AD. Winter is here and gosh do we know it! We’ve already had lots of ice and frost where we live, as well as a little fog too. My thoughts have turned to getting our car ready before the long journeys visiting family and friends post Christmas. Car safety is really important to me as I’m a bit of an anxious passenger! Today I’m going to share a few tips with you on ensuring that your car is safe this Winter and talk about my own passenger anxiety a little too, and how I deal with that safely.Continue reading
AD. Gone are the days where private number plates are reserved solely for people with super cars. Now private number plates are ever increasing in popularity and they make a fantastic gift. Best of all private number plates can actually retain their value and even rise in value over time. Are private number plates a good investment? Here are my thoughts…
AD. Running a car is an expensive business. Even though I’m not a fan of driving myself I help my husband with contributions towards his car. The main reason for this is because he drives me around, anywhere I want to go, and I never have to pay towards petrol or insurance. Recently our car had £750 of repairs (ouch!) and in just a few months we have the MOT coming up again! Today I want to talk to you about quick wins to help your car pass its MOT. These are little things that you can do yourself or have done cheaply elsewhere, to try to help your car pass its MOT.
Now there is no guarantee that there won’t be larger work that needs doing to your car, but if you know you’re going to be forced to pay for repairs, as you can’t afford a new car, then these steps may help you reduce the overall cost of any work come MOT time.
We were loaned the use of this car for a week, in exchange for coverage. Recently we were heading off on a family trip, to visit Bluestone Wales. This was a 300 mile trip from our home so this seemed like the perfect time to test drive a new car. The good people at Kia lent us the Kia Optima Sportswagon, to ensure that we had a wonderfully smooth ride to Wales, and got great fuel efficiency too. My husband Thomas drove himself, and Daisy, all the way to Wales, where I met them at the train station, and then we used this lovely car to drive around and visit local places, such as Tenby. We spent 10 days driving around in the Kia Optima Sportswagon 1.7 CRDi 3 DCT 7 and this is what we thought of it.