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New 2016 Registration Plates Released

If you are a self-confessed petrol-head you might have been a little excited around 10 days ago when the new 2016 plate cars were released onto the market. New plates always get car buyers excited but what is the cause of this excitement? We’re here to fill you in.


2016 Cars Worth Waiting For

So, nearly two months into 2016, we thought it was about time we shared the cars we’ve been drooling over so far (they haven’t even gone on the market yet). With fuel prices as low as 99p per litre for the first time since 2009 (hooray we can hear you cheering from here), 2016 is…


Top tips for buying a classic vehicle

There’s something magic about a vintage model. With the signature of the (actually human) team who built it practically marked on each and every piece, comes a certain sense of responsibility and a certain pride. You’re not just driving a car, you’re preserving an artwork and a piece of history. However, with any piece of…


Spruce up your car before selling

Is it a serious case of ‘New Year, New Car’ for you? Whether you’re eyeing up the new Mercedes Benz e-class or the BMW M2, you have the small matter of selling your old car to attend to first. So… we’re on hand with our top tips for sprucing up your old motor to secure…


2016 Motoring Predictions: Driverless, Electric, Personal

While it terrifies us to say it, we’ve already powered up full-throttle into 2016 (we’re just three days away from being halfway through the first month and the ‘it’s Christmas‘ excuses officially no longer work). So, before it all ends and we’re stuck making those faux 2017 resolutions, here’s what we think will happen in…


Gift ideas for the car mad

Know someone who’d rather be on four wheels than within the four walls of home? They’re our type of person! You might think you’ve exhausted the options when it comes to car-themed goodies in their stocking, but it’s not all about toys and air fresheners.


Three Common Thoughts Everyone Has About Winter Driving

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! With festive lights adorning the streets and lots of holiday cheer in the air, we almost forgot about the onset of cold weather and worsened driving conditions.


Staying Safe on the Road this Halloween

With trick or treaters walking about on Halloween night, driving can get a little tricky and sometimes a bit dangerous. We want to make sure you’re driving safe to avoid any road related accidents by following some helpful tips below:


Top 4 Tips On Prepping For The Open Road

  Ahhh the sun is shining and the pavement is slightly wet from the first bits of frost that have settled showing signs that Autumn has arrived. It’s potentially one of the best seasons of the year for a road trip since you can enjoy the cool air, the bright sunshine and some beautiful foliage. Often,…


Budget 2015: The changes for motorists and what they mean…

Last week on July 8th, Chancellor George Osborne announced his ever popular annual budget- the first of the new conservative government. And this time, there are some pretty big changes for motorists. From VED reforms to a new road fund, there’s a lot to take in. But what do these changes mean for the everyday…