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Car Advice Archive
- What’s best – sat nav or map?
Car insurance, car tax, National Car Test (NCT), there are many things to think of before we actually get on the road. These elements are obviously key but an overlooked hurdle can often be the planning of your trip especially if it is a long one. Most of us manage to get ourselves around by car pretty easily in our day to day lives, but for longer trips or when visiting a place we’ve never been before, some kind of navigation aid is essential. Satellite navigation systems, or sat navs, have become commonplace in recent years, and now even some mobile phones have Global Positioning System (GPS) technology. But do they offer any advantages over a map?
- Winter motoring tips
In the colder months it’s important to pay more attention to general maintenance of a car, as nobody wants to be left stranded on a freezing morning because their car has broken down. Maintenance does not have to be time consuming or costly; it’s just a matter of spending a few minutes each week to check that your car is in tip top condition. As well as maintaining your car, ensure that you have the right car insurance policy – there can be many road traffic accidents on icy roads.
- Choosing a Mechanic
Even if your car is reliable, never breaks down and you have breakdown cover with your car insurance, chances are you are still going to have to employ a mechanic to do the annual service or routine jobs such as changing brake pads or fixing a punctured tyre. How do you choose from the many people offering similar services and find the best person for the job?
- Buying Your First Car
Getting your first set of wheels is a rite of passage for all of us, but it’s getting harder than ever to save up money to buy one and include expenses such as fuel, car insurance and tax. There are some tips which can help lighten the load for young people wanting to get on the road for the first time.
- What to do if you break down
Breaking down on the road is what everyone dreads and there is no getting away from the fact that it is not a pleasant experience, always know what your car insurance policy covers regarding breakdown assistance. Here are a few tips to get you back on the road and home again as quickly as possible.
- Most Popular Colours of Car
Although this choice will not affect your car insurance policy, it is certainly an important one in today’s buying market. Car manufacturing techniques have come a long way since Henry Ford told his customers that they could have any colour they wanted, as long as it was black. However, some colours continue to be more popular than others when it comes to buying a car.