Motoring

Car Diagnostic Tools Every Petrol Head Should Invest In

As a petrol head, you may think that you know everything there is to know about the make and model of your current vehicle. While this may be true when it comes to mileage and engine size, you may begin to struggle when it comes to maintenance or car repairs.

Becoming adept at car repairs is something that takes years of hard work; however, you may be able to teach yourself the basics. Every car repair enthusiast has to start somewhere, though, with the right set of diagnostic tools. There are plenty of options out there, so let’s look at the diagnostic gear that you should be...

Drivers advised to plan journeys ahead of A303 closure for bridge lift

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 05/11/2022 - 1:37am

The A303 will be fully closed between the Hazlegrove and Podimore roundabouts in Somerset this weekend (13-16 May) as a new temporary bridge is lifted into place at Steart Hill.

A 200-tonne crane will be used to lift a new bridge into place as part of work to ensure construction traffic remains off the main road and has minimal impact for road users and residents.

The temporary bridge will be used to transport earth from one side of the site to the other, without disrupting motorists on the A303 itself.

The weather-dependent installation will involve the crane...

Devon-based electric vehicle charging company aims to raise £400,000 to fund one hundred charging points

Authored by Liv Butler
Posted: Wed, 05/11/2022 - 1:32am

Wenea South West are aiming to raise £400,000 through a 10-year investment bond offer on ethical investment platform, Ethex.

The funds are intended to help them deploy at least 100 rapid electric vehicle (EV) chargers across 44 locations in Devon. This roll out of public chargers will enable more people across Devon to make the switch to electric vehicles, vastly improving air quality and cutting traffic carbon emissions.

Wenea are also working with electric car sharing service, Co-Cars, enabling people for whom the cost of an EV is prohibitive to rent them by the hour....

What are the different Auto Insurance Laws in the US?

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Mon, 05/09/2022 - 5:30pm

Roads could be an unruly, dangerous, and downright unusable territory if not for the complicated traffic management and laws that pervades every vehicle and driver in the country. With over 6 million passenger vehicle accidents in the US just in 2019, it is not difficult to understand why there are countless traffic laws. An important component of these laws is the auto insurance laws which are meant to direct what types of auto insurance people should get. Let’s try to untangle and understand the different auto insurance laws in the US in a simple way.

Understanding Auto...

What is a leisure battery?

Authored by Simon Wells
Posted: Tue, 04/26/2022 - 7:14am

Leisure Batteries

With an increase in the popularity of ‘staycations’ during the pandemic and a large population considering purchasing or renting a motorhome or campervan, to appeal to the masses, modern caravans and motorhomes come with many amenities to make life on the road comfortable for travelers. Amenities such as a kettle, microwave, lighting, TVs, and other electronics can’t be run on the vehicle battery as each battery is built for a different purpose. A vehicle battery is designed to provide a large amount of energy to start the engine and then gets recharged by the...

Carparison create new dedicated service for van leases with the launch of Vanparison Leasing

Carparison Leasing are delighted to announce its expansion with the launch of Vanparison Leasing , a dedicated and comprehensive van leasing service that will take the leg work out of your next van search.

Powered by the same award-winning team that saw Carparison named the Best Leasing Broker in 2021, Vanparison Leasing will be working with funders and dealerships nationwide to provide the same outstanding value and support to their customers.

Having experienced the growing demand for an online van leasing service that covers everything under one roof, the Exeter-based...

The most significant problem with mobility is just beginning to be addressed

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Tue, 04/05/2022 - 6:06am

The world is paying attention to the effect electrification could have on how mobility will evolve in the near future. This is certainly the case. But the movement towards mobility is only beginning and the actual disruptive impact is yet to occur.

Rise of electric cars

Phase one is the "electrification" of transport on the ground with the intention of decreasing dependence on internal combustion engines. Technologies and incentive programs to support the transition are in progress. The benefits include an ever-growing array of high-speed, intelligent infrastructure to a...

lamborghini servicing

Why is it important to service your Lamborghini?

You should really be making sure that you are getting any car regularly serviced but that applies even more significantly to supercars.

It is really important to know though that if you are looking to get your Lamborghini serviced that you go with a specialist, what is most likely to happen if you go to a regular mechanic is they will turn you away as they are most likely neither trained nor insured to be dealing with a supercar.

What could happen though if you are unlucky is that you take the car to a mechanic that is less than scrupulous and then they do work they...

Buying a second-hand vehicle? Check it's all ok, before you drive away

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 03/24/2022 - 10:27pm

A significant change in people’s driving needs as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and ongoing new car production shortages saw the used-vehicle market grow by over 10% last year, according to industry experts, with over 7 million transactions worth £38 billion.

Buying a second hand vehicle is a big purchase, so Heart of the South West Trading Standards has launched a campaign to encourage motorists to check it’s all okay, before they drive away.

Alex Fry, Operations Manager in Intelligence and Investigations at Heart of the South West Trading Standards, said: “Each...

How to Keep Your Family Safe on Road Trips

Authored by Simon Wells
Posted: Tue, 03/22/2022 - 8:02am

Many families opt for air travel when they decide to go on holiday together. Plane rides are a practical option, and you know you get quickly to your destination. However, nothing beats the feeling of being on a road trip with the family. Road trips last longer and require someone to do the driving, but they offer more benefits than you can imagine. They allow you and your family to create unforgettable memories, exploring and experiencing new adventures that stay with you for a lifetime. You finally have that precious time on your hands to bond with your family, away from work and other...

How to increase the value of your car

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Mon, 03/21/2022 - 9:58pm

Whether you're looking to sell your car to help combat the rising cost of living, or perhaps you're doing your bit for the environment and have found that going car-free is easier than you thought, you'll want to ensure you get the best possible price for your car.

How is a price determined?

The value of your car is determined by a number of factors, including the popularity of the make and model, vehicle specs, appearance and condition, as well as mileage and maintenance records.

Where and how you sell your car can also impact the value. Typically, you can get...

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