19 Oct

A few tips to make your car winter-ready

The British winters have been a little unpredictable over the past few years, that’s why preparing your car for any winter weather conditions is a smart idea. Making alterations to your vehicle ready for the icy or even snowy periods of weather will not only improve the safety of your car, but reduce the risk of injury to yourself and others around you too. Tyres are an important part of your car that should be checked regularly all year round, including amount of tread left and the condition of the tyre walls. That said, there are some things you may want to know when it comes to snowy or icy conditions. During snow, you can reduce the pressure in your tyres to improve the grip on the surface. Another option...
19 Sep

All you need to know about insuring your car

When it comes to car insurances it can be difficult to know where to start. With so many different companies knowing which one is best for your needs at the best rate can certainly be a daunting task. Luckily there are a few price comparison sites that can help break down the costs into more understandable sections. The great thing about these sites is that you only have to fill in your information once and it will compare car insurance rates from thousands of companies. There are a few things that you will need to decide upon, such as the level of cover. There are three main levels with fully comprehensive covering the most. You will also have to fill in the amount of excess you are willing to pay...
24 Aug

Preparing your car for a long journey

It is the responsibility of the driver to check and insure that a vehicle is road worthy for a long journey. Along with the annual compulsory checks, such as MOT and insurance, checking your car before a long journey is extremely important and helps to reduce the risk or accidents on the road. Check your oil level- Checking that your oil level is between the minimum and maximum level on the dip stick is a quick and simple job. Top up your oil if needed, making sure it is the correct oil for the car. Tyres- Tyres need to be checked regularly and especially before long journeys. Tyres should have adequate tread on them, making sure they are not bald and do not have any marks to the sidewall of...
18 Jul

Manual or Automatic Transmission

There are many things to consider when you are purchasing a car, and one of the biggest is whether you should purchase an automatic or manual car. There are benefits of both, which we will run through with you now. Automatic First of all, an automatic transmission is known to be the more enjoyable way to drive around town. If you are not too confident, lacking skills or looking for an easy ride automatic transmission can be the best option and it’s probably safer than manual for new drivers as it reduces driving effort by 25 percent. Manual While manual transmission cars are less popular today, they are still in use. And they allow the driver to have more control and operation of the car and its speed. Some may...
20 Jun

Why it is important to service your vehicle regularly

If you own a vehicle, it is your responsibility to make sure that it is safe and road worthy to drive. While it is not a legal requirement in the UK to get your vehicle serviced, it is compulsory to get an annual MOT. MOT’s are great for knowing your vehicle is safe to drive on the road, however a service can examine your car or van in more detail. Servicing a vehicle can improve its lifespan and decrease the risk of a mechanical fault during driving. You can service a vehicle as often as you want but most drivers choose to service theirs annually. Servicing your vehicle annually can also help when it comes to selling. Selling a vehicle with a full service history increases the price of your...