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How to save on car ownership expenses

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...

Simon Wells

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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...

7 Tips for fiinancing a motorcycle that will make the process easier

As with any other significant purchase, it would be best to buy a motorcycle after saving enough cash to do so. However, for many motorcycle enthusiasts, taking out a line of credit is a more convenient option, especially considering that most motorcycle dealerships and manufacturers offer their customers financing options.

But before your rush into it, it is essential to understand that financing a motorcycle may be as risky as riding one (you can find out more about the risks at https://cartwrightking.co.uk/services/motoring-offence-solicitors/failed-to-provide-driver-details...

Is it time for a headlight restoration?

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Thu, 07/15/2021 - 11:43am

Despite their prominence, headlights tend to be some of the most overlooked features of a vehicle. Many car owners fail to notice anything about their headlights beyond the fact that they are operational when it is dark outside. It is crucial to address and correct such a lack. Headlights are a vital safety component of a car; they should be as well cared for as the frame and the engine.

Have you observed that some vehicle headlights change over time? Their outer lenses begin to dull before they become yellow and foggy. When the cloudy effect reaches its peak, it slashes the...

Diabetic drivers need to declare condition warns insurance experts

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 07/05/2021 - 11:08pm

A leading Insurance comparison website is warning that many motorists with diabetes risk a hefty fine if they fail to declare the condition to the Driver and Vehicle Licencing Agency (DVLA).

Quotezone.co.uk also warns that policies could be void and claims disputed if diabetic drivers have not declared the disease to their insurer - and that includes those newly diagnosed.

As the pandemic-induced lockdowns forced people to alter their lifestyles with the closure of gyms, restricted exercise and reported spike in fast food takeaways – elements which can increase a person’...

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