Motoring

Revealed: the postcodes where you’re most likely to pass your MOT test 

The latest data from the Department for Transport, analysed by Euro Car Parts , has revealed the UK postcodes where cars are most likely to pass and fail their MOT tests, with Scotland and the South West of England home to numerous failure hotspots.

When it comes to the areas where cars are most likely to pass their MOT, Nottingham (87%) had the highest pass rates, whilst London postcodes also performed well, with 10 postcodes from the capital achieving over 77% pass rates.

The postcodes with the highest MOT pass rates are:

  1. NG (Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
  2. ...

Can you get guaranteed car finance?

Authored by Alex Thomas
Posted: Fri, 04/16/2021 - 12:35pm

Unfortunately, car finance companies and brokers can’t guarantee car finance to their customers. It would be impossible to get someone approved for finance without any of their details, verification and evidence that they will pay their loan back. It would be irresponsible on the lenders behalf and can also result in the customer getting into financial trouble if they can afford to pay back their loan or finance.

You should be wary of companies advertising guaranteed car finance as just like in life, there are no guarantees. Some finance companies who offer guaranteed car finance...

A History of the Iconic Fiat 500

A History of the Iconic Fiat 500

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Thu, 04/15/2021 - 11:23pm

The Fiat 500 is arguably one of the most iconic cars sold in the UK today. It’s instantly recognisable from its dinky proportions and dome like shape with a quirky retro styling that pays homage to its roots in the mid-20th century.

Since then the Fiat 500 has come a long way, from its humble beginnings as an affordable car in post-war Italy to a resurgence in 2007, the Fiat 500 has enjoyed success on more than one occasion thanks to its seemingly unending popularity

With the latest release of the ground breaking Fiat 500e all-electric model earlier this year and the...

Why tyres are one of the most important compoents on your car

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Thu, 04/15/2021 - 8:37pm

When we need to change tyres on our car, we usually only look for the part number on it, before calling our favourite garage and tell the owner we need to change the tyres on our car. He will check if he has this item in storage, so you can come by the next day. If not, he’ll order them, without asking you which brand you want, most of the time. But maybe, next time, you should do a little search online and choose the brand you want. Here is why.

Different Tyres will provide a different Driving Experience

There’s an expression that says “as long as the shoe fits.” It...

Snows sells £37m worth of cars online as it prepares to exit lockdown

Authored by Liv Butler
Posted: Thu, 03/25/2021 - 9:49pm

In spite of car showrooms remaining closed for many months during lockdown and many workers being furloughed, there has been some hope for those working with online retail. Snows, which operates 50 car dealerships from 29 sites across the south of England, has been one such success story, revealing today that it has sold over £37m worth of cars since making online car buying a reality.

The forward-thinking car retailing group, which employs over 900 people regionally and sells car brands such as SEAT and Toyota, has been quick to see the benefits of online car retail, blending...

6 must have Jeep Wrangler accessories

6 Must have Jeep Wrangler accessories

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Wed, 03/17/2021 - 9:47pm

Owning a vehicle is a passion for its owners. Every owner is desperate to look for new upgrades to turn the look of their model. Small and simple accessories are more preferred by people as compared to lift kits or other kinds of huge changes. People often look for ways to make small changes that come with a personal touch.

4wd accessories from Australia are popular and well known for a ton of reasons. The owners of the accessories are quite satisfied because of the quality and aesthetic of their products.

In this article, we have covered almost every accessory that is...

Essential Car maintenance checklist

Essential car maintenance checklist before a long trip

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Tue, 03/16/2021 - 11:50am

Driving your way to the most renowned park or beach in your city for a summer getaway with friends? Jumping in the vehicle for a specific date-linked beach trip? If yes, you will be sharing the pathway/road with several exciting road trippers.

For you to make your summer roadside trip as enjoyable and smooth as possible, you will require to take care of your vehicle in a way that is efficient enough to take adequate care of you when you are out. Ensure to get the below listed five crucial maintenance services done before you head forward with your long trip so that you can...

Vehicle theft plummets by third against lockdown backdrop

Vehicle theft plummets by third against lockdown backdrop

Vehicle theft plummets by third against lockdown backdrop

Vehicle theft fell by 31% across the country in 2020, according to new analysis by Quotezone.co.uk using the latest data gathered by the Economic Policy Centre.

The figures show thefts dropped from just under 440,000 in 2019 to 304,870 the following year.

The Metropolitan Police Service, covering 32 boroughs in the capital, continued to top the highest number of reported vehicle thefts with 108,340 in 2020 and the highest crime rate at 15.1 reported thefts / 1,000 residents.

Year-on-year crimes...

Tyre wear – safety facts and care

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Wed, 02/24/2021 - 10:26pm

According to statistics presented by a well-known road safety organization, one in every five of the UK’s motorists never check their car tyres. For young drivers, the same statistic increases to three out of five. According to the same source, Tyre Under-inflation has been identified as the major cause of road accidents and poor fuel economy.

Keeping the above statistics in mind, this article will be talking about three most important things that should be checked regularly by motorists:

  1. Tyre Tread

Note that the minimum legal requirement for the...

Luxury car rental with one simple click

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Tue, 02/23/2021 - 11:24am

Luxury car rental has been a widespread practice for decades now. Whether it’s for a holiday or a business trip, it is a rather appreciated solution to get around freely and quickly.

New technologies have made the process of renting a car easier and more streamlined. Nowadays, numerous online platforms let you rent a luxury vehicle with just a few clicks.

So, let's analyse this practice, to understand why it is so convenient to rent luxury cars through online services.

Why is luxury car rental so convenient?

The first thing to consider is that you should always...

5 reasons to personalise your car

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Mon, 02/22/2021 - 8:17pm

If you enjoy cars, then the chances are you’ve thought about personalising your own. If you’re not such a car enthusiast, then it might not be something you’ve thought of, but there are lots of reasons to personalise your vehicle.

For many people, their car is the second most valuable item they own, so why not make the most of it and give it that personal touch?

Why Look the Same?

When you buy a car, you’re making a big investment , and yet, you get the exact same thing as thousands of other people on the roads. With a house, you get something relatively unique...

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