Install electric chargi...

As more and more of us are purchasing electric vehicles, the problem of where to charge them is becoming an issue for many drivers. It has been reported that in the future all new builds will need to have the facilities to charge an electric vehicle as standard but for many homeowners charging points will need to be fitted. If you have a garage at your property it is a good idea to look into installing a charging point in the garage so that your car can be kept in the garage as it is charging, keeping it secure. So,...

Car maintenance checks ...

At this time of the year our cars can let us down if they are not properly maintained or not kept in a garage overnight. The cold and sometimes frosty nights affect the car battery and can highlight any other issues the vehicle may have often leading to it failing to start in the morning. Ideally if it is possible to keep the car in a garage this will give some protection from the winter weather, but few people now have this as an option as they prefer to use their garage for other uses such as storage. Having a...

What are the advantages...

Putting your car in the garage used to be a common practice for many car owners but increasingly we now use our garages for anything but housing our cars. They are frequently used for storage purposes mainly for garden tools and outdoor furniture but also for storing bicycles and play equipment. What are the advantages of using your garage as it was intended to be used namely for protecting your car from the elements? A common question that is asked when you renew your car insurance is where it is kept. If you can honestly reply in a garage to...

Garages- what do you us...

Having a garage to house your vehicle at a property is often a luxury especially if you live in an inner city area. In a more rural area it is more common but how often do people actually use a garage for the purpose it was designed for and if not what are we using this valuable space for? The majority of homeowners who do not house their vehicle in the garage use their garages for additional storage space. They are often used to store garden furniture during the winter months and gardening equipment such as lawnmowers and gardening tools...

Fuel economy of your ve...

Running a car or van can be expensive. Not only do you have to think about MOT’s, insurance, tax and repairs you also need to think about fuel costs. Fuel can be one of a motorists most expensive annual costs to run a car. The first way to save money on fuel is to find the best price for the fuel to start with. You don’t want to have to drive around for miles to find a cheap fuel station as it is false economy. Fuel prices vary drastically from time to time and even from garage to garage so...

What to do if you have ...

If you buy a vehicle from a garage then you may have some sort of warranty. This is not guaranteed and you need to check before you agree to the purchase what you are likely to be offered. Many warranties only cover major components though so you could find that only a handful of parts are covered. The warranty can range from around one month upwards of 3 years and sometimes you can pay to extend the warranty. The warranties are often sold and managed by a third party so it is important to get the details of who to...

What is actually covere...

When buying a new or second-hand car, you may be offered a warranty. All new cars come with some warranty, most of the time it is 3 years but a few manufacturers may give you more. If you are buying a used car then you may get 12 months if it is mid-price range to 1-3 months for cheaper vehicles. Some second-hand cars may not come with any warranty when buying privately or from a small independent garage. If you are given a warranty, it is important to try and find out how long it is. Some garages will state...

Is it worth paying extr...

When it comes to buying a second hand car you have to chose whether to buy from a garage or a private seller. If buying from a garage you should also consider if you are going to buy from a amin dealer or an independent garage. This is often dictated by the budget you have to spend. If you only have a small budget then you may have to buy private or from a smaller independent garage, but if buying a more expensive car then you have more choice. Although you do often end up having to pay more from...