USED CARS

A car loses about 40% of its value in the first year after purchase. This gives you an opportunity to buy used cars at a cheaper price... Whichever form or shape your car maybe as a car owner you can get good selling experience from prospective clients by being honest and straightforward... More »

CAR TYRES

Buying tyres is a significant decision, and here’s why you should seriously consider going online when you next need to change them... You can choose from three different groups of tyres – well known brand tyres, mid range tyres or budget tyres. ... More »

CAR GARAGE

Car cervicing, garage doors, etc... More »

 

Keeping your Car in a Garage

If you can, keeping your car in a garage is the best way to store it. This is for a number of financial and practical reasons. Of course, not everybody has a garage and even if you do, it may not be big enough to accommodate a vehicle. If this is the case, you may want to build a car port, or you might even consider the possibility of buying or renting out a garage.

By keeping your car in a garage, you will be helping to protect it. It won’t be in danger of people hitting it when they walk past, causing scratches or possibly damage to the wing mirrors and other extremities. It will also be protected from harsh weather conditions, protecting the paint work.

Your insurance may also be considerably lower if you are able to park a car in a garage. Tell you insurance company and ask for some renewed quotes.

Is Something Wrong with your Brakes?

Your brakes are one of the most important parts of your car. They are what prevent you from having an accident, enabling you to stop when you need to. If there is something wrong with them, it is inadvisable to drive until the problem is sorted.

Here are some things that may be wrong with your brakes:

  • Old brake pads. Some brake pads will last for 60,00 miles and others will need to be replaced after only 25,000 miles. It just depends on your vehicle. Listen out for squeaking, crunching noises when braking.
  • Not enough fluid. If you hear crunching, your brakes may not have enough lubrication, causing scraping and friction. Book your car in for a service to check this out.
  • Rotor issues. Look out for vibrations or shaking in the steering wheel when you apply the brakes. This could indicate problems with the rotors, discs that are inside the wheels.

How to Sell your Car

Selling a car is not easy. There are lots of things you will need to remember to do and it’s not always best to know how you should sell on the vehicle. Here are some of the things to think about when selling on a vehicle:

  • Consider selling it privately. If the money is important to you, this is going to be the most lucrative option. Advertise the car in various places, like on websites and in the local paper. Be careful, as some places will charge you to advertise.
  • Make sure your car is in good condition. Don’t lie about any problems with it, or you could get found out and the situation could become a whole lot more complicated.
  • Think about selling through a dealership. This is the way in which you can protect yourself the most. Once you have sold the vehicle, the dealership assume full responsibility for it.

Keeping Track of a Large Company Fleet

Fleet management is no easy task and it will often fall to one person in an organisation to take it over. This is one of the most productive ways of working, as they will know the vehicles inside out and can keep proper records. Here are some ideas to make fleet management easier for all:

  • Install telematics boxes in vehicles. This will help you to keep records of how they are being driven and what their mileage is.
  • Run analyses to find out how to cut costs. Fleet management software comes with various analytical tools. Use these as much as you can to establish new ways of managing vehicles.
  • Give staff a handbook. One of the most difficult aspects of fleet management is communication. If staff members with cars know what they are doing, the life of a fleet manager will be much easier.

Above all else, be organised and keep meticulous records. You never know when you might need them.

Winter Tyres – What to do in Summer

Winter tyres are a good option if you want to stay safe in wintery conditions. They have extra grip and will withstand more difficult driving conditions. However, it can be difficult to know what to do with the tyres in winter. Here are some of the options:

  • Leave them on. You may just want to use winter tyres all year round. They are going to wear out more quickly but it is an option if you don’t want the hassle of swapping them over every year.
  • Keep them in storage. If you use the same garage to fit them for you every year, they may be able to keep them in storage for you. Be careful about costs thought, as they may want to fit new tyres each time.
  • Fit and store them yourself. If you can fit a tyre, it’s the easiest option. Store them in a shed or garage.