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During the Christmas period, it is easy to get carried away with alcohol, what with all the get-togethers, Christmas parties and high spirits. Alcohol has become a big part of celebrating during festivities, which is no problem if you are having a party in your house or are able to walk home, but if you are driving, you should not even think twice about going over the limit.
Winter is that unique time of the year when your car tyres get tested the most. Winter tyres should have exceptional stopping grip and power on even the most challenging road conditions including ice, snow and wet roads. Long-wear life and traction on dry, cold roads are also required. There are thousands of styles of different winter tires from various brands. However, the two things that can never mix are icy roads and regular summer tyres. Nonetheless, if you are contingent on used cars to transport you despite the weather, what should you do to keep moving even when the temperatures drop? Investing in a collection of winter tires is the apparent answer.
Protecting your car is something that is not only mandatory in the form of insurance, but is something we all would prefer to do; so why not turn a now unused smartphone into a tool that can protect your investment in the long run?
Vehicles plying through London’s congestion zone already bear the brunt of a £11.50 congestion charge, which was introduced earlier in an effort to regulate traffic flow and curb air pollution. Despite best efforts, air quality in the capital continues to deteriorate, reportedly causing premature death of nearly 9,000 residents each year and severely affecting the health of both adults and kids. In a measure to further control pollution, a new “toxicity charge” aka T-Charge has been recently slapped on cars, vans, buses, coaches and HGVs that do not conform to Euro 4 emission standards.
Thinking of buying a used car? Whilst the internet makes it easier than ever to browse and search for cheap used cars, it is often hard to know if you are making a good choice, or if you are really getting value for money. Buying used cars from private sellers can be a daunting and risky process for many reasons, we explain why you should stick with trade garages when buying your next used car.