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Running Your Car On A Budget

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We’ve all been there – desperate for a new car for work or school and not able to manage because of budget constraints. Running a car is absolutely necessary for some, especially when it comes to their job, location or simply because they have a family to ferry around and cannot rely on public transport.

A car gives you independence and freedom in ways you can’t possibly imagine until you have one – the problem lies in the cost. Not only do you have to stump up the money every month for the finance, or find the lump sum for the car to be bought outright, you have to think about tax, insurance, repairs and fuel. When you live on a tight budget, this can often feel like an impossible expense even when it’s a necessary one...

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The Old Ones Are The Best… Or Are They?

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It is something where the battles still rages on, new cars or old? Surprisingly, the most seasoned of gearheads are still asking this question, instead of branching out the argument into many other factors. It seems a bit silly to lump in all old cars with new. But, the classic cars have their drawbacks alongside its many positives, and modern cars, arguably, can lack the style and simplicity of its classic counterpart. So which is better overall in terms of style, value, speed, and safety? Let’s find out! Start your engines…

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Let’s get this out of the way at the outset, if we look at the classic models of yesteryear, the one thing that stands out by a mile is the lack of safety features...

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Your Long-Drive Checklist

If you’re planning a long drive, whether you’re on your own or with your family/friends, you need to make sure you’ve completed all of the appropriate checks and stocked up on things you might need. Long drives can be taxing, and you don’t want to find yourself drowsy behind the wheel, or with a car that breaks down! Here’s your long drive checklist to help you:

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Top Tips For Increasing Your Car’s Resale Value

If you are looking to sell your car, then there are plenty of ways to add some value to it, to get as much money as you can. After all, this extra money will then be available for you to put towards getting a new car. Selling your car can be time-consuming and stressful, so there’s no point going through it unless you’re getting a good deal. To make things a little easier for you, simply follow these top tips, and you’ll find it hard to go wrong.
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Keep The Mileage Low

One of the most important things determining your car’s value is its mileage. Your car can look brand new, but its value will always be determined on how many miles it’s undertaken, as this will give some insight into how many miles the car may have left in it...

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Leasing A Car For The First Time: Is It Right For You?

Leasing a car for the first time is a fairly big decision. The way you get around each day makes a difference to your quality of life, so it only makes sense to really think about the way you intend on paying for a vehicle. Knowing whether leasing is right for you is crucial. Here are just some of the pros and cons:

Leasing Pros
Little to no down payment
Lower monthly payments than buying a vehicle
You’ll drive a new car every few years rather than having to keep the same one
Great if you don’t have the money to buy the car outright

Leasing Cons
You don’t own the car
You’ll never pay the car off
Extra mileage may cost you more money
Insurance on a leased car can sometimes be expensive
Terminating your lease early could leave you with a hefty penalty

Bear in mind there are other opt...

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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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Moving Abroad: Here’s To Get Out On The Road As Soon As Possible

Getting behind the wheel in another country can be downright terrifying, which is why so many drivers choose to travel via public transport or taxis when abroad. But what happens when you are moving abroad – surely, you will want to get out on the road as soon as possible? It’s not always easy driving in another country, in fact at times it can be utterly and completely terrifying, however it is something that it’s worthwhile doing.

Driving in other countries is daunting because it can be such a different experience. There are not just the laws of the road to learn about; you also need to get to grips with which the right side of the road is to drive on – this can be incredibly confusing and disorientating when you first get out on the roads, and can make driving even more nerve wracki...

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Are Superminis Super Safe?

If you spend much of your life out on the open road whether for a work commute, pleasure or family trips, one of your top priorities is vehicle safety. When considering the most appropriate car for your needs, your mind may be immediately drawn to the larger, more rugged looking vehicles. The SUV market has exploded over the past decade to take a leading foothold in the family car market and the executive saloons offered by Lexus and Jaguar have traditionally been relied upon with their solid safety records. But what about the supermini?

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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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4x4s: The Best Family Cars?

As the driver, it’s your responsibility to find a vehicle that perfectly fits yours’ and your family’s needs. The fact is that when it comes to choosing a family-friendly car, there’s a lot more to account for than when buying a vehicle purely for your own needs. Bearing that in mind, for drivers looking for family cars, SUVs – also known as 4x4s – are soaring in popularity, with more and more people choosing these as their vehicle of choice.

SUVs are becoming so popular in fact that manufacturers who have never built 4x4s before are getting in on the act. For instance, Seat had never before made an SUV until late last year when their debut design launched. Alongside vehicles like the Nissan Qashqai, BMW XI, and Land Rover Range Rover Evoque, these first generation SUVs are becoming increasingly popular with drivers, as are all SUVs.

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