In years gone by, car owners had little choice but to fuel their cars with standard petrol and diesel. We now live in the age of hybrid and electric vehicles which have been designed to offer outstanding fuel efficiency and reduce the amount of harmful emissions released into the environment.
Even standard cars can now be fueled with a wider range of green and sustainable resources, especially since 2005 and the introduction of the cleansing agent AdBlue.
The Different types of Fuel available in 2016
With this in mind, what are the green and eco-friendly fuels available in 2016? Consider the following…. Read More
New Vs Used: Which One Should You Choose?
Buying a car is one of the most expensive and important purchases you can make, so you definitely want to make sure that you choose the best car for you, your family and needs.
One of the big questions you need to ask yourself is whether you want to go for brand new car, or if you want to save money by getting a previously owned car.
Obviously there are pros and cons to both new and used, so we've had a quick look at the good and the bad, which should hopefully guide you into choosing the car that suits you and your lifestyle the best.
Online retailers slammed for advertising car DPF removal services
It is thought that thousands of cars are estimated to be driving on UK roads with their diesel particulate filters removed.
Websites and online retailers are being called on to ban advertisements offering services to remove diesel particulate filters (DPFs) from diesel cars, a service which causes pollution levels to rise exponentially.
Ministers reject diesel scrappage scheme as expensive and ineffective'
Ministers have rejected mounting calls for a diesel car scrappage scheme to help tackle air pollution, claiming it would be prohibitively expensive and ineffective.
MPs on the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Efra) select committee have joined the ranks of influential groups urging the Government to offer cash incentives to drivers of old, polluting diesel cars to trade them in and buy low emissions vehicles.
Young Drivers welcome ‘Big Brother’ into their cars with telematics
Telematics welcomed to reduce insurance premiums
Also known as Black Box insurance, telematics policies offer personalised insurance based on how YOU drive.
The technology is an increasingly popular choice for young drivers, with many receiving discounts of up to 25 per cent on their premiums, which in many cases can be a barrier to car ownership for many young drivers. Close to half a million motorists in the UK now have a telematics box fitted in their car as part of their insurance policy.
Are you a young driver looking for your first car?
Exciting times if you have just passed your test, it's now time to start looking for your first ever car, the range and options can be bewildering.
What you probably want is to combine supercar glamour and performance, space and practicality, with a city car insurance price. Unfortunately it won't take you long to realise this option doesn't exist.
Motorists hit by a 13% car insurance price increase
Car insurance prices have risen significantly over the past year, with average costs rising by as much as 13%.
The increase takes the average premium to approximately £685, part of this increase comes from the Insurance Premium Tax (IPT). The increase in IPT is to fund investment in flood defences and resilience measures and last rose in November 2015 when it increased from 6%.
When you buy a new or used car from a reputable dealer it will come with a warranty of some sort, depending on its age and mileage. Everyone knows what a warranty is, but how many think of them as what they really are?
A warranty is a protection policy, and they make more sense if we think of them that way. Like any protection policy, a warranty has a cost associated with it, but we're extremely pleased we did take it out when we have to make a claim. Here are five reasons why car warranties make such good sense.
How Will the Rise of Autonomous Cars Effect Longevity of My Current Car?
Even if you're not particularly a motoring enthusiast, you've probably seen plenty of news items on television and in the printed press over the last couple of years regarding driverless cars.
Once the subject of science fiction, autonomous cars - as they're now often referred to - are now very much a reality, and they're being tested on tracks and even public roads all over the globe as you read this.
Let's face it, there can't be too many people out there who like paying for, or can get excited about car insurance.
Unfortunately, it's something we have to pay for if we're going to enjoy the benefits of owning and driving a car. However, just because we're legally bound to have insurance (and it would be pretty stupid not to have it), it doesn't mean we should pay more than we have to.
So, here are a few tips on how you can save money on your car insurance.
11 October 2016
The Real Cost of Not Maintaining Your Car
Unfortunately, buying and insuring your car isn't the end of what, for most of us, is the second most expensive purchase we're likely to make after a house or flat.
Whether you've bought a relatively inexpensive second-hand car or a brand spanking new one, maintaining it is going to be an ongoing cost.