Few Reasons Why You Should Use Man and Van Services in London

Posted by Admin on September 27, 2014 with No Comments

Man and van services have been present on the market for years. Every city in UK has dozens of services like these. Of course, London is the city with the largest number of man and van service providers. Now let’s see why you should use man and van services in London.

First of all, even if the things you are moving are not very heavy they may be large and you will need to use a van to transport them. Every van and man London based service has a van that can transport almost any type of furniture.

By choosing to use a service like this you won’t need to worry about the transportation – you don’t need to hire a van you don’t have to worry about the fuel etc. Besides that the drivers of these vans are usually experienced and they know how to transport any type of items carefully and they know how to park a van in a proper way.

Some man and van service providers are offering short-term storage space for people that are still looking for a new place and don’t know where to place their belongings.

You can always hire a big moving company but man and van services are more personal. This is very important because you can tell everything you need to one person and there is one person responsible for the whole process. In this way you will know that he will do everything he can to finish this process quickly and without any mistakes.

5 Cars Worth Waiting for in 2015

Posted by Admin on September 26, 2014 with No Comments
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Are you in the market for a brand new car? Well, you just might want to wait a tad bit longer before purchasing, because the most anticipated car models of 2015 are almost here!

Best Buy Auto Equipment put their car enthusiasts to work to find the hottest upcoming cars in 2015. After scouring the internet, magazines, and talking to other car enthusiast they put together a list that includes the Lamborghini Huracan, Subaru WRX STI, and the Ford Mustang. These models, as well as all new 2015 car models are expected to hit dealer lots no later than October 1. Do you have your heart set on a Honda Civic or Toyota Tundra? Keep reading, we just might change your mind.

First up on our list is the all new Ford Mustang. What can you anticipate? This year’s model is built with independent rear suspension instead of its traditional solid axle as well as a 2.3-liter EcoBoost for an amped up four-cylinder engine.  Best Buy Auto Equipment learned that production began on September 2nd at an assembly plant in Flat Rock, Michigan, so you will not have to wait much longer. Last year, the plant beefed up their production facilities and invested $555 million in expanding their facility and new technology for painting, dirt detection  and more. Ford also updated their highly sought after F-150.  You may or may not know this, but more F- series trucks from Ford were sold in 2013 than the total amount of minutes that year.

Do you prefer a sedan to a coupe? Then you’ll want to pay close attention to the all new Subaru WRX STI. When it comes to the new STI, Subaru went back to the drawing board! This year a sedan will be the only option available, however it’s packed with 305-HP, 6-speed manual transmission and a 2.5- liter four-cylinder engine. It’s worth a test drive if you have never driven a Subaru before.

Last on our list, but certainly not least is the Lamborghini Huracan. Not sure how to pronounce it? Don’t worry, we’re here to help you.  It’s pronounced “Who-rah-KHAN.”  What can you expect? This model features a 5.2-liter V-10 engine with 8500 RPM. Its lap time is anticipated to be 2-seconds faster than the Lamborghini Gallardo. The Huracan is also built with an aluminum chassis while carbon fiber was used to build the transmission tunnel and rear bulkhead. All in all, we’re mostly excited about a few of its interior features, including how to start the car, all you’ll have to do is flip the bright-red flap covering the start button. Which cars do you think will be the biggest sellers in 2015?

Talon Board to Revolutionize Lightweight Travelling

Posted by Admin on September 9, 2014 with No Comments

 

It seems like in today’s society, travelling is getting harder and harder as each day passes. Due to high gas costs in many countries from all around the world, but also because of environment issues, it just seems like travelling short distances with the help of a car is no longer a suitable option for many people.

kickstartHowever, things are about to change as a new campaign on Kickstarter aims at making travelling much easier with the help of something known by the name of the Talon Board. While many may not figure out what this is at first glance, the Talon Board is basically a longboard with an electrically powered motor that people can use to travel short distances at a pretty nice speed. The Talon Board has a 2250 watt electric motor which is combined with a high quality board and intelligent electronics. Bringing all of these aspects together results in a portable vehicle that is capable of travelling at speeds of up to 22 miles per hour on flatland or hills without any struggles whatsoever. What’s even better is the fact the average urban vehicle trip length is only 8 miles and the Talon Board is capable of traveling up to 9 miles on a single charge. That’s right, the average commuter can make all of his/her trips on an environmentally friendly electric longboard- the Talon Board.

