Renting a Car Out in the UK

Posted on July 17, 2017 at 11:46 pm

Renting a car is often something that people do on holiday, but it may also be necessary to rent a car in the UK from time to time. If this is the case, make sure you know what your rights are before you rent a car. Here are some things to think about:

• You should be able to take out your own insurance. If a company claims you have to take out their insurance policy, they are just trying to make more money out of you. Avoid companies like this.
• You should be provided with a spar tyre. There should be a spare tyre on any vehicle you rent so make sure it is there and make sure it is adequate.
• Make sure you know how much fuel needs to be in the vehicle when you return it. You should not have to return it with more fuel than you receive it with, so make a note of how full the tank is.

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Taking Out a Contract for Breakdown Cover

Posted on February 25, 2017 at 5:10 pm

Breakdown cover can come in incredibly useful for car owners and people who use company cars. It will ensure that you’re always able to get yourself out of difficult situations on the road where you might otherwise end up being stranded. It’s something that you should seriously consider for your vehicle.

Many different companies offer breakdown cover and there will be lots of different levels. This means it is a service that can work for all budgets. Explore the different options and find one that is right for you. Some companies will also offer services like driveway cover, so that if your car won’t start, you can give them a call then as well.

The main benefit of breakdown cover is peace of mind. You will know that you are covered wherever you are and whatever you might be doing. If you have a company car, speak to your boss or fleet manager to ensure that you have some form of breakdown cover.

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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 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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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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