What you need to know about Residual Value
Aug16

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 significant impact on the resale value and historically some brands and models simply hold their value better than others. Paint...

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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 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 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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The wrong fuel in your car
Jul22

The wrong fuel in your car

What happens if you put the wrong fuel into your car? It’s easier then you think in fact the AA estimate that every year 150,000 people make the mistake of putting the wrong fuel into their cars writes Geraldine Herbert The damage you do to your car essentially depends on the type of engine you have and how much of the wrong fuel you have put in Petrol in a diesel engine? Diesel is not only a fuel, but it also acts as lubrication oil...

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Tips for driving in the countryside
Jul11

Tips for driving in the countryside

Too many of us drive too fast on country roads, oblivious to what that could be lying just around the corner writes Geraldine Herbert  Slow down and expect the unexpected. You never know when you go round a bend what you might encounter from a cyclist to a broken down vehicle. Tractors & Farm Vehicles When overtaking, leave nothing to chance, take your time and be safe. Don’t start your manoeuvre until you know exactly how you...

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Driving tips to ensure you survive even the hottest heatwave
Jun25

Driving tips to ensure you survive even the hottest heatwave

Summer is back and with temperatures set to soar into the 30s we’ve got ten driving tips to  help ensure that you and your car survive even the hottest heatwave When driving in extreme heat, water is crucial to avoid dehydration so have plenty of bottled water in your car Make sure your phone is fully charged Never leave your child or pet in the car, unattended, even for a few minutes, in the heat. Avoid travelling at peak...

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