There really aren’t too many saloon cars available on the UK’s new car market any more.This is partly due to the rise of the hatchback and five-door cars and also the continuing popularity of estate cars, the traditional four-door family saloon is a dying breed.Still, the saloon market still offers value for money for both the private car buyer and the company driver. So read on to find out which should feature on your shopping list.
Elegant and luxurious, Mercedes’ latest S-Class is as refined and as comfortable as they come and well worth looking at. Aside from the S-Class’s signature styling outside, you’ll also find a cabin trimmed with luxurious materials and packed with technology.
BMW has worked so hard honing and refining its 5-Series saloon it has become [...]
Myths About Hybrid Cars You Could Be Misled By Not so long ago, the idea of having a car powered by electricity was a fictional concept shared in movies set in the far future. 1997 came with the massive production of of hybrid electric car – Toyota Prius. Although at this time, this concept was still unknown to developing countries. This concept, despite its numerous advantages is still not fully embraced. And for this reason, quite a number of myths have been going round about hybrid cars. 1. Hybrids are underpowered
While hybrid cars first made their debut in saloon body types, other bigger hybrid cars have been launched over time. Among these cars are the Toyota Highlander Hybrid and the Lexus RX400h. Both of these vehicles offer a 270 horsepower system. In addition to this incredible horsepower, this vehicle also has the ability to [...]
On the previous blog, we showed you how to inspect the interior and exterior of the used vehicle you would like to buy so as to ensure that it is in good condition. Now let’s move on to the engine and under the vehicle. Here are some do it yourself inspection steps to ensure that all the parts under the hood and under the vehicle are of premium quality:
UNDER THE HOOD: ENGINE RELATED COMPONENTS
It’s best to make these checks with the engine cool. Look first at the general condition of the engine bay. Dirt and dust are normal, but be wary if you see oil splattered about or on the pavement under the engine compartment. Also watch for a battery covered with corrosion, or wires and hoses hanging loose.
Safety is one of the most important considerations when purchasing a vehicle. One must have outmost assurance that their car can hold its own and keep all the occupants as safe as possible in the case of an accident. The following are the safest UK SUVs on the road according to the European New Car Assessment Program (NCAP).
Volvo CX90 – Has very good crash safety ratings. The original XC90 scored a maximum five-star rating in 2002 and, after 15 years, still has no recorded occupant fatalities in its three biggest markets – the UK, US and Sweden.Volvo’s commitment to safety is well known. It pioneered the seatbelt in 1959, and opened up the patent so that any manufacturer could use it. More recently, it pledged that nobody would die in one of its cars by the year 2020.Simplyput, there is no safer way for [...]
Proper maintenance of a Used BMW can prove to be a valuable to preserving the life of the vehicle. BMWs can run smoothly for well over one hundred thousand miles if properly maintained. BMW owners are often cautious when selecting a garage and typically obtain service of their vehicle through the BMW dealership directly, or through a well trusted mechanic.
Maintenance can be pricey, but for many owners, the price of maintaining their used vehicle is well worth it especially after the vehicle is fully paid for. So what service will a used BMW need? Typically tire rotation at least each season. BMWs are widely known as the ultimate driving machine,As such, having good tires is imperative to good performance on the road. Having the proper type and size tires for the vehicle can give the driver confidence and reassurance especially in poor driving conditions, such as rain or snow.
There are times when replacing your car’s engine is exactly the right thing to do, and times when it’s definitely a false economy. The question is, how do you know which is which? If the engine goes on your car, or looks like it’s about to soon, you’ve got a big question to answer. Do you replace it, or do you cut your losses and start looking for a new car? You should be able to buy a second-hand or reconditioned engine relatively cheaply from a breakers, but the cost of the engine alone isn’t the only factor to consider. What went wrong? Most engines should manage a good 150,000 miles nowadays, but that distance brings with it a lot of wear and tear to the car as a whole, not just the engine. As far as your engine itself is concerned, some of the major faults that are likely to make [...]
New vehicles can be quite costly not to mention their fast depreciation rates, as such, used vehicles are the perfect way to go for anyone with a limited budget. While investing in a used car is a sensible option, you however need to ensure that the used vehicle is in good condition as it can become quite costly if it has any hidden damage. Here are some do it yourself inspection steps to ensure that the interior and exterior of the vehicle are of premium quality:
Body condition. Check each body panel and the roof, looking for scratches, dents, and rust. Examine the lines of the fenders and doors. Misaligned panels or large gaps can indicate either sloppy assembly at the factory or shoddy repair. The paint color and finish should be the same on [...]
Where should you start with learning more about your car? At the beginning, the end, or anywhere in between. If you are facing a specific issue, then by all means start on that section. We won’t smack your fingers for going out of order. Each section stands on it’s own, so feel free to go it your own way.Here are the main things to consider as you proceed;
Body – Learn how your car’s body is built, cared for, and repaired after an accident.
Brakes – This is critical system which can never be neglected.
Cooling System – Your car’s engine produces a lot of heat, the cooling system removes that heat and keeps the engine in a peak operating temperature range.
Drivetrain – From the clutch to axle, learn how your engines power reaches the ground.
Electrical – Many systems in your car rely on electric power which starts at you battery and [...]
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A car is so much more than a piece of metal, it’s a lifestyle statement that signifies beauty, power, strength, endurance, elegance and performance all wrapped into one polished and refined package.
Buying a car is an important step that signifies not only personal achievement but also growth and enhancement in life it’s a vital process and isn’t as simple as going to the grocery store and picking something up.
The sad reality though is that the number of con men looking to defraud you and steal your hard-earned money is rising every day. People who will come to you purporting to sell you the car of your dreams only to take your cash and leave you high and dry. This is why you have to choose the best company for the job. A company whose reputation precedes it, a company [...]