Driver aids that we just can’t do without

Most modern cars are now fitted with a plethora of driver aids that make driving safer, easier and more convenient. Some of these features can feel a little unnecessary and more of a gimmick that a practical aid however many have become features that most modern drivers cannot do without. One of the most useful and sought-after driver aids is parking sensors. Most modern cars are fitted with these at varying levels of sophistication, some have sensors front and real whilst others have sensors all around the vehicle. With vehicles generally getting bigger and most supermarket car parking spaces staying the same size these really are a must for most drivers. Some cars even have parking cameras allowing you to see any blind spot areas whilst reversing to ensure that...
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Are cars becoming too expensive to run?

Cars are often a large expense for many of us. They cost a lot to buy initially, and the expense does not stop there. Along with MOT’s, repairs and maintenance you also have tax, insurance and fuel. This year we have seen a massive hike in fuel prices where they have almost doubled to what they were a few years ago. Gone are the days when you could get a litre of fuel for a pound, now it is getting closer to two pounds. This huge price increase is hitting people hard, and many are worried that they will simply not be able to run their car for much longer if these price rises continue.  If you have a diesel car then you will have experienced the highest prices and...
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Are your headlights looking dim?

Its that time of the year again when many of us find that we seem to be heading too and from work when it is dark. After about 4pm you need to ensure that you have your headlights on and possibly even earlier on days when there is a lot of cloud cover, and it is very grey. It is vital that your headlights work accordingly to ensure the optimum safety when driving in the dark. You firstly need to ensure that your headlights, full beam and side lights are all working. This is easily done with two people or can even be done on your own if required. If you are also needed to test the brakes, then you can place something on the pedal to depress it whilst...
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Should you scrap your car?

Owning and running a car can be very costly. Not only have to ensure that you have a valid, MOT and insurance certificate but also that you pay road tax and possible breakdown cover to help assist you should you break down when out on the roads. On top of these regular expenses, you also need to be prepared to pay for maintenance work that may need doing from time to time and also repairs that could be required without any prior warning (often when it is most inconvenient). If the cost of repairing your car becomes more than the value of it then you may be faced with the reality of having to scrap the vehicle as it is not worth repairing it. The money you will get for...
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Have you been involved in an accident?

Having a car accident can be very scary and can leave you shaken even if you are not physically hurt. Depending on the circumstances of the accident you may need to get the police involved and your insurance company. If you are in doubt of what to do, but no one is hurt or your vehicle is not in a dangerous place, then you should call the emergency number  for your insurance company. They will be able to arrange recovery of the vehicle if needs be and may be able to get you home. If the vehicle is blocking the road and undriveable or if someone is hurt then you may need to inform the police. This may also be the case if there is a dispute as to whose...
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