Motoring

Are You Winter Ready?

Are You Winter Ready

With the winter months approaching, thoughts turn to what to buy our loved ones for Christmas and where to go for winter sun, but how many of us take the time to ensure that our cars are winter ready? A study carried out recently by a popular motoring organisation stated that during the winter months a car breaks down on …

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Motoring Money Saving Tips

Motoring Money Saving Tips

There are a lot of money saving tips online when it comes to motoring, but quite a lot of them are nonsense. For example, I read that drivers should seek cheap fuel – not only will you use more fuel trying to find a mythical petrol station, but the chances are that the fuel you buy will do more harm …

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Smartphone Apps To Save You Money On Your Car Insurance

Smartphone Apps To Save You Money On Your Car Insurance

Ever get the feeling that you are being watched? If you have got a smartphone, you probably are! That is a conversation for another day, however, thanks to technology, younger drivers are now able to get apps on their phone to help reduce their insurance premiums. The technology means you can get an app that will sit somewhere between Angry …

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Remember Your Emission Sticker

Remember Your Emission Sticker

Are you planning a self-drive European holiday this summer? If you are driving in France and intend to visit Paris, you will need an emission sticker. You will no doubt remember last month that President Donald Trump withdrew the US from the Paris Agreement on climate change. However, what you might not recall is hearing that you need to display …

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The Dangers Of Log Book Delays

According to a BBC investigation, buyers of nearly new cars are being affected by some dealers keeping hold of the log book for a period of time after the vehicle has been sold. According to the investigation, log book delays can cause a problem when it comes to getting tax, sorting out parking permits and even speeding fines being sent …

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Keep Your Cool!

Keep Your Cool!

Have you ever wondered what the words cabin filter or pollen filter mean when you spot them on an invoice after your vehicle has been to a garage and been serviced? The cabin filter or pollen filter has a lot of work to do, and it is there to protect you from the fumes, dust, dirt and general nastiness that …

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New or Nearly New

New or Nearly New

Thinking about a new car? What do you choose? New, or nearly new?  If you have been fortunate enough to have a brand new car, there is no feeling like it. The knowledge that no one other than a salesman, a delivery driver, and perhaps a workshop technician carrying out tests has driven the car before. I do not deny …

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Top Tips to help pass your MOT

Top Tips to help pass your MOT

Headlights and indicators All of these must work properly, so check the headlights (main and dipped beam), sidelights, rear lights, hazard warning lights (ignition on and off) and finally indicators. If you have clear lenses, the light emitted needs to clearly be orange. Brake lights Get a friend/partner to check that the brake lights come on when you press the …

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Taxing Times

Changing Tax

It has been a couple of years since the way that cars are taxed changed but many people are still struggling to get to grips with the new system. The previous method of checking to see if your vehicle was taxed by taking a quick glance at the corner of the windscreen was a simple one but no more. It worked …

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Don’t Drink and Drive

Don't Drink and Drive

It’s that time where we’re beginning to get fed up with Christmas songs as they’ve been played on the radio since, what seems like, July and the shops have had gifts and selection boxes on display since then as well. The unfortunate by-product of this merriment is that the UK sees a rise in motorists breathalysed by the Police and …

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