April 22, 2014

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...]

How to maintain your car tyres

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Tyres are the only thing separating your car from the road, so it is crucial that they are in good condition at all times. There are also legal obligations when it comes to maintaining your tyres, so follow this guide to ensure safety and compliance with motoring law. Tyre pressure Low tyre pressure has a detrimental impact on your fuel … [Read more...]

The cost of supercar ownership.

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It’s the dream of so many people, they’ve worked hard, late in to the night, through the weekend building their careers, and their reward is a supercar.  Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche…  the cars that they had pinned to their bedroom wall as a child.  And now they’re in the dealership handing over that hard earned money for the car of their … [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...]

VW Rally The World!

Not content with being the world’s largest car maker Volkswagen are now World Rally Champions after Frenchman Sebastien Ogier (what is it about motoring success and the name Sebastien?) won the 2013 World Rally Championship (WRC). Volkswagen (along with his compatriot co-driver Julien Ingrassia) is the first new champion in a decade after … [Read more...]

Top 5 Reasons to Take Out a Logbook Loan Against Your Car

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Short-term cash flow problems are an issue for many households today. Sometimes, your monthly wage is not enough to last until the end of the month and those with bad credit will struggle to secure a loan from a bank to cover expenses until the next payday. A logbook loan can help – a secured loan against your car such as those offered by V5 Loans … [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...]

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...]

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...]