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Hassle Free Car Hire On Your Summer Trip
Hiring a car for your family trip is not all smiles and giggles as advertised. The realistic scenario is actually quite grim as you will have to dig through the sale pitches, deceptive insurance scams and false promises to find your way to the best car hire service in the UK. Yes, it does sound like swimming with sharks but fear not, we have lined up the pit holes and the moves you need to make to avoid them. For starters always go for the basic package on everything, be it insurance or accessories. Our guide will help you save on all the extras without compromising on your comfort and safety. Be Wary of Insurance Sales Pitch: Yes, insurance is mandatory by law, so it is wise to opt for …
MOT Test
If you have just purchased your first vehicle and don’t know what an MOT test is, then this article will be very useful to you. The MOT (Ministry of Transport) is an annual test of vehicle safety, roadworthiness aspects and exhaust emissions required in the Great Britain for most vehicles defined in the Road Traffic Act 1988. It does not only apply to highways but also includes other places available for public use, that aren’t highways such as streets, main roads etc. Every vehicle over the age of three years has to have an MOT test done after every twelve months, failure to do so can impose £1000 penalty. The MOT test is a source of employment for about 53,000 people working in 20,100 garages, who are authorised to perform …
What’s The Best Vehicle For You
What’s The Best Vehicle For You Making the most logical decision while purchasing a new set of wheels has become complex, mainly due to so many choices. The options available are intimidating; almost all automakers offer everything from Hatchbacks, SUVs, Saloons to Convertibles and Coupés. Let’s explore what the market has to offer in different categories: Hatchback: There is a reason for hatchback’s dominance in the current landscape; they are agile, versatile, can tackle urban roads and motorways alike, seat 4 to 7 persons with ease, frugal on the gas and are easy to maintain. Plus, their everyday practicality has no parallel. They do lack the boot space though. Nowadays, they come in varying sizes and are blurring the lines between minivans and compact station wagons. Also, the fact that …
Airport Car Parking
Airport Car Parking Imagine the restlessness your mind goes through thinking about your car not being safe when you are miles away from it. Disturbing, isn’t it? Airport parking facilities are there for your peace of mind, so you won’t have to rely on public transport in the fear of losing your car at the airport. Convenience and affordability are what you look for when taking up the services of airport parking facilities. Today, we’ve enlisted 5 tips for you to secure the best airport car parking deals, so the next time you go on a holiday, you can stop worrying about your car and start enjoying your stay! 1) Know the Parking You Want: Don’t just rush into signing up for any vehicle parking service that crosses your eye. …
Flood-Damaged Car
Flood-Damaged Car Floods have been seen to cause a lot of damage. From tearing down houses to destroying roads and infrastructure, nothing is unharmed and untouched. Hence, the cars we park outside on the roads or on the porch have to suffer as well. These flood-damaged cars, however, end up making their way in the used market.  The mechanics renew them that it is almost impossible to tell if it is flood-damaged or not. Here are 7 tips to help you distinguish a flood-damaged car: 1) Sniff for Dampness: It is not possible to completely dry out a flooded car. There will surely be some areas inside, which would be damp and moist, trapping a damp smell inside the car. Smell for mold or fungus under the seats and mats. …
Country Driving Tips
Country Driving Tips Driving on smooth twisty roads of Europe may be enticing and refreshing, but before you indulge yourself in this ultimate liberating experience, you need to go through some points and prepare yourself for the journey ahead. Documentation: Before going to nitty-gritty and pro-tips you need to cover basics, and yes that include driving license and vehicle documentation. That means you will need a valid IDP (International Driving Permit). Though it may seem a tedious chore, actually you can get one from the post office for £5.50, valid for a whole year. Keep in mind that all Post Offices are not authorised, so you need to check if yours offers this facility or not. Thankfully, you don’t have to worry about visa and passports while travelling to European …
5 Reasons Why You Should Buy Hybrid Cars
Hybrid cars are all the talk in the car industry lately. People are increasingly becoming concerned about global warming and its effect on the environment and human race. The environment is suffering a lot due to the toxic substances accumulating in the atmosphere at an exorbitant rate. Fossil fuels when burnt in the car engine release harmful chemicals, which are the cause of depletion and thinning of the ozone layer. Due to this, many fatal skin diseases and health issues have surfaced among humans. It is not just the humans that are being affected by this, rather it is taking a toll on the animals as well. In order to protect the humans as well as the animal species, the car industry has started manufacturing motors that run either entirely …
Used or Slightly Used Car
Used or Slightly Used Car Choosing between a new, used or slightly used car is a complex financial decision, as each option comes with its own pros and cons. Choosing the best might get down to personal preference and budget, but to help you make the right, logical decision, we are discussing what each option has to offer. The Smell of Brand New: Brand new cars come with the best in all worlds kind of benefits and have very little going against them (mainly depreciation). On average, they stand to lose 15-35% of their value in the first year alone, and most cars lose up to 50% of their value in 3 years. The whole used car market relies on this caveat, claiming better value for money. But the benefits …
What are the Options To Carry Heavy Loads in the UK
What are the Options To Carry Heavy Loads in the UK Automakers around the globe quickly adapt to customer’s preferences and utilities. That’s the reason we see new and versatile load carriers every year. A number of commercial vehicles have been emerged in the recent years for customers wanting a ride that can tackle varying terrains and deliver efficiency of a traditional van. , which include latest 4WD vans, utility vehicles (utvs) and pickup trucks. The idea of a pickup truck for carrying loads is not new to the US market, but in UK it’s rather novel. Let’s go through the choices available in the market for people wanting to go beyond paved roads with hefty loads. Vans: Vans have evolved over time to cater to this niche. Now mainstream …
Avoid Crash On Twisty Countryside Roads
On average, 3 people die ( by some estimates 5) every day on UK’s rural roads – a frightful figure which is 10 times higher than deaths caused on Motorways across the country. In 2015 alone, 8,850 people died or got seriously injured driving on rural roads and that stacks up to 60% of total (rural, urban and motorways) road fatalities in the UK. On the other hand, fatalities and serious accidents on Motorways were around 712 in 2015. It is true that rural roads pose different challenges for urban commuters, as they are susceptible to mud, uneven surface, cattle crossing, flooding, limited vision and sudden turns. But adherence to traffic rules and proactive driving can make things easier for you. Let’s find out how to avoid crash on twisty …
Buy Or Lease A Car
Buy Or Lease A Car As both buying and leasing options come with specific trade-offs, therefore always base your decision on your requirements. Your preferences, taste and lifestyle should influence your choice. To understand clearly if you should buy or lease a car, ask yourself the following five questions: What is your Budget? When you buy a car, it becomes your asset, as you own it. It entails down payments, registration fees, licence costs and taxes. Monthly loan payments are higher than lease pay-outs, as you have to pay for the total worth of the car with interest and other miscellaneous charges (taxes etc). At the end of the leasing contract, you either have to return the car or renew your leasing agreement. If you go for the latter, your …
Purchase a Used Sports Car
Purchase a Used Sports Car Does your budget restrict you from buying an all-new sports car? Be brave and purchase a second-hand car with our 5 amazing professional tips that apply to all sorts of used sports cars and will make it easier for you to own a sporty coupe. 1) Presume the Consumables Need Replacement: Parts like tyres, brake pads, brake rotors and the car’s clutch continuously function when the sports car is being used. They can be considered as consumables that are extremely worked up in a high-performance sports car. Always pick a car thinking you may need to replace such parts and plan your budget accordingly. You won’t feel heartbroken and your pocket won’t be light if you make a decision based on this assumption. Later, if …