With Christmas a mere 4 days away, there are plenty of people who will be making the long drive home over the next couple of days. There will also be lots of people travelling to visit family and friends.
It’s easy to be distracted this time of the year, whether it’s due to excitement about going home or worrying about getting your shopping finished in time. It’s also the time of year in which people make the most serious driving mistakes.
Winter – the time of year we all secretly dread. Yes, winter offers its own beauty but we can all admit that wearing five layers, the constant use of the heating, and worrying about the condition of the paths and roads aren’t exactly enjoyable tasks.
Earlier this year, we pointed out that driving your car without enough petrol in the tank simply isn’t a very good idea if you want to keep your vehicle healthy! But that doesn’t mean that there aren’t a bunch of great strategies for keeping those costs down without risking your car; with that in mind, we’ve gathered up some of the best advice for keeping petrol costs low and also keeping your car healthy…
Whether you’ve just passed your test or have been driving for some time, you may be prone to a few minor mishaps every now and then, such as putting diesel in a petrol car which isn’t great for the engine.
Understanding how to maintain your car is just as important as knowing how to drive if you’re to ensure that you’re safe on the road. Therefore, if there are some things you’ve forgotten, such as how to check your dipstick for oil levels, make sure you refresh your memory!
When it comes to owning your own car, it’s understandable that you’re constantly on the lookout for new ways to get more out of the fuel you put into your car. It’s an expensive upkeep, especially if your car can’t seem to use it as efficiently as possible.
Throughout the endless debate of which is better, petrol or diesel, it seems that for the most part, diesel comes out on top. We even admitted in a previous blog post all of the advantages that come with a diesel engine, and while we still think what we said was true, we have found a part of the argument where petrol comes out on top, and that’s with used cars. Continue reading
Preventing an issue from being able to occur generally saves people a lot of time and money in the long run, and keeping your car up and running is no exception.
All vehicles require regular maintenance in order to stay road worthy, and although you may make the excuse that you “have no time” to carry out the tasks, it’s important to realise you are putting yourself at risk by not performing them.
We’ve probably all been there at some point, accidentally putting petrol in a diesel car, or vice versa, only for our cars to come to an abrupt and spluttering halt just a mile or two down the road. In fact, on average someone puts the wrong fuel in their car every one minute and 45 seconds in the UK, so it’s nothing to be too embarrassed about!
If you call Wrong Fuel then it’ll be nothing more than a slight inconvenience as we come to you to drain the incorrect fuel from your car, fill you up again and then send you on your way.
But why is it our cars stop working and potentially become damaged if we accidentally mis-fuel? Let’s look at the science behind this common gaffe.
Many people around the country are driving around with a fuel tank which is under a quarter full. Even though this triggers a warning light to appear on your dashboard, you are still playing a dangerous game when it comes to the health of your car.
According to a survey carried out by a car insurance company, the Daily Mail has reported that around 827,000 people ignore the warning light which appears when fuel reserves are getting low, with many breaking down as a result.
A new survey has shown that more than half of Britain’s motorists are currently driving their car despite it having faults, causing them to fork out hundreds more pounds than if they had it looked at straight away.
Many of the problems are relatively inexpensive if they’re fixed straight away. But by driving with car issues, motorists are inadvertently causing more damage and facing a heftier cost when they do eventually get it looked at. Continue reading