Monthly Archives: February 2017

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Your Most Embarrassing Breakdown Stories

According to First Car, the most common reasons cars break down are as follows: Flat battery Flat tyre or a tyre blowout Keys locked in the car, or lost Electrical fault, including engine management system faults Transmission failures, including clutch Running out of fuel Blown head gasket Starter motor issues Other engine problems Mis-fuelling First Car is a magazine and web...

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10% Of Women Are Too Nervous To Drive On Motorways, Study Finds

According to a study conducted in 2015 by the AA Charitable Trust, more than one in 10 women are too nervous to drive on motorways, often avoiding them completely. The survey, which questioned over 29,000 drivers, revealed that almost half knew someone who avoids motorways altogether. A staggering 25% admitted to being nervous when a friend or family members drives on motorways. Hopefully this i...

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The Five Best Things About Owning A Car

I'll be honest, there are plenty of days when I want to sell my car and give up driving forever. When my car fails its MOT and I get slapped with an eye-watering repair bill, when I'm running late and frantically chiselling ice off the windscreen, or to be honest, anytime I'm stuck in traffic. But ultimately, I love driving and wouldn't trade my car in for anything. Summer drives It's easy to h...

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Dealer used car appraisal activity in January came close to matching September

We've been looking at how busy dealers are, behind the scenes, and the answer is...very! It supports what we've been saying about 2017 shaping up to be a great year for buying and selling used cars especially. DEALERS appraised almost as many used cars for stock purchase or part-exchange in January as in September last year, according to new data released by AUTOi. The figures add weight to predi...

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James May Has To Sell His Car For The Weirdest Reason

Imagine this: 'I need to sell my car.' 'Why's that?' 'Because I've become allergic to it.' Um...?! Bizarrely that's exactly what's happened to The Grand Tour presenter James May, whose 1972 Rolls-Royce Corniche is due to be auctioned next month. "If I drive it for more than half an hour I start itching, and then have to boil all my clothes," he recently wrote on DriveTribe. After wanting ...

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We've Compiled A List Of Your Most Embarrassing Driving Stories

If you've ever made a tit of yourself behind the wheel, rest assured, you're not alone. We've compiled a list of your most embarrassing driving fails, and believe me, some of them are extremely cringeworthy. Free parking "After I'd just passed my driving test I was in a car park, but I hadn't bought a ticket. I saw the warden, panicked and went to drive off. Normally you would drive forwards and...

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2017 Set To Be The 'Year Of The Used Car'

At the beginning of 2017 we published an opinion that this would be the year of the used car. Nothing has happened so far to discourage that view. As the year wears on it is increasingly clear that the balance of opportunity is weighted away from the new car market for the first time this decade. We base this on two factors – the inevitable pressures on the new car market that weaker sterling w...

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Kick-start Your Friday Night With This Playlist For Your Drive Home

Guys, it's Friday afternoon. You've made it through the week. It's almost the freakin' weekend! Whatever you've got planned for your Friday night, whether it's painting the town red, or a hot date with a pizza and Netflix, we've got the perfect playlist to give you that Friday feeling on your drive home. Cheap Thrills, Sia Compulsory Friday night listening, in my opinion. https://www.youtube...

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