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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

Keeping an Eye on your Exhaust

It is important you look after your car’s exhaust, as it is one of the most important components in terms of safety and fuel consumption. A problematic exhaust could cause your car to have serious issues, or it may be wasting a lot of fuel. However, the exhaust is a long way away from you as a driver, so you will need to physically check it and be aware of any changes. One of the main things you can do is listen out for noises. If you hear something unusual, see if it is coming from your exhaust pipe. It may be that it has become dislodged and needs tightening – the noise could be the exhaust bashing the car. A chugging sound might be a sign of a blockage,... Read More »

Tom / March 30, 2018 / Cars

Check your Car Before you Drive

Every time you drive, you need to know that your car is fully functional. It’s really important you carry out a series of checks before you drive it so that you know you know it is safe to be on the roads. Most of these are very small checks, but they can make a big difference. Here are some of the things you should do: Check your wing mirrors. Make sure they are in the right position for you to drive and look in them safely, and look them over for any damage. Make sure the lights are working. Switch them on and then get out of your vehicle so you know they are working properly. Check your brake lights. Ask someone to look for you when you press on... Read More »

Tom / December 29, 2017 / Cars

How do you Know if Mileage is Accurate?

Buying a new car is filled with difficult decisions, especially if you do not buy from an official dealer. How do you know that all the information is accurate? Is the car as reliable as you think it will be? One thing that people particularly worry about is the mileage. It is fairly easy for a previous owner to change to mileage and to make it look as though the car has fewer miles on the clock than it actually does. Spotting a car that has been clocked isn’t easy but there are certainly some warning signs you can look out for. Firstly, see whether the condition of the car matches up with the supposed mileage. If the car is in good condition, free from scrapes and damage with pedals... Read More »

Tom / November 24, 2017 / Cars