A question that is asked more seriously and frequently these days is ‘should I make the switch and buy an electric car?’ That simple question in itself brings around a further array of questions. People are keen to become ‘greener’ and the idea of zero emissions sounds brilliant, and if it saves them money then so much the better. But they are not so keen to be green if it is to the detriment of their lifestyle.
Windscreens are starting to freeze over and grit is being spread as the roads start to frost – winter can be tough on your vehicle and breakdown companies will often see a surge in vehicle breakdown callouts during winter.
The clutch in your vehicle is subject to constant friction, so it’s no surprise that it may need a repair or replacement at some point. The deterioration of your clutch can be sped up through poor driving habits and with it being considered a ‘wear and tear’ item, it won't be covered by your warranty.
If you own a recreational vehicle, summer is probably your favourite time of year, with camping, festivals, picnics and road trips all being great ways to get the most out of the warmer months.
The term ‘smart motorway’ was officially introduced by the highways agency in 2013. These motorways are designed to control speeding, detect broken down vehicles and control hard shoulder closures in accordance with the volume of traffic on the roads.
In addition to regular servicing, check-ups and general care, driving behaviours and habits have a big impact on the lifespan of your vehicle and in turn, cost drivers big money in avoidable repair costs.
Damage to vehicles from potholes is a serious and growing issue in the UK. With research revealing over 6.3million drivers had their cars damaged by potholes throughout 2016 at an average cost of £108.60
As of April 1st 2017, road tax is changing. For many new drivers, this will mean an increase in the amount of tax they pay annually, with the only exemption from the new tax being electric vehicles with 0 carbon emissions. Find out more about the tax changes and what they mean for you when buying a car after 1st April.
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