What are gas struts and how can you change them?

Have you ever noticed that you can lift the lid of your boot with only a single finger? With all the metal, glass and trim in the boot, how can this be possible? The answer is simple: gas struts. Gas struts are piston-like hinges that support the boot lid at either side, and they don’t…

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What Are the Safest Cars on the Road?

Car safety has come a long way in the last few decades. In 1983, wearing a seat belt became compulsory by law in the UK and saved an estimated 50,000 lives over the next twenty years. In fact, statistics show that there are around 1,000 fewer road-related fatalities than in 1999. In 2000, the government…

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How a BMW Could Be Your Next Car

BMW was recently crowned the best-selling luxury automaker in the world for a tenth consecutive year, finishing above national rivals Audi and Mercedes-Benz. The company sold a record 1.81m cars worldwide in 2014. This was mostly thanks to the growing interest in China, which overtook the company’s homeland of Germany to become its second most…

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Car Scenes in Movies That Girls Love

When you think of car scenes in movies, you think chases, crashes and speed but these aren’t necessarily the only good ones. Everyone loves a good romance scene or a bit of comedy which is exactly what these five examples below show. From classics such as Grease and Titanic up to the pop girl movie…

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BMW’s Take on Electric Cars

Electric cars are slowly becoming more and more popular, but they still have a long way to go. The idea of running out of juice and long charging times puts many buyers off, even if they are in support of ditching petrol and diesel engines for good. The electric car from BMW could make all…

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What does the BMW 3 Series offer business professionals?

When it comes to choosing a company car for the modern-day business professionals, not many fleet managers will look past BMW and its flagship 3 Series. The shape and look of the car is familiar as it has been one of the most popular cars on Britain’s roads over the past couple of decades, but…

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Buying Used: Drive Down Your Motoring Costs

Because of the current economic climate in the UK second hand cars are a more viable option Although some say we are seeing the first green shoots of recovery, the UK economy is far from buoyant. We may not be technically in a recession, but for many people money is still very tight. In times…

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3 Simple Steps To Car Ownership in South Africa

You’ve got money in your pocket and a need for a set of wheels but how do you go about finding and buying a used car in South Africa? The task requires a certain degree of patience and persistence to get the car you want, but the hard work is worth it when you drive…

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Which cities have the best auto insurance rates?

Every place has a different cost of living, and not just with gas either, but with food and residential pricing, too. Your geographical location can also affect your auto insurance rate. Auto rates vary by state and city and can even get as narrowed down as to your exact latitude and longitude. Typically rural areas…

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10 Things to Consider Before Buying a Used Car

Check for the following ten things before buying a used car.   Consider all the available alternatives There is absolutely nothing denying to the fact that cars are more of an expense than an investment. Irrespective of the car model you have or the year you buy in or the location you live in, cars…

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