tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-40702341794661074532019-11-03T11:27:40.575-08:00Parts, Spares & ScrapDraganhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/01997806309231744175noreply@blogger.comBlogger125125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4070234179466107453.post-65446621180049046212019-10-09T07:59:00.000-07:002019-10-09T07:59:39.540-07:00The New Electric Corsa Everyone's Talking About <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-DQaAn2LUvYc/XZ31YO7jwvI/AAAAAAAAAek/a1colNwmGfYU-AEOgkyBKVrsj0yKWFFkACLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/vauxhall_ecorsa_charging.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1060" data-original-width="1600" height="424" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-DQaAn2LUvYc/XZ31YO7jwvI/AAAAAAAAAek/a1colNwmGfYU-AEOgkyBKVrsj0yKWFFkACLcBGAsYHQ/s640/vauxhall_ecorsa_charging.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><h2 style="text-align: center;">Corsa-e Available 2020</h2><div>The Vauxhall Corsa has always been a popular small hatchback for drivers, and with each new model brought to the market, we have seen more refined designs, new technology and great features as standard. However, for 2020, Vauxhall is releasing a new Corsa that represents an enormous leap into the future for the familiar Corsa and the Vauxhall range. Available on the forecourt early 2020 Vauxhall is bringing to the market the first electric Corsa variant, namely the Corsa-e. <br /><br />For the first time in Corsa's history, the new model will be offered with battery power alongside combustion-engined models, such as petrol and diesel. <br /><br /><h4>The Corsa-E Up Close</h4>This stylish, eco hatchback uses a 134bhp motor and a 50kWh lithium-ion battery that has been officially tested to range up to 205 miles. Although this range is competitive for smaller hatchbacks, Vauxhall has additionally claimed that their new electric Corsa’s range can be extended by as much as 40% when driven in the Eco Setting. The Eco Setting is said to restrict performance, but if you’re looking to get the mileage, it may just be worth it. When in Eco Mode the regenerative braking system will harvest energy from the driver simply lifting off the accelerator pedal and feed it straight back into the battery. <br /><br />From a domestic household socket, the Corsa-e takes more than 20 hours to charge fully. However, this length is dramatically reduced to only 8 hours when charged from a dedicated 7.4kW home wall box. <br /><br />Additionally, when you’re on the road, the new electric Corsa can be charged up to 80% in just 30 minutes via a 100kW rapid charger. These charging stations are found most commonly at motorway service stations. <br /><br /><h4>Corsa-E Features At A Glance</h4><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-hu2XSYy82Dk/XZ31n_SZ9dI/AAAAAAAAAeo/YkvJUOAOUwMq_o72PiyykKJzIzwXciyewCLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/vauxhall_ecorsa_dashboard.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1060" data-original-width="1600" height="424" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-hu2XSYy82Dk/XZ31n_SZ9dI/AAAAAAAAAeo/YkvJUOAOUwMq_o72PiyykKJzIzwXciyewCLcBGAsYHQ/s640/vauxhall_ecorsa_dashboard.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div><br /></div>· 205 Mile Range (WLTP) <br /><br />· Rapid Charge To 80% In 30 Minutes <br /><br />· On-board 11kW on-board charger as standard <br /><br />· Active Lange Assist <br /><br />· LED Headlamps <br /><br />· Emergency Braking System <br /><br />· Adjustable heated seats &amp; steering wheel <br /><br />· 7” Colour Touchscreen <br /><br />· DAB Radio <br /><br />· Apple CarPlay &amp; Android Auto. <br /><br /> </div>Draganhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/01997806309231744175noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4070234179466107453.post-35066745875088701602019-09-09T08:49:00.001-07:002019-09-09T08:50:49.767-07:00Smart Motorways - What You Need To Know<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><img border="0" data-original-height="520" data-original-width="790" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-arzYbc2y4TE/XXZy1pe_nII/AAAAAAAAAdw/wUr1cSt7olsLovDcybpOoSapNkPT06MRgCLcBGAs/s1600/Government_blatantly_ignoring_smart_motorway_safety_fears_resized.jpg" /></div><br />Although it may not feel that long ago, smart motorways have been popping up around the UK since they were first introduced on the M42 in 2006. In those 13 years, more than 400 miles of road have been converted to the new active traffic management system (ATM), but many motorists are yet to fully understand how they work, and what implications could occur if they aren’t used properly. <br /><br />So, with that being said – what are smart motorways and how do they work? <br /><br /><h3>Smart Motorways – How Do They Work? </h3><br />Currently, there are three different types of smart motorways in the UK. All have been designed to manage traffic and increase capacity while reducing overall congestion at particularly busy areas or times in the day. <br /><br />The three smart motorways include: <br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><h4>All Lane Running Schemes</h4>As the name indicates, an all lane running scheme permanently converts the hard shoulder into a running traffic lane. On this smart motorway, lane one which was formerly a hard shoulder in only every closed off if an incident has occurred. <br /><br />The extensive use of CCTV helps monitor what is occurring on, and in the event of an incident, a red X will appear above the lane on the gantry signalling lane closure to motorists. <br /><br />All lane running schemes also display mandatory speed limits, which will automatically adjust depending on traffic conditions. If no speed limit is present on the gantry, the national speed limit is in place. <br /><br />Designated emergency refuge areas (ERAs) are available should drivers break down or be involved in an incident on the side of the carriageway. <br /><h4>Controlled Motorway</h4>Controlled motorways work similarly to the All Lane Running Scheme with the main difference being that the hard shoulder always remains as an emergency-only lane. The hard shoulder should only ever be used in a genuine emergency. <br /><br />Variable speed limits are still signalled on the gantry to help aid congestion during busy times; however, when a speed limit is not present the national speed limit is enforced. <br /><br />Dynamic Hard Shoulder Running Schemes <br /><br />Dynamic hard shoulder running schemes are commonly seen all over the country. They work by only turning the hard shoulder into a running lane of traffic at busy periods to help ease congestion. On these stretches of the motorway, a solid white line differentiates that hard shoulder from the normal carriageway. <br /><br />In the event of an emergency, a red X will appear above the lane on the gantry. It is critically important that motorists exit the lane safely as soon as possible. Ignoring the red X is extremely dangerous and could put both your life and others at risk.<br /><h4></h4><h3>Smart Motorway Fines</h3>Just like all roads, there are rules and laws in place to keep motorists safe. However, there are a few things you need to bear in mind while travelling on a smart motorway. <br /><br /><b>Speeding </b><br /><br />Drivers often assume that the speed cameras on a smart motorway are only enforced when the variable speed limit is in place. However, the cameras on smart motorways are always active, monitoring traffic and speed. Therefore this means that any motorists travelling over the national speed limit have a much greater chance of being fined for speeding. <br /><br /><b>Red X Fines </b><br /><br />As we touched upon previously, driving within a lane with a red x signalled above is extremely dangerous. Currently, manual enforcement is in place for drivers that are seen driving within a ‘Red X’ land. However, Highways England is looking to implement camera enforcement, which will lead to points on your licence and a fine. <br /><h3>Smart Motorways In A Nutshell</h3>· Never drive in a lane closed by a red “X”. <br /><br />· Keep to the speed limits shown on the gantries <br /><br />· A solid white line indicates the hard shoulder – do not drive in this lane unless directed on the gantry. <br /><br />· A broken white line indicates a normal running lane. <br /><br />· Use the refuge areas for emergencies if a hard shoulder is not present.Draganhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/01997806309231744175noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4070234179466107453.post-88440359461485344692019-08-01T02:09:00.000-07:002019-08-01T02:11:16.662-07:00New Drivers Face Curfew Scheme Which Could Ban Night Driving <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-eVA5HB4Kv70/XUKqoN3szQI/AAAAAAAAAdU/_6VGEg0XowsnRolQdhTH_du0jlBQcPhOwCLcBGAs/s1600/asphalt-blur-cars-705477.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="New Drivers" border="0" data-original-height="1067" data-original-width="1600" height="266" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-eVA5HB4Kv70/XUKqoN3szQI/AAAAAAAAAdU/_6VGEg0XowsnRolQdhTH_du0jlBQcPhOwCLcBGAs/s400/asphalt-blur-cars-705477.jpg" title="" width="400" /></a></div><h2 style="text-align: center;">New Drivers Face Curfew Scheme Which&nbsp;</h2><h2 style="text-align: center;">Could Ban Night Driving&nbsp;</h2><div><div class="MsoNormal">It has been announced in a recent report from the Department for Transport that they are considering introducing a potential ban on newly-qualified motorists driving at night. <o:p></o:p></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal">Although this new regulation may come as a surprise to many new motorists, the conversation follows recent collision figures of newly-qualified drivers. On average, one in five newly-qualified motorists are involved in an accident within their first twelve months on the road. <o:p></o:p></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal">To combat this increasing number of collisions, the graduated driving licence scheme would mean that motorist would be not only faced with a curfew, but also additional restrictions. <o:p></o:p></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><h4><b>Other Potential Restrictions Newly-Qualified Drivers Could Face</b></h4><div class="MsoNormal">Newly-qualified drivers could also face the following restrictions under the graduated licenses:</div><div class="MsoNormal"></div><ul><li><span style="font-family: &quot;symbol&quot;; text-indent: -18pt;"><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;; font-size: 7pt; font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;</span></span><span style="text-indent: -18pt;">Prevent new drivers from taking passengers under a certain age.</span></li><li>Reduced alcohol limit.</li></ul><br /><div class="MsoListParagraphCxSpFirst" style="mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; text-indent: -18.0pt;"><!--[if !supportLists]--><o:p></o:p></div><div class="MsoListParagraphCxSpLast" style="mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; text-indent: -18.0pt;"><o:p></o:p></div><h4><b>How Would This Implicate Newly-Qualified Drivers</b></h4><div class="MsoNormal">Although this new concept is designed to help keep new motorists and others safe on the road, experts have expressed their concern. Currently, two-thirds of newly-qualified motorist are young individuals.<o:p></o:p></div></div><div><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-5gRAJeGJON0/XUKrKU2AdVI/AAAAAAAAAdc/fo-m-xwl-fokUFuFldZtLfcVQudDOj3TwCLcBGAs/s1600/youngpeople.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Young Drivers" border="0" data-original-height="530" data-original-width="592" height="356" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-5gRAJeGJON0/XUKrKU2AdVI/AAAAAAAAAdc/fo-m-xwl-fokUFuFldZtLfcVQudDOj3TwCLcBGAs/s400/youngpeople.png" title="" width="400" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><br /><br />Source: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-transport" target="_blank">DFT </a><br /><br /><br />In response to the announcement, Ian McIntosh, chief executive of Red Driving School, argued that the scheme would disadvantage young people, hampering their employment prospects and social mobility. <br /><br />“It will also affect support networks built around friends and families – particularly in rural areas where public transport options are limited,” he said.<br /><br />“At a time where young drivers are already penalised through higher insurance premiums, the government should avoid action that further limits the opportunities offered by learning to drive.”