August 4, 2015

NCAP Chairman Mosley Calls For Withdrawal Of Datsun Go

Max Mosley, chairman of the Global NCAP (New Car Assessment Program) has called for a complete recall of the controversial Datsun Go from all Indian and Southeastern Asian markets. The request for a comprehensive recall includes all present models of the Datsun Go, and will be communicated immediately to the Datsun corporation. What effect the … [Read more...]

Self driving vehicles

Vehicles that drive themselves are starting to appear in articles and on the news more and more frequently. An entire generation is looking forward to the day that they can eat breakfast or even snooze while traveling in their car. The day that becomes a reality seems to still be pretty far off, but many theorize that self-driving long-haul trucks … [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...]

Vehicle lifts explained

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If you’ve ever looked at 4-post, 2-post, scissor or ground lifts and thought “what’s the difference?”, then you’re in luck. Straightset, suppliers of garage and bodyshop equipment, have put together a handy guide on vehicle lifts, explaining which lifts are best for which uses. Not all vehicle lifts are the same, as Straightset let us know. … [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...]

A brief History of the Bike Hemlet [infographic]

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Infographic produced by http://www.ashleysolicitors.co.uk … [Read more...]

Test Drive Checklist

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Reasons to Do a Test Drive and Things to Look Out For Test driving your new car isn’t a luxury, it’s an absolute must; because a great looking car might get you from A to B but another car might get you there in more comfort and safety. Of course, taking a test drive is one thing, but if you don’t have a good idea of what you’re testing, you … [Read more...]

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...]