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20 October 2010
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Winter Checklist | How To Prepare Your Car For The Cold

It feels like only last week that I was writing last year’s winter posts, giving advice about how to drive in the snow, and other such seasonal tit-bits of information. Now, however, the dark cold season is rolling around again, and most of the UK woke up to the job …

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31 August 2010
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Dangerous Car Garages | Which? Reports Garages Missing Faults

It is never good when you take your car for a service, only for something to break just the next week. However, it seems that this may be more of a common problem than previously thought, according to a new report by watchdog Which?.
According to Which?, 87% of firms surveyed …

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16 August 2010
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Vinyl Car Graphics | Decidedly Uncool?

I have noticed a trend recently towards decorating your car. Once upon a time it would be a matter of adding some fluffy dice, or going a million miles in the other direction and kitting out your car with sports kits and generally tacky looking lumps of plastic. Now, however, …

Post thumbnail of Guest Blog | How To Prepare Your Vehicle For A Long Journey
12 August 2010
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Guest Blog | How To Prepare Your Vehicle For A Long Journey

Making a long journey can take its toll on your vehicle. In the summer months many people go away and take their cars with them, perhaps for a holiday in the UK, or maybe a drive around Europe. If this is what you are planning to do then it is …

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9 August 2010
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Custom Paint Job | VW Beetle Ladybird

This VW Beetle is keeping it in the creepy crawly category with this custom paint job. In the spirit of Mondays being our weekly “easy-reading” post, I thought I would share this great design with you!
The VW Bug has become, rather suitably, a full blown Ladybird, or Ladybug if that …

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5 August 2010
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Vauxhall Lifetime Warranty | Is it a Gimmick?

Today Vauxhall released a Lifetime Warranty on their new cars. Essentially this new marketing idea protects your car for the first 100,000 miles (10 years), which is deemed by the car manufacturer to be a fair expectation for a car “lifetime”. According to the marketing spiel on this new idea, …

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28 July 2010
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Fuel Economy | How hard is it to meet the manufacturer’s figures?

Fuel economy. It is all anyone goes on about nowadays – fuel economy, and CO2 emissions.
However, I have come to the conclusion that the figures given out by manufacturers bear very little resemblance to the sort of performance that we actually see in most cars when we, normal everyday people, …

Post thumbnail of How To Restore Your Car’s Colour | Time For A Summer T-Cut
26 May 2010
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How To Restore Your Car’s Colour | Time For A Summer T-Cut

The sun has finally arrived here in the UK! The hot sunny weather has a profound effect on many aspects of British culture – everyone zooms off to the beach at the first chance they get, the air becomes full of the smells of a million BBQs, and we have …

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