Monthly Archives: September 2017

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How BMW Is Playing A Huge Role In Eco-Driving

If you are in the market for a new car, you might want to think twice before buying a new model from the showroom. These days it makes a lot more sense both financially and environmentally to buy a used or nearly new car. Continue reading

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New Nissan Micra: Super Supermini

Five generations of the Nissan Micra have shown the car to be a worthy, if dull, contender in the small car stakes. It sold very well and was sound and reliable and all that but couldn’t really shake of that fuddy-duddy image. That’s all changed now. Ignore the rather silly ‘accomplice’ TV ad and instead concentrate on the many good points of this very attractive car. Continue reading

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Scotland Plans to Phase Out Petrol and Diesel Vehicles by 2032

The news that the government planned to scrap new diesel and petrol cars by the year 2040 came as a major shock to UK drivers. However, for Scottish drivers this change could come sooner than they think. Continue reading

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The Best City Cars 2017

City cars aren’t for everyone. You’d struggle to fit a large family in one, and they’re not the best for long commutes or frequent long journeys. But, for travelling around busy cities, there’s nothing better. City cars have grown in popularity over the last few years as an alternative to small family cars, for single commuters, looking for a fun, easy and cost-effective way to travel around cities and through sometimes ridiculous congestion. Continue reading

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The Cheapest Cars For First-Time Buyers

After passing your driving test, your first thoughts will turn to getting your first car. While you may be quick to purchase the swishest or best-looking car, it might not be the wisest idea. You may well be able to afford the initial cost of the car but there are other costs to factor in such as the insurance and fuel costs of your car – which can turn them into a drain on your finances. This round up of the cheapest cars for first-time buyers can help you make the best decision for your first vehicle. Continue reading

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How To Build Your Own Roll Cage

A roll cage is a metal framework built into the driver cockpit in a vehicle. It is constructed to reinforce the vehicle and protect the passengers from serious injury in the event of an accident. Although roll cages are mainly used in stunt and race cars, due to their more vigorous driving style, they are also often found in off-road trucks. Roll cages are not essential for every-day vehicles, although some may be fitted with a simple ‘roll bar’, which is a steel bar that runs up the sides and across the top of the vehicle to provide a degree of rollover protection. Continue reading

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Ford Focus RS: It’s A Hot Hatch Love-In!

If you are prone to nausea then please look away now as this article is a prime example of an over-the-top automotive love-in. You see, the word that immediately springs to my mind here is, Wow! I had to keep telling himself that this car is, after all, a Focus, the mainstay of the mainstream market. But this is no ordinary Ford, oh no. It is very special yet the vehicle in the images, with its special Ford Focus RS sparkly paint and a number of must-have extras, like those awesome wheels, costs just £36,545 in the UK which in my opinion is a bit of a bargain that sets new benchmarks for driving at this price point. See the full spec below. Continue reading

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Driving Courteously Not Selfishly

Returning from the South Coast on the day after August Bank Holiday is always going to test the patience of a saint and I am not saintly. When a driver, in part at least, brings travel trouble upon himself, it is even worse; at least that’s my recent experience. I also found that the idea of driving courteously seems to be a thing of the past. Continue reading

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Car Mechanics Less Popular Than Estate Agents Shock

A few days ago I wrote about an excellent independent garage that now attends to my personal transport and a jolly good job they do too. Main dealers are more expensive and can be intimidating places for people who are not versed in car knowledge. Now, although we live in a modern world ablaze with the white heat of cutting edge technology, some things seemingly never change. A survey has just offered the opinion that customers hate dealing with repair garages and car mechanics more than any other trade. Continue reading