When it comes down to portability, it is safe to assume that this electric skateboard deserves a round of applause as it only weighs a mere 12 pounds and is simply as small as a skateboard, which is basically the smallest size a vehicle can be. It can be taken to class, to an office, to a shop, or just about anywhere else that a user may need to travel to. Another feature that must be mentioned is the fact that the Talon Board can also be ridden at night, thanks to its powerful and energy efficient dual ultra-bright LED headlights. This significantly improves the safety of night time riding and the Talon Board is the only electric skateboard on the market that incorporates headlights.

Some people may be asking themselves questions about how it feels to ride it and how to control it. Well, the Talon Board is as responsive as a normal skateboard, but also intuitively controllable. Thanks to the help of modified wireless Wii Nunchuck controllers, this board can easily be steered and have its settings adjusted without any trouble, making it great for longboard novices. Accelerating, braking, and cruise control are just some of the features built in to the controller.

While it may have a powerful motor, it turns out that it is extremely energy efficient. It is calculated that the board can travel a stunning 3000 miles for less than $5 in electricity costs, which is incredibly cheap when compared to the cost that a car would bring if driven for such a high number of miles.

All, in all the Talon Board is suitable for solving many of the problems that today’s transportation has. It is time efficient, cost effective and environmentally friendly, thus making a great electrical skateboard that anyone can have the privilege of enjoying at a fair price.

While this may seem like it is coming out of a sci-fi movie, the Talon Board is actually real and there is only one thing standing between it and the hands of anyone who would like to own one: the fact that money needs to be raised in order to allow it to be created in bigger numbers and distributed to the world. The makers of the Talon Board are looking to raise $42,000 in order to bring the board to market. Anyone who is interested in backing up this project and getting their hands on this vehicle do so right here.

 

The advantages of hiring a professional moving company in London

Posted by Admin on June 23, 2014 with No Comments

If you are one of those people who are planning to move from their current location, you should know that this is a complex process. You basically have two options – moving on your own or hiring a professional moving company.

When we talk about hiring the services of a London based moving company, many people think that these services are useful. They already have friends and family members who can help them, so why spend money on moving. Although this may be true there are several advantages of using professional moving companies that will make you change your mind. First of all, with the help of a professional moving company you will save a lot of valuable time. They will take care of all your belongings and carefully divide them into categories. Since they are professionals they will do this very fast.

Furthermore, besides the time you will also save money. This might be a surprise for many people but if you calculate the trips from your old home to your new place and calculate the money spent on gas you will know what we are talking about. Professional moving companies have trucks and they can easily transport your belongings using the cargo space in the best possible way. You won’t need to rent a moving van. On top of that, you will know that your stuff are perfectly safe, because the professionals that work in these companies know how to transport items without causing any damage.

If you are looking for a London based moving company that can provide outstanding service we suggest you hire Man and Van moving service.

Protecting Yourself When Driving Your Car in Wet Weather

Posted by Admin on June 15, 2014 with No Comments
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If you have your car checked and serviced regularly then you will have tyres and wiper blades changed frequently, to ensure your safety. If your car does not have a yearly service, you must check these yourself. If you don’t they can put you and your passengers at risk. If you drive a lot in wet weather your car will not be safe, which could cause a serious accident.

After a heavy down pour of rain, puddles and in some places flooded roads can occur. If your car’s tyre tread is thin, it will not accommodate water accumulation. When the tyres are thin they will hydroplane or more simply ride up over a layer of water. They will then lose contact with the road surface, which will feel like you are driving on ice as your car slides around.

You can check the depth of your tyre tread, by using a penny. Place your penny into the grooves on the tyre. If most of the penny does not fit into the tread then the tyre is going to need replacing. When your tyres are getting quite bald, it will prevent you from braking and stopping at a safe distance. Especially in wet weather, as there could be a danger that you could go into a skid. Having poor tyres could put everyone in your car, and those around you in danger.

