Some areas in the UK are prone to drastic flooding. We’re not talking about a big puddle here, but rather rivers breaking and metre high waters that hang around for days. Expose a car to this kind of wetness and it’s going to get in every single space and cause some serious damage.
enough to simply give the car a good airing or replace the carpets and
upholstery. There’s a real need to look beyond cosmetic damage as flood water
can impact the performance of the brakes, starter motors, catalytic converters as well as running havoc with the electrics.
Flood damaged cars are dangerous. It’s that simple. However,
unscrupulous sellers will try to cover up problems caused by flood waters – so
here’s how to make sure you don’t get lumbered with a compromised vehicle that’s been
Everyone knows driving costs cash. Getting the most for your money is not only important when you’re buying a car, it’s also vital when you’re out on the road. With rising fuel costs and the pound in your pocket constantly shrinking – what are the best cars to get if you want to avoid shelling out the big bucks on repairs and fuel? These are our top 5 cars – listed in reverse order – that should help you save petrol, money and benefit from a cleaner, greener ride.
most definitely on its way. Whilst the sunshine might be great whilst you’re
walking on the beach or lounging in front of the pool, it’s anything but fun
when you’re trapped inside a car with the inside turning into a sauna. We have
previously talked about how to stop
your car’s engine from overheating and looking after your air con,
but how do you ensure that your car’s interior is cool, bearable and fresh
during the hottest months?
Thinking of getting a new city car? These little motors won’t break the bank and have what it takes to navigate and manoeuvre around the tight urban streets. Each one has been selected for looks, performance and reliability. So in reverse order, leading up to our favourite pick – here is our top ten city cars:
Everyone’s had to deal with it. Driving down the road and feeling that awful bump as you collide with a pot hole. Your mind immediately goes to the potential cost of fixing the suspension, or worse still, replacing a wishbone. But exactly how bad has the issue of our dodgy roads become in the UK?
We have talked about the tricks employed by less than
reputable car sellers in a previous
article, but there are still legitimate tactics that can be used by every
seller on the forecourt.
Whilst almost all dealers are honest and it’s only a very
small minority that will try to hoodwink you into a bad deal, there are some
tactics that can be used to shift cars and lower prices that you should know
about. This article is intended to put you on the front foot and give you a
clear perspective when it comes to the buying process.
Everyone likes a bit of speed behind the wheel don’t they? Great for pulling away at junctions or getting up to pace on the dual carriageway. Some people however like a bit more oomph in their engines than others and actively seek out motoring at the tougher, more pacey end of the market.
If you’re one of those petrol heads that loves to rev the engine and feel the power under your foot but doesn’t want to spend the big bucks on a new speedster, then this article should give you some truly exciting options. We’ve scouted around the websites, auctions and markets and found some great options for top power for tighter budgets. Continue reading →
Thinking of buying a new car? With used prices staying high you have to put in a little effort to get the best price possible. Make the right preparations and you can ready for all the negotiation tactics the sales person can throw at you. Remember if you go forearmed with knowledge then you’ll know a great deal when you see it.
Much of the deal is decided in the negotiation. Our team has put together a list of phrases, statements and questions you need to seriously avoid during the negotiation phase to get the most for your money. Continue reading →