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Whatever your age when you passed your test, it is always a momentous occasion. Possession of a full driving licence opens up a whole new world of opportunity. But car ownership can be complex, it is not just simply a case of having a car and driving from point A to point B for the next 50+ years. There are lots of things all drivers need to know to make the years of driving as trouble free as possible and so below we have compiled a selection of motoring guides designed to help you with a broad range of issues most car owners will come across during their driving career.

How do I sell my car?

There are a number of different approaches you can take when selling your car. In this article we discuss some of the most popular and also show you how Money4yourMotors makes the entire process quick and easy. Read More...

What should I do in preparation for selling a car?

Whichever approach you have decided to sell your car, there a number of things you should do ahead of any sale, this guide discusses these along with the additional considerations that need to be thought through when selling privately. Read More...

What documents do I need when selling my car?

When selling your car privately it is vital to have all the correct paperwork ready for a trouble free transaction. In this guide, we discuss everything from the V5C, how to prepare a receipt to notifying your insurance company. Read More...

What should I look for when buying a car?

When it comes to buying a car, the choice of suppliers, makes and models can seem daunting. But if you have done your homework you can go out and buy the car of your dreams with confidence. Read More...

Tips for test driving a car

A new car is one of the biggest purchases you will make and so it is important that you buy the correct car for your needs. The best way to ensure this is a thorough test drive. In this article we present how to get the most from a test drive. Read More...

How do I prepare for an MOT

The annual MOT test can always be something of a stressful experience, wondering if your car will pass the check-up or whether you will be having to deal with a series of expensive repair bills. With our MOT guide you can give yourself the best chance of passing first time. Read More...

Factors affecting car value

Once you have taken the decision to sell your vehicle there are a number of relatively simple things that can be done to help you get the best possible price. In this guide we discuss some of the main factors that govern re-sale value including overall condition, colour, service history and much more. Read More...

Driving abroad

If going on holiday or a business trip abroad and you plan to be driving either your own car or a hire car then it is essential to be prepared. In this guide we explain some of the key documents and equipment that you will need to take with you. Read More...

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Did you know...

There are over 37 million vehicles on the roads in the UK!

The top selling car in the UK last year was the Ford Fiesta - with over 120,000 units sold.

The average car on a UK road is a 7.6 year old, silver, supermini

The number of newly registered vehicles increased by 5% last year to almost 1 million.

The first traffic lights were installed outside the Houses of Parliament in 1868 and were gas operated.

The first section of motorway in the UK was the Preston Bypass opened in 1958 and is now part of the M6

75% of cars that Rolls-Royce has ever produced are still on the road today

Most new cars fake engine noise through speakers. They are quite silent otherwise!

Volvo who invented the three-point seatbelt made the design patent freely available to other car manufacturers. It is estimated to save a life around the world every 6 minutes.

The first commercially available battery powered car dates back to 1881!

When driving at 70mph it takes a typical car 96 metres to come to a stop. At that speed if the driver is fully alert they will travel 21 metres in the 0.67 seconds it will take them to hit the brake pedal!

There are over 245,000 miles of road in the UK, but motorways represent just 1% of the total despite accounting for 21% of all the traffic.

The 'cat's eye' was invented by Percy Shaw in 1934 and each one contains a rainwater reservoir which washes the reflecting glass whenever a car drives over the stud.