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The importance of breakdown cover

With winter weather sweeping across Britain, many motorists still aren’t sure if they really need breakdown cover for their vehicles. If you’re lucky, the service might never be used, but because there’s always a chance that it might be necessary. The peace of mind it affords is like having another insurance policy against mechanical failure! Breakdown cover can include things such as: Roadside assistance. National...

Car finance myths unmasked

Few of us can afford to buy a car with cash in today’s economic climate, particularly a brand new car, yet owning a car is still essential for most of us. The RAC say that the cost of buying and running a car works out at an average of £6689 per year. It is a lot of money, particularly when you take into account the fact that the average salary in the UK today is around £25,000 before tax. Buying a car is...

Learn how you could win an iPad with LV

Insurance, it’s one of life’s great necessities. To make it more interesting, learn how you could win an iPad with LV=, just by learning a little bit about their company! It’s a subject which can seem dull, despite its importance, but luckily LV= are a company that are shaking things up. The UK’s most recommended insurer is opening a dialogue with their customers. LV= are releasing a wealth of material...

Owning and Insuring a Classic Car

Most car lovers like me know just how expensive it is to maintain a modern car even before it hits the roads, but what about a classic car? You have all the specialised parts, equipment, cleaning materials. These can all cost a small fortune on many of the hard-to-get models of cars, even more expensive can be the measures needed to counter problems such as bad rust, electronic issues and faulty mechanisms! Once...

Cheap Flights – Want To Get Away This Summer?

We all dream of jetting off with our family or partner to a distant shore where we can relax in the sunshine, but with rising prices all around us on food, fuel, and everything else, many of us are feeling as if we can’t afford to take a holiday. Deals are still about on flights and if you’re careful and follow a few tips, you might be able to keep the cost of your summer holiday much lower than you’d...

4 Ways to Boost the Scrap Value of Your Car

So you’ve finally decided to buy a new car. Your current vehicle is battered, bruised and clearly been around the block a few times, and rather than go to the hassle of selling it privately, you’re going to cash it in with a scrap car dealer. So how can you make sure you maximise your car’s value when you come to sell it? Regular Servicing When scrap years buy a car for scrap they will sell...