Antwis Engineering - Blog

Should I book a diagnostic check for my car?

You’ve heard a funny noise coming from the engine. There’s a strange rattle somewhere that comes and goes. Your engine management light is on. All of these are sure-fire signs that your car needs a diagnostic check – but why is that? And is it someth... Read More

12th March 2020

Three reasons why a winter car check is so important

There are many things we can do to keep our cars in their best possible condition and a free winter car check is one of them. It’s by no means an exhaustive inspection of your car but it is incredibly important to help you get through the coldest sea... Read More

17th January 2020

What’s so special about my coolant system?

One of the most important parts of your engine is your coolant system, yet it’s often overlooked when it comes to car maintenance. Your coolant system provides a wide range of benefits so, to find out what makes it so special and why you should be ta... Read More

27th November 2019

How does Wheel Alignment improve my ride?

Here at Antwis Engineering, we’ve noticed that many of our customers aren’t sure about what their wheel alignment does, what causes it or what the benefits of correct wheel alignment are. So, for that exact reason, we’ve put together this helpful gui... Read More

04th October 2019

Are keyless cars such a great idea?

More and more keyless cars are being produced in the UK. But are they such a good thing? As with everything, there are pros and cons to keyless fobs which could influence your choice of car.... Read More

10th September 2019

Quick Tips for your Car this Winter

While the changing season brings exciting events such as Halloween, Bonfire Night and Christmas - it also brings changing weather (which isn’t always appreciated). This sudden drop in temperature can affect your vehicle massively if you don’t take pr... Read More

14th January 2019

4 things you should know about parking tickets

It’s thought that the number of private parking tickets issued in Britain by the end of tax year will be a record 6.5 million. That works out at over 500,000 a month according to the RAC Foundation. This figure doesn’t include parking tickets that ar... Read More

23rd August 2018

4 things about Saudi Arabia ending its female driving ban

Learning to drive is a normal progression and skill that many of us learn as we get older – however, in Saudi Arabia that wasn’t always possible. Until recently (June 24, 2018), it was illegal for Saudi women to drive. They were the last country is t... Read More

25th June 2018

These are the perfect motor related Father’s Day gifts

Here is a friendly reminder that Sunday 17th June 2018 is Father’s Day aka the day of dad. It’s the one day a year where we all make a bit more effort than usual to show our dads that we love and appreciate them. It can be hard to find a gift for you... Read More

31st May 2018

What to do when your air conditioning smells

If you turn your car air conditioning on and there’s a strange smell, then there may be something wrong. Detecting a smell from your air conditioning system in your car can mean several things. Often, it’s a simple quick fix to remove the smell and c... Read More

30th April 2018

How to prepare your vehicle for its annual MOT test

After a car reaches three years old it has to undergo an annual MOT test to check its overall condition. The test ensures that the car is safe and meets all legal requirements. Did you know that every four in ten vehicles are thought to fail their ye... Read More

27th March 2018

Here's everything you need to know about the changing taxi industry

The taxi industry has changed drastically over the last few years and it’s all linked to how quickly technology is evolving. It’s hard for local cab companies to stay afloat when a business like Uber is on the rise. It’s becoming rarer for people to ... Read More

09th January 2018

8 winter vehicle checks

Winter is finally here and while it can be exciting for festive enthusiasts the novelty can wear off rather quickly when you have to drive every day. It’s a mission in the mornings to get your car on the road but it’s too cold to walk anywhere (obvio... Read More

30th November 2017

Here’s everything you need to know about Brexit and the motor industry

So, last year we all know that the 23rd June left everyone feeling a little bit confused. (Including our politicians!) And while it was easy to ignore for the first week or two after the vote it’s now becoming increasingly concerning. No one seems to... Read More

02nd November 2017

Do female motor bloggers have a voice in the modern motor industry?

We all know that the motor industry is dominated by males when you look at stereotypes but there are some women who are trying to change that. Thanks to the internet, social media and blogging a new generation of women who are expressing their views ... Read More

09th October 2017

3 things to consider before purchasing new tyres

Whether we’d like to admit it or not we live in a time where we’re all somewhat conscious of the vehicles we drive. Whether it’s the right colour, make or model and whether it looks shiny and brand new at all times. Our cars are a reflection of us an... Read More

08th August 2017

How to recover your car’s service history

Your car’s service history provides buyers and repairers with a log of what work has been done and when it was carried out. Without this information, it can make repairs and services more difficult, as well as decrease the value of your car. With a l... Read More

26 July 2017

How to prepare your car for the summer holidays

Despite the random outbursts of rain and cloudiness, it is actually summer in the UK. There are some moments of warm weather though and you’ll probably be trying to make the most of it. From day trips to the beach and travelling to see family and fri... Read More

19th June 2017

Here’s everything you need to know about the new diesel charges

People don’t pay much attention to whether or not they buy diesel cars or petrol cars but that could soon change. This is due to a proposed ‘toxin tax’ that has been suggested by the UK government. If the tax is passed it could mean that drivers with... Read More

02nd May 2017

Here’s the knack to jump starting your car’s battery

At Antwis Engineering, we want to help our customers maintain their vehicle so they can avoid spending too much on car repairs. If your car battery goes dead unexpectedly, here’s a little guide to getting it kick-started again so you can be on your w... Read More

10th April 2017

Car Tyres Health Check 101

A car tyre health check is one of the best things you can do for your vehicle as part of its general maintenance. At Antwis Engineering, we provide free visual inspections of your car tyres in our Sevenoaks garage as well as advice and guidance on ty... Read More

10th March 2017

How to prevent your car being stolen

At Antwis Engineering, our customers are our priority. Whilst we spend all our time helping our customers to fix their cars and get them running smoothly, there is still quite a lot of car crime out there. So we’ve come up with a helpful guide to hel... Read More

10th February 2017

Do I really need a car service?

When you use your car daily, it can be frustrating when you run into problems unexpectedly. Here at Antwis Engineering, we recommended that you get a car service at least once a year (it can be two years for Diesel engines). Even though it’s not a le... Read More

28th January 2017

Your Vehicle Winter Checklist

Roadside breakdown cover specialists, Green Flag, estimate that as many as 900,000 motorists breakdown over the months of November to December. This figure isn’t so surprising, either, as 20% of drivers fail to carry out checks on their vehicles over... Read More

01st December 2016

Winter Air Conditioning

You’re likely a regular user of your car air conditioning during the summer, however, come the winter, many switch the air conditioning off and the heating on. This sounds pretty logical, however, there are a number of reasons why you should use your... Read More

01st November 2016