Limp mode on Vauxhall Insignia

The Vauxhall Insignia is a great family car. It looks sporty but is also extremely practical and has plenty of space in the seating cabin and in the boot. You can pick up one of the older Insignias for around £2000 but often as they are used by the police or for rep cars, they may have high mileage. If they car has done a lot of miles it is important to check that it has been serviced regularly in order to maintain the engine. If it has not been serviced you may find that you encounter a lot of issues. One common fault on a lot of Vauxhalls is the car going in to limp mode unexpectedly. This is usually due to a faulty sensor or an issue with...
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Going on a driving course

When it comes to driving experience is key. The more experience and knowledge you have the more likely you are to be a better driver and be able to adapt quickly to incidences that may arise. Driving courses are often a way of improving your driving ability. They can be used for a number of reasons. Sometimes you may be offered to attend a driving course such as a speed awareness course, following on from a minor speeding fine. This is usually offered to you instead of points but you will still have to pay an amount towards the course. These courses are designed to teach drivers car safety and make them aware of the dangers involved in speeding. They will teach you on how to read signs on the...
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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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