Car Finance Terms Explained
Oct02

Car Finance Terms Explained

Thinking of buying a car but don’t speak the language of loans? Check out our handy car finance glossary writes Geraldine Herbert   APR  – Short for Annual Percentage Rate. This is the amount of interest charged on the loan, including any fees. All lenders must calculate the APR in the same way so it is not only the best way to compare loan providers but it shows how much you’re actually going to pay over the period of the loan....

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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 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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Save Money on Fuel this Bank Holiday weekend
Aug24

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 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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5 things you need to consider when buying your first car
Aug22

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 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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10 ways to keep children safe in and around cars
Aug13

10 ways to keep children safe in and around cars

There are some simple things we can do to help keep children safe writes Geraldine Herbert.   Be Aware – All too often children are hurt or die because drivers simply didn’t see them. From schools to residential driveways and quiet back streets always be aware that children are around. Reversing – Before you back out of your driveway ensure your children are being supervised. Leaving your window wound down while reversing out of...

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Van Buying Tips
Jun27

Van Buying Tips

Thinking of buying a Van? Here are some ‘Van Buying Tips’ that you should bear in mind writes Suzanne Keane Size – Overloading is both dangerous and illegal so work out the size of van you need. A good rule of thumb is to add 15 per cent more than you think you will need. Space – What will you be carrying regularly and what is the biggest load you are likely to need to transport Cost – Consider the price, finance and how close you are...

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