Car gadgets & features: practical innovations

Car gadgets & features: practical innovations

At their core, all cars use the same technology to move and be driven. However, when you look away from the engines, suspension and, yes, even the car tyres, what are the more unique features found on various vehicles today?

  • 10/02/2017
  • Author: GILES KIRKLAND
All season vs winter tyres: what’s the best option?

All season vs winter tyres: what’s the best option?

For the vast majority of drivers, summer tyres are an obvious choice. However, there are many parts of the UK where the winter weather is not quite severe enough to exclusively warrant the use of winter tyres, so many drivers wonder if it is better to use all season tyres instead?

  • 10/02/2017
  • Author: GILES KIRKLAND
How expensive are car repairs over time?

How expensive are car repairs over time?

Car repairs are something few drivers, if any, ever look forward to. Yet, the more you drive your vehicle, the more these costs seem to pile up.

  • 10/02/2017
  • Author: GILES KIRKLAND
The road blocks for smart cars

The road blocks for smart cars

Smart cars and driverless car technology have been in the news for some time now, with the likes of Tesla making large, public headwaves. Yet, when it comes to the UK at least, what challenges do we face before these vehicles can be mass adopted?

  • 05/01/2017
  • Author: GILES KIRKLAND
2017’s Pirelli Calendar

2017’s Pirelli Calendar

A calendar is a great way to keep track of your events and appointments throughout the year and there are many such calendars out there for motoring enthusiasts. One of the most popular, however, is from the Pirelli tyre company.

  • 02/01/2017
  • Author: GILES KIRKLAND
How to get the best car insurance in the Uk

How to get the best car insurance in the Uk

Owning a car means dealing with various expenses. In addition to general maintenance, car tyres and fuel costs, car insurance is another factor that many drivers need to consider.

  • 22/12/2016
  • Author: GILES KIRKLAND
Car parking chaos: beating the dents!

Car parking chaos: beating the dents!

In 2015, it is estimated that British motorists paid out almost £500 million in car repairs, due to the various scuffs and bangs caused when parking. The trouble isn’t that we’ve gotten worse at parking our cars but, rather, our cars have got progressively larger while parking spaces have remained the same as when they were last reviewed back in 1994.

  • 20/12/2016
  • Author: GILES KIRKLAND
Is the end coming for diesel cars?

Is the end coming for diesel cars?

When it comes to choosing the right car, it used to be an easy decision; if you were driving lots of miles, or longer overall distances, you drove a diesel-fueled car.

  • 15/12/2016
  • Author: GILES KIRKLAND
UK tyre laws and regulations

UK tyre laws and regulations

In a previous article, we looked at the European car and equipment requirements for when you are driving through various countries. While this did include a look at the UK, what are the actual tyre laws and requirements at large? For regular residents of the country, there are a few more laws and regulations that need to be abided by.

  • 21/11/2016
  • Author: GILES KIRKLAND
Torque vs horsepower explained: Which is more important?

Torque vs horsepower explained: Which is more important?

Truthfully, there is no definitive answer as to which is more important, so perhaps a better heading would be about understanding the balance between the two, how they interact or even how to influence an engine into giving more of one or the other.

  • 08/11/2016
  • Author: OPONEO.CO.UK
Road safety in the UK

Road safety in the UK

Every driver knows that practicing good road safety is important, but how does the UK fare compared to the rest of Europe? Fortunately, recent information from both the UK’s Department for Transport and the European Commission can shed some light.

  • 08/11/2016
  • Author: OPONEO.CO.UK
A complete driving guide for fuel efficient cars

A complete driving guide for fuel efficient cars

With fuel prices showing no signs of dropping any time soon, even with modern cars becoming more fuel efficient than ever, if you’re looking to cut down on the cost of your motoring, knowing or learning how to drive economically can provide some serious savings.

  • 08/11/2016
  • Author: OPONEO.CO.UK
Top 10 cheap winter tyres that are worth buying

Top 10 cheap winter tyres that are worth buying

Looking for cheap winter tyres this year? Check out our list of the best budget options that won’t let you down!

  • 19/10/2016
  • Author: GILES KIRKLAND
Winter tyre test 2016/2017

Winter tyre test 2016/2017

In this article, you will find the results of tests carried out this season by automotive magazines and organisations. It contains information on different models and how they performed in particular competitions.

  • 18/10/2016
  • Author: OPONEO.CO.UK
Front Wheel Rear Wheel or 4 Wheel Drive Cars

Front Wheel Rear Wheel or 4 Wheel Drive Cars

Typically, cars in come in three specific types: front wheel drive, rear wheel drive and 4 wheel drive. While many drivers have their own preference - such as finding a type that suits their driving style and needs - many also aren’t aware of the key differences, advantages and disadvantages of each.

  • 14/10/2016
  • Author: OPONEO.CO.UK