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What is the Vehicle Scrappage Scheme?

The vehicle scrappage scheme is designed to encourage the replacement of old, inefficient and polluting vehicles with newer, more fuel-efficient and eco-friendly models. The scheme offers incentives to vehicle owners who choose to scrap their old cars and purchase new ones. This blog explores in…
Written by Lois | 6.2 min read

£750 Payment for New Motability Customers

As of February 2022, Motability put in place a £250 payment for new car and Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle (WAV) customers. From March 1st, 2023, they increased this to a payment of £750. What’s more, this can now be used towards your advanced payment.  Motability increased the…
Written by Lois | 2.8 min read

What is the Difference Between Servicing and MOT?

Just like it’s good for you to have a yearly check-up at the GP, your car also needs to be checked regularly to ensure everything is working as it should. There are two types of checks your car will need to undertake, a mandatory one known as MOT and an optional, but still thoroughly…
Written by Lucrezia | 2.20 min read

What Are Superchargers, and Will They Revolutionise the EV Market?

As the world moves towards a more sustainable future, the market for electric vehicles (EVs) is rapidly expanding. However, one of the biggest challenges electric cars face is the time it takes to charge their battery. This has led to the development of various charging technologies, including…
Written by Lois | 3 min read

Top 5 Most Fuel-Efficient SUVs and Crossovers

SUVs (Sports Utility Vehicles) and crossovers have been gaining popularity since the early 2000s and continue to grow rapidly even at present. These vehicles are designed to provide a higher driving position, increased ground clearance, and greater cargo capacity, making them ideal for families,…
Written by Vineetha | 4.5 min read

What is Cruise Control and How to Use It

If you will be driving for miles without any significant change in speed or steering, then there is a function that can come in handy, making your journey easier and taking the stress out of driving: Cruise control. In the past, you would only find it in high-end luxury cars, with the 1958 Chrysler…
Written by Lucrezia | 3.40 min read

Are There Any More Incentives for Buying an EV?

The popularity of electric vehicles has surged as more people seek out eco-friendly and cost-effective transportation options. With advancements in technology, EVs have become increasingly practical and reliable. Whether you are considering an electric car or are just interested in learning about…
Written by Lois | 2.6 min read

Is a Dashcam a Must have?

As more drivers seek road protection, dashcams have become increasingly popular. While some see it as a necessity, others are unsure. This blog explores the pros and cons of having a dashcam to help you decide whether it’s worth considering.  Advantages:  Evidence:  Your dashcam…
Written by Lois | 3.2 min read

What are Wheel Balancing and Alignment?

When it comes to tyre maintenance, there is a common misconception that wheel balancing and wheel alignment are synonymous for the same service. However, despite having a similar name, these are two hugely different services. We will have a look in this article as to what are the differences and…
Written by Lucrezia | 2 min read

Top 5 Mild Hybrid Cars

Mild hybrid cars have become increasingly popular in recent years. Offering drivers improved fuel efficiency and reduced emissions compared to traditional Petrol or Diesel engines. These vehicles use an electric motor to assist the combustion engine, reducing the amount of work the engine must do…
Written by Lois | 4.6 min read

What are Heated Seat Belts and Will They be the Latest Trend?

Seat belts are known to be one of the most important safety features of a vehicle. Its usage has helped save countless lives since its introduction in the 1950s. On January 31st, 1983, the UK government passed a law making it illegal to drive without a seatbelt, which could lead to a fine of up to…
Written by Vineetha | 4.5 min read

What Are Apple Car Play and Android Auto?

Using a smartphone in your car has several benefits, from playing music on your journey to using navigation apps. It’s essential to do it safely though, as using your phone whilst driving could lead to dangerous distractions. That is where tools such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto come in…
Written by Lucrezia | 2.40 min read

Top 5 Used Cars under £10,000

Buying a used car can be a great way to save money while still getting a reliable vehicle. If you’re on a budget and looking for a car that won’t break the bank, here are the top 5 used cars under £10,000.  Ford Fiesta The Ford Fiesta is an all-time favourite in the UK, and…
Written by Lois | 3.6 min read

Top Tips on How to Wash Your Car

Cleanliness can bring peace to your day. Imagine going out in a beautiful white dress, only to have it ruined by the dust and dirt from your car that can get on your clothes while opening and closing the doors or your boot. This can be frustrating and upsetting, affecting your mood for the entire…
Written by Vineetha | 3.7 min read

Why Don’t Cars Have Solar Panels to Charge their Battery?

We all know that solar panels produce clean energy without relying on the grid. So, it’s natural to think that they could be used to charge car batteries, right? But surprisingly, this isn’t a very common practice, and there are some good reasons why. Why Do Electric Cars Not Use Solar…
Written by Lois | 3.5 min read

What is a Self-Charging Hybrid?

Hybrid cars are popular because they lower your carbon footprint. But do you know the difference between the types of hybrids? If you are considering moving to electric, then it’s good to know the variations of hybrids that are available. In this blog, you can find all the necessary…
Written by Lois | 3.7 min read

How to Test Drive a Car: Top Tips

Test driving your future car before committing to the purchase is an essential thing to do. Despite how it looks and what you may have read about it, nothing tells you more about it than getting behind the wheel for a test drive and having a look and feel to decide whether it’s the right…
Written by Lucrezia | 5 min read

Top Items You Should Never Leave in a Car

We are all responsible for leaving things in the car: Phones, drink bottles, deodorant, we’ve done it. But do you know how unsafe it can be to leave these items in your car? In this blog, we talk about the top items you shouldn’t leave in your car.  Plastic Bottles You’ve…
Written by Lois | 3.8 min read