Ten things to check before you take your car for its MOT.
Aug25

Ten things to check before you take your car for its MOT.

A few quick checks can make all the difference to getting a car through its MOT.   1. Check Mirrors Make sure all your mirrors are in place and check they’re not cracked, impairing your view or exposing a damaged edge. 2. Warning Lights If a warning light is showing on your dashboard before the MOT, get the problem sorted. If the tester turns on the ignition and a light shows you will fail your MOT. 3. Tyre Tread Having the right...

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Save Money on Fuel this Bank Holiday weekend
Aug23

Save Money on Fuel this Bank Holiday weekend

As we gear up for the bank holiday weekend the price of fuel is on the minds of most drivers, so here are some ways you can save this weekend writes Geraldine Herbert Did you know by applying four simple fuel saving measures you could save yourself some money this weekend These are: Removing the […]

As we gear up for the bank holiday weekend the price of fuel is on the minds of most drivers, so here are some ways you can save this weekend writes Geraldine Herbert Did you know by applying four simple fuel saving measures you could save yourself some money this weekend These are: Removing the roof-top cargo box Shopping around for fuel Checking and optimising tyre pressures every month Removing excess weight from inside the car A...

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The seven most important questions to ask when buying a used car
Aug06

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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5 things you need to consider when buying your first car
Aug01

5 things you need to consider when buying your first car

When it comes to buying your  first car there are some specific considerations writes Geraldine Herbert 1) Size Matters Think about how much space will genuinely be needed because the bigger the car the more it’s going to cost in terms of fuel and maintenance. So small is generally better plus it is much easier to […]

When it comes to buying your  first car there are some specific considerations writes Geraldine Herbert 1) Size Matters Think about how much space will genuinely be needed because the bigger the car the more it’s going to cost in terms of fuel and maintenance. So small is generally better plus it is much easier to drive and park a small car. 2) Basic is best We all enjoy a little luxury in life but when it comes to first cars the more...

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What you need to know about Residual Value
Aug01

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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