About Irritating & Inconsequential Car Advertising

Manufacturer car advertising is always rich in hyperbole, we understand that; but there is a limit. When the latest advertisement for the new Renault JamJar comes on the television the background slurping noise that you may faintly hear in the distance is the sound of my heart sinking. We are asked to believe that this clearly wealthy, attractive yet divorcing couple will swing around in the road and go to their ‘beach house’ – which is in fact a bijou villa somewhere wonderful – for a bit of post-marital nookie. Continue reading

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All About Speeding on English and Welsh Roads

Although you’re breaking the law as soon as you edge over the stated speed limit for the road you’re driving on, you have a bit of wiggle room. Almost all police forces give drivers a 10% allowance as well as an extra 2 miles per hour to take speedometer or camera errors into account. Continue reading

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Jaguar XE R-Sport 2.0L Diesel – Business As Usual

There are Jaguars for work and there are Jaguars for play. In this case, here’s a car that is the business. The Jaguar XE featured here in R-Sport trim certainly looks the part; the looks are understated yet racy but that’s as far as the performance goes. You see, this model is a diesel and is not designed for high speed travel; it is designed for comfort with matching economy and on that score it certainly delivers. Continue reading

Will Solar-Powered Cars Impact the Auto Industry?

The electric car had some popularity from 1832 up until the 1920s, where it was deemed to no longer be a commercially viable product. Its downfall was due to the availability of fossil fuels, consumer needs to drive longer distances, and also the lack of horsepower. Fast forward to 1997 and Japan releases the world’s first commercially mass-produced hybrid car, the Toyota Prius. Nowadays, electric cars are aplenty and you can pick one up by simply walking into your local dealership. The electric car is a prime example of how consumer commands shift throughout the years, demanding innovation and new ideas from manufacturers. Continue reading

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Do You Really Want Your Teen On The Road?

The stereotypical teen driver is a 17-year-old male who has just passed his test. His parents have enough money to get him his own car. He piles it full of his mates on a Saturday night, drink or drugs may be added to the mix and a tragedy occurs which shatters many young lives and may affect other road users. It is every parent’s nightmare but happens on UK roads every day. This is a stereotypical view and we all know that stereotypes can be both unfair and damaging. However, in this case, there are some statistics to back it up. Continue reading

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It’s All About Aesthetics: How To Improve The Look Of Any Used Car

Most people purchase used cars because they can’t afford the latest models. That often means they have to resign themselves to accepting something less than perfect. However, there are lots of techniques you could use to improve the aesthetics and give your automobile a makeover. Continue reading

The Future Of Automotive Fuel

Motorparks, fuel, new cars, used car, MOTThere’s nothing new about electric cars and the like, it’s just that fossil fuel has held sway for so long nobody has been much bothered about new ways to propel cars: Until now. Since the infamous ‘Dieselgate’ fracas, diesel powered vehicle have had a bit of a knock-back. People are wondering if there is something in this alternative fuel business after all and new and used car dealership Motorparks have now produced this excellent graphic to light the way forward: Continue reading

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Rubber Folly: Are Your Tyres Up To The Job?

It seemed to me that the use of second-hand or ‘remoulded’ tyres on cars was a rubber folly of the Twentieth Century consigned to history like that out-of-date prophylactic you once found at the back of the glove box. With modern motors, even city cars, having more power than ever you’d have thought that quality black hoops would be the order of the day for all. This seems not to be the case, at least according to supplier AA Tyres. Continue reading

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Isuzu D-Max Pick-up 2017 Update

I like a pick-up truck. I like the utility of them, which is of course, the point. There’s a real usable versatility to them which suits for work, rest and play. Nowadays these behemoths of the byways are nowhere near as agricultural as they used to be, allowing now for more creature comforts. That doesn’t mean they have lost that ruggedness of old, it’s just a better overall package; not unlike the Isuzu D-Max featured here in Utah trim. Continue reading

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Are You Spending Too Much On Your Car? Here’s How To Budget Better

Cars, despite being one of the most useful ways to travel, are expensive – there are no two ways about it. Insurance, MOTs and fuel are only three of the expenditures that come with owning a car, and finding out how to cut down how much you’re spending can be cumbersome. However, we’ve got some handy tips on how to budget better: Continue reading