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Auto Solutions East Ltd - Blog

Corona Virus (COVID-19): An Update For Our Customers

With all the uncertainty surrounding the ongoing Corona Virus (COVID-19) pandemic, we wanted to provide our customers with a short update regarding our current situation and the changes we have made to reduce the risk of infection, both for our staff... Read More

25th March 2020

5 Key Etiquette Based Driving Tips

Here at Auto Solutions in East Kilbride, we’ve noticed that not every driver completely respects road etiquette. If everyone drove like they did when they passed their driving test, the road would be a much more harmonious place. We hope to help crea... Read More

12th March 2020

Three reasons why booking a brake fluid change will benefit you

When was the last time you booked a brake fluid change? If you can’t remember, or you don’t think you’ve ever booked one, you could be in serious trouble. Brake fluid plays a vital role in stopping your car because it transfers pressure onto the slav... Read More

14th February 2020

Four things you should know about a DSG gearbox

You used to have two gearbox choices but now manual and automatic have been joined by a third option: a DSG or Direct Shift Gearbox. It’s been around for some time but it’s not an exceptionally popular option, so we’re here to tell you everything you... Read More

10th January 2020

Three Winter Driving Tips to Keep You Safe

Wild winter weather can arrive suddenly and leave drivers stranded wherever they are, but we’ve noticed it can affect the roads around East Kilbride worse than most. If you get caught out, it’s always worth knowing the best winter driving tips to hel... Read More

3rd December 2019

Why a Diagnostic Test will improve the Performance of your Vehicle

We all want our vehicles to run as smoothly as possible and give us a smile every time we drive them. But what can we do if they’ve stopped delivering that level of performance we love? If something feels wrong when you’re driving on the roads around... Read More

27th November 2019

Autumn Driving Tips

As the last days of Summer draw to a close and Autumn begins to grip the country once again, it’s important to refresh ourselves on the best practices to keep ourselves and other road users safe this Autumn.... Read More

10th September 2019

Winter Checklist

Winter is here and whether you love it or hate it we all have to deal with it. While there’s many public holidays to look forward to - driving in this season isn’t part of that excitement. It’s dark when you leave in the morning and when you’re comin... Read More

14th January 2019

Why is it important for learner drivers to go on the motorway?

One of the things new drivers are most anxious to do when they first pass their test is driving on the motorway. However, that’s all about to change as learner drivers are now officially allowed to have lessons on the motorway. The only condition is ... Read More

25th June 2018

The ultimate Father’s Day motor gift guide

Father’s Day is just around the corner and that means we have to find our dads the perfect gift. But what do you get the man who has everything? What do you get the man who says he doesn’t want presents? We’ve put together the best motor related gift... Read More

31st May 2018

How to make sure you have a healthy air conditioning system

With summer approaching and a recent heatwave, it’s important to get your car air conditioning checked now. Having a healthy car air conditioning system can be the difference between a comfortable, cool journey and getting hot and bothered. When you ... Read More

30th April 2018

3 things you can do to prepare for your MOT test

It’s thought that around four out of every ten MOT tests result in failure in the UK every year. Here are three ways to avoid getting caught up in this by running checks on your vehicle.... Read More

27th March 2018

Here are some of the most iconic film and television vehicles of all time

Film and television are great sources of entertainment. Whether you are watching a film with your family or spending some time by yourself. Our passion for motors in evident and there are many films and TV shows that understand that. They use vehicle... Read More

9th January 2018

Simple things you can do to prepare your vehicle for winter

Preparing your vehicle for winter is important as it can help you avoid an unnecessary breakdown. Winter is one of the most difficult seasons of the year, we rely on our cars more and there are more precautions you have to take. From icy roads to fro... Read More

30th November 2017

A guide to understanding Brexit and the motor industry

Let’s set the scene of a monumental day in British history that took place last year. It’s Thursday, 23rd June 2016… need we say anymore? In case you can’t remember let’s say that really cringey word – Brexit. Right, now the scenes have been set we c... Read More

30th November 2017

4 female bloggers who are helping women in the motoring industry

The motor industry has always been seen as a male-dominated workplace but in recent years more women have started working in the industry. Thanks to social media and blogging women have voices and a place to share their opinions. If you’re not sure w... Read More

9th October 2017

Our guide to preventing a car breakdown this summer

Every summer people get ready to set off on their holidays. Whether it’s a family weekend away at Alton Towers or a road trip to a European country. It’s one of the most exciting parts of the year but while traveling, there is always the risk of havi... Read More

11th August 2017

Speeding fines and new laws

Good drivers know what the legal speed limits are on the roads that they drive on regularly but what if you’re driving in a new area and aren’t sure what the speed limit is? They might drive faster than they should and end up speeding, which can put ... Read More

26th July 2017

Summer Car Checks - Looking after your car

Now that it’s a steady temperature of at least 15 degrees a day in the UK, come rain or shine, we’d classify it as our ‘summer’. Despite the disheartening weather, we always make the most of the sunshine and there seems to be quite a bit of it this y... Read More

6th June 2017

Winter Air Conditioning - How to use your air con

Most people only use their air conditioning system during summer however, these vehicle owners could well be damaging the vital components of their air con system without even realising. Here we explain why, as well as describing why you should conti... Read More

10th May 2017

Winter Car Check - Three step guide to check your car in the winter

It goes without saying that even the most efficient, loyal and trustworthy car can give you problems the moment cold weather strikes. The New Year gives us an opportunity to create resolutions and buy gym memberships we will never use. Whilst you mig... Read More

10th May 2017

Motorist Winter Checklist

Now that winter is on the horizon, it’s critical that you prepare your car for the colder months. As many as 20% of drivers fail to make any checks, at all, in other months, and even in winter only half of these drivers undertake basic checks. With t... Read More

10th May 2017

How to check your car service history

One of the most important parts of having a car is maintaining it and keeping it running to a good standard. A big part of successfully keeping your car running is… paperwork. Yes, you read that correctly – this paperwork is also referred to your car... Read More

10th May 2017

Car Tyre Checklist - How to check your tyres: Auto Solutions East Ltd

Car tyres are a highly neglected part of vehicle maintenance, but they’re also an essential part of keeping you on the road. It’s something that all cars have in common as it holds vehicles up and keeps them moving. Doing a car tyre health check on y... Read More

10th May 2017

Car battery warning lights and what they mean

Check your dash before you start the car and you’ll see a light that looks like a little battery with a “+” and “-” sign on it. This is your battery or charging light. What should you do if it comes on while you’re driving? If your battery charging l... Read More

10th May 2017

Car breakdown - What to do when you breakdown

Breaking down at the side of the road is a scenario that we all dread and pray that we will never experience, but sometimes it’s unavoidable. At Auto Solutions East Ltd, we strongly recommended getting your car regularly serviced and getting your veh... Read More

10th May 2017