What Should you do if you Car is Damaged by Someone Else?

Posted on September 26, 2017 at 2:20 pm

Often, damage to your car will not be your fault. Someone might cause you to have a car accident through their driving, or they may damage your vehicle accidentally whilst parking or driving round a corner. This is what you should do in these circumstances:

  • Get the other person’s details. Ask for a name, contact number and insurance details. They should either cover the cost of the damage themselves or they should use their insurance policy to cover it.
  • Make a note of their registration. This is especially important if you think that they might drive off without owning up to the damage they have caused to your vehicle.
  • Find a local garage and get some quotes. If the person is paying for the damage privately, get some quotes so you know what they will owe you.

If you find your care has been damaged whilst you are away from it, get some quotes. You could claim on your insurance but if the damage is minimal, it may be cheaper in the long run to repair it yourself.

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Choosing a Car Based on your Needs

Posted on September 1, 2017 at 12:57 am

A car is one of the most important purchases you will ever make. It will be one of the most expensive things you own, for starters (probably the only thing more expensive will be your house). It’s therefore imperative that you make the right decision when choosing your next vehicle.

Weigh up the pros and cons of different models. If you want a car that looks stylish and modern, think about a sports car. However, make sure this is a practical choice for you. A people carrier may be more suitable for you if you have 3 children and 2 dogs!

That’s not to say that there isn’t a compromise. Many cars, like landrovers and rangerovers, are now seen as something of a fashionable brand. New models of these cars have been brought out to appeal to younger people who crave style and elegance. See what deals can be done on brands like these.

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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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