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!

1769

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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Fan Of Being Frugal? Here’s How To Make Car Ownership Cost Less

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As much as being a car owner can give you a lot of freedom, it also comes at a price. For some of us, that price is almost questionable when it comes to the value you get. Because owning a car can be expensive. When you’re a college student or you’re going through a tough financial patch, you may find it hard to justify being on the road. But, don’t let your current costs put you off. There are some really viable ways that you can be frugal and still own a car. So if you want to reduce the amount you pay for being a car owner, let’s take a look at some of the simplest ways to cut your costs.

Bide Your Time

Firstly, you should always make sure you get the timing right when you want to save money. Rushing purchases is a sure fire way to pay over the odds...

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Poor College Students- Here’s How You Can Get Out On The Roads!

College or university can equate to some of the best years of your life. You’re still young so don’t have all of the full responsibilities of adult life weighing on you yet, but you’re old enough to have some independence. And there’s one quick way to gain more of this independence, and that’s by driving! It’s a fantastic feeling not having to rely on anyone else to take you to where you need to be, you don’t have to mess around on public transport, and you can easily socialize and get to see your friends far more easily. But as a broke student, you might be wondering ‘can I really afford a car?’ If you have a part time job or you’re lucky enough to have some help from parents, it may well be a possibility. Here are a few things to consider when it comes to getting out on the road...

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