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Best deals on new cars

If you are looking to buy a new car then you should read this first. I have put together this brief guide to help people make an informed choice when it comes to choosing the new vehicle they wish to buy. Many manufacturers are now offering great deals on new cars including 0% finance offers, free insurance and free servicing. Theses offers can look very enticing at first but you should always spend a little time working out the total value of the package that they are offering to be able to compare it to others. I would strongly recommend in researching the prices of nearly new cars. For a car to be classed as brand new it needs to have not been registered prior to the customers purchase. As...

Parking tickets in the UK

When parking your car either on a public road or in a car park be sure to check a) that you are legally allowed to park there and b) that you are aware of the time limits or charges. If you have parked somewhere for too long or illegally parked then you can expect to get a parking ticket. There are two main types of tickets, one that is issued by the council / local authority and one that is issued by a private companies. The laws regarding these two types of tickets differs substantially so if you have received one, it is advised that you check who the issuing party is. Some private companies are not actually legally allowed to enforce the ticket they have given you, but always...

Review of the Mercedes A Class – A180 CDI AMG Sport

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First impressions matter a lot for Merc’s first real attempt at the Golf class. Keen to shed both the twin-set-lady-carriage reputation of its predecessor and pull the brand’s average driver age down, this is a car that needs to look young, angry and purposeful, and there’s no doubt that it does. Here in AMG Sport trim, it looks stunning and most people would be proud to drive one. Carbon fibre dash trim, the sleek air vents and smooth, iPad-esque screen all work well to push the beige & walnut setups of the past well out of mind, and the sport seats make clear that this is not really a car designed for the elderly. It is a beautifully detailed and well-presented space to be – and a big departure from...

Law regarding driving your car to an MOT station

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An MOT test checks that your vehicle meets road safety and environmental standards and must be carried out at an approved MOT testing station. All cars over three years old are required to have a valid MOT and the car must be retested every year. If your MOT has expired on the car you may wonder how you can get it to the test station. The laws states that you cannot drive the vehicle on the road with an expired MOT but you can drive it to an approved MOT station if it is booked in for a test. Be warned, those who try to drive a vehicle without an MOT could face prosecution and even have the vehicle seized. An MOT will not check the mechanical condition of the...

Should you always buy the cheapest tyres?

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Buying tyres is something most of us have to do at least once a year if not two or three times. When it comes to cost, is it always better to buy the cheapest? The answer is no, it really depends on what sort of driving you do and how much. If you are someone that uses your car quite a bit and drive in all weather conditions then you really should go for a decent brand of tyre, this will not only assist you in the bad conditions but also means the tyre will last longer than equivalent cheaper brands. Having better quality tyres can actually also improve your fuel economy. Cheaper tyres are ok if you only use the car occasionally and tend not to drive much in...