The new car boom of 201...

Forget the baby boom, 2014 is seeing a “New Car” boom which is set to keep on rising. For twenty nine consecutive months, there has been an increase in new cars that have been bought in the UK. With the recession coming to an end, it seems that people are opting for a new car which can often work out more financially viable than buying a second hand one. Over the past twelve months new car sales have risen by over 10% and this is expected to continue going forward. Buying a new car can give you that added piece...

Private Plates In The U...

When you buy a car, it’s a general requirement by the law to have it registered. However, many people still don’t know what it entails to have a private plate on their vehicles, and that’s because most of them opt for a general number plate. Well, if you’re looking to install a private plate on your car or vehicle, then this article will help you unravel how to go about it and what it means to have such a plate. Overview of private plates It basically involves buying a personalised number, which also gives you the right to assign and...

Checks that you should ...

It is essential for you and your passengers’ safety that you carry out routine checks on your car at regular intervals. Your car is only MOT’ed once every 12 months and a lot of things can happen in that time that could mean your car is not roadworthy. A few of the main things that should be checking include: Tyres: check that they have the correct pressure in, there is no major damage to them and that they are within the legal limit which is 1.6mm across 75% of the tyre Water / coolant: these levels are fairly easy to...

Preparing for a Long Jo...

A long drive can take its toll the driver and it’s important to properly prepare, especially if you’re going to be driving for more than 4 hours. Planning the route is always important, and you are likely to want to keep it as short as possible by avoiding high traffic areas and accident prone roads. Noting places where you can stop off can ensure your journey is broken up slightly and this is especially important when you’re travelling back at night, otherwise you may find yourself drifting off at the wheel. Whatever time you’re travelling, it’s important to make sure...

The Peugeot 508

Many people will say that Audi and BMW are in a league above Peugeot in terms of producing high quality saloons, while Jaguar, Bentley and Mercedes are in an even higher league. There is something a little bit different this time round though, and the fact is Peugeot has come on leaps and bounds with its recent models. The 508 may be more affordable, and that’s because it is cheaper to make, but you get that trustworthy manual gearbox, plenty of dials for your in-car accessories and a very snazzy digital speedo display. The car really does have a solid...

The Nissan LEAF

The Nissan LEAF may well be a bit of a strangely named car, but it doesn’t glide effortless on our roads and it’s becoming ideally recognised as the world’s best selling electric vehicle. This is largely down to the car’s success in Japan, but it’s a remarkably stylish city car too and you get a really stunning infotainment system. Space is probably a drawback and you may just about have space for a week’s worth of shopping, but then not much else. The car can simply be charged from the front and all you have to do is lift up...

Will Tailgating Ever be...

It is now possible in the UK for police cars to prosecute drivers who have been tailgating, but how often does this happen? Well not as much as we would hope. Tailgating is essentially driving extremely close to the car in front, and it can often be seen as dangerous because of the minimal braking and reaction distance from the vehicle ahead. You only have to take one trip on the M25 to see that tailgating occurs constantly here in the UK and there will be many cases where police officers decide not  not  to pull the driver over. Tailgating...

The Mazda 2

The Mazda 2 has not exactly taken the motoring world by storm but it’s proving to be a valid option for those wanting a car that’s reliable, small and stylish. It’s a super mini and it has technically been around since 1996 when it was called the Mazda 121. The Vehicle tends to have the same face as the Mazda 3 and the Mazda 6 but just in a more slimmed down version. The latest Mazda 2 is much smoother than previous models and the shape is almost bubble-like. This car is energetic round the corners and you can choose...