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Millers: Engine Oils for Perfect Performance

With well over a hundred years' of experience in the trade, Millers Oils is a tried, tested and trusted company. MotorNuts are extremely proud to supply a comprehensive collection of products from Millers Oils, including the brand's renowned current generation of high-performance racing oils.

John Watson Miller founded Millers Bros, soon to become Millers Oils, in 1887. Miller came from a family that has always had a presence in the burgeoning motor sector: members of the Miller family pioneered many ventures in the fields of model engineering and outboard racing, in which they fielded a highly successful team. Continuing with the family spirit of motoring innovation, Millers Bros successfully produced the first long-drain interval oil for trucks as well as the first diesel-specific engine oil for cars.

Today, though it now has a global presence, Millers Oils is still a significant employer in the local community. The company now produce a remarkable array of products yet still focus strongly on John Miller's original aim that the quality of his oil be 'rigidly adhered to'. This range incorporates oils and fuel treatments for vehicles spanning the full spectrum of domestic, industrial, commercial and agricultural sectors of industry.

The new generation of competition racing oils designed and manufactured by Millers Oils features patented, award-winning NANODRIVE technology, which delivers the lowest possible levels of friction and dramatically improves vehicle performance. A selection of different types, each with its own unique specification designed to suit all kinds of vehicle, is available from MotorNuts at our signature competitive prices.

 Full details of these performance engine oils are given on the individual product pages on our website. Have questions or need advice? Give the skilled and experienced MotorNuts team a call.

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Vehicle Security: The MotorNuts Collection

Vehicle theft is a persistent problem and the fact is that you just cannot make your  precious vehicle too secure. That's why MotorNuts supply a comprehensive collection of products designed to enhance the security of your vehicle. Here are some of the bestselling vehicle security products from our website.

Bulldog Steering Wheel Locks

Available in car or van size options, the Bulldog steering lock carries Department of Transport approval and is one of the most robust products of its type available on today's market. The tough drill- and pick-resistant locking mechanism is attached to a bar that can even accommodate steering wheels that incorporate a bulbous airbag and the bright yellow colouration acts as a powerful deterrent.

Stronghold Triangular Wheel Clamps

Having your vehicle wheel-clamped is not something that any driver wants.. unless you are clamping it yourself! The heavy duty wheel clamps manufactured by Stronghold are fully adjustable and available in a range of sizes to suit any vehicle; alloy wheel and caravan wheel versions are also available. Each clamp features electro-plated arms to protect against corrosion and incorporates a pick-free, high-security lock for your peace of mind. Stronghold wheel clamps are independently tested and insurance approved.

Maypole Security Posts

Available in either fixed or removable options, Maypole security posts are designed to be firmly planted into the ground with concrete. The posts are constructed using tough steel and coloured hi-vis yellow, enhancing both their deterrent and safety qualities. Each post comes complete with a close-shackle lock and keys and the product is ideal for use on driveways.

There are many more options available so please browse our website for more details.

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The Perfect Match: MPEX Vehicle Paints

If the exterior paint of a vehicle is scratched or otherwise damaged, professional repair is a costly option. Repairing the damage yourself is obviously a preferable alternative but many people are unwilling to carry out the procedure, fearing that they may not achieve seamless, colour-matched results. Never fear: MotorNuts is here!

We now supply colour-matched paint from MPEX, one of the most respected and trusted brands in the business. Using official dealers' and manufacturers' databases, we can provide exterior vehicle paint in more than 77,000 different shades, incorporating RAL, Pantone and BS options. The paint is available in pen or bottle formats for small touch-up jobs or as an aerosol for larger areas of damaged paintwork.

Applying MPEX colour-matched vehicle paint is easy and here we present our step-by-step guides:

MPEX Colour-Matched Paint Touch-Up Pen & Bottle

  1. Prepare the area. Ensure that any loose paintwork, dust and dirt is removed before thoroughly cleaning and drying the affected area. If rust is present then apply primer (also available on the MotorNuts website). Surrounding undamaged paintwork should be protected with masking tape
  2. Shake the pen/bottle vigorously for at least 30 seconds to ensure product consistency
  3. Apply the colour-matched paint thinly in smooth, long strokes. If using the needle-point pen, gently introduce the nib into the scratch, squeezing gently to get the paint flowing
  4. A single coat is often sufficient but, if a second coat is required, make sure that the first coat has been allowed to dry for at least 10 and up to 25 minutes. If you intend to subsequently apply lacquer (which is available from the MotorNuts website), allow the paint to cure for at least 24 hours

