Are we all going to be ...

The current government is encouraging us all to think about switching to electric cars as the pollution levels across the world rise at a tremendous rate causing a growing number of health issues but is it really feasible to expect us all to do this in the near future? Up until recently the main concern was the range an electric car could travel on a single charge, but it has been shown that newer electric cars have a range exceeding two hundred miles. So, what are the current benefits and drawbacks for the customer thinking of switching? The benefit to...

Buying a private number...

If you are looking for a quirky gift for the avid car lover or just want to get something a little personal for yourself or a loved one, then a private number plate may be perfect. A private number plate also known as a cherished plate or personalised number plate is a plate that has been selected by the owner or someone else to be assigned to a vehicle. Unlike a car number plate that is assigned when the vehicle is new at the dealership, theses number plates do not always have the same number of letters and numbers of...

Can you be sure if the ...

If you are looking to buy a second hand vehicle there are a number of points that you need to consider. One of them is mileage as many parts on a car are only designed to last a certain number of miles before they need to be replaced – such as a cambelt. If you go to look at a car which is very low mileage for its age, you may have doubts as to whether the mileage is genuine. On average, most cars do about ten thousand miles per annum. If you have a ten year old car and...

England’s roads are c...

With many of England’s roads is quite a bad state, a lot of drivers are concerned about the effect this is having on their car and simply cannot afford to keep forking out for new tyres, wheels or suspension. Tyre damage can happen at any time and can make your vehicle very unsafe, which is why it is vital to check them over carefully as often as you can. You may have noticed that your tyres have not been gripping the road as well or that you have had the tyres on the car for some time now and they...

Are you thinking about ...

If you are looking to buy a new car then you may be given the option to part exchange your old one. Garages will often offer you a price to part exchange your vehicle which will be knocked off the price of the vehicle you are buying. This price is usually less than you would get if you should it privately but if you were looking to buy a car that was quite a lot of money, then you are more likely to get a better price for your part exchange. Although you will get more money by selling your...

Why do diesel cars cost...

If you are looking to buy a car or van you may not have realised until now that diesel cars not only cost more to fuel but also to buy initially. Diesel cars can be more expensive than the equivalent petrol version but they also retain their value well, meaning that when it comes time to trade in or sell on, you’ll get more money for it. The reason they tend to be a bit more expensive is that they tend to do more miles to the gallon than petrol and therefore push the purchase price up. As well, diesel...

Choosing the correct ty...

Tyres are an integral part of your vehicle and should be checked and maintained regularly to ensure optimum safety. When it comes to replacing tyres, you may be surprised by the wide selection available. If you go to a garage they may only give you two or three prices for budget, standard and premium tyres but if you search online you will see there are hundreds of tyres that fit into these categories. You may not even know what size tyre you need let alone speed rating etc, but if you have a look at the tyres that are already...

Getting your wheels ref...

We all like to have nice, clean cars and alloy wheels are often one of the hardest things we find to look after. Not only do they get covered in grime from the road and brake dust but they can also easily become scuffed, damaged and even corroded. If this happens you will either need to replace them or you may be able to refurbish them. Many places offer this service, some will refurbish the wheels and keep the car in whilst doing it, others may ask you to remove the wheels and send them into them. This will only...