Monthly Archives: November 2014

Car Breakdown Cover Comparison

My car’s insurance renewal comes up in November and I have usually bought a breakdown package at the same time, so I know most of my annual motoring costs are dealt with at once. Although I’m fairly scrupulous about shopping around for the best sort of insurance policy that I can get – and frequently switch between insurers as a result – I have to admit that I’ve not always been so pro-active when it comes to the breakdown cover.

Simple Car Maintenance Tips That Can Save You a Fortune

Cars: cannot live with them, cannot live without them. They can cost a fortune to run and maintain. But, you don’t have to spend a fortune to ensure that your car is ticking over like a well-oiled machine. On the contrary, it’s time to invest in some DIY for your car.

There is some great money saving tips that you can use when it comes to maintaining your car. You don’t have to hear a mechanic drying their teeth or grossly overestimating costs. You just need to learn some savvy cost saving tips.

4 Sounds You Never Want To Hear From Your Car


Cars can produce some of the best noises in the world. The roaring acceleration from a sports car is enough to get every car lover excited. The purr of a new engine and the soft clunk of the door closing are a motorist’s favourite sounds. On the other hand, our cars can make some terrifying noises. Mostly, they are terrifying because we don’t know what they mean. All we know is that it means something is wrong, and it’s going to cost us a fortune!

Our cars let us know when something is wrong through a variety of noises. From the loud bangs and the high pitched squeals to the quieter hums. The most important thing you can do is to learn when something sounds different to usual. Learn to notice the change in sounds to avoid breakdowns. It’s easy to ignore the low hums and hisses or dismiss them as road noises. More often than not, it’s a change in your engine or mechanics you need to be aware of.