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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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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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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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One in four UK imports could have defective tyres

Posted by Michael Rochford on 5 October 2016 in Motorcheck Mechanic, New Cars, Road Safety, Used Car Buying Tips, Used Cars | No comments

    When the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union back in June, many of us predicted that Ireland would be immediately swamped by an incoming tide of cheaper car imports, as the value of Sterling plummeted and the extra choice and lower prices of the UK car market suddenly looked that much...

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