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The Cost Of Number Plates

If you buy a personalised registration direct from the DVLA’s website then the price will start from £250. This cost includes VAT and the mandatory £80 assignment fee. You can buy the same registration from...

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Six checks to keep your car running smoothly

Here are six simple DIY car maintenance service checks to ensure that your car is kept in top running order.  Don’t leave it until your next garage service, follow this simple check-list for a...

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Top 3 Benefits Of Car Leasing

Car leasing, which has become incredibly popular over the past few years, is a great way for people to drive away in a car that they’ve always wanted, but not been able to afford....

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Buying a Used Car Checklist

Buying a Used Car – What you Need to Check According to the latest figures by the Citizens Advice Service, there are more complaints about used cars than any other purchase in the UK....

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Cars you can Lease cheaply

Apparently car consumers know a good deal when they see one and 2015 has been no exception. The first half of the year has been driven largely by high residual value and low interest rates...

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Top 5 Finance Cars

With many of us trying to live within a budget and save money where we can, it makes sense that a good place to save some cash is with your car. Whether that’s watching...

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Around the World in 15 Taxis

Whether you’re flagging down a hackney or hopping in the back of a minicab, if you’re lost or without a ride, you can always rely on the humble taxi to get you from A...