When driving around in heavy rain it will reduce the driver’s visibility when it comes to looking at the road, as well as seeing pedestrians on the road side. It is said, that 90% of driving involves having good vision, which is why the windscreen and windows should be cleaned regularly. If the windscreen wipers are worn or the blade is loosely hanging then this can smear and streak the glass. One out of five cars have wiper blades that need replacing.

If you are planning on replacing your own wiper blades, it doesn’t need to be an expensive job, and it’s easy too. There again if you are unsure you can take it to your nearest garage, and if they have your car’s make and model in stock, they will fit them while you wait.

Nowadays if you have your car serviced every year, they will ask you if there are any problems. These questions usually include the condition of your wiper blades. You can tell them to replace them straight away if they are worn, which saves everyone time. It is best to be safe than sorry.

Getting the best deal on your part exchange car

Posted by Admin on May 2, 2014 with No Comments
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Part exchanging your car at a dealership can be a quick, convenient and economical way of changing your vehicle. No matter whether you are downsizing to a smaller car, upgrading to a bigger engine or just swapping for a newer model, a part exchange car is a great way of saving time and money.

With a part exchange car, you are effectively swapping your old vehicle for a new one, and paying the difference. One obvious advantage to this is that you can drive to your local car dealership or car supermarket in your current vehicle and drive away in your new car on the same day.

This is much quicker and far less hassle than trying to sell your car privately, either through classified adverts or on online auction sites such as eBay, which can be expensive and lead to time wasting or buyers trying to drive down the agreed price. With a part exchange car at a car supermarket or dealership, you are not only guaranteed a fair price, the benefits of a warranty and expert advice, but you’ll have a large range of new models to choose from, test and drive away.

In order to get the best part exchange car deal, there are some simple things to keep in mind. Firstly, always take your car to a reputable dealer with an excellent trading history and good customer reviews. Secondly, do some research into how much your car might be worth (remembering to factor in mileage, condition of the car etc) and thirdly, go armed to the car supermarket with all your old car’s paperwork. This includes service history, MoT certificates and logbook. It’s also advisable to clean your car and empty it of any personal possessions, after all, you want your car looking at its best in order to get the highest price.

Certain things can affect the price offered for a part exchange car, such as lack of MoT, incomplete service history, damage and mechanical faults. Obviously, the better condition your car is in, the better price you will get in the exchange.

Let Unbeatable Car take the stress out of buying a part exchange car

Unbeatable Car are a large car supermarket in Portsmouth, with an impressive range of new, used and nearly new cars. They offer fair and transparent pricing for your part exchange car, made by experts rather than a computer and their car supermarket in Portsmouth is within easy reach of most of the South of England. In addition, as members of Trading Standards, you can guarantee an honest and trustworthy service.

To start the part exchange process, simply provide Unbeatable Car with your current car details for an initial valuation and search online to see the extensive range of new cars that you could be exchanging for. Then just drive your car down to the Portsmouth car supermarket showroom and let the friendly and knowledgeable team take you through the simple process.

How to find the best Minibus hire company in Manchester?

Posted by Admin on April 29, 2014 with No Comments

Hiring a minibus can be very helpful especially in big cities like Manchester. Thanks to the minibus you can travel with your sports team on some distant location or if you are having some kind of celebration you and your friends can stay together and travel to some event without being separated. As you can see minibuses can be very useful and all you need to do is find a good minibus hire company. Since there are dozens of minibus companies in Manchester finding the best one can be a little bit difficult. However, there are few tips that can help you find the best minibus hire company in Manchester.

If you know some friends or relatives that have used this kind of service, it is a good idea to ask them about their experience. If they used the minibus for similar purposes like yours and they were satisfied there is no reason why you should not hire the same company.

Another thing that you can do is search the internet. This is probably the quickest and most convenient way to find a service like this. The searching process is very easy and you only need to type minibus hire Manchester in the search box and you will instantly see many results. Once you get the results browse few of them and search for online reviews or maybe some forums where people share their experiences with certain companies.

