Monthly Archives May 2017

Less Cougar, More Beluga: The 2016 Ford Kuga

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With more and more excellent cars hitting the roads, auto reviewers are having to make their testing standards harsher. This unfortunate issue leaves a lot of new cars looking a lot worse than they are. And, this makes the whole market much harder to understand. A great example of a car suffering this fate is the Ford Kuga. This car is the company’s flagship SUV; but, a lot of people are avoiding it. To help you to see this trend, this post will be going over the Kuga, and what exactly makes the car review so poorly. Of course, though, you will have to make the big choice at the end.

Not everyone hates the Kuga. But, most review websites have awarded the car three-stars or below in most of their categories...

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Burning Up the Miles? Get Your Car Road Trip Ready

Summer is the time of year when many people start planning road trips, either in this country or in other far-flung destinations around the world. Regardless of where you are going, any long journey can put a great deal of strain on your vehicle and it can end up being a real test. Before you actually head out on the open road, there are a few simple checks that you can carry out to give yourself the best possible chance of reaching your destination with no major issues. In this blog, we are going to have a look through a few of the most common.

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The Sound Of A Spanner In Your Car’s Works

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In its fundamental role, our hearing alerts us to danger and helps us act before it’s upon us. This is relevant when it comes to many things, including your car. Every car owner knows the distinct sounds their vehicle makes. And, if those change all of a sudden, it could be a sign that you need to spruce up your ride. But, what should you listen for? Well, this is the tricky part, and it changes from vehicle to vehicle. For the most part, you’ll notice an unfamiliar sound straight away. But, here are some areas you should focus on.

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The 4 Biggest Risk Factors For Teen Drivers

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Studies show an indisputable trend of newly licensed teenage drivers crashing more often than older drivers with more experience under their belt. If your teen is close to getting their license, naturally all the statistics and news stories may be weighing on your mind. While we can’t make the roads 100% safe, understanding young drivers’ risk factors can help a lot in keeping your teen safe behind the wheel.

Buckle Up!

It’s a sad truth that teenage drivers generally use their seatbelts far less frequently than older drivers. Though this is such a seemingly simple thing, teenagers continue to have some of the lowest rates for belt usage out of any age group...

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The 2017 Honda Civic: A Safe Haven For Any Road User

Honda has a good track record for producing high-quality cars. For years, they’ve been pumping out cars rivaling even their German competitors. And, this year, it hasn’t changed. One of the primary focal points of Honda’s design is safety. A lot of their cars are designed for families. And, as such, are packed to the teeth with an array of safety gear to make driving a much less stressful experience. But, there’s not much point in just talking about their emphasis on safety; where’s the proof? Well, a lot of it can be seen in the 2017 Honda Civic; in all of it’s forms. Let’s take a look!

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To start, a lot of people will want to know how much the car costs. New, this car could set you back up to $28,000. Of course, that can be expected from a premium family car...

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The New Mazda MX-5 Looks Great, Handles Better

When the original Mazda MX-5 first released all those years ago, it heralded a new era for car lovers. No longer did they have to shell out a fortune to buy an open top convertible. Instead, it was something that even people on average incomes could enjoy. The original car was well-received and became one of Mazda’s best-selling cars in Europe and the US.

Mazda, however, decided that it was going to up its game in 2015 and it came out with the new MX-5, an updated version of the third generation with better looks and a better engine. Not only that, but Maza had managed to keep the price down and appeal to a wider audience than the previous car...

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Tips for Buying a Used Car That Needs Work

New cars are great, used cars can also be great, but a used car that needs work? That’s a different kettle of fish, and there’s every chance that you’ll get more than you bargained for if you jump into the purchase without first understanding exactly how much work the car needs to be road legal. Still, if you know your way around a car and spot a great deal, a used car that requires work can offer a stellar deal that can be more than worth it. In the end, you might find yourself with a great car and also get immense satisfaction from getting it on the road.

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Top Travel Tips For Taking Your Auto Abroad

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Do you want to save some money on your next trip abroad? Why not cut down on transport costs and take your car with you! One of the main expenses that travelers and tourists find when they are in a foreign town or city is the local public transport system. They can often get very confused with buses and train systems, so often end up relying on expensive taxis. But that doesn’t have to always be the case, especially if you take your own vehicle with you. Here are some amazing tips that will help you take your auto abroad.

Get Your Documents Ready

There will be various documents that you will need to make sure you have on you at all times when you are driving abroad. The main one you should have is your driving license...

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The Nissan Pulsar

The Nissan Pulsar could be considered as one of Nissan’s more popular cars that rolled out from the Nissan production lines between 1978 and 2000 before giving way to the Nissan Bluebird in Japan.

However, the name has lived on in certain quarters of the auto-mobile industry as the name “Pulsar” has not seen its demise in Australia and as recently as 2014 the Pulsar name made a comeback specifically for the European market.

The original Pulsar was modelled after the Nissan Sunny Sedan that saw the Pulsar maintaining the rack-and-pinion steering of the then popular Nissan Cherry, and the suspension mechanisms initially which was a fad due to the coil-over struts attached to the facade and coil-sprung trailing arms at the back.

The entire name changing and the re-badging of the Pulsar did ...

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How Does Being A Parent Change Your Car?

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things happen which mean you have other responsibilities, like becoming a parent.

Being a dad doesn’t mean that you have to give up on your beloved motor for good. Indeed, you’re still a petrol head at heart, and that will never leave your soul. Still, there are changes you will have to make for the good of the baby. Some are obvious, and others are more obscure, but they all happen.

And, if you don’t want them to drive you around the bend, you have to accept them wholeheartedly. Here’s what to expect when you’re expecting.

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There are certain changes you will have to make to be able to drive with your child. This isn’t hyperbole: it’s the law. A child seat, for example, is a legal requirement because small babies can’t lift up their heads...

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