Now see here. We don’t care for change. We’re British. Look how long it took us to get over manual gearboxes. Even a very famous journalist once grumbled about ‘stupid flappy paddles’. Real men change gears with a stick. Only thanks to unrelenting determination by car makers did we finally accept that, y’know, those DCT’s aren’t too bad. High praise indeed from the British. Continue reading
“If you haven’t done anything wrong then you have nothing to fear”. This statement is absolutely true. Conversely, it could be seen as the mantra of the moaning minnies for whom any minor transgression is tantamount to treason. Rules are rules but they are not necessarily good or sensible rules. Continue reading
No apologies for returning to this subject. Speaking as an almost lifelong specoid I am very conscious of my eyesight and how it can change. Speaking as a motoring writer I understand how important eyesight is when it comes to driving. I get an annual eye-test without fail. But enough about me, what about your eyes? Continue reading
Rear view cameras are becoming an increasingly popular safety feature in both modern motors and classic cars. This automotive technology can save lives, prevent injury and even save on damages to your car. The main benefit of this new feature is undeniable: It helps drivers back up their vehicle safely which reduces the risk of hitting a bollard, another car or, even worse, a cyclist or pedestrian. Continue reading
Here’s a detailed and great looking data visualisation courtesy of Carfinance247. It takes a close look at the cost of car ownership across the world taking into account new price, used price, popular models and insurance price. It won’t come as any surprise to you to learn that the UK is one of the world’s more expensive countries to be a motorist – but how does it compare to others? From motoring powerhouses like the US to the land of the supercar in the U.A.E., the piece explores eight countries in total.
There is no question that we love our cars. We clean them, we enjoy driving them. It’s all about the pleasures of the open road; but there’s a catch. We also have to fuel them, service them, repair them and generally pay for the right to use them. This is a costly business especially if we use them rarely and choose instead to rent them which is when car hire excess insurance may be appropriate. Essentially owning a car adds up to more expense. So is there another way? Continue reading