Automotive Blog

Smash Repairers and How to Deal With Them

You shouldn’t really have too much to do with smash repairers in general, unless you count classic car restoration as one of your hobbies. If you’re going through your insurance company they will normally sort things out for you. It’s only if you're looking to get work done that isn’t covered by insurance, that you need to think about which smash repairers you should take your car to for a quote. That said - and regardless of which situation you find yourself in there are handy ti..

Car Wreckers & Dismantlers: Five Vital Secrets

Car wreckers can be a great source for spare parts for your car, especially for the pieces that are hard to get from an automotive store or too expensive. Just make sure you do your homework properly and follow these 5 tips, because prices can vary significantly and there may be much to save. 5 Vital Secrets When Dealing With Car Wreckers & Dismantlers   Tip 1: Negotiate Selling used spare parts (especially older ones) can be a bit of a black art. Some car wreckers will try it ..

Types of Trailers: What’s Best to Buy or Hire

In this article we’ll look at trailers, and the different types that you’ll find in yards for hire, and retail shops. We provide a brief overview of the types of trailers available, and make suggestions regarding how to use them best. The Common Types of Trailers Car Trailers These are flat bed types of trailers that normally don’t have much of a sidewall beyond what's needed to stop the load slipping. They tend to be a bit over 6 foot wide, but can vary in length. They should also incl..

Car Detailing: 5 Tips for Saving Money

The better you care for your car, the nicer it will look, the more pleasant it will be to drive and the better it will hold its value. Here are some quick and easy tips to keep your car looking slick. Plus, you won’t have to get your car detailed as often. Tip 1: Don’t Wait Until Your Car is Filthy This tip is from both a look and an easiness to clean perspective. Very dirty cars are tougher and take longer to clean. They also have a higher chance of having damage to their paint as dirt ..