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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Nissan Micra 0.9  5dr
Sep26

Nissan Micra 0.9 5dr

The new Micra is worlds apart from the car it replaces writes Geraldine Herbert What is it?   Nissan’s Micra has been a popular choice with UK drivers for over three decades but despite its pint-sized practicality, affordability and legendary reliability the Micra has never been a car destined to improve your street cred, until now that was. Styling?  Long gone are the cute lines, the curiously high-mounted headlights and cheeky face,...

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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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Flood Damage
Sep20

Flood Damage

With heavy rain a constant feature at this time of the year Suzanne Keane explains how to check your car for flood damage It’s never advisable to drive through floods but what do you do if your parked car is submerged in flood water? Once the water subsides more than likely you won’t be able to just jump in and drive it away! Firstly it’s important to figure out how deeply the car was submerged – you can usually see where the...

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Honda Civic 1.5 VTEC CVT Prestige
Sep18

Honda Civic 1.5 VTEC CVT Prestige

The styling may be a little over the top but there is a lot to like about the new Honda Civic writes Hannah Gordon What is it? Honda have been busy producing a better Civic, one that will appeal to a larger market both in design and drivability. Who is it aimed at? The styling of the new Civic surely points to a car aimed at the younger market with more aggressive exterior. Improvements such as interior space would also help it to...

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Support European Day Without A Road Death
Sep14

Support European Day Without A Road Death

  All road users are being asked to support European Day Without A Road Death, known as Project EDWARD writes Geraldine Herbert   Launched in 2016, Project Edward is designed to enourage all road users to reflect on their behaviour and attitude. After all, driver behaviour remains the most important barrier to progress as we approach 2020 and its reduction targets. Drivers are unwittingly or sometimes knowingly putting other...

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