The advancements in technology are truly mind-blowing. Okay, that was a bit of an overarching statement and, as we all know, sweeping statements like that never really hold any gravitas, especially if you are looking at the smartphone world and thinking nothing innovative has been unveiled in about four years now. However, the automotive industry is totally different. This is a field where new technologies are being unveiled with every new model of car, whether it be to do with safety or practicality or just for the sake of being awesome.

But while we have come to expect technology to keep pushing the boundaries in ways we never thought possible, one thing that has taken us by surprise is the emphasis car manufacturers have placed on this area of design. It is as if they not only realise this is what the consumer wants and needs, but this is where the industry is heading and the race is well and truly on. In the last twelve months alone, we have seen how technology has completely revolutionised this industry.

 

Forget about the past, though, what does the future of the car look like?

 

Of course, we don’t know for sure, but judging by the direction certain manufacturers are heading and the tests certain companies are carrying out, we can have a pretty good stab in the dark, and that is exactly what we are about to do.

Total Communication

 

Two of the things we may well see in the future is vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communication systems. We say this because car manufacturers and governments alike are looking into technologies that would enable this sort of total communication. The reason they are looking into this is simple: the age of autonomous cars is nearly upon us and this level of constant connection is what will make going driverless a success.

 

Just think about it for a minute or two, though. You’re heading toward to a set of traffic lights, where a car suddenly appears from the right-hand side and runs a red. With cars talking to each other, your car could be sent a signal to warn it of a collision and then automatically apply the brakes to avoid a collision. That is badass. What is equally badass is having your car talk to the infrastructure around you. For instance, it could be that your car gets sent a signal telling it about a car crash up ahead, before accessing real time traffic information and using this to reroute you on the fastest possible route.

 

These advancements in tech could revolutionise the way in which we drive, making journeys more efficient while also improving road safety by a staggering 79%, according to Green Car Congress.

Autonomous Cars

 

We dropped a hint into the aforementioned point, but to not delve into a future where cars drive themselves would be criminal. The amazing thing is, the technology is already available. So many manufacturers have been racing to reach this end game first that the movement has benefited no end. Volvo, Uber, Tesla, Google, General Motors – all of these big names are involved in making the dreams of many a Hollywood movie into a reality for us to enjoy.

 

Like we mentioned above, the secret to their success will be in total communication, but it is also to do with computerised maps, the ability to read road signs, recording images of the roads and making smart decisions faster than humans ever could. This will all be made possible through cameras, radars, lasers and the ability to process vast amounts of data at incredible speeds. This has already been achieved by the likes of Google to some degree.


The benefits of going down this route are almost infinite, but the two big ones are safety and efficiency. At the moment, car accident lawyers like the Kindley injury firm have to pull together detailed cases in order to successfully navigate the case surrounding an accident. But with driverless cars, not only will human error be wiped out o the equation – reducing accidents by 95% – it will also be easier to determine who was at fault. As for efficiency, the chance to use that time we usually spend driving to better effect – whether for business or pleasure – will give us more available hours each day. Time is the most valuable commodity we have and we are on the verge of creating more of it.

AR Dashboards

 

Augmented reality has become a big part of our daily lives and it has become so without us really realising. Take Snapchat, Instagram and Pokemon Go, for example. These are huge businesses built on their ability to augment reality. Well, with the technology already available to us, surely it is just a matter of time before our cars start displaying information on our windscreens for us to digest.

 

As far as we are aware, BMW is the closest to actually implementing this in their future models, and what they aim to do is have windshields and dashboards that will have the ability to identify objects on the road ahead and then relay this to the driver. It could be that a service station appears on the side of your windscreen with details of how far away it is and what services it offers. It could be that a red warning sign appears when you are approaching a car too fast, with collision avoidance information to help you stay out of harm’s way, such as arrows and lane assist. It could be that you get guided into the right lane so that you never miss an exit. That’s just one side of the AR game.

 

The other area of the automotive industry that could seriously benefit from this sort of advancement is more to do with maintenance. BMW is once again leading the way on this, from what we can tell, and what they are aiming to do is supply glasses to their technicians that, when worn, will tell them what parts need to be replaced or fixed, with instructions on how to do so. Yes, this is being designed for technicians to start with but a few years down the line and they will be available to car owners, meaning more and more car repairs will be done at home.

