Is your car starting to cost you more than it’s worth? Or do you just want to treat yourself to a sparkly, new motor? Whatever the reason, upgrading your car is a big decision and there’s lots of things you should consider before investing in a new vehicle. Below, we’ve shared our top car buying tips to ensure you make the right decision.
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Weather can have a massive effect on your driving. As we approach the bad weather of the winter months, our driving needs to be adjusted. Below, we’ve discussed our top winter driving tips to get you prepared.
Prepare Your Car
When you buy a new vehicle, you should always check what the tyre pressure should be. It’s very important for your vehicle safety to ensure your tyre pressure is always correct; it should be checked frequently as, on average, tyre pressure loses around 2 PSI of air every month.
Correct Tyre Pressure
The correct tyre pressure for your vehicle will be highlighted in the manufacturer’s handbook or vehicle manual. Alternatively, you may also be able to find it in the sill of the driver’s door or the inside of your fuel tank flap.
Having to constantly fill your car up with fuel can be frustrating. However, with a few good driving habits you can improve your vehicle’s fuel consumption.
Accelerate and brake carefully.
Accelerating and braking harshly can have a negative impact on your vehicle’s fuel consumption. Take your time when accelerating to go off somewhere and keep a light, steady foot on the accelerator whilst you’re driving. Continue reading
Are your driving habits affecting the life of your engine?
Whether you’ve just bought a brand new car or a second-hand one, you’re no doubt going to want to make sure it lasts as long as possible. But have you ever considered how your driving habits might be affecting the life of your engine?
If not, here are some of the most common habits that you might be making which could have an impact on the engine of your car…
Pushing new cars to the max
Whenever you buy a new car, you should be advised to take it easy in the car for a while. That’s not to say you can’t go for long trips or avoid the motorway – just don’t push your car to the limit for at least the first 1000 miles.
We all know that feeling of dread when your MOT date comes rolling around again, hoping that it will pass with flying colours and you can avoid forking out money you can’t really afford. Click the yellow dots to find out how you can significantly reduce your chances of an MOT fail, saving you time and money in the long run.
These days, very few of us would be able to get around without a car. Public transport is an option, but one that most people would prefer to avoid. It is because of this that it is so important that you ensure that your car is running efficiently, and more importantly, safely. With this in mind, here are 5 warning signs that there is a problem with your engine. Continue reading
All cars need to be maintained in order to ensure they stay in good working order. With German-made vehicles, this is no different. Whether you have, or haven’t, had a cambelt changed recently, it is worth asking one of our fully qualified mechanics to take a look under the bonnet. Continue reading
Whether it’s the MOT on your first car, or your tenth on your pride and joy, most people get nervous as the time approaches for an annual car’s health check. If you’re worried about forgetting something you’re supposed to take with you or just want to know a bit more about what to expect, read the following Frequently Asked Questions on your upcoming MOT. Continue reading
Is it that time of year again? Your MOT is looming and you can’t put it off any longer! Many people worry about the expense of their MOT and what the garage may find! Nevertheless an MOT is a vital part of car maintenance, it’s not only a legal requirement – it ensures your car is safe to be on the road. If you’re worried about your MOT there is a few simple checks you can carry out before you take it into the garage: Continue reading