Driving

Is It Time For A New Car?

When you get your first car you’ll form a bit of an attachment to it. It’ll become your baby, your pride and joy, you’ll probably even give it a name. But nothing lasts forever, and first cars definitely do not. If you can hear a rattling noise every time you put your foot down, or if you’re sat there chugging away waiting for the ignition to spark the engine, you know it’s time for a new car. But picking one out is never an easy game. There’s so many factors to think of, and so many to pick between. Well, if you know it is time for a new car, we’re here to make things easier for you. Read on to find out how you can pick the perfect new car.

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‘Don’t Buy That Car, It’ll Explode!’ 4 Untruths About Used Cars

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When you buy a second-hand car, it’s as if you just bought it from Ethan Hunt. ‘Everyone get out of the way now; she’s going to blow!’ The truth is that used motors have pros and cons and buyers need to weigh them up before making a purchase. If the pros are better than the cons, then it’s a good investment. If they aren’t, you need to have a rethink. However, it’s hard to be objective when the untruths are swimming around in your head. So, to help add a level of perspective, here are four myths to disregard.

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Tips To Help Create The Build Of Your Dreams

Making the decision to build your own car is a big step, especially if you’ve never done it before. However, with the right guidance and precautions taken, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t take on the challenge of building the car of your dreams. Not sure where to start? No worries, this article is going to give you some tips to help you create the build of your dreams without any hassle. Read on to find out more!

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Things You Auto Know When Buying From a Car Dealership

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When it comes to purchasing a vehicle, you have several different options to choose from. First, you can buy a used vehicle. This tends to be the option favoured by new drivers who aren’t as confident in their skills on the road and don’t want to risk damaging a vehicle that is worth a little more. The second option is to buy a new vehicle. This is what we will focus on for now! Whether you’re a new driver with a little more confidence or an experienced driver who’s looking to upgrade, buying new could be the perfect option for you. The best place to start is to go to a car dealership. Here are a few things that you should do before you get to the dealership to ensure that you get exactly what you want and for the best price and terms!

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Bad Luck Breakdown: Who to Call

Breaking down on the side of the road is never an ideal situation. You don’t want to suddenly roll to a stop or have to pull over because you see smoke or hear a weird noise. Unfortunately, sometimes you can’t do anything to prevent it. You can, however, be prepared for it, so that it doesn’t send you into too much of a panic. As well as knowing the things to do to get your car out of their ASAP and to stay safe while you’re waiting, it’s useful to think about who to get in touch with both immediately after your car has broken down and later when you’re no longer on the road.

Breakdown Services

The first number you’re likely to call is one for roadside assistance services. If you’re a member of an auto club or have breakdown coverage, someone will come out and collect you and your car...

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Tips For Those Who Are Terrible At Parking… But Will Never Admit It

Driving is about freedom. It’s about taking yourself and your family out on the open road and living your life to the fullest. That’s not just a stretch of tarmac in front of you, it’s opportunity, it’s your passport to adventure and excitement. Think back to just about any car ad you’ve ever seen. They all feature pristine, gleaming vehicles tearing down the open road, taking gargantuan hills and valleys and glaciers in their stride. You know what car ads never, ever, ever show?

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Ten Money Saving Tips To Make Motoring Cheaper For You

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Having a car means freedom, adventure, living life in the fast lane, and, unfortunately, forking out a lot of money. With each passing year, everything is getting more and more expensive, and running a car is no exception to this, I’m afraid. Because of the expense, more and more people are choosing to go without a car altogether. If you can’t do this, then you’re probably looking for ways to make life a little more money-friendly. Luckily for you, there is plenty that can be done to save some pennies here and there. Keep reading for some great tips.

  1. Empty Your Boot

If you have a roof rack on your car that isn’t being used or have a bunch of useless junk stored in the boot and back of your car, then you could be costing yourself a fair amount of money. Extra weight, even if it doesn’t seem like a lot, is going to cause you to use more fuel than you need to and this extra fuel is going to add up over time. Emptying your boot of the things that you don’t need and removing your roof rack will, therefore, reduce your fuel consumption, and save you money.

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The Greatest Hazards on the Road

Many of us have fears of flying but are happy to get into a car whenever we need to. Statistically, you’re much, much more likely to be in a car accident than you are to ever be involved in an incident on a plane. Our roads are dangerous places to be, but we need to use them to get around. Being aware of the major hazards and doing what you can to stay safe is the best you can do.

Drunk Drivers

Drivers under the influence of alcohol or other drugs are a major cause of road accidents, and the problem is worse in some places than in others. Being drunk or under the influence of other drugs impairs your judgement, slows your reaction times, and more. Not only should you take responsibility for yourself, but you should discourage friends and family from drink driving too.

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Clutch Onto Your Pennies? Buying A Used Car

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It seems like a lot of common sense. Buying a second-hand car, or used car, will save you a lot more money. But, of course, we all have concerns with buying a used car, namely the fact is that if we bought something that is an absolute banger, or, to use the proper parlance, a lemon, then we’ve got a problem on our hands. So what are the advantages and disadvantages of buying a used car?

The Pros

Because you lose money on a new car as soon as you get into it and drive off, the biggest depreciation value of that car is between the first two to three years. As a result, you are letting somebody else depreciate the value of the car by buying used.

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Preventative Maintenance For Every Car Owner

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We all want to help our cars last longer in the long run. After all, they are a huge investment and the running costs soon add up. Finding out that your car is damaged beyond repair can be very disheartening and will cause a lot of stress on your bank balance.

It doesn’t have to be like that, though. There are plenty of ways you can lengthen the lifespan of your vehicle, and one of the best ways is to carry out regular maintenance checks. Sure, you could take your car to your nearest mechanic to get it checked out, but that will end up very costly. Here are some preventative maintenance checks that every car owner should know.

Check Fluids

There are a few different fluids that play an important part in how your car works. These include the antifreeze, coolant, and fluid in ...

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