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Car Hire and Tyres

When you hire a car, there is a contract between you and the car hire company detailing everything you need to know about that particular hire. So where do the tyres come into it? What is your responsibility, and what is the responsibility of the car hire company? It can be a fine line, as something you would class as general wear and tear or an accident might actually be something that you are held responsible for. The main thing to do is to check your contract thoroughly. Make sure you understand the ins and outs of your obligations, and when you might have to replace a tyre, or when it would be down to the care hire company to do it. If you get the car with a puncture... Read More »

admin / December 22, 2019 / Cars

Checking Tyre Pressure – How Often?

Tyre pressure allows you to drive safely and avoid putting yourself in unnecessary danger when making journeys. Low tyre pressure accounts for many crashes, as tyres deflate and will no longer allow a driver to drive safely. Checking tyre pressure could save your life, and that isn’t an exaggeration. Checking the tyre pressure of your car is easy. You can do so at most garages, where you will be able to test the tyre pressure and then refill tyres if you need to at the same time. You can do this free of charge, or for a small fee for the air. Generally you should check your tyre pressure every few weeks at the very least, maybe more for an older vehicle. If it is low, fill it up immediately.... Read More »

admin / September 25, 2019 / Cars

Car Wheel Bearings and Safety

Car safety is the most important factor for any driver. You need to know that the vehicle you are driving is completely safe and road worthy, complete with all safety checks that are needed. You should never take a car on the road that is experiencing problems like unusual noises, loose steering, or crunching sounds when you break. Whilst many of these issues might be cause by a wheel bearing and is easily rectified, it’s important that it is done before you take your car on the road. You should have a complete car health check on a regular basis anyway, and sooner if you have noticed unusual symptoms. You can book in for a service and check outside of your MOTs, and it should be a simple process to... Read More »

admin / June 30, 2019 / Cars

Claiming on your Car Insurance – Yes or No?

Car insurance can help get you out of some difficult situations, and there’s no doubt it is impossible to drive without it. However, it will sometimes be more beneficial for you to not claim on your insurance, depending on what the situation is and the damage that has been done. If this is the case, you should instead pay for the repair yourself. If someone else has damaged your car, then you may find that they want to come to an agreement with you that doesn’t involve insurance. This is because claiming on insurance can really increase your premiums, so they may prefer to pay for a repair privately. See what they want to do, but bear in mind that if you have a car on finance, it will often... Read More »

Tom / August 18, 2018 / Cars

Is an Automatic Car Right for you?

Automatic cars aren’t going to be right for everyone, but for some people, it will be a great investment and decision to drive one. This is because automatic cars differ fundamentally from manual cars, changing the driving experience. It will favour some, and not others. Automatic cars are great for people who have a disability or limited movement. This is because you don’t have to change gear, so it can be useful for people who may struggle to operate all of the pedals. It also means that you won’t have to operate a gear stick, which can be helpful. Some drivers will also just enjoy driving an automatic car, as it gives them more freedom to concentrate on the road. However, for others, it just won’t be right, as some... Read More »

Tom / May 26, 2018 / Cars

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