<br /><br />Currently, there are similar schemes in place in other countries to help improve the road safety of younger drivers. Countries include many EU countries and parts of Australia and Canada. <br /><br /><h4>When Will The Scheme Be Enforced? </h4>As it stands, the scheme is still in conversation stages. There are currently no further details on how the proposed system would work in practice, including the duration drivers would be classified as ‘newly-qualified’. Draganhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/01997806309231744175noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4070234179466107453.post-65416955412924115542019-07-03T03:41:00.002-07:002019-07-03T03:42:08.713-07:007 Car Maintenance Checks That You Should Definitely Be Doing<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><img alt="7 Car Maintenance Checks That You Should Definitely de Doing" border="0" data-original-height="1067" data-original-width="1600" height="266" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ZsgGiOjuny8/XRyDZFbZYbI/AAAAAAAAAcI/Gctyjl2rQK0jiqd8gWGvjTPAW1pl-npIACLcBGAs/s400/accident-adult-auto-2244746.jpg" title="" width="400" /></div><br /><h2 style="text-align: center;">7 Car Maintenance Checks That You Should&nbsp;</h2><h2 style="text-align: center;">Definitely, Be Doing</h2><div style="text-align: center;">Performing regular car maintenance checks both above and under the bonnet is an essential responsibility for any motorist. Whether you have a long journey ahead or just your yearly MOT, performing these simple checks regularly could save a lot of time and money as well as keeping you safe on the road.</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">To keep your car in good working order and on the right side of the law, here are seven simple checks that you can perform on your driveway.&nbsp;</div><br /><h3>Fuel</h3><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><img alt="Fuel" border="0" data-original-height="1065" data-original-width="1600" height="266" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-tUhvpA46CQs/XRyDywjOIBI/AAAAAAAAAcQ/IwyzsFJIzGcx-jKdm15_FkPy3f2v5NfMgCEwYBhgL/s400/car-filling-station-fuel-pump-9796.jpg" title="" width="400" /></div><div><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">Although it may seem like an obvious check, it is estimated that approximately 800,000 individuals run out of fuel on the roads each year. When you run your fuel tank down to nothing, the engine will start to draw air. A build-up of air can prevent your car from starting again, even after you have filled up.&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">If you are running your diesel vehicle on fumes, you are risking more severe damage, such as damaged seals and even fuel injectors. Save money and make sure you're topped up with enough fuel to get you to your destination.&nbsp;</div><br /><h3>Oil</h3><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><img alt="Oil" border="0" data-original-height="1068" data-original-width="1600" height="266" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-rlMEaTtOsJM/XRyD5EqD5YI/AAAAAAAAAcw/q7zy7pc1jWcV5uD92gdgvrhMQypBFVojACEwYBhgL/s400/automobile-car-check-1266019.jpg" title="" width="400" /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">Having the right level of oil is essential for keeping your engine happy and healthy, but did you know that one in three vehicles recovered in an emergency has dangerously low oil levels? Low oil levels can cause not only a breakdown, but it can also lead to catastrophic damage to the engine.</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">Ensure that you have enough oil for your journey by checking that the level is between the minimum and maximum mark on your car's dipstick. If you’re unsure what type of oil your car needs, check your owners manual or speak to a local mechanic or dealer.&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><h3>Coolant</h3><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-3Kxgm-L1oBE/XRyD90uTO0I/AAAAAAAAAc4/0Dx0nlhXtJwpInw01fKih_cWgwH953eXQCEwYBhgL/s1600/coolant.JPG" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Coolant" border="0" data-original-height="417" data-original-width="623" height="267" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-3Kxgm-L1oBE/XRyD90uTO0I/AAAAAAAAAc4/0Dx0nlhXtJwpInw01fKih_cWgwH953eXQCEwYBhgL/s400/coolant.JPG" title="" width="400" /></a></div><div><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">If you want to avoid your car freezing or even overheating, then it’s good practice to check your coolant levels. Although this shouldn’t need topping up between journeys, you should always double check, especially during the colder and warmer months.</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">If you notice that your coolant levels have fallen below the minimum marked level, you should top it up immediately. Always check your owners manual for the correct coolant and ensure that the engine is cold before you top up the reservoir.&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><h3>Screen Wash</h3><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-MpSWrp8kc3M/XRyD9-A3mnI/AAAAAAAAAc0/Za_8eRjVu20lQ49dvdbQh_FSAdaP5XYMQCEwYBhgL/s1600/car-maintenance-checks-screen-wash.jpg" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Screen Wash" border="0" data-original-height="520" data-original-width="790" height="262" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-MpSWrp8kc3M/XRyD9-A3mnI/AAAAAAAAAc0/Za_8eRjVu20lQ49dvdbQh_FSAdaP5XYMQCEwYBhgL/s400/car-maintenance-checks-screen-wash.jpg" title="" width="400" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">Screen wash is regularly used throughout the year, so it’s essential to make sure that your levels are adequate for your journey. During the colder months, snow and grit can very quickly cause a dirty window, while during the Summer smears from pollen and insects can obstruct your view.&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">Keep your windscreen clear by checking your levels regularly.&nbsp;</div><h3>Engine Air Filter</h3><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-r7v-hY6g6Qo/XRyD9y_SfbI/AAAAAAAAAc4/K72Llk4EQygtvLjPQiX53ES9lsiyl0dqACEwYBhgL/s1600/car-parts-guide-air-filter.jpg" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Engine Air Filter" border="0" data-original-height="520" data-original-width="790" height="262" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-r7v-hY6g6Qo/XRyD9y_SfbI/AAAAAAAAAc4/K72Llk4EQygtvLjPQiX53ES9lsiyl0dqACEwYBhgL/s400/car-parts-guide-air-filter.jpg" title="" width="400" /></a></div><div><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">Engine air filters protect your engine by preventing harmful debris, dirt and other contaminants from entering. A faulty or even clogged-up air filter can reduce your overall fuel efficiency and also lead to a reduction in engine power. Mechanics recommend replacing the filter once a year or 12,000 miles.</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">If you have noticed a drop in fuel efficiency, or feel that your car isn’t pulling as much power from the engine, it may mean that it’s time for a replacement. The fuel filter can be located under the bonnet, in a black box. Always consult your owners manual for full instructions.&nbsp;</div><br /><h3>Rubber</h3><div><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/--4ZesXt_c3k/XRyD2pqtPKI/AAAAAAAAAcw/itSfuaxG1dgks8aKeuJ9ldUTnehsLRM3wCEwYBhgL/s1600/auto-automobile-car-576332.jpg" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Car Rubber" border="0" data-original-height="1067" data-original-width="1600" height="266" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/--4ZesXt_c3k/XRyD2pqtPKI/AAAAAAAAAcw/itSfuaxG1dgks8aKeuJ9ldUTnehsLRM3wCEwYBhgL/s400/auto-automobile-car-576332.jpg" title="" width="400" /></a></div><div><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">When you think of rubber, you may only be thinking about your tyres. However, tyres and windscreen wipers are both necessities that shouldn’t be neglected. Tyres undergo pressure every journey, so checking the air levels and tread depth is vital. The minimum level of the tread is 1.6m. However, it is advised that during the Winter months your tyres should have 3mm to assist with traction and grip.&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">Keeping the wheels that keep you on the road in a healthy condition is as important as being able to see where you are going. Wiper blades are used regularly and wear over time. If you’ve noticed the rubber splitting or that they are not clearing the screen as well as they used to, then it’s time for a new set!&nbsp;</div><br /><h3>Brakes</h3><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-qqXS4qMPphI/XRyD5gC8P5I/AAAAAAAAAcs/AmeaMRuTxZsefw1r2kap7f3xB_xD14_DACEwYBhgL/s1600/automobile-automotive-black-2220728.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Brakes" border="0" data-original-height="1068" data-original-width="1600" height="266" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-qqXS4qMPphI/XRyD5gC8P5I/AAAAAAAAAcs/AmeaMRuTxZsefw1r2kap7f3xB_xD14_DACEwYBhgL/s400/automobile-automotive-black-2220728.jpg" title="" width="400" /></a></div><div><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">While we look at our cars as a means to get out on the road and to get going, it’s also imperative to be able to stop the momentum safely. The importance of functioning brakes can’t be stressed enough, so keeping them properly maintained is essential.&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">To ensure your brakes are in good working order, first check the brake fluid and top up if necessary. The brake fluid can be located within your engine bay. If you have noticed that your brakes have started to score or make a loud noise while braking, it’s vital that you get a mechanic to look at your brake pads as soon as possible.&nbsp;</div><br /><br /><br /><a href="http://www.megavaux.co.uk/">Looking for a part for your Vauxhall</a>? Get in touch with our team today, we have been around for many years, and it’s safe to say we know our stuff when it comes to all things Vauxhall.Draganhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/01997806309231744175noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4070234179466107453.post-89714432739667857952019-06-05T06:31:00.002-07:002019-06-05T06:34:48.616-07:00Vauxhall Is Offering £4,000 To Scrap Your Old Car<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><img alt="Vauxhall" border="0" data-original-height="1067" data-original-width="1600" height="266" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-tDl5gpQglvM/XPfC8297JxI/AAAAAAAAAb0/EkFK3fBYM8AhKLfFIs9NUkOKpYfxtC5mwCLcBGAs/s400/9c3ee5f1-14ec-43b6-b4ea-11e55b026fe7.jpg" title="" width="400" /></div><div style="text-align: center;">(image source: Vauxhall)&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">If you’re looking to upgrade your old Vauxhall for a newer model, now could be the perfect time to make the change. Vauxhall has officially revived its scrappage scheme.&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">This June, Vauxhall is offering car buyers a minimum £4,000 guaranteed scrappage allowance or £3,000 extra part-exchange value as a part of their ‘Trade-Up’ sales campaign.&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">However, there are a few terms and conditions that you will need to fulfil before you qualify.&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">In order to take advantage of this deal, customers would have to be trading in a vehicle that’s at least seven years old and has been registered in the driver's name for a minimum of 90 days.&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: left;"><b>Allowing customers a discount on the following vehicles:&nbsp;</b></div><div style="text-align: left;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: left;">· Astra</div><div style="text-align: left;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: left;">· Mokka X</div><div style="text-align: left;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: left;">· Crossland X</div><div style="text-align: left;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: left;">· Grandland X</div><div style="text-align: left;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: left;">· Viva Rocks</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: left;">Vauxhall is keen to express that prospective customers will be offered ‘at least’ £4,000 for cars intended for the scrapper, meaning that there may be extra savings to be had!&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: left;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: left;">If you’re keen to get in on the savings, but your car doesn’t meet the seven-year-old scrappage requirement, there is still an incentive for you. As a part of their ‘Trade-Up’ sales campaign Vauxhall is offering a minimum of £3,000 in savings to be provided on top of the value of the car being traded in!