MPEX Colour-Matched Pain Aerosol

  1. Prepare the affected area according to step 1 above
  2. Release the aerosol's alligator ball and shake the can for at least two minutes
  3. Press the nozzle to apply the paint from a distance of 25cm. Use a cross-coating motion
  4. Allow the area to dry as in step 4 above. Clean the aerosol nozzle thoroughly. If there is still paint remaining in the can, store it upside down for hassle-free application at a later date

We have put together a list of FAQs about MPEX colour-matched paint so this is your first stop if you require more information. If your question is not answered here or if you need any further advice, please contact the expert MotorNuts team directly and we will be happy to help you out.

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Dark Nights need Bright Bulbs!

Every vehicle has headlights, taillights and indicator lights: these must legally be in working order at all times. In addition to these, there are interior lights, dash lights, number-plate lights and more, all of which are necessary for  a safe and comfortable driving experience. Should one of these lights fail, you should be ready with the correct spare and MotorNuts have got every eventuality covered. There's never been a better time to have spare bulbs in stock: it's not long until the clocks change and the nights become darker at an earlier and earlier time.

Our collection of bulbs and lighting accessories is as comprehensive as every other section of our massive product portfolio. Every bulb in your vehicle can be found in the dedicated 'Bulbs & Lighting' section of our website. When it comes to headlights, you can choose from traditional, standard LED and HID Xenon Performance Upgraded bulbs.

HID Xenon Performance Upgraded Bulbs

You may not have heard of these bulbs but you will certainly have seen them whilst driving! They are designed to give the brightest, clearest light and are up to 20% brighter than traditional alternatives. As well as making driving safer, they also give a vehicle a smart and sporty appearance: an instant makeover for a tiny initial investment!

All HID Performance Bulbs are OE standard and are E Approved. UV-cut, the bulbs are suitable for use with plastic lenses and come with a 3-year warranty as standard. Where a traditional headlight bulb gives off around 500 lumens, standard Xenon bulbs emit a massive 3,200 lumens: the HID Performance Upgrade bulbs pack a superbright punch of a giant 5,500 lumens!

Discover more about HID Xenon Performance Upgraded Bulbs along with the rest of our 'Bulbs & Lighting' collection on the MotorNuts website. Be bright, be bold: buy bulbs!

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Diesel Additives: The Forte Triple Treatment Kit

Vehicles that run on diesel require specialist care to ensure that their engines are always in tip-top condition. Here at MotorNuts, we supply a comprehensive collection of diesel treatments and additives from top brands like Millers Oils, MPEX, STP and Forte. In this edition of the MotorNuts blog, we look at the complete diesel detox delivered by the Forte Diesel System Triple Treatment Kit.

The Complete Diesel System Treatment Kit by Forte contains three quality additives, each designed to treat a different aspect of a diesel engine. The kit contains:

DPF Cleaner & Regenerator

Specially formulated to combat soot buildup caused by start-stop driving, this product makes use of a catalyst that adheres to soot particles during the combustion process. After treatment, the particles in the soot filter area will burn at lower temperatures, which helps to regenerate the filter during start-stop driving where exhaust temperatures are low. Stability of the DPF system is improved and soot emissions are actively reduced.

Diesel Turbo Cleaner

Incomplete combustion leads to particles adhering to an engines variable vanes, causing them to stick and reducing the power and efficiency of diesel engines. Forte Diesel Turbo Cleaner, which is compatible with all diesel engines, helps to clean variable geometry turbos without any need for dismantling and also cleans EGR valves.

Advanced Formula Diesel Treatment

The final element on Forte's Diesel System Treatment Kit both cleans and lubricates the entire fuel system, improving overall engine efficiency and power. This reduces downtime and the need for replacement of engine components, whether the engine uses a direct or indirect injection system. Black smoke emissions are lessened, injector spray patterns are restored and fuel pump life is extended, without affecting the diesel fuel's cetane rating.

Check out the entire MotorNuts collection of diesel treatments and additives on our website. Happy driving!

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A new product from Bulldog means we’ve got security solutions whatever the vehicle

The MC30 from Bulldog is a ground anchor, chain and padlock which is perfect for keeping your motorbikes, quad bikes and scooters – even lawn mowers secure at home.

