Do you do enough miles to have a diesel car?

When it comes to buying a new or used car you need to decide if you want to have petrol or diesel. Diesel cars tend to cost a bit more to buy at present but this could change as electric cars become increasingly popular. The cost of fuel is also often more expensive for diesel cars although there has been times over the last few years where the prices have been the same. Diesel cars should give you a better miles per gallon than the equivalent petrol versions, so if you do a lot of miles a diesel car is probably the option for yu. Since 2009all diesel cars have to be fitted with a Diesel Particulate Filter. The DPF is designed to collect soot that is produced by the...
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Rules and regulations regarding car accessories

If you own your own car then you may be tempted to add the latest gadgets or accessories to personalise your vehicle or to make certain tasks easier. For example, if you use your phone as a sat nav then you may invest in a phone holder that you can place in a position where you can easily see the screen. When choosing accessories and gadgets for your car, you do need to think not only are they functional but are they legal and are they safe. Often when people have a car, they hang air fresheners or toys such as fluffy dice from the rear view mirror. This can actually obstruct your view and be quite dangerous if they are positioned incorrectly. If you are in doubt or find...
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Buying a second hand SUV

when it comes to buying a s egg and hand SUV you need to do your research SUV’s and pickups tend to hold their money more so than most family cars so you need to bear in mind that you may need a bigger budget. If you only have a small budget of less than £8000 you will probably have to buy something that is a little old or has higher mileage. Not all SUVs are four wheel drive and some models of car are only four wheel drive on certain variants so it is important to do your research. The Nissan Qashqai is a popular choice of SUV as it is reasonably sized and affordable but it is not known to be that reliable. Some other good contenders for...
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Are sales of electric cars on the rise thanks to Covid?

The many lockdowns across Europe and the rest of the world to curb the coronavirus pandemic has drastically changed how we move around from place to place. Work-from-home restrictions, furlough schemes and job losses left millions of cars gathering dust in driveways. It is not surprising then that the demand for new cars across Europe plummeted in fact in Germany a country that is Europe’s largest car market, new car registrations in the first half of 2020 declined by 35% compared to the same period in 2019 and a similar trend was seen across all the other European countries and in the UK. However, one sector of the car market is still growing. Electric vehicle sales, both fully battery electric vehicles and plug-in-hybrid electric vehicles have increased, not only in...
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Is it worth trying to save money and carry out repairs to your car yourself?

So many of us are trying to find ways in which we can cut costs and save money. Often many of us find that owning and running a vehicle is a massive outlay every year. Not only have you got to fork out for services, MOT’s, insurance, tax and fuel but you will also need to find the money for any repairs or maintained that may need doing to the vehicle. Repairs can be costly, especially if you own an older vehicle or one that has high mileage. Often cars that are valued at below two to three thousand pounds, can cost upwards of £1000 a year to maintain. For this reason, many of us try and see if we can cut down on garage labour costs by carrying out...
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