Getting the most out of your fuel

Petrol and diesel prices have been on the rise recently and are pushing many car owner to their financial limits. Your weekly journey to work may have increased over the past 12 months or so and mean that each month you are having to fork out more and more on fuel. With this in mind, it is a good idea to think about how you can keep fuel costs down and get the most miles out of your vehicle. Firstly the way you drive, will have a huge impact on the fuel you use. Many modern cars have a economy gauge which will tell you if you are driving economically or not. Often this is a colour based system where red is using a lot of fuel and green is...
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How to haggle for a second hand car

If you are looking to buy a second hand car from a dealership you should always try and haggle a bit on the price. Not many car garages will stick firmly to the price advertised in the window and if you do not ask for a discount you will probably not be offered one. Before you go in with an offer you need to think carefully and sensibly about the car you want to buy. If it is an older vehicle and on the forecourt for less than £3000 the chances are you will not get as much off the price as if you were buying a car for £10000. If you have a vehicle to part exchange, they may give you more than its worth if buying a more...
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The Goodwood festival of speed

The Goodwood festival of speed takes place from Thursday 4th July until Sunday 7th July 2019. It is a must for all car enthusiast. It is an annual hill climb featuring historic motor racing vehicles held in the grounds of Goodwood House, West Sussex. Currently you can only access the festival by buying advanced tickets and each day is capped at 150,000 visitors. There are a number of different packages you can choose from, starting from around £40 for a normal entry ticket upwards of a thousand pounds for some of the hospitality tickets. As the event spans over a few days, many people want to be able to spend the whole weekend there. There are a number of local hotels and B and B’s in the area but they...
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Investigating problems with your car

If your car develops a fault it may not be straight forward to find out what the issue is. Sometimes we know straight away what needs to be done to get the car back on the road such as a new tyre, new battery or simply lack of fuel, but other times it may enquire more investigation work to track down the underlying issue. When you take your car to a garage they will often try to have a quick look or take it for a test dive to establish what the problem is. They may be able to say with certainty or they may say that they need to strip the car down and carry out further investigations. This work may or may not carry a cost with it...
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Do diesel cars costs more?

When buying a new or used diesel car or vans you will often find that they come with a larger price tag than the equivalent petrol. Its not only the purchase price that is more when comparing diesel and petrol cars and diesel fuel is often more expensive to buy than petrol. The reason for this is because diesel cars tend to do more miles to the gallon than petrol and therefore push the purchase price up. Also diesel cars tend to last longer, for example lots of diesel cars will easily do 200,000 miles plus where as many petrol cars are often coming to the end of their life at this stage.  On average diesel cars cost more to make than petrol equivalent and have been designed to last...
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