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Top tips for safe winter driving

Posted on 17 December 2015 by Tony Santos

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Driving in winter weather can be daunting. Ice, snow, mist, and fog all create less than ideal road conditions. Even for experienced drivers, these conditions can prove challenging, so you should be even more vigilant if you’re still new to driving. In the Department for Transport’s 2014 report, 251 people were seriously injured in UK road accidents involving snow or ice. In light of this, we have listed some of the best tips for safe winter driving below. Continue reading “Top tips for safe winter driving” »

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Buying a second-hand car: Problems and solutions

Posted on 04 December 2015 by Tony Santos

Buying a second-hand car makes a good deal of financial sense because cars depreciate, on average, by 15–35% in their first year alone (according to this study by the Money Advice Service) — and up to 50% by the end of their third year. Buying a used car helps avoid this extreme depreciation of value. It should also ensure better value, as you are only paying for a functional car, and not for the status of ‘brand-new car’ and the cost associated with that. There are possible pitfalls in buying a second-hand car, however, so we’ve gathered together some tips on how to avoid the most common problems. Continue reading “Buying a second-hand car: Problems and solutions” »

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