 

 

The advancements in technology are coming thick and fast and where they will go from here is anyone’s guess. The important thing to note, however, is that the future we’ve seen in sci-fi movies could be here sooner than we think and there is one overarching theme that links them all; safety. Manufacturers know that, without being able to prove these advancements drastically reduce the number of accidents and fatalities, there is very little point in developing such tech.

According to the Lexus IS manufacturers, the bold, elegant sports design of the Lexus IS 2017 is made to make a statement. The design attracts attention wherever it goes, which is exactly what its designers intended. Built at Lexus’ highly specialized Tahara plant in Japan, and overseen by Takumi craftspeople, this new IS design is not only aesthetically pleasing, but it also is able to deliver an incredible driving experience complete with speed, style, and an incredibly smooth drive.

The original IS went on sale back in the mid-90s and since then has come a long way. The initial version of this car had a front engine, rear-drive design, stylish interiors, and a sporty design, and was intended to help Lexus take over the auto market by getting a step ahead of German car manufacturers.


In 2005, the follow-up version launched, complete with a new look and a powerful diesel engine. This model also had the V8-engined IS-F with more that 400bhp behind it, and an eight-speed automatic gearbox, which was a world first.

Features:

 

The third generation Lexus IS, the design that is used today, and it is incredible. Smart, stylish, and sleek. Powerful yet smooth to drive. Sporty and sophisticated. The design is slightly larger than previous ones, with the width having grown by 10mm and an extra 70mm in the wheel base.

 

The body shell is slightly lighter than on previous models, as well as being stiffer too. These minimalist changes have had a big impact on the vehicle’s stylings, as has the spindle-shaped grille and flared haunches.

 

Under the hood, this is the first Lexus model that has deviated from the usual design, complete with Toyota’s petrol-electric engine, making it a hybrid model – the first IS hybrid design. The system comprises of a 2.5-liter petrol engine with a 141 bhp electric motor fitted, and nickel metal batteries. Just like Toyota hybrids, the electric motor is cooled with water and is able to independently drive the rear wheels for short periods of time.

 

To boost natural efficiency, the engine has been fettled for improved use. Thanks to high-pressure injection nozzles, this model’s compression ratio has improved. There are further efficiency gains thanks to the exhaust gas circulation system that has been added to this model. Then there is the fact that a lot of work has gone into rewiring the model’s previously average chassis. While the double wishbone suspension remains at the front of the vehicle, albeit a few minor adjustments.

 

Electric power steering has been incorporated into this model, making it easier and smoother to drive than any model before it. The braking system has also been updated and improved, reducing stopping distance as well as the likelihood of a road traffic accident due to skidding.

 

Interiors:

 

The features of the Lexus IS aside, for many drivers the most important part of any new car is the interiors of the vehicle. The appearance of the vehicle’s interior has been designed to look refined yet durable, meaning that although stylish, with a clean, smart layout.

 

Each button and knob within the design have been tried and tested, to ensure that they work seamlessly. Even the remote touch system that Lexus is famous for has been slightly altered and improved.

 

Inside the vehicle, it is very easy to sit comfortably. The seats are well padded and a good size. The headrests are easy to adjust. The hip point of the front seats is 20 mm below the steering wheel, giving the driver plenty of room to get comfortable. That being said, although this model is roomier, it could potentially, be a little larger.

 

Unfortunately, the backseat does not offer as much space as the front seats do. Despite the slightly larger vehicle size and an extra 35 mm of space due to thinner seats, there still is not adequate leg room to sit comfortably and relax.

 

Within the vehicle, there is a bar that allows you to determine how you would like to drive. For instance, there is the option of cruise control, keyless entry, dual climate control, and a modern infotainment system. There are also heated and cooled front seats, a reversing camera, and a premium navigation system that the vehicle offers.

Performance:

 

Because of its low emissions due to being a hybrid design, this vehicle acts as a great economical car, and for this reason, it is highly appealing to buyers. The key to ensuring that it stays this way is booking it in for a Lexus service once a year. To ensure that any problems or developing issues are caught and dealt with early.

