Where is the best place to purchase a used car from?

Many of us would love to be able to buy a brand new car but simply cannot afford too. For every new car sold in the UK there are about three used ones sold. Buying a used car always carrys an element of risk. You may be buying a car off a complete stranger and have no idea of the history, if it has been looked after or even if the mileage is accurate. You will have to rely on the information you have such as service history and previous MOT’s. Even if you buy a car off someone you know and trust, they may not be aware of an outstanding issues which could only arise after you have purchased the vehicle. Ideally, you want to try and buy a...
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Checking boot space in a car

Before committing to buying a new or used car be sure to check the boot capacity if space is important to you. You need to think carefully about how much space you need. Many people assume that most 5 seater cars have a similar amount of boot space but this is not correct. Also just because it is advertised as a 5 seater, doesn’t necessarily mean that you will fit five adults in without a struggle. If you need to put car seats in the back, again you will often struggle to get three across the back seats.  Some cars have a lot of room for the passengers but the boot is very small meaning you struggle to get your weekly shopping in let alone a pushchair or have somewhere...
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Should you do a driving course?

There are a number of different driving courses that you can attend. You may have to do a driving course such as a speed awareness course to avoid getting points or a fine if you have been caught speeding. These courses are designed to teach drivers car safety and make them aware of the dangers involved in speeding and how your actions can affect others.   Although many people resent having to go on one of these courses, they can prove extremely useful and have proven to lower speeding cases. If you can avoid getting points on your license then you can avoid having an increase in your premium when you come to tell your insurance company. Some insurers will not insure you if you have too many points on...
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How important are the photos, when selling your car

Photos can have a massive impact on how successful your advert is on a selling website or in a newspaper. This is normally true for all products as without quality images you may struggle to engage an interest in your ad. You should never list a car without images as it makes people think you have something to hide and the majority of the public will not even bother to read your ad without an image. Ideally you want to include images from a few different angles from inside and outside of the car. You may also want to photograph the tyres, instrument panel (with mileage on show) and boot space to give your viewers all the details they need. Before photographing the vehicle you need to get it ready....
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How to look after your car through the summer months

With summer on its way and many people planning to go on holiday, it is important to look after your car, especially if you are going to be using it for long journeys.  In winter people often know what they need to do to look after their vehicle to ensure that it starts in the cold weather and this it is as safe as possible to drive through snow and ice conditions.  There are also some checks that you should make in your car in the summer months.  With the weather warming up it is important to ensure that you always have the correct level of coolant in your vehicle as otherwise, it can quickly overheat which can cause long-term damage. You may also want to ensure that your car...
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