Finally, get a quote and get the background of the driver because you need to be sure that you will get a professional driver that knows his job.

Tips And Strategies For Auto Insurance

Posted by Admin on April 8, 2014 with No Comments
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There are hundreds of different auto insurance companies out there competing for your business, but most people do not take the time necessary to compare these companies and to find out which insurer is offering the best package. Check out these auto insurance tips to help you make the right insurance choice.

When considering extras for your auto insurance, you can most likely do without the car rental added to your insurance. You will pay nearly £50 a year for rental insurance, when that is the same cost for renting a car for one to two days. Also, your rental car is most likely already covered under your policy, anyhow.

If you have a shiny new car, you won’t want to drive around with the evidence of a fender bender. So your auto insurance on a new car should include fully comprehensive insurance.. That way, your car will stay looking good longer. However, do you really care about that fender bender if you’re driving an old beater? Since the UK only require 3rd party liability insurance, and since collision is expensive, once your car gets to the “I don’t care that much how it looks, just how it drives” stage, drop the fully comprehensive and you will usually benefit by getting very cheap car insurance quotes.

Students are usually offered a lot of discounts when it comes to auto insurance. If you’re a student looking to save money on a policy, check out resident student discounts. These discounts are for students who only use their vehicles during the weekends, holidays and summer months. You can save some big money with this discount.

If you’re currently receiving a no-claims discount for an auto insurance company, it is important that you protect this. Only file a claim if it is absolutely necessary, because once you file a claim with your insurer, your rates could increase instantly by up to 75%. Filing claims should be saved for a real accident and injury.

If you do not have a vehicle yet, be sure to think about what the insurance premium will be for the type of car that you will buy. The type of car that you drive plays a great part in calculating your premium. Your insurance premium will be higher if you own a sports car or a car that is high in value.

If you are putting less than 20% down on your car, make sure to look into getting GAP car insurance. Should you have an accident while you are still in the first year or two of payments, you may end up owing the bank more money than you would receive in a claim.

When you report your annual driving mileage to your insurance company, resist the temptation to nudge your figure down. Lower mileage translates to lower premiums, and mileage seems to be something insurers cannot verify. But they can verify it: Insurers will use service reports to check your mileage when you submit a claim. This is the worst possible time to be in dispute with your insurer; avoid the possibility by reporting mileage honestly.

The amount of competition can make your head spin if you’re not sure how to approach insurance in general. These tips deal specifically with auto insurance and the many ways you can work to save money over the life of your policy. Follow them closely if you want those savings to really pile up.

Mechanical checks before you take your car to the garage for it’s mot

Posted by Admin on March 4, 2014 with No Comments
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It tends to be something quite simple that will cause your car to fail its mot – things like a broken indicator bulb or worn tyres.  These things are very easy to spot and also to rectify before you actually take your car to the garage.  All it takes for a few simple checks and with our pre-garage mot checklist you should be able to save a lot of time and also money if you are able to prepare some minor things yourself.

There are no difficult mechanical repairs which will result from this checklist just simple maintenance tasks which account for over 80 percent of mot failures in the uk.

 

Testing the vehicles electrical equipment

 

Make sure that if you have abs and airbag warning lights that they are working correctly.  Normally when you first set your ignition on the light will appear and then disappear to show you that the warning lights are functioning.  Turn your lights on and check that none of the bulbs have blown in the front or rear and get a friend to tell you if your rear brake lights are working correctly.  The same goes with your fog lights and all for indicator bulbs.

A quick check of your windscreen and mirrors

 

The windscreen should be free of any cracks and damage within the driver’s viewing area. If you have a small stone chip this may be acceptable if it is under a critical diameter, or does not appear immediately in the drivers field of vision.  Your wing mirrors and the rear view mirror must simply be secure and in a position so that you can clearly see behind your car.

 

Seatbelt check

 

A quick function test should be all that is required – put simply do they work as designed?  No crash test required!  Just pull them down, plug them in and check that they function correctly.

 

Car tyres and wheel checks

 

Have a quick walk around your car and have a look at your tires.  Without even checking the depth of the tread carefully you should be able to see quickly if there is any cause for concern regarding the wear on your tread.  If you think your tires maybe worn beyond their limit you make check them using a special tool.