 

The Lexus IS is smooth and sleek to drive. It’s easy to handle and packs a powerful punch. However, that being said, it does tend to consume a lot of fuel, due to the fact that it is so powerful. On the upside, it omits half as much Co2 as its predecessors, making it a vehicle that’s environmentally-friendly.

 

Despite having a sporty design, the Lexus IS makes a great family car due to the size and space that it offers, including a good amount of legroom for smaller travellers, a large sized trunk, and the fact that it uses low amounts of carbon emissions, meaning for driving in cities it’s ideal. The downside is the cost of running it, of course, but that aside, it’s a good family car.

 

There you have it, an overview of the Lexus IS, the newest Lexus on the block. Complete with a smart, sleek and sporty design, this vehicle really can pack a powerful punch. It’s smooth and sleek to drive, with the added bonus of being lightweight. The fact it’s a hybrid means that its carbon emissions are low, and so it is affordable to run, the fuel aside, of course.

 

The Lexus IS of 2017 has come a long way from the designs of the 90s. Today, these vehicles are the perfect blend of style, sophistication and sportiness, making them a highly popular vehicle choice.

In recent months, more and more countries are making a commitment to electric cars. Indeed, the UK has recently announced that it will no longer sell any diesel or petrol automobiles by the year 2040. There seems to be no doubt that this is the direction in which the industry is heading, but the question remains whether you should buy one now or at some point in the future. As with anything in life, your best way of determining what the right thing to do is to weigh up all the pros and cons. So, this guide is here to give you an overview of some of the major advantages and disadvantages to give you a helping hand.

2017 Ford Focus Electric

Pro – Cheaper to Run

 

Once you have an electric car, you will undoubtedly start to make some savings when it comes to the running costs and maintenance. Electricity is readily available in most areas and it is much more affordable than filling up with petrol or diesel on a regular basis. It has been estimated that the cost of ‘refueling’ your car is between a third and a quarter cheaper. Without the exhaust systems and need for oil changes, you don’t encounter so many problems with regards to maintenance. All you need to do is the usual rotation of the tyres and make sure they are properly rotated.

 

Con – Higher Initial Cost

Since we have already talked about the advantage of the cheaper running costs, it makes sense to mention the higher initial price. Most of the current batch are likely to be a few thousand more expensive than equivalent petrol or diesel cars. Over time, this price tag is likely to reduce as mass production costs kick in, but you will want to ask yourself whether it is worth waiting or whether you think you should make the investment straight away. When you are doing your calculations, it is worth taking the cheaper fuel and maintenance costs into account.

 

Pro – Home Recharging

 

Rather than having to go through the effort of driving over to the gas station every time you need to refuel your car, you can instead recharge from the comfort of your own home. Once you have a charging inlet installed, all hassle is taken away and many people choose to power up their cars overnight. This may present an issue for people living in condos or apartment, but as the electric car continues to advance in popularity, more and more stations will become available.

 

Con – Limited Range

 

One of the main issues that people have with electric cars is that they have a limited range before they need recharging. While filling up at a gas station gives you a couple of hundred miles range in a matter of minutes, it takes about an hour to get 20 to 25 miles when charging from a 240-volt source. As we have already mentioned, a lot of people will choose to do their charging overnight and most models have about 80 or 100 miles of range before they need to be ‘filled up’ again. While this is absolutely fine for your average commuter, it may pose a problem for people who are looking to make long journeys on a regular basis. However, electric car batteries are improving every year and some of the latest models are now giving upwards of 200 miles off a single charge.

 

Pro – No Tailpipe Emissions

The reason that so many world governments are looking to encourage people to use electric cars is that they don’t give off any tailpipe emissions. Pretty much all researchers agree that electric cars are significantly better for the environment than their petrol or diesel counterparts. This is especially true in regions where renewable energy is prominent, and if you have home solar in your house, the environmental benefits can end up being significant. If protecting air quality is important to you, there is no doubt that an electric car is a fantastic purchase to make.

 

Con – Lack of Choice

 

At present, there aren’t as many options on the market as you would get from the more traditional car types but this is set to change in the future. If you are thinking of investing in your first vehicle then it is worth checking out MyFirstCarGuide.com to help you consider your options. Some manufacturers are setting stringent targets that they are aiming for. For example, Volvo have announced that all their cars are going to be electric or hybrid from 2019. Again, it is up to you whether or not you think it is worth waiting until more consumer choice becomes available in the future.

