How to be a safer driver
May07

How to be a safer driver

Driving like most things becomes routine and bad habits are easily formed so here are some simple strategies to help make our roads safer for you and all other road users writes Geraldine Herbert Skills that put you in control Consider taking an Advanced driving course, these courses cover types of driving that aren’t typically included in standard driving lessons and can improve your confidence on the road and your knowledge of how...

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What is a PCP?
Mar03

What is a PCP?

An increasingly popular way to finance a new car is under Personal Contract Plans (PCP). But what exactly is a PCP and who is it best suited to, asks Geraldine Herbert What is a PCP? PCPs are a form of car finance based on a hire purchase (HP) agreement. Unlike standard HP or a bank […]

An increasingly popular way to finance a new car is under Personal Contract Plans (PCP). But what exactly is a PCP and who is it best suited to, asks Geraldine Herbert What is a PCP? PCPs are a form of car finance based on a hire purchase (HP) agreement. Unlike standard HP or a bank loan, the repayments are typically lower, as you are paying off the depreciation of the car and not its entire value. At the end of the agreement, you...

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Tips to avoid Road Rage
Jan09

Tips to avoid Road Rage

Financial stresses, early commutes and bad road surfaces all add to the congestion and create an atmosphere that could potentially lead to more accidents, we look at ways to avoid road rage writes Geraldine Herbert Driving gets most of us in a tizzy. The endless stopping and starting, the traffic jams and the right-hand-turn-only lane […]

Financial stresses, early commutes and bad road surfaces all add to the congestion and create an atmosphere that could potentially lead to more accidents, we look at ways to avoid road rage writes Geraldine Herbert Driving gets most of us in a tizzy. The endless stopping and starting, the traffic jams and the right-hand-turn-only lane when you’re desperate to go left. The peak hour traffic experience is the stuff of nightmares....

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What you need to know about Residual Value
Dec16

What you need to know about Residual Value

Residual value is one of the most important factors to consider when buying a car and one of the most overlooked writes Geraldine Herbert While all cars depreciate, some lose much less value than others and there are factors you need to be aware of that affect resale values. Brand: The brand you buy has a […]

Residual value is one of the most important factors to consider when buying a car and one of the most overlooked writes Geraldine Herbert While all cars depreciate, some lose much less value than others and there are factors you need to be aware of that affect resale values. Brand: The brand you buy has a significant impact on the resale value and historically some brands and models simply hold their value better than others. Paint...

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20 Fuel Saving Tips
Oct07

20 Fuel Saving Tips

The increasing price of fuel is on the minds of most drivers these days. We have 20 fuel-saving tips that can be surprisingly effective. 1) Remove all non-essential items from your car and don’t forget to include the boot! 2) One of the easiest and most effective ways to conserve fuel is to change driving styles. Change […]

The increasing price of fuel is on the minds of most drivers these days. We have 20 fuel-saving tips that can be surprisingly effective. 1) Remove all non-essential items from your car and don’t forget to include the boot! 2) One of the easiest and most effective ways to conserve fuel is to change driving styles. Change up into a higher gear as soon as its possible, correct use of gears can save you up to 15% of your fuel bill....

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