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Personalised Number Plates – Why do People Have Them?

A number plate that you have specifically chosen and bought for your vehicle is called a personalised number plate. They are popular in the UK, especially at this time of year when people may buy them as presents. Quite often, people won’t necessarily be looking for a personalised number plate – they may just see one that is appropriate for them.

A personalised number plate will usually be one that has something appropriate on it for you. If you have a nickname, for example, you might be able to find a number plate that has your nickname on it. The ‘words’ will usually be made up of various numbers and letters, put together to make other numbers and letters. You won’t be able to create your own but you can look out for one that is apt for you. It can be nice to personalise your car and make it mean something to you by using a personalised number plate.

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.