Renault Koleos
Oct14

Renault Koleos

It seems happy holidays start with having the right car, writes Geraldine Herbert What is it? Holidays are all about the pursuit of happiness but invariably it rarely works out that way, and, as a family of four, we’ve had our share of arduous road trips where motorway accidents, breakdowns and bored children have tested both parents’ endurance and imagination. Experience has, however, taught us that key to all arriving still on...

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#StormCallum: 70mph winds and heavy rain are on the way
Oct10

#StormCallum: 70mph winds and heavy rain are on the way

As the country is braced for Storm Callum we have some important tips to keep in mind when driving in windy weather conditions writes Geraldine Herbert Plan your journey – is there a route with less exposure to the weather and less risk of fallen trees? Choose a sheltered route if you have the option. Be […]

As the country is braced for Storm Callum we have some important tips to keep in mind when driving in windy weather conditions writes Geraldine Herbert Plan your journey – is there a route with less exposure to the weather and less risk of fallen trees? Choose a sheltered route if you have the option. Be aware of the danger posed by debris that may have blown into the roadway. Wind rarely blows steadily, and a sudden gust can...

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What you need to know about Residual Value
Sep25

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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Driving in Heavy Rain and Floods
Sep22

Driving in Heavy Rain and Floods

Late Autumn can be a time of  heavy rain so  with this in mind we have some tips for driving in rain and floods. Drive on the highest section of the road and don’t set off if a vehicle is approaching you Leave time and space to avoid swamping other cars and pedestrians Drive slowly and keep going once […]

Late Autumn can be a time of  heavy rain so  with this in mind we have some tips for driving in rain and floods. Drive on the highest section of the road and don’t set off if a vehicle is approaching you Leave time and space to avoid swamping other cars and pedestrians Drive slowly and keep going once you have started – make sure you have a clear run. In a manual car, keep the revs high by “slipping the clutch” (which means the clutch...

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The seven most important questions to ask when buying a used car
Sep06

The seven most important questions to ask when buying a used car

Sellers have a legal responsibility to give you accurate and truthful answers so ensure you ask the right questions writes Geraldine Herbert When buying from a private seller you do not have the same consumer rights as you do when buying a car from dealership, it is very much a case of ‘buyer beware. However […]

Sellers have a legal responsibility to give you accurate and truthful answers so ensure you ask the right questions writes Geraldine Herbert When buying from a private seller you do not have the same consumer rights as you do when buying a car from dealership, it is very much a case of ‘buyer beware. However it is an offence for a seller to withhold or provide misleading information about the car so with this in mind there are...

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