Issues with sourcing parts

Sourcing your own car parts is fairly easy if you know what you are looking for. Many consumers have realised that they can save a huge chunk on parts if they do the research and find buy them separately and ask a garage to fit them. There are a few issues when doing this though that you should be aware of. Some mechanics and garages will refuse to fit parts that they have n...
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Renting a car before you buy

If you are considering buying a new car and have been to a car dealership then you have most probably been offered a test drive. A test drive usually consist of the sales person driving the car on a set route and then switching and allowing you to drive it the rest of the way. This allows you to test the car from a passenger’s and a driver’s point of view. This is a great wa...
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Porsche 911

The Porsche 911 is one of the world’s most iconic sports cars and with a new model on the market it looks set to remain as popular as ever. There are several things that are synonymous with the 911, beyond the legendary build quality and performance pedigree that Porsche is famous for. The combination of rear mounted boxer engine (the famous flat-6 that gives a lower centre of ...
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Fast cars and bad weather: A recipe for trouble

The onset poor winter weather is often a signal to stow the sports car away in the garage under its blanket and resign yourself to several months of dull, sensible driving. A powerful engine and rear wheel drive set up don’t lend themselves to driving in the snow and ice as you’re much more likely to fall victim to snap oversteer than a nice, sensible front wheel or four wheel ...
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Damage to a rental car

If you are considering renting a car then you should be aware of the costs involved if you damage it. All rental companies should go through the rental agreement with you in detail prior to you signing it and if there is anything you do not understand, that is the time to ask. Most rental cars carry an excess that you will have to pay should you cause damage to the vehicle. ...
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