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Winter is coming: Seasonal driving hacks that could save UK motorists money

A leading insurance comparison firm is revealing the top winter driving hacks that could help motorists avoid higher premiums and retain those all-important No Claims Bonuses.

Quotezone.co.uk says many motorists overlook the winter conditions and can make unnecessary mistakes that will hit them hard in the pocket.

The firm, one of the UK’s leading car insurance comparison websites, says even minor adjustments in behaviour could save hundreds of pounds. Here they lay out some of the pitfalls motorists can find themselves in this winter:

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What PPE do you need for car repairs?

Authored by Liv Butler
Posted: Fri, 11/19/2021 - 8:43pm

The events of the last few years have seen an unanticipated increase in the number of car drivers learning to maintain their vehicle themselves . A cross between an inability to visit a mechanic, and a rising cost of living making service fees especially difficult to swallow, has created a new generation of DIY home car tinkerers. But fixing a car is a dangerous thing – and it pays to be safe. So what PPE do you need to fix your car with?

Respiratory Protection

This kind of PPE is not the most commonly-required when it comes to repairing your car – but there are some...

Pass your MOT - The ultimate guide

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Tue, 11/02/2021 - 9:19pm

Every year, thousands of cars fail their MOTs not for serious deficiencies but for simple things that most owners would be able to sort out themselves if only they had realised there was a potential issue. What checks on your car should you be making to ensure that it will not fail its MOT when you next book it in for one? Read on to find out. Suspension

Most motorists will not be able to repair their car's suspension but detecting a problem is not hard. If you find the ride has become stiff or the car has dropped from its usual position, then get it checked by professionals...

How to save on car ownership expenses

Authored by Simon Wells
Posted: Fri, 10/15/2021 - 3:20pm

Between petrol, insurance, and repairs, it seems like the costs of owning a car get to be too much. In fact, car ownership is usually a very close second place after homeownership costs for household expenses. And the numbers just keep rising. This can be a barrier to saving money for the future like retirement.

If the cost of owning a car is getting to be too much, there are ways to reduce it. You don’t have to sell your car and start taking the bus or riding your bicycle around. Those things do help curb the costs but with the right strategy, you can still have a car and lower...

Hendy Lotus Exeter unveils new Emira sports car

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 10/11/2021 - 11:40am

Hendy customers in Devon were among the first in the country to see the brand-new sports car from Lotus with the unveiling of the Emira at Hendy Lotus in Exeter.

Hendy Performance brand manager John Haylett said those at the launch had been impressed with the Lotus Emira V6 First Edition which will retail at just under £76,000.

“It was great to be able to showcase this incredible new car to invited guests in person rather than a virtual launch,” said John. “The feedback from customers was extremely positive and we have already taken the first orders for the new car. This...

Hendy Performance set to offer one stop shop in Exeter

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Sun, 10/03/2021 - 11:13pm

Increasing demand in the south west for performance cars, the very best quality aftersales, and performance upgrades have prompted Hendy Group to open a dedicated Hendy Performance Centre in Exeter.

Situated alongside its new Lotus dealership at Marsh Barton, the new Performance Centre is part of ongoing expansion plans for Hendy in Exeter where it already operates successful Honda and MG dealerships together with its award-winning Car & Van Store and commercial operation and Iveco dealership.

Heading up the team in Exeter are Lloyd Newbery and Jamie Wilson who are...

What are the best-used motorhomes to buy?

Authored by Frank Parker
Posted: Tue, 09/21/2021 - 11:13pm

If you're wondering what the best-used motorhomes to buy are, then you've come to the right place. This article will get into exactly what a used motorhome is and why these vehicles make great homes on the road. Then, we will detail some of the specific models available in North America right now and what makes them such desirable choices for full-time living and travel.

What is a used motorhome?

A used or "pre-owned" motorhome is any RV (recreational vehicle) that has previously been owned and driven by another person. It's not necessarily old; many models can be more...

Rapid electric vehicle chargers given the green light

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 09/13/2021 - 4:15pm

Twenty-seven neighbourhoods across Teignbridge, Exeter and East Devon are set to receive state of the art rapid electric vehicle charging points.

It follows Devon County Council’s highways committees giving the plans the green light.

The charging ‘hubs’ are the next phase of a private-sector led scheme that includes Devon County Council, Regen, Co Cars, ZPN Energy and Gamma Energy.

Funded by Innovate UK and the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles, the scheme aims to deliver a network of charge points across Exeter and the surrounding area over the next two years...

Porsche turns cars into the nodes of a blockchain

A “Porsche with access to the blockchain”, says the carmaker's advertising video, is “the key to the digital business models of the future. Fast, secure and with the highest level of data protection. ”Really? We take a quick look at what the Stuttgart-based automaker is up to.

I have to admit, I'm impressed. While Volkswagen is apparently trying to jump on the IOTA bandwagon, and the blockchain application industry is setting new records in bullshit bingo, Porsche has been quietly working on an impressive concept with its partner XAIN. This not only resulted in some really useful...

Second-hand car sales soar, but is a used car right for you?

Authored by Frank Parker
Posted: Wed, 08/11/2021 - 10:43pm

Whether you’re buying a brand new car, or you’re sourcing a second-hand model, you will find clear-cut advantages and disadvantages to both. Ultimately, the option you choose is the definitive decision of your personal financial situation. However, it’s worth noting, that in the UK right now, the sales of second-hand cars are soaring, and have more than doubled in the last few months due to a shortage of new models. So, while the banger on your drive may now be worth more than you thought, how do you know if the purchase of another used car is the right choice for you?

Buying...

Staying safe on the road: Change your air filter

Your cars air filter is one of those components that just does its job and you don’t really think about it, because why would you? Nevertheless, if the air filter in your car isn’t working properly, your engine could suffer major damage. That is because the air filtration system has an incredibly important job. A car engine is a maze of incredible technology with tiny tolerances. Your engine works by combusting petrol, the ensuing explosion shoots the piston down, which turns the crankshaft. That rotational energy is then sent to the wheels where it goes to the road, giving you drive. The...

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