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The Official Nissan Qashqai Readers Questions

22nd October 2018 | Comments Off on The Official Nissan Qashqai Readers Questions

The Official Nissan Qashqai Readers Questions

The Nissan Qashqai has been around since 2006 and is one of Nissan’s most popular models, the first generation of the SUV was called released in Australia and in Nissan 1 million cars SunderlandJapan under the name Dualis. The second generation was released around 2014 and is known everywhere as the Qashqa, other than in the US which it is called the Rogue Sport. The name Qashqai came from an indigenous people living in Iran.

Although launched in 2006 at the Paris motor show, it did not make its UK debut until 2007 Qashqai. The Qashqai main purpose was to be a replacement for the Nissan Mistral and now their are on average of 40,000 new Qashqai’s on the road every year. The Qashqai is produced in Sunderland and is only one of two models that comes out of the plant.

Late June 2011 saw the one millionth Quashqai roll out of Sunderland, just over four and a half years after the first one was produced, this monumental landmark made the Quashqai the most popular British built cars. 2009 we saw the first Qashqai+2 models hit the streets, the new larger body 7 seater soon became the car to have for larger families. The Nissan Qashqai is very environmentally friendly cars on the road, or at least within Nissan stable of cars. The Qashqai CO2 emissions less than 130g /km and a combined fuel consumption of 57.6mpg.



Q) Qhat is the meaning of Qashqai?
A) As mentioned in the above text, Nissan named the car after people in Iran.

Q) What are the best tyres for a nissan qashqai?
A) The Qashqai use 255/55 r19, try National Tyres for best prices.

Q) Where is the dipstick on a Nissan Qashqai?
A) The dipstick is normally in the middle of the engine, the cap in usually yellow.

Q1) Where is the EGR valve on a Nissan Qashqai?
Q2) What is the ground clearance of a Nissan Qashqai?
Q3) What is the tyre pressure for a Nissan Qashqai?
Q4) What oil for a Nissan Qashqai diesel?
Q5) Where are the glow plugs on a Nissan Qashqai?
Q6)Where does oil go in Nissan Qashqai?
Q7) Where does water go in Nissan Qashqai?
Q8) Where is the fuse box on a Nissan Qashqai?
A) For more information for the location of the EGR and other questions, download our Nissan Qashqai workshop manual.

Q) Where can I get roof bars for a Nissan Qashqai?
A) For best price roof bars for the Qashqai, take a look at Euro Car Parts.

Q) What insurance group is a Nissan Qashqai?
A) This may depends on the model, but generally between 15 and 21. For more details take a look at Devitt.

The Uber Motorcycle Jacket Review

20th October 2018 | Comments Off on The Uber Motorcycle Jacket Review

The Uber Motorcycle Jacket Review


As with all other products in the Uber range quality and finish are of utmost importance to Uber. When choosing a motorcycle jacket this top Uber Air Flow Vented Textile Motorcyclethings to look out for would be robustness, can it be used in different weather conditions and what the fit is like, it may look good when you stand in front of the bedroom mirror, but it ‘s no good if you are unconformable on long rides. This Uber motorcycle jacket like all other products in the range, has to be the best around for price and value for money, the robustness of the elbow and shoulder armour hold the CE approval, it also has a removable waterproof and thermal liner, which can come in handy when riding in colder weather. The fit of many motorcycle jackets can sometimes be a hit or miss, but this new range comes with volume adjusters on both the sleeves and waist. Uber are at the forefront in motorcycle clothing design and affordability and are making the larger name brands sit up and take notice. If you would like to take a look at the full range of Uber clothing and accessories click here.

Customer Reviews :

  • Owned many budget jackets over the years but non as tough as the Uber.

  • Great product would buy again.

  • Can’t complain – got my jack for less than £30

  • Have several products from Uber, can’t complain on value for money

  • Superb thermal jacket.

  • The only jacket I can find that actually fits me, so yes would recommend.

  • Uber in my option are far superior to most big brand’s which are 3 times the price.


Uber Motorcycle Jacket Review

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The Uber Mugello Motorcycle Helmet Review

17th October 2018 | Comments Off on The Uber Mugello Motorcycle Helmet Review

The Uber Mugello Motorcycle Helmet Review

The Uber Mugello motorcycle helmet is one the the most affordable brands around and we give it 10/10 for value for money. Here in the UK the only thing you need to wear (from legal point of view) is your motorcycle helmet, and is without doubt the single most important thing you can buy,  it’s also without doubt most important thing you’ll ever purchase (from a motorcycle owner point of view). Uber have released their latest range of affordable motorcycle clothing. Uber motorcycle clothing is proof that affordable does not me low quality Uber Mugello Motorcycle Helmetor poor fit. Uber’s core values are concentrated on quality, value, finish and of course value for money. Uber’s motorcycle clothing are some of the best value for money motorcycle products around. On closer inspection the Uber Mugello helmet displays a level of passion from the manufacturers, in fact these products could have been easily mistaken for products 5 times the price. A removable interior is a must on any modern helmet and is particularly important when using your bike on daily basis, the removable interior makes it easier to clean. The Uber Mugello motorcycle helmet has a washable / removable lining so it will stay fresher and cleaner for much longer.

Customer Reviews :

  • Amazing quality, would recommend .

  • Very happy with my first Uber helmet.

