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Budget vs Premium Tyres: Which are better value?

With the cost of living rising, you might be looking at different ways to make motoring more affordable. There’s no doubt that replacing your tyres makes your vehicle more efficient, which means that you’ll ultimately pay less at the pump. But when you come to choosing your tyres, is it worth looking at the premium options, or...
What to know before buying online

What to Consider When Buying a Used Car Online

Online shopping has become the norm when it comes to retail, with internet sales rising to over a quarter of total retail sales in the UK. You can buy everything online, from books and electronics to handmade gifts and furniture – and today, you can even buy a car.Buying a car online might...
Family Car

Best Family Cars for New Parents

When starting a family, you might groan at the idea of trading in your four-door sedan for a “mom-mobile.” Thankfully on today’s market, there are tons of options that offer top-notch safety features at a reasonable price. The way to go is SUVs. These vehicles are designed for families. They offer protection during vehicular collisions (or other...
Start a courier service

Six things to Consider when Setting up a Courier Business

With shopping on the streets at an all-time low and e-commerce on the rise, there is no doubt that the demand for courier services is increasing by the day. If living in the UK, this could be a lucrative opportunity for you to become self-employed. Whether you have experience in the courier sector or simply starting, this article guides...
Vauxhall Mokka

Which is the best small SUV for me?

The Nissan Juke really kicked the small SUV craze off. Since then nearly all the car manufacturers offer something that’s both small and tall. If you’re not after a new one, SUVs make great 2nd hand cars. They’ve been around for a while now so there’s plenty on offer, all at good prices but if you are...
Stovrite Powder Coating

The benefits to powder coating different car parts

Worn or tatty looking bits of your car can really age it, reducing both its resale value and your pleasure driving it. Depending on the car you have, changing parts can either be a straightforward process or a more complicated one. Some parts can be repaired or touched up rather than needing to be replaced completely and this means...
Ford F150 lightning pro

Will Ford Electric Technology Soon Rule The Road?

Elon Musk ensures that Tesla is always in the news and as a result, he has made sure that Tesla dominates the minds of many when it comes to the electric vehicle market. With the announcement of the new Ford F150 Lightning Pro, however, it seems that the tide may be changing.The Lightning Pro is not a standard F150....
Staycation

Staycations: Ideas For Making The Most Of The British Countryside

Finding somewhere nice to visit for a quick getaway with friends or family can be challenging especially during times like this. The risks from traveling abroad can be quite high, both in terms of cancelations, health concerns, and changes in quarantine rules whilst you’re away. Lots of people have turned their attention to the 'staycation', so that...
COVIDs affects on the Car Industry

How have car businesses been affected by a year of lockdowns?

2020 was a testing year for economies across the world. In particular, in the UK, we have been struggling with Covid cases and deaths severely. Businesses have shut forever, some can’t open legally under lockdown, while others are still thriving. Times have truly been uncertain.When we take a look at the automotive industry...
Auto Business Start Up

Starting Your Auto Business

Do you love cars? Do you dream about gearboxes and oil changes? Do you have a knack for buying and selling cars? Fancy being a chauffeur? Would your private desert island getaway involve a racetrack around it? If the answers to those questions are all ‘yes’, you might just be the right person to start an auto...
Motorhome SORN

What you need to know about your motorhome during the Coronavirus lockdown

Life amid the Covid-19 pandemic is certainly proving challenging for everyone involved. Governments and authorities around the world are doing everything they can to restrict the spread of the virus, while members of the public are being asked to stay at home as much as possible and only venture out for essential supplies or to exercise once...
2019 Evoque

New Range Rover Evoque

Land Rover announced the original Evoque back in 2011, it’s fashion conscious design and rugged practicality were an instant hit, helping it become the most popular Range Rover ever. The car has remained mainly unchanged with a mid-life facelift in 2015, however 2019 sees the release of the all- new 2019 Evoque.So, what're...
London Air Quality

What is the London Van Scrappage Scheme?