&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: left;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: left;">Looking to simply scrap your car? <a href="https://www.scrapyourcaronline.co.uk/" target="_blank">Click Here</a></div>Draganhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/01997806309231744175noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4070234179466107453.post-52589048852729975032019-05-03T09:04:00.001-07:002019-05-03T09:04:31.987-07:00How Will Self-Driving Cars Work?<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.megavaux.co.uk/" target="_blank"><img alt="Self-Driving Cars" border="0" data-original-height="722" data-original-width="1000" height="462" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-cKKJjhMQIHc/XMxlC4FNjEI/AAAAAAAAAbk/Bco2WHkDeKgNf7mkpPAfTm3uV74QsBXxgCEwYBhgL/s640/377130-PBQQG7-1.jpg" title="" width="640" /></a></div><h2 style="text-align: center;">How Will Self-Driving Cars Work?</h2><div>The latest technological advancements in self-driving cars have been incredible, and everyone from Tesla to Google are working on their prototype. Self-driving cars, also known as autonomous cars can drive without any input from a driver, with the car completely controlling itself. If these new technologies continue to develop and take off, this could radically change our current transport system.</div><br />These autonomous cars work by internally mapping their surroundings, using a range of intelligent sensors monitoring different things. These sensors differ from prototype to prototype but have used; radar, lasers, high powered cameras or sonar. Computers within the car then process all of the information from these sensors to intuitively map their location and know what is surrounding the car, and what hazards there might be.<br /><br />Once the car is aware of its surroundings It can steer, accelerate and break accordingly. The car is programmed to follow rules of the road such as speed limits and stop lights, but is also instilled with responsive rules such as object avoidance and ‘Smart Object discrimination’.<br /><br />It is estimated 90% of road accidents are caused by human error, whether the person is distracted, under the influence or simply made a mistake, human error can be deadly. The hope is that autonomous cars will reduce accidents by eliminating the human error aspect. These self-driving cars will soon be able to communicate with each other, this will help to avoid accidents as they will know what the other cars are doing around them.<br /><br />This tech is not without its risks however, in 1018 a self-driving car that was being tested on the streets struck and killed a cyclist who was trying to cross the busy road. Whilst the cause of this incident is still under investigation, it has reminded people that there are risks, this technology is still in its infancy and will still have a lot of issues to work out before it can be set loose on our roads.Draganhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/01997806309231744175noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4070234179466107453.post-37469040244352300192019-04-01T08:30:00.000-07:002019-04-01T08:30:04.296-07:00Fly Tip & Risk Getting Your Car Crushed<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-3YWnatW899E/XJyV3pnAF2I/AAAAAAAAAbE/59Fk00n_dwoYCc77ZDghi3_PqfXlZ3oNgCLcBGAs/s1600/ScrapCarUK.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="360" data-original-width="555" height="410" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-3YWnatW899E/XJyV3pnAF2I/AAAAAAAAAbE/59Fk00n_dwoYCc77ZDghi3_PqfXlZ3oNgCLcBGAs/s640/ScrapCarUK.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><br />You may have seen examples of fly-tipping in many locations across the country. Discarded mattresses, electrical good and even bin bags full of unwanted items and rubbish are some of the common sights when it comes to fly-tipping. However, Ashfield District Council have been working hard to not only clean up the unwanted mess but also working towards clamping down on this unpleasant and illegal act.<div><br /></div><h3>What exactly is Fly-tipping?</h3>Fly-tipping is officially recognised as an illegal deposit of any waste onto land that does not have a licence to accept it. Not only is fly-tipping an unwanted sight to our local community, but it can also be extremely hazardous to members of the public. Some waste may contain toxic materials or asbestos, which in turn could directly damage water sources and even the quality of the soil. <br /><br /><h3>Ashfield District Council Intervention</h3>Fly-tipping is considered as a serious criminal offence and up until recently offenders could be served with a fine up to £50,000. However, Ashfield District Council has now gained the authority to crush any vehicles found fly-tipping. <br /><br /><h3>Ashfield District Council Visit Scrap Your Car Online: </h3>Find out in the video below what could happen to your car if you are caught fly-tipping in the local area.<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><iframe width="320" height="266" class="YOUTUBE-iframe-video" data-thumbnail-src="https://i.ytimg.com/vi/O8BYvaFBeRo/0.jpg" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/O8BYvaFBeRo?feature=player_embedded" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></div><div><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://www.chad.co.uk/news/environment/ashfield-district-council-receives-powers-to-crush-fly-tippers-vehicles-1-9663316" target="_blank">Click Here For More Information</a></div>Draganhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/01997806309231744175noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4070234179466107453.post-33768429828609775272019-03-07T06:09:00.000-08:002019-03-07T06:09:56.918-08:00Are Mandatory Speed Limiters Coming Soon?<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-kXdd4HEztk4/XIEiBa3OK5I/AAAAAAAAAa4/hWngs5zaOG4wuTVCmODj5u34GRTMFiV3QCLcBGAs/s1600/pexels-photo-228094%2B%25286%2529.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="683" data-original-width="1050" height="416" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-kXdd4HEztk4/XIEiBa3OK5I/AAAAAAAAAa4/hWngs5zaOG4wuTVCmODj5u34GRTMFiV3QCLcBGAs/s640/pexels-photo-228094%2B%25286%2529.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><br /><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: inherit;">A proposal has been approved by the European Transport Safety Council, which plans to see all new cars fitted with devices to physically restrict them to speed limits. The plan put forward states within the next 3 years, all new cars sold in the EU will have to be fitted with one of these automatic speed limiters as standard. This device is called intelligent speed assistance (ISA) and will use GPS data or traffic sign recognition cameras to know what the speed limit is and enforce it.</span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: inherit;"><br /></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="line-height: 107%;"><span style="font-family: inherit;">If a driver does go up to the speed limit the device would not let the speed go into illegal speeds unless the driver pressed forcefully on the accelerator. This would override the system and would take the speed up, however visual and audio alerts would repeatedly signal that the car is over the limit until the speed was brought back down.</span></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="line-height: 107%;"><span style="font-family: inherit;"><br /></span></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="line-height: 107%;">All cars produced from 2020 will have these devices, but they have already been installed in some cars out now! For all of those worried about the limits there is going to be an off button for these machines, at least when they are first implemented. The ability to disable the device is an attempt to make people more tolerant to them being introduced, but they are expected to be permanently on at a later date.</span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="line-height: 107%;"><br /></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="line-height: 107%;">These ISA’s are being implemented to make roads safer and lower the rates of injury and death by dangerous driving. There’s also a move to implement and enforced black boxes and lane assist systems in all cars, but there are currently no plans in place for this.&nbsp;</span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="line-height: 107%;"><br /></span></div>Draganhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/01997806309231744175noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4070234179466107453.post-15124072441907269322019-02-21T08:58:00.000-08:002019-02-21T08:58:47.950-08:004 European Road Trips Ideal For Spring 2019<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-yHGPjH-hGVw/XG7VejA-XPI/AAAAAAAAAaA/8YN6C4o166cqLTc56f_bn7yqpP2BuVUXQCLcBGAs/s1600/New%2BProject%2B%252824%2529.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="900" data-original-width="1300" height="276" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-yHGPjH-hGVw/XG7VejA-XPI/AAAAAAAAAaA/8YN6C4o166cqLTc56f_bn7yqpP2BuVUXQCLcBGAs/s400/New%2BProject%2B%252824%2529.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><br /><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: &quot;times&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">With spring just around the corner, now is the perfect time to start planning a European road trip. Although it may not be everyone’s first choice, road trips are ideal for motoring enthusiasts. With almost no limitations, road trips can allow you to get a real feel for what a country has to offer. <o:p></o:p></span></div><br /><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: &quot;times&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">However, with so many beautiful destinations on offer, it can be difficult to settle on one location. So, that’s why we have put together five perfect European road trip ideas, ideal for this spring!</span></div><span style="font-family: &quot;times&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><div><h3><b><span style="font-family: &quot;times&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Germany – Experience the Autobahn</span></b></h3><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-ox2PueKlELM/XG7VtfHwGKI/AAAAAAAAAaE/CI7USomBLwkIxrMSBUON5I6wT72JGQeLQCLcBGAs/s1600/autobahn-blurred-car-20411.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span style="font-family: &quot;times&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1021" data-original-width="1600" height="254" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-ox2PueKlELM/XG7VtfHwGKI/AAAAAAAAAaE/CI7USomBLwkIxrMSBUON5I6wT72JGQeLQCLcBGAs/s400/autobahn-blurred-car-20411.jpg" width="400" /></span></a></div><div><b><span style="font-family: &quot;times&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span></b></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: &quot;times&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Every enthusiastic motorist finds themselves on the famous Autobahn at one stage or another. The famed German highway system has no speed limits in non-urban regions, making it the perfect location to quench the thurst of budding motor-racing enthusiasts. <o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: &quot;times&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Alongside the unrestricted speed limits, the Autobahn takes drivers through a vast amount of beautiful German countryside. Popular tourist locations include The Black Forest, Munich, Neuschwanstein and Hamburg.&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: &quot;times&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span></div><h3><b><span style="font-family: &quot;times&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Italy – Drive the Amalfi Coast</span></b></h3><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-D3ldeUKEU_g/XG7V7xMrktI/AAAAAAAAAaM/UzfMXbp6wOsi38xAxIjAv_c-BZZcE39VgCLcBGAs/s1600/amalfi-amalfi-coast-architecture-373575.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span style="font-family: &quot;times&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1039" data-original-width="1600" height="254" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-D3ldeUKEU_g/XG7V7xMrktI/AAAAAAAAAaM/UzfMXbp6wOsi38xAxIjAv_c-BZZcE39VgCLcBGAs/s400/amalfi-amalfi-coast-architecture-373575.jpg" width="400" /></span></a></div><div><b><span style="font-family: &quot;times&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span></b></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="line-height: 105%;"><span style="font-family: &quot;times&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">The Amalfi Coast is located in the south of Italy and is a sought out location for many holidaymakers. Offering travellers a rich variety of beautiful architecture, history and breathe taking scenery, this truly is one of the best road trips in Europe.