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The New Year in Cars

As we stumble into 2018 and last years motor shows from around the world are a distant memory, some of the cars that were on show will start to come in to production and take to our roads. Though the concepts won’t join them, there are some seriously good cars on their way and there’s…


A Christmas thank you

  As the year comes to an end, we are all preparing for the Christmas break. The enormity of food, celebrations, and drinks are on the way. This year, we have had the pleasure of working with amazing customers, providing some fantastically fun novelty plates, alongside some beautifully vintage plates.


The Best Road trips for 2017

With 2017 just around the corner, now is the time to get planning for the year ahead and the many adventures you want to embark upon. Whether you want to simply plan a few weekend trips away to a UK town, or you want to drive halfway across Europe, we have picked our top road…


A car mad Christmas: The gift guide.

It’s that time of year again; when you have to buy the best for your nearest and dearest. However, it’s easier said than done when it comes to buying for a car enthusiast. We are here to give you a run-down of the best gifts of 2016 that won’t break the bank, but that show…


Safe Driving Tips for Winter Weather

Living in the UK we are very used to driving in the cold and wet weather however bad weather may not seem like the most pressing safety concern for many drivers. Driving in severe weather not only significantly increases your risk of being involved in a dangerous situation, it demands your complete attention which may…


Preparing Your Car for Winter

We know it’s a few months away from the winter yet but if you have ever been stranded in the midst of winter you’ll know all too well, the importance of being prepared. Driving in cold, winter weather presents some of the most challenging driving conditions and breakdowns more than double in the winter months…


5 secret ways to cheaper car insurance

We all know car insurance can be an expensive (but essential) evil. Opt for an automatic renewal and your policy can leap up in price without you even realising, make a claim (even if it’s not your fault) and it can be even worse. Shopping around is one way to avoid facing stupid prices, but…


Gadgets to Modernise an Older Car

Thanks to their shine and new car smell, brand new cars in the showroom are often hard to resist, especially when it comes down to their tech appeal. In car technology has grown so quickly over the last decade, even cars that are a few years old can be lacking when it comes to gadgets….


Everything you need to know about The Grand Tour…so far

A couple of months ago, while names were still being decided, we trawled the internet to see what Hammond, May and Clarkson were earning in their new Amazon endeavour (see the piece here). A fair few dramas (and a main host dropping out of the original BBC show) later, we’ve got a lot more info…


Top Tips for Maintaining Car Health

You wouldn’t go as long as a year to get a haircut so why would you go a full year without checking your car in between services? Of course one of the most reassuring things about new cars are they need much less-frequent services to ensure they are running well however with increased service intervals…