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The 10 Essentials Every Car Owner Should Have

Do you know someone who’s just bought their first car? Here are a few useful things that may make good, practical gifts for them this Christmas. Just be sure to also get them something fun (no-one wants to be known as the boring gift-giver in the family)! Or maybe, like me, you’re just terrible at adulting, and need a few essential supplies for your own car. It’s alright, your secret’s sa...

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Did you know these ten bits of bad driving could earn you points on your license?

As well as offering you a platform for you to sell your car easily, quickly and for more money in the shape of our free app, we are a font of knowledge for all things motoring (not blowing our own trumpets or anything!). Many of us are aware of driving offences that can earn us points on our licenses, such as driving too quickly or not having insurance on our vehicles. But how many of these ten m...

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Top tips for reducing your car running costs

As we all probably know, buying and running a car can be expensive business. Once you have made the initial purchase of the vehicle, you have to maintain it and keep it roadworthy. This means buying fuel, road tax, insurance, MOT, breakdown cover – the list is endless, and with new research from CompareTheMarket finding the running cost of a car for young drivers has increased by 4.4% this year...

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Five of the most reliable used cars for families

Reliability is an important factor when it comes to choosing a car, as you want a reliable runner that isn’t going to cut out on you mid drive. We all want to save money on motoring bills, and one of the best ways to do that is to buy a second-hand car, but how do you know if you are going to get a good deal? Warranty Direct have studied data from 50,000 of its policies to find the most reliabl...

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Eight things people say when they’re trying to sell a rubbish car

When it comes to selling a car, people can often be a bit ‘light’ with the truth in their adverts. And when we say that, we mean they’re damn right lying! Below, we have looked at eight things people say when they’re trying to sell a rubbish car, so if you see these in an advert, chances are you’ll want to look elsewhere! Good car to drive around town Perfect, you’ve found yourself ...

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Five helpful tips for taking the kids to university

The time may have come for your child to fly the nest and head to university to start an exciting new chapter in their life, and it is down to you to get them there. This journey can be an emotional and stressful one, but follow the guidelines below and everyone might just get through the day unscathed! Arrive in style Chances are, your child will be heading to a strange place where they don...

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Five of the best used cars to buy in 2016

The used car market is booming, and there are many quality second-hand cars for sale which can bag you a bargain. We all want to save money on motoring bills, and one of the best ways to do that is to buy a second-hand car. You can pay much less than the list price and you might even be able to pick up a car which is still covered by its manufacturer warranty. With this in mind, here are five of ...

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Five bad driving habits which are damaging your car

For many of us, our cars are one of the most expensive and precious things we own, often coming second to our houses. For that reason, it is important we look after them properly. Regular maintenance is very important, but the way in which we drive can have a major impact on how long our vehicles will survive. A healthier vehicle means you can sell your car for more money, and everyone wants that...

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Five habits all good drivers have

Most of us will probably claim to be good drivers, some of us may even go as far to say they are excellent. But in reality, it is a much smaller percentage of people who really know what it takes to stay safe on roads, and put that knowledge to use. The people who really know how to stay safe understand that it is about more than just obeying the rules of the road. The challenge is for the rest o...

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How to change a flat tyre

At one point or another in your driver career, you are bound to end up with a flat tyre. It’s an irritating fact of life, and knowing how to change a tyre yourself can be a pretty handy tool. Of course, you can contact breakdown help, but if you fancy giving it a go yourself, follow our handy guide below to ensure you do it safely. We do more than just help you sell your car you know! First th...

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