 

Pro – Speedy and Quiet

 

Before driving an electric car for the first time, some people have reservations that it is not going to be all that powerful. However, all this changes from the second they set foot on the accelerator and a surge of power is sent rushing straight to the wheels. And you will also probably be amazed by just how quiet and smooth the ride is. You will probably also notice the difference most when you get behind the wheel of a petrol or diesel car again!

 

Con – Overloaded Batteries

Of course, batteries are at the heart of an electric car. As well as powering the car itself, they also have the strain of running all the vehicle’s accessories including air conditioners, radios etc. And as we have already talked about, recharging them takes time. The required battery packs are also heavy, weighing upwards of 1,000 pounds which puts even more strain on the batteries themselves.

 

Conclusion

 

In the future, it seems that electric cars will certainly dominate the marketplace, but what you have to decide is whether or not it is worth investing in one now. After reading through some of the top pros and cons involves, you have hopefully got a better idea of which way you are leaning.

Learning to drive can be exciting and nerve wracking, all at the same time. Having a license to drive will give you a kind of freedom you’ve never had before. However, many people say that the day of their driving test was the most nervous they’ve ever been. You have to learn to do multiple things at the same time, while still keeping both eyes on the road. So, how can you make sure that you confidently drive away with a new license?

Learn the Basics

Before you start having driving lessons, it’s a good idea to know the basics first. If you know nothing when you start, you could waste a lot of time and money learning things that others could have easily taught you. Jump in the car with your parents or your older cousin and ask them to teach you what the buttons mean and which pedals are which. Just learning to start a car and pull off properly is a huge achievement before your lessons start.

Choose the Perfect Instructor

Just because your friends been lumbered with a family connection, it doesn’t mean you have to be. Don’t just search for driving instructors and pick the first one you see. Getting the right instructor is important. After all, you may spend a lot of time with them before taking your test. Do your research before settling on anyone. Know how much different instructors charge per lesson. Will you get a discount for booking block lessons? Have they had success in the past? What qualifications do they have? It’s okay to ask questions if you’re spending a lot of money.

 

Don’t Fall into Bad Habits

Everyone falls into bad habits once they’ve passed their test. However, you can’t afford to do it before you pass your test. Your examiner will be looking for bad habits and they may be enough to fail you. Take good care of your car with Revolution Automotive Services and if your instructor is telling you, you need to change some of your driving habits, listen. Your instructor will know exactly what an examiner is looking for and what you’re likely to get marked down on. Remember, it could all come down to points on the day of your test.

Buy Your Own Car

If you’re able to, buying your own could give you a slight advantage. You’ll have plenty of time to get to know your car and some instructors will be more than willing to teach you in your own car. When it comes to your test, you’ll be able to drive in your own car, rather having to test in an unfamiliar examiners car. Although it’s important to be able to drive other cars, sticking with the same one while you’re learning is wise.

 

Persevere

There aren’t many people who pass their driver’s test first time. It’s okay to fail, as long as you learn from your mistakes. Keep at it and don’t be afraid to try again. Statistically speaking, the majority of people pass on their second test because they know what to expect and can handle the nerves better.

If you love cars, motorcycles, or both, you can probably be considered a real petrol head. If you’re super obsessed, then you probably like the idea of going on a break designed for people like you. There are more out there than you think, and you get to fit a lot more in than simply looking at incredible automobiles. Here are some ideas for you to mull over!

Scotland

If you visit Scotland, you can take a James Bond driving tour in an Aston Martin – like the real famous spy himself! You can stay at the Isle of Eriska hotel, which is on its own private island (fancy). Then, you can take a speedboat trip to Dual Castle on Mull after making a perfect Martini. You’ll follow a route to pass several 007 locations, including Loch Crinan and Glencoe. This is a must for both car enthusiasts and James Bond enthusiasts. You can feel like James Bond for the duration of your trip and make memories to last forever.

Malta

A trip to Malta could mean enjoying amazingly preserved pre-1976 cars as they drive through Valletta for the Valletta Grand Prix. You’ll be able to see vintage Aston Martins, Bugattis, and more, all in a gorgeous setting.

