December 21, 2014

10 Things to Know about Automobile Insurance

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Arranging vehicle insurance may be seen as one of the most boring tasks by some motorists. But it doesn’t have to be like that. One of the reasons why people are not keen to take the task on is because they don’t know much about how it works. It is much easier than many people thinks and definitely isn’t something most people cannot handle. Here … [Read more...]

Putting On A Spare

Image via Every Car Listed. Changing a tire isn't that hard to do if you follow a few simple steps. You need to make sure you have all of the tools in the trunk as well as a spare if you plan on getting to a mechanic to put a new or used tire on the car. The first thing you need to do is make sure you are well off of the road before you change … [Read more...]

Importance of Legal Representation for Automobile Accidents

An automobile accident is a life-changing experience, especially if you sustain personal injuries. The loss of income from missing work, worry about how your bills will get paid, cost of seeking medical treatment, financing another vehicle if yours was a total loss, along with the ripple effect impact on your family and people around you, can be … [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...]

Second-hand BMW Buyer’s Guide

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Buying a used car can be quite an awe-inspiring project. If you don't know what to look for and which questions to ask, it's very possible to get stuck with a car that has hidden faults that you may not find out until it's too late. The good thing about buying a used BMW is that they have an excellent reputation for reliability. That said you … [Read more...]

Does your county have the highest car insurance claims?

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It is very much cheaper to buy car insurance if you live in some counties rather than others, and the reason is that far more insurance claims are made in the more expensive counties. However it is even more complicated than that, as there can be a huge variation in the cost of car insurance premiums across individual counties. Obviously you need … [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...]

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...]

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...]

Buying your first car: should you buy new or used?

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Buying your first car: should you buy new or used? First-time car buyers are often posed a seemingly complex question: should they opt for a used car or a shiny brand new set of wheels? One side does not fit all when it comes to the choice of a new or a used car – with different lifestyles, budgets, preferences and needs, you’ll have to … [Read more...]

How to Get a Car Shipped to You

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It's difficult to buy a new car if the car that you want is not in stock at the local dealership. Therefore, it is important to know how you can get a car brought to you if you really want it. How can you request that a car be brought to you, and how long does it take for the car to arrive? In most cases, a car can be shipped within a day or two … [Read more...]

Protection Plans For Roadside Assistance and Repairs

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A vehicle can come with a lot of problems, and that is why insurance is available for drivers. Every state actually mandates that drivers have car insurance for personal protection. However, auto insurance provides coverage only for damage that is a direct result of crashes and other accidental incidences. Drivers don't receive any assistance for … [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...]

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...]

Delhi Motor Show Overview

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The Delhi Motor Show, often referred to as Auto Expo, is one of the most important annual motor shows in the world. It is the biennial motor show for the Indian automotive industry, jointly organised by the Automotive Component Manufacturers Association (ACMA), Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers … [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...]

Top 3 hot hatchbacks to consider

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Ford Fiesta Practically all motoring websites say that the Ford Fiesta is the best hatchback money can buy - of course, taste is subjective, so if you hate the way the Fiesta looks, the way it drives is likely not going to sway you... ...that's a shame, though, because the way the Fiesta drives is nothing short of fantastic. With fast and … [Read more...]

Is the Citroen C1 the best super mini?

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The Citroen C1 is more than 6 years old. Hard to believe, isn't it? The C1 (even older models from 2006) still look great today, but as is the way with the car market, more modern competition is taking away Citroens sales. So, is the C1 still a good buy? Review The Citroen C1 has now undergone its second face lift and it's cuter than ever. … [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...]

The Google Driverless Car

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An Introduction Google are currently working on developing technology for use in autonomous cars. The current, prototype cars are powered by software known as Google Chauffeur. Each car is identified as being a self-driving car by specific lettering on its side. At the moment the project is led by Sebastian Thrum, co-inventor of Google's … [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...]