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Feb 16

What Are the Most Reliable Second Hand Cars for New Drivers?


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If you are a new driver, or you have a son or daughter who has just passed their driving test, a second hand car is a much better bet than a new one, however shiny and enticing they may look on the showroom floor, for their first vehicle. There are plenty of second hand cars on the market, and depending on your budget, there’s a wide range of choices. Two things to bear in mind when you are looking for a second hand car are a low insurance rate and a good safety rating. The internet makes this information far easier to find than it was in days gone by, thankfully.

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Feb 16

Car Events to Look Forward To


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Early in every new year, everyone is looking forward to a time when the dark days of winter give way to spring, and it’s time to get out and about. Whether you are looking for something that attracts mostly adults, or an event where you can take the whole family, there’s plenty happening in the world of car events this coming year. If you happen to be an enthusiast of a certain type of car, or if you enjoy anything to do with motors, there is a lot to look forward to on both fronts. Whatever your motoring interests, it is well worth taking a look at some of the varied events scheduled for this spring/summer. There are all kinds of family events, as well as those aimed at the serious motor enthusiast, scheduled every year – and 2016 is no exception.

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11
Feb 16

Where Can You Learn Car Maintenance Basics?


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The ability to check things like your tyres, and your vehicle’s oil and water levels, are part of general car maintenance. While you can’t work on modern cars in quite the same way you might have done forty years ago, it is still a good idea to know about general maintenance tasks that you can carry out. The best way of learning how to maintain your car and make sure that your radiator does not empty, or you don’t run out of oil on a long journey, is to find someone to teach you. In fact, there are plenty of places where this is possible, and it’s often an inexpensive choice – especially compared to paying huge garage bills!

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04
Feb 16

Drivers Face Higher Fines For Using Mobile Phones


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As part of the government’s new Road Safety Plan, drivers caught using a hand held mobile device whilst at the wheel are to face tougher penalties. Fines are set to rise from the current £100 to £150 and extra penalty points could be added to driving licenses. HGV drivers caught using their phones whilst driving could face a maximum of six penalty points, double the current limit of three.

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