The Benefits of a New Car

Posted on August 9, 2017 at 9:40 pm

A brand new car can have lots of benefits for you as a car owner. It is, in many ways, much better than buying a used vehicle and not being exactly sure what you are getting. If you are thinking about buying a brand new car, here are some of the benefits:

  • It will have a warranty. A new car will be protected by a guarantee in case anything goes wrong with it.
  • You won’t have to worry about an MOT for three cars. A new car won’t need an MOT, so this will be one fewer cost. You also won’t have to worry about it not passing and costing lots of money.
  • The car won’t need any work doing to it. Having a new car and not having to worry about maintenance is very freeing.
  • It will look good. A new car is going to look great and be a status symbol.

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Renting a Car in the UK

Posted on July 17, 2017 at 10:44 pm

Sometimes, it can be necessary to rent a car whilst you are at home in the UK. It might be the case that you don’t have your own car because it is not cost effective for you, or you might need to get somewhere for work and you are not insured to drive you own car for work purposes. If this is the case, renting a car could be the best decision for you.

Find a rental company where you can rent a car long or short term depending on your needs. It helps if they are local, or if they are able to deliver the car to you. Speak to them about insurance and make sure you have appropriate cover that will be valid in all eventualities. If you need to rent a car for work, your company should cover the expenses for you. Make sure you check the vehicle for damage before you take it away.

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Breakdown Cover for your Vehicle

Posted on March 12, 2017 at 2:01 pm

Driving a car is easy and convenient – when everything is going right. As a car owner, you also need to think about the times when things will not always go to plan. Cars do break down and cars do suffer from faults, so you need to think about how you will deal with issues when they arise.

One way to help ensure you are ready to deal with anything your car might throw at you is to have breakdown cover. This will usually involve paying a certain amount of money monthly or annually to cover you for breakdowns. It maybe you or the vehicle that is covered so check the terms carefully.

Breakdown cover means that you will be given roadside assistance if your car breaks down during a journey. A qualified person will come out to you and they may be able to fix the problem then and there.

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Choosing the Perfect Car for you

Posted on February 17, 2017 at 4:07 pm

Selecting a new car is a major decision. It is probably one of the most expensive items you will own, so you should choose wisely. You will need to think about your lifestyle, the longevity of the vehicle and the day-to-day running of it.

Firstly, think about what you want from a car. Is it important to you that your vehicle is new? Is appearance the most important thing? Do you have a family who you will be driving around? Make sure you are practical – a sports car may look good but it might not work for your lifestyle.

Think about how long you want the vehicle to last. If you are happy to have it for a few years, you can easily choose something with more miles on the clock. If you need it to last longer, a new car may be the answer.

Make sure you can afford to run the vehicle you select. Think about the cost of fuel, MOTs, services and insurance to decide whether a vehicle is going to be right for you.

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Filing a Claim For Car Vandalism

Posted on October 21, 2016 at 1:06 pm

It’s a sad state of affairs but car vandalism is rife in the UK. There are two things you can do about it, either get it repaired or filing a claim to your insurance company. Both will leave you out of pocket, but unfortunately there’s nothing else you can do.

A keyed vehicle is considered vandalism and is covered under the comprehensive portion of your auto insurance policy. If your auto insurance has comprehensive coverage there should be an amount listed under comprehensive or other-than-collision coverage. If you do not have your insurance declaration page, call your insurance company to check your coverage.

If you do have coverage then you can begin the process of filing a claim for your keyed car. The first step is to get a police report. Most insurance companies require police reports when it comes to a vandalism claim. Intentional damage to your vehicle by another individual needs to be properly documented by the local police. If the culprit is caught the individual may have to cover the cost of the damages.

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Repairing Your Car Dent Yourself

Posted on September 21, 2016 at 7:05 pm

You shouldn’t let a little dent intimidate you. With the right tools and the right techniques, you could possibly save yourself plenty of time, money, and hassle by fixing it yourself!

Before getting started, owners should realize that there are different methods of repair for different types and locations of dents. Some dents and locations require tools specific to car bodywork, while other types of dents and locations may only require methods that may be accomplished with simple tools commonly found in most households. There are even door ding kits available for smaller jobs, that include everything an owner needs for working on dings.

You’ll save so much money compared to taking the car into a workshop, why not give it a go? Who knows, you may pick up a new skill!

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The Smart ForFour – Info

Posted on May 17, 2016 at 12:59 pm

When you think Smart Car, you automatically assume that the vehicle will be small but the ForFour isn’t much smaller than the equivalent VW, with literally a handful of centimetres in it.

The Forfour offers a number of advantages for drivers living in urban areas, namely its small size, great fuel efficiency and smallest turning circle in its class. It uses space very efficiently, proving more interior space than most of its direct competitors, such as in boot space, and although it does sacrifice in size to an extent, the smaller turning circle makes up for this, allowing drivers to still park in much smaller spaces than in alternatives.

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Fast Cars – The Lotus Edition

Posted on April 13, 2016 at 6:01 pm

What does less weight mean? It means more power, which equates to the Lotus Elise 250 Cup. It’s been down-sized, shedding 21kg to 931kg all-up, and gains 26bhp from it’s Toyota-sourced, supercharged 1.8-litre engine. That means the car has a total of 243bhp and 261bhp/tonne, enough for 0-60mph in 3.9 seconds and the title of fastest purely road-going Elise ever. Note that time is to 60mph mind, rather than the 0-62mph we more commonly see these days – so expect that sprint to take 4.3. Still, it’s a quick thing.

Available as a roadster with a hard-top option, there’s also a Carbon Aero Pack which drops a further 10kg, a whopping rear wing and chunky front splitter – Lotus reckons 66kg of downforce at 100mph and 155kg at the 250 Cup’s top speed of 154mph.

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The Ford Kuga is coming soon!

Posted on February 25, 2016 at 8:19 pm

Set to be revealed at this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, car giants Ford says the redesigned Kuga is one of five all-new or redesigned Ford SUVs it’s to launch in the next three years. It’s with one of the others, the Edge, with which the Kuga shares its new face. Does anyone really care about Ford SUVs any more though?

A 1.5-litre, 118bhp four-cylinder diesel has been added to the existing range of petrol and diesel engines, and there’s a redesigned interior with the latest generation SYNC infotainment system, which Ford promises us is much improved.

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Are Expensive Car Air Fresheners Really Worth It?

Posted on December 18, 2015 at 10:21 pm

Due to many different variables, a car can become quite smelly after a time, especially if the owner of that vehicle tends to eat hot food, which is a no no for keeping a new smell in. Takeaways of the spicy variety tend to linger a scent the longest out of all other takeaways and this may cause a drive to go out a purchase an air freshener.

Their are a variety of models, smells, shapes and sizes of air fresheners all with their benefits and negatives. The prices of these can also drastically vary from the typical £0.99 cardboard soaked fresheners to that of £4.99 clip on gel systems. The only unfortunate thing about air fresheners is that they don’t tend to last for a long time and users end up complaining the about the fact that they’re having to replace them every 3 –4 weeks or so. Spray room air fresheners work just as well and they are much more cost effective.

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