It’s exciting buying a new car, isn’t it? No matter what kind of shopper you are, be it a value shopper, imager shopper, safety-conscious shopper or methodical shopper, purchasing a new automobile means so much more than just choosing one you think looks good.This is of course important too, as you don’t want to drive around in an ‘ugly’ car, but as more charges continue to come into play on today’s roads, it’s vital that you consider all the options before making your decision.
There are many well-known charges you must deal with, including car insurance and the cost of fuel, but what about charges don’t aren’t as [...]
We’ve all tried to get somewhere in a hurry and complained about hitting every red light. No matter our destination, traffic lights are often seen as an annoyance, slowing down our journeys and causing us stress. But, actually, these signals are there to aid us with the safe flow of traffic — busy dual carriageways and roundabouts require traffic lights so we can avoid chaotic queues.
If you’ve ever come across a faulty traffic signal, you’ll know how much of a drain on your time they can be, but they can also pose a danger to road users. In some places, roads are closed off because of faulty signals posing such a [...]
Nowadays, if a car doesn’t have electric windows and power steering, it’s thought to be prehistoric. But, perks such as these haven’t always been a given. Exactly who invented the first-ever automobile may be up for debate — many believe it was Karl Benz — but what can’t be argued is that it certainly didn’t resemble the hi-tech vehicle we use today.
Benz’s first petrol-powered car, created in 1885, was powered by a single cylinder four-stroke engine. Fast forward 133 years and your typical petrol-fueled economy car has either three, four or six cylinders.
But what else has evolved in [...]
Last year, the UK Government announced that, by 2040, it will ban the sale of cars that use petrol or diesel. This has put pressure on UK drivers to switch to comparatively eco-friendly electric cars, but early adopters could face noticeably higher insurance costs compared to their gas-guzzling friends.
In August, iNews reported that owners of electric vehicles were paying up to 60% more on insurance than users of more conventional cars. This statistic bodes poorly for electric vehicle uptake in the foreseeable future – and the Government’s insurance premium tax has come in for particular blame.
To give you some of its top tips on travelling by car in Europe, we’ve teamed up with car dealers, Lookers which specialize in new and old cars.
Europe roads are very different to other countries in the UK, therefore you must be very cautious and plan your journey in advance. This will enable you to be familiar with your surroundings, regardless of how different it may be.What travel documents will be needed?
You might want to carry proof of insurance with you, especially when it comes to crossing different borders around Europe. You’ll always be able to ask for further information [...]
Receiving a speeding ticket in California can be costly, in more ways than one. You may be required to pay a fine and, depending on the circumstances, even have your license suspended. A San Diego traffic lawyer can help, but it’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with some speeding ticket facts before you make your next move.Speeding is the #1 type of traffic violation in California. Having a record of speeding tickets can cause your car insurance premium to increase. Naturally, a driver who is disinclined to follow the law is more likely to cause an accident. Your insurance company is likely to view you as a [...]
Planning for a long road trip with your family? Sounds great if you’ve got a well-kept ride that can make your journey memorable and more exciting. A big road trip can pose some challenges while you’re on the go, so you need to make sure your car is mechanically fit and all geared up for a seamless driving experience. Take a look at the following utility tips below to get your vehicle ready to hit the road.
Have your Car Inspected The first thing to do is to take your vehicle for a thorough checkup at the nearest auto shop for service and have an experienced mechanic take a good look at it. This auto checkup is [...]
No matter how much superb a new thing may be, it continues losing its efficiency as it keeps on getting worn and torn due to being used regularly. Same is the case with ATV parts which need quick replacement when worn out. But this is not always very easy to replace the used ATV parts. Sometimes, one bad-buy can spoil the whole game and the buyer gets entangled in a fix. Moreover, it is not always necessary to replace a used part with a new one because it may prove very costly at times. It is, therefore, very wise to buy cheap ATV parts to replace the old ones. Here are a few words of guidance in this regard so that you may be saved from a lot of [...]
The electric vehicle market is performing better than ever before, averaging over 4,000 new registrations per month in 2017. Considering only 3,500 electric vehicles were registered in the entire year of 2013, the industry has witnessed significant growth over the past few years – with the popularity growth attributed to the developments in the industry that are slowly but surely overcoming the initial setbacks of electric vehicles.
The UK are working hard to provide more charging points across the country, whilst manufacturers work to improve battery life and mileage range. Nissan have recently launched their new [...]