The Land Rover Freelander is a great car to own. Cuts a fantastic silhouette on the road. Gives you status and turns heads. But what about when it comes to reliability? No amount of clout is going to overshadow persistent mechanical niggles and failures.Continue reading
Category Archives: Buying & Selling
What are the most common problems with a Volkswagen Transporter T5 Van?
If you own a VW T5, you’ll know they’re a reliable camper van with plenty of appeal. Unfortunately, some common problems can arise with VW T5 Transporters. Understanding what they are and how to solve them could avoid a costly fix further down the road. Fortunately, plenty of new or used VW Transporter parts are available, so you or a mechanic can fix almost any problem. Here’s what to look out for.Continue reading
How to Scrap Your Old Car – And Make Money
Sometimes your car becomes too expensive to maintain. Constant repairs and struggles may eat away at your bank balance until you start to realise it’s not economical to keep it on the road. Especially when you know the repair is probably worth more than the whole car.Continue reading
Avoid Purchasing A Seat Leon with these Common Faults…
The Seat Leon has been a small car staple on European and UK roads since 1999. It’s a compact hatchback that’s been available in 3 door and 5 door variants. Originally created using different components from Volkswagen cars combined with manufacturer parts, it shares some of its pedigree with other small cars including the Golf MK4 and the Audi A3.Continue reading
Watch Out for these Mercedes A Class Commonly Occurring Faults
Since 1997, the Mercedes A Class has been a frequent site on our roads. Featuring a sub-compact, short wheel based design with the characteristic stylings from the German manufacturer, it has been a popular choice for drivers that want a luxury run-around. Like all vehicles, it’s not without its faults and issues, so what are some of the more common faults that you need to check for when considering purchasing a second hand A-Class?Continue reading
Toyota Yaris Owners – Be Aware of these Potentially Deadly Common Problems
The Toyota Yaris has been a common sight on UK roads since 1999. Known for great handling, solid safety features and a very comfy little interior, it quickly gained a reputation as one of the best subcompact cars available.Continue reading
Don’t Purchase a Nissan Qashqai Before You’ve Checked our List of Common Problems
The Nissan Qashqai is a compact, crossover SUV. Released in 2006, it was designed for customers that want the robust nature of a larger vehicle, whilst still retaining a sporty, sleeky on the road profile. It has gone through several generations and is a common sight on UK roads. Potential buyers can find many of these cars available through all second hand sales channels. But if you’re on the lookout for one of these larger cars, what are some of the common problems that you need to avoid?Continue reading
Buyer Beware – How to Avoid Purchasing a Second-Hand Car that might have been in an Accident…
Yes, buying a used car will save you money. However, the greater the age of your potential purchase; the more chance it’s been in an accident.
Less than honest car dealers often have a masters degree in hiding the signs of damage after an accident. However, a quick makeover is often significantly easier than a proper repair, meaning there are tons of tell-tale signs to watch out for, if you want to make sure a second-hand car hasn’t been in a serious prang.Continue reading
Sell Your Used Car: Staying Safe Whilst Getting the Sale
Selling your car can be tough. Getting the price you want can be tougher; people are hard to part with their money and will always want a bargain. And that’s if they’re honest. Selling your used car can be a minefield, with fast operators looking to rip you off in a worst case scenario.
However, with a little planning and politeness, you can relax and meet a buyer who’s genuinely interested in your car and will give you a firm price.Continue reading
Know Your Rights – What Happens When Buying a Used Car goes Wrong?
Hunting for used cars is a national past-time. Whether you’re in the market for a bargain, or are a collector trawling through barn finds and small ads, looking for that dream motor – you can find a huge selection of vehicles at some top notch prices. Most sellers are decent people, looking to run a business, or simply trade up on an old car, but this doesn’t mean mistakes can’t be made.Continue reading