6. Dec, 2016

There's more to it than just green or black! Here are the pros and cons of a diesel fuelled car:


- Usually more responsive engines through the mid rev range
- Better overall economy especially on motorway journeys
- Cheaper like for like road tax
- Increased engine durability vs petrol equivalents


- Engines have a tendency to "soot up" if only used for short trips
- Higher vehicle purchase price
- Louder engine noise
- Turbo compilations on poorly maintained engines

In summary, if you mainly make short trips around town, you are better off with a petrol despite the slightly worse economy vs a diesel car. Simple as that!

6. Dec, 2016

Tips to prepare your car:

1) Antifreeze – check coolant level and concentration

2) Battery – get it checked. A new battery costs as little as £20

3) Fuel – keep at least a quarter of a tank in case of unexpected delay.

4) Lights – check they all work

5) Tyres – check condition/pressures and consider winter tyres for improved safety

6) Windscreen – keep clean

7) Screen wash – use a 50% mix of a good quality screen wash to reduce the chance of freezing in frosty weather.

8) Locks and door seals – stop doors freezing shut with a thin coat of polish or Vaseline on rubber door seals. A squirt of water dispersant (WD-40) in locks will help stop them freezing.

6. Dec, 2016

If you are under 25, getting motor insurance to be anything other than eye-wateringly high can be a challenge. Here are some tips that we've found can help reduce your premium.....

1) Shop Around

Don't just stick with one price comparison site. Take your time and get as many quotes as you can. Also try and look at companies that are not on comparison sites such as Direct Line

2) Choose a responsible car

Most drivers would like a fast car loaded with all the extras but if you are a young driver, that may be a bad move in terms of insurance. Cars with smaller engines with lower range specifications usually carry a lower insurance group and will reduce your insurance premium.

3) Go for a newer car

It's logical to think that an older and cheaper car = lower insurance. WRONG! In our experience, the newer the car, the lower the insurance.

4) Try a Multicar Policy

If you live with parents or a partner that also drive, try a multicar policy as they can often decrease the overall outlay by consolidating into a single policy.

5) Add a "Mature" Named Driver

Try adding either a parent or someone that has been driving a long time, preferably with a clean licence. You'll be amazed how much this can help!

6. Dec, 2016

As a trusted car dealer in Rochdale, Greater Manchester, we are continually asked the same questions. It seems that most motorists are after the same information such as "how can insurance premiums be reduced?", "Should I buy a petrol or diesel car?", "Can I obtain finance even with a poor credit file?".

So, we decided to create a blog where we can publish this information and hopefully help our valued customers. Above is a link to our main website - please feel free to browse the site for current stock etc.

All feedback is much appreciated!!!