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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

To Drive a Manual or Automatic Car…

The majority of new luxury cars are either automatic or flappy paddle, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that manual is dying out. People love changing gears the old fashioned way but if you had to choose between one and the other which would you decide on? Some people take their driving test in an automatic, restricting them to only being able to drive automatic vehicles, but the majority will go for the manual test, and they’ll then look to buy a manual car. There’s still a big demand for manual vehicles, and not everybody wants a saloon car that’s made for comfort. It’s nice to be able to feel the gears and if we had to choose you can be rest assured we’d opt for manual vehicles, but that’s just... Read More »

Tom / December 14, 2015 / Cars

Oiling a Car

Oil is just as important as petrol, and without it we wouldn’t have a properly functioning petrol or diesel motor. There are many different kinds of email to choose from, and each will vary in terms of thickness. Oil should always be kept at the correct level, and regular oil changes will ensure that you engine is running smoothly. Problems occur when oil is left too long without a change, or left to dip below the ‘min’ and the max’ mark on the dipstick. If you want to keep your car running smoothly then oil should be checked on a regular basis, because it can be the root to numerous other issues and perhaps costly engine repairs.

Tom / November 23, 2015 / Cars