With rising pollution and increased awareness of the need to protect our planet, it comes as no surprise that so much is being done to try and ensure that London's air is as clean as it can possibly be. The congestion charges were one of the first things to be implemented, then came the Ultra-Low Emission Zone...
Garden and Driveways are in high demand

The Demand For Private Parking

What do prospective UK homeowners look for when moving? Marshalls finds out exactly what house hunters want on their quest for the perfect home.The cost of private parkingWhen searching for the perfect home, what do prospective UK homeowners look for? A great location? House size? Huge garden? Private...
Ford

Why Is Ford The Most Popular Car Make In The UK?

Anyone that goes out looking for a brand new or used car to buy will doubtless be aware that there is a veritable plethora of cars on the market from numerous manufacturers! Savvy car shoppers will often head to the World Wide Web in order to better research the shortlist of cars they are interested in...
Car Repair Costs

Emergency car repairs: Five ways to cover the cost

According to a report commissioned by Kwik-Fit, the average motorist in the UK spends £162 per month on running their car. While this includes fuel, insurance, road tax, and servicing, it doesn’t take into account the cost of the car itself or emergency repairs.Unfortunately, unexpected repairs are part and parcel of owning a...
THE RAC REPORT ON MOTORING

RAC’s 30th Annual Report on Motoring

For the last 30 years, the RAC has canvassed the UK's road users to asses their attitude and opinions on a range of topics. You can review the RAC's digestible interactive overview (and download the full 50-page report) by following this link. If you are short on time read our article which summarises the main messages....
Audi A1 Sportback

Introducing Audi’s New Winter Cars

As the end of 2018 draws near and we start to move into 2019, Audi is set to release a range of new and updated models this winter. From an improved hatchback to powerful Sportback and upgraded SUVs, there’s plenty of variety in store to suit many types of drivers. With a quality Audi warranty in place to protect...
Make preparations for Winter

How To Avoid A Winter Breakdown

Winter or summer, rain or shine, experiencing a breakdown is every motorist’s worst nightmare. If you navigate the country for work and drive for business, the consequences can add up to more than just an hour of rain-soaked inconvenience.While it’s always best to take out breakdown cover from a trusted provider like RAC, prevention is usually simpler than cure....
A Beautiful Aston Martin

What Makes an Aston Martin?

For some, it’s the distinctive bark of the V12 engine. For others, it's the pure nostalgia and history behind those iconic wings on the bonnet. Then there’s the ballistic quality and the sheer power of these incredibly beautiful cars. But whichever way you look at it, Aston Martins are very special cars indeed. Even the name is enough to...

Complete Guide for Your Car’s MOT Testing

Complete Guide for Your Car's MOT TestingFirst introduced by the government in 1960, an MOT comprises a series of tests which are undertaken by registered mechanics. Essentially, they are in place to ensure the road worthiness of your car. This means essential parts of the car are checked for conformity to the law. Steering, lights, brakes and tyres were...
The Audi in I Robot

5 Famous Audi Appearances on the Silver Screen

For a luxury car company, Audi still devotes a lot of its time and attention to highlighting the practical aspects of the vehicles. For example, the Audi Ur-Quattro dominated the world rally in the 1980s, and today’s R18 e-tron Quattro came in first in the sports car’s World Endurance Championship. When you buy an Audi, you’re getting more than...
West Way Nissan

West Way Nissan Acquire A New Dealership

The UK’s largest Nissan Dealer group is now even bigger! The latest acquisition by West Way Nissan group has expanded their network to 5 dealerships in the West Midlands with the takeover of Colliers Nissan in Birmingham, Acocks Green.  This adds to their existing dealerships in London, Manchester and the M3 corridor.This latest addition has taken the West Way...
Waymo self driving car

Self-driving Cars: Are They Here Yet?

We hear a lot about the technologies and testing of self-driven cars (also referred to as driverless or autonomous cars). This niche is constantly evolving, and we see manufacturers and technology giants getting engaged in the battle for dominance. Of course, the stakes are high. Successful public testing probably guarantees dominance over a huge market but media interest in...
The New VW Amarok

The New Volkswagen Amarok

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles launch premium model with the Trailblazers ChallengeThe latest Amarok pick-up from Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is designed to give you the smoothest of drives, whether you’re navigating through busy city traffic or the wildest stretches of unpredictable off-road terrain.To demonstrate just how beautifully controlled and capable this new model is, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles set two teams a...