We’ve all seen more and more CCTV videos of attempted break-ins doing the rounds on social media, and the crime statistics back it up that crime is on the up as thieves are getting more brazen and more desperate as well as more advanced in their methods to beat the bolts.

Trailers are often seen as an easy target but Bulldog have several ways in which you can make sure they’re secure.

Starting with a hitch lock, there are locks that can be used either hitched or un-hitched so stationary or on the move and the locks need to be correct for your specific hitch heads; Knott, Alko, Bradley, Brenderup, Albe or Avonride.

Then there are also a range of wheel clamps including the award winning QD range that will fit all sizes of trailer wheels.

You can also get the BD1 tracker which will alert you should any try to move your trailer and the fourth option is a security post or hitch post which is locked to the ground either in front of the trailer or the trailer is hitched to which will prevent unauthorised movement.

This same group of products; hitch locks, wheel clamps, security posts and trackers are tried and tested and also perfect for caravans.

For cars and vans Bulldog also does a steering wheel lock in addition to their vast range of wheel clamps.

The Bulldog wheel clamp range comprises; TitanCentaurEuro Clamp, Auto Clamp and QD lock.

The Euro Clamp is the smallest wheel clamp perfect for taking on the move with you. Voted What Car Magazines ‘best buy’ there are 2 different sizes available which suit motorcycles, cars, caravans, trailers or the larger EM4x4SS which suits motor homes, vans and 4X4s.

The Titan and Centaurs are Bulldogs most heavy duty wheel clamps, available in a range of sizes for all vehicles they are Police preferred ‘Secured by Design’ and  ‘Sold Secure’ and also a ‘What Car Magazine – security super test best product’

The award winning QD range are the perfect clamps for caravans and trailers, even being awarded Practical Caravan magazines best buy accolade.

Finally there is the adjustable Auto Clamp which comes in three sizes which cater for most tyre sizes, it is simple to fit, a lighter weight clamp it’s also easier to handle and use on the move.

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Don't Risk Shock: Disklok!

Don’t take chances with your vehicle; we forbid it. Order your Disklok TODAY.

Disklok steering wheel lock image silverWhen it comes to keeping the big stuff like your home, car and wallet safe, you want to take advantage of every protection system available. As well as deterring potential thieves from even bothering with an attempt to steal your stuff, good security measures prevent the more determined criminals and, in the worst case scenario, at least you can truthfully tell your insurance company that you did all you could to protect your valuables.

While we here at MotorNuts clearly accept the importance of the home and the necessity of the wallet, these things are but minor concerns compared to what REALLY matters: our beloved motor vehicles! Yes, my home is my castle and money is my freedom but my car is BOTH of those things at the same time; try sleeping in your wallet or driving to work in your house if you don’t believe me!

Dosklok yellow tiltedAll this joking around does have its serious side, namely the fact that around 370,000 cars a year are stolen in the UK (over 1,000 per DAY!) and this 2015 figure, unbelievably, represented an all-time LOW for that particular unpleasant statistic. We don’t know how many of these vehicles were not adequately protected, but we are guessing from the intelligence level of the average car thief that it can’t have been very many. Once you allow for the master criminals who have managed to get around every protection device, we reckon that about 369,999 of those cars didn’t have proper safety features!

This is where the widely-recognised, widely-trusted and widely-despised (by the car thieves!) Disklok comes in. If you have a car then you need a Disklok and we really can’t say it any more simply than that. Check out these few brief details and see if we don't convince you. Your car is still on the drive right now. Isn’t it?

  • Three sizes are available so whether you are driving a Mini or a motorhome, there is a size to suit your vehicle. To find out which size you need, just measure the diameter according to our handy diagram and select the appropriate Disklok

  • For the aesthetically-conscious, there is a choice of two colours. Silver gives that classic subtle look while the Yellow model leaves nobody in any doubt as to its presence!

  • For the following cars, you should select the wide fitment small size Disklok (you always knew you were special): Range Rover Evoque,  Ford Mondeo Titanium X, Land Rover Freelander 2 Fiat 500x plus

  • This is the UK’s toughest steering wheel lock and features a spin function if attacked. Do not accept imitations

Make sure you're not in for a shock! Get your Disklok... if you need any additional advice or information contact our expert team.

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RoadHero – saving the day if you get a puncture

The RoadHero space saver spare wheel kit is everything you need to get home safely in the event of a flat tyre, puncture or blowout.

