Why choose a Hybrid vehicle

Hybrid vehicles are becoming more popular over recent years, and there are many benefits to owning one yourself. Standard hybrid cars use electric to supply power to the acceleration, while they often feature a system called regenerative braking where the energy produced during braking is then used to charge the battery. Some vehicles also run only on electrical power during shorter journeys.If you’re trying to be eco-friendly, driving a car that emits less pollution than a typical vehicle is a great start.The ability to drive on just electrical power for a few journeys may mean you enjoy an improved fuel economy, saving you some money.Buying a hybrid vehicle is often... Read More »

Would you ever go back to a manual car?

Automatic transition vehicles have come a long way in recent years, so much so that many people do not believe it makes sense to choose manual gears. When you have a manual vehicle you’re constantly changing the gears and slowly releasing the clutch to pull off. When you drive an automatic, you only use two pedals rather than three, whilst you never need to take your hands off the steering wheel. This means it’s an easier, more comfortable and relaxing ride, especially on a long journey, so why would you really ever go back to a manual after an automatic? Well, some people do like control over their gears, and if... Read More »

Choosing between an automatic and a manual car.

Choosing between a manual and automatic car can be a very difficult task. The price of the car is probably the most important criterion for most of us when purchasing a new one. Usually automatic cars are more expensive than manual transmission ones. Most drivers say that an automatic car is extremely comfortable and easy to drive. The driver can enjoy the drive without having to worry that he would have to push the clutch when changing gears or hold it at a red lights stop. There are some technical issues you also have to consider. A manual transmission car accelerates easier than an automatic and the gears can be... Read More »

Getting the most out of your 4WD

Many 4 by 4-wheel drive owners do not put the cars 4WD to use, they simply keep the vehicle in 2-wheel high power mode as a standard road car. There is no problem with driving your car in 2WD if this is what you choose, 4-wheel drive cars were built and designed with the ability to drive on difficult surfaces such as sand, ice or even rocky ground so it’s always great to put them to the test. Setting your vehicle up for 4WD mode can be different depending on your 4X4 model, some cars require the front wheels to be unlocked before shifting settings. 4WD vehicles usually have to... Read More »

Driving in Australia – What you need to know

When you’re spending time in Australia and you decide to hire or buy a vehicle, there are a few things you should know. Firstly they drive on the left over there like we do in the UK so it doesn’t take long to get used to the roads. Secondly, you’ll need at least 2 spare tyres if you’re hitting the outback. Tyres can wear extremely quickly and you need to be familiar with changing your wheels, so practice first because it’s bound to happen at some stage. You’ll also need to make sue you have a medical kit handy with plenty of suncream in there, because you could be stuck... Read More »