Transport & Car Blog
Wednesday, 22 May 2019
This is the really fun stuff: the flash, show-off bits that are the reason you bought the car in the first place, so you should keep them clean.
There are a few different things you’ll need to look at to get your motor looking its best, and we’re going to cover all of them in this monster guide. Follow all the steps and you’ll be left with a car that looks as good as the day it came off the show floor.
Friday, 5 April 2019
Following an exposé in 2012, traders of used and part-worn tyres have suffered a knock to their reputation. The TyreSafe and AutoExpress investigation revealed a frighteningly large number of dealers selling tyres of illegal – even potentially lethal – quality. According to TyreSafe data, only 6% of the used tyres they inspected met the legal standard, with up to 58% featuring defects or structural damage affecting their safety.
For some years, the part-worn tyre has been a popular alternative to the (now largely extinct) remoulded tyre, which involved recladding a worn-out tyre with new rubber. In contrast, a part-worn tyre is simply a tyre which has previously been used on another vehicle. These are often taken from a vehicle before it is scrapped, if the tyres are deemed roadworthy and valuable enough to be salvaged.
Friday, 8 March 2019
The Ministry of Transport (MOT) is Britain’s annual test of vehicle safety, road-worthiness and emissions. The MOT is a legal requirement in Great Britain, so it pays to understand the ins and outs of it.
We know, however, that everyone must take a first MOT at some point, so we put together this guide on everything you need to bear in mind when taking your vehicle in for its annual check-up.
Tuesday, 5 February 2019
The perceived viability of buying cars on auction will always vary depending on whom you ask. However, there can be no doubt that buying used cars through online auctions is one of the most effective methods of getting a bargain for a vehicle, despite evident risks.
Since there is less opportunity to correct any mistakes made online than at a physical auction house, there’s lots to be aware of – whether you’re a veteran or a newbie to the auctioning process. That’s why we’ve created this guide covering the potential pitfalls to avoid, as well as best practices to follow, before, during, and even after used car auctions that take place online.
Friday, 21 December 2018
Green car parts are widely recognised as an affordable and environmentally-friendly source of used parts from original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). Every green part purchase contributes to the hugely valuable recycling industry in the UK, delivering enormous benefits to wider society.
If you’re unsure about any aspect of green parts, keep reading – this article covers everything you need to know.
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- Car Cleaning Tips
- Used Tyres Guide
- MOT: the complete guide
- Buying used cars at online auctions
- Green car parts explained
- Avoid problems when selling your car
- What is Gap insurance?
- Best used small cars to buy
- Best used SUVs to buy
- Buying a Write-Off Car: Pros and Cons
- Best used family cars to buy
- Guide to finding a replacement car engine
- Best used city cars to buy
- Does the steel market affect the value of your scrap car?
- Guide to buying replacement wing mirrors