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Cam Belt Failure – A Matter of Timing

Collision damage aside, by far the most common reason our customers call us is down to engine damage caused by failure of the cam belt or timing chain. It usually means a car requires a new engine, or at least a top-end engine rebuild and in most cases the cost to do that is more than the value of the car itself. Why are Cam Belts/Timing Chains So Important? The engines in most cars are… Click Here To Read More

 
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Surviving Winter as a UK Driver

The first solid bit of frost has hit our cars and roads this morning. You may have had to scrape away at your windscreen or crack out the de-icer spray before commuting to work today. With the roads soon to be dangerous and slippery from a layer of ice and maybe even snow, here are some tips on how to stay safe on the road this winter. Give Yourself More Time! Clearing foggy windows and… Click Here To Read More

 
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Donate A Percentage Of Your Cars Value To The RSPCA

    The RSPCA exists to help abused and neglected animals in England and Wales. Each year they provide advice to over one million callers through our cruelty line. They rescue, rehabilitate and re-home thousands of animals every year. By choosing to donate a car to the RSPCA, you will be helping them to make a huge difference to the lives of thousands of animals, as well as the families and communities they live in…. Click Here To Read More

 
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Kickstarter For Cars | Car Gadget Kickstarters

In our series on car Kickstarter* campaigns we’ll show you some of the projects that have been either funded by the public or are looking for the funding to shape the future of driving. In our second blog, we look help you to take a look under the hood with some car gadget kickstarters! *If you’re not sure what Kickstarter is or you want to know how it works, head over to the Kickstarter Basics page to find… Click Here To Read More

 
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Kickstarter For Cars | Car Diagnostic Kickstarters

In our series on car Kickstarter* campaigns we’ll show you some of the projects that have been either funded by the public or are looking for the funding to shape the future of driving. In our second blog, we look help you to take a look under the hood with some car diagnostic kickstarters! *If you’re not sure what Kickstarter is or you want to know how it works, head over to the Kickstarter Basics page to… Click Here To Read More

 
kickstarter for cars - Car HUD

Kickstarter For Cars | Car HUD Kickstarters

In our series on car Kickstarter* campaigns we’ll show you some of the projects that have been either funded by the public or are looking for the funding to shape the future of driving. In this first blog, we look at what could be the next big thing on your dashboard, Car HUDs (Head-Up Display)! *If you’re not sure what Kickstarter is or you want to know how it works, head over to the Kickstarter Basics… Click Here To Read More

 
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Guide To Hydrogen Cars | Hydrogen Car 2016

Welcome to the Scrap Car Comparison guide to the Hydrogen Car. In this article we’ll go over the inner workings of a hydrogen car, dispel the confusion between hydrogen and water powered cars, and see how the hydrogen car just might help make the world a greener place. Hydrogen Cars | What is a Hydrogen Car? The Hydrogen Car is a key component of the Hydrogen Economy, a system designed to deliver hydrogen powered energy… Click Here To Read More

 
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Guide To Irish Cars

Irish Cars | Happy St Patrick’s Day! It’s the 17th of March which can mean only one thing… Saint Patrick’s Day! As I’m sure most of our readers know, much merriment can be found today in the form of shamrocks, feasts, and drinks in celebration of the Ireland’s patron saint. Something you might not have known though is that one of the many aims of the Irish governments St Patrick’s Festival is “To project, internationally, an… Click Here To Read More

 
The Fishermen's Mission Car Donation

Donate A Car To The Fishermen’s Mission

We’ve had plenty of exciting new updates so far this year, with new branding and the launch of our new website to name a few. One of the most exciting new features to announce is the latest update to our quote forms. This update brings our customers the ability to make charitable donations to some of the UK’s top charities. This means that you can now donate any amount of the your cars quoted value to a charity of your choosing! In… Click Here To Read More

 
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How To Get The Most When Scrapping A Car [Infographic]

Trying to get the most when scrapping a car can be a daunting task, as it’s not always obvious how you can go about ensuring the best valuation of your vehicle. To make things easier, we thought we’d give you our top four tips to getting more for your scrap car. We’ve made them into an infographic for you to share with your friends and we hope that it can help you make the right decisions when… Click Here To Read More