• Should you Drive an Automatic Car?

    An automatic car can be a great option for many drivers. It can be easier to drive one in some ways as you won’t have to control the gears yourself, giving you less to think about whilst driving. This means that it could be a good option for someone who is a nervous driver or who is struggling to learn to drive. It may even give some people with certain disabilities the option to drive a car. If you are thinking about getting an automatic car, try taking one for a test drive. This will give you a good idea of whether you like driving an automatic. As a compromise, you might want to get a car that is semi automatic. This gives you the option to put the car into automatic mode or to drive it as a manual…
  • Protecting your Windscreen from Chips

    Windscreens can chip at any point. It’s a common occurrence and many people will experience this during their time as a car owner. There are some things you can do to help: Drive carefully. Many cracks and chips come from people driving through potholes. The force and the small pieces of rock that fly around can be very bad for your windscreen. Be careful when driving on rough terrain. Cover your windscreen when your vehicle is not in use. This will help to prevent cracks being formed from passing vehicles etc. Use a protective coating on your windscreen. It’s not really known how effective these are but if you often drive on rough terrain, it might be worth considering. The good news is that if you do still get a chipped windscreen, it is easy to fix. Many garages will…
  • Winter Tyres – Are they Worth It?

    Winter tyres can be an excellent way to help you with your driving during the colder weather. However, many people question whether it is really worth it. Winter tyres can be an additional cost when owning and running a car is already pricey, and it might all seem like it’s just a little bit too much effort. Here are some of the things to think about when deciding what you should do: Do you live in a particularly cold area? If you live somewhere in the UK which is particularly prone to low temperatures, you might benefit from winter tyres more than others. You will get lots of use out of them if it’s regularly below 0°. Are the roads gritted regularly? It’s likely that the roads will be gritted more often in towns and cities where there is heavier…
  • MOT information

    Did you know that you can search and find current and previous MOT details online? Not many people realise that recently the government switched to online MOT checking meaning that anyone with the reg number and make of a car can find out if a vehicle passed or failed the previous MOT’s and also of any advisories. This can be really useful when it comes to buying a used car and can help you as a bargaining tool for getting the price down. Be wary of anyone selling a car that is not willing to give you the reg number initially as this may mean that they do not want you to carry out these checks, also if the seller tells you that there were no advisories and you find that there are, this should ring alarm bells. You can…
  • Wheel damage on curb

    Owning a car can be expensive, not only do you have to worry about fuel costs, insurance, MOT and tax but also other repairs that may crop up from time to time. Tyres are something that you may need to change once a year or more or less often depending on how much your drive the car. Wheels should not need to be replaced unless they become damaged and often many of us don’t realise they are damaged until we suffer uneven tyre wear, loss of inflation in our tyres or lack of handing when driving the car. Even something such as a simple clip pf the curb can actually be enough to damage the wheel on a car and will often lead to it being replaced. Some damage may be able to be repaired but it all depends on…