Essential car kit

Nobody likes being caught short, so always carry the right essentials to stay safe in a breakdown Right, you’re packing a breakdown survival kit: snacks deodorant, fresh pants… Stop right there! This is about carrying the right basics to survive a breakdown, flat tyre, or even get snowed in. Torch A lifesaver if your car’s electrics […]

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Modifying and insurance

Modifying your car is a great way to improve it and allow you to reflect your individuality; however, it isn’t without its drawbacks. And the biggest drawback is the fact that it can have a massive impact on your insurance premium. Depending on the modifications you make, you could find that your annual quote goes […]

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Petrol vs diesel

Find out if one fuel or the other is cheaper and cleaner for your motor Diesel: do or don’t? A diesel car might cost more to buy but you may save dosh over time. That’s because diesel generally goes further – more miles to the gallon, which is why taxis and lorries use it. But […]

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Eco driving

You don’t have to buy a hybrid or electric car to drive green. You don’t even have to stop using your car (though driving less, obviously means you’re polluting less). No, driving green is about driving well and driving efficiently every time you go on the road. “I got my licence last year, and I […]

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Warranty schemes

Why do you need a warranty when you’ve got car insurance and maybe even a guarantee? Let us explain… “Just after the last Olympics I bought a secondhand Jaguar for £9,000. It wasn’t so much the cost of the car but all the work I had done on it. The warranty had just run out […]

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From first car to dream car

Ever wondered what car cash-laden celebs started driving before they got the keys to their Mercedes CLK with personalised number plate, leather trim, custom gold alloys, subwoofers… Aaron Ramsey, Arsenal midfielder: “When I turned up at the Arsenal training ground for the first time, I realised I had to get rid of my lime green Fiesta. […]

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