• Preparing for a Long Drive

    Not every place we want to get to his close to home, and if you’re driving the distance, then you should ideally prepare well. Driving for a long time can make you feel tired, meaning your reactions are not as quick and you’re not alert. To prevent this from happening you should have a good night’s sleep the night before you drive, meaning you feel fresh and prepared. Breakfast is important and it plays a part in waking you up and energising you for your long drive. If you’re travelling in the UK you’re likely to be spending most of your time on the motorway, and though they can be stressful when traffic build up, they’re ideal for stopping off, with many services every few miles or so. You should take advantage of these and perhaps half way through stop…
  • Car Modification and Insurance

    Many young drivers are interested in modifying their vehicle, perhaps to look like the vehicles from their favourite films or computer games. And though we do not agree that they look good at all, it’s important to understand the demand. Young drivers are stuck with some of the most severe insurance premiums, and modifying a vehicle only increases that amount, quite often significantly, because of the statistics for modified cars causing accidents. So is it really worth it? Adding a noisy exhaust, blacked out windows, bigger rims and external decals can make your vehicle look ‘cool’, but it can make your car more difficult to sell, and increase your insurance. If you fail to tell insurance companies about any modifications, you can end up with invalid insurance, so before you star car modification, think about the real cost.
  • Driving economically

    Christmas is a tough time financially, and to save costs on your fuel, we’re providing youn with a few tips. Petrol and diesel is pricey, there’s no doubt about it, but there are a few steps that can make your fuel go a long way. Save battery life – Your battery is powered by the fuel pumping through your vehicle, that’s why they rarely die, especially if you’re driving frequently. By switching off heating (if possible), cd player, air con and chargers you’re able to use less battery power and ultimately less fuel. Drive in high gears – Not many people realise just how beneficial it can be to get into high gears early. For example if you often drive in 3rd gear at 30mph, then you should switch to 4th gear. Or if you rev through the gears significantly…
  • Honda Civic or Volkswagen Golf

    These are two of the most popular and safest hatchbacks on the market. They come with various versions, and similar engine sizes, typically around the 1.6 – 1.8 mark. We see many Civics and Golf’s on our road. These cars are often compared and even in terms of insurance they are similar, but quite pricey for young drivers. Unlike the civic the golf hasn’t changed much in style, and it is instantly recognisable, standing out from other cars. It’s fair to say that Volkswagen is more reliable in terms of finding car parts. There are many more Volkswagen car parts at reasonable prices in scrap yards and garage, and because they haven’t changed much over time, parts tend to be the same. Honda is a less popular manufacturer in the UK but the cars they make are still extremely popular…
  • Windscreen covers for your car

    Windscreen covers can be extremely important during winter, and it can work as a coat for your vehicle, ensuring there is no ice on your windscreen or your vehicle in general, so you’re good to drive as soon as you remove the cover. The windscreen cover can be secure underneath so it will not be lost in severe windy weather conditions. There is one problem with a windscreen cover, however, and that is finding a place to store it because it may be too wet to put it into the boot of your car. With this said there are some covers that don’t absorb water and dry extremely quickly. Cars are built to last in the winter, but if you want to prolong the life of your vehicle, especially if it is an old model, then a windscreen cover can…