 

Testing your brakes

 

Simply pull your handbrake and check that it is easy to set. Make sure that the car is parked on a hill when you do this and there is no movement in the vehicle.  In the same way you should test your foot break buy driving in a safe area, pressing your brakes and making sure the vehicle stops quickly. Ensure there are no strange noises and the car does not pull to the left or right when braking. If you live in a hilly place like Malvern then this check should be given extra emphasis. An garage carrying out an MOT in Malvern will invariably pay extra attention to brakes.

 

Checking for obvious rust

 

Walk around the vehicle and look for rust spots in the chassis.  A little bit of rust is not normally a problem however if it compromises the strength and structure of the vehicle then this will certainly cause you to fail your mot.  You should also have a look inside the vehicle for any obvious signs of rust in foot panels and doors.

 

Testing your steering

Take your car for a quick drive and test your steering carefully. You should not be able to feel any vibrations coming through the steering wheel into your hands.  Also there should be no unusual noises when you’re stealing the car to the left or right.  When the car is stationary if you push and pull on the steering wheel and try and move it left, right, up and down, there should be no free play in the steering wheel at all.

 

And finally…

 

if you should find any problems with your vehicle then an easy way to get it fixed is to take it to your local garage mechanic for an MOT Test.  You may find that this costs you some money but you should remember that the point of an mot is to keep your car safe.  The best person to make sure you are safe in your car is a qualified mechanic inspection to ensure it passes its mot.  Of course you may try and rectify many of these simple problems yourself and there are many youtube videos and online tutorials to help you do this. Good luck!

Used Car Safety: Items to Have When Going on Holiday

Posted by Admin on January 22, 2014 with No Comments
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One of the best aspects of owning a quality used car is that they will allow you to expand your horizons and visit locations around the country or even across the world that you may have never seen before.  Assuming that you have recently purchased a quality used vehicle through companies such as Carcraft, you may very well be contemplating packing your luggage for a weekend getaway.  While making certain that the vehicle is in working order is naturally a priority, you also need to be aware of some basic items that should always be present in the event of an emergency.  Let us look at a handful of the most important.

 

GPS

 

While newer used cars are likely to come equipped with a global positioning system, older models may require one to be installed.  These handy devices will feed the vehicle’s information into a global network of satellites and you will thereafter be able to pinpoint your location to within a few metres.  Obviously, GPS systems are highly useful when travelling to an unfamiliar region.

 

Maps

 

Although some may choose to do away with maps in favour of the aforementioned GPS system, such modern electronics can sometimes fail or you may travel out of their normal range.  A physical map is a great item to make certain that even if your GPS system is down, you will still be able to navigate.

 

Safety Devices

 

Even the best used cars can suffer flat tyres, unforeseen breakdowns or may simply fall victim to inclement weather.  So, it is always better to be safe than sorry.  Make certain that the vehicle is equipped with road flares, a reflective triangle, a torch with batteries, blankets and a few litres of bottled water.  These simple amenities can actually be of great use during any unexpected incident.

 

First Aid Kit

 

Once again, a first aid kit is an elective item that a used car will usually not be equipped with.  Nonetheless, even the most basic of first aid kits is essential in the unlikely event of an injury or accident.  Also, never forget that should you come across another motorist, he or she may need medical attention.  Thees kits are cheap and can be easily stored in the boot of your car or in the glove compartment.

 

Mobile Phone

 

When travelling long distances (especially abroad), you may find yourself driving along long and desolate roads; sometimes there may not be a service station for miles in either direction.  If we combine this with a pronounced lack of traffic, you can easily appreciate the need for a mobile device.  You will be able to call for a tow, contact emergency authorities and even speak with other friends or family members to let them know that you are safe.

 

Although most reputable dealers such as Carcraft will certainly provide a trustworthy and reliable used vehicle, it is always important to remember that these previously mentioned items are great to have nearby when planning your next excursion.  They will cost very little and will provide you with the peace of mind in knowing that should any unfortunate incident occur, you will be prepared.