• 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…
  • Must have Winter Car Equipment

    Preparing your car for winter is fundamental, especially if you’re going to be on the road a lot. There are a few pieces of equipment you will need to be fully prepared for winter, and we’re providing a list below: Anti-freeze – This is important to be placed into your windscreen reservoir and your coolant. It’s extremely cheap to purchase and it can save you a great deal in repairs for cracked engine blocks. De-Icer – This really is a must have if you want to set off in a hurry. Using a de-icer with a scraper is the best way of clearing your icy windscreen. It means you won’t have to start driving your car whilst looking through a tiny hole surrounded by ice. Scraper – Along with the de-icer it’s a must. Today there really is no better…
  • 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…