In the face of spiralling petrol prices and the ever present green agenda, ex Top Gear presenter and motor expert Quentin Willson provides some top fuel saving tips. Take a look at how five members of the public got on when they took BP’s Ultimate green driving test.
Over half of all car buyers are taking risks trying to save money during the credit crunch – and they could pay the price.
Research commissioned by motors.co.uk has revealed that over half of all car owners (55 per cent) said they’ve reduced their budget due to the recession, with one in four (28 per cent) willing to buy from an unknown private seller and one in ten (10 per cent) prepared to opt for a car without service history - if the price is right. Two per cent said they would even pay for a vehicle over the phone without having seen it to save cash.
More worryingly the survey also revealed that 60 per cent of drivers don’t know how to check a car is safe and legal with 50 per cent at a loss when it comes to log books, 48 per cent in a muddle over mileage checks and 61 per cent in a spin over the VIN.
All of this makes it far easier for rogue sellers to offload stolen cars onto an unwitting buyer. Approximately 19,000 stolen cars with a collective value of around £90m are illegally offered for sale each year and that’s set to get worse as the recession bites harder.
In response to this motors.co.uk have launched the ‘Real or Rogue’ safe buying guide to steer drivers through the crunch and away from dodgy deals
Available from motors.co.uk and with crime prevention advice from the Metropolitan Police’s Vehicle Crime Unit, the guide tells buyers everything they need know to sort the duds from the diamonds, including how to check the history of a car, the questions to ask when buying, things to look out for on the vehicle itself and safe payment methods.
Quentin Willson, one of the UK’s leading consumer motoring authorities said: “Consumers need a simple clear guide to protect themselves from growing levels of car fraud. Because of the current state of the economy used car prices have hit record lows and there are some fantastic bargains to be had from legitimate sellers. But the current financial climate means buyers are cutting corners and too many aren’t bothering to do the essential checks. If a deal looks too good to be true it usually is and taking silly risks could cost you thousands.”
In this video Quentin has some more good advice for anyone who want to make sure their latest buy will be real and not a rogue.
For a copy of the free buyer’s guide go to www.motors.co.uk.
For more info, visit http://www.arnoldsportsfestival.com. The largest mixed gymnastics meet in the nation will welcome 4,000 youth participants in 2010. The 3 day competition regularly features performances by acclaimed U.S. Olympians including Blaine Wilson, Chelsie Memmel, and Paul and Morgan Hamm. The Arnold Gymnastics Challenge is directed by gymnastic star Tim Willson, a Columbus resident and a 4 year Varsity letterman for Ohio State Universitys Gymnastics Team. Willson was a member of the 1985 NCAA Championship Team, and on the 1985 and 1987 Big 10 Championship Team.
Wet autumn weather, meets illegal tyres on British roads is a tragedy waiting to happen, as 34 British families sadly discovered in 2008. More than 900 people were injured in an accident by defective or illegal tyres when all they needed was a 20p.
As part of October Tyre Safety Month we are all encouraged to take the 20p test; a simple method of checking if your tyre tread is road legal and safe. A staggering 55% of motorists couldn't identify the legal minimum of 1.6 mm and 19% have never checked their tread depth. It is therefore paramount that we are all aware that checking tyre tread needn't be difficult or time consuming, but as simple as reaching into your pocket.
Motoring expert Quentin Willson, is here to tell why you cant afford not to take the 20p Tyre Safe test.
Buy it on DVD at wbshop.com. This joyful film of the 1,375-performance Broadway smash remains an irresistible skyburst of Americana. Robert Preston recreates his Tony-winning Broadway triumph as con artist Harold Hill, arriving in River City, Iowa, to form a boys band, much to the disapproval…and later delight of town librarian Marian Paroo (Academy Award winner* Shirley Jones). Buddy Hackett, Hermione Gingold, Paul Ford and 7-year-old Ron Howard co-star. Meredith Willson’s sassy, brassy score – featuring the unforgettable Seventy-Six Trombones and Till There Was You among other marvelous melodies – is orchestrated to brilliant Oscar-winning* effect by Ray Heindorf.
Buy it on Bluray and DVD. This joyful film of the 1,375-performance Broadway smash remains an irresistible skyburst of Americana. Robert Preston recreates his Tony-winning Broadway triumph as con artist Harold Hill, arriving in River City, Iowa, to form a boys band, much to the disapproval…and later delight of town librarian Marian Paroo (Academy Award winner* Shirley Jones). Buddy Hackett, Hermione Gingold, Paul Ford and 7-year-old Ron Howard co-star. Meredith Willson’s sassy, brassy score – featuring the unforgettable Seventy-Six Trombones and Till There Was You among other marvelous melodies – is orchestrated to brilliant Oscar-winning* effect by Ray Heindorf.
Smoki Bacon, host of the Literati Scene, interviews Jessica Fisher Willson about her book and Reiki Tarot deck. White Light Tarot is a release from Sylphar Press/White Light Web. Designed for the novice or the expert practitioner, White Light Tarot leads to deeper understanding of the emotional energies at play by offering key words and chakra colors to enhance understanding of confusing life situations. Using White Light Tarot, you can find out what chakra areas you need to clear or strengthen to feel better about yourself and the situation.
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