April 23, 2014

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...]

Tyre Technology Travelling Fast

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The future of tyres has been hotly talked about in recent weeks with dramatic changes scheduled for Formula 1 as it heads into a new season. The motorsport, which will be switching to Pirelli’s new specification as of the 2014 season, will begin testing tyres in late December with Red Bull, Ferrari, Mercedes and Toro Rosso all taking part. But … [Read more...]

Tablet PC screens in driving

It’s wonderful if you know where your assets are. But if you can also see what they’re doing, you can learn so much more to help you improve service and reduce costs. Rugged tablet PCs and related mobile devices have put data gathering right into your vehicles and your drivers’ hands. Now emerging application technology – TELEMATICS – can give you … [Read more...]

Top 5 Ways to Pay off Logbook Loans Taken out against Your Car

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Loan payments on top of rent, bills, food and other living costs can seem like a burden, and it’s often difficult to work out just where the money’s going to come from. But it needn’t bring you down – with a straightforward logbook loan there are a number of simple repayment methods you can draw on to keep on top of things. Use a reliable lender … [Read more...]

A simple guide to fitting a gas spring

It may be a simple and seemingly insignificant aspect of your car’s design, but when the gas spring on the boot of the car goes, it can be something of a headache. A gas spring, sometimes called a strut, is basically a cylinder of air which exerts enough force to make opening the heavy tailgate effortless. When it fails, the tailgates is a ton … [Read more...]

Plug-In Hybrids on the Rise for 2014

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An increasing number of auto manufacturers are releasing plug-in hybrid versions of their most popular cars. In 2014, there will be at least eight plug-in cars available, up from six in 2013. These vary in terms of powertrain. While some are fully electric, the majority have petrol engines to serve as a backup source of power. This can increase the … [Read more...]

A Buyer’s Guide to getting the Best Deal

These days buying a car is a huge investment, which means that ideally everyone wants their money to go as far as possible.  However, we have all heard scare stories about how someone bought a car just to find out too late that they didn’t get what they thought they paid for or that they paid too high a price.  This is why it is so important that … [Read more...]

Five of the finest classic cars

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Beauty is in the beholder, of course, and this is particularly true when we talk about automobiles of the past. We all have our own idea of which classic cars are truly special and which are rather more ordinary. There are several on the market these days, but only a handful really stand out from the rest. Here are five of the finest ones on the … [Read more...]

Renault Twizy F1 Review

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Depending on your knowledge of Renault, you'll either know the company best for reasonably priced runabouts and family cars, or fire-breathing, wheel-cocking hot hatches. It was in 1980 when the first Renault 5 Turbo rolled off the production line and it immediately won over the motoring press and the British consumer. In 1999, the company unveiled … [Read more...]

How to overcome depreciation in your car’s value

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Some sorts of vehicle simply depreciate quicker than others. Brands with a reputation for a certain lack of reliability will, of course, depreciate with age more rapidly than others. Reliable brands, particularly when you are talking about specialist vehicles like off-road cars and highly specified SUVs such as the Honda CR-V, tend to hold their … [Read more...]

A guide to car hire classifications

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Like all aspects of a holiday, booking your rental car in advance is the most sensible option. Arriving at your destination with your fingers crossed, praying that there is in fact a rental firm in the airport with an available car, is foolish. The best option is to take care of all of this before you leave home. That said, there is one thing … [Read more...]

What to Expect From Honda’s Latest Supercar: The NSX

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Audiences caught a first glimpse of the NSX concept car at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year, where little was revealed. But it was the car’s appearance at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2013 - the last time the NSX will appear as a concept car - that truly whetted the appetites of supercar fans worldwide. Design From a design perspective, … [Read more...]

End in sight for trailer coupling accidents?

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NEW TRAILER SAFETY DEVICE PROTECTS DRIVERS AGAINST ROLLAWAYS & CRUSHING INCIDENTS It’s an issue with which every articulated vehicle driver will be familiar, seemingly all drivers have a war story to tell of the time it happened to himself or a colleague. Trailer coupling accidents, resulting in rollaways or even potential crushing incidents … [Read more...]

Why the golden era of MotoGP is great for bikers

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The past decade of motorcycle racing has seen a return to the great days of the 1960s and 1970s, a period when bike racers became serious stars on a par with their car-racing counterparts.  Indeed, it could be argued that Valentino Rossi – and his rivals of the recent era – has, with thrilling wheel to wheel battles, revived the interest in … [Read more...]

Advice on Gaining Car Finance

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Buying a car is very exciting from the outset, however, if you haven’t been through the motions of qualifying for car finance before, it can quickly turn into a tedious journey to disappointment. There are a lot of different aspects that you have to think about carefully before committing to any car finance deals. Adequate preparation is … [Read more...]

Is the Ford Fiesta the best hatchback of all time?

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It's a well-known fact that the Ford Fiesta is currently the best-selling hatchback in the UK, with over 72,000 examples sold so far in 2013. As it turns out, there are plenty of brilliant things that make the Fiesta an amazing buy for most car buyers, such as its sharp handling, impressive ride quality and overall impeccable build. The Fiesta’s … [Read more...]

A Buyer’s Guide to Avoiding Pressure

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Some people find buying a new car extremely stressful as it means that they will have to say ‘no’ to a number of people.  It’s very unlikely that you will buy the first car you look at, or even purchase a vehicle from the first garage you visit, and while you may want to avoid being rude at the same time you need to learn how to avoid pressure.  To … [Read more...]

Used vans: A buyer’s guide

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Purchasing a used van can be a daunting task, with horror stories about unscrupulous sellers ringing in your ears and a lot of money on the line. However, there are tactics you can employ to ensure you buy a reliable second-hand LGV without the headache. Is the seller trustworthy? Before hunting for a new van, it is important to think about … [Read more...]

Tips For Protecting Your Vehicle

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For people who care particularly about their cars, protecting and preserving the value of those cars is of the utmost importance. Of course, any car that is driven decreases to some extent in value (unless significant additions and upgrades are made). However, there are a number of steps that can be taken not only to minimize the decline in value, … [Read more...]

How to Select a Logbook Loan Lender

Need some quick cash to control a short-term financial crisis? Are you looking for some instant fast cash for your car servicing and repairs? If yes, your main consideration would probably be to secure a loan from a bank. However, with rigorous security checks and credit scoring conducted by high street credit institutions, it becomes difficult for … [Read more...]

3 Big Benefits of Carports

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Across the UK homeowners are protecting their cars with outside shelters to shield against the unreliable elements and add a stylish extra to their home’s appearance. 123v is a reputable and industry leading supplier-installer of carports and canopies. Their carports are designed and manufactured in-house by an expert team adept at customising … [Read more...]

Choosing Between Car Leasing and Purchasing

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Choosing between leasing and purchasing a car is a decision that most people will need to make at one time or another, and both options have their own set of benefits. Car leasing available at Lease Cars Direct is usually the more affordable way to commute on a daily basis, and the approach offers a number of outstanding features that are not found … [Read more...]