How Having Kids Impacts Your Relationship With Your Car

When you’re a young independent guy, your car can often feel like one of the most important things in your life. It’s not just the four wheels that you use to get around, it’s a symbol of who you are, of your freedom and independence. The stereotype of a young guy being overly attached to his car might be kind of funny, but it’s also pretty understandable. Of course, as with everything else, that can change pretty drastically when you have a family of your own. Having kids can completely change your priorities in just about every single area of… [Read More]

Why The Safety And Maintenance Of Car Tyres Is So Important

This year has been a very busy year which has involved me driving long distances on a regular basis. This has involved a lot of motorway driving. When I’m driving at speed on what are ever increasing, busy and congested motorways, I like to have the security of knowing that my tyres are all in tip top condition and fully maintained. There is no excuse nowadays why your tyres should not be perfect at all times. Purchasing tyres can be so easy and can be done online with a retailer such as TyrePlus where you input all the information about… [Read More]

What Makes A Family Car?

If you regularly travel with your family, whether down the road or across the state, then you’re going to want to make sure that you have the most suitable family car. Having a safe and reliable car to transport your family from place to place is a must. What makes this kind of car? A Darker Colored Interior Although this probably isn’t the most important aspect, a dark colored interior will keep your car looking better for longer. After all, you don’t want your toddler dropping chocolate on it, or your son’s muddy soccer boots making a mess. Sliding Seats… [Read More]

Great Tips For Selling Your Car

(image: pixabay) Most of us love driving, and the car can be our pride and joy. However, there are times when we tire of our four-wheeled friend, and we long for an upgrade. Follow these guidelines to help you sell your car. Check the competition Depending on the age and type of your car, the value will fluctuate. Older cars, unless they are vintage, won’t sell for a lot of money. However, check classified ads online to see how much similar cars are going for. Prices will still vary dependant on the condition and mileage, but you should still get… [Read More]

Car Costs Driving You Up The Wall?

If you’re always looking for ways to cut the costs of your household, then it might be a good idea to occasionally look outside the house itself. For instance, look at the second most expensive thing in your life: the car. Beyond just buying a car, they constantly come with costs that you can easily cut just by being a bit savvier with them. Photo Credit Know that you’ll need repairs It’s a cost that seems to come out of nowhere, but it doesn’t really. All cars degrade over time and all drivers are likely to get into accidents that… [Read More]

Things to Consider When Buying Your New Car from a Dealership

Image Source Most new drivers will start out by driving with a used car. This isn’t all too surprising. The majority will find that they are less worried about practicing their new skills in something less valuable. After all, a little bump or scrape is much less noticeable on an older car than a spotless, brand new one. But as your confidence grows and your general driving improves, you might start to consider purchasing a car from new. You get to choose the exact brand, model, and size and will feel that this vehicle is truly yours. So where do… [Read More]

Engie Car Maintenance Review 

Car maintenance is something that we maybe we take for granted and for one reason or another we put off servicing to another day. After all the car is running ok no need to get it check. Of course so often that is false economy  and then the car goes wrong and costs so much more to repair.    So imagine you have a device that simply plugs into your car and scans it and tells you if their are any faults with your car. Well it would be a bit like taking your car to garage but you don’t… [Read More]

Making Your Fuel Go Further With Redex 

The months after Christmas can always be a bit tough financially like a lot of people we probably overspent to make sure we had a Christmas that was special. Of course those winter months are when we need to slow down our spending and try to make our money to go a little further. So when I was approached by Redex  to challenge me to make my petrol tank go further I jumped at the chance. As the saying goes if you look after the pennies the pounds will look after themselves. Redex is the UK’s biggest selling fuel additive…. [Read More]

My Sunday Photo 

My Sunday photo this week is our new edition to the family!  After many years of loyal service Puf went to the car crusher in the sky, Goodbye Puf.  So welcome to Thumper, as named by my four year old twin girls. He’s settled in well and is taking us to school and for days out already. I have to admit it was love at first sight for me. I’m even thinking of moving out and living in Thumper 24/7!

Good-Bye Puf 

A few days ago I said good-bye to an old friend called Puf. Well not quite friend, but we had a relationship for over 15 years. I had Puf as soon as he came off the factory line, yes you guessed it! My car, Puf, was a Renault Scenic and we had many good times together, but finally on the 17th of January 2017 her engine stopped moving.  I picked up Puf on the 3rd August 2002 from the car showroom. It was the first time that I bought a new car so it was always going to be a… [Read More]