Britain’s top people carriers: What’s in an MPV?

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Although we’ve not got a patch on the Americans, we British do love our big cars. Jeeps and Land Rovers have been extraordinarily popular in the UK for decades, and even though the city car has risen in popularity recently, there’s still a huge market and demand for people carriers or MPVs.

The innovation in this particular market is extraordinary. The SEAT Alhambra, for example, won the Best MPV gong at the Auto Express Awards in both 2012 and 2013, with a number of technical innovations such as parking sensors and sliding electric doors helping to accentuate the utility side of the vehicle as well as enabling drivers to handle the increased size. Continue Reading →

Don’t skimp on quality when replacing car parts

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Having to make repairs to your vehicle or replace car parts can be a nerve-wracking experience, particularly if you’re not a particularly knowledgeable motorist or mechanic. As soon as something has been modified from its original state, it can seem a little unnerving to know that part of it is not as originally intended or manufactured. That’s why it pays to ensure you have peace of mind when you’re replacing parts on your car.

After all, feeling safe in your car is absolutely essential. When you’re travelling down the motorway at seventy miles an hour, you want to have complete faith in the components which make up your car. When a small child runs out in front of you in town and you have to slam on the brakes, you want to know that the brake pads are from a reputable manufacturer and that you have the best possible chance of avoiding an incident. Continue Reading →

Why isn’t the Replacement of a Windshield Covered by some Car Insurance?

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Damage to a windshield can be both annoying and potentially dangerous if it isn’t fixed in a timely manner. Once a chip occurs it’s very easy for it to spread. If this happens when you’re driving you can see the potential dangers that may occur.

Taking all this into account it can seem unfair that windshield repair is not necessarily included on your car insurance. You should check whether this is the case when you take out your car insurance and decide whether you need any additional coverage. Continue Reading →