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The History Of The Car: A Timeline

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Have you ever wondered how we went from the very first automobile to all the slick contemporary cars we have on our roads today? The history of the care sure is a really interesting one, so we thought we’d go ahead and put all of the main events onto one easy to understand timeline.

So, without further ado, let’s go back to where it all started – the very beginning of the car!

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Did you know that there were very early automobiles being tested at the end of the 18th century? It’s true! However, they didn’t really look like the cars that we know today. In actual fact, they looked a lot more like the carriages that used to be pulled by horses. People realized that if you added an engine to the carriages, then you wouldn’t need any horses to pull them...

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Essential Tips For Getting Into Fast Driving

For as long as cars have been around, fast driving has been a popular driving method. Yet laws have kept this kind of driving in a controlled environment on our highways, and thus many people turn to racing. This is a cathartic sport that requires a lot of skill, so racers are some of the best drivers out there. However, no matter how good at driving a person can be, they can always learn new things both on and off road. Keeping a few of these safety tips in mind as a beginner can make you a better and safer racer. They can even often help with technique on those slower paced ‘normal’ roads.

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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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Car Buying Myths, Debunked

The car buying market has always been shrouded with something of a cloak of secrecy. Whether it’s the car manufacturers and their bending of the truth – we’re talking about you and your emissions, VW – or the tall tales of the used car salesman, the whole industry is full of rumor and supposition. And because of this, a lot of myths come up on a regular basis – in car blogs, forecourts, and even on auto TV shows.

With this in mind, we thought we would take a look at some of the most common myths about buying a car that could be costing you money. Let’s debunk some of the major culprits – and see if you can use some of this relevant info for your next car purchase.

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5 Fabulous Options When You Want to Buy a Car

When you decide you want to buy a car you’re going to need to think about where you’ll get it from. Here are five of the best options for you to think about and to help you make a decision.

Online Dealership

One of the most common forms of buying a car these days is to use an online dealership. The whole world is embracing the digital age, and the car industry is no different. The benefit of using an online dealership is that everything is much faster. But above all, it’s much more efficient and practical. It’s the convenience aspect that people are drawn to. Think about how great it would be to be able to order a car from your own front room! Airport taxi services seem like an expensive option at first sight. Actually offer an online Taxi from silvertop .

Showroom

The classic route of buying yourself a car is to go to the local car showroom. Of course, things have become much more digital now. But showrooms still play a huge role. People like to be able to show up and check out cars whenever they want. Plus it’s nice to be able to talk to a person and not a machine all the time. If you want to buy a new car, you’ll almost certainly want to go to a showroom.

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The Importance of Armored Trucks

In a society where violence is commonplace and material wealth is valued, the advent of the modern armored truck is hardly surprising. However, these vehicles are sometimes much more than a heavy box on wheels. Indeed, some armored trucks are highly specialized, fulfilling unique roles that other trucks don’t. This article will look at the features of some of the more interesting classes of trucks and why they are important to their owners.

Armored Personnel Carrier (APC)

This particular vehicle is designed for military transport functions, however there are different civilian varieties and classes that have different functions in non-military scenarios for example the Lenco Bear Cat. BearCat is actually an acronym for Ballistic Engineered Armored Response Counter Attack Truck...

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The Beginners Guide To Buying And Maintaining Your Next Used Car

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There comes a time when our old jalopy can continue serving us no more. It is a sad occasion when our old friend takes its last breath, but it is just part of the automotive circle of life. It will be crushed and recycled, perhaps into a new vehicle, and the circle will begin once more.

It is a nerve-wracking time too; it means you must start the hunt for a new car. That is a frightening prospect to many people who don’t know much about the subject, and it is not uncommon for them to buy a lemon from a private seller. In the trade, it is a vehicle that is not what it appears to be. It may have suffered damage in an accident, or it might even be two vehicles welded together and therefore unsafe...

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How to Create and Prepare a Race Ready Sports Car in 3 Easy Steps

Although the sport of Formula One has courted considerable controversy in recent times, it remains one of the most popular in the UK. It has also been responsible for some of the most memorable and emotive incidents in wider sporting history, from Damon Hill’s catastrophic clash with Michael Schumacher to the tragic death of Ayrton Senna during the 1994 Formula One season.

It is this enduring popularity that has enabled the sport to survive multiple tragedies, controversies and changes, which have all threatened Formula One’s existence at one time or another...

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Ceramic Brake Pads – Are They Worth It?

After outfitting your vehicle with a new set of Ozzy wheels and tyres, you may think you are all ready to hit the track for some superior handling and some impressive times. Unfortunately whether you’re anxious to enjoy racing your new vehicle, or you just want to enjoy driving your luxury vehicle around on its new wheels, you may want to give your brake pads a second glance before doing so.

Here at Ozzy Tyres we see so many vehicles that are outfitted with some impressive and high quality wheels and tyres, but their owners don’t put that same attention to quality and longevity on crucial parts of their vehicles, like the brake pads...

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Are Rules And Regulations Set To Kill 2014 F1 Season?

Last month, Brazilian Formula One driver Felipe Massa made a few revealing comments about his hopes for the 2014 event. They weren’t the most positive comments, either. Massa criticised the raft of rules and regulations that are set to define next year’s fight for the title. The driver referred to the changes as ‘frustrating’ and expressed fears that the event won’t be ‘very interesting.’

Massa’s concerns aren’t the only ones to have been voiced in this last six months. Whilst Formula One is becoming well known for its multitude of seasonal regulations, there are lots of experts and fans who aren’t too pleased. A lot of people feel like the limitations put on vehicles are simply too restrictive, says AutoSport.com journalist Jonathan Noble.

Like Massa, they worry that n...

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