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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Sourcing your own car parts

If you need some repairs carrying out to your vehicle then you may want to price up the cost of obtaining the parts yourself. You do not have to be an expert in car repairs to be able to source parts but you do need to do your research and ensure you know exactly what part you need and to what specification. Car parts can be expensive especially if you get them from the main dealer when often non-genuine parts (that you may buy online) will do the job just as well. You can choose to buy car parts second hand but there is an element of risk if buying something that you cannot see working. You may think it looks ok, but find that it only lasts a matter...
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Choosing the correct car seat for your child

When it comes to car seats you need to know that you have the correct one to ensure that they are as safe as possible when travelling in a vehicle. There are a huge choice when it comes to car seats and they are often split into stages. New-born babies will often need a different car seat to a 5 year old for example. Although some manufacturers have designed seats that can be used from birth onwards. The latest law requires a child to be in a car seat from birth up until they are 135 cm or 12 years of age although many experts suggest that you should actually use a child seat until your child is 150cm tall. For an child that is using a harness system in...
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Do you trust a car to drive for you?

With autonomous vehicles just around the corner, many people are questioning whether this is a good thing or bad thing. An Autonomous car or driverless car is one that can interpret its surroundings by using a number of different advanced technological systems, to drive with no or very little input from a person. These cars have been in the making for a number of years now and we can see elements of driverless cars filtering through in to many of today’s models. Self-parking vehicles are becoming very popular especially in cities where spaces may be small and limited. The car has a number of sensors and cameras to allow it to accurate park itself in a relatively small space. Other functions that you may have recently see are lane assist...
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