  • Well priced for the the standard of quality.

  • Got the Mugello as a birthday gift from my wife, could not believe how much it was – in a good way.

  • Little or no noise on motorway runs, I have spent twice this on lesser helmets.

  • More than enough space in the helmet for my intercom.

  • We live in a world where big brand names are rammed down our throats, but Uber have demonstrated that quality does not need to be sacrificed when it comes to price.


Uber Mugello Motorcycle Helmet

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The Official BMW R1200GS Adventure Workshop Manual

15th October 2018 | Comments Off on The Official BMW R1200GS Adventure Workshop Manual

The Official BMW R1200GS Adventure Workshop Manual

The BMW R1200GS Adventure like any other motorcycle or car, there are a number of issue that can arise, by downloading the official BMWBMW R1200GS Adventure Workshop Manual R1200GS Adventure workshop manual, these problems can easily be addressed.

This fully comprehensive manual covers all know aspects of repair for the BMW, thousands of pages of text and images to help aid you in getting you motorcycle back on the road.

These official workshop manuals are the same manuals that your BMW dealer uses, they are very in-depth and have simple step by step instructions for any size of project.

BMW R1200GS Adventure common problemsThis manual can help out with common problems such as piston failure, fuel leaks, engine noise, shaft drive leaks and grumbles, switchgear failures, leaking water pumps, screen repair and replacement, bearing damage and repair on the front and rear, and much much more.
It’s safe to say repairs on BMW motorcycles can be a little pricey, that said most of the costs lie in labour costs, by downloading this official BMW R1200GS Adventure workshop manual you can eliminate most of the hefty bill.

If your R1200GS Adventure has a minor or major problem, or you are just wanting to service your bike and need to know a specific measurement, this workshop manual is the answer.

This manual has been developed for the Microsoft Windows operating system, so please make sure you have access before purchasing.

Area covered but not limited to

  • General Information

  • Periodic Maintenance

  • Fuel System

  • Cooling System

  • Engine Lubrication System

  • Engine Removal & Installation

  • Crankshaft & Transmission

  • Wheels and Tires

  • Brakes

  • Suspension

  • Frame

  • Electrical System

  • Fault Finding

  • Traction Control

  • ABS

The official BMW R1200GS Adventure workshop manual Contains: Exploded diagrams for parts, comprehensive technical specifications, detailed images, parts information such as identifiers, special tool requirements, comprehensive torque settings, electrical system information, wiring maintenance schedules plus so much more.

By clicking the buy now button below you will future proof your pride and joy, by eliminating any repairs or servicing costs.


Alfa Romeo 147 Common Problems

14th October 2018 | Comments Off on Alfa Romeo 147 Common Problems

Alfa Romeo 147 Common Problems

alfa romeo 147 dashboard warning lights

If you are in the market for an Alfa Romeo 147, here are some Alfa Romeo 147 common problems that you should keep an eye out for. First check to see if the car has been in an accident, the common tell-tale signs are the panel gaps, trim around the doors and windows that may overlap, if they seem to be a poor fit, the car may have had a checked passed, other things to check would be the colour match, if one or more panels don’t seem to match up alarm bells should sound.

If you have decided to continue to purchase, accident or not here are some more pointers to look out for.

Despite common belief 147’s are fair reliable cars (if regularly serviced and cared for of course), but as with most cars, we need to be aware of several points before purchasing. Alfa Romeo 147 dashboard warning lights are the first place to look for a neglected 147, take a mental note of anything that looks out of the ordinary, so at a later date you have research the issue, most of the time these may be something minor, but this maybe something worth remembering.

Also, Alfa Romeo 147 common problems include the fact that the Alfa engines use a fair amount of oil, if you can check the oil (via dipstick) and there is little Alfa Romeo 147 Common Problemsor no oil there, it may be time to walk away as this is a good sign of neglect, this could cause other issues such as engine oil pressure low light to display. Cam belts on 147’s need to be replaced every 70,000 mile mark, but Alfa Romeo has recently said this should be near 35,000 mile mark, so our advice is to get this done as soon as possible. Cam variator can cause the Alfa to rattle a little, especially on the 4 cylinder models, we advise changing this when you replace the cam belt, another thing to consider replacing is the water pump while working on the cam belt, these water pumps are not the most robust as the impeller normally cracks as they are made from weak plastic.

Remember the twin spark has 8 spark plugs and at £10 each and replacing every 55,000 miles can become a little pricey. If you get a chance to test drive your new 147, and you think it’s a little sluggish, it may be need an air flow meter, these can cost over £100.

All the Alfa Romeo models usually have good gearbox’s and clutches, but if you if you are suspect, remember a poor clutch will bite at the end of it release, as for the Alfa Romeo 147 Clutch these are self-adjusting, so this will show the clutch is worn and will need replacing soon. Although the gearboxes are bullet proof, it would be worth checking to see that the gear change is sooth during test drive, any signs of clucking may be a warning sign.

This is our rundown of the Alfa Romeo 147 common problems, if you need any further advice please don’t hesitate to contact us.

If you have already purchased the Alfa Romeo 147 or plan to do so, maybe consider downloading our fully comprehensive Alfa Romeo 147 workshop manual, this will aid you with repair and servicing.

If require parts for your Alfa Romeo, we recommend Spare Parts Store 24 or Euro Car Parts.