• October 10, 2013 /  Uncategorized

    If you own a vehicle which is more than three years old, you’ll know that having it MOT tested annually is a legal requirement. Additionally, a full service history is important if you want to recoup the maximum value possible should you ever come to sell the car.

    The problem for most people is that they’re not quite sure how much they should be paying for an MOT or service, or what constitutes a good deal.

    Here is a quick tip for saving £££s when booking your MOT or service – book online.

    Through the use of sites such as AutoVillage.co.uk and CarSite.co.uk, you can compare the prices offered by different service centres.

    It couldn’t be easier – all you have to do at a comparison site is enter the make and model of your vehicle as well as your postcode, the rest is done for you. A list of garages in your area will be generated, complete with comprehensive pricing information. It allows you to quickly and efficiently determine where you can get the cheapest deal for your car.

  • February 19, 2013 /  Car Stuff

    One of the biggest questions a person faces when buying a car is whether they should purchase a new model or a used one. There are various arguments that can be made for both sides, and in many cases it just comes down to personal preferences.

    However, not everybody actually considers the full facts when purchasing a vehicle. They can be swayed by pretty colours, deceiving prices and conniving salesmen. Our aim is to provide you with some solid information which will hopefully allow you to make the right choice. In this case we’ve given our top reasons for buying a used car.

     

    Cheaper

    With many other driving expenses to pay for such as road tax, MOT and servicing, insurance and fuel, why not save some money on the actual list price of your vehicle? You will pay a lot less for a second hand Fiat Punto car than a brand new Ford Fiesta.

     

    Depreciation

    Remember that as soon as you purchase a new vehicle, it immediately becomes a used vehicle and as such you are certain to lose money should you come to sell it years down the line. Used cars depreciate much less quickly however; you could buy one and drive it for a year, then recoup nearly the full price you paid for it.

     

    Cheaper Parts

    Should you have an accident or a collision which is your fault, you may have to pay for a new bumper or something else. Used car parts are much cheaper than new ones.

     

    More Options

    There is significantly more choice when purchasing a used car. If you are set on a Ford Focus, there is only ever going to be one new model at a time where as you can choose from several different generations if you opt for a used one.

     

    Insurance

    Insuring a new vehicle can rather pricey, especially if it is a premium car such as a Mercedes or BMW. You will save £££s on the insurance premium for a used model.used-fiat-punto-013545370995227

  • February 15, 2013 /  Car Stuff

    In modern society, almost everybody who is above the age of 17 is either learning to drive or has a license and owns a car. This has led to a vast reduction in the amount of walking that we as nation do compared with say, 50 years ago.

    It is all too easy to drive to places – you get there quicker, it isn’t tiring and you can relax to music from your stereo. But do we drive too much?

    At NAIT5 we are crazy about cars but even we believe that not enough walking takes place, so here are our top reasons for doing a little extra walking – even if it is just a few minutes a week.

    Exercise

    Walking is an excellent form of exercise and is good for your general health. You get little to no exercise sitting behind the wheel of a car, so get some fresh air.

    Money

    Walking saves plenty of money on fuel, so if you can walk then why don’t you? Considering all the other costs that come with driving, such as insurance, road tax and servicing as well as new car parts should you have an accident, saving money on fuel is important.

    Environmentally Friendly

    We all know that unless you drive an all-electric vehicle, you’ll be polluting the environment whenever you get behind the wheel. More walking means less CO2 in the atmosphere.

    Summer Time

    When the suns out in summer it’s the perfect chance to get out in that breeze and walk somewhere! Why would you want to get into the stuffy cabin of a Volkswagen Polo when you can stroll in your sunglasses?sunwalkerss