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Ten Top Tips for buying your first car!

In this blog we’re taking a look at a major milestone in anyone’s life…the purchase of your first car! First cars have a bit of a reputation for being old bangers which have been through the mill a little bit, with high mileage, dents, bumps and scrapes along the bodywork, and in some cases, patchy…


Six Things You Didn’t Know About The Chinese Automotive Market

春节快乐 Happy Chinese New Year! 2021 is the Year of the Ox, and to celebrate, we’re dedicating this blog to five facts you didn’t know about the Chinese automotive industry, including some incredible facts and figures! Want to know more? Then read on…   China is the world’s largest car producer and consumer. In 2019, China…


The Car-ma Sutra: Car Sex Secrets Revealed

Some of the most iconic movies feature a passionate in-car sex scene. Who can forget Rizzo and Kenickie’s interrupted parking lot romp in Grease? Or Jack and Rose’s steamy session in the back of a Packard limousine on board the Titanic?  Well, those got-to-have-you-right-here-right-now moments don’t just happen on screen. With 61% of Brits admitting…


The basic maintenance checks every car owner should regularly make.

Here in the UK, we’re a nation of car lovers, with more than two million cars sold every year, each of them covering on average 7,500 miles every year, equating to roughly 20 miles per day. Of course, the effects of the coronavirus pandemic have had an impact on both these statistics over the last…


Electric Vehicles: 5 Reasons Why You Should Buy One

We’re seeing an increasing number of electric vehicles on our roads. In 2020, more than 108,000 electric cars were sold in the UK, taking a 6.6% market share, despite overall vehicle sales plunging by 29% as a result of the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent nationwide lockdowns. In December of last year, the Tesla Model 3…


Top Tips: How To Maintain And Keep Your Car Clean This Winter.

The winter weather can take its toll on your car. Dirt and debris including mud, insects and road salt from the gritter lorries can cause real problems not just for the exterior of your car, but for some of the internal workings as well. In this post, we’ll provide you with some top tips on…


Misfuelling Mishaps: What To Do If You Put The Wrong Fuel In

Picture this. You’re on the way home from work and your fuel light illuminates. So you pull in to a filling station to top up your fuel, and you’re sure that you’ll be back on your route home in a matter of minutes. Almost on autopilot, you pull up to the pump, take the nozzle…


How to…lower your insurance premium.

It’s January, probably the month most likely to see people attempt to cut back and save money wherever possible. With Lockdown 3.0 also upon us as a result of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, people will be finding different ways to reign in their spending. But what if your insurance is due for renewal in the…


What Is Best Way to Find the Value of My Car

What Is Best Way to Find the Value of My Car Buy a car, drive a car, and then . . . what next? If you’re starting to feel the need for a new car whether it’s a bigger car or just a newer one, you have a decision to make. What do you do…


Automatic Number Plate Recognition – What is it?

The reason that companies like Number 1 Plates has strict regulations in place in regard to the types of registration plates that we can produce is partly down to the use of this tool. Automatic Number Plates Recognition, also known as ANPR, is a Police enforcement software that uses optical character recognition to read a…