</span></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 11pt; line-height: 105%;"><span style="font-family: &quot;times&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span></span></div><h3><b><span style="font-family: &quot;times&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Austria – Grossglockner High Alpine Road </span></b></h3><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"> <tbody><tr> <td height="0" width="59"></td> </tr><tr> <td></td> <td><span style="font-family: &quot;times&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span></td> </tr></tbody></table><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/--TSyjJ20u_Y/XG7XSuwiNfI/AAAAAAAAAac/QSpqF_3-rGcnSHHgvQiCaXUncX-Ol5iBgCLcBGAs/s1600/thumbnail_image1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span style="font-family: &quot;times&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><img border="0" data-original-height="960" data-original-width="1280" height="300" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/--TSyjJ20u_Y/XG7XSuwiNfI/AAAAAAAAAac/QSpqF_3-rGcnSHHgvQiCaXUncX-Ol5iBgCLcBGAs/s400/thumbnail_image1.jpg" width="400" /></span></a></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="line-height: 105%;"><span style="font-family: &quot;times&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"> <!--[if gte vml 1]><o:wrapblock><v:shapetype id="_x0000_t75" coordsize="21600,21600" o:spt="75" o:preferrelative="t" path="m@4@5l@4@11@9@11@9@5xe" filled="f" stroked="f"> <v:stroke joinstyle="miter"/> <v:formulas> <v:f eqn="if lineDrawn pixelLineWidth 0"/> <v:f eqn="sum @0 1 0"/> <v:f eqn="sum 0 0 @1"/> <v:f eqn="prod @2 1 2"/> <v:f eqn="prod @3 21600 pixelWidth"/> <v:f eqn="prod @3 21600 pixelHeight"/> <v:f eqn="sum @0 0 1"/> <v:f eqn="prod @6 1 2"/> <v:f eqn="prod @7 21600 pixelWidth"/> <v:f eqn="sum @8 21600 0"/> <v:f eqn="prod @7 21600 pixelHeight"/> <v:f eqn="sum @10 21600 0"/> </v:formulas> <v:path o:extrusionok="f" gradientshapeok="t" o:connecttype="rect"/> <o:lock v:ext="edit" aspectratio="t"/> </v:shapetype><v:shape id="Picture_x0020_3" o:spid="_x0000_s1026" type="#_x0000_t75" style='position:absolute;margin-left:44.25pt;margin-top:51.35pt;width:363.25pt; height:272.25pt;z-index:251660288;visibility:visible;mso-wrap-style:square; mso-wrap-distance-left:9pt;mso-wrap-distance-top:0;mso-wrap-distance-right:9pt; mso-wrap-distance-bottom:0;mso-position-horizontal:absolute; mso-position-horizontal-relative:margin;mso-position-vertical:absolute; mso-position-vertical-relative:text'> <v:imagedata src="file:///C:/Users/Hgibbons/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image001.jpg" o:title=""/> <w:wrap type="topAndBottom" anchorx="margin"/> </v:shape><![endif]--><!--[if !vml]--> <!--[endif]--><!--[if gte vml 1]></o:wrapblock><![endif]--><br clear="ALL" /><span style="line-height: 105%;">If your road trip tick boxes include mountain roads and endless untouched countryside, then Austria is the perfect location. Take to the highest surfaced mountain pass road in Austria and enjoy nearly 50km of breath-taking mountain views.&nbsp;</span></span></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="line-height: 105%;"><span style="line-height: 105%;"><span style="font-family: &quot;times&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span></span></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="line-height: 105%;"><span style="font-family: &quot;times&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><span style="line-height: 105%;"></span></span></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: &quot;times&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">At the highest point of 2,505m, the Grossglockner mountain can be enjoyed from a variety of viewpoints and coffee shops along the way. Accessible from Kaprun, the high alpine road is a tolled road, prices for vehicles can be found <span class="MsoHyperlink"><a href="https://www.grossglockner.at/gg/en/onlineticketing/ticketing">here.</a></span></span><o:p></o:p></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: &quot;times&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span></div><h3><b>Ireland – Ring of Kerry</b></h3></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/--nK-Zias1l0/XG7YcEfIDSI/AAAAAAAAAak/eB-9L5HnLLYS9JpE72zMHN9-LJ3d818YQCLcBGAs/s1600/cliff-coast-daylight-1649273.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1068" data-original-width="1600" height="265" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/--nK-Zias1l0/XG7YcEfIDSI/AAAAAAAAAak/eB-9L5HnLLYS9JpE72zMHN9-LJ3d818YQCLcBGAs/s400/cliff-coast-daylight-1649273.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div><span style="font-family: &quot;calibri&quot; , sans-serif; font-size: 11.0pt; line-height: 105%;"><br /></span></div><div><span style="line-height: 105%;"><span style="font-family: &quot;times&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Get a real feel for what Ireland has to offer, by embarking on the 111-mile circular route that takes you through the stunning countryside, historic villages and white sandy beaches. Although this famous road trip can be completed in just under four hours, why not take your time and spread this road trip over a long weekend.</span></span></div><div><span style="line-height: 105%;"><span style="font-family: &quot;times&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span></span></div><div><span style="line-height: 105%;"><span style="font-family: &quot;times&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span></span></div>Draganhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/01997806309231744175noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4070234179466107453.post-68182401592605201092019-01-03T02:51:00.000-08:002019-01-03T02:54:59.026-08:00How To Jump Start A Car<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-PK1KL58RNN0/XC3XWHCM_7I/AAAAAAAAAZs/d9bOehCUfZsnECCsZkZk2W2wtKgt3p54gCLcBGAs/s1600/pexels-photo-228094%2B%25285%2529.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="683" data-original-width="1050" height="260" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-PK1KL58RNN0/XC3XWHCM_7I/AAAAAAAAAZs/d9bOehCUfZsnECCsZkZk2W2wtKgt3p54gCLcBGAs/s400/pexels-photo-228094%2B%25285%2529.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><br /><br />As we head into some cold weather and possible snow it is important to know how to jump start your car battery in case of an emergency. Cold weather can really wear down batteries and make them more prone to draining and not turning on in the morning when you need them. Other things like leaving lights on, the battery being defective or general age of the battery, can all contribute to a battery that won’t start.<br />If you get stuck in the cold this winter then follow these simple steps to get your car up and running again!<br /><div><br /></div><div><div><br /></div><div><div class="MsoNormal"></div><ul><li>To get started you will need, jump leads and to find another car with a good battery to jump start yours on. Avoid using a hybrid or an electric car as this can damage their car.</li><li>Ensure that all electricals in the car are switched off including, the lights, the radio and sat-nav etc. For safety reasons ensure you are not wearing anything metal, or that anything metal can touch the battery.</li><li>Check over the battery before you begin. Do not attempt to jump start the car if there is any visible damage to the battery.</li><li>Pull the other car in as close to yours as possible. Switch both cars off, open the bonnets and remove the keys from the ignitions.</li><li>Attach the red cable to the positive side of the dead battery, this should be recognisable by a red cover or a plus symbol +. You may have to remove a cover to access these metal attachments. Then attach the other end of the red cable to the positive side of the working battery. Again, this should be clear by a red cover or + symbol.</li><li>Attach one end of the black cable to the negative side of the good battery. This will feature a – minus symbol. Attach the other end of this black cable, to an unpainted metal part of the engine.</li><li>Start the car that is helping, after a minute or so attempt to start the engine of the car with the drained battery. If the battery does not start with this help it may be time to call a garage.</li><li>If the engine does start up again, let both of the cars run for 5 mins before removing the cables.</li><li>Be careful when removing the cables. Ensure both cars are switched off disconnect the black cable first, start from the car with the drained battery.</li><li>Drive your car around for about 30 minutes to let the engine recharge as much as possible.</li></ul><o:p></o:p><br /><div class="MsoNormal"><o:p></o:p></div><div class="MsoNormal"><o:p></o:p></div><div class="MsoNormal"><o:p></o:p></div><div class="MsoNormal"><o:p></o:p></div><div class="MsoNormal"><o:p></o:p></div><div class="MsoNormal"><o:p></o:p></div><div class="MsoNormal"><o:p></o:p></div><div class="MsoNormal"><o:p></o:p></div><div class="MsoNormal"><o:p></o:p></div></div></div><div><br /></div><div><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">If your battery keeps dying you may need a new battery or other car parts.</div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.megavaux.co.uk/" target="_blank">Search on Megavaux today if you’re looking for Vauxhall parts!</a><br /><br /><br /></div>Draganhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/01997806309231744175noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4070234179466107453.post-79201567751125336972018-12-04T02:32:00.001-08:002018-12-04T02:32:16.714-08:00How to Claim Against a Pothole<h2 style="text-align: center;"><b>How To Claim Against A Pothole</b></h2><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-pFeZD_Gw0JM/XAZXgvpW8jI/AAAAAAAAAZg/yQzsoehKcAQ2zP1nbkTDxgoxWyaFVSh0gCLcBGAs/s1600/New%2BProject%2B%252812%2529.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="350" data-original-width="550" height="252" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-pFeZD_Gw0JM/XAZXgvpW8jI/AAAAAAAAAZg/yQzsoehKcAQ2zP1nbkTDxgoxWyaFVSh0gCLcBGAs/s400/New%2BProject%2B%252812%2529.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div><b><br /></b></div><div class="MsoNormal">Potholes are a common sight on many roads within the UK, especially around springtime. No matter how hard we try to avoid them, there is always that one pothole that catches us off-guard. If you are fortunate enough to leave a hit pothole with all coils and tyres in tacked, then you can drive off with little concern. <o:p></o:p></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal">However, if you have been made a victim by a nasty pothole that has left you with a deflated tyre or broken coils, you can claim compensation.</div><h3 style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;<b style="text-align: center; text-indent: -18pt;">Collect the Evidence</b></h3><div class="MsoListParagraph">The first action that you should take after hitting a pothole is to collect all the evidence possible from the scene. This includes the exact location of the pothole, photographs showing the pothole and any photos of any damage caused when you hit it. <o:p></o:p></div><div class="MsoListParagraph"><br /></div><div class="MsoListParagraph">If safe to do so, return to the pothole with a ruler or measuring tape. Place the ruler or measuring tape in the bottom of the hole and take a photograph. By doing this, it illustrates how deep the pothole is.<span style="text-align: center; text-indent: -18pt;">&nbsp;</span></div><h3 style="text-align: center; text-indent: -18pt;"><b style="text-align: left; text-indent: -18pt;">Report the Pothole</b></h3><div class="MsoListParagraph">Once you have collected all the evidence you now need to report the pothole to your highways agency or local authority. They are responsible for maintaining the roads in your local area and will need to organise a repair in due course. <o:p></o:p></div><div class="MsoListParagraph"><br /></div><h3 style="text-align: center; text-indent: -18pt;"><b>Keep Your Receipts </b></h3><div class="MsoListParagraph">It is unlikely that you will be compensated before you need your car back on the road.<o:p></o:p></div><div class="MsoListParagraph"><br /></div><div class="MsoListParagraph">This means that you will need to pay to get any damages fixed before receiving any possible money. Once your car has been fixed, ensure that you get a receipt for all work carried out to repair the damage, this will vital evidence in your case.</div><h3 style="text-align: center; text-indent: -18pt;"><b><span style="font-size: 7pt; font-stretch: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;</span></b><!--[endif]--><b>Make A Claim <o:p></o:p></b></h3><div class="MsoListParagraph">Each local authority has a specific protocol when it comes to claiming against a pothole. Contact your local council to find out what information they require and start the claim proceedings.