Transport & Car Blog
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- How do I get my car back on the road after SORN?
- What to check when buying a used car
- Car Battery Disposal Tips
- What is Cat D?
- Can I scrap my car without keys?
- Best second-hand small car
- Best second-hand family car
- How has coronavirus impacted the used car market?
- Car CO2 Emissions
- Typical tyre problems that can hinder the performance of your car
- How to prevent catalytic converter theft
- Can I sell my car without the log book?
- What is Cat N?
- Leading the way in standards compliance
- What is Cat S?