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15 March 2014
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Guest Post – Maintaining Your BMW

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 …

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20 February 2014
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Car Advice: When should you replace your engine?

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 …

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4 May 2012
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Road Tax | Think You’re Exempt? Think Again

Tax Free?
Have you recently purchased an eco-friendly vehicle on the premise that it is exempt from paying road tax? Well we hate to break it to you, but by 2016 you’re going to be paying over the odds like the rest of us!
The government plans to reduce the road text …

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3 May 2012
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In This Weather | Choosing The Right Tires

When everything is dry, and sunny, it is very easy to forget about car maintenance. Nothing leaks, there aren’t any howling gales in the cabin. You have no need to change the windscreen wipers to stop them smearing, and the only problem is the broken air conditioning. Outside the car, …

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23 March 2012
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Petrol Prices | Better Start Walking To The Shops…

Fuel prices are at an all time high as the average cost for a litre of unleaded petrol in the UK currently sits at 140.20 pence, an increase of around 8p since the start of the year.
Diesel prices are also particularly high, resting at 146.72p per litre.  The AA state …

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12 January 2012
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Automotive Fundamentals 101 | What is Torque?

Do you love cars, but struggle with the lingo? Perhaps all that automotive jargon is making it difficult to feel as passionate about the Automotive industry. Here at THE Blog About Cars we know how scary and impenetrable the world of petrolheads is – and we want to make it easy for you to …

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10 November 2011
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Costly Fuel | Fuelling Your Car Is Becoming Dangerously Costly

Fuel is a big problem at the minute, and it’s led to a lot of media coverage lately. Survey results are not only showing figures representing the 20% price increase on last year and the forecasted 4p increase for the next according to the AA, but they are now also …

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9 November 2011
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MOT Free | Classic Cars To Become MOT-less?

The Government has revealed propped plans to scrap MOT requirements for cars built before 1960, which could be reduced to 1945 or even 1920 with other proposals in an attempt to maintain a level of safety. The proposals come due to a suggested lack of need to have an MOT …

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27 October 2011
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Reliable Cars | Honda’s Story of Million Mile Joe and His 1990’S Accord

Now you might think you’ve driven your car for miles, but wait until you hear about an American named Joe LoCicero. Not only has Joe been driving the same 1990’s Honda Accord for 15 years, but in that time he’s managed to accumulate a mind-blowing 1,000,000 miles; earning him the …

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24 October 2011
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Crushing News | Just How Dangerous Is High-Speed Driving?

Fifth Gear; Five’s ‘equivalent’ to Top Gear has been doing some extreme testing on an everyday Ford Focus. They hooked up the aforementioned Ford to a winch; slinging the car at 120mph towards its target.
As you can see from the video (below) hitting something solid when travelling so fast means …

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