Monthly Archives: January 2016

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5 of the best estate cars on the market

The estate has started to become somewhat of a dying breed, thanks to the popularity of MPV’s and SUV’s, but that doesn’t mean they should be ignored! An estate can still offer vast amounts of practicality, whilst remaining more “car-like” than its rivals. Estates are longer and can be a bit more difficult to park than their saloon counterparts, but this length provides large amounts of...

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Electric cars allowed to use bus lanes in UK cities

Cities in the UK are going to allow electric cars to use bus lanes, as part of a government drive to encourage more people to purchase cleaner vehicles. Derby and Milton Keynes will mimic Norway by allowing cars to drive in bus lanes, while electric car owners in Hackney will be able to plug in their cars to charge at street lights. Milton Keynes are also allowing electric cars to park for free,...

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8 of the safest cars launched in 2015

When it comes to car safety, we are all looking for the best protection for our friends and family, should we be involved in a collision of any kind. EuroNCAP, who crash-test all the major cars launched at facilities around Europe, have released a list of the best performing cars from 2015. In the last year, EuroNCAP introduced new standards of testing, including a new full-width frontal test, wh...

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You can buy a pair of Formula One cars, but it’ll cost you…

Two Arrows A22 chassis from the 2001 F1 season are now for sale, and surprisingly, the sale includes engines. However, they are going to cost you a pretty penny! The Arrows A22 competed in the 2001 Formula One season, with Jos Verstappen and Enrique Bernoldi racing the cars. Unfortunately, they didn’t have the most successful season, and only managed to score just one point, resulting in Arrows...

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Should I buy a paint protection plan?

When buying a new or used car, you will, as part of the deal, typically find the salesman trying to sell you a paint protection scheme. The question is should you buy it? Nowadays all cars from new have anti-corrosion warranty's and won't rust and deteriorate they like used to and the paint jobs are now several layers of paint think. Gone are the days when you'd buy a lovely new red Ford Mondeo, w...

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When is the best time to buy a new car?

The great thing about buying a new car today is that the market is full of great offers. Just about every car manufacturer is offering deals to entice you to buy a new car. Whether you're looking to buy a cheaper brand such as a Ford, Vauxhall or Dacia to a more prestigious make like a BMW, Mercedes or Audi everyone one of them are competing to win your business. The way they entice you to buy a ...

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Five of the most popular second-hand cars

When the time comes to cash in on your current car and pick up another model, we understand not everyone will be rushing to a dealership and driving away in a brand new car, due to the associated costs. With some careful research and a bit of patience, you will be able to pick up a second-hand car in good condition, whilst saving yourself a substantial amount of money in the process. We have tak...

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Last minute insurance buying could cost £300 more

New research has found that the cost of car insurance rises significantly depending on how urgently you need the cover to start. Comparethemarket.com found that premiums peak on the day the drivers’ existing policies expire or automatically renew. It was found that on renewal day, premiums cost an average of £685.95. Almost a quarter of drivers leave buying their new cover until their renewab...

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The best way to buy a car: finance or cash?

People often want impartial advice on the best way to buy a car and if they should use cash or finance. Listed are some different ways in which you can purchase a car and a short summary follows: Cash or Savings Hire Purchase (HP) or Personal Loan Personal Contract Purchase (PCP) or Balloon Payment Scheme Personal Lease or Business Lease Cash or Savings - This method used to be very popular ...

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Should I buy an electric car?

Electric cars have been getting a fair bit of press over the last year and now many people are considering one. Many pros and cons to going electric need to be considered before making any purchase. In this posts, we'll discuss both the good and the bad so that hopefully you can make a more informed decision about whether electric is for you when the times comes to sell your car and upgrade to a n...

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