<br /><br /></div><h3 style="text-align: center;"><b>I’ve Submitted A Claim – What Now? </b></h3><div class="MsoNormal">Now that you have submitted your claim, you may be starting to consider what you can do if you aren’t happy with your compensation offer or rejection. <o:p></o:p></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /><br /></div><h3 style="text-align: center;"><b>I’ve Received A Pothole Offer I’m Not Happy With </b></h3><div class="MsoNormal">You may feel that you have no control over what the council can offer you, but this is not the case. Don’t be afraid to negotiate costs of repairs with your local authority<o:p></o:p></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><h3 style="text-align: center;"><b>My Pothole Claim Was Rejected – What Can I Do? </b></h3><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;"><b><br /></b></div><div class="MsoNormal">If your pothole claim has been rejected, you may be able to appeal the claim. Put in a request for the council’s road inspection reports. Once you have them you can check to see if they have followed the process as required. If the claim hasn’t followed protocol you can appeal for a review. <o:p></o:p></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><h3 style="text-align: center;"><b>My Local Authority Still Aren’t Paying for The Pothole Damage</b></h3><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;"><b><br /></b></div><div class="MsoNormal">If you are struggling to reach a resolution with your local authority you can take your pothole claim to a small claims court. Seek legal advice before going down this route. If your legal team are in support of your claim and believe they can help you get the compensation you can further pursue your claim for your pothole damages. <o:p></o:p></div><br /><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div>Draganhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/01997806309231744175noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4070234179466107453.post-84227428901047573912018-11-01T05:17:00.000-07:002018-11-01T05:17:11.719-07:00Cold Morning Tips: How To Safely Clear Your Window Screen<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-pU0N5aqQDoM/W9mZ71Hq30I/AAAAAAAAAZQ/0VfhBqzIlkw8KD32vfz-2f4Efb5nSnvhwCEwYBhgL/s1600/pexels-photo-228094%2B%25284%2529%2B%25281%2529.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="683" data-original-width="1050" height="260" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-pU0N5aqQDoM/W9mZ71Hq30I/AAAAAAAAAZQ/0VfhBqzIlkw8KD32vfz-2f4Efb5nSnvhwCEwYBhgL/s400/pexels-photo-228094%2B%25284%2529%2B%25281%2529.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><h1 align="center" style="text-align: center;">How To Defrost Your Car Windows Quickly And Safely<o:p></o:p></h1><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;">Winter is coming, and based on reports it's going to be a cold one!<o:p></o:p></div><div class="MsoNormal">As temperatures are already dropping, get ready for the dreaded morning routine of thawing your car before you can drive off to work. We look at some of the best tips to defrost your window quickly and safely! <o:p></o:p></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><h3>Tips<o:p></o:p></h3><div class="MsoListParagraphCxSpFirst" style="mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; text-indent: -18.0pt;"></div><ul><li><span style="text-indent: -18pt;">Use a scraper, be careful to hold the scraper at an angle and to not scratch or damage your glass. If the ice is too thick for this to be effective, try combining it with some other options below.</span></li><li><span style="text-indent: -18pt;">Use a card if you don’t have a scraper in a pinch. Make sure to choose a more disposable card though, such as a loyalty card. Do not risk bending your credit card or drivers </span>licence<span style="text-indent: -18pt;">!</span></li><li><span style="font-size: 7pt; font-stretch: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;</span><span style="text-indent: -18pt;">Use a de-icer, available in aerosol or spray forms, leave the spray to sink into the ice for a couple minutes before you go in with a scraper and it should be a lot easier.</span></li><li><span style="text-indent: -18pt;">Use your car heater, turn the heating up all of the </span>way<span style="text-indent: -18pt;">, and aim the fans at your windows. This will start the ice defrosting from the inside and will really help when you come to scrape it off!</span></li><li><span style="text-indent: -18pt;">Lukewarm water, use the water to soften up the ice as you scrape at it. Be careful to only use lukewarm water and not hot.</span></li><li><span style="text-indent: -18pt;">A solution of rubbing alcohol and water, one part water to two parts alcohol is supposed to clear the ice right up!</span></li></ul><div style="text-indent: -24px;"><h3 style="text-indent: 0px;">What Not To Do<o:p></o:p></h3><div class="MsoListParagraphCxSpFirst" style="text-indent: -18pt;"></div><ul style="text-indent: 0px;"><li><span style="font-size: 7pt; font-stretch: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;</span><span style="text-indent: -18pt;">Do not use boiling water! It is tempting to want to get rid of the ice as soon as possible, but boiling water will cause the glass to change temperatures dramatically which causes cracks or weakness in the glass.</span></li><li><span style="text-indent: -18pt;">Don’t use anything sharp. Don’t chip away at the ice with a sharp object, this will chip or scratch your glass.</span></li><li><span style="text-indent: -18pt;">Do not drive, this seems obvious but&nbsp;</span>do<span style="text-indent: -18pt;">&nbsp;not start driving and hope the glass will clear up quickly. This is not only dangerous but it’s against the law.</span></li><li><span style="text-indent: -18pt;">Don’t leave your car running as you go inside, there are reports every year of people getting their cars stolen as they were inside waiting for them to heat up.</span></li></ul></div><div><h3>Prevention<o:p></o:p></h3><div class="MsoNormal">To prevent ice build-up try using something to cover your windows at night to reduce the amount of ice on there by the morning. You can get tarps or window covers, but even a folded sheet will help. Getting a ‘night before de-icer’ is also a good option, spray it on the windows as you park up for the night and in the morning you will have less or no ice! Or try getting a de-icer for your window cleaning solution, to similar effects, this should help prevent the ice building up. They coat the window in a film and help prevent the ice sticking.&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></div></div><br /><div style="text-indent: -24px;"><br /></div><o:p></o:p><br /><div class="MsoListParagraphCxSpMiddle" style="mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; text-indent: -18.0pt;"><o:p></o:p></div><div class="MsoListParagraphCxSpMiddle" style="mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; text-indent: -18.0pt;"><o:p></o:p></div><div class="MsoListParagraphCxSpLast" style="mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; text-indent: -18.0pt;"><o:p></o:p></div><div class="MsoListParagraphCxSpFirst" style="mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; text-indent: -18.0pt;"> </div><div><br /></div><o:p></o:p><br /><div class="MsoListParagraphCxSpMiddle" style="mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; text-indent: -18.0pt;"><o:p></o:p></div><div class="MsoListParagraphCxSpMiddle" style="mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; text-indent: -18.0pt;"><o:p></o:p></div><div class="MsoListParagraphCxSpMiddle" style="mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; text-indent: -18.0pt;"><o:p></o:p></div><div class="MsoListParagraphCxSpMiddle" style="mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; text-indent: -18.0pt;"><o:p></o:p></div>Draganhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/01997806309231744175noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4070234179466107453.post-31325167261816202912018-10-01T02:16:00.000-07:002018-10-01T02:17:00.443-07:006 Car Parts & Their Uses <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-6gdmS7IJrGE/W7Hk2SJZwtI/AAAAAAAAAZA/vZjn1QC5IaUi7AkjXQCMtXJ0u6I7j0bKwCLcBGAs/s1600/MegaVaux%2BNews.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="315" data-original-width="560" height="225" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-6gdmS7IJrGE/W7Hk2SJZwtI/AAAAAAAAAZA/vZjn1QC5IaUi7AkjXQCMtXJ0u6I7j0bKwCLcBGAs/s400/MegaVaux%2BNews.png" width="400" /></a></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-GB" style="mso-ansi-language: EN-GB;">When it comes to motoring many of us know that operating a car involves the correct fuel, oil and yearly maintenance. If your mechanical expertise does not extend much further than this, you have come to the right place. We have put together the 6 most common car parts and explain what they do.<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-GB" style="mso-ansi-language: EN-GB;">Looking for a Vauxhall car part? <a href="http://www.megavaux.co.uk/" target="_blank">Get in contact with MegaVaux today</a>! Specialising in Vauxhall car parts, we will either have the part your looking for in stock or order it for you. <o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal"><b style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;"><span lang="EN-GB" style="mso-ansi-language: EN-GB;">Engine<o:p></o:p></span></b></div><div class="MsoNormal"><b style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;"><span lang="EN-GB" style="mso-ansi-language: EN-GB;"><br /></span></b></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-GB" style="mso-ansi-language: EN-GB;">The car engine is the heart beat behind everything. Found within your engine bay, the car engine works by allowing fuel and air to filter into the engines cylinders. When the fuel and air feeds into the cylinders a small combustion takes place. The combustion causes a rapid expansion of gases in the form of heat which in turn creates the motion. <o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-GB" style="mso-ansi-language: EN-GB;"><br /></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><b style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;"><span lang="EN-GB" style="mso-ansi-language: EN-GB;">Ignition<o:p></o:p></span></b></div><div class="MsoNormal"><b style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;"><span lang="EN-GB" style="mso-ansi-language: EN-GB;"><br /></span></b></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-GB" style="mso-ansi-language: EN-GB;">When you turn the ignition switch on, you are allowing a current to flow to the battery. The ignition system generates a high voltage and sends it directly to each sparkplug. This ignites the fuel-air mixture in the engines combustion chambers, causing the combustion with the engine. <o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-GB" style="mso-ansi-language: EN-GB;"><br /></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><b style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;"><span lang="EN-GB" style="mso-ansi-language: EN-GB;">Muffler<o:p></o:p></span></b></div><div class="MsoNormal"><b style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;"><span lang="EN-GB" style="mso-ansi-language: EN-GB;"><br /></span></b></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-GB" style="mso-ansi-language: EN-GB;">Under your car you can find a metal container, which contains a series of sub-chambers inside. The muffler helps to reduce the overall engine noise. <o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-GB" style="mso-ansi-language: EN-GB;"><br /></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><b style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;"><span lang="EN-GB" style="mso-ansi-language: EN-GB;">Alternator<o:p></o:p></span></b></div><div class="MsoNormal"><b style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;"><span lang="EN-GB" style="mso-ansi-language: EN-GB;"><br /></span></b></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-GB" style="mso-ansi-language: EN-GB;">The alternator is responsible for all the electrics within your car. The alternator turns a magnet which sits within a wired coil. This rotating movement of the drive belt get turned into electricity, which produces a voltage to charge the cars battery. The car battery is then able to power all the cars electrical components, such as headlights, brake lights and internal electrics. <o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-GB" style="mso-ansi-language: EN-GB;"><br /></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><b style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;"><span lang="EN-GB" style="mso-ansi-language: EN-GB;">Radiator <o:p></o:p></span></b></div><div class="MsoNormal"><b style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;"><span lang="EN-GB" style="mso-ansi-language: EN-GB;"><br /></span></b></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-GB" style="mso-ansi-language: EN-GB;">The engine produces a lot of heat when it’s running, meaning that it needs a radiator to keep it at an optimum temperature. The radiator is located at the front of the car. It allows fresh air to run over and through all the radiator fins. The fins on the radiator are used to help absorb excess heat to ensure that car doesn’t overheat. Coolant is pumped through the engine block and into the radiator and picks up heat from the engine. <o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-GB" style="mso-ansi-language: EN-GB;"><br /></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><b style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;"><span lang="EN-GB" style="mso-ansi-language: EN-GB;">Transmission</span></b></div><div class="MsoNormal"><b style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;"><span lang="EN-GB" style="mso-ansi-language: EN-GB;"><br /></span></b></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-GB" style="mso-ansi-language: EN-GB;">The cars transmission ensures that the correct amount of power and torque goes from the engine to the wheels. This allows you to drive within different gear ratios according to the speed of the road. To shift between gears your engine and transmission must disconnect temporarily. When you push the clutch in your engine is disconnecting from the transmission. <o:p></o:p></span></div><br />Draganhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/01997806309231744175noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4070234179466107453.post-49152171850687386952018-09-01T09:30:00.000-07:002018-09-01T09:30:05.514-07:00Can Vauxhalls Take The New E10 Fuel?