History of the Ford Fiesta

The Ford Fiesta has changed a lot since it first launched in the 70s and unless you are a major car enthusiast, you might not have kept up with every model as it has been updated. Well fear not as the Foray Motor Group have created the interactive history of the Ford Fiesta which will help educate you in...

Vehicle Shipping

Modern life provides many of us with the opportunity (or necessity) to live and work at the other side of our country or even internationally. What we choose to take with us when we go varies but normally the complications and costs involved in transportation restrict us. What if you want or need to take a vehicle with you?...

The most Iconic cars from the Silver Screen

Here is a run down of the most memorable cars in film history over the last 50 years.  See how many you remember.. this list of the most famous and iconic cars from the Movies was produced by Howards Motor Group, you can check out the full infographic here.

Which Was Bond’s Greatest Ever Car?

James Bond is not only famous for his license to kill, being a womaniser and his love of shaken not stirred martinis, but also his collection of modern and classic cars. He's been known to drive 23 cars over the decades, from the much-loved Aston Martin DB5 to the famous car-chasing Ford Mustang Mach 1.With Spectre due to be...

The Top 10 BMWs

Top 10 BMWs

The man behind Peugeot’s first car

It seems to have gone largely unnoticed by the company he helped lead to produce its first motorised car but this year marks the 100th anniversary of Armand Peugeot’s death.To highlight the Frenchman’s contribution to the motor industry, online car buying service, Sell Your Jamjar, recently took a look back over his life with an insightful post on its...

Great reasons to buy a Ford Fiesta

Ford have been making the Fiesta since 1976, giving them just shy of 40 years to get it right and that’s just what they’ve done with the current Mark VII. There are many reasons to buy one of these practical super minis, but here we’ve boiled it down to the top six.First, there is a huge, yet easy-to-understand, range...
Van Monster

Win £50 From Van Monster

Van Monster are giving van drivers the chance to win £50.  All you have to do is complete a very short survey for them! They want to understand more about modern van drivers; who they are, what they do and what they like.Van Monster are a used van dealers operating from 14 locations across the UK and Ireland. They...

A History of Jaguar Cars

Hatfields are one of the oldest Jaguar dealerships around and they helped us put out this infographic outlining major milestones and motorsport achievements for the Jaguar brand going right back to the Swallow Sidecar Company in 1922

Cargiant Celebrates Mercedes

Mercedes-Benz might be one of the world’s most recognised brands, but how good is your knowledge about the German manufacturer? From World Cup winning sponsorships to technological innovation, Mercedes not only continue to ride the industry curve but also stay well ahead of it too, with many of the company’s latest models redefining luxury as well as motoring perceptions....
One of Tata's Jaguar/Landrover Sites

UK are Car Export Champs

Britain's car manufacturers have had a very mixed history. In the 1950's we were second only to the USA in terms of cars manufactured and we supplied 52% of the entire worlds exported cars. However Britain was slow to adopt the rationalised product ranges that made lower cost production possible. The industry had quality issues its management failed to...
Ferrari F430 Spider

Brain Training From Ferrari – Eh!

What do get when you mix Mensa, Ferrari and Kaspersky Lab and more importantly - why would you want to?!When this press release landed on my desk I was most confused. Why on earth would Mensa (you know the society for clever people to prove to everyone else how clever they are), Kaspersky Lab (one of the world's largest...

The best 5 Car Commercials!

Companies from around the world spend billions of their hard-earned dollars every year on commercials, and car companies are not excluded from this. Whilst some of these ads can be dreadfully boring and cringe worthy, every now and then something will come along that will inspire and amaze. And for us petrolheads at least, it will remind us just...

Jaguar Aims at the Mass Market

Jaguar is one of those car brands that conjure up images of prestigious and luxurious cars all safely cagouled out of many peoples’ budgets. Across generations Jaguar has built some of the most iconic cars of our time; namely the E-type, which remains one of the best-looking cars ever made.However, it has now decided to shift its focus to...

The Changing Shape of Mercedes Benz

With their motorsport pedigree and reputation for building excellence it’s not hard to see why Mercedes remain one of the coolest car brands on the planet. Generally when you think of Mercedes it conjures up images of large, imperious and formidable saloons, which they still churn out, but Mercedes is no longer a one trick pony as they continuously...