Saving Money

Winter is over – Time to spring clean your car! 0

Giving your car the spring clean it deserves takes more than a bucket of soapy water and a sponge. So, how can you go the extra miles and have your car looking like it’s just rolled out of the showroom? Here are a few tips: Don’t clean in extreme heat or direct sunlight. In fairness,(…)

How to save fuel when driving 0

The most obvious way to cut fuel costs is to buy the cheapest petrol and diesel, but there are other things you can do to get more miles out of your tank. Here are our tips to help keep your fuel bills down. Be aerodynamic. Wind resistance increases fuel consumption. Keep your windows closed and(…)

How car servicing can save you money 0

If your engine is healthy, it’s also efficient… To many drivers, the car service is a necessary expense, something that has to be stumped up for each year. But keeping your car in top condition will save you money, not just in the long run either. Here are some basic practical maintenance tips that could(…)

UK’s least reliable used cars 0

For lots of us, buying a used car can be a huge gamble; a giant leap into the unknown with regards to reliability. But it doesn’t have to be like this. Sure, there will always be exceptions to the rule, but by analysis of even the most basic of reliability data, you can get a(…)

The best ways to save money on your car insurance 0

Last year, the average insurance premium rose to £440; the cost of repairs also rose. All things considered, it makes sense to try and find practical methods to reduce our renewal premiums if possible. We’ve compiled some helpful pointers we think could help you achieve this. Pick the lowest insurance group. The band your vehicle(…)

Ten tips on how to save fuel 0

Some of these will be obvious; others less so. Either way, there are plenty of easy ways the British motorist can save fuel costs. And as a wise man/woman once said: “Look after the pennies and the pounds will look after themselves…” Combine your trips. When a car is started from cold, it tends to(…)

How not to get burnt when you’re buying a second hand car 0

Too good to be true? Unfortunately, when it comes to second hand car buying, that’s quite often the case. We all know someone who’s been unlucky/foolish enough to have bought what’s turned out to be a right old banger. There are some good deals out there, but it’s important to know what to look for.(…)

A third of motorists lie to get cheaper car insurance 0

At Servicing Stop, we’re always keeping our eye on interesting developments from the motoring world, and a new survey we’ve commissioned has revealed some truly staggering results. For the survey*, we asked over a thousand motorists questions relating to car maintenance and running costs. The answers we received turned out to be extremely interesting; and(…)

Parking prangs increase by 35% average length of cars grows 0

The steady increase in the amount of cars that are too big for conventional parking bays has led to a huge spike in the amount of minor parking prangs over the past two years, a report has revealed. A 35% increase in bumps, has been fuelled by the increasing amount of drivers purchasing ‘Chelsea tractors’(…)

Posh car capital of the UK revealed as Ely 0

A new study has revealed the startling difference between the values of cars up for sale; depending on what region of the UK you happen to be in. The study, conducted by Wizzle.co.uk – a consumer car selling service – has found Ely in Cambridgeshire, to be the posh capital of UK motoring. Rhondda meanwhile,(…)