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Emissions Test 1 Red Audi A3 with Emissions kit

Changing emissions tests will have knock-on effects on vehicle values.

Posted by Michael Rochford on 6 September 2017 in Motorcheck Mechanic | Comments Off

A new range of emissions tests will have a very significant effect on the types of cars we buy, and their second hand values.

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Motorcheck Used Car Guide: Audi A5

Posted by Michael Rochford on 9 March 2017 in Motorcheck Mechanic, Uncategorized, Used Car Buying Tips, Used Cars | Comments Off

The Audi A5 is regarded by the former head of design as the best-looking car he ever designed. A future classic? No – it’s a classic already.

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Diesel Dilemmas 1

Is a diesel scrappage scheme next?

Posted by Michael Rochford on 15 February 2017 in Featured, Motorcheck Mechanic, New Cars, Used Cars | Comments Off

Incentives such as a diesel scrappage scheme may figure in the thinking of politicians, due to concerns over air pollution & public health.

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Car safety rating: Does a poor safety rating mean a car isn’t safe?

Posted by Michael Rochford on 1 February 2017 in Motorcheck Mechanic, New Cars, Road Safety, Used Car Buying Tips, Used Cars | Comments Off

Car safety ratings play a key role. It’s worth paying attention to what the EuroNCAP results say, as their influence assist in saving lives.

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Cutting the post-Christmas motoring costs

Posted by Michael Rochford on 11 January 2017 in Motorcheck Mechanic, New Cars, Used Car Buying Tips, Used Cars | No comments

Switching cars might be a drastic measure in bringing down your motoring costs, but if done with a level head, there are benefits to be had.

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Fiat Panda 2

Motorcheck Used Car Guide: Fiat Panda

Posted by Michael Rochford on 29 November 2016 in Motorcheck Mechanic, Used Car Buying Tips, Used Cars | No comments

Bringing great economy the Fiat Panda can easily do 50mpg if you’re just tootling about. It is one of Fiat’s best-built & reliable vehicles.

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Motor Depreciation – Reliability keeps a lid on depreciation

Posted by Michael Rochford on 22 November 2016 in Motorcheck Mechanic, New Cars, Used Car Buying Tips, Used Cars | No comments

A purchase may be for a nearly-new, new to you or just plain old used car, whatever the case the biggest cost will be motor depreciation.

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Reliability Surveys : Is the most reliable car on sale really the most reliable?

Posted by Michael Rochford on 25 October 2016 in Ask the Experts, Motorcheck Mechanic, Used Car Buying Tips, Used Cars | No comments

Reliability surveys – a cared for, well serviced car will be a safer bet than a listed reliable brand that has not been properly cared for.

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Motorcheck Used Car Guide: BMW 1 Series

Posted by Michael Rochford on 19 October 2016 in Motorcheck Mechanic, Used Car Buying Tips, Used Cars | No comments

The BMW 1 Series had something special – rear-wheel drive, which meant the drive power at the back wheels gave a really entertaining drive.

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The great winter tyre debate

Posted by Michael Rochford on 12 October 2016 in Motorcheck Mechanic, News, Road Safety | No comments

Winter tyres are made of a softer compound of rubber that works better in the cold, but when the weather gets warmer, they wear out faster.

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