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Top Tips For Choosing A New Family Car

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A car is often a necessity for many families. They become a part of everyday life from dropping the kids off at school to popping to the shops to pick up the essentials. So when it comes to buying a new one, it can be challenging to know where to start. There are lots of things to consider when you’re searching for that perfect vehicle that caters for the whole family. Continue reading “Top Tips For Choosing A New Family Car”

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How To Make Money With Your Car

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Have you ever wondered what you could do to make a little extra cash? There is likely a car on your drive that can help you do just that. Cars cost a lot of money. Maintenance, tire replacements, MOT, petrol and having to hunt for the best car insurances (not to mention unexpected costs). Car insurance itself can be a nightmare too, with plenty of new options and ways to get the best deal. Googling ‘cheap black box insurance no curfew’ or ‘cheapest insurance for X car’ to make the most of your cash. Continue reading “How To Make Money With Your Car”

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Qualities To Look For In A Family Car

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Aah, the family car. Whilst pre-kids it was pretty easy to pick out a car that you loved, you now shop for your vehicle with a different agenda in mind. Gone are the days of looking at those two-seaters, convertible cars, and in come the family-friendly alternatives. Whilst there are some things that you need to look for in a family car, it really doesn’t need to be boring or unappealing. Practicality and style can go hand in hand! Here are some of the things that you need to consider, when you’re buying your kid-friendly car. Continue reading “Qualities To Look For In A Family Car”

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Top Tips For Choosing The Right Tyres And Driving Safely

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When it comes to road safety we often think of how other drivers behave on the road, the weather conditions or the congestion on the roads, but in actual fact, if you don’t have the right tyres or if your tyres have seen better days, you yourself could be one of the biggest problems on the road. Continue reading “Top Tips For Choosing The Right Tyres And Driving Safely”

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How Affordable Is That Family Car?

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Your family car is just as much a member of your family as the rest of them, and because of that, you take good care of it. You keep it clean and tidy, you get it serviced whenever that’s necessary, and you’ve always got the tank filled to the top to ferry the kids back and forth from school five times a week. It’s a big expense in your life, and you’ve got to do quite a lot of budgeting to accommodate it! Continue reading “How Affordable Is That Family Car?”

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5 Top Tips To Reduce Your Car Expenses

When it comes to family life one of our main focusses (other than trying to juggle life!) is to budget as much as we can in order to have enough money each month to spend on having fun and making memories. One of our biggest expenditures over the years has come from running 2 cars, however, having the freedom that my car gives me is something I could never be without– I couldn’t begin to imagine having to work my day around a bus schedule. So, it is most definitely a must-have item for our family and I know I am very lucky that we are in a position financially to run multiple cars. Yet this doesn’t stop me from wanting to save money here too so here are my 5 top tips to reduce car expenses in the long run. Continue reading “5 Top Tips To Reduce Your Car Expenses”

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The Benefits of Owning a Car

A car is a massive expense. If you don’t already drive, the costs of taking lessons and passing your test can run into the thousands. Then, even if you save money by buying a cheaper, second-hand car, there is insurance, tax and fuel to consider. As well as regular servicing and MOTs. It’s also worth remembering while buying a second-hand vehicle might save you money in the beginning. It’s likely to cost more in repairs and spare parts in the coming years. Continue reading “The Benefits of Owning a Car”