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Mistakes to Avoid when Buying a Used Car

Buying a used car can be a wise investment when a replacement vehicle is needed. You will get the best bang for money with a used car. A used car, however, often has complications due to daily wear and tear, hence, it's important to avoid making costly mistakes when shopping for a used car. 15:51 Mon 08th Jun 2020

Category C and Category D Registered Cars

What are category C and category D registered cars Insurance companies use five categories to describe cars which have suffered damage due to accidents. The five categories are A, B, C, D and F. A-D categories are on a scale, with category A being the most damage and D being the least serious. Category F relates to fir...10:30 Thu 03rd Oct 2013

Check Your Car Before The Season Changes

Most motorists in the UK will admit to getting a service probably only once a year at the same time as the MOT and then really do nothing with their cars apart from top up the washer bottle. While this basic maintenance is still good it really is not enough to keep their cars in tip top condition. Ideally if time and ...12:30 Wed 01st Feb 2012

Winter Driving Tips For Women

With the nights getting darker and the weather getting colder winter is certainly upon us. Some of us have Christmas parties and visiting to look forward to and as every woman knows it is important to look your best even in winter. However, a website dedicated to female driving has warned women of the hazards of d...10:45 Tue 06th Dec 2011

Used Car Market Study Reveals New Motorist Trends

The second-hand vehicle market has had its reputation tarnished over the years. From Arthur Daley in television programme Minder, to the scheming, cruel father in Roald Dahl's Matilda, the used car salesman has been the subject of a rather harsh character assassination.However, this has not stopped motorists flocking t...17:08 Fri 16th Jul 2010

Satnav Lovers Beware

Since the launch of satnav systems, millions of UK motorists have been better able to find their way on the complex and busy roads. For some driving professionals, these pieces of kit are seen as invaluable aides to their role.However, although the devices have been of benefit to many, a large number of motorists are n...17:08 Fri 16th Jul 2010

Highway Code Revision Brings Drivers New Rules

A number of motorists in the UK may find that their driving style has to distinctly change in order to fall in line with new regulations in the latest edition of the Highway Code. The 2007 revision features 307 rules and nine annexes, ranging from legislation for people in cars to pedestrians as well as cyclists.Simila...17:08 Fri 16th Jul 2010

Spot The Hot One

It's the knock that every car-buyer dreads; the news that the dream car that you have just bought from that nice man was not actually ever his to sell. And it belongs to the debt collection agency that was pursuing assets.Or, it belongs to someone who recently had their keys robbed from their home. Worst of all, it can...17:08 Fri 16th Jul 2010

Garages Still Living In Rip Off Britain Era, Says What Car

A What Car survey has issued a fresh health warning over the rip-off practices of UK mechanics, warning that engineers at some garages pull down an hourly rate above that of many doctors and lawyers. Calculating from what the general driving public are charged in some parts of the country, mechanics are earning around...16:38 Fri 16th Jul 2010

Taking The Pain Out Of Car Sales

Buying a new car - whether it is really new or just new to you - can be a potential minefield for the uninitiated. Cars are complex machines and the untrained eye can find it difficult to distinguish the dreamboats from the definite tanks.First of all, weigh up what is your priority Obviously if thrift is the biggest ...16:38 Fri 16th Jul 2010

Save The Planet And Save Your Wallet

Save the planet and save your wallet What a beautiful vision. This is the idea being held up to entice motorists away from the petrol pumps and into a Toyota Prius, and following skyrocketing petrol prices through the autumn, many drivers are now lending an ear to the call of the future.Even petrol-happy Americans are...16:38 Fri 16th Jul 2010

How to Make a Successful Car Insurance Claim

Making a successful car insurance claim can be a stressful experience, particularly as your insurance provider will try to shave as much money as they can off of your claim.If you’re stuck on what steps to take to make sure your claim is dealt with swiftly and fairly, you should follow the steps laid out below.What i...10:38 Fri 16th Jul 2010

Motorists lose again under new 'ten-year plan'

For years now, British motorists have suffered with what amounts to a persecution complex; believing that the powers that be are out to remove all the joy from travel and replace the car with the bicycle or bus.And while for the most part such fears have been completely irrational, with cyclists still very much second-...12:55 Fri 09th Jul 2010

Motorists to be able to drive over roadworks

Even when Karl Benz was dallying through the streets of the German town of Manheim on his four-cylinder horseless carriage back in 1895, it's likely that the motoring pioneer was - at some point - disrupted by road works.Indeed, the seemingly random digging up of streets has become such a burden to motorists across the...12:25 Fri 09th Jul 2010

Brits poor car maintenance "loses millions"

After a hard week of work, many motorists just don't have the time or energy to clean out their car. Although it may seem like a chore, drivers who clean their cars and properly maintain them will see the price of their vehicle stay the same in comparison to those who leave a mess, with their overall value plummeting. ...16:17 Wed 02nd Jun 2010


Bosch is a leading global supplier of technology and services. The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. They supply such varied items as automotive parts, power tools for both professional and domestic use, household appliances, industrial technology and security systems. The Bosch brand...15:47 Wed 02nd Jun 2010


BP is a leading global energy company. As a multinational oil company BP is the UK's largest corporation. BP's tagline is "Beyond Petroleum" represents their focus on meeting the growing demand for fossil fuels, manufacturing and delivering more advanced products, and enabling the material transition to a lower carbon ...15:17 Wed 02nd Jun 2010


Jaguar is an iconic brand associated with luxury and high performance cars. The most notable models produced by Jaguar include X-Type, S-Type, E-Type, XJ and XJS. Jaguar holds Royal Warrants from HM Queen Elizabeth II and HRH Prince Charles. Jaguar made its name in the 1950s with a series of elegantly-styled sports car...15:17 Wed 02nd Jun 2010


BMW is known for its performance and luxury vehicles. Some of the more well known BMW models are the 3-series, 5-series, 6-series, X5, Z4 and M3 the most successful touring car racer ever. It also owns and produces the MINI brand, and is the parent company of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. BMW produces motorcycles under BMW M...14:47 Wed 02nd Jun 2010


The Automobile Association (The AA) is an iconic brand associated with road safety. The company provides car insurance, driving lessons, breakdown cover, loans and motoring advice. The AA is known for championing the motorist and has over the years campaigned for the rights of the car driver.New penalties and fines for...14:17 Wed 02nd Jun 2010

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