Car owners sitting pretty as huge jump in trade-in prices
Oct20

Car owners sitting pretty as huge jump in trade-in prices

The UK’s leading used car retailer shows that it’s never been a better time to sell your car with trade-in prices for some of the most sought-after models jumping by almost a third this summer New data released by CarShop has revealed how trade-in prices for some cars have increased by almost a third this summer (June – August) due to increased customer demand. The UK’s leading used car retailer has seen another busy summer with...

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So Why Is My Car Battery Dead?
Oct14

So Why Is My Car Battery Dead?

Battery failure is one of the most likely causes of breakdown and despite what people may think they don’t actually last forever. Suzanne Keane explains some of the most common reasons for battery failure     One of the most common reasons for a car not starting is the battery. Your battery not only kick starts the engine but also keeps all electrical items running while you’re driving. The engine in turn recharges your...

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20 Fuel Saving Tips
Oct07

20 Fuel Saving Tips

The increasing price of fuel is on the minds of most drivers these days. We have 20 fuel-saving tips that can be surprisingly effective. 1) Remove all non-essential items from your car and don’t forget to include the boot! 2) One of the easiest and most effective ways to conserve fuel is to change driving styles. Change up into a higher gear as soon as its possible, correct use of gears can save you up to 15% of your fuel bill....

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Selling your car
Oct04

Selling your car

When selling  your car the first thing you  must decide is where to sell it writes Suzanne Keane You may have decided it’s time for a change of wheels or even planned the back-packing trip of a lifetime – but how exactly can you go about selling your car? The first thing you will need to decide is whether you would prefer convenience or extra cash! 1. Dealership If you’re buying a new or nearly new car this is often the best option –...

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Ten Tips to Avoid Buying a Lemon
Oct02

Ten Tips to Avoid Buying a Lemon

Buying a used car shouldn’t be a leap of faith. Here are our top ten tips to keep in mind when shopping for a used car, says Geraldine Herbert. Determine what your price range is and draw up a budget; don’t be tempted to exceed it. Consider how you would use the car, long commutes, journeys around town, city centre driving. Buy from a reputable car dealer, You will be assured of the best possible service and this will help to...

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The seven most important questions to ask when buying a used car
Oct01

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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