 

France

In France, you can rent out a majestic Citroen DS or Jaguar MKII to make the most of your stay. These awesome cars are available to rent when you stay in a self-catering cottage with a pool in Vanzay, in the Poitou-Charentes region of western France. Hosts will pick up a hamper for you to enjoy and recommend some of the best routes to take, so you can make the most of your trip and vehicle.

Arizona

If you’re looking for a first class motorcycle vacation in America, there are so many American motorcycle tours that could be of interest to you. Starting in Arizona, you can take the following route: Arizona – California – Nevada, or enjoy canyons & monuments. There are even tours you can take down Route 66, or the Original Wild West! These tours are so exciting and unique, motorcycle enthusiasts will love them.

 

Sicily

In sicily, you can enjoy long scenic drives that are perfect for classic cars. The Country Lane Tours’ Targa Sicilia is the best way to do it, which is a two-week tour of Sicily covering hundreds of miles. The tour is timed to coincide with the anniversary of the first Targa Florio sportscar race. You’ll get to enjoy plenty of historic towns and cities along the way, and the tour starts with four nights at luxurious Villa Igiea hotel where you get to enjoy the beautiful bay of Palermo. It’s one of the most beautiful tours you can take in a classic car!

 

If you’re a petrol head, what are you waiting for? Get started planning your trip with the above as inspiration, and you’re going to have something incredible to look forward to. Think something has been missed off the list? Leave a comment below with your suggestions!

Learning to drive can be exciting and nerve wracking, all at the same time. Having a license to drive will give you a kind of freedom you’ve never had before. However, many people say that the day of their driving test was the most nervous they’ve ever been. You have to learn to do multiple things at the same time, while still keeping both eyes on the road. So, how can you make sure that you confidently drive away with a new license?

Learn the Basics

Before you start having driving lessons, it’s a good idea to know the basics first. If you know nothing when you start, you could waste a lot of time and money learning things that others could have easily taught you. Jump in the car with your parents or your older cousin and ask them to teach you what the buttons mean and which pedals are which. Just learning to start a car and pull off properly is a huge achievement before your lessons start.

Choose the Perfect Instructor

Just because your friends been lumbered with a family connection, it doesn’t mean you have to be. Don’t just search for driving instructors and pick the first one you see. Getting the right instructor is important. After all, you may spend a lot of time with them before taking your test. Do your research before settling on anyone. Know how much different instructors charge per lesson. Will you get a discount for booking block lessons? Have they had success in the past? What qualifications do they have? It’s okay to ask questions if you’re spending a lot of money.

 

Don’t Fall into Bad Habits

Everyone falls into bad habits once they’ve passed their test. However, you can’t afford to do it before you pass your test. Your examiner will be looking for bad habits and they may be enough to fail you. Take good care of your car with Revolution Automotive Services and if your instructor is telling you, you need to change some of your driving habits, listen. Your instructor will know exactly what an examiner is looking for and what you’re likely to get marked down on. Remember, it could all come down to points on the day of your test.

Buy Your Own Car

If you’re able to, buying your own could give you a slight advantage. You’ll have plenty of time to get to know your car and some instructors will be more than willing to teach you in your own car. When it comes to your test, you’ll be able to drive in your own car, rather having to test in an unfamiliar examiners car. Although it’s important to be able to drive other cars, sticking with the same one while you’re learning is wise.

 

Persevere

There aren’t many people who pass their driver’s test first time. It’s okay to fail, as long as you learn from your mistakes. Keep at it and don’t be afraid to try again. Statistically speaking, the majority of people pass on their second test because they know what to expect and can handle the nerves better.

Has your love of driving started to sour a little in recent times? It’s not an uncommon feeling. Many people fall out of love with driving. But you don’t have to just accept that. It’s more than possible to rekindle that old love afford. If you want to enjoy driving more and become an all-round better driver, you need to know what the root cause of your problem is. These are the likely explanations.

Your Car

 

Your car is the first thing to mention. When you have a car that makes you feel uncomfortable or just doesn’t drive smoothly, it’s not going to encourage a positive driving experience, is it? You should try to tweak and upgrade your car. Changing the suspension settings and maintaining your car better can make it a lot more enjoyable to drive.

