Let’s Discuss: Naming Your Car

Posted on May 19, 2022 at 10:23 am

It is becoming increasingly popular for people to personally name their cars. Most people go for something that corresponds with the make of the car, for example, Pippa for a Peugeot, Minnie for a Mini etc. But why are people doing this?

Drivers all suffer from something known as road rage, if they tell you they don’t then they’re lying. By naming your car it simply gives you someone to blame, it gives you someone to moan to about other people. You don’t feel as crazy when you’re talking to your car for some reason.

If you’re wondering if you should name your car, well simply you don’t have to. Some people like to so it becomes more personal to them, but not everyone understands the reason for naming your car. So don’t worry if you don’t want to, you can still love your car just as much without it having a name.

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Let’s Discuss – Driver Safety

Posted on January 18, 2022 at 11:38 am

When you are driving any vehicle, safety must be at the front of your mind. You are in control of the vehicle so you need to ensure you are keeping yourself and any passengers safe. So, here are our tips for driver safety.

Firstly, seatbelts. Every passenger in the vehicle must be wearing their seatbelt. You should not move the vehicle without everyone having a seatbelt on. This is because they will keep you safe if an accident was to occur you would be protected.

Another safety tip when driving your vehicle is to take regular breaks. This is especially important when driving for a long distance. Tiredness can kill and cause accidents. Taking regular breaks helps to prevent this from occurring.

Finally, think about what you are wearing and the weather. If it is cold outside, you are likely going to be wearing a coat, but this shouldn’t be worn in your car. This can cause you to overheat and lose control of your vehicle. In the summer, you should ensure you are wearing sunglasses to ensure you can see clearly in the sunshine.

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Let’s Discuss – Purchasing A Used Car

Posted on November 26, 2021 at 10:47 am

Purchasing a used car can be an exciting time. Looking on online dealerships and car sale websites, you may find the car of your dreams for a fraction of the cost. But, you must be completing more research when choosing to purchase a used car.

If you spot a used car of your dreams for a reasonable price that is more affordable for you, there will be a reason why it is this price. You need to complete research to find out why it is this price. a few reasons why it may be lower in price can include mileage, age, fuel consumption, or if it’s been in a crash. These are things that you want to know before purchasing this car.

If the car has been in an accident, it is likely to be sold at lower prices. Even if it has been amended correctly, if it was a write off vehicle, you may find that there are issues. This is a car that is not deemed safe to drive and you need to pay to get it checked that it is safe to drive. Once this fee has been paid, you will be able to happily drive it, but this will not be cheap.

A car that has high mileage is also known for being cheaper. This is because the higher the mileage, the more problems there are likely to be. Cars are only made to drive a certain amount of miles safely. Anything over 100k you should try to avoid. This is the time where it has driven too many miles and will be on its way out.

Normally, cars that are priced lower, will be the cars that have hidden problems. They are the cars that will have you paying out for all of their issues. So, please do your research, and make sure it will be worth your money to fix up the car.

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Things To Know When Buying A Car

Posted on October 28, 2021 at 10:47 am

Whether you are buying your first car, or simply want a change, there are a few things you need to know! Today, we are going to share with you 4 things you need to remember when buying a car!

Mileage
One of the many things you need to remember and consider when purchasing a car is the Mileage it has on its clock. Cars may be lower in price and it may seem like a good deal, but this car may have driven a large number of miles making it less reliable. Ideally, you want to purchase a car that has a low mileage, anything above 100K is a lot of miles driven in a single car.

Owner History
Another aspect you want to look at is its owner history. Is this a car that has had multiple owners or has it had one or very few owners? No matter the case, you want to understand why this is the case. If it has had few owners, it generally means the car has been good to them. If it has had multiple owners, you may discover the car has issues that previous owners do not wish to sort.

GearBox
One aspect of cars that people can forget about is their gearbox. You may be searching for cars, find one that’s an amazing deal but it just isn’t right for you to drive. If you have a preference, you should always make this known. Those with automatic only licences can only drive cars with an automatic gearbox.

Insurance
Finally, when you are purchasing a new car, you will want to look at its insurance. Every car has a different insurance price and you may find that a new car for you is simply unaffordable on the insurance side. You should take note of its number plate to discover what the insurance price is likely to be for the car.

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Maintaining your Leased Car

Posted on August 23, 2018 at 5:45 pm

When you lease a car for a period of time, usually on a finance deal like PCP, then you need to look after the car especially well. Why? Because it isn’t actually yours, and you may well be giving it back at the end of your finance deal. If you are going to be doing this, then you need the car to be in the best condition possible, otherwise you will be billed for the repair work that is required.

When you decide to lease a car, you take on the responsibility for looking after it. This will include things like getting it serviced, keeping it clean and making sure it doesn’t incur any damage. You will need to give the car back with a full service history, and this may need to be from an approved dealer, so make sure you fully understand your obligations when you take on the contract.

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Car Finance – a Difficult Decision

Posted on October 30, 2017 at 11:37 pm

Should you take out a car finance deal? When you are looking for a new car, you will probably be thinking about this as an option. It’s easy to see why, as it may be the only way you can afford a new vehicle. There are some things that you should bear in mind before taking out a deal so that you don’t get stung at the end of it.

You know that, with finance, you are always going to be paying over the odds for a vehicle. You won’t just be paying the going rate for a car – you will be paying a (possibly very large) rate of interest as well. This is a difficult situation to be in, as cars are not fundamentally valuable things and depreciate very quickly indeed.

If you are looking at a car finance deal, you can also think about PCP – personal contract purchase. This gives you a vehicle for around 3 years, but you will not own it at the end.

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The Practicalities of a New Car

Posted on September 4, 2017 at 8:16 am

Choosing a new car is exciting. It can be easy to get carried away and choose the latest sports model or a beautiful performance car that is way over your budget. Here are some things to think about before deciding on a new car:

  • Is it practical? Make sure it will be suitable for everything you want to do. If you have a family, consider a hatchback or even a people carrier.
  • Is a new car really the best option? You could get a new car on finance quite easily but it will depreciate in value straight away.
  • How much will insurance cost? Look online and speak with your current provider to establish the costs of a new insurance policy.
  • Do you need a new car now? If your old one will last a little longer, is it worth keeping it and then part exchanging it in a few months’ time?

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Choosing the Colour of your New Car

Posted on August 5, 2017 at 10:37 am

Choosing a brand new car also means that you can choose the colour of it. For some people who enjoy the aesthetic side of driving a new car, this is a big bonus. Here are some things to bear in mind if you are in the process of choosing your new car’s colour:

  • Different colours cost more. Ask for a chart or brochure explaining to you which colour is going to cost you which price.
  • White will probably be the most expensive. It’s a highly fashionable colour at the moment and is the most popular choice in the UK. Be prepared to pay a premium if you also want a fashionable white car.
  • You will need to look after your new paintwork to keep the car looking good. Your car will need to be cleaned regularly, waxed and polished to keep the paintwork in good condition and make it worth your money.

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