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 something you can just ignore? Well, we’re here to explain... Read More

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 season. Here’s our top three reasons to... Read More

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 taking better care of it, check out this handy... Read More

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 guide to explain wheel alignment and why you need it. What is Wheel Alignment?... Read More

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. Pros of owning a keyless car: Effortless One of the luxuries associated with a keyless car is how easy... Read More

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 proper precautions. We have to be more alert when driving due to icy roads and darker days... Read More

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 are issued by local councils – it’s thought that over five... Read More

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 the world to lift a ban on women driving.... Read More

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 your dad... Read More

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 check that your system is working. Bacteria within the system... Read More

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 yearly MOT test? We are looking at some... Read More

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 order taxis via phone or by getting in one at... Read More

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 (obviously)! However, with a few winter vehicle checks... Read More

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 have a clue what’s going on (including our politicians). Now... Read More

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

The new generation of female motor blogging 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 as well as... Read More

3 things to consider before purchasing new tyres

Choosing the right car tyres for you 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... Read More

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 lot of garages now holding service history digitally, and DVLA... Read More

How to prepare your car for the summer holidays

Tips and Tricks for car maintenance and servicing this summer! 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... Read More

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 diesel cars could be paying up to... Read More

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

Antwis Engineering’s guide to giving your car battery a kick-start 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 way.... Read More

Car Tyres Health Check 101

Antwis Engineering – our guide on how to check your car tyres 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... Read More

How to prevent your car being stolen

Antwis Engineering’s guide to protecting you and help prevent car crime 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... Read More

Do I really need a car service?

Antwis Engineering’s guide to getting your car service tailored to your car 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... Read More

Your Vehicle Winter Checklist

Antwis Engineering LTD, Sevenoaks – Our Top Tips for Winter Motoring 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 the year, and only... Read More

Winter Air Conditioning

Antwis Engineering, Sevenoaks – Our advice on how to get the most out of your car 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... Read More