 

In other instances, it might simply be time to get rid of your old car and replace it with something newer. More modern cars tend to be more adept at handling the needs of modern drivers and the demands of modern driving. It could be the thing that makes you enjoy driving once again, so give it a try if you can.


The Roads You’re Driving

 

The roads that you’re driving on could be holding you back as well. It’s often very difficult for you to make the most of your car and your driving experience if the roads that you use most often are not good. For example, roads that are full of potholes and other problems mean that you have to be extra cautious, and that can make driving less fun from the start.

 

Traffic is another major problem on the road. When there is more traffic, auto accidents are more common, and no one wants to be involved in them. You should find roads and driving routes that are quiet. This allows you to try more and relax more as you drive. You might then rediscover what you always loved about being behind the wheel.

Your Own Skills and Abilities

 

If you are not are a great driver, your lack of the right skills and abilities could be holding you back. Sure, you’ve passed your test. But if that happened decades ago, it might be time for you to go through a refresher. It’s something that is definitely worth looking into. There are advanced lessons and courses that can make even good drivers better at controlling their vehicles.

 

It’s also much easier to enjoy being on the road and behind the wheel when you have the right skills and abilities in place. You will be able to do things and control your car in ways that you couldn’t before. Many of us think that we’re great drivers, but don’t let your ego fool you. There are always new things that you can learn.

 

There are so many things that can hold you back. And far too many people don’t enjoy the time they spend on the road. That’s a real shame, so start addressing some of the concerns you have and the things that are stopping you from driving better.

In many ways, a motorcycle is a lot like the human body; it needs lots of quality fuel and regular attention if it is to perform at its peak, and if it is neglected, it will become slow sluggish and perhaps even dangerous for its own. So, take care of your motorcycle!

Here are some tips to ensure your bike always runs smoothly:

 

Keep It Clean

 

Letting your motorcycle get and stay dirty will not only make it more dangerous, by obscuring the console and covering the lights, but it will also lead to a buildup of gunk that could cause parts to fail and lead to the formation of rust. If your bike doesn’t look like the new inventory from Texas Best Used Motorcycles, it’s time to clean it. A bit of WD40 on a sponge works wonders for this purpose.

 

Maintain Tire Pressure

 

Ensuring that your motorcycle’s tires are always at the right pressure level is extremely important if you want to get more bang for your buck in the fuel department. The only times your tires should be below optimum pressure levels is when you plant to ride on slippery surfaces or sand.

 

Take Care of the Brake Pads

The whole point of owning a motorcycle, for many people at least, is the ability to ride at high speeds. If your brake pads are dirty or worn down, you won’t be able to do this safely, so check and clean them regularly, replacing them when they’re too worn down to function optimally. Check the brake fluids at least every eight weeks too, for that matter!

 

Check the Chain

 

Your motorcycle’s chain should always be tight. If it is even just a little bit looser than it should be, it becomes dangerous, and you will get fewer miles for your money. If the chain comes off while you’re moving, it could also damage your bike’s casing.

 

Of course, a chain that is too tight can also cause problems if it snaps, so it’s a good idea to consult your motorcycle’s manual for optimum tension levels.

 

Check the indicators

 

Every day, you should check that your indicators work before you set off because being on the road without them is very dangerous, and could lead to you being rear-ended and seriously injured, along with your bike being written off.

 

Oil Changes

 

You should change your motorcycle’s oil on a regular basis, to avoid degradation, which could cause your engine problems. You should also ensure that you’re using the grade of oil that is recommended in your vehicle’s user manual.

 

Wheel Alignment

 

Ensuring that your wheels are always correctly aligned will help to ensure that when you drive over speed humps or potholes, the impact is not so great that your bike falls over or falls apart! If you don’t know how to check correct alignment yourself, taking your bike to the shop every few weeks is worth the expense and the effort, not least because it will help to keep you safe on the road.

Buying a vehicle is always exciting. Whether you’re a first-time driver or an experienced motorist looking for an upgrade doesn’t matter. Nothing beats the joy of leaving the driveway behind the wheel of a new motor. However, your purchasing decisions will have a huge impact on your daily habits for many years to come. As such, it’s imperative that you consider the key questions before making your final decision.

