running sm...
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Why Your Steering Wheel is Shaking


A car’s steering wheel is one of the most crucial components to driving properly and safely. In other words, it ALWAYS needs to be always working. If your steering wheel starts to shake whilst driv...
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How Often Should You Replace Your Air Filter?


What is an Air Filter? Located in the engine bay, the air filter is a necessary part for your car that stops your engine from sucking up unwanted contaminants such as dirt, dust, bugs, etc.  An air...
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Winter Car Care Tips


1. Don’t Use Hot Water on a Cold Morning On those unusually cold mornings when the windscreen is covered with ice and you’re running late, it’s very easy to be tempted to remove the ice with hot wa...
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What Coolant Should You Use in Your Car?


Coolant. What is it? What does it do? Why are there so many different types? Understanding the purpose of coolant and which type is right for your car is actually crucial for the health of your eng...
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