<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-SLGraM3HZ7g/W4kavvekKdI/AAAAAAAAAY0/DpfVB5AdolURNpgOG5kCWu0M9U6-bY8JwCLcBGAs/s1600/pexels-photo-228094%2B%25283%2529%2B%25281%2529.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="683" data-original-width="1050" height="260" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-SLGraM3HZ7g/W4kavvekKdI/AAAAAAAAAY0/DpfVB5AdolURNpgOG5kCWu0M9U6-bY8JwCLcBGAs/s400/pexels-photo-228094%2B%25283%2529%2B%25281%2529.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal">What is the new E10 Fuel?<o:p></o:p></div><div class="MsoNormal">The government is drafting plans to introduce a new E10 fuel to the UK. This fuel is already rolled out in other countries including Germany and France. E10 is a ‘biofuel’ – it is regular unleaded petrol made with 10% ethanol instead of the usual 5%. Which is hoped to be 2% less pollutive than usual unleaded petrol. The bioethanol in the fuel absorbs some of the carbon dioxide emitted which is why E10 is considered greener.</div><div class="MsoNormal"><o:p></o:p></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal">The problem with E10 is it cannot go into every petrol car as standard. Many older cars will be unable to run on the new eco-fuel, and this has delayed the release of E10 in the UK. Any car produced after 2011 will be E10 compatible – but many popular cars from just before this time, that are still on our roads, will be unable to change fuel. The official advice is that any car predating 2002 is unlikely to be compatible and are advised not to try as it can damage your vehicle. <o:p></o:p></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , sans-serif; letter-spacing: 0.1pt;">Vauxhall has previously said, <i>“E10 fuel can be used in all petrol-engine Vauxhall vehicles except models with the 2.2-litre direct-injection petrol engine (code Z22YH) used in Vectra, Signum, and Zafira.”</i><o:p></o:p></span></div>Draganhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/01997806309231744175noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4070234179466107453.post-66636733513396387542018-08-02T07:49:00.000-07:002018-08-03T07:14:58.977-07:00Check out The First Peak At The Brand-New styling For The Vauxhall Range<div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal"><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-LeP4ArqKWKA/W2MY2Yc9CWI/AAAAAAAAAYo/xMnRfgjiGvEwcUfy7xUTIeJwTJEGLw8DQCLcBGAs/s1600/pexels-photo-228094%2B%25282%2529.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="683" data-original-width="1050" height="260" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-LeP4ArqKWKA/W2MY2Yc9CWI/AAAAAAAAAYo/xMnRfgjiGvEwcUfy7xUTIeJwTJEGLw8DQCLcBGAs/s400/pexels-photo-228094%2B%25282%2529.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><br /><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal">Yesterday we were treated to a sneak peak of the Vauxhall GT X Experimental brand concept.<o:p></o:p></div><div class="MsoNormal">This is the new futuristic design that’s going to be a vision of Vauxhalls next decade of cars from 2019. Vauxhall is hoping this modern design direction will revamp the brand. Vauxhall’s Vice-President of design Mark Adams has said: “Design will be at the heart of everything that we do in the future. It will truly differentiate the Vauxhall brand, and make it sharper and more relevant to our core values.”<o:p></o:p></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-FHmEzHjeq9g/W2MXd1btjZI/AAAAAAAAAYY/bRJElmGLJIUkKHrLMzpAgcfOqkXTsKu2gCLcBGAs/s1600/a503979.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" data-original-height="901" data-original-width="1600" height="225" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-FHmEzHjeq9g/W2MXd1btjZI/AAAAAAAAAYY/bRJElmGLJIUkKHrLMzpAgcfOqkXTsKu2gCLcBGAs/s400/a503979.jpg" width="400" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">Photos By Vauxhall</td></tr></tbody></table><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal">While the images leave a lot to the imagination, what’s under the sheet gives us an idea of the shape of the new range, suggesting an updated hatchback body. Whilst the modern lights and general look appears similar to other ‘futuristic’ style cars such as other electric or hybrid models. Vauxhall has explained these lights are called ‘Vizors’ and will be a prominent feature on the future range.<o:p></o:p></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal">Overall Vauxhall has said the new range “will embrace its core values – British, Ingenious, Progressive and Approachable – and provide a template for the future design of its production cars”.<o:p></o:p></div><br /><div class="MsoNormal">What do you think is this a good direction for Vauxhall? Let us know in the comments!<o:p></o:p></div>Draganhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/01997806309231744175noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4070234179466107453.post-47717132420516068382018-07-02T08:34:00.001-07:002018-07-02T08:37:03.352-07:00Vauxhaull – 25 Years of the Corsa <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-KRJvqu2N9xY/WzpFRSUWEmI/AAAAAAAAAYA/6UFfjRc-ooMywW6gC3yJuqGZcy2XCAuFgCLcBGAs/s1600/pexels-photo-228094%2B%25282%2529.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="683" data-original-width="1050" height="260" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-KRJvqu2N9xY/WzpFRSUWEmI/AAAAAAAAAYA/6UFfjRc-ooMywW6gC3yJuqGZcy2XCAuFgCLcBGAs/s400/pexels-photo-228094%2B%25282%2529.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><br /><div class="MsoNormal">The Corsa model turns 25 this year! To celebrate this achievement Vauxhall released a list of 25 things you may not have known about the Corsa, Check it out below! <o:p></o:p></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: normal;"><b>As the iconic Corsa turns 25, here’s 25 things you may not know about it</b>&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></div><ol start="1" style="margin-top: 0cm;" type="1"><li class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: normal; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; tab-stops: list 36.0pt;">The original Corsa was introduced in an advert with supermodels Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, Christy Turlington and Linda Evangelista&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></li><li class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: normal; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; tab-stops: list 36.0pt;">It was once claimed that about 70% of learners make their first car purchase the same model as they pass their test in<sup>[1]</sup><o:p></o:p></li><li class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: normal; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; tab-stops: list 36.0pt;">Vauxhall has sold two million Corsas in the UK and 9.86 million globally<o:p></o:p></li><li class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: normal; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; tab-stops: list 36.0pt;">‘Corsa’ means ‘race’ in Italian<o:p></o:p></li><li class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: normal; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; tab-stops: list 36.0pt;">When Arctic Monkeys signed a publishing deal with EMI publishing, lead vocalist Alex Turner celebrated by buying a Vauxhall Corsa&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></li><li class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: normal; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; tab-stops: list 36.0pt;">The Corsa replaced the much-loved Vauxhall Nova<o:p></o:p></li><li class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: normal; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; tab-stops: list 36.0pt;">Matt Smith sold his Corsa on eBay for £6.3k, donating the fee to children’s charity Starlight<o:p></o:p></li><li class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: normal; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; tab-stops: list 36.0pt;">Tinie Tempah, boxer Nicola Adams and ex-Doctor Who actor Matt Smith all bought the Corsa as their first car<o:p></o:p></li><li class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: normal; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; tab-stops: list 36.0pt;">The most popular latest Corsa colour bought is the Grey, with 45,050 Grey Corsas currently on British roads<o:p></o:p></li><li class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: normal; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; tab-stops: list 36.0pt;">The original model sold for £7,195, with the price rising by just £3,850 in 25 years. Assuming an annual inflation rate of 2%, it would be less expensive now than in 1993<o:p></o:p></li><li class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: normal; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; tab-stops: list 36.0pt;">Vauxhall has sold 20,000 Corsas to UK police forces in the past ten years<o:p></o:p></li><li class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: normal; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; tab-stops: list 36.0pt;">Original Corsa designer Richard Shaw still works at Vauxhall, working through the ranks to Chief Designer for Interiors<o:p></o:p></li><li class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: normal; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; tab-stops: list 36.0pt;">Famous celebs involved in campaigns for the Corsa include Sean Paul, Claudia Schiffer, James Martin and fictional rock band, The C’mons<o:p></o:p></li><li class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: normal; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; tab-stops: list 36.0pt;">Vauxhall has supplied thousands of Corsas to driving schools including BSM, Red and Hitachi Capital<o:p></o:p></li><li class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: normal; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; tab-stops: list 36.0pt;">British artist Alex Chinneck designed a gravity-defying illusionary artwork which saw the artist suspend a Corsa fifteen feet in the air at London’s Southbank Centre<o:p></o:p></li><li class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: normal; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; tab-stops: list 36.0pt;">Vauxhall renamed its yellow colour to Maddox Yellow to show support for pensioner Peter Maddox, whose yellow Corsa was vandalised<o:p></o:p></li><li class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: normal; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; tab-stops: list 36.0pt;">The Corsa is one of the most popular used cars bought, with 63,000 sold each year through Network Q, the best place to buy a used Vauxhall<o:p></o:p></li><li class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: normal; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; tab-stops: list 36.0pt;">Over 100 models of the Corsa have featured in the annual Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair at locations across the UK for the past 13 years<o:p></o:p></li><li class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: normal; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; tab-stops: list 36.0pt;">The latest generation of the Corsa is available in 13 colours&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></li><li class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: normal; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; tab-stops: list 36.0pt;">Some Corsa models have a hidden shark on the hinge of the glove compartment<o:p></o:p></li><li class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: normal; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; tab-stops: list 36.0pt;">Unusual Corsa models have included a convertible version and a sporty pick-up<o:p></o:p></li><li class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: normal; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; tab-stops: list 36.0pt;">In 2014, the prototype fourth-generation Corsa was in gear to win the Guinness World Record for the “Largest GPS Drawing”&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></li><li class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: normal; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; tab-stops: list 36.0pt;">Vauxhall created a pair of bespoke headphones in the shape of a Corsa to help launch the fifth year of the UK Beatbox Championships in 2011<o:p></o:p></li><li class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: normal; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; tab-stops: list 36.0pt;">The Corsa previously shared some of the same parts with a sports car, the Lotus Elise<o:p></o:p></li><li class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: normal; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; tab-stops: list 36.0pt;">A new electric Corsa model will be launching in 2019 – Vauxhall’s first electric Corsa. Which you can read about <a href="http://megavaux.blogspot.com/2018/03/vauxhalls-comeback-corsa-fully-electric.html" target="_blank">here!</a><o:p></o:p></li></ol><div class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: normal;"><br /></div><br /><div class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: normal;">For all Corsa parts, no matter which of the models you have from the last 25 years visit <a href="http://www.megavaux.co.uk/" target="_blank">MegaVaux</a><o:p></o:p></div>Draganhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/01997806309231744175noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4070234179466107453.post-83355746153171186952018-06-01T04:04:00.002-07:002018-06-01T04:05:44.611-07:00Beware of Corsa Cannibals<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-nzA0vOGP1qQ/WxEoYeBUrwI/AAAAAAAAAXw/jQZFYGG-zKMbuPOPDKhNIvgFSrYGHg3WwCLcBGAs/s1600/pexels-photo-228094.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="683" data-original-width="1050" height="260" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-nzA0vOGP1qQ/WxEoYeBUrwI/AAAAAAAAAXw/jQZFYGG-zKMbuPOPDKhNIvgFSrYGHg3WwCLcBGAs/s400/pexels-photo-228094.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><br />There has been a wave of thefts among the Midlands and North East, as ‘Corsa cannibals’ are stripping Vauxhall Corsa’s. The thieves are stealing parts in the night while the cars are parked outside their owners’ house, some were even on drives. The cannibals are targeting the Corsa model due to their popularity, and the price that these parts will go for on the black market, as there is such high demand. The cannibals have been causing havoc, as people wake up in the mornings to find their bumpers missing or front ends completely dissembled! Which means expensive replacements for anyone targeted. Parts taken include bonnets, bumpers, grills and lights. These thieves have been described as highly skilled to remove these parts so quickly without damaging them, mechanics say this type of work could be done in as little as 10 minutes if someone knows what they’re doing.<br /><br />This is the second wave of crimes like this, as this craze started back in 2013, during which over 500 Corsa’s were targeted in Bedfordshire. Police believed this was an organised crime network, that proved to be very profitable. A Vauxhall spokesperson has said that the cars are being targeted specifically as the Corsa models are very popular among younger drivers. The young inexperienced drivers are more prone to crashes, with the stolen parts being sold for replacements of damaged parts.<br /><br />Police have warned owners of Corsa’s to be careful where they park to avoid the cannibals, preferably in a secure location, with CCVT, where thieves will be unable to get to the bonnet. Vauxhall has since teamed up with the police to try and catch these cannibals.<br /><br />If you’re not a Corsa cannibal, you can get your <a href="http://www.megavaux.co.uk/Products/PartList.aspx?Keywords=corsa&amp;ViewType=SearchByKeywords" target="_blank">Corsa Spare Parts</a> with us at Megavaux.<br /><div><br /></div>Draganhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/01997806309231744175noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4070234179466107453.post-8017662381683258972018-05-01T06:25:00.000-07:002018-05-01T06:25:19.339-07:00When is it Time to Scrap Your Car?<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Dxru6cs-iAU/WuhqMxu7sLI/AAAAAAAAAXg/fhhJyC5GKUIku66YJ4naL7_y2KEJIb7bgCLcBGAs/s1600/megavauxemailsection.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="244" data-original-width="400" height="243" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Dxru6cs-iAU/WuhqMxu7sLI/AAAAAAAAAXg/fhhJyC5GKUIku66YJ4naL7_y2KEJIb7bgCLcBGAs/s400/megavauxemailsection.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><br /><br />If the worst should happen and your car fails its MOT test, what should you do?<br />If your car has failed on an issue that is easily fixed, then its nothing to worry about, either take it to a mechanic or if it is something you can fix yourself then check out our range of Vauxhall and Opel new, used or reconditioned car parts today. Whether the part you're seeking is big or small, you'll find it <a href="http://www.megavaux.co.uk/" target="_blank">here!</a><br /><br />If the problem is an expensive one, but fairly simple, then it’s time to think about how reliable the car is. If this is the first problem and it should have many more years left in it then it’ll probably be worth repairing in the long run as its cheaper than getting a brand-new car. However, if your car is older and has failed due to more complex problems such as corrosion, engine failure or brake faults, or has had recurring problems, then the cost of repair may be more than what the car is actually worth. If this is the case for you, then scrapping your car is generally the next option to take.<br /><br /><br />If you're in the UK, and live in areas such as Nottingham, Derby, Leicester or Coventry, we suggest scrapping your car with us at Megavaux as we offer <a href="http://www.megavaux.co.uk/Scrap.aspx" target="_blank">Vehicle Recycling Solutions</a>, with free collection in the UK!&nbsp;<br /><br /><div><br /></div>Draganhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/01997806309231744175noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4070234179466107453.post-42123364716113884812018-04-04T02:35:00.000-07:002018-04-04T02:35:44.525-07:00MOT Changes Could Cost You £2500 And 3 Points!<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Mu3cFEZ6jXE/WsSbPrZnK5I/AAAAAAAAAXQ/Awy8Fopvy2QtfSHKmlwy1BUbMiALhMGFwCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_3496bfree.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="750" data-original-width="1125" height="426" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Mu3cFEZ6jXE/WsSbPrZnK5I/AAAAAAAAAXQ/Awy8Fopvy2QtfSHKmlwy1BUbMiALhMGFwCLcBGAs/s640/IMG_3496bfree.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><br />There are new changes to the MOT test coming into effect on the 20th May 2018 find out here how to avoid the new harsher punishments!<br /><br />The new criteria is in aid of making Britain’s cars more environmentally friendly as tougher emissions tests are enforced, from now on things like smoke can fail your car immediately, especially for diesel cars! If smoke is coming out of the exhaust this is classed as a major fault, even if this is due to a diesel particulate filter.<br /><br />The main change, however, is that any faults will now be rated into one of three categories – dangerous major and minor:<br /><br /><ul><li>Minor faults are classed as issues that have no significant effect on the safety of the vehicle or impact on the environment&nbsp;</li><li>Major faults will be any issues where the car is thought to be less safe and have an impact on the environment&nbsp;</li><li>Dangerous faults, however, pose an immediate risk to road safety and have an impact on the environment.</li></ul><br />New rules state that if you take your car for an MOT before it runs out and then fails you cannot keep driving until the old one runs out, this will result in a £2500 fine! This was due to motorists taking their car in early to check if work needed doing, however, the new rules mean it will be registered as unroadworthy immediately no matter how long is left on the old MOT.<br /><br />Among the new tests will include checks for Steering, breaking and lighting. Even small cracks in your wing mirror or windscreen can mean you fail under new rules.<br /><br />In a quote from the RAC they have criticised the new changes "Rather than MOT failures simply being black and white, the new system creates the potential for confusion as testers will have to make a judgment as to whether faults are 'Dangerous', 'Major' or 'Minor'” RAC spokesman Simon Williams<br /><br />Fix up your car before the test date with <a href="http://www.megavaux.co.uk/" target="_blank"><b>Megavaux spare parts</b></a>!Draganhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/01997806309231744175noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4070234179466107453.post-86010737888120721942018-03-19T00:00:00.000-07:002018-03-29T07:19:45.070-07:00Vauxhalls Comeback Corsa! Fully Electric Corsa’s announced for 2019<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-zSMHEfcZ5gw/Wrz1byqzTjI/AAAAAAAAAXA/CdyeMm7aRCUFlakuLaSEqK-WkN3hfudWACLcBGAs/s1600/Megavaux%2Bnews.PNG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="604" data-original-width="606" height="636" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-zSMHEfcZ5gw/Wrz1byqzTjI/AAAAAAAAAXA/CdyeMm7aRCUFlakuLaSEqK-WkN3hfudWACLcBGAs/s640/Megavaux%2Bnews.PNG" width="640" /></a></div><br />A brand new Electric Corsa has been announced for Launch in 2019 and set to go into production 2020. Following in the footsteps of other successful electric cars such as Renault Zoe, Citroën CZero, and Nissan Leaf, Vauxhall is hoping to be a top competitor in the EV market.<br /><br />The new Corsa is Expected to be a big hit and Vauxhall hope it’ll put them comfortably back in profits after a terrible 2017 for the company. The new Corsa was announced as part of the companies PACE! recovery plan aiming to set them back into profits by 2020. Opel CEO, Michael Lohscheller, said: “This plan is paramount for the company, to protect our employees against headwinds and turn Opel/Vauxhall into a sustainable, profitable, electrified, and global company.”<br /><br />A fully electric Corsa is a big step in their plan to have every Vauxhall and Opel model at least partially electric by 2024, the Corsa pioneering a move that sees 3 other electric models Vauxhall and Opel have announced coming out and including their Flextreme model (pictured below?). There’s also expected to be a hybrid version of the Grandland X as this model is currently based on the EMP2 platform. Greener cars on the market can only be a good thing with electric cars giving off 50% less CO2 emissions throughout its lifetime than a diesel. There has been no information yet about the range the new Corsa will be able to do however it’s been estimated it’ll be above 200 miles.<br /><br />We’ll have to wait till 2019 to find out, however, if you’re looking for <a href="https://www.blogger.com/A%20brand%20new%20Electric%20Corsa%20has%20been%20announced%20for%20Launch%20in%202019%20and%20set%20to%20go%20on%20production%202020.%20Following%20in%20the%20footsteps%20of%20other%20successful%20electric%20cars%20such%20as%20Renault%20Zoe,%20Citro%C3%ABn%20CZero%20and%20Nissan%20Leaf,%20Vauxhall%20are%20hoping%20to%20be%20a%20top%20competitor%20in%20the%20EV%20market.%20%20The%20new%20Corsa%20is%20Expected%20to%20be%20a%20big%20hit%20and%20Vauxhall%20hope%20it%E2%80%99ll%20put%20them%20comfortably%20back%20in%20profits%20after%20a%20terrible%202017%20for%20the%20company.%20The%20new%20Corsa%20was%20announced%20as%20part%20of%20the%20companies%20PACE!