One of the most vital issues is whether to buy a brand new vehicle, a nearly new used one, or opt for a classic. Here’s all you need to know about each.

 

New:

 

There’s no doubt that the joy of leaving the dealership in a brand new car is an incredible feeling. Moreover, having the latest model can will make a big impression in business as well as daily life. If nothing else, it also gives you the chance to choose the add-ons and extras that are tailored to your specific needs.

 

The one thing you will need to consider, though, is the depreciation. You will be set to lose a substantial amount of money within moments of leaving the forecourt. With this in mind, it might be worth looking at leasing options instead. After all, you’ll probably want a newer vehicle within five years.

 

Opting for a new car is a luxury decision, but it can come at a cost. If you do take this route, just make sure you’re getting the very best deal.

 

Used:

 

The used marketplace has become increasingly popular in recent years as there are now plenty of fantastic models on the market. The key to success in this field, however, is to do your research.

 

Even a two-year old car with 20,000 miles on the clock could be half the cost of a new version. Likewise, the insurance quotes will be lower. However, you don’t want to fall into the trap of buying a vehicle that needs lots of work done to it. Make sure that you get someone independent to look over the engine and key factors.

 

A test drive is another crucial step that will let you know whether it feels right for you. If you do buy a used car, give it a little TLC by cleaning the air vents and making small internal upgrades. Your relationship with the vehicle will become far stronger.

 

Classic:

When looking at the used marketplace, there are two real options. Either go for a nearly used car or opt for a classic. If you’re eager to buy a car that will last a lifetime, the latter option is the best solution.

 

For success in this arena, you must choose a manufacturer and model that inspires trust and confidence. Pre owned Jaguars are the perfect option, especially when you look at some of the old sedans of the 80s and 90s. You’ll still get a little modern luxury that isn’t present in the really old models. At the same time, you’ll also acquire the unique joys of driving a classic model.

 

From a financial perspective, you have to appreciate that car parts may cost more. However, assuming you take care of it, the value of the vehicle will only rise. More importantly, though, the comfort of cruising in a stylish motor issue to keep you smiling. Particularly if it’s a model you’ve always wanted.

When you’re trying to shift a used car, you don’t want it lingering for too long. It costs you money and value the longer you hold onto it. Guaranteeing a quick sale is the best way to get the best deal on it. But trying to sell it before it’s ready to go out there is only going to do more harm than good. Here, we’ll look at why your car isn’t selling and why it’s going to keep costing you money.

You haven’t taken care of it

This is priority number one. If a car doesn’t feel good on a test drive, then it’s probably not going to be taken for any more drives after that. You don’t have to completely kit out the car and replace all its parts to get a better drive. A thorough maintenance will highlight issues in the breaks, the engine, and suspension that all have a drastic input on how the drive feels. Failing to maintain your car won’t only lower a buyer’s estimation of the car’s value and their opinion of whether they would buy it. Not having a maintenance log kept up to date is going to make a real dent in the car’s value.

You’re not paying enough attention to the details

Even if the car drives fine, people do look at the details. Sometimes they see something that seems minor, but in actuality means that they’re only buying more work when they buy the car. The most common instance of that is a small chip or crack in the windshield. If a buyer sees that, they’re going to think that it’s at risk of growing into a huge crack that could jeopardise the windshield. They’re correct in thinking that, too. Glass restoration services like http://novus.co.nz/ can help you make sure that all the details of the car pass inspection. Don’t forget to detail and wax the car and to clean the interiors, either. It might seem like buyer nit-picking to you, but it really does change their perception on the car.

You’re not selling it very well

It might not have anything to do with the car itself but how you’re trying to sell it. Online is the best marketplace to sell a car on, but it’s also one of the marketplaces where it’s easiest to mess it up and turn people off the car entire. http://www.autoguide.com/ has a lot of useful advice on how you can write a listing that drastically improves the car’s chances of catching some interest. Include all the necessary details and make sure that you take high-quality digital pictures (not on your phone) of the car’s exterior and interior. Failing to do so can make buyers believe you’re trying to hide something about it.

It’s all about presentation. How the car looks, how it feels to drive, and how you advertise it in its listings. As long as you haven’t taken care of those issues, you’re probably going to be waiting longer for offers that don’t match its real value.