What Are You Missing When Buying A Family Car?

Most of us go through several cars in our lifetime. From the excitement of buying our first set of wheels to upgrading to something shiny and sporty in our footloose and fancy-free days, there are different considerations for different times in our lives. And then, if you choose to start a family, priorities shift againRead more

Car Safety: How to Know if your Car is Safe to Drive 100%

Warning Lights This is a collaborated post. See our discloture for more info. You should always put the effort in to try and familiarise yourself with all the lights that are on your vehicle’s instrument panel. Each light means something different, so look at the ABS light, or even the engine light. If these stayRead more

In The Market for a Good Used Car? Keep These Basics in Mind

The time has come to think about replacing your current vehicle. While you may not be in a position to purchase a new one, there are plenty of good used cars on the market. Your task is to find one that is in great shape, provides reliable transportation, and fits in your price range. ItRead more

Your Vehicle Suggestions for 3 Car Seats or More!

Your Vehicle Suggestions for 3 Car Seats or More!

You might have already had a look at our “3 across” section but I felt like making a smaller post that was simpler to click through and not so much text in. Finding the “perfect” car will always depend on the family, the circumstances, your budget and how many car seats you will be usingRead more

Why Choosing a Family Car Isn’t as Hard as You Think

Finding the best family car for your needs comes with many challenges and considerations. There are so many different types of vehicles now that it can often seem impossible given all the choices. Whether it’s a small hatchback for city use, a large SUV for a big family or even a pickup truck for utility,Read more

How to Prepare Your Car for Winter

Prepare your car for winter

Cold weather presents certain challenges for drivers and it is essential that you prepare your car for winter so that the vehicle can cope with the season’s demands on its parts and equipment.  Clint from Crystal Motors believes that preparing your vehicle for winter should be one of your biggest priorities in the run-up toRead more

How to Save More When Buying a Used Car

In the previous article, we talked about some of the tips you can utilise when trying to buy a safe used car. Older cars are relatively cheaper than new cars, plus they are cheaper to run and maintain in the long run too. Even better, you can choose from a wide range of options dependingRead more

Are The Old Ones The Best? Buying A Safe Used Car

The thing about new cars is that they are expensive, expensive to buy, expensive to run, and expensive to maintain. And when you’re looking for a car that suits your own needs as well as the needs of your family, you can wonder if a used car is just as good as a new carRead more

Car Safety Statistics & What They Mean For You

Car Safety Statistics & What They Mean For You

Safety behind the wheel should be a priority for all drivers. As wonderful as driving is, the dangers are far too real to dismiss. Therefore, appreciating the facts as well as what they mean for you, the driver, should be top of the agenda. Here are four clear statements that should be used to influenceRead more

No GPS Necessary: Navigating The Costs Of New Cars

You know your car’s going to be expensive. There’s no getting around it. Even older cars tend to be some of the most expensive assets you’ll ever own and the costs don’t stop once you have the car. Getting the best deal at the start means considering the lifetime of costs that will come withRead more

Your Guide To Not Getting Ripped Off By A Car Salesperson

Your Guide To Not Getting Ripped Off By A Car Salesperson

These days, it’s very easy to buy a new car and get ripped off. It feels like car salespeople are only focussed on closing a deal and getting their commission. Yeah, that’s great for them, but it’s not great for us! We want to get good value for our money and ensure we buy aRead more

Keep Your Family Safe: Knowing The Causes Of Accidents

We all want to keep our families safe, and one of the most important places where this needs to happen is on the roads. When you are driving with your family in tow, you need to feel as safe and secure as possible. If you don’t, it can quickly mean that you and your familyRead more

Car Maintenance Tips for Safe Summer Travel

  Car Maintenance Tips for Safe Summer Travel Summer is a time for a lot of things. It is an opportunity to spend time with family in frolicking under the sun or a perfect time to travel and plan the perfect getaway or road trip. With lots of plans for the coming summer holiday, mostRead more

UK Taxi Law Requires You To Use a Car Seat?

You need a car seat in a taxi by law

UK Taxi Law Requires You To Use a Car Seat Despite popular belief by the common man – a normal taxi is not exempt from car seat use.  The difference lies in the distinction between a licenced taxi and a public hire vehicle (PHV). Most taxis that pick us up at home when we order aRead more

Car Seats – 3 Across In The Backseat [Part 2]

Welcome back to what I hope will be a useful guide for anyone looking to find cars which will let you put “3 across” in the backseat! This is Part 2 which covers ‘L-Z’ – click for Part 1 which covers ‘A-K’.   By ‘3 across’ we, of course, mean car seats. If you are likeRead more