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London can be a daunting place for motorists. With our top tips, however, you’ll be tackling the streets like a pro in no time. Here’s what to bear in mind when driving around the capital. Prepare for the traffic London is a hugely congested city, so you’re guaranteed to encounter some slow traffic. Prepare for… continue

The headlights are a standard part of any vehicle’s profile, as well as giving you forward visibility and warning oncoming drivers of your presence. Maintaining them is therefore vital, no to mention a legal requirement. HALOGEN HEADLIGHTS Halogen is the most frequently used light source in new cars. It is bright and clear, strongly illuminating… continue


For many drivers, navigating busy city streets can be a stressful experience, particularly if you are unfamiliar with the geography of a place, its one-way systems and so on. Often you need to make decisions very quickly, just as other vehicles appear to be coming at you from all directions. There are a host of… continue

There are several smart ways to purchase a car that offers all the benefits of driving a brand new vehicle but is significantly more affordable. Pre-registered and nearly new models offer a significant discount compared to the list price of the brand new model. But where do these cars come from? WHAT IS A PRE-REGISTERED… continue

The summer is one of the best times to carry out extensive checks and maintenance on your car – whether it is brand new or Approved Used. Good weather and longer sunlight hours give you more chances to inspect the vehicle and have work done. Warmer days also help recently-washed materials and surfaces to dry.… continue

There is nothing worse than setting off on a long trip and realising that you have forgotten something crucial, whether it’s turning off the stove or setting the set-top box to record EastEnders. It is also vital that you carry out some simple checks on your vehicle beforehand, in order to ensure that everything is… continue

It goes without saying that a used car costs less than its brand-new counterpart. However, this doesn’t always mean that it will represent better value for money. For instance, you might buy a used car for £300, but if it has a failing engine and it’s falling apart, it’s not going to serve much purpose.… continue

Regular maintenance is the key to keeping your car running at its best. A well-maintained car is safer, more fuel efficient and holds its re-sale value better. Here are ten things to look out for to make sure your car is always in the best possible condition. 1.TYRES Good tyre health is fundamental to safe… continue


For most of us, purchasing an Approved Used car is far more complex than arriving at a dealership, picking the model that interests you and driving away. There are common used car buying problems like better value elsewhere but following these tips below will make sure that your next used car is a perfect match for you:… continue

Here’s a few tips that will help keep your car healthy and in tip top shape for longer: Regular maintenance is the key to keeping your car running at its best. A well-maintained car is safer, more fuel efficient and holds its re-sale value better. Here are a couple of things to look out for to make… continue