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5 money-saving tips to help maintain your car this summer

Looking after your vehicle can feel like a year-round job, so make sure you’re ready for whatever the season throws at you with eBay

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  • A family of four in a car

    If you’re about to head off on a great British staycation, it’s fair to assume your car’s going to be doing some heavy lifting. Between narrow pothole-ridden and branch-flanked country lanes, extreme temperatures and sudden torrential downpours, our roads can feel like the world’s least fun obstacle course at this time of year.

    That’s why eBay’s huge range of parts and accessories is every driver’s friend. Whether you want to replace your engine oil, buff out some scratches or make sure your tyres are ready for the most changeable conditions, eBay lets you choose from millions of parts from brands you can trust. Car parts can also come with a 12-month guarantee. Plus, with eBay’s Assured Fit scheme, you can rest easy knowing that if the part doesn’t fit your car after all, you’ll get your money back. (To be added 10 August)

    So, to keep your car or camper van fit and firing for your next summer adventure, take a look at these five easy maintenance tips, and the products you’ll need from eBay.

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  • Someone trying to remove a scratch on a car bonnet

    We’ve all been there. You’re cautiously navigating your vehicle down the narrowest of country lanes when you hear that dreaded scrape along your roof or door. Whether it’s an overhanging branch or something even more nefarious that’s given you an irritating blemish, eBay can help. With its range of low-cost, easy-to-use scratch removal kits, you could work miracles you only thought possible with the use of CGI. 

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  • Someone applying touch up paint

    While scratches might buff out, there’s no covering up a paintwork chip. Or is there? If you want to go the extra mile to keep your paint job gleaming in the sunshine, eBay’s Car Touch Up Paint has got you covered. All you have to do is enter your reg number, then sit back and wait for your custom mixed paint to arrive.

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  • Two people inspecting the engine of a car

    High temperatures can force your engine to work even harder, so it’s important that you keep your oil levels appropriately topped up in the summer months. And with a product as integral as engine oil, you want to make sure you’re using a brand you can trust. Finding the right variety of high-performance Castrol Edge for you on eBay is simple and it’ll protect your engine for its entire drain interval, no matter what.

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  • Someone trying to remove a nail stuck in a car tyre

    To state the obvious: punctures are bad news, and can often be an unwelcome side effect of going off the beaten track. But not to worry, eBay stocks plenty of low-cost temporary tyre repair and reinflation kits. And if you’re after longer-lasting results, try this 31-piece puncture repair kit that includes a rasper tool, heavy duty repair strings and rubber strips to help you do a more thorough job. Keep it with your spare tyre, and you’ll be fully pothole-proof.

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  • A man changing a tyre with a child next to him

    Patching up is all well and good, but when a full summer pit stop is required, a brand-new set of summer tyres will help you retain maximum grip in even the most challenging conditions, including surprise storms. On eBay, you’ll find a range of summer tyres from brands you can trust, and you can filter your results by entering your tyre size. If you really want to take a load off, you can even have your tyres fitted by an approved professional at one of more than 2,300 locations nationwide.

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    For more summer maintenance tools, head to eBay parts and accessories

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