Yearly Archives: 2021

Tips on how to Save Fuel when Driving

Posted on September 1, 2021 at 10:39 am

There always seems to be an ever-increasing fuel cost but never an ever-increasing wage!  Here are some tips on how to save fuel when driving that may just help you save a little.

Under-inflated tyres are one of the main reasons for inefficient fuel consumption. Tyres tend to lose air and temperature over time, which uses more fuel as there is more resistance.  It will also lead to the tyres wearing down more quickly.

Don’t drive aggressively and always drive within the speed limit. Increasing your speed also decreases your fuel economy. By driving at a slower speed it will help reduce fuel consumption, thereby helping you to save fuel.

Using your air conditioning also increase fuel costs. This can be taken care of by using the flow-through ventilation, instead of switching on the AC.

By undertaking regular maintenance of your vehicle you can cut down on fuel costs. The maintenance should be done as per the instructions given in the vehicle’s instruction manual.

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Highest Rated Tyres

Posted on May 17, 2021 at 1:15 pm

The type of tyres on your vehicle can make a big difference in your driving experience, safety and vehicle maintenance, so it is important to have good quality tyres. It is key that the tyres on your vehicle perform well in wet and dry conditions, braking, have limited cabin noise, fuel economy and offer a smooth ride. The most common tyre size is 205/55 R16, so this list is based off of this size.

Highest Rated UK Tyres

1. Bridgestone Turanza T005 91 V
2. Continental PremiumContact 6 91V
3. Dunlop Sport BluResponse 91H
4. Falken Ziex ZE310 Ecorun 94V
5. Goodyear EfficientGrip Perf. 2 91H

These five types scored highest in handling during dry and wet conditions, braking in dry and wet conditions, road noise, and the rolling resistance (which determines the amount of fuel consumption based on the tyre). There are other types that also scored quite well, but this list offers the top five.

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Best Sites for Used Car Shopping

Posted on April 27, 2021 at 10:19 am

The way in which we buy used cars has changed a great deal over the years with more and more people turning to the online markets, as opposed to stopping by a local used car dealership. The pandemic has pushed even more business online, even those that would not have normally shopped for vehicles online. If you are wondering where to start shopping for your next used vehicle online, here are a few excellent sites to check out for buying used cars.

1. AutoTrader- is probably the most popular and reputable with a user-friendly interface and very large selection, so you can find just what you are looking for.

2. Motors- is a close second for UK shoppers. It is known for its user-friendly website and good visuals.

3. Yes Auto- is somewhat newer to the industry but still quite well liked with it’s 360 panoramic VR tech and the ability for users to rate cars on what aspects matter most to them.

Any of these three sites would be excellent choices for finding your next used vehicle.

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What are the Signs that My Oil Needs Changing?

Posted on April 11, 2021 at 1:08 pm

Oil changes are an essential way to keep your vehicles engine in great shape and prolong its life. Often it is recommended to change your oil after every 3,000 miles or every three months. Modern day cars typically have excellent oil sensors that will tell you when you should change your oil and it is always good to visually check your oil every 1,000 miles or before setting off on a long journey. There are also some signs that your vehicle may exhibit if the oil needs changing such as:

• The oil is thick or black
• The oil is coarse or gritty
• The change oil light comes on in the dashboard
• The oil level keeps dropping
• You hear increased engine noise
• The car is overheating
• You smell burning oil
• The engine is difficult to start

If you experience any of these indicators signs, you should change your as soon as possible to avoid any damage to the engine.

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