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How To Protect Your Clutch

There’s so many things to maintain in a car and the clutch is one of them. There’s a few ways you can protect your clutch so it can last it’s maximum amount of time. Have a look below and use these best practices.

Try not to slip the clutch when you can avoid it and try to keep your left foot on the floor when you’re not shifting. If you rest your foot on the clutch pedal, you can throw-out bearing to connect with the pressure plate. Doing this can lead to wear, which can clearly be avoidable. Best way to explain it is, the slightest force on the pedal is multiplied on the clutch.

Also make sure to release your clutch when your vehicle idle for a long period of time. This simple practice will extend the life of your clutch.

Useful Tips when buying 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. However, some precautions need to be taken when buying used cars.Do your homework. Check the prices of cars similar to the one you want to buy to ensure you are not paying more. There are a number of sites and classified ads that will help you.

Don’t  view a car in the rain, at night or in poor light. You won’t see the condition of the car properly. It might be scratched, dented or other problems.Insist on seeing VSC registration document. This would show you the registered keeper and not the legal owner.Make sure the handbook is in the car.

They can be expensive to replace and you might end up spending more than your initial budget.If a deal is too good to be true, think twice. Buying used cars needs you to take your time to prevent extra costs and have a car of good quality.

Useful Tips when buying 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. However, some precautions need to be taken when buying used cars.Do your homework. Check the prices of cars similar to the one you want to buy to ensure you are not paying more. There are a number of sites and classified ads that will help you.

Don’t  view a car in the rain, at night or in poor light. You won’t see the condition of the car properly. It might be scratched, dented or other problems.Insist on seeing VSC registration document. This would show you the registered keeper and not the legal owner.Make sure the handbook is in the car.

They can be expensive to replace and you might end up spending more than your initial budget.If a deal is too good to be true, think twice. Buying used cars needs you to take your time to prevent extra costs and have a car of good quality.

Winter Road Safety: Prepare yourself and your car for Winter Driving

It is recommended that you stay at home during winter, but this is not always possible. An important tip for winter road safety is to always plan your journey. This includes considering alternative routes, allocating more time to the journey, and informing someone about your expected time of arrival, and checking in with them regularly.

Another important tip for winter road safety is to check your car thoroughly. Before driving, you should check your screen wash fluid and antifreeze, and top them up if necessary. In addition, use a brush or scraper to remove accumulated ice and snow on your vehicle, ensure that your tyres are appropriately inflated and have deep treads, and pack a survival kit in case you get stuck on the road.

Once you get on the road, there are some driving conditions that you need to consider to ensure winter road safety. To begin with, you should leave a greater distance between you and other cars since it can take you up to 10 times longer to stop. Secondly, you will have better control of your turn, brake and accelerate gently to ensure more contact between your tyres and the road. Thirdly, you should have a good pair of sunglasses to protect yourself from the sun’s glare reflecting off the snow. Fourthly, avoid stopping on a hill. Lastly, never panic! Drive slowly, and if anything happens, brake and steer gently.

How to Sell a Used Car

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. In the United Kingdom, many firms specialise in used car sales. When selling used car it is important to check several factors the car condition and the cost of advertising. You can compare the value of your car and that in the newspaper with the same description or features. Check the mileage, cars condition, after market add ons, repair work and exotic colouring. You can repair the car until it is in a good condition wash it and take a few pictures for advertising. If the law requires you to visit them then pick their clearance. Advertise the car on the dailies and check for the response. On the other hand, one can use used car sales firms to sell their car this relieves you all the stress of working on legalities and other stuff as you give the car to the firm and tell them your evaluation then wait for client’s response.