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...

Checking the cost of in...

If you are in the market for a new or used car then you may have already decided what your budget is. If you are going to be having the car on finance or taking out a loan, then you will probably have worked out the monthly payments to ensure you can afford it. Not only should you consider the monthly payments for the vehicle but you also need to think about the running costs, especially the insurance. Insurances costs can vary from car to car and also vastly from one company to the next so it is important to...

Buying a handheld diagn...

If you notice that something isn’t quite right with your vehicle and take it into a garage, one of the first things they may do if the problem is not obvious is to put it on a diagnostic machine. Most cars have a plug often located under one of the seats that can be plugged into a diagnostic machine which will communicate with the on-board computer. The machine will give the mechanic a list of fault codes it finds and these fault codes can then be looked up to see what the error may be referring too. They can also...

Police have a new way o...

It has recently come to light that some police forces are starting to use devices which detect if a phone is being used in a vehicle without a hands free set. The device will activate a sign on the road side to remind users that they should not be using their phone whilst driving. This new device has been welcomed by many family and friends of people who have been killed or injured by people who were driving whilst on their phone but the device does seem to have some issues which make it not as reliable as many may...