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Smart ForFour

From the same makers of the smart car, people might expect it to be a particularly small car, and it is, but it isn’t much smaller than the equivalent VW, at only 5cm smaller. The Forfour offers a number of advantages for drivers living in urban areas, namely its small size, great fuel efficiency and smallest turning circle in its class. It uses space very efficiently, proving more interior space than most of its direct competitors, such as in boot space, and although it does sacrifice in size to an extent, the smaller turning circle makes up for this, allowing drivers to still park in much smaller spaces than in alternatives.

Tom / May 17, 2016 / Cars

The Skoda Octavia

The Skoda Octavia is a reliable car that’s perfect for a small family. You get the same petrol engine as a Volkswagen Golf GTI to it certainly packs some power and ferocity when it’s needed. The design is really nice too and it’s quite amazing to see how far Skoda has come over the last few years. The Octavia really does feel like a serious car; it’s stylish, big and aerodynamic and it’s certainly the most popular Skoda motor on the market. You get a great deal of boot space so the weekly shopping is an easy errand, while the cabin is comfortable and it’s kitted out with all of the electrical you’d need. The dazzling infotainment system will ensure you’ve got the entertainment at your disposal for a long... Read More »

Tom / April 7, 2016 / Cars

A New Volvo Estate

Volvo’s are non for creating larger than life Estate cars. The type of car we used to see in the Scooby-Doo cartoons! Now, it’s time to meet its more practical estate sibling. With the new Volvo V90 being released very soon. Estates like this are Volvo’s traditional hunting ground, of course. In recent years, though, they’ve not been quite as enormous inside. The car has gone from being able to fit a whole house inside, to comfortably fitting an average-sized family, plus luggage. To really shift your oddly named flat-pack furniture home in comfort, you’ve needed an E-Class estate. While still smaller inside than the Merc, this V90 is much more like it. But Volvo reckons functionality nowadays is about way more than throwing things into a big boot. It also... Read More »

Tom / February 20, 2016 / Cars

Tips on Fleet Management

If you have ever been involved in fleet management, or are responsible for the efficiency and effectiveness of a fleet of vehicles, you will bear me witness that it is a complicated job. Whether you are responsible for 5 or 100 vehicles, a fleet manager’s job is not that easy. As a fleet manager, there are many considerations that you need to take on board. They include: health and safety, maintenance, fuel efficiency, driver performance and the exact position of the vehicle. All these considerations make this undertaking a complex task. However, there a few tips that can help you in managing your fleet. They include the following: Emphasise on the use of company provided cars. The reason you should emphasise on the use of company provided cars is because... Read More »

Tom / February 12, 2016 / Cars

Wheel Alignment

To ensure a car drives safely, efficiently and behaves as the vehicle manufacturer intended, it’s important that your car’s wheels are correctly aligned. Through everyday driving, or factors such as hitting a kerb or a pothole, the wheels can become misaligned, bringing a host of tyre related problems. During an alignment check, the car’s suspension geometry settings will be measured against the vehicle manufacturer’srecommendations. If the car’s actual settings are outside of the recommendations, it may be necessary to carry out some adjustment work and return the vehicle to its original settings, ensuring maximum safety and driver comfort.

Tom / January 18, 2016 / Cars