Yearly Archives: 2014

Tips to Consider when Buying Budget Tyres

Posted on December 26, 2014 at 1:41 pm

Tyres can be a pain in the neck when it comes to replacing them. This is more so the case considering that no matter how you look at it will still hurt you. Once they are worn out, there are two ways that you can decide to go down. The first would be to leave them as they are and constantly risk your life and that of any other person that is an occupant in your car and if not that then you can decide to replace them and as you may already know, this does not come with a simple price tag. That is why either way you will have to feel the pinch. The good news is that with the latter option, you can reduce the severity that replacing the tyres would cost you by opting to buy budget tyres.

However while this might be a great way of making sure that you don’t drive around with worn out tyres, you also have to be very keen since budget tyres are used and hence quality is not guaranteed. That is why you have to keep an eye peeled out on what you are buying. Here are some of the things that you should be keen on when buying these kinds of tyres. (more…)

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The Difference Between a Service and MOT

Posted on September 17, 2014 at 11:08 am

Maybe surprising to some, but there are a lot of car owners who do not know the difference between an MOT and a Service. We will end the confusion and tell you below.


A Service includes looking at how long car brakes will last, fluid levels, filter plugs etc. This is all dependent on manufacturer recommendations, age, miles driven.


An MOT is a bog-standard safety test which ensures the vehicle is to the minimum standard to be on the road. There’s no guarantee that the vehicle will be safe for the duration of the certificate, but more is safe at point of inspection.

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The Volkswagen Up

Posted on August 29, 2014 at 11:07 am

The Up is a compact city car by Volkswagen and while it’s not going to be winning any wards for its boxy design, it is rather spacious and very comfortable. You don’t feel cramped at all, and even the boot space is sufficient enough for a family food shop.

Inside, the car is incredibly stylish, and it’s almost reminiscent of a traditional Beatle, with bold colours that match the exterior paint job, and swanky switches and controls. The car is really smooth to drive and it’s perfect for nipping in and out of town and city centres.

Some have said that it looks a little bit similar to the Hyundai Getz but it does have some unique features, and it takes on a completely different look from the old Lupo. This is a car perfect for all kinds of individuals who want to get from A to B fast in a stylish comfortable motor.

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Choosing The Correct Motor Oil

Posted on May 12, 2014 at 11:06 am

Motor Oil allows the internal working of your car to be lubricated to keep them in good working order. Essentially without the levels being topped up you could do serious damage to your car engine.

Make sure when you are choosing your oil you choose the appropriate viscosity for the car you have. It will be very dependant on the climate of the country you live in. So choose accordingly.

Conventional and Premium Conventional oils will be available in most viscosities but will be your “standard” oil. If you like regular oil changes, chances are your garage will use the conventional oil. If you have a new car it will come with premium conventional oil.

You could also choose a fully synthetic oil that has been tailored for newer engines with a lot of technology installed to give the optimum operating environment. Keeping the lubrications levels correct in both high and low temperatures. Synthetic blends will be a mixture between conventional and fully synthetic oils and a fraction of the price.

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So your Car won’t start – No need to Panic

Posted on February 24, 2014 at 11:05 am

It can be a bit of a shock when your cars been functioning as normal and you step out one morning to head to work to find that it will not start. First, make sure you do not strain the engine by continuously turning the key, because that will only drain the battery even more.

The cause of the problem could be anything, and it’s not always a big issue. Sometimes simple turning the key over to ignition and waiting for thirty seconds, and then starting with your foot on the throttle will do the job.

If not you can always jump start your car with wires and family member’s vehicle, and as you drive away your battery will begin to recharge itself. We know that it’s not always the battery but these simple steps can occasionally save the day, and it’s not always right to panic and give up straight away.

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