Tag: CONSUMER FEATURES

PRACTICAL GUIDE: TRAVEL SAFELY WITH YOUR DOG

PRACTICAL GUIDE: TRAVEL SAFELY WITH YOUR DOG

Four-legged friends can be great travel companions, but it’s important to stay safe Dogs are family for most owners. They are treated with love and care, so it makes sense that they will come on family journeys too. Although there’s little in the way of specific legislation, it’s still important […]

HELP YOUR CAR PASS ITS MOT

HELP YOUR CAR PASS ITS MOT

Recent data shows that many cars are failing MoTs on easily-rectified faults. Follow this guide and avoid the pitfalls.         ANY CAR more than three-years old has to go through the dreaded MoT test, but does it have to be a cause for dread? Not of you […]

BUYING YOUR FIRST CAR

BUYING YOUR FIRST CAR

NOWHERE will the age gap between you and your kids be more obvious than when choosing their first car. Passing the driving test is a huge milestone which many new drivers want to mark with a chic and, probably, sporty car. Most parents would rather their kids chose the safest […]

GENEVA SHOW REPORT

GENEVA SHOW REPORT

At the 2014 Geneva Motor Show dozens of new models were given their European or even full global debuts. From the rabid Lamborghini Huracán to the humble but hideous Fulu Meteor, Matt Kimberley sniffs out the stories that shaped this year’s Geneva show.         It’s that time […]

53% of the 1.3 million Perodua vehicles currently on the roads return to an authorised Perodua service centre for maintenance and other services

A-Z NEW CAR GUIDE (MARCH 2014 REGISTRATIONS)

ALFA ROMEO Alfa Romeo has revised the Giulietta range with updated engines to reduce emissions and improve fuel economy, plus there’s a new 2.0-litre turbodiesel. The MiTo comes in for a mid-life facelift too with revised bumpers and standard rear privacy glass on all models. There is also a new […]

HOW TO: BUY FROM A DEALER

HOW TO: BUY FROM A DEALER

BUYING A CAR can be a daunting experience for many, yet it needn’t be this way. With a little research, knowledge and confidence, you can drive not only the car of your dreams but a hard bargain too. Here’s how to get the best deal for you, not the dealer. […]

KEEPING CAR THIEVES AT BAY

KEEPING CAR THIEVES AT BAY

WHEN LOOKING at ways to make your car safe from car thieves, you have to consider there are two types of car criminal. There are those who want to steal belongings from your car and the others who want to take the car itself.  Dealing with theft from cars first, […]

CHOOSING A TYRE FITTER

CHOOSING A TYRE FITTER

THOSE BIG BLACK CIRCLES are arguably the most important part of your car, but most of us just go to place around the corner. Here’s why you should give it some more thought. Because of the huge role tyres play in road safety, it is important that car tyres be […]

CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE 2013

CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE 2013

                IT’S THE MOST wonderful or the most stressful time of year – or possibly both. Christmas is just a few fraught weeks away, but if you’re still scrambling around for presents then look no further than this motoring-themed present guide for your […]

TOP WINTER DRIVING TIPS FOR NATIONAL ROAD SAFETY WEEK

TOP WINTER DRIVING TIPS FOR NATIONAL ROAD SAFETY WEEK

WINTER is the worst time of year to break down, but it’s also the time when your car is under the most stress, so it’s more likely to have problems. And not just that: accidents are far more likely at this time of year, too, when the roads are less […]