The kit, all stored in a handy bag, contains a steel wheel with inflated tyre as well as a jack and brace for fitting.

RoadHero solves a genuine problem with as many as two thirds of new cars not coming with spare wheels or space savers but repair kits instead. 

Drivers are increasingly frustrated with repair kits and tyre sealants which work for a basic puncture they prefer the peace of mind of having a traditional spare.

RoadHero has come to market through Wheelwright who is one of the UKs leading wheel distributors with over 35 years experience in the alloy and steel wheel industries.

From their warehouse in Kent, Wheelwright supplies the UK and Europe with the largest choice of wheel styles available from one supplier.

Their knowledge and experience of wheels for all the different makes and models of cars is second to none and so when they’ve developed the RoadHero it’s safe to say they know their stuff for all vehicles.

The RoadHero kits are specific to different vehicles make, model and year. If you cannot find your vehicle in our listings please contact our team for help.

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Millers Oils product profile

Product profile – Millers Classic Oils

Millers range of classic oils, treatments and additives combines the latest advances in lubrication technology with the specific requirements of classic and vintage vehicles providing the ultimate protection and performance.

Millers Oils have been manufactured by the Miller family from their site in Yorkshire for the last 130 years.

Founder John W. Miller promised his early customers ‘The quality of my oil will be rigidly adhered to.’ and this has become an ethos of the still family run business who are committed to quality and innovation.

This ethos has earned Millers a reputation for being a specialist in quality oils for specialist vehicles – and this is why we love their Classic range.

The Millers Classic range not only meets the needs, but exceeds the specific requirements of older vehicles allowing them to achieve optimum performance whilst crucially for vehicles of this age delivering optimum protection.

The Pistoneze is a quality 20w50 multigrade engine oil suitable for any classic car or vintage cars with a modern filtration system.

The Classic Sport is as it says on the tin – not just for any classic car but for classic sports cars. The semi synthetic 20w 50 offers enhanced additives and shear stable viscosity index improvers all adding up to increased performance.

The Classic Sport High Performance 20w50 engine oil incorporates multi award winning Nanodrive™ - an ultra low friction technology designed for motorsport which delivers a discernible increase in performance...­perfect for Nuts racing classic and vintage cars!

The range also has an oil specifically formulated for the requirement of old minis, as well as an 80w90 extreme pressure mineral based gear oil with performance additives.

Finally we are delighted with Millers range of treatments and additives designed to provide ethanol protection and lead replacement so vital to classic cars.


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Bulldog launch new trackers

At MotorNuts we specialise in vehicle security, including wheel clamps, steering locks, hitch locks and security posts.

One of our trusted partners Bulldog have taken their 30 years experience in security manufacturing and design to a new level and launched a new range of trackers.

Their easy to use trackers provide real time tracking to monitor the precise location of your vehicles, assets and even family!

All trackers are super easy to use, just plug in switch on and away you go – and if you do encounter any queries you can access Bulldogs free UK based support services.

The full range of trackers all come pre-installed with GPS and SIM card and work easily with afreesmart phone app. Your vehicle can be tracked across UK and Europe as they use all mobile networks.

Which Tracker?

For caravans and motor homes – the TR25

With caravans costing as much as £25,000 and motor homes up to £100,000 installing one of the TR25s is a no brainer, cost effective and easy to use they offer that extra level peace of mind.

Be alerted if your caravan or motor home is moved - the TR25 not only lets you track your caravan or motor home but will pro-actively alert you if it moves from where you left it. 

For trailers – TR35

Trailer theft is big business; make sure you’ve got all options covered with the TR35 tracker - no installation required. With 4 years battery life, this tracker simply attaches to your trailer with a super strong magnet.

Use a PC, smart phone app or even text or phone your tracker if required to get its exact location.

For cars - TR68

The TR68 is easily plugged straight into your vehicles OBD (On Board Diagnostics) socket to provide power.

As well as security and tracking the TR68 can tell you much more – especially handing if using with fleets; driving style, speed, rest breaks, remote driver identification and vehicle immobilisation and alarms for movement outside a pre-defined boundary.

Personal tracker – TR20

The TR20 boasts the most features of all the trackers. As well as the usual alerts it has in built phone with SOS function and listen in feature, perfect for lone workers or the elderly it offers full "Man Down" functionality alerting pre-programmed numbers in the event of a fall or movement outside pre defined geo-fences.


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