How To Choose The Perfect Family Car

Priorities for your car change when you have a family. Image via Pexels. Perhaps you wanted to bomb around in a Jeep. Maybe you’ve always dreamed of a sleek sports model like an Audi TT. Whatever your motoring dreams, one things for sure – your idea of the perfect car changes a lot with fatherhood. Suddenly fitting three kids and a dog in requires a very different spec. There is a lot to consider, but buying your perfect family car doesn’t have to be a stressful experience. Don’t Rush Your Decision Car dealerships can be very pressured environments, but whatever… [Read More]

Cost Effective Gift Ideas for a Motor Fanatic

I’ve got one friend, as I think many of us do, who I know I can always call upon when I’m having a motor-related misadventure.  With his HID headlights searing through the urban smog, he’ll blister to my rescue like a fire-fighter racing to battle a blaze. Before I know it there’s a countless array of tools littered across the driveway, my car is jacked up two feet off the ground, and a there’s a diagnostic kit hooked up to a crevice under my dashboard which I never even knew existed.  Thirty-or-so minutes later he finally rolls out from beneath… [Read More]

Giving Your Car That Extra Special Touch

There is nothing more exciting than purchasing a new car. After all, you have probably researched and hunted for the car that is perfect for you for a very long time. That probably involves going online checking specs of many different cars, making sure it’s the right size especially if you have a bunch of kids to drive around or it could be you are going to be the only one in the car for most of the time, which means that maybe you want something smaller or a bit sporty. This of course all takes time which will involve… [Read More]

Road trip plans: 5 ways to get prepared

Whether you’re thinking about a family holiday to the seaside, a romantic getaway with your partner, or a weekend in the city among friends, making plans for a road trip can be extremely exciting. But for some people, there’s also the potential for stress and suffering.  This doesn’t have to be the case though, as long as you organise yourself and are fully prepared for anything. That way, you can simply sit back and enjoy the journey, which is often just as good as the destination itself. Give your car a once-over Every road trip is completely dependent on the… [Read More]

Common Road Trip Obstacles and How to Overcome Them

Going on a road trip is a great opportunity for families to see parts of the country – and perhaps even the world – that they otherwise never get to experience. While a similar experience can be achieved when riding by rail, trains won’t let you stop whenever you spot something interesting in between stations. You could try and kindly ask the engineer but we’ll willing to bet it won’t go over well. Along with the perks of a family road trip are a series of drawbacks. Such is life – but it doesn’t mean it’s okay to simply give… [Read More]

Checking the History When Buying a Used Car

There are many moments in life when you need to change your car. One of the biggest reasons for changing a car is when you decide to have a family. Unfortunately, that trendy, sporty motor is no longer fit for purpose, and you now find that you’ll need a more practical car so that you can fit a child car seat in easily. Of course, in addition to this you’ll also want a good boot size for everything you need to take everywhere you go with a young family. So, when you start your journey of looking for a used… [Read More]

The Top Distractions For UK Drivers

Most accidents on the roads today are caused by drivers being distracted for just a split second. You take your eye off the road for just a moment and then it happens. You have a collision. So when I was recently approached by Lease Car and their campaign #UKDrivingDistractions I was instantly curious as to what the biggest distractions are when driving, and more importantly how many of them I am guilty of. Lease Car have produced an infographic which surveyed 1,000 people to find out what distracted them while they were driving. What made me a bit sad was… [Read More]

New Years Resolutions For Your Car

As the new year begins all of us decide, what our new year resolutions are going to be. It could be to lose a few extra pounds of weight or get ourselves fitter and healthy. Bearing all of that in mind how many of us consider having a few new year resolutions for a very trusted friend that sits on our drive night and day, and let’s be honest is largely ignored because we jump in our car and just expect it to start and nothing goes wrong. Unfortunately that is not always the case our friend, the car needs… [Read More]