Organising breakdown cover when travelling in your car

If you have got to do a lot of travelling over the festive season then you should make sure that you have adequate breakdown cover to help you out should you be in need of it. Breakdown cover is not mandatory for drivers in England but without it you may run the risk of been left stranded and having to fork out hundreds for recovery costs should you break down or have an accident. This is the last thing you want any time of year but especially during Christmas. Breakdown cover is usually offered at different levels depending on what cover you need. The basic cover usually involves them collecting you from the roadside and taking you to the nearest garage. Bear in mind that if this happens you will...
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Does buying a car on finance mean you won’t have issues?

You may usually buy a car outright so often spend less than a few thousand pounds on one. If you want a newer car then you may have to find a way to finance it yourself. You may decide to take out a personal loan or maybe you will choose car finance. Whichever you choose, don’t automatically assume that you will not have any issues with the car. It can be devastating to find hat you have spent thousands on a car only to have to have repairs done to it a few months down the line. When buying a car, you need to check what warranty you have with it and what exactly is covered. Lots of second hand car garages will give you 6-12 months warranty on older...
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Looking after your car engine

When you have a car, it is important that you try and keep it maintained correctly in order to try and reduce the amount of money you have to spend on repairs. Although you can never totally avoid issues with your car, keeping it well maintained will definitely help. It may be that you do not know much about cars. If this is the case then you may wish to take it to a garage and get them to give it a once over every 6 months or so. You should get your car serviced according to the service schedule of the manufacturers. It may be every year or every few years. During a service, the garage will check for issues with components such as brakes and suspension. Many people...
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Should you buy part worn tyres

Tyres are an important part of your vehicle and are often one of the main components at fault when there is an accident. It is vital that you ensure that not only are your tyres inflated correctly but also they are free from damage and have plenty of tread left on them. If you have to replace more than one tyre or if your tyres are very big then you may find that it can be an expensive job. There are a number of options available to you when choosing new tyres One option is to choose part worn tyres. These are a cheap way of getting your vehicle legal but are they always the most cost effective solution? Part worn standard sized tyres may cost between £20 and £50...
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Are automatic cars less economical?

When it comes to choosing your next car, you need to consider what factors are important for you. It may be that looks and engine performance are the main things or perhaps it’s more safety and comfort or maybe boot space and leg room. Each of us have our own idea of the perfect car for us and know what it is we need out of a vehicle at that time. Some people need to have a large family car but it’s not really what they want so they may end up getting a second car that they can use at other times. You also need to decide on what sort of engine you would like. Do you want a petrol or diesel, what engine size should you go for...
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