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Jan 19

Is it Still a Good Idea to Buy Diesel Vehicles?


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The United Kingdom’s love affair with diesel vehicles appears to be on the wane, and new car sales figures from 2018 reveal that public trust in the industry has also collapsed, with a 30 percent fall in the registrations of such vehicles.

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29
Nov 18

How to Challenge Speeding Fines


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People who receive the much feared “notice of intended prosecution” through the door over a speeding offence, or who are actually stopped for speeding during the act, tend to rail at the unfairness of it all. However, regardless of what circumstances may have prompted the action, speeding is speeding and the best thing to do when caught is admit it and pay up, as there is no real excuse for breaking the law.

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26
Jul 18

3 Bargain Used Cars for New Drivers


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Buying a used car is one of the simplest ways to cut down on the costs associated with motoring, particularly for new drivers who are just buying their first vehicle. There is no reason why owning a used car should not result in a hassle-free ownership experience – so long as you make sure to purchase one of the best used vehicles on the market.

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Jul 18

What Should You Take on a Long Car Journey?


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Road trips can be exciting and fun, but it is important to make sure that certain preparations have been made in advance of a lengthy drive. Everyone has their own methods of ensuring their readiness for such an endeavour, be it by making a list of items to pack, collecting together a playlist of favourite songs, or bringing along much loved food items or games; but it is also crucial to take certain items that can make the drive safer, cheaper or just more interesting!

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01
Mar 18

Fuel Sipping Second Hand Cars


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The purchase price of a second hand car is not the only thing that budget conscious drivers have to think about, with additional costs such as fuel, insurance and road tax also all having to be factored into the equation. With both diesel and petrol continuing to increase in price all the time, it is more vital than ever to choose a motor vehicle that is going to be economical to operate.

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Feb 18

The Driving Test: A Checklist for Young Drivers


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Young drivers rarely know everything there is to know about driving, and recognising this can actually be an asset in helping them to pass their driving test. In order to ensure that new drivers are able to perform to the best of their ability on the day of the test, there are a number of helpful tips that should be taken under consideration.

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26
Oct 17

How you Describe your Job Affects your Car Insurance


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One of the many different factors that are taken into account by insurance providers while working out the cost of your car insurance is your occupation. The fact is that even the manner in which you describe the job that you do can actually have a massive impact on the amount of car insurance you will end up having to pay for.

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24
Aug 17

The Hardest Places to Pass Your Test in 2017


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Drivers wanting the best chance of successfully passing their driving test would be better off avoiding the West Midlands if at all possible, according to a heatmap of the failure and pass rates of practical driving tests that has just been released recently.

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06
Jul 17

Manual or Automatic: A Guide for Young Drivers


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The choice between an automatic or manual car is one that divides many road users, and while Americans seem to prefer the automatic, the preference in the United Kingdom seems to be very much towards the more physically demanding manual. Still, the choice remains, and it’s a particularly potent one for new drivers and young drivers, as their initial choice is likely to be the one they stick with for the rest of their driving lives. So which is best – manual or automatic?

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22
Jun 17

A Guide to Choosing Car Tyres


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Buying tyres can be a confusing process, particularly for new drivers who have little prior experience. Trying to learn which tyres are best, or best suited to your particular vehicle, and which are the most cost effective can be overwhelming at the best of times. The great majority of people will look at the price tag first and foremost, but noise, grip and fuel efficiency are also important factors.

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