Essential Car Safety Checks for Long Journeys

As winter approaches it’s an important time of year to think about how safe your car is. This is even more important if you’re planning a long car journey. We all remember being shown how to check the oil in our car, top up the screen wash and check the water level, but what about the more important stuff? The safety checks that are essential for long journeys. I’ve put together a basic #CarSafetyChecklist for you. Car Battery Some cars will allow you to check the battery level by simply opening each cell so that you can check the levels…. [Read More]

Driving Yourself To Distraction? Here Are The Keys To Cutting Car Costs

As a parent, a car is a vital piece of equipment. Not owning one is like a chef without a knife or a painter without a brush – it’s pointless. However, because you are a parent the odds are high that you may find the cost of running a vehicle is out of your budget. Let’s face it – cars are not cheap, and they are only getting more expensive. But, you can’t just sell up and start catching the bus because that is a frightening proposition. Can you imagine the kids? It will be anarchy! Thankfully, it is possible… [Read More]

All Aboard The Safety Car

Flickr Picture It’s great fun heading on a trip with the kids, but you have to make sure that the car is safe for your family on the road. This is fairly easy to do, and it is worth knowing the right steps here. The roads can be a dangerous place, and you don’t want to get into an accident on the way to Disneyland Paris or Legoland. So, how can you make sure that your car is prepared and ready for the road? Check The Tyres You must make sure that your tyres have a good level of pressure… [Read More]

Car Safety Tips for Travelling with Kids

With new changes in the laws regarding car seats for children I thought now would be a good time to address this, along with some other car safety tips when travelling with children. The new child car seat laws mean that manufacturers aren’t allowed to introduce new models of backless booster seats for children shorter than 125cm or weighing less than 22kg. This means companies will only be able to manufacture new backless booster products for children over 125cm tall or heavier than 22kg, which ever comes first. The reason behind this is because backless car seats offer less protection in the event… [Read More]

Tips for looking after your car this winter

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As a car owner, looking after my car is important to me. Even more so in the winter months. My car is an important part of my life. It transports me from work and home again, but it also carries my children on a very regular basis. It’s for this reason that I decided to write this post and share with you my tips for looking after your car this winter. Invest in a car port My first tip is to invest in a car port. Now I know this may not be possible for everyone, but if you can… [Read More]

Getting the Car Ready for Summer: 10 Top Tips

Every time winter rolls around, I see guides popping up here, there and everywhere with tips for keeping your car safe in the colder months. What about keeping your car safe in the summer though. Well, that’s exactly what you’re going to find out in this post! Depending on the age of your car, you may not need to do all, if any of the tips listed below. This is because newer cars require less maintenance. This is mainly due to advances to in technology. Gone are the days where you’d need to change the oil in your car every… [Read More]

Getting a New Family Car – How to Spread the Cost

Getting a car is a big financial decision, and even more of a big decision when you have a family to think about. This post takes a look at the options you have for spreading the cost of a obtaining a car for you and your family.  Buy Used Buying a used car is a great way to beat depreciation car value over time. In the first three years of ownership, a car can depreciate by up to 60% of its initial value. So it’s very much worth checking out your options for buying a used car. Choose a reliable model and manufacturer when you’re looking… [Read More]

What my car says about me!

What does your car say about you?  Like it or not, the car you drive says something about the type of person you are.  And though few of us like to admit it, we all pass some sort of judgement on other drivers when we see what they’re behind the wheel of – if I say the words “BMW driver” what automatically springs to mind? Exactly! Although the idea that you are what you drive is based largelyupon personal prejudices and social stereotypes, there is now data to back up what we’ve all been thinking for years as you can see in We Buy Any Car’s new personality… [Read More]

What was your first car?

I’ve worked in the car insurance industry for around 10 years now. It’s not a career that I thought I would end up in, but 10 years in and I’m still going strong! I started not long after I’d left college. I’d had a number of other jobs such as cleaner, cashier etc, but I knew that I wanted more from life. When I applied for the job, I didn’t ever think I’d still be there now, but I am and I’m grateful for that. Especially when you hear stories on the news of people being made redundant, so I’m… [Read More]

How to pick the perfect family car

Buying a new family car can be a stressful task. Unlike when you’re buying a car for your own usage, there’s a number of different things to consider when you’re buying something for the whole family. Whereas you’d probably normally consider looking at speed, cosmetics and tech for your car, a family car has different priorities, such as safety, space and efficiency. In this post, we take a detailed look at each of these and how you can find the best family car.  Safety  If you’re driving around with children in your car, then safety should be your number one priority…. [Read More]