%20recovery%20plan%20aiming%20to%20set%20them%20back%20into%20profits%20by%202020.%20Opel%20CEO,%20Michael%20Lohscheller,%20said%20%E2%80%9CThis%20plan%20is%20paramount%20for%20the%20company,%20to%20protect%20our%20employees%20against%20headwinds%20and%20turn%20Opel/Vauxhall%20into%20a%20sustainable,%20profitable,%20electrified,%20and%20global%20company.%E2%80%9D%20%20A%20fully%20electric%20Corsa%20is%20a%20big%20step%20in%20their%20plan%20to%20have%20every%20Vauxhall%20and%20Opel%20model%20at%20least%20partially%20electric%20by%202024,%20the%20Corsa%20pioneering%20a%20move%20that%20sees%203%20other%20electric%20models%20Vauxhall%20and%20Opel%20have%20announced%20coming%20out,%20and%20including%20their%20Flextreme%20model%20(pictured%20below?).%20There%E2%80%99s%20also%20expected%20to%20be%20a%20hybrid%20version%20of%20the%20Grandland%20X%20as%20this%20model%20is%20currently%20based%20on%20the%20EMP2%20platform.%20More%20greener%20cars%20on%20the%20market%20can%20only%20be%20a%20good%20thing%20with%20electric%20cars%20giving%20off%2050%%20less%20CO2%20emissions%20throughout%20its%20lifetime%20than%20a%20diesel.%20There%20has%20been%20no%20information%20yet%20about%20the%20range%20the%20new%20Corsa%20will%20be%20able%20to%20do%20however%20it%E2%80%99s%20been%20estimated%20it%E2%80%99ll%20be%20above%20200%20miles.%20%20We%E2%80%99ll%20have%20to%20wait%20till%202019%20to%20find%20out,%20however%20if%20you%E2%80%99re%20looking%20for%20Corsa%20parts%20now%20find%20them%20here:" target="_blank">Corsa spare parts</a> now find them online and with ease ant MegaVaux.Draganhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/01997806309231744175noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4070234179466107453.post-77928144250682710902018-02-01T00:00:00.000-08:002018-02-26T02:57:21.817-08:00Vauxhall News - Vauxhall Pass 100,000 Insignia Orders<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-1tZEZglQrNw/WpPkWlXZhZI/AAAAAAAAAWw/QfMDxXOBPBkRSVRvjVPokOVzpWNgZyPVACLcBGAs/s1600/29484832756_8c781a3382_b.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="768" data-original-width="1024" height="480" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-1tZEZglQrNw/WpPkWlXZhZI/AAAAAAAAAWw/QfMDxXOBPBkRSVRvjVPokOVzpWNgZyPVACLcBGAs/s640/29484832756_8c781a3382_b.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><br /><br />The all-new Insignia has only been on the market for less than a year but this month has been one for celebration for Vauxhall and Opel as they have reached the 100,000-order milestone for the popular model.<br /><br />The latest Insignia range is powered by a portfolio of turbocharged, four-cylinder, diesel and petrol engines from 1.5 to 2.0-litre, combined with a choice of six-speed manual or six and eight-speed automatic transmissions.<br /><br />The most powerful diesel and petrol engines are also offered with innovative torque vectoring all-wheel drive. Buyers benefit from numerous state-of-the-art technologies, such as adaptive cruise control (which automatically adjusts the speed to follow the vehicle in front according to the selected following distance), IntelliLux LED matrix headlights (which automatically adapt to every traffic situation) and ergonomic seats certified by the back-specialists from Aktion Gesunder Rücken (AGR).<br /><br />You can also benefit from a&nbsp; moderate cost of ownership compared with its competitors in the high-volume and premium segments.<br /><br />So, if you're tempted to ditch your old car for something a little bit more special don't forget you can easily <a href="http://www.megavaux.co.uk/Scrap.aspx" target="_blank">scrap your car at Megavaux</a>, all information can be found on our homepage.Draganhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/01997806309231744175noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4070234179466107453.post-76465969807803077242018-01-01T00:00:00.000-08:002018-01-19T02:54:20.612-08:00Upcoming MOT Test? Our Tips for Avoiding Fails & Knowing When It's Time to Scrap Your Car<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-jktwx3inMkc/WSbiLivyjDI/AAAAAAAAAVA/n_zQUBd-oMgTrFs2WjYUpt2sykIYikB_QCLcB/s1600/mot.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="399" data-original-width="640" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-jktwx3inMkc/WSbiLivyjDI/AAAAAAAAAVA/n_zQUBd-oMgTrFs2WjYUpt2sykIYikB_QCLcB/s1600/mot.jpg" /></a></div><br /><br />It's the annual event that no car owner looks forward to, the dreaded MOT test! According to the DVLA, the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency, one in every three cars will fail there MOT test - a worrying statistic that only increases our dread when it comes to booking our cars in. <br />But, did you know that the majority of cars actually and fail their MOT due to easily avoidable problems, such as headlights, hazard lights and indicators failures? Simple repairs can often be fixed without a mechanic before your MOT takes place, so in order to avoid unnecessary frustration and expense, we thought we'd share some easy ways that you can avoid simple faults and failed MOT tests!<br /><br /><b><u>Our tips to avoiding MOT fails</u></b><br /><div style="background-color: white; box-sizing: border-box; line-height: 22px; padding: 5px 0px;"><br /><br /><br /><li>Check that all your lights and bulbs are working correctly. This includes headlights, rear lights, indicator lights, hazard lights and brake lights. If the bulbs have blown, follow your manual instructions to replace them.</li><li>Check your tyres! You should be aware that the legal minimum tread depth is 1.6mm, if your tyres tread depth is below this then it may consequently be an automatic fine, and even a fine</li><li>Whilst looking at your tyre's tread depth, be sure to check the pressure too, and that they’re not damaged or worn in any way</li><li>Test your brakes, hand brakes and your steering wheel</li><li>Your view from the driver's seat should not be obstructed in anyway - ensure that you check the wiper blades for damage</li><li>Your registration plate must be easily readable and if you have had a special personalised plate made, ensure it meets DVLA requirements</li><li>Your VIN number should match the number in your log book&nbsp;</li><li>Test your horn in a suitable location and at a suitable time</li></div>However, despite how much you look after your car prior to its MOT test, we know that sometimes there are just certain problems that cannot be fixed at home. What happens then?<br /><div><br /></div><b><u>When is it time to scrap your car?</u></b><br /><b><br /></b>So you've had your MOT test and your car has unfortunately failed, what happens next? If your car is new and has failed on an issue that is easily fixed with a mechanic, then you may be willing to pay for repair but, if your car is older and has failed due to more complex problems such as corrosion, engine failure or brake faults, then the cost of repair may be more than what the car is actually worth. If this is the case for you, then scrapping your car is generally the next option to take. <br />If you're in the UK, and live in areas such as Nottingham, Derby, Leicester or Coventry, we suggest scrapping your car with&nbsp;<a href="http://www.megavaux.co.uk/" target="_blank">scrap your car online</a>. Their easy-to-use, online quote form makes the process of scrapping your car hassle-free and the quickest it's ever been. Not only that, Scrap Your Car Online offer the best value for money when it comes to your unwanted motor, and will even come and pick it up for you, at a time that is convenient.<br /><b><br /></b><b>Want to repair your car? Search our range of Vauxhall and Opel new, used or reconditioned car parts today. Having been around for many years, it's safe to say we know our stuff when it comes to all things Vauxhall! Whether the part you're seeking is big or small, you'll find it here!</b><br /><b><br /></b> Draganhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/01997806309231744175noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4070234179466107453.post-86539545708076011602017-12-01T00:00:00.000-08:002017-12-22T07:01:40.812-08:00How To Scrap Your Car In Hinckley<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-pMXOPBiY8e8/WKGhSb9AmwI/AAAAAAAAAT4/x4fUik-7CXw-zYVbePqKnEpx2GqQzz6gQCLcB/s1600/How%2BTo%2BScrap%2BYour%2BCar%2BIn%2BHinckley.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="360" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-pMXOPBiY8e8/WKGhSb9AmwI/AAAAAAAAAT4/x4fUik-7CXw-zYVbePqKnEpx2GqQzz6gQCLcB/s640/How%2BTo%2BScrap%2BYour%2BCar%2BIn%2BHinckley.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><br />If you have a vehicle within the Hinckley postcode which needs scrapping, please don't hesitate to give us a call here at MegaVaux. Our services covers the Midlands and if you think you need to drive to us, then think again!<br /><br />We've made it even easier for you to <a href="http://www.megavaux.co.uk/" target="_blank">scrap your car in Hinckley</a> because all you have to do is fill out our quick quote form on our website.<br /><br />The process is easy:<br /><br />1.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Enter your car details<br />2.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Get your instant quote<br />3.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Accept your quote<br />4.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Get paid and have your car collected!<br /><br />If you have a car that you need to scrap in the Hinckley area just visit our website for a quick, free quote.Draganhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/01997806309231744175noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4070234179466107453.post-74388467467057064932017-11-01T00:00:00.000-07:002017-12-21T04:06:24.638-08:00Car Part Request At MegaVaux - The Easy Solution For Car Owners<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-PrS9USm3viE/V1BLAGx96zI/AAAAAAAAARY/-cblm8x7B8IwFYrZCCVv3JeMMmQPxE5bACLcB/s1600/Car%2BPart%2BRequest.PNG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="478" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-PrS9USm3viE/V1BLAGx96zI/AAAAAAAAARY/-cblm8x7B8IwFYrZCCVv3JeMMmQPxE5bACLcB/s640/Car%2BPart%2BRequest.PNG" width="640" /></a></div><br />Car maintenance should be easy and stress free without you having to do all the running around, especially if you're paying for a service.<br /><br />At MegaVaux we put our thinking caps on and designed a simple to use, free <a href="http://www.megavaux.co.uk/OrderForm.aspx" target="_blank">car part request</a> form so you could find what you need with ease. You don't need to create an account which seems to take ages to do, instead all we ask is that you fill out our form specifying the make, model and part you need.<br /><br />After providing us with all the details we can do the running around for you. and as soon as we've found what you need we'll get in touch with you.<br /><br />If you're happy with what we've found then we will get it delivered to you as soon as possible, so you won't be off the road long.<br /><br />Why not give us a go at MegaVaux.Draganhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/01997806309231744175noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4070234179466107453.post-30317104704626312872017-10-05T02:14:00.000-07:002017-10-05T02:14:26.738-07:00Don't Go Spare Looking for Car Parts<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.megavaux.co.uk/" target="_blank"><img border="0" data-original-height="367" data-original-width="726" height="322" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ID_HU0_FC7o/WdX0H6duqMI/AAAAAAAAAWc/j9dWHVqiWMYITU6UjZ8hPJhVlL0KfJUBACLcBGAs/s640/77daad54-840c-441a-a186-59f3ffddf838.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><br /><br /><div style="text-align: center;">Thousands of off-the-shelf parts – available via a computerised stock database.</div><div style="text-align: center;">Breaking over 400 cars and light commercials</div><div style="text-align: center;">All parts guaranteed</div><div style="text-align: center;">Mail order service available.</div><h4>Vauxhall Part Guarantee&nbsp;</h4>A fully comprehensive guarantee is supplied with all parts to give you peace of mind no matter what you're after. Reconditioned parts have a 3 month guarantee and new parts may vary by manufacturer with a minimum of 12 months as standard.<br /><h4>Our Stock</h4>We break up hundreds of cars and light commercials every week. It means we've plenty of stock for you to browse through. With more new, used and reconditioned parts added daily we are one of the largest and most established vehicle dismantlers in the UK.<br /><br />So, if you're looking to purchase <a href="http://www.megavaux.co.uk/" target="_blank">Vauxhall spare parts</a> or any other spare vehicle part then make sure to give MegaVaux a look! Draganhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/01997806309231744175noreply@blogger.com0