5 Important Tips When Buying a Used Car Without a Mechanic

5 Important Tips When Buying a Used Car Without a Mechanic

Unless you have a very good understanding of how cars work, it is preferable you take a mechanic with you when going to see a used car you’re planning on buying. However this is not always practical because it can cost a lot of money. The AA charges £142 for a vehicle inspection but you can get a local mechanic do the necessary checks for you for around £80. Still, it’s very rare you’ll be purchasing the first car yo...

gices - 29 Sep 2014
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Learner Driver Resources

Learner Driver Resources

As a learner driver, there are many things you need to know before you get behind the wheels. This is why we've put together all the information you require to make things easy for you. Before you start learning to drive Applying for your provisional licence Finding a reputable driving instructor Getting insured on your parents/friends/relatives' car Rules you need to adhere to Driving manoeuvres you need to m...

gices - 28 Dec 2013
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The rules for learner drivers

The rules for learner drivers

You should never assume but should know for sure what is required by law for you as a learner driver. Failure to comply may result in you getting penalty points and/or being fined. There are 4 simple rules you need to obey to stay out of trouble. # Rule 1 – Hold a valid provisional licence This may seem obvious but a lot of people have been stopped by the police and found to be learning to drive without being in...

gices - 12 Dec 2013
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How to save on fuel and get more miles per gallon

How to save on fuel and get more miles per gallon

The cost of fuel is constantly rising and we're getting lesser and lesser miles per gallon (MPG) for the same price each year. Therefore it becomes necessary to find ways to make more efficient use of the fuel we're putting in our cars. Adopt an efficient driving style Driving at high speeds and braking sharply increases fuel consumption, so it's better to: drive at the recommended speed - at 60mph you use 9% l...

gices - 14 Oct 2013
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How to fix a car cigarette lighter that’s not working

How to fix a car cigarette lighter that’s not working

When the tyre inflator I ordered from eBay arrived, I was very excited to try it as soon as but I never thought that would uncover a hidden problem in my car. The moment I plugged it into my car lighter and didn’t see the product’s LCD illuminate when I switched the ON button, I thought it was strange. I tried everything I could, and referred to the manual and the Internet several times to no avail. I honestly though...

gices - 02 Sep 2013
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The toughest countries to sit your driving test and get your licence

The toughest countries to sit your driving test and get your licence

Finland The steps to get a Finnish driving licence are as follows: Basic Training – This involves 18 hours of instructed driving and 19 classroom lessons (45 minutes each) as well as 20 self study modules. Once those are completed, you need to pass a computerised theory test and a 30 mins driving test in the city which then entitles you to a short term driving licence valid for 2 years. Practising Period – This co...

gices - 12 Aug 2013
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Driving Test Change History

Driving Test Change History

Every now and then, new changes are brought to the UK driving test which affects mostly learner drivers. Those changes are meant for the greater benefit of everyone as they improve safety on our roads by empowering new drivers with better skills which consequently should reduce the number of accidents and injuries. Upcoming / Proposed Changes The following rules are in discussion at the moment and the government ma...

gices - 22 May 2013
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Fix It Pro Scratch Repair Pen Review

Fix It Pro Scratch Repair Pen Review

No matter how careful you are with your vehicle, at some point or the other, you will start to notice scratches appearing on the paintwork. It could be when you were parked at the supermarket to do your shopping, someone opened their vehicle’s door a bit too far and that caused one of your front doors to be scratched in the middle. For me, the worst part of my car was around the door handle area and I guess a lot of ...

gices - 12 Apr 2013
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Are self driving cars safer and better?

Are self driving cars safer and better?

Futuristic as it may sound but self driving cars are a reality today thanks to new technologies. The famous Google car is already in use in 3 states of the USA namely California, Nevada and Florida and although we’re not sure when that’s going to be available to us British citizens, scientists at the Oxford University have developed their own version of an autonomous car. The benefits Less accidents - This would...

gices - 04 Mar 2013
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How to play music from your iPhone / iPod through your car radio

How to play music from your iPhone / iPod through your car radio

Last time I checked, I had around 500 songs on my iPhone and that number keeps growing on everyday as I find new songs to add to my playlist. I must admit I always carry my smartphone everywhere I go because it has all the functionalities I use – calling, texting, camera, music, internet browser and other amazing apps. However the only caveat was I couldn’t listen to the songs when I was driving because my car has on...

gices - 04 Feb 2013
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