April 25, 2015

Concept of driverless cars requires a shift in thinking

According to a lot of experts, boffins and eggheads, cars that can drive themselves are looming up on the horizon, with multiple car manufacturers already in the process of developing them. Although it’s not entirely certain when the first of these cars will really hit the market, insurance companies have already started to warn that they could … [Read more...]

Around the World in 15 Taxis

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If you thought hopping in a Taxi was the same anywhere in the world, think again. Looking at 15 different, The Taxi Centre (click here to find out more) have put together an infographic showing the varied and unusual options people can have when getting about around the world. Whilst some of the vehicles like London’s hackneys and New York’s … [Read more...]

Know the score when it comes to car finance

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If you are looking to purchase a new or used car and you don’t have the funds (let’s face it who does?) then you are going to have to look at some form of car financing. Whether that be leasing, hire purchase or just straight out borrowing the money. Either way you are going to have to pay close attention to your credit score (if you haven’t … [Read more...]

Truck Driving Jobs Can Offer Owner-Operators Serious Benefits

One industry that always needs the human element is trucking. After all without drivers, trucks and the products they are hauling simply sit still. The specific area of expedited driving jobs is experiencing tremendous growth thanks in part to the shifts in corporate and business culture that is focusing on make to order manufacturing. Some … [Read more...]

Beat down the boy racers – make a claim

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You’re drifting along the highway in the middle of the night, your headlights illuminating the road with two harsh beams of light. Your foot falls heavily on the accelerator. Speeding into a blur, the Maserati you’re driving handles like a dream, steering effortlessly within the broad expanse of the tarmac lanes. Then, like a flash from nowhere, … [Read more...]

Government offers half-hearted resolution to pothole problem

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The government has announced that they are set to provide local councils a £6 billion fund to help eradicate or improve potholes across UK roads as motorists and cyclists suffer devastating injuries on a daily basis. However even with unlimited funds, it is estimated that it would still take councils around 10 – 15 years to fix the deepening … [Read more...]

Projecting Expenses For Car Ownership

Car owners need to fully understand the concept of cost of ownership. Fuel accounts for one major fixed expense of driving a vehicle. However, there are plenty of other factors that dictate the long-term costs of owning a car. Auto insurance rates are directly based on several important features of a car such as safety. Vehicles that have advanced … [Read more...]

The history of Alfa Romeo

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The roots of Alfa Romeo go back a lot further than most people might at first realise, with the company having been founded in 1910 in Milan, Italy, initially as A.L.F.A. (Anonima Lombarda Fabrica Automobili), starting off as a motorsport company. In 1915, the company was directed by Nicola Romeo, who turned A.L.F.A. into a military hardware … [Read more...]

Nissan Takes Note With Viral Stunt!

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Taking extreme sports to the next level, Nissan launched their renowned Note mini-MPV down a hill to celebrate both the model’s first European birthday and its successful Safety Shield Suite. Building a giant 6 metre inflatable “carzorb” that weighed over a tonne itself, the Note was encased inside ready for a journey like never before! … [Read more...]

Mazda6 Diesels Go For Gold

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After the recent announcement of Mazda’s all new Skyactiv technology, they’ve been hard at work at the race track taking part in a 24hour endurance run to try and take the record for the fastest average speed. A combined team of professional motor drivers, journalists and motor enthusiasts all chipped in to achieve their goal of beating the … [Read more...]

REVEALED: Nissan Pulsar Nismo Concept at The Paris Motor Show

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At the recent Paris Motor Show the Japanese based motor manufacturers; Nissan Motor Company revealed that they had given the brand new Nissan Pulsar hot hatchback the Nismo treatment. Although Nissan claim that it is only a design study currently it is expected that it will be a complete production model in the near future as earlier this week the … [Read more...]

The latest in car technology: What we expect to see in our vehicles soon

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As there’s a large focus on technological developments in car manufacturing, it’s no wonder so many people are excited for the future. There are just so many things on the road that can cause a lot of stress, such as driving at night or being stuck in traffic. Car manufacturers are investing the time to make sure these problems are made … [Read more...]

Keeping the Family Happy with In-Car Entertainment

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These days it seems that we can find entertainment everywhere, including when we are on the move. An increasing number of companies are producing applications that you can use for keeping the family happy with in-car entertainment. Some of the newest apps are automatically added to the latest computer navigation system for cars. Radios and CD … [Read more...]

The importance of following maintenance schedules

When consumers buy or lease a new vehicle, they are given manuals that provide information on warranties and maintenance schedules. It's important to follow the manufacturer's recommendations for doing specific inspections, services and repairs such as an oil change on recommended intervals. Preventative maintenance can save car owners plenty of … [Read more...]

Infographic: Grand Theft Australia

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If you’re a farmer or construction worker, it’s best to lock up your equipment, according to a new infographic by Compare the Market. Grand Theft Australia: a snapshot of stolen vehicles in 2013 reveals that thieves are taking on much grander pursuits for the thrill of a quick joy ride. In the 2012/13 financial year, 59 tractors, 43 forklifts … [Read more...]

Merc’s Vito Proves a Good Sport

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If you daubed a red slash down the side of the Mercedes-Benz Vito Sport’s black edition and filled it with a crack commando unit of military fugitives, there would still be plenty of storage and load bearing capacity for an arsenal of weaponry, some heavy duty welding equipment, and a couple gallons of sedative-laced milk. Empty, both the Vito … [Read more...]

Finding the right van for your business

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Many small business owners often struggle when it comes to finding the right commercial vehicles for their business. After all, there’s a lot to consider so you can’t really blame them for sometimes getting it wrong. It doesn’t need to be a headache, however. Just a little bit of planning ahead can make for a much smoother ride. First of all, … [Read more...]

New 4×4 car entries – Jeep Cherokee

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The 4x4 market has always been a tricky nut to crack, and in the modern world of increasing environmental awareness and high taxation on gas-guzzling machines, it’s becoming ever harder. The appeal for Jeep’s newer models, though, is increasing just as quickly, and the latest Cherokee is no different. Although over here we tend to see 4x4s and … [Read more...]

Telltale Signs of a Faulty Car Battery

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A car battery acts as your vehicle’s live, beating heart. Take it away and you’re left with pretty much just a hunk of metal for a ride. With that said, there’s really no need to delve further into the reasons why a battery is essential to any automobile. The topic that’s really worth talking about is how to tell if your battery already needs a … [Read more...]

Look after your brakes

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Everyone has heard a story about someone whose brakes went out while they were driving, and each one of those stories - even though everyone involved was probably fine - have been terrifying. Driving a car without brakes is similar to driving on an endless piece of ice. You have more control over the steering, of course, but you feel like you are … [Read more...]

Honda Civic Tourer review

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It's strange, really. Many car manufacturers release estate versions of their cars; Volkswagen with the Golf, Hyundai with the i30, Seat with the Ibiza; yet few can master the art of balance. You see, what each of those estate cars have in common is that they're really, really ugly, in a twisted and uninspiring kind of way. Yet, one car … [Read more...]

The perils of not having breakdown cover

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Drivers are keeping their cars longer than ever, due mainly to modern economic realities but also because cars are far more reliable than they ever have been. If a modern car is regularly serviced and well maintained there is no reason why it shouldn’t last a long time and although present day technology and gadgetry is evolving quickly most cars … [Read more...]

Ford F-150 SVT Raptor | Successful across the world

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Ford sales in Europe may not set any records but due to economic crisis. In the U.S. however they get better and better. According to Mitula plenty of people select it for its off-road performance. The model which has accomplished such feats is the F-150 SVT Raptor. This off-road-ready Ford vehicle has set a record in sales in 8 of the last 10 … [Read more...]

Breathing new life into your Audi A6

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The motoring industry is currently abuzz with the news that the Audi A6 is set to receive a makeover in the months to come. In fact, a number of industry specialists are predicting that the refreshed executive sedan will make its debut as early as October at the 2014 Paris Motor Show. However, those driving one of the Audi A6 models already on … [Read more...]

Is the Renault Modus the perfect family car?

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If you're looking for the perfect family car, then chances are you've limited your search to estates and MPV's. There is a case for a 4x4 in family life, but estates and MPV's tend to be cheaper to buy, run and maintain. Therefore, they are better suited to most families. The Renault Modus is an MPV that's been extremely popular since it first … [Read more...]