The Joys of Driving for a Living

Be it driving late at night to deliver a truck filled with important supplies or driving a bus around the city for a few hours a day, there’s nothing quite like driving for a living if you enjoy getting behind the wheel. If you’ve thought about it in the past, then chances are you’d jump at the chance to drive for a living no matter what type of job it is. To help pique your interest even further and convince you to follow your dreams, here are a couple of fantastic advantages of driving for a living.

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Meet lots of people

If you decide to take on a transport career as your way of life, then you’ll undoubtedly meet a lot of colourful people during your time...

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6 Reasons To Buy The New Toyota Prius

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With more and more cars coming out and more and more variables popping up to complicate our decisions, deciding on which car to buy can be extremely frustrating. That’s why we have made the decision easy for you because the only car you need to buy this year is a Toyota Prius.

Now before you start tutting and rolling your eyes and thinking we are mental for suggesting such a thing, hear us out, because we have come up with six compelling reasons why this should be the next automobile you cruise around in, all of which address the four biggest issues new drivers face.

  1. Economic Excellence

Ever since the Prius first hit the shops, it was praised for its remarkable fuel economy, and it has remained one of the most fuel-friendly cars ever since...

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Mistakes Can Be Costly When It Comes To Your Car

Cars are an expensive business. Aside from our homes, they’re often the thing we spend the most money on. Buying a car in itself is costly, but then there are maintenance costs and the price of insurance. It soon adds up! And, once you’ve spent all that cash, it makes sense that you would want to protect your investment. Yet, many of us take unnecessary risks and make foolish mistakes which could lead to substantial costs on top. In extreme cases, that cost may be your car itself. Most of the time, these errors come about as a result of misinformation or carelessness. So, to help you avoid hefty bills, we’re going to look at some of the most foolish ways people sabotage their vehicles.

RISE ABOVE THE RAGE

This one seems obvious, right? Yet, many road traffic accidents still come abou...

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Why Bother With A Nearly New Car?

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There’s a debate that has raged amongst everyone from die-hard car lovers to people who just need to buy something to get them from A to B for years. That debate centers around one simple question: new or used? There are dozens of different arguments very every side about whether or not you should go for a car that is fresh off the assembly line or whether it’s better to spend your money on something that’s already lived something of a life. However, there’s an often ignored third option as well: nearly new. Now, at first glance, you might just think “well wait a minute! That’s just another way of saying used!” and to a degree you’re right. However, there is actually a lot about buying a used car that is still pretty fresh off the assembly line that you might not have considered before. Here are just a few of the pros and cons of buying a nearly new car.

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Tired of Tyre Wear?

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Burning through multiple pairs of tyres can soon burn a hole in your pocket. Those that live in rural locations or take part in sports driving are most likely to rip through the rubber fast. You can save money by taking action to make your tyres last longer. Here are just a few strategies worth trying to get more life out of your tyres.

Suit your tyres to the driving conditions

You can limit wear and tear by matching your tyres to the terrain and weather. For snowy and icy roads, winter tyres won’t just give you more grip but will be more resistant against the cold weather. Off-road tyres meanwhile are much better suited for country dirt track roads and fields (recommended if you’re a farmer or live rurally). Remember to only use these tyres for their purpose. Winter tyres

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Pimping Your Ride With Summer In Mind

Summer can be a challenging time as a driver. Cars are made from the perfect materials to soak up as much sun as possible. And, this usually results in something more like a sauna than a car. Unfortunately, you can’t get rid of the sun and sometimes you won’t be able to find shade. So, this issue will persist for the duration of the warmer months. During this time of the year, a lot of people also feel compelled to show off their car. But, if it’s not summer ready; you won’t find many people looking your way as you drive through the busy streets. To help you solve both of these issues, this post will be going through some of the easiest ways to improve your car for summer. So, now, you just have to get out there and start working.

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Repairing Your Vehicle On A Budget

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Car repairs aren’t cheap, but there are ways to cut costs if you’re on a tight budget. If your vehicle needs fixing up, here are just a few ways that you can spend less.

Can you make an insurance claim?

Vehicle insurance won’t cover you for all repairs, but if you’ve been in an accident or had your car vandalised, you may be able to get some of the mechanic work paid for. Some insurance companies won’t pay out unless you notify them within 48 hours of the damage, so make it a priority of telling them (you don’t have to make a claim straight away). Making a claim could push up your insurance rates in the future, so bear this in mind. You may be able to save money by not claiming full cover for the repairs and agreeing only to pay parts of the repair costs...

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TLC Checklist for Older Cars

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They have been our loyal chariot for so many years. They have happily escorted us from one place to another to another, on a daily basis and they have expertly navigated us around new towns, cities and even from time to time, new and unfamiliar countries. They have been there for most of the major moments in our lives so it’s really little wonder that we get so sentimentally attached to our cars, and can desperately want to save them when they start to tell us that they’ve had enough.

Replacing tired, old cars is not always necessary however and occasionally all that is required is a little elbow grease, and just giving our cars a little TLC to bring them back to their former glory...

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How To Protect Your Car From The Summer Weather

Your car isn’t just an intricately designed chunk of metal, plastic, and rubber to get you from A to B; it’s an investment that makes your life easier gives you the freedom to roam as you please. As much as we all love the warmer season of the year, the effect the sun can slowly but surely have on your vehicle may surprise and shock you. If you don’t take the proper precautions, your engine, tyres, cooling system and interior can wither away and start to malfunction. Just like our skin needs protection, your car does too, and on days where the temperatures reach up to 150 degrees Fahrenheit, you can’t expect your car to behave normally. While the damage and erosion of quality may not be immediately apparent, over time serious problems can occur that will last beyond the summer months...

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Saving Money While Protecting Your Investment

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While a lot of people love their cars and look at them as more than just machines with a purely utilitarian purpose, the fact remains that your car is an investment. Just as if you had stocks in a company, you should be conscious of everything that you can do to protect that investment. There are some things that are simply unavoidable, such as the fact that as soon as you drive your new car of the lot, it will lose 11% of its value. After just one year, it will have lost 25% of its value. It only gets worse, as after three years, that figure rises to 46%, and then 63% after five years. Unless you have lots of money that you are happy to spend on a new car every few years, when deciding on which model to get